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Canon Lenses Record The Swimming Records

The World Swimming Championships 2009 in Rome were shot mostly on Canon OB lenses.
The World Swimming Championship 2009 in Rome was a record-breaking triumph. 175 participating countries. 2500 athletes. 43 world records broken. All broadcast perfectly worldwide.
RAI - Radio Televisione Italiana - as host broadcaster, enjoyed the congratulations of the FINA organisers and of international broadcasters for their coverage of the event, with more than one hundred hours of live transmissions in HD 1080/50i.
Canon Broadcast also led the field with a record - of providing more than 90% of the lenses used by the main HD OB vans shooting the games.
In particular RAI, on the two new OB units Milano 2 and Roma 4, used 26 cameras, all exclusively with Canon HD lenses.
And there were several other broadcasters and production companies in Rome using exclusively Canon HD lenses.
They included:
  • Frame SpA, with 12 cameras, all with Canon lenses (3 XJ 100x stabilised, 4 XJ 72x, 2 HJ11x4.76)
  • Vision High Definition TV London, for NBC, with 4 Canon XJ 86x and 2 Canon HD 22x
  • Asahi TV Japan, with 2 Canon HD 27x and 2 40x EFP HD stabilised
  • Camera Corps, who chose Canon for several of their special remote cameras
  • Trans Audio Video supported the event, not only as distributor of Canon in Italy, but also with a series of solutions for underwater shots, with camera supports and matte boxes, with polarisers for light reflections at night
So, for Canon and Trans Audio Video, the World Swimming Competition 2009 in Rome set yet another record of reliability: once again all the lenses and equipment used in the field performed perfectly - without any assistance!
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