A major UK-based outside broadcast company has chosen Camera Corps Q-Ball compact all-weather robotic pan/tilt/zoom heads as commentator cameras at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. “Q-Ball systems have been installed for the duration of the event, capturing 1080i high-definition live video of the commentary for relay to broadcast networks across the world,” explained Camera Corps Equipment Manager Neil Ashworth. “Each Q-Ball is equipped with Camera Corps optical-fibre transmitter and receiver units linking the commentary studios with the master control room. "In addition to the Q-Ball systems, we have installed Hotshot remotely controlled pan and tilt heads plus Minishots. One Hotshot is mounted on the stadium roof covering the Aorangi terrace and the London skyline. Other Hotshots are located on Centre Court to capture video of the baseline, players’ wives and the royal box. Each Hotshot is equipped with a joystick controller linked via 200 metres of three-pin XLR data control cable. The Minishots each include a Hitachi DK-H32 camera, Camera Corps control joystick plus a switcher box and are being used to televise player arrivals.” www.cameracorps.co.uk
A major UK-based outside broadcast company has chosen Camera Corps Q-Ball compact all-weather robotic pan/tilt/zoom heads as commentator cameras at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.