North American Debut of the Antelope for ESPN in Co-Operation with Market Leader SKYCAM
ESPN chose the NHRA Arizona National Dragster Race for the USA debut of LMC´s UltraMotion System. The event was taking place between October 14th and 16th at the Firebird National Raceway in Chandler, Arizona close to the city of Phoenix.
The Antelope was used on 2 camera positions - first to show the extreme power of the race cars at the start line and on the second position to provide stunning replays of the high speed passing directly next to the fastest part of the racetrack.
RCP and OCP were integrated into the EVS compartment and the video engineering of the OB truck. The Antelope was operated by CrossCreek Operators. “The ESPN crew was impressed by the short setup time and the really easy operating”, says Christian Schreiber who was on site as support engineer.
“I did a quick briefing to the camera operator and the vision engineer. In the meantime the replay operator made himself familiar with the controller - and they were ready to go !” mentions Schreiber enthusiastically about his easy job.
“Skycam is the ideal partner for us”, says Felix Marggraff who finalized the co-operation together with Nic Salomon, President of Skycam shortly before the event at the headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.
“The Antelope fits perfectly into our portfolio” explains Salomon. “We have a great network with broadcasters in the USA which we can use to introduce the Antelope”.