HD Production: Tour de France 2010

Most of the Tour de France was covered with wireless technology

The 2010 Tour de France was the 97th edition of the Tour de France cycle race, one of cycling's Grand Tours. It started on 3 July with an 8.9 km prologue time trial in Rotterdam, the first start in the Netherlands since 1996. The race visited three countries: the Netherlands, Belgium and France, and finished on 25 July on the Champs-Élysées in Paris .

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Euro Media France (EMF) deployed all of the technical resources necessary for the coverage of the most famous cycling route for France Télévisions. EMF provided coverage of the ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) event with 5 image bikes, 2 sound bikes and 2 vehicles equipped with on-board cameras.The HFR 41 OBtruck, also used for back-up control, received all of the signals at the finish locations and 3 HFi (intermediate receiver OBtrucks) allowed the relaying of images to the finish locations. EMF also deployed an Edit OBtruck (OBtruck 19) composed of 6 post-production units, as well as “Euro 50” forLe Nodal, a video library, the broadcasting of the unilaterals and the “play out” part.This land-based device were accompanied by complex air-based devices, consisting of 2 planes, 2 relayhelicopters and 2 filming helicopters, of which 1 was equipped with 2 gyro-stabilised cameras (Cineflex).

Another novelty was linked to the change in this years route: the Arenberg pass section mobilized 6 trail bikes for a single stage. These were dirt bikes which EMF habitually was using for the images of the metaled roads from Paris-Roubaix. In total, around 100 individuals were on the road for a month in order to provide the images of the Tour to France Télévisions.

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Tour de France 2010

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