Recent Posts by David Fox

World Cup Final takes bow in UHD HEVC

The FIFA World Cup final was viewable in Ultra HD in London on Sunday to members of the public at the Vue Westfield cinema, following a successful trial before an invited audience for the Germany-France quarter-final. The final was the third match from the World Cup that Sony has produced in UHD, and “is the […]  More

Inside Wembley: Froch-Groves 2 packs a punch for Sky Sports

The Froch v Groves rematch was one of the biggest boxing matches in UK television history. You’d have to go back to 1939 for a fight that attracted more than the 80,000+ spectators that turned up at Wembley Stadium, and a million or more watched on Sky Sports Box Office. However, while the week-long build […]  More

StypeGrip brings augmented reality to Heineken Cup

Sky Sports used Vizrt graphics and StypeGrip 3D virtual studio technology to create innovative augmented-reality graphics to its presentation of the Heineken Cup rugby final. The StypeGrip tracking software allowed the graphics to be locked to the movements of the remote camera head, however it was panned, tilted or zoomed. Sky had used the system […]  More

Live from Cardiff: Heineken Cup rugby bows out with a final flourish

Europe’s top rugby competition finished at the weekend, when the last ever Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cups took place in Cardiff, under the watchful eye of host broadcaster, Sky Sports, to be superseded by the European Rugby Champions Cup next year. Although the new European competitions have to be shared with BT Sport, Sky will […]  More

New cameras get a bit of that 4K magic

There is set to be a huge increase in the number of 4K broadcast cameras this year, with introductions from AJA Video Systems, Blackmagic Design, JVC and Panasonic. Part II of David Fox’ analysis of new camera systems takes a close look at the Blackmagic Ursa and Studio Camera models – and plans by Arsenal […]  More

High-speed cameras go to Xtremes for sports broadcast operators

There were notable additions in the high-speed camera stakes at NAB, including new models from Grass Valley and Panasonic. In a unique two part look at key camera developments at this year’s NAB, leading broadcast acquisition writer David Fox takes us through some key camera launches and how they are already being used by some […]  More