“Production Company – RTÉ
Programme – Search and Rescue Ireland
Facilities – Transmission (TX) Ltd”
Due to the success of “Search and Rescue Ireland”, RTÉ has commissioned Transmission TX to extend their Specialist Camera Systems from Waterford to Shannon Airbase.
TX are supplying two bespoke Extreme Camera Rigs which are designed in and around the delicate and complex workings of the million dollar AS-332L Eurocopter, of which the Irish Coast Guard own six. In addition, TX designed and built two Crew Camera Rigs, that record video and sound, and are worn by the Coast Guard Crews around their existing kit. The cameras are fixed to theirs helmets thus giving us a eye level view of what they are doing.
All equipment has to meet strict aviation code as well as be waterproof, lightweight and easily to operate under the tough working conditions the Coast Guard face when on a rescue mission. This is all made possible thanks to the in-house designed and built recording units.
RTÉ is a Public Service Broadcaster and a non-profit making organisation owned by the Irish people. RTÉ is Ireland’s cross-media leader, providing comprehensive and cost-effective free-to-air television, radio and online services. RTÉ has been producing and curating broadcast materials for eighty years.
Filming is expected to continue until the end of March with a summer transmission date still to be confirmed.
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