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The next BSI camera at Twickenham was the “MOVI”, a camera designed to be used on a light weight frame with a stabilised gimbal, which always rolls to a level position and provides very useable live shots with the added bonus of camera control and Iris control. This camera can also be anchored under a drone Match detail from mobile cameras Three of BSI’s own Real Freedom RF systems, two handheld and the third on a Steadicam rig, were used for the roving cameras and close-up shots around the pitch. They have full camera control, and operate in the 1080p50 3G format. This is a higher quality video format compared to the standard 1080i signal which can be up-scaled to 4k for live transmission, but is easily handled by the existing mixers – a practical hybrid solution for 4k at this stage in its evolution. With these, BSI also provided two wireless HD return vision monitors to show the programme feed to the presenters. The backbone infrastructure was a fibre network with multiple receive points, one each side of the stadium plus external sites – each with dual receive antennas transporting the RF signals from all the various camera systems including – the radio cameras, the line-out camera, the ref-Cam, and the FS700 SloMo cameras – all down the fibre network. All of the mobile cameras and RF infrastructure at Twickenham were BSI’s own products, designed and built in-house. The success of the event is highly significant for BSI, which has just re-organised to re-focus on the European broadcast hire market, and specifically live sports and entertainment. BSI’s Technical Director Tony Valentino explains: “The Real Freedom systems are fully integrated, with camera control, return vision and telemetry built in, so they are very easy to use – which is great for the production companies. All of the RF systems at Twickenham were from our own stock of systems designed and built in house. This was a 4k production, and it was also the first major event since our company’s re-organisation and a new management line-up in the UK.” Tony Valentino is Technical Director of Broadcast Sports Inc. (BSI) which hires specialist camera and audio equipment for television broadcasting. For more information, please see broadcastsportsinc.com KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 115 JULY 2016 | 67