For the very first time, ARRI ALEXA cameras equipped with the Fiber Remote Option have been used for a live television broadcast. The setting for this significant achievement was an opera at the Bregenz Festival in Austria – the inaugural production of André Tchaikowsky’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Swiss production company TPC made the decision to shoot the opera exclusively with ALEXA Fiber Remotes, using six of the cameras to create a highly dynamic live transmission.
The fact that ARRI’s Fiber Remote Option could be utilized for multi-camera coverage of a live televised event illustrates the complete dependability of the system and also how seamlessly it can be integrated into existing broadcast practices and scenarios, whether studio-based, outside broadcast, live or recorded.
Using a certified system that includes CopperHead from Telecast Fiber Systems, the Fiber Remote Option introduces ALEXA’s exceptional dynamic range, latitude, highlight and shadow details, color rendering, natural skin tones, high sensitivity and low noise to entirely new applications, allowing a significant increase in production value for a wide range of televised events.