Aerial Video Systems Deploys RF Camera Packages at NBA All-Star Weekend
Aerial Video Systems (AVS) provided HD RF camera packages for the NBA All-Star weekend earlier this month. This year the All-Star festivities were held right in AVS’s backyard at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Starting on Friday, AVS provided its new 12.5 lb. wireless Sony P1camera package to ESPN for their Steadicam application at the Celebrity All-Star game. The Sony P1 camera package included a 1.4 GHz Link L1500 transmitter allowing the Steadicam operator complete freedom of movement on and off the court at the LA Convention Center.
AVS supplied another Sony P1 RF Steadicam camera package along with a Thompson LDK-6000 wireless hand-held package for NBA Entertainment and NBA TV. These cameras were called on to cover a wide variety of events and studio reports throughout the weekend, both inside and outside of the Staples Center.
Turner Sports turned to AVS for yet another Sony P1 wireless Steadicam camera package and a Thompson LDK-6000 HD RF hand-held package for its comprehensive studio show coverage of all the events surrounding the All-Star game. At the Slam Dunk Contest, as Blake Griffin soared over the car to the basket, AVS’ handheld was inside the vehicle with the Steadicam trailing to capture Griffin’s spectacular and victorious dunk. The cameras then moved to coverage of the game itself where the West team defeated East All-Stars 148 – 143.