Presidential Fleet Review '22: DD deploys multi-camera setup on land & sea

30 cameras were positioned at vantage points to provide HD coverage.

Mumbai: Doordarshan came up with several innovations to undertake the coverage of the Presidential Fleet Review of the Indian Navy this year. President Ram Nath Kovind reviewed the Indian Navy’s fleet at a ceremonial event at Visakhapatnam on Monday. 

The event witnessed the participation of nearly 60 vessels of the navy, including ships from the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Merchant Marine, aircraft from the Navy and the Coast Guard. The Review also commemorated the 75th year of Independence with the theme ‘Indian Navy – 75 years in Service of the Nation.’

Doordarshan’s coverage of the event this year included a vast array of multi-camera set up on land and water with at least 30 cameras in place. Drones with special lenses were used to streamline the broadcast from land and sea while ensuring seamless connectivity. Various elements of the Fleet Review consist of anchorage, a steam past in a mobile column, a flypast and parade of sails, different formations of large columns of vessels etc. All of this was captured by DD cameras deployed on land and sea.

Doordarshan and All India Radio had been preparing for this mega coverage since October 2021. Teams did extensive site surveys and carried out recce around the venue prior to final deployment on land and sea.

Multi-camera setup included special vantage points on the hills, high-rise buildings and near the shorelines of Visakhapatnam. DD crew was positioned at five such critical points to provide Live visuals. The entire coverage was done in HD format.

Grappling with the challenging environment at the sea, the team of DD Engineers by identifying multiple and critical camera positions brought to life the Indian Navy’s full might and prowess. DD crew was deployed on five ships to provide live shots of the president's yacht during the ceremony. Drones, backpacks, wireless, signal streaming, and satellite uplinks were done at the sea to ensure a seamless live broadcast of the event.

HD camcorders and PTZ cameras were deployed on the President’s yacht. To enhance viewers’ experience, specialised lenses and state-of-the-art high-resolution PTZ cameras were installed.

The grandstand master control room was set up at All India Radio Visakhapatnam to receive all the camera sources from the land and sea using RF, backpacks, data links and satellite down-linking.

The high-definition visuals were made more engaging through graphics and a battery of professional commentators who elaborated upon every detail in Hindi and English as the event unfolded, from the AIR control room.

Uninterrupted live coverage running for almost three hours was broadcast on DD National, DD News, DD India and multiple regional channels of DD, starting from 8.30 a.m on 21 February till the end of the events. The entire coverage is also available through live-streaming on DD’s YouTube platforms.

Latest Reads
Khatron Ke Khiladi returns for Season 12; Colors on boards 5 sponsors

India’s most awaited stunt-based reality show Maruti Suzuki presents Khatron Ke Khiladi Charged by Thums Up is set to return on Colors with a blazing new season. Host and renowned filmmaker Rohit Shetty will challenge 14 daredevil contestants with exhilarating stunts as they navigate through their...

Television TV Channels Viewership
ZEE Biskope announces the third season of ‘Talent Camera Action’

The popular Bhojpuri channel Zee Biskope announced the launch of its third season of the extremely popular award-winning campaign ‘Talent Camera Action (TCA)’.

Television TV Channels Regional
Barc Week 25: India TV leads HSM market for three weeks

Hindi news channel India TV has been consistently leading the Hindi-speaking market among the target audience 15+ for three consecutive weeks as per data by Broadcast Audience Research Council India (Barc).

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Locomotive Global Media on boards Anup Thanvi and Pearl Gill

Locomotive Global Media LLP on Thursday announced the appointment of Anup Thanvi as coordinating producer and Pearl Gill as head of production.

Television Production House Film Production
Trailer Park Group names Tamagna Ghosh as managing director APAC

Mumbai: Entertainment marketing and content production company Trailer Park Group has announced the appointment of Tamagna Ghosh as managing director for Asia Pacific and China (APAC) on Wednesday. It has rolled out the next stage in its APAC expansion strategy. It has also appointed Gina Grosso as...

Television Production House Post Production
Badshah and Punit Balan inks partnership deal for Mumbai team in Ultimate Kho Kho

Mumbai: A tinge of Bollywood has been added to Ultimate Kho Kho with popular singer Badshah joining the league as co-owner of the Mumbai franchise alongside renowned film producer, developer and sports enthusiast, Punit Balan. The Mumbai-based team completes the line-up for the inaugural edition of...

Television TV Channels Sports
Rishi Negi to take over as CEO of Endemol Shine India

Mumbai: Banijay Asia chief operating officer Rishi Negi will take over as CEO of Endemol Shine India, highly placed sources have confirmed to Negi takes over from Abhishek Rege whose departure from the production house was announced on Tuesday. His appointment is expected to...

Television Production House Post Production
There is sound commercial viability basis for the money spent on the IPL media rights: CA Atul Thakkar

Mumbai: India is on the cusp of a revolution in the sports business. A recently released report compiled by Anand Rathi Advisors (ARAL) confirms what sports pundits have been claiming for long – that India’s time as a sporting superpower has come. According to ARAL, the sports industry is estimated...

Television TV Channels Sports
Mipcom Cannes 2022 launches new co-production market alongside exhibition

RX France, formerly Reed Midem, on Tuesday confirmed a robust first raft of stand bookings for Mipcom Cannes 2022, whilst announcing plans to launch a new international c0-production market alongside the exhibition in the Palais des Festivals dedicated to accelerating international co-production...

Television Production House Film Production