By: SVG Staff
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 1:12 am
SIS Live, working with ITV Sport, took two of Editec’s I-MOVIX Sprintcams to Bucharest, Romania, to add ultra-slow-motion replay facilities to the Europa League finals. Editec supplied on-site support for the event to assist with installation and technical familiarisation.
Since the I-MOVIX Sprintcam appeared in the UK, ITV Sport have been keen to use either one or two cameras on their major football events, dependent on budget.
“These cameras are a joy to operate, and the images provided stole the show,” says specialty cameraman Ben Seaman, who operated one of the cameras in Bucharest. “I am amazed that these cameras perform so well under evening lighting conditions. This technology has certainly moved on over the past couple of years. We managed to shoot up to 450 fps on this job. Until the Sprintcam came along, hi-mo would simply not have been even thought of for evening matches.”
For the second season running, ESPN has also used the I-MOVIE Sprintcam Vvs to shoot FA Cup promotional material at the FA Cup final. The Vvs system provided dual outputs, enabling the promo producer to clip and store replays at varying shooting speeds, all images being recorded onto a solid-state flash device.
At the same time, the main OB truck — provided by OB-facilities supplier SIS LIVE — had an EVS server recording the replay output such that the ultra-slow-motion images could be used in the live programme for analysis and montage purposes.
Steve Cotterill, MD of Editec, says, “We are pleased to be a contributor to the continuing I-MOVIX success story.”
Editec has supplied I-MOVIX SprintCam systems to broadcasters in the UK since the product line was launched, working with key players on ultra-slow-motion coverage of events in the UK and worldwide, including darts, Formula 1 racing, Hickstead show jumping, boxing, Premier League football, the Heineken Cup, international rugby, Cartier Polo finals, and Saudi Premiere League football.
The I-MOVIX range of products are designed specifically for extreme slow motion and have been received with great acclaim by both sports and commercial customers worlwide. With quick installation and user-friendly custom-designed control panels, the camera runs off a standard SMPTE fibre and takes broadcast B4 mount lenses. For film use, an adapter enables any PL mount lens to be used.