Sony Fingerprints All Over CBS Sports’ Coverage of Super Bowl XLIV
More than 50 Sony HD cameras covered every second of the action from Miami’s Sun Life Stadium during Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIV on the CBS.
NEP trucks at the game were stacked with Sony equipment for the CBS’s coverage of the pre-game, post-game, main game, and half-time show featuring “The Who.” Sony gear used by NEP included HDC-1500 multi-format cameras and HDC-3300 super-motion camera systems, a Sony MVS-8000A production switcher, HD videotape recorders, and displays,
“The technology used to cover a game of this magnitude needs to have the power to fully integrate the level of graphics that NFL fans have grown accustomed to while still producing as clean a feed as possible,” saus Ken Aagaard, SVP, operations and production services at CBS Sports. “The Sony HD equipment offers a significant level of production flexibility and the image quality is extremely high. This all translates into delivering an enhanced viewing experience for the consumer at home.”
Super Bowl XLIV marks the fifth consecutive year that Sony has provided its HD equipment for the NFL’s biggest game.
“These technologies deliver a range of functions that are critical to delivering quality live football coverage,” says George Hoover, SVP of engineering for NEP. “The cameras work extremely well, they have fast response and very good sensitivity, and the switchers give us the flexibility we need.”