High-tech equipment which will be used to film the Sochi Winter Olympics has now been unveiled. Experts anticipate that millions of people all over the world will be watching the games. Due to this expectations surrounding picture quality and new coverage is high. The organizers of the games hope to establish a media complex which will provide radio, television, photographic and online coverage of the event.
One of the cameras being used for filming is called the "Spidercam". This camera can film events from a bird's eye view. Interestingly there are only four of these cameras in the world. The camera being used at the games will be able to fly at a speed of 8 meters per second. It is also able to cover an area the size of six football fields.
Event organizers are not wasting any time when it comes to the new equipment. The equipment is already being used to cover a few different events. It is essential that it is tested before the games. This will prevent any unexpected technical problems.
The Sochi Winter Games is gearing up to be the biggest sporting event in Russian history. So far the games has encouraged the city to boost development in many areas. For example businesses and city officials are gearing up to receive an influx of foreign visitors. However until recently the audience at home has been largely ignored. Fans of the games will now be able to see their favorite events take place with better clarity. The cameras will also be able to take shots that were not possible at previous events.