Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
03/07/2017

Label 1 Deploys Multiple Canon EOS C300 Mark II Broadcast Cameras

News Image
To create the unique behind the scenes look at the UK's National Health Service (NHS) for the series, Hospital, London-based independent television production company, Label1 deployed multiple Canon EOS C300 Mark II professional broadcast cameras.

Having been used during the production of the first series, the EOS C300 Mark II was again brought in to capture everyday life throughout the Imperial Trust's five London hospitals for the new series. The first episode aired on BBC Two on 20 June.

Throughout the production, producers set out to make a programme that was candid and bold and featured hospital staff dealing with real issues of working in the National Health Service. The first episode of series two documented how St Mary's Hospital in Paddington dealt with victims from the March 2017 Westminster terror attack.

Producers at Label1 wanted to mirror the high-intensity nature of the NHS so implemented a very fast turnaround production workflow. Operators using the EOS C300 Mark II were able to capture content quickly while remaining unobtrusive and getting the highest-quality images possible. The series were shot with seven two-person camera teams consisting of a self-shooting producer/director and an assistant producer.

The EOS C300 Mark II cameras were operated hand held for the majority of the shoots. This meant that users had easier access to more sensitive areas of the hospital with patients and their families, but could still capture visually rich imagery.

To accompany the cameras, all the programme's producers were given Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lenses to use as standard. The EF 24-105mm features Canon's three-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) which makes it ideal for the kind of handheld work needed throughout Hospital. This let the operators use shutter speeds of up to three stops slower than normal with no increased image blur from camera shake. Williamson said the lens operated really well in Hospital’s “fast-moving environments likes the Major Trauma centre.”

The four episodes of series two of Hospital are currently airing weekly on Monday nights on BBC Two.

www.canon.co.uk
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

27/10/2017
Agile Remote Cameras Launches New PTZ Cameras & Controller
Agile Remote Cameras has announced the launch of two new PTZ cameras, each with a unique modular design, plus a desktop camera controller. The ARC360
15/06/2017
Production News : Ripper Street Returns For Final Series
Ripper Street is to return to BBC Two for its fifth – and final – series, it has been announced. The previous season introduced a new serial killer to
31/05/2017
Production News : Sky Atlantic To Launch New Series Of Riviera
Sky Atlantic is to launch a new series of Riviera, a 10-part drama created by Oscar-winning writer and director, Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, The Bor
25/05/2017
Production News : E4 Commissions New Series Of 'Don't Tell The Bride'
E4 has announced the commission of 18 new episodes of the show which sees grooms take control of their wedding day leaving the bride -to-be clinging t
27/03/2017
Production News : Channel 4 Announces New Docu-Drama Series Nightmares
Channel 4 has announced the commission of Nightmares, to be produced by Eleven; a docu-drama series will depict chilling tales of real life horror sto
21/03/2017
Production News : BBC Announce Series Dedicated To Victoria Wood
BBC One has commissioned a new series that will look back and celebrate Victoria Wood. The late comedian, writer and actress had a career spanning fou
16/03/2017
Production News : Still Game To Return For New Series
BBC one has announced that comedy series Still Game has been commissioned for a new series. The news follows the show's successful return to televisio
05/10/2017
Production News : ITV Announces New Consumer Series
ITV has announced details of a new three-part series, How To Spend It Well At Christmas (W/T). The consumer series will be hosted by Phillip Schofield
29/09/2017
Production News : Porridge Returns For Full Series
A new series of the classic sitcom Porridge has been announced by the BBC following the successful airing of a special broadcast last year. Kevin Bish
20/09/2017
Wohler Demonstrate iAM Series
Wohler Technologies recently demonstrated the iAM range of adaptable units at IBC2017, including iAM-Audio and iAM-Mix. All iAM Series monitors – iAM-
10/08/2017
Production News : Dragons' Den Returns For New Series
BBC Two has announced that Dragons' Den is to return for a fifteenth series. The latest run of 14 episodes will commence on Sunday, 20 August. Peter J
09/08/2017
Filming The Bees Nees Music Series 'Seirm'
In January each year, Glasgow plays host to the Celtic music festival Celtic Connections. The festival is held over many venues and features musicians
07/08/2017
Production News : New Series Of Celebs Go Dating Confirmed
E4 has confirmed that reality television show, Celebs Go Dating, is to return for a third series. The latest offering will see seven more famous faces
02/08/2017
Production News : Filming Begins On New S4C And BBC Wales Crime Series
Filming has started on a new eight-part crime series, 'Hidden/Craith', in Snowdonia, North Wales. The show will premiere in the Welsh language on S4C
01/08/2017
Clear-Com's LQ Series Making New Communication Connections
Clear-Com has announced that it will present the latest updates to its LQ Series of IP interfaces at IBC 2017. The enhanced LQ Series adds SIP capabil