Movicom enhances production of the Supercoppa Italiana 2021 with cable-camera super effects
At the Sony PS5 Supercoppa Italiana 2021 football tournament on 20 January, Movicom was contracted to provide specialty cameras to cover the pitch from above.
The rematch between Serie A champions Juventus and Coppa Italia winners Napoli was played at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore in Italy.
As a services provider for the Supercoppa Italiana 2021, Movicom was asked to provide its Robyline point-to-point system to fly over the football pitch. Robyline was used mostly for the match replays.
“And the last one was wonderful!” said Popi Bonnici, the Lega Serie A Italian football director that requested a flying camera above the pitch for the match.
Robyline is a classic point-to-point robotic cable camera. Fast acceleration and a speed of 16mps make it suitable for panoramic shots and dynamic high-speed coverage. The new system is built around Movicom’s modern direct-drive R3 gyro-stabilised headline. Video and data transmission is delivered via RF with no signal loss, even at very long distances.
The Motion Control System software that runs the model allows operators to record camera movements, then reproduce and even adjust these recorded flying paths. The new system is quicker to rig than its predecessor, which was appreciated by the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore team, as the rigging of the full set up was accomplished in just one day.
Commented Simone de Lella, COO at Movicom: “All in all, that was a great start for the new year. We are proud to provide technology that can enhance the viewer experience and at least offer the audience a diverting consolation for missing a live game. A special thanks to Popi Bonnici for his fantastic idea and for trusting Movicom in this exciting challenge to use the Robyline as the PS5 Cam of the match.
“It’s the first time in Europe when we had views similar to Sony PS5 Videogame replays in football live production. We are also very appreciative of Lega Serie A for having chosen Movicom as the supplier of this important special camera view.”
Movicom’s Italian team was also asked to provide behind the goal cameras with its standard Polecam kit. A regular equipment pack consists of the Polecam Antelope Ultra or Nano camera, a small gyro-stabilised head Robyhead XS (developed by Movicom) and Movilink fibre optic converters (developed by Movicom) with an Antelope OCP in the OB van.
Additionally, Movicom staff provided digital overlay services in partnership with Aim Sport, a virtual advertising technology and solutions developer.