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30/06/2008

Camera Corps For Beijing

The Shepperton-based company, Camera Corps is heading for the Beijing Games in August following a preliminary site survey in March.
The company will be fielding over 200 HD camera systems, 18 motorised tracking systems, plus remote heads and large camera cranes on behalf of the host broadcaster.
The full inventory of equipment being installed for the event includes high-level cranes, horizontal and vertical tracking cameras, underwater cameras and bull's-eye-mounted archery target cameras.
"This year's Games will be the first of their kind to be televised entirely in 1080i," commented Laurie Frost, Managing Director of Camera Corps.
"The need for full HD introduced some tough challenges but we were able to build on our experience of working at many other very large-scale sports and OB events.
"Over the years, we have supplied cameras and equipment to the host broadcasters at four Olympics, two Winter Olympics, three Commonwealth Games, two European Football Championships, two World Cups, two World Swimming Championships and two Goodwill Games.
"Sports events are high-stress experiences not just for the competitors but for the television crews.
"Our installation and production team expands during large-scale events from eight full-time staff to as many as 200 specialists, including rock climbers able to establish camera positions in practically any location.
"Camera Corps' equipment and crews will be at almost every participating venue in China. We are also providing all of the speciality cameras and beauty cameras for the Equestrian Events which are to be staged in Hong Kong.
"The output from our 200-plus cameras will be routed to the host broadcaster who will in turn provide television feeds to the various national broadcasters chosen by the event organisers to provide regional coverage.
"The inventory of cameras to be positioned in and around Beijing includes 39 Camera Corps HD Minizoom, 68 Hitachi, four Iconix and four Toshiba. An Abakus fisheye stadium lens will be installed above the Velodrome at Shi Jing Shan to cover the 250 metre circumference cycle track.
"We will also be capturing archery from the sharp end using a custom-built lens in the bull's-eye," said Mr Frost.
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