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KCAL turns to AVS for HD live camera during Dodgers-Red Sox exhibition
When 115,300 baseball fans jammed into the Los Angeles Coliseum in March to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Dodgers to commemorate the team’s 50th anniversary in Los Angeles, a 7GHz Link Research microwave system delivered HD images of the event for KCAL-TV.
Working with Aerial Video Systems (AVS), the Los Angeles station needed an HD RF camera system to capture the excitement of the fans and beauty shots from high up in the coliseum for its coverage of the exhibition game.
AVS assembled a package that included a Thomson LDK-6000 camera with the Viper short back coupled with a Canon HJ11x4.7 wide-angle lens. Live microwave transmission from the camera was done with the Link Research 7GHz Link HD system, and camera control was handled with the Thomson standard OCP. AVS also provided control for a Sony HDC-1500 camera through the standard Sony CCU panel.
For more information, visit www.aerialvideo.com and www.linkres.co.uk.