Thomson intros LDK8000 SportCam

Thomson introduced the LDK800 SportCam during a press event at IBC,

laying the groundwork for a new era when super-slow motion capability

can be added to all cameras in an production truck’s arsenal.

“It offers two-times super slow motion recording and will make it more

widely available,|” says Jeff Rosica, senior vice president, Broadcast

and Professional Solutions for the


Valley business within

Thomson. “Pricing will be the same as a regular Worldcam camera.”

LDK 8000 Sport Cam systems already have been pre-ordered by several

major customers for use during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.The

camera comes at a time when Rosica says the mobile TV markets are

maturing and the framework is in place for most European countries to

deliver HD sports content.

To that end Alfacam has selected Thomson to provide equipment like the

HD Kayak production switcher for 10 new trucks that are being

constructed for the Beijing Olympics. “We have had a long and fruitful

relationship wit Alfacam as their offices and ours in the


are geographic neighbors,” says Rosica.

In other Thomson news the long-awaited Infinity camcorder is expected

to be available this fall. No specific dates were available.

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