Coverage of home games of the Atlanta Braves this season on Fox Sports South has a noticeable addition: beauty shots throughout The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park from new 4K and HD cameras strategically positioned around the facility, according to Panasonic.
The cameras include the Panasonic AK-UB300 4K box camera, the AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ and AW-HE130 integrated PTZ.
“We required an outdoor PTZ camera to mount on the roof of One Ballpark Center, an office building located just outside of right field. This camera has a unique vantage point of the inside of the ballpark, the Braves LIVE! set and other areas of The Battery Atlanta,” said Fox Sports South chief engineer Christopher Benton.
“It would need to capture superior quality images and also have a very large, image-stabilized lens. Our selection was the UB300 multi-purpose 4K capable box camera paired with a Fujinon HA42x13.5BERD super telephoto lens mounted in the AW-PH650 outdoor housing,” he said.
The idea for the cameras at The Battery Atlanta, a new mixed-use development adjacent to SunTrust Park which is owned by the Braves, came after Fox Sports South SVP-GM Jeff Genthner visited Ballpark Village outside of Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Panasonic said.
FoxX Sports South added the AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ camera on a rooftop with a view of the Battery Plaza where FOX Sports South’s Braves LIVE! set is located. The camera is a prototype. When it becomes available as a production model this summer two more will be added to cover the bullpens.
The sports broadcaster added the AW-HE130 as an in-game booth camera.
More information is available on the Panasonic website.