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InFOCUS

Covering The Grand Canyon High-Wire Walk
As high-wire artist Nik Wallenda prepared to walk across the Grand Canyon, Broadcast Sports Inc was
checking out the POV, camera and audio systems put in place for the epic feat…

B

roadcast Sports Inc (BSI) has
helped to show the world what it
looks like to walk across the Grand
Canyon on a tightrope suspended
1,500 feet above the Little Colorado
River.
T h e H a n o v e r, M D - b a s e d
company outfitted high-wire artist
Nik Wallenda with a vest equipped
with two wireless POV cameras
to document his 1,200-foot walk
across the canyon. The cameras
Wallenda wore are the same ones
BSI deployed for the WNBA in a
head-mounted, ref cam system
configuration.
To capture the walk from start
to finish in a remote section of the
canyon operated by the Navajo
Nation Parks and Recreation, BSI
provided wireless camera links with
remote camera control. These were
used for a Sony P1 Steadicam, a
Sony HDC-2500 handheld camera,
a Sony P1 horizontal cable camera
provided by Sea to Sky Cable
Camera and the two BSI 1080i mini

POV cameras on Wallenda’s vest.
BSI also provided a wireless camera
link for a Cineflex HD helicopter
camera supplied by Helivision, LLC.
In addition to the wireless camera
links, BSI supplied many of the
wireless audio and communication
components for the broadcast
including three BSI MIC1500
wireless microphones, five talent
packs and three belt packs plus
100 handheld radios. BSI provided a
high power back-up system for the
wireless microphone and wireless
IFB communications from NBC that

‘King of the Wire’ Nik Wallenda

Wallenda wore.
“Our Intelligent Diversity Receive
System is completely scalable
both in terms of technology and
geography,” said BSI’s Technology
Development Manager Clay
Underwood. “We are able to operate
numerous wireless components in
almost any environment. For Nik
Wallenda’s tightrope walk, we need
to cover the start and finish of the
tightrope and every step in between
from multiple angles in a remote area
in what may be extreme conditions.
We’re preparing for all scenarios
so we don’t miss a moment of this
exciting event.”
BSI also supplied wireless HD
programme video for the press area,
camera operators and a wireless
teleprompter feed for the SteadiCam.
For 30 years, BSI, an L-3
Communications company, has
been a leading provider of wireless
technology and communications
systems rental for television
broadcasting.

Nik Wallenda on a recce to
the Grand Canyon

BSI provides HD on-board
cameras and wireless audio for a
wide range of entertainment events
around the world.
These include Formula 1, the
PGA and LPGA Tours, Triple Crown,
Breeder’s Cup, BCS National
Championship, INDYCAR, NASCAR,
NFL, X-Games, US Open, Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade, BarrettJackson Collector Car Auctions, US
National Political Conventions, and
Presidential Inaugurations.
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InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
InFOCUS: Camera Links – Following All the Vital Action
InTECH: Fischer Connections Solutions for Broadcast
InMEDIA: Delivering Anytime Content on Cable
InMEDIA: Screen – High Definition Subtitling and Beyond
InSOUND: DPA’s D:Dicate Recording Microphone Range
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - August 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - August 2013 - InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
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