NEWTON stabilized remote camera system on wirecam at Ski Championship
Newton stabilized head on defy dactylcam cable cam

The NEWTON stabilized remote head proven relible for live broadcast in the cold

To provide a cable cam for 12 days of live broadcast in harsh climate, Koptercam choose the NEWTON stabilized head due to its high and reliable performance


By KopterCam & Aeria

KopterCam is a service provider based in Helsinki, Finland and specialized in close range aerial cinematography. Assigned to cover these 12 days of live broadcast in cold and snowy conditions, they used their cable cam system Skytrack, developed in-house especially for these kind of harsh conditions. As a reliable partner for the long hard work in extreme weather, they choose their NEWTON stabilized head with a Sony HDC-P1 camera and Canon HJ14 broadcast lens. NEWTON communicated with the broadcast van CCU through a Gigawave MNTX transmitter, sending full HD 1080i image, and a Vislink FocalPoint, sending camera data. Through the 12 days of -9°C, wind and snowfall the systems performed with out problems.

Aeria, another Finnish service provider of aerial footage, also brought a NEWTON for this 12 days broadcast event, mounted on a DEFY Dactylcam cable cam system. Together these two systems could cover both start and finish in the big outdoor arena.

The NEWTON stabilized head has become our workhorse platform for all live cable cam broadcasts. Using the Sony HDC-P1 camera transmitting both video and audio signals though internal slip rings enables full flexibility and control for all event scenarios.

David Brickhill-Jones, CEO/camera operator, KopterCam

Newton stabilized head controller on cable cam


The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have been held biennially since 1925 and include the three disciplines of Nordic skiing: cross-country skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined. It consists of 21 events and in 2017 it was held in Lahti, Finland, 22 February – 5 March.
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