So if you want to get a real feel for what our team works with every day in both engineering and construction, read this latest article by Sport Video Group on what it is taking these days to bring network coverage into your homes on a major Golf Event. All here at G&A are very happy that it is the trailer built right here by our Gerling and Associates craftsman that are used to make it all happen big time.
From Sports Video Group, Ken Kerschbaumer, Friday, June 16, 2017 - 1:17 pm
Live From the U.S. Open: Fox Sports Offers a Full Course of Innovation
"Day 2 of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin is under way and, with it, another long day for the Fox Sports team, following a Day 1 that saw 15 hours of TV coverage, plenty of innovation, and even a bit of unexpected morning drama when an unauthorized blimp flying near the course crashed. It was also the culmination of months of work getting a golf course that had never hosted an Open ready for the big stage. [...]
(IMG Source: http://www.sportsvideo.org/2017/06/16/live-from-u-s-open-fox-sports-offers-a-full-course-of-innovation/)
Once again, Game Creek Video is onsite in force, with the Encore production unit at the center of the on-course coverage. The only modification in the lineup is that Maverick has replaced Glory for 4K coverage of Holes 13, 14, and 15. Because Maverick was used by DirecTV at The Masters, rolling it in for the U.S. Open made the 4K integration easier with the truck all set from an engineering standpoint. The HD coverage on those holes relies on Sony HDC-4300 cameras outputting two signals, a 4K and a 720p, via the camera control unit (CCU)."