Golden Podium Award Presented for the ‘Innovative Use of Mini High Speed Slow Motion Cameras’

Sports Award Presented for the Use of the Picu Ultra Slow Motion Camera Used on Polecam

The annual Sportel Awards Ceremony took place recently in Monaco to announce winners of the Georges Bertellotti Golden Podium Competition and Renaud de Laborderie Sports Book Competition. The Georges Bertellotti Award rewards the world’s most beautiful sports images.

Personalities such as French Rugby Union star player Yoann Huget, Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon, Dutch athlete Tia Hellebaut, French footballer Ludovic Giuly, French motocross racer Romain Febvre and many others were present at the Grimaldi Forum to award the prizes.  The award ceremony was held under the jury presidency of champion boxer Evander Holyfield.

Polecam in use at Baku with the onboard Antelope PICO Ultra motion minicam

International Sports Broadcasting was awarded the Golden Podium Award for ‘Innovative Use of Mini HSSM (High Speed Slow Motion) Cameras’. This coverage of the first European Games in Baku was produced by Ursula Romero and the different sports were directed by Felix Marggraff, Koen Van Mourik and Ursula Romero.

Marggraff also with his production company LiveMotionConcept supplied all Ultramotion cameras for this premier event in Azerbaijan.

"It was both a challenge and great opportunity to integrate our specialised Miniature HSSMS into ISB world feed production"stated Marggraff. "The Antelope PICOs mounted to Polecams created completely new angles and shot wonderful live and replay shots at different venues. I am glad that ISB endorsed our vision to use this technology broadly throughout the whole event."

Polecam in use at Baku with the onboard Antelope PICO Ultra motion minicam

Carefully selected camera positions and dynamic moves paired with up to 350 frames per second with built-in deflickering guaranteed stunning replays from action sports like Mountain Biking, Beach Volleyball and Beach Soccer – venues directed by Felix Marggraff. An Antelope PICO Polecam System was also used at the Cycling and Swimming venues where both outstanding overhead shots and underwater replays were major elements of the ISB World Feed.

Felix Marggraff concluded "Receiving the Golden Podium Award means a lot. It´s such an increase in motivation for all the staff involved to continue the hard work to develop new products and to supply highest standard production services to our valued clients."