KRNV-TV Taps RF Central for Balloon Race
KRNV-TV News 4 will be giving viewers the best seat in the house when the 2008 Great Reno Balloon Race takes flight Sept. 5-7.
The station will broadcast the Hare & Hound: Hunting Balloon-Style event in HD, using four RF Central RFX-CMT-II camera-mounted transmitters and four RFX-RMR-II rack-mount receivers as more than 100 vibrant hot-air balloons take to the Nevada skies. Each set will be deployed along with KRNV-TV s HD field cameras for wirelessly transmitting video and audio back to its central receive point, located at its satellite production van.
David Feher, director of engineering for Sunbelt Communications, parent company of KRNV-TV News 4, explains, When broadcasting in HD, it is important that we are able to transmit and convey an intact HD signal from remote cameras in order to maintain picture quality. He adds, Through RF Central s CMT-IIs and RMR-IIs, we are able to capture pristine images that really bring the experience home to the viewers.
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot-air-ballooning event in the nation. During three days in early September, you can look up into the
Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot-air balloons soaring overhead. From its humble beginnings in 1982 with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race now takes off with more than 100 balloons each year.