Smart Production: NRK invests in XDCAM technology from Sony
During the summer, NRK announced a mini tender as part of a framework agreement for the procurement of cameras. The tender was awarded to Sony, who will supply NRK with the new XDCAM technology. A total of around 130 cameras will be rolled out to NRK offices. Sixty of the cameras are thePXW-X200 model, which was launched during this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in September. The other 70 cameras are PXW-X500 CCD sensor 1080p50 cameras. Both cameras are solid-state memory XDCAM cameras that are ideal for a number of different HD productions, such as electronic newsgathering (ENG), sports production, live production and documentaries.
In addition to the investment in cameras, NRK has chosen to buy 15 CA-FB70 optical fibre adaptors with camera control units (CCUs). The optical fibre adaptors facilitate smart, flexible and cost-effective use of the cameras, and the ENG cameras can be easily used as system cameras.
“The tender process within the framework agreement has provided a solution with the perfect balance of price and performance”, says Are Andreassen, Head of Production Facilities, NRK.