Morsando Media Taps Marshall CV502-WP Cameras for Calgary Stampede

For the second year in a row, Marshall Electronics’ cameras captured high-octane footage of the Calgary Stampede, the annual rodeo that can challenge any camera, given events like a chuck wagon race. Morsando Media owner Mason Goodchild relies on Marshall Electronics all-weather CV502-WP and CV503 miniature HD cameras for both the rodeo and the race. In addition to the Calgary Stampede, Goodchild also uses his Marshall cameras for several events at Spruce Meadows, which hosts an array of international equestrian events throughout the year.

Marshall CV502-WP cameras play a big part in coverage of the Calgary Stampede.

“I really like the Marshall CV502-WP model because of its weatherproof build and ruggedness, which was perfect for the unpredictable weather of Calgary and the Canadian Rockies,” he says. “My camera setup for the 2018 event included two CV502’s with stock and wide-angle lenses, and video-to-fiber conversion equipment. For this year’s event, the CV502 was broadcasting alongside the CV503 as well as a robotic camera to adequately capture all the action from the event.”

The durability of the CV502-WP proved essential for rodeo applications, and, according to Goodchild, the cameras handled each obstacle effortlessly. The weatherproof CV502-WP camera offers field-of-view flexibility with interchangeable lenses and the convenience of a full-size HD-SDI output, maintaining broadcast standards for professional POV-camera applications. Remote control over RS485 offers communication via Sony VISCA or Pelco protocols.

“The cameras themselves worked superbly for the show, even amidst the challenging environment,” he says. “On the rodeo grounds, the cameras had to sit out in the hot summer sun and then work through dust storms, drought, and even torrential downpour. After the rains, the dust turned into thick mud, which was then flung around from the passing horses. The cameras performed beautifully through it all and were reliable for the shots we needed.”

Like the CV502-WP, the Marshall CV503 Full HD miniature camera offers performance, flexibility, and value in a tiny form factor. It can capture detailed shots while maintaining an ultra-discreet miniature point-of-view perspective without sacrificing versatility or convenience. Also like the CV502-WP, the CV503 offers a full-size HD-SDI output, has interchangeable M12 lenses, and allows remote adjustment and matching over RS485.