Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
06/12/2016

Real Freedom: Wireless Camera System With Internal Antenna

News Image
BSI UK, the European business of Broadcast Sports Inc., specialist provider of wireless cameras and microphones for live broadcast, reveals a ground breaking change in the design of their Real Freedom RF camera system.

The system's antenna is now fully integrated inside the camera back unit, so there is no external antenna protruding to get in the way whilst filming. This is a key upgrade to BSI's system which already provides 1080p50 3G video output and integrated camera control.

BSI has changed the design of the system to streamline the camera when it is operating in wireless mode with the transmitter attached.

Integrating the antenna inside the unit immediately changes the usability and artistic capability of the camera, and allows the operator far more freedom of movement. It enables some new sweeping and twisting shots, and the camera can even be fully rotated in operation – hence the name Real Freedom. This streamlined system is ideal for music shows and studios as well as live sports and news.

The Real Freedom system comprises a camera back transmitter, a receiver unit and up to eight down-converter receive antennas with integrated camera control data.

Designed with the hire customer in mind, the receiver features a simple GUI (graphic user interface) with easy adjustment for the main system parameter's including frequencies, 2GHz, 3GHz and 7GHz, DVB-T/T2 modulation and 1080p50 3G decoding ideal for 4k upscaling.

At the receiver, a 5 inch colour panel displays the video, and the GUI shows a connection map including audio peak meters and other key parameters, whilst the integrated camera control feature allows the OB to configure the data transmitters and fine-tune the image remotely without using any additional cables.

BSI provides the Real Freedom system as a flexible package which can be deployed as required.

Commenting, BSI's Technical Director Tony Valentino says: "For years everyone has been using external antennas that can get in the way, and are easily broken. This new design is far more useable and we are using it for the Aviva Premiership Rugby with millions of people viewing every week, so it's ready for hire with or without a BSI engineer."

The camera operators have commented: "This system feels just like a normal line camera but without the cable."

www.broadcastsportsinc.com

(JP/LM)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

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

29/09/2017
ARRI ALEXA Camera System Wins Engineering Emmy
The Television Academy announced the recipients of the 69th Engineering Emmy® Awards. ARRI is pleased to be recognized with the most prestigious telev
05/06/2017
The Vortex Aerial Camera System By Cammotion
The Vortex Aerial Camera System is a completely unique and one-off piece of kit designed for on-camera vertical tracking from the ground up to 100 fee
03/05/2017
AJA Video Systems Unveils New Features Of RovoCam Camera System
AJA Video Systems has unveiled new features of its RovoCam Camera System. At NAB 2017, the company revealed details of its RovoCam compact block camer
30/11/2017
BSI Deploys 4K Wireless Camera System In Live Production
BSI has completed a series of live tests with a 4K version of its wireless camera system. While most prime time sports events in the UK already air in
02/08/2017
RED Raven Camera Kit Available Exclusively From Apple Store
RED Digital Cinema has revealed its RED RAVEN Camera Kit is now available to purchase at Apple.com. As RED's most compact camera BRAIN, weighing at ju
02/03/2020
Icon Media Installs GB Labs' FastNAS F-8 Nitro Shared Storage System
GB Labs has announced that Icon Media, Hollywood, California, has installed GB Labs' FastNAS F-8 Nitro shared storage system. Co-founded by CEO Jay Sh
07/01/2020
Playbox Neo Completes Playout System Upgrade For Olympusat
Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler has applauded PlayBox Neo’s completion of a large-scale playout system upgrade for Olympusat, a leading provider of broadcast
30/10/2017
TV Academy Honours ARRI ALEXA Camera System
At the 69th Engineering Emmy® Awards Ceremony in Hollywood, the Television Academy recognized ARRI with the most prestigious television accolade for o
13/03/2020
DTS1800 Fibre System For Live Events
Digital Television Systems have over 25 years' experience in Camera Control Systems. No wonder the DTS1800 Fibre System is the preferred Multi Camera
12/09/2019
OConnor Launches Innovative Camera Support System
OConnor has unveiled a new camera support system that combines the precision and versatility of the company's fluid heads with the unique speed of flo
10/09/2019
ITV Studios Acquires Over 20 Sony HDC-3500 System Camera Chains
ITV Studios has acquired 21 Sony HDC-3500 system camera chains supplied by broadcast and film industry equipment provider, Top-Teks. The 2/3-inch 4K C
20/01/2020
Presteigne Broadcast Hire Acquires Dante Based Intercom System
Presteigne Broadcast Hire has invested in its first Dante based Intercom system and chose a set of Studio Technologies products. Studio Technologies o
20/04/2018
Robycam Cable Camera System Used For Football Match Broadcast
The Robycam cable camera system has been used by German public broadcaster ZDF to produce an international football match between Germany and Brazil.
10/08/2016
Ross Video Unveils Acid Camera System
The high spec Acid Camera systems set a new standard for finely etched imagery. They have been designed by Ross for a heightened visual experience tha
13/03/2012
Vitec GTC Awards 2012 Nominees Announced
The Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) has announced the shortlist for the Vitec GTC Awards 2012. The awards will be presented at the IET Austin Cour