Broadcast Rental adds Sony Slo-Mo to fleet

Netherlands: Broadcast Rental has announced the addition of the extremely popular Sony HDC-3300R super motion camera to its expanding fleet of specialist cameras.

Able to capture 3x speed at full HD resolution, the HDC-3300R is an increasingly popular choice for sports broadcasting throughout Europe, and is even being used on 3D shoots. It’s an extremely adaptable unit: the CCU connects to the camera via optical fibre, allowing cable runs of up to 2500 metres, while it also crucially provides real-time, normal-speed images. “This output is available simultaneously with the Super Motion output, allowing users to employ the HDC-3300R for both slow-motion and standard shooting purposes for increased versatility,” comments BR’s Geert Paul Slee.

Slee reports that interest do far has come from broadcasters and production companies covering all sorts of fast-moving sports, and the unit has so far been used on everything from Champion’s League football to the World Table Tennis Championships, with its most recent gig working on the Tour de France.

“Together with the Sony HDLA 1505 supporting a HDVF-EL75 7.4-inch OLED viewfinder and a EVS XT[2]+ server it’s a unique and powerful combination,” he says. “There is no extra cabling to consider – it works like a dock station – and it maximises available camera positions. On top of that it is also very reliable, and that, as always, is the key for successful OB.”

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