Not All Cameras Will Be Manned During Olympics
A British company which specializes in the manufacture and sale of remote camera systems and support systems for broadcasters said Monday that it is installing more than 200 high-definition camera systems for coverage of the Beijing Olympics. Shepperton-based Camera Corps said that it is fulfilling terms of a contract with Beijing Olympics Broadcasting, the Games' host broadcaster. It also is shipping 18 motorized tracking camera systems, remote camera heads, camera cranes, underwater cameras, archery target cameras (to be mounted in the bull's eyes), and a camera with a fisheye lens that will be installed above the Velodrome stadium to cover the entire track. The announcement seemed to indicate that many of the Olympics events to be covered on television and Internet video will not use traditional camera crews but remotely operated equipment instead, the CM reported.