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Britain by Granada Television for ITV and first shown in 2002, it is produced by ITV Studios and licensed globally. Viewers vote by phone for a chosen contestant to complete a Bush Tucker Trial and money is raised for charity with a donation being made from every call. The last remaining contestant, after others have been evicted, is declared the winner. Outside broadcasts often involve working in tough environments. High mid-summer temperatures combined with torrential rainfall and extreme humidity make ‘I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!’ location exceptionally challenging, whether from the jungle of Costa Rica or north-east Australia. The 10th UK series, Q4 2010, was the first time the Australian series had been produced in 1080i. The show is filmed near to a town called Murwillumbah in New South Wales, most of the crew staying in  Coolangatta, Queensland, about 45 minutes driving time from site.  Camera Corps technicians David Sisson and Steve Lintern worked with Gearhouse Broadcast staff from October through to December, using remote-controlled cameras to provide round-the-clock video of the jungle camp and walkways.  David and Steve were on site for two weeks for technical rig, one week of rehearsal, three weeks for the show itself and then further week for derig. They later worked on the German version of the show, shot in the same location, so flew home for Christmas and back on 1 January for another four-and-a-half weeks. Murwillumbah was chosen in part because the weather is subject to rainfall so heavy that the New from entire camp is sometimes awash. Biggest single challenge was therefore keeping all the cameras and lenses dry. All the cameras are powered continuously to prevent moisture building up on cold components. Special plastic covers allow air to flow around, keeping vents clear and rain out. Because the show was being shot in HD, optical fibre was used instead of coaxial electrical cable which simply would not have had the signal-carrying capacity.  One year on, high definition has become in effect the new standard definition. We fielded nearly 80 cameras plus controllers, remotely-activated heads and protective covers for the 11th UK series, again at Murwillumbah. In addition to the Q-Ball cameras, Camera Corps MiniShot remote pan-and-tilt heads were used to allow remote control of Hitachi cameras. Toshiba cameras were also used in a variety of applications including ultra-wide angle shots via Theia lenses of the contestents traveling by helicopter prior to sky-diving into the camp.  As ever, the Camera Corps team went equipped with a very wide range of camera mounts and waterproof housings to cater for every scenario from rocky ground and riverbanks to all imaginable varieties of tree. The future of television is anybody’s guess: perhaps going to even higher resolution than 1980  x 1080, perhaps also taking 3D and/or Cinemascope on the way. More important than these technical issues is the need for programme-makers to keep their creative powers sharp both by entertaining and, however gently, educating their viewers. Reality television, at its best, achieves both. LVM-074W The Most Comprehensive 7” HD LCD The LVM-074W features a high-resolution (1024x600) 7” LED backlit LCD panel housed in lightweight (600 grams) yet durable magnesium. Product Highlights � � � � � � � � � � Improved Resolution 1024 x 600 (16:9) White LED Backlight Matte Panel Finish Light, Durable Magnesium Alloy Case (600gms) SDI-to-SDI Active Loop Through HDMI-to-HDMI Active Loop Through HDMI-to-SDI Conversion FLIP & FLOP Wave Form Monitor & Vector Scope Colour Peaking Focus Assist Pyser-SGI Limited Fircroft Way, Edenbridge, Kent, United Kingdom, TN8 6HA Tel: +44(0) 1732 864111 Fax: +44(0) 1732 865544 broadcast@pyser-sgi.com www.pyser-sgi.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 69