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NEWS OB coverage of Caribbean Premier League W hen IMG were awarded the rights to produce the 2014 CPLT20 Tournament, Video Europe’s FLYPACKS were the obvious choice. The tournament takes place across eight islands in the Caribbean, creating a logistical challenge that renders traditional OB vehicles impossible to work with. Four options for live chroma keyer C rystal Vision has completed the rollout of a full range of control options for its Safire 3 chroma keyer, with four different options now available to suit all preferences. Ideal for high-end live virtual productions and the only dedicated chroma keyer for 1080p, Safire 3 works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD sources and features multi-point sampling for easy auto-setup, an extensive range of fine-tuning tools including built-in colour correction and lighting compensation, and timing adjustments including a frame synchroniser on each input and ten frames of video delay. Ease of operation is always important on a chroma keyer, and the four control methods have been developed through consultation with knowledgeable customers who operate chroma keyers on a daily basis. • • • 30 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 91 JULY 2014 The goal was to find a compact no compromise OB solution that could be transported in airfreight planes chartered by IMG, to move from island to island. IMG turned to Video Europes FLYPACKS because they offer the very latest technology and can be broken down into stackable flight cases. Video Europe provided two OB units weighing in at more than 10 tonnes of equipment a piece, including twenty five cameras such as HDC2500s, HDC3300s and the latest Grass Valley XtremeSpeed 6X Ultra Motion Camera, 6 x EVS XT3s, and 12 x Canon XJ95 Box Lenses. Steve Green, Video Europe, M.D. said: “We are proud that IMG has chosen Video Europe FLYPACKS to provide live OB facilities of the 2nd CPL T20 tournament. Our teams in- depth knowledge and extensive experience of providing live sports coverage, has been vital to developing the optimum solution on this challenging project, together with IMG. We look forward to continuing this journey with them.” Since introducing the Flypacks division in the summer of last year Video Europe has provided live coverage on high profile projects including, The Commonwealth Heads of Government conference in Sri Lanka, the Super 50 Cricket, and the England Cricket Tour the West Indies.