Sony cameras, switchers, monitors, and audio gear all over NBC Olympics coverage
NBC Olympics has the largest-scale production of any rights-holder on hand at the Sochi Winter Games and Sony is providing a range of HD production technology the Peacock for its coverage. NBC Olympics is using more than 70 Sony HD studio and portable field cameras – a combination of the XDCAM and HDC models (XDCAM PDW-F800, PMW-400, PMW-200, PWM-320, and HDC-2500), as well as P/T/Z cameras (BRC-H700, BRC-H900). For the Sochi Games, NBC is also using Sony’s F55 4K camera to capture footage at various event venues. NBC crews will use the Sony cameras to capture events and record athlete arrivals, interviews, press conferences and other assignments that require studio and portable recording and capture.
NBC is using Sony’s MVS production switcher technology – both the MVS-6530 and MVS-7000X versions – to handle feeds from each sports venue to the International Broadcast Center (IBC), and also to originate HD cable coverage on its various networks.
NBC will also use more than 500 Sony professional monitors, a combination of its professional LCD video production and public displays and hundreds of the TRIMASTER EL OLED monitors (BVM and PVM series) for critical evaluation.
“We are pleased to be working once again with Sony, and we are confident their HD production equipment and expertise will help NBC Olympics bring home the best images possible from the Games,” says David Mazza, SVP, Engineering, NBC Olympics. “Sony’s support is unsurpassed, and the best-of-class stability of Sony broadcast equipment allows our staff to focus on the task of bringing home the best stories to all our viewers watching the Games on the networks of NBCUniversal.
Sony’s presence with NBC in Sochi is not just limited to the video side, however. Professional audio products, including the ECM Series lavalier and electret condenser microphones, are also on hand.
To keep everything running smoothly until the Closing Ceremony, Sony’s Professional Services Group is deploying an extensive network of resources to provide 24/7 support for all broadcasting equipment and operations for NBC Olympics’ Sochi Games coverage. Sony’s Systems Solutions team has once again been selected to integrate NBC’s IBC facility and its studios in Sochi.
This is the 8th consecutive Games that Sony has provided support for NBC.
“For each Games, the production requirements increase and become more complex as TV viewers now expect a dynamic and immersive entertainment experience, especially when it comes to sports,” says Alec Shapiro, President of Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America group. “The equipment we will have on the ground in Sochi, from our HD production technology and newest 4K cameras – is the perfect combination of technology to meet NBC’s challenging schedules and deliver the highest-quality images and performance.”