12th September, 2011
For the fourth consecutive year, ONSIGHT’s Edit Rental Department supplies and supports the systems to capture The Tour of Britain 2011 for Century Television.
Multiple HD capable Avid systems were installed a week in advance to prepare for this extensive live coverage of Britain’s biggest cycle race. It stretches from Scotland to London with 8 memorable stages, involving some of the world's top cyclists. Our Camera Rental department also gets involved, providing XDCAM HD cameras.
Every day our technical support engineer relocates to each stage’s finishing line. With an Avid Unity shared storage system onboard as well, footage can be conveniently accessed during the event and played out live each night by satellite. ONSIGHT then moves to the next destination. It’s a lengthy operation, but one we welcome again and again.
The Tour of Britain takes place from Sunday 11 to 18 September and is showing on ITV4.
Photograph copyright SweetSpot.