Interesting news from Dorna this morning as they announce a new partnership with SHOTOVER who will be bringing new aerial technology to the MotoGP broadcasts. Here are some high points from the press release:
- Dorna Sports, the commercial and television rights holder for the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship announced today a new partnership with SHOTOVER, the manufacturer of high-performance stabilization platforms. The deal includes a SHOTOVER aerial camera system, further highlighting SHOTOVER’s leadership in the live broadcast market. As the exclusive commercial and television rights holder for the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, Dorna will utilize their new system during all live broadcasts of the MotoGP™ races, providing fans with pristine views of the top racers.
- The company’s line of gyro-stabilized camera platforms offers aerial cinematographers an unprecedented level of stability, control and versatility in a compact package easily configured for 2D, 3D and Ultra HD shooting with the world’s most advanced cameras and lenses.
- The SHOTOVER’s 6-axis stabilization technology brings a new level of convenience and agility to aerial filming, providing operators with a superior range of movement and precision control of pan, tilt, and roll when looking straight down. The system comes fully configured and set up from the factory with the customer’s camera and lens of choice, and is equipped with the SHOTOVER rain spinner, the industry’s top solution for keeping the lens clear when shooting in wet conditions. Utilizing an open platform design that can accommodate new cameras and lenses as they come to market, the SHOTOVER system purchased by Dorna has made it possible for future racing seasons to be broadcast in 4k when the global series shifts from HD to UHD.