The NetCam: Gravity Media and Dream Chip collaboration to capture the best sports action

Gravity Media has integrated the AtomOne mini Air from Dream Chip into their “NetCam” to create a new way of capturing sports action. The camera has been deployed (mounted directly to the net) at some Tennis events with great success.

In order to achieve this, the “NetCam” might be not only great and updated on technology, but also it must be unobtrusive and lightweight enough to endure extreme usage conditions without interfering with play.

The “NetCam” with Atom One Mini Air integration is able to achieve this due to the fact that the Mini Air lens is little bigger than a one euro coin and weighs just 25 grams, but is capable of delivering 10-Bit Color Depth and 1080/60p/i output to a 1/2.5” sensor, with rolling shutter, S-Mount lens and HDR compliancy. The special housing for the camera built by Gravity Media and the use of leightweight and robust materials ensure that the camera is able to endure the shocks of impact on the net without signal loss.

“We were confident from Dream Chip’s reputation that they could help us to deliver real innovation for our clients, but having tested the Atom One Mini Air in the field, even our initial expectations were surpassed. We were overwhelmed not only at the quality and reliability of the image produced – especially in such challenging, rugged conditions – but also at how the clarity and unique positioning of the camera enhanced the overall production our clients were able to deliver. Indeed, they were eager to keep the camera on-site for longer than their initial one-day trial,” has said Tony Valentino, Head of RF & Special Cams for Gravity Media.

This collaboration responds to Gravity Media’s desire to provide clients with increasingly creative and innovative means of broadcasting the excitement and action of live sports.

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