21st October, 2008

Amis buys XDCAM for Volvo Ocean Race

The 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race is being shot in HD for the first time.

 

Three Sony PDW-700 XDcam HD 422 shooting kits were sold to the main production crew, Amis Productions, which is working with producers Sunset + Vine, Volvo Event Management and facilities company On Sight on coverage of the global yacht race.

 

Two of the cameras will be used to shoot from chase boats with the other one to be used for aerial shots from a newly kitted out helicopter.

 

The Amis Productions Crew will film the race - which started last week in Alicante - until it concludes in St Petersburg in late June 2009.

 

Broadcast 21/10/08