I heard yesterday that Sky actually had to buy the 12 small robotic UHD cameras inside the Church themselves from Sony as they couldn't find a hire company with enough at short notice. This is why they actually got access to the UHD feed, the bigger HDC cameras were provided by the OB companies.
I think they’d be using the brick P43s with a PTZ Head. The BRC-X1000 is a 4K PTZ one but doesn’t offer HDR.
All the remote heads I saw were pan/tilt heads (mostly smartheads) with cameras mounted on them as opposed to actual PTZ cameras.
There's no way an integrated PTZ camera would be used for a 'normal' camera on an event like this. It would be a P1 (if you were in HD) or the UHD P43 equivalent on a separate PTZ mount. At a stretch you might use it for an 'impossible to achieve any other way' shot that is used just once or twice (say a concealed camera in an archway)
The integrated PTZ cameras have compromised, small-sensor, picture quality in comparison and don't intercut seamlessly with HDC1500/2500s (in the case of the P1) or HDC4300s (in the case of the P43) whereas the P1/P43 are essentially a near-identical camera in picture quality terms, and take the same broadcast lenses, just without the ancillary stuff (talkback, SMPTE fibre, prompt, reverse vision etc.)
So its likely that Sony bought P43 brick cameras, and hired remote heads for them, rather than buying 'robotic UHD' cameras.
Last edited by noggin on 27 May 2018 4:15pm