French Open 2018: Sony 4K cameras for France Télévisions’ coverage
France Télévisions is again utilising Sony’s HDC-4300 system cameras to deliver simultaneous production in 4K, HDR and HD from the Philippe-Chatrier central court at Roland Garros, Paris.
The PWS-4500, Sony’s new 4K live production server, is also being used in France Télévisions’ infrastructure for 4K ISO recording, provided by Video-Plus rental facility. The 4K stream is available to CANAL+ and Eurosport subscribers in order to deliver uncompromised experience to tennis enthusiasts across Europe.
To deliver enhanced coverage from the Court Annexes the service facility Gearhouse France has worked in collaboration with rental company Genitech. They have chosen Sony’s BRC-H800 robotic cameras in conjunction with RM-IP500 remote controller once again, recognising its ability to handle high dynamic “sunny” conditions.
Designed for unattended operation, BRC-H800 is a compact but powerful PTZ robotic camera and an ideal complement to other broadcast cameras for capturing images in hard-to-reach positions.
Exclusively for the French Open, Eurosport has launched a new 4K channel, Eurosport 4K. Broadcasting in 4K from the centre court, Eurosport 4K is airing in the UK, via Sky Q and Virgin TV, and in France (CANAL+), Germany (HD+) and Spain (Orange).