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MIAMI DOLPHINS CAPTURING HIGHLIGHTS IN HD

October 30, 2006
MIAMI DOLPHINS CAPTURING HIGHLIGHTS IN HD

The purchase coincides with upgrades to Dolphin Stadium in Miami, which recently installed one of the largest high definition video boards in pro sports, along with some of the longest ribbon boards in the world.


Jeff Griffith is director of programming and production, and says, "Whether it's a community event or a new commercial, wherever the players are, we bring the Varicam and HVX200 right along to capture the footage. We're asked to do all kinds of video work, so we needed cameras that are just as versatile."
 
Griffith's video team shoots in the 720p format accepted by their super-sized stadium video boards, but can also take advantage of the camera's ability to shoot 1080i too. The HVX200 was added, he says, because of its ability to shoot high-quality HD content as well as for the operating convenience of the P2 solid-state memory it can record to. "Using P2," he says, "if I don't want a clip I can delete it. We can shoot off our hard drive and the footage is already designated by clips."

Panasonic's AJ-HDC27 VariCam replicates many of the key features of film-based image acquisition, including 24-frame progressive scan images, time-lapse recording, and a wide range of variable frame rates (4-fps to 60-fps in single-frame increments) for "overcranked" and "undercranked" off-speed in-camera effects.


The Dolphins crew edits the DVCPRO HD footage on Avid nonlinear editors.


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