RTBF Belgium in Sony camera order

Sony Professional has announced a new collaboration with RTBF (Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, the Belgian French-speaking broadcast network) by supplying over 50 studio cameras over the next four years. Until now, RTBF has worked exclusively with Grass Valley for the products installed in its studios and OB vans.

Now, the network has joined forces with Sony and chosen 50 HDC-2570 models, a multi-format HD portable system camera with a digital triax transmission interface, and the HKC-T1500 extension adaptor. RTBF has opted for this solution because it includes advanced technologies for studio cameras and offers excellent image quality without causing obstruction during mobile use. RTBF camera people want to be able to use shoulder cameras on a daily basis to obtain their images.

The main benefit for RTBF is using the ‘split camera’. The camera operator can carry the lightweight camera head on his or her shoulder, while connecting to the HDC-2570 fixed camera via the extension adaptor, which is located in the motorbike compartment. The camera operator therefore benefits from freedom of movement and is able to capture unique footage, particularly at sporting events such as the Tour de France.

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