09.04.2006 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Fujinon HD lenses used at Miami Dolphins’ stadium
The in-house video production suite at the Miami Dolphins' stadium has been converted to HD operation, including the purchase of a package of Fujinon HDTV lenses. This includes one XA101x8.9BESM HD zoom; two XA76x9.3BESM HD zooms; and three HA18x7.6BERM HD ENG-style lenses.
With the upgrade, fans at the stadium will see HD video on all in-house displays and scoreboards. The stadium hosts Miami Dolphins football games, Florida Marlins baseball games and other high-profile events
The Dolphins Stadium also upgraded to six Ikegami HK-725P 720p HDTV triax cameras, each outfitted with a Fujinon HDTV lens. Other HD purchases included a Ross Synergy MDX-3 HD switcher installed in the video control room and two Daktronics HD video scoreboards.
The Fujinon XA101x8.9BESM lens is used for long-range zooms across the playing field and for capturing close-ups of people sitting in the stands. The two Fujinon XA76x9.3BESM HD telephoto field lenses are in the end zones for zooming in on game action. The three Fujinon HA18x7.6BERM HD ENG/EFP-style lenses are used on portable handheld cameras by roving cameramen.
The stadium's two Daktronics HD LED score boards, hanging over opposite ends of the playing field, are used to present the in-stadium HD programming, including HD camera imagery, pre-produced graphics, animations, featurettes, lower third supers, replays and advertising.
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