Camera Corps helps change the face of hockey coverage – now in 4K

Camera Corps asked Polecam to help with it’s supply of cameras to the Champions of Hockey games at the Olympic Hockey Park in London, England during June 2016. A 14 camera OB with Timeline and BT Sport. 5 x Toshiba IK-4K minicams were put in as Nectams, Goalcams and a Judgecam. All controlled from a single RCP.

Steve Giles, Marek Jamroz, John Gillan and Steffan Hewitt all provided Polecam Operator services during the two and a half weeks. Dave Sisson of Camera Corps was key and vital in the first few days of rigging – thank you. MiBroadcast provided 4 x 4K fibre systems including 2 x modified Copperheads which also provided power down the SMPTE cable making life much simpler.

Despite horrendous weather conditions, all has been going well, very well in fact…..

Andy Oram, Head of TV and Broadcast at the FIH (Federation of International Hockey) said this of the BT Sport production – “Absolutely brilliant coverage but most of all you have brought a personal touch to Hockey that has never been done before. I cannot thank you enough for all the energy you have put into the coverage over the past week. I know there is another long week ahead but please know that everything is truly appreciated and the international viewing figures and viewing durations are reflecting all your hard work.”

The Polecams have been moved around a lot, not just offering high behind shots but players out of the tunnel, national anthems, crowd shots, ceremonies and beauty shots.

The final week is going on at the moment – for more information check out the 4K and HD transmission on BT Sport.


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