February 2, 2015

The Roving Camera Crane that Captured the Super Bowl from the Sidelines Is Pretty Badass

Sunday Night Football Camera Cart

As an ardent Denver Broncos fan, I couldn't have been more apathetic about the outcome of last night's big game. However, even I can't deny that the attention to detail and technical prowess that go into the television broadcast of the Super Bowl are simply astounding.

Of the hundreds of cameras that captured the game last night, two in particular — both attached to a cart with a massive Chapman camera crane — have been garnering attention across the internet. This video from the Sunday Night Football team at NBC shows how this gigantic rig works and moves at lightning speeds all over the field.

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I am drolling!!! Amazing! Any specs on the rig? What cameras are those? The weight, anything....

February 2, 2015 at 6:24PM

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Fernando Henrique de Sousa
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Those are Grass Valley 2/3" broadcast cameras, with Canon DigiPower lenses. Cameras probably 40lbs max, while the lenses are each 100lbs.

February 2, 2015 at 9:46PM

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If you like how sports look, it even more amazing how it sounds. I can deeply recommend this podcast episode of the Sound of Sport: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-sound-of-sports/

February 3, 2015 at 3:31AM

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Viktor Ragnemar
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The spectators would HATE it for blocking their view.

February 8, 2015 at 11:20PM, Edited February 8, 11:20PM

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Tim Ess
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