Airfilms Productions Deploys Cobham’s Nano HD Transmitter

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Airfilms Productions, a leading Dutch production house focussed solely on aerial imaging services, has successfully deployed Cobham Broadcast’s Nano HD transmitter for a range of high profile events in the Middle East with Airfilms’ unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

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Cobham Broadcast is a UK-based RF specialist company dedicated to technology that will transmit and receive images and information in difficult environments. Its ultra-miniature Nano HD is an HD digital video transmitter designed specifically for point-of-view (POV), body-worn and aerial applications.

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According to Airfilms’ Operations Manager Marvin Dechene, “Weight is obviously an important factor in how long our remotely controlled airborne vehicles can stay aloft, and the Cobham’s Nano HD is so light, yet powerful and reliable that is has greatly extended our ability to capture aerial footage from fabulous perspectives.”

Airfilms has used the Nano HDTX transmitter on everything from camel racing to motor and horse racing, providing highly creative camera angles that can not only keep a sharp eye on race leaders but provide a comprehensive view of the overall action at the same time.

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Dechene adds, “We’ve had a number of RF specialists take a careful look at the Nano HD and they are universally amazed at its range, quality and reliability. We’ve sent our UAV’s out as far as seven kilometres from the receiver base and the Nano HD flawlessly transmitted the live HD images our clients needed.”

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With proven Cobham COFDM and H.264 encoding technology at its core, the transmitter provides excellent image quality retention over the wireless link and supports composite, SDI, HD-SDI and HDMI video input formats.

Stuart Brown, broadcast systems director of Cobham, said “Nano HD enables broadcasters and production teams to capture and deliver stunning HD images – wirelessly – that have never before been achievable and Airfilms is leading the way in that regard for its clients.”

Nano HD will be demonstrated at CABSAT 2014 in Hall 2, Stand B6-30.

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Airfilms Productions B.V. is one of the three business units of AceCore Holding and is focused solely on aerial productions. From 5K cinema to live broadcasting, from the desert to the biggest mountain in Europe, Airfilms has done it all.  The Airfilms Productions team has produced in more than 16 locations in the world in only two years. In 2012 the company opened its doors in Qatar, in 2013 in Belgium and at the beginning of 2014, South Africa.

Cobham specialises in meeting the demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth in defence, security and commercial environments. Offering a technically diverse and innovative range of technologies and services, the Group protects lives and livelihoods, responding to customer needs with agility that differentiates it. The most important thing we build is trust. Employing more than 10,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries.

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