Archive for March, 2012
Steadi Facilities have recently provided an RF camera for the two-day Spring/Summer Fashion Show event at the Trafford Centre, Manchester.
Using our Boxx Meridian Outside Broadcast kit, we provided coverage on both upper and lower levels of the shopping malls. The fashion shows themselves were viral ‘pop-up’ style events, interacting with shoppers and retailers, with dance routines designed to show off the latest styles.
Pictures from the RF camera went back to our OB receiver, and set to the gallery via our triax-coax adapter kit, which allows us to use triax cable as a conventional video line for SDI or composite. The Trafford Centre has 14 triax points which were built into the centre when it was constructed, upto the gallery at the top of the building. From there, fiber links send pictures to the Big Screen, which is an LED wall in the Orient section. Our triax-coax adapters allow us to use the installed cabling, and avoid the need for lengthly cable runs in public areas, and our RF kit allowed us to broadcast images from inside stores and out on the malls.
In March, Jason Torbitt operated Steadicam, with assistant / Focus Puller Jonathan Galione, for the BBC’s coverage of the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, live on BBC 1 Scotland.
The match between Celtic and Kilmarnock, produced a surprise result for many, with Kilmarnock winning the game 1-0 thanks to a goal in the 82nd minute from Van Tournhout, which avoided the need for possible extra time and penalties.
We were one of two Steadicams for the match (the other being John Richards with Max McNally Focus Pulling) and our coverage included teams out, managers handshake, touchline coverage during the match. After the match, whilst the other Steadicam was used for post-match interviews, our Steadicam coverage on the pitch continued with celebrations, trophy presentation and the iconic trophy lift.
The match was broadcast live on BBC1 Scotland, and as a part of ‘Sportscene’, with our work also broadcast in news reports and on other sports channels, both in the UK and internationally, as the BBC was also operating as host broadcaster, with a clean feed TX being provided to other broadcasters.
You can watch two highlights videos from the BBC at the following link:-
(the first video being a match highlights, and the second video further down the page being a highlights of the post-match celebrations, and our coverage of the trophy lift)
Steadi Facilities Cameras & Vision were on location in Geneva for the 2012 Motorshow in March. We supplied a 24ft Jimmy Jib Camera Crane to our client as a part of the multicamera mix for Hyundai.
The press conference, held to launch the i-oniqe and i-30 models, was held on the opening day of the Motorshow.
The Jimmy Jib was used for the ‘reveal’ sequences, when the cars were unveiled to the press and photographers, plus transitional moves to link sequences across the stage.
The full press conference and launch can be viewed on the Steadi Facilities YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/steadifacilities and clicking through to our Favourites.
When operating in 24ft ‘Super Plus’ mode, we use a 2-man crew, with a Remote Head Operator (For Geneva, Jonathan Galione) controlling pan, tilt, zoom and focus, and Grip (For Geneva, Chris Johnson-Standley) controlling the motion of the crane.
For more details about our Jimmy Jib, visit the dedicated page on our website at: