Up close and personal at the Big 33

WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, PA, used the freedom offered by the RF Central RFX-CMT microwave unit for unprecedented close ups during its coverage of the Super Bowl of high-school football.

This year, WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, PA, relied on RF Central’s RFX-CMT portable digital microwave unit for its production of the PNC Big 33 Football Classic, which is known to some as the Super Bowl of high-school football.

Since 1957, the game has been one of finest scholastic all-star football games in the nation. For years, WHTM used a 13GHz unit that required two operators in addition of the camera operator to send shots.

With RF Central’s RFX-CMT, the transmitter is attached directly to the camera and relies on the camera’s battery for power. This RF connection allowed WHTM to capture close-ups of players and coaches, go into the stands to do interviews with local celebrities, and get shots from inside huddles, increasing viewer involvement in the game.

For more information, visit www.rfcentral.com.

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