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28/06/2013

Camera Corps' Q-Ball At SW19

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Camera Corps is providing its robotic cameras and control systems for this year's coverage of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.
Q-Ball remotely controlled pan/tilt/zoom/focus cameras, MiniShot remote pan/tilt heads with Hitachi DKH-100 cameras, long-range optical and electro-optical video/audio links, joystick control panels and RCP remote camera control panels have been installed for the duration of the event.
"Our involvement with the Lawn Tennis Championships has increased steadily year on year since we first provided MiniShot robotic pan/tilt heads and cameras in comcam roles 2003," says Equipment Manager Neil Ashworth.
"The cameras and supporting equipment have become much more compact over the past decade. Q-Ball heads will be used this year to televise the commentators. MiniShots will be installed in the players' lounge to cover the action between games. Venue-wide images will be sourced from HotShot heads mounted on and above the canopy. The entire production is in digital high-definition so we have installed a combination of single-mode optical and Simply SMPTE dual-mode electro-optical long-range links between the cameras and the control areas. Nick Bonner and Ben Elms from our Brooklands headquarters were at Wimbledon for initial rigging, Nick remaining there for the duration."
The Camera Corps rental fleet includes remote heads such as Minishots and HotShots, a wide range of HD cameras and lenses, plus the Q-Ball, Q-Ball Preset and RF Q-Ball family of all-weather ultra-compact remote pan/tilt/zoom/focus cameras.
Fully remote weatherproof camera systems and remotely controlled underwater systems, in-goal cameras, com-cams and long-range optical/hybrid links complement the fleet.
www.cameracorps.co.uk
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