July 1, 2012
By Andrew Sedek
Developments in production techniques mean that system cameras are now largely used on live and live-to-tape (or more accurately live-to-server) television, either in studios or in outside broadcasts (OBs). The increase in sophistication of OBs means that very large numbers of cameras are now used—20 or more for even routine coverage of a sport like football, for example.
There are many technical issues affecting the choice of an outside broadcast camera. In this article, I will address two important issues: sensitivity and connectivity.