Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
30/04/2013

ANTON/BAUER Top London Eye For 'Epic Stunt'

News Image
When Jon Richards, director of a new U.K. television programme chronicling the feats of the well-known daredevil and escape artist Jonathan Goodman, was tasked with capturing an escape from the London Eye for the show’s season finale, he used the new Gold Spectrum Wireless Kit and AB Direct VU handheld confidence monitor/COFDM diversity receiver from Anton/Bauer.
Goodwin was hung upside down and trapped in a straitjacket 200 feet off the ground from one of the London Eye’s capsules, with only minutes to escape from a burning rope attached to the pod.
Richards and his production team used multiple cameras, including three Sony F3 cameras equipped with Sound Devices PIX 240s to maximise the resolution bit rate, Canon 5D Mark IIIs, GoPros and a HELI-cam with a Canon 5D as well.
The Sony F3s were strategically placed on a nearby hotel balcony overlooking the Eye, with one camera placed within Goodwin’s pod, as well as one on the ground to capture the onlookers.
"The technical challenge for me was how could I see what is going on when I’m stuck in the capsule with the stunt team—60 meters off the ground with my cameras a great distance away," says Richards.
Anton/Bauer’s Gold Spectrum Wireless Kit is comprised of the AB-HDTX transmitter, AB-HDRX dual diversity COFDM receiver and/or AB Direct VU handheld receiver/monitor. As part of the system, the AB-HDTX transmitter sends its signal directly to the AB-HDRX dual-diversity receiver or the Direct VU handheld confidence monitor/receiver.
It has an RF output of 100 mW and is capable of accepting a wide range of HD/SD video formats along with embedded audio from the HD-SDI output on the camera.
The use of MPEG-4 compression allows the signal to travel half a mile in line-of-site applications.
A director can monitor different shots and make adjustments in real time from Anton/Bauer’s AB Direct VU—the handheld monitor plus receiver—powered using Anton/Bauer Gold Mounts and batteries.
www.antonbauer.com
(IT/CD)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

27/07/2017
Street CraneXpress Picks Up Prestigious Gold Award
Sheffield-based Street CraneXpress has been presented with a prestigious gold prize at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) award
13/04/2017
JVC JY-HM360 Handheld Camcorder Makes The Perfect Live Event Companion
JVC has introduced the JY-HM360 handheld HD camcorder, ideal for use by event videographers. It features a 1/2.3-inch 18.9 megapixel back-illuminated
16/05/2017
Video Design Selects Marshall Cameras
Video Design has selected the latest Marshall CV 343 CS HD mini cameras to a number of high-profile concerts by rock bands including Lower Than Atlant
31/01/2013
Anton/Bauer Highlights Portable Power Solutions At BVE
Anton/Bauer will exhibit several of its newest portable power solutions for broadcast and production professionals at BVE 2013 (Vitec Videocom Stand F
04/09/2017
QuVu: A New Combination Of Cameras And Prompting
The 'eyeline' shot, where the presenter appears to be looking the viewer in the eye as they read their script, has long been a staple of television pr
04/10/2017
Production News : Andrew Haigh To Write And Direct The North Water
Writer and director Andrew Haigh will adapt and direct The North Water, based on the critically acclaimed novel from Ian McGuire, and produced by See-
25/02/2013
Anton/Bauer To Show New Portable Power Solutions
Anton/Bauer® will exhibit several of its new portable power solutions for broadcast and digital media professionals at CABSAT 2013. Among the products
21/06/2017
Wazee Digital Core Now Allows For Direct Facebook Connection
Wazee Digital has announced the availability of a new option in Wazee Digital Core that allows users to post, revise, and delete digital video content
18/08/2017
PWS Frequency Coordination Services Kicks Into High Gear For 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup
When the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup kicked into action at various venues around the United States, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on location sup
22/08/2013
Anton/Bauer Unveils Broadcast & Cable Portfolio
Anton/Bauer is to demonstrate its newest portable power solutions for at the SET Congress and 22nd edition of the Broadcast & Cable Show (Vitec Videoc
04/04/2013
Anton/Bauer To Showcase Gold Spectrum At NAB
Anton/Bauer has revealed it will showcase its new Anton/Bauer Gold Spectrum™ Wireless Series at the 2013 NAB Show (Vitec Videocom Booth C6025). A coll
13/11/2013
Anton/Bauer To Showcase At CCW
Anton/Bauer is to showcase several of its mobile power solutions at the Vitec Videocom booth (#1031) during Content & Communications World (CCW) 2013.
06/09/2006
BBC Outside Broadcasts’ Special Cameras Team Pioneers HD Onboard Cameras
BBC Outside Broadcasts Special Cameras team recently pioneered HD onboard camera systems for the first time at Goodwood Revival Meeting. The meeting h
28/09/2017
SyncBac PRO Delivers Significant Time Savings On 'Gold Rush'
SyncBac PRO, Timecode Systems' wireless embedded timecode sync solution for GoPro® cameras, has delivered substantial efficiency savings on series eig
03/07/2017
Label 1 Deploys Multiple Canon EOS C300 Mark II Broadcast Cameras
To create the unique behind the scenes look at the UK's National Health Service (NHS) for the series, Hospital, London-based independent television pr