More than 100 Sony professional cameras – 4K and HD — will cover the field for this weekend’s broadcast of professional football’s championship game.
FOX Sports will use six Sony 4K cameras (five F55s and one F65) to capture ultra-high resolution images for its “Super Zoom” technology, giving television viewers a crisp, clear look at close plays.
Game Creek Video will provide FOX five trailers for main game coverage, as well as five trailers for pre- and post-game, using Sony’s high-definition HDC-1500 and HDC-2500 cameras stationed throughout the stadium.
Game Creek will also stage two mobile units for NFL Network and ESPN for pre- and post-game coverage at the stadium.
NEP Broadcasting will use Sony HDC-2500 and HDC-1500 cameras for international and halftime coverage.
FOX Sports will position the Sony 4K cameras down each sideline and in each end zone, with another high, wide position to capture overall field shots.
The Sony 4K camera signals are sent over fiber to the game production truck and put through Sony’s BPU-4000 baseband processor unit, allowing FOX Sports to do multiple cut-outs and zooms of 4K images and extract sharp HD images with no pixel degradation.
This is the ninth consecutive year that Sony cameras are covering the NFL’s big game, says the company.