Camera Corps Braves India’s Monsoon Rain, Humidity at Commonwealth Games

Working in partnership with SIS Live, Camera Corps is providing the speciality camera systems for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Oct. 3-14. Camera Corps has supplied a wide range of equipment including remote heads, tracking systems, and Q-Ball compact robotic cameras. All are being supported and maintained throughout the event by SIS/Camera Corps technicians.

The opening ceremony, held in the massive Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, was transmitted to a global audience of 3 billion. In addition to this, a further 14 venues are being used around the city. All events are being covered in their entirety in 1080i HD.

Weather conditions have proved an even greater challenge to the SIS/Camera Corps team. Monsoon rain and high humidity have stretched the equipment, technicians, and engineers to the limit. Camera Corps’ team of specialist climbers found that rigging cameras and remote heads in very inaccessible and awkward positions, sometimes way above the venue roof line, often proved “an interesting challenge”, especially in pouring rain and 80% humidity.

First held in 1930, this is the 19th Commonwealth Games. The event will conclude with an official handover to the city of Glasgow which will host the event in 2014.

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