We were very impressed by the lightness, reliability and simple operation of the FB80, together with its excellent sensitivity and image quality with beautiful colour reproduction.
Alessandro Alverà, Senior Producer, Hot Spot TV Production and Facilities
Founded in 2004, Hot Spot is a full-service video production and facilities company based in Treviso in northern Italy with an additional operations centre in Mozambique. Employing over 30 staff, Hot Spot produces a wide spectrum of live events including coverage of football, basketball, cycling, volleyball, ice hockey, swimming and rollersports as well as theatrical productions. The company’s extensive output also spans promotional films, documentaries, commercials, animation and motion graphics.
To meet growing customer demand for live events production, Hot Spot has upgraded one of its Outside Broadcast vehicles with the addition of six camera systems based on Sony’s versatile HXC-FB80. Providing extensive signal and control interfaces for smooth integration in live OB and studio-based production workflows, the cost-effective HXC-FB80 offers support for HD HDR and 1080p workflows. It also provides a 4K upscaling output (via HXCU-FB80 Camera Control Unit) that’s ideal for creating future-proofed content in Ultra HD.
As Hot Spot Senior Producer Alessandro Alverà explains, the all-round capabilities of the HXC-FB80 made it an ideal replacement for the previous cameras in their OB vehicle: ‘We were very impressed by the lightness, reliability and simple operation of the FB80, together with its excellent sensitivity and image quality with beautiful colour reproduction.’