Robycam Germany covers ESL One Dota 2 eSports tournament and Intel Extreme Masters

Robycam Germany’s cable camera system was used to cover the ESL One Dota 2 eSports tournament and Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland, from 22 February to 3 March.

On the main stage 12 teams fought for the title of Dota 2 Champion. Around 18,000 visitors followed the battles live in the Spodek Arena, while several million watched the event streamed over the internet.

Robycam Germany used the biggest Robycam system so far during the event in the Spodek Arena. Rigging points for the winches were placed to the right and left of the stage and on the tiers so the Robycam could fly over the entire stage and auditorium.

The Robycam Germany team used a Grass Valley LDX 86 N Compact camera, to aid with the internet streaming of the event. All video signals were produced throughout the entire production chain in 59.94p and also played out on the screens in the arena.

The Robycam system uses four real time controlled automatic winches and a sophisticated motion control system that allows for millimetre accurate and fast camera movements, up to 8ms in all axes is possible.

The largest system has an operating radius of more than 250m x 250m and the system is fully redundant (UPS units on each computer).

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