Ferrari’s very own Mugello Circuit made its debut in last year’s Formula 1 championships. Set in the Tuscan countryside, this was the perfect setting for Ferrari’s 1000th F1 championship race & the Italian track didn’t disappoint. Although opening in 1974, Mugello had never hosted a Formula 1 grand prix and therefore needed to have the proper measures installed regarding track safety, security and control.
Ferrari needed a high quality, cost effective solution that could capture in 4K and be capable of providing crisp and clear broadcast quality images for their safety, security and control teams at the circuit. Marcam Europe were able to tick all the boxes in which Mugello were looking for & provided & installed over 40 of Marshall’s CV630-IP and CV420-18X, including weatherproof housings and controllers.
The Marshall CV630-IP Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Camera captures crisp UHD video combined with smooth PTZ camera positioning and 30X optical zoom for a versatile networked video solution. The CV630-IP packs a powerful 8-megapixel 1/2.5″ sensor capturing up to Ultra-HD 3840x2160p video, with support for HD 1920x1080p and 1280x720p.
The Marshall CV420-18X is a compact Zoom Block 18x 4K camera that offers durability and performance. The CV420-18X features a wide range of crystal clear 4K, UHD and HD selections in 4096x2160p, 3840x2160p, 1920x1080p, 1280x720p and interlaced with 1920x1080i.
Given how the past year has been affected by the global pandemic and the timescale we and our trusted Italian integrator were given, we knew the importance of meeting such a tight delivery schedule. However, being the European master distributor for all Marshall cameras, lenses and associated accessories, MarCam Europe rose to the occasion, as did our Italian integrator and of course the Marshall cameras too. Together we successfully helped get Ferrari and the Mugello Circuit ready for the championships on Ferrari’s 1000th race on the F1 grid. A race that we can all agree and say unfolded as one of the best of the 2020 F1 season.
With over 40 cameras successfully installed around the track, weatherproof dome housings for the CV630-IP PTZ cameras were also installed alongside Marshall Controllers for both sets of cameras. The installation, quality and economics of using Marshall cameras together with the advice & support supplied by MarCam Europe at Mugello hasn’t gone unnoticed, with other major sporting venues already looking at the Mugello circuit’s brand new camera set-up as the new standard for their own venues.
All photos are courtesy of Mugello Circuit.