ACS hoists first Cineflex Pro+ for Wimbledon tennis coverage
Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) has become the first customer for the new Cineflex Pro+ gimbal, making its debut at the Wimbledon Championships.
This new addition to ACS’ specialist cameras is currently delivering the iconic ‘aerial’ hoist shots of the All England Club in UHD/HDR for the first time. Following this, it will be used on one of the ACS ground tracks at a major European sports event in August to deliver tracking shots in simultaneous live and HFR (SSM) output highlighting the versatility of the system in a range of applications.
The system is fitted with the Grass Valley LDX-C86N compact camera and Canon CJ45 lens. The lens is the first of its kind in Europe. This new acquisition joins ACS’ family of high performance stabilised gimbals which include Cineflex and Shotover F1 systems.
Operations Director Dave Whitlock commented “We’re delighted to add the Cineflex Pro+ to our inventory of stabilised gimbals. We’ve made some significant investments in equipment this year, recognising the growing demand for 4K UHD formats.
“These include Sony HDC- P43 cameras to complement our SMARThead remote head packages first used for the coverage of the Royal Wedding in May and currently at Wimbledon for Centre Court UHD/HDR coverage. These strategic purchases mean that ACS is now able to offer our customers the option of 4K UHD delivery in the majority of our specialist cameras.”