17 Jul 2012

EMF gets out the heavy artillery for the military procession for the 14th July

EMF gets out the heavy artillery for the military procession for the 14th July

Euro Media France was entrusted with the rebroadcasting of the official ceremonies for the 14th July on the Champs Elysées.
This major television event was eagerly awaited this year in particular, because it was the first national holiday of the five year term for the new Head of State, who is also head of the national armies.
The EMF troops therefore got ready to provide the live international signal as well as the graphics for TF 1. They provided immersion images from the heart of the military procession.
This operation, which had been prepared for several weeks in advance, necessitated the mobilisation of many human and technical resources, especially in terms of equipment for the wireless connections. Already in action for the two previous weeks for the Tour de France, the RF department were also simultaneously providing the impressive equipment for the procession.  

Directed by Gilles Amado, the international signal was provided by OB truck XXL2 with the means of 17 cameras (6 of which were RF) and the private graphics for TF1 were directed by Etienne Toussaint from OB truck XXL3 which had 5 cameras (3 RF). OB truck HF13 was added to these two trucks for the wireless broadcasts and the Lumex OB trucks which provided, in particular, two Twin Pack 180 KVA generators.

Scenes of the most beautiful avenue in the world were captured by spectacular technical equipment: an aerial pod at 53m above the place de la Concorde (behind the Obélisque), a crane at 19m (from Remote Concept) on the Champs Elysées and a Jimmy Jib 11m crane from Transpagrip on the roof of the Arc de Triomphe. In addition, one camera was placed in the 5th floor of the Eiffel Tower, one Steadycam was installed on an army ‘P4’ vehicle and a Wescam ball took its place on board an army helicopter to provide aerial images of the event.
To note in particular, were the technical feats accomplished during the meetings with journalists on the ground, in the air and on the water (in a helicopter, in a Rafale, in a Zodiac and on the Arc de Triomphe, etc.) all of these, remarkably, went without a hitch!
Finally, a subsidiary of Euro Media France, Symah Vision provided all of virtual graphics, especially by presenting the coat of arms for each of the army corps in the parade, made up of 4,950 men, 66 planes, 241 horses of the Republican guard, and 450 vehicles including 82 motorbikes.