Argentina’s Carburando Broadcasts HD Motor Sports with Grass Valley
Carburando, the Argentine motor sports broadcaster, recently purchased 14 Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam high-definition cameras with HD triax transmission. The new cameras will be used on Carburando’s outside broadcast truck, and form a central part of a bold project to migrate to HD.
In its existing standard definition production vehicle, Carburando was using Grass Valley LDK cameras and triax cables, and wanted to maintain as much commonality as possible when it moved to HD. While the company carefully considered all available HD cameras, the Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite demonstrated a clearly superior image quality as well as being easy to integrate and familiar for operators.
With much of the company’s work in hot summer heat and cold mountain locations, Carburando was very impressed with the LDK 8000 Elite’s ability to work consistently and reliably across a broad range of operating temperatures.
“We wanted to use triax connectivity because it is rugged and reliable, and we have a lot invested in triax cable,” said Pablo Kotodij, technical manager of Carburando. “The LDK 8000 Elite cameras from Grass Valley with the HD Triax transmission system allow us to have rugged and stable cable runs, which we need for motor circuits, without any risk to signal quality. Teamed up with great pictures, that is an important benefit for us.”
Grass Valley was able to meet a challenging timescale, with all 14 cameras delivered to Buenos Aires within 30 days of the order. The newly equipped HD truck will be on the road beginning in February 2012.
“Sports production companies around the world standardize on Grass Valley cameras because they deliver the functionality, quality, and operational simplicity customers need when they spend all their time working under pressure,” said Jeff Rosica, executive vice president of Grass Valley. “Carburando is an important customer for us, because its truck is busy covering all aspects of motor sport throughout Argentina as a banner for our cameras.”