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Old July 20th, 2005, 07:01 PM   #1
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HVX to be used at Winter Olympics?

The latest print edition of TVB Television Broadcast magazine, Sports TV Production (Page 54), has an article on world pool footage supplier Torino Olympic Broadcasting Organization (TOBO). The Winter Olympics run from 2/10/06 to 2/26/06. The article states that TOBO will be using P2 memory cards and shooting in the DVCProHD and DVCPro50 formats. The article also talks about how new mobile POV cameras will be used to get creative coverage of hockey, etc. Looking at the delivery date for the new HVX200 (12/05?), and the formats and storage that TOBO is going to use, I'd be surprised if TOBO doesn't bust out a few HVX200's for use at the Olympics. For some reason, probably feed and client network demand, TOBO will be recording all HD coverage in 1080i. Not a problem for the HVX.

What better coming out party for the HVX200?!! A significant part of my TV work is network-airing sports production. I'm already planning to buy two HVX200's for my company. For this work niche, and many others, it would help for the storage capacity of P2 cards to go up, and cost of them to go down...
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Old July 20th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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that could work with the information i got at DV Expo East today....after talking with several panny reps, they said the camera would be out by nov, and working demo units will be out by sept.

also, a 16 GB P2 card was promised for NAB 2006

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Old July 20th, 2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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I would think they will be using the 2/3" chip P2 cameras.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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Bill, I think you misunderstood my initial post, or perhaps I wasn't as clear as I could have been. They will undoubtedly use 2/3" cameras as their primary acquisition tools, but for second unit shooting, cramped location b-roll, and ultra mobile shots, I would be surprised if they didn't use a few HVX200s. Why not? The HVX would be perfect for those applications, and shoots the exact formats they are using in their 2/3" cameras - DVCProHD and DVCPro50. If I was producing/directing the coverage, and I do produce/direct national and international sports event television coverage, I would use an HVX for the applications I explained above.
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Old July 21st, 2005, 10:02 AM   #5
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On the last winter olympics I know there were small handheld DV cameras mounted on plywood sheets carried by skiers in at least one of the competitions. I think the HVX would work perfectly there.
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