For years, sports video production professionals have been in the unique position of being able to forecast upcoming broadcast trends. From the transition of standard definition to high definition to 4K, sports video production has influenced the purchasing decisions of millions of homes with each Super Bowl, Olympics, and UEFA European Championship. Now Vinten, a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems and a Vitec Group brand, is proud to announce the release of their new whitepaper “Supporting the 4K Revolution in Sports Broadcasting.” With more global sports networks switching to 4K resolution, this whitepaper – written by the Vinten Product Manager Philip Dalgoutte – examines the importance of camera supports in 4K and UHD adoption for sports video production.
“4K and UHD sports production offer both exciting potential and unusual challenges for networks. While special attention has been given to ensure that camera sensors and lenses are 4K ready, these investments only cater to static images. It is equally important to consider the camera supports and their ability to deliver high quality moving images in a sports environment,” writes Dalgoutte.