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20/07/2016

Blackmagic's URSA Mini Used For FanZone Coverage

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Blackmagic Design's URSA Mini 4K and Micro Cinema Camera were recently used to provide live coverage of the Marseille FanZone during the 2016 UEFA European Championships.

The cameras were used by production company Drone Immersion to capture moments within the FanZone. The zone, which was situated close to the Velodrome stadium in the city, featured three large screens and could accommodate for up to 80,000 fans.

Drone Immersion used the Blackmagic camera on the ground to produce a live program of content that was streamed across the city's social networks.

"From the arrival of fans to the singing of national anthems, we were tasked with capturing all the best moments in the build up to and during matches," said Sébastien Luciano, co-founder and editor at Drone Immersion.

Inside the FanZone, Drone Immersion had two camera operators filming on gimbals equipped with the Micro Cinema Camera, while a third operator moved around the crowds with a shoulder mounted URSA Mini 4K shooting handheld material.

"The URSA Mini is currently one of best in the industry in terms of ergonomics, handling and cost-effectiveness. It's well designed, robust and includes all of the features required we require for live production purposes," added Luciano.

Drone Immersion equipped the media platform with two URSA Mini 4K cameras on tripods in order to allow the production team to shoot one-to-one interviews with special guests and fans. Both cameras were equipped with a telephoto lens, enabling the operators to capture additional close up and wide shots of the crowds from a raised vantage point.

Cameras in the crowd, as well as a drone operating above the FanZone, were all linked to a Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K switcher in the media zone using a UAV wireless video link.

The program mix was then encoded in H264 and streamed across the City of Marseille's various social media networks. A copy of the final program mix in ProRes to SSD using Blackmagic's HyperDeck Studio Pro at the same time.

www.blackmagicdesign.com

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