Germany’s _wige SOLUTIONS boosts sports coverage with extra Hitachi cameras
The latest units will be used to equip a new mid-sized OB vehicle, PU3, that will provide additional coverage at large-scale sporting events, adding interviews and tailored coverage to the main sports action.
The new truck carries up to eight SK-HD1000 cameras with fibre transmission. Meuspath-based _wige SOLUTIONS will use the vehicle to deliver ‘fan TV’ coverage at virtually all football matches played by both the men’s and women’s German football teams, as well as coverage of major motor sports.
The need to provide intuitive, freelancer-friendly operation and excellent HD picture quality in variable lighting conditions – including areas away from the pitch used for interviews – informed the selection of the SK-HD1000s.
Gerald Frank, sales manager for _wige SOLUTIONS, comments: “Like any broadcast facilities company we are judged by our ability to deliver the highest quality standards at a price that matches our client’s budget. We carefully evaluated all the manufacturers of top-end system cameras, and we are convinced that the Hitachi SK-HD1000 delivers the right price-performance ratio for our demanding clients.”
Cemal Yilmaz, general manager, sales & marketing at Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe, adds: “We are very pleased to continue our excellent relationship with _wige SOLUTIONS. The design of our camera is focused on what people need: operational simplicity for the cameraman, and image excellence for the engineer and the client. Add in good support from the global Hitachi organisation and a strong future-proofing strategy, and the SK-HD1000 camera is the right choice for broadcast production facilities like _wige SOLUTIONS.”