Broadcast RF deploys Vislink HCAM wireless camera system at Arsenal vs Chelsea
Telegenic and BT Sport gave Broadcast RF an opportunity to put the Vislink HCAM system through its paces at the Women’s Super League match, Chelsea vs Arsenal, at the Kingsmeadow Stadium, London, on Sunday 7th January 2018.
The UHD wireless camera system comprised a Sony PMW-F55, which provided 4K UHD video, and was controlled with the normal Sony camera control ‘racking’ system. The UHD RF system linked into the existing wireless camera infrastructure and operated exactly like a normal touchline camera.
“We have 28 HCAM HEVC wireless camera systems on order, and to see one operational in a live environment this weekend was brilliant. The UHD pictures in the truck looked fantastic; so good that at one point it even had a stint as an 18-yard camera, which completely exceeded our expectations on its first outing,” said Chris Brandrick, Broadcast RF Commercial Director.
“We’d like to thank Telegenic and BT Sports for allowing us to test this, and look forward to another outing next weekend at Wembley for the Tottenham vs Everton match live on BT Sport.”
Martyn Edwards, Telegenic OB Unit Manager for the match, commented: “Having evaluated the UHD RF camera during our rig day, I had no hesitation in offering the UHD wireless camera output to the match director to be included in the live cut. Broadcast RF’s impressive UHD wireless delivery with low latency surpassed our expectancy. I look forward to using the UHD wireless system from Broadcast RF in the near-future.”