Axis supplies camera for Channel 7 Sydney news backdrop live feed

Axis camera feed now seen every night on the Channel 7 news at 6 pm

“We’re using the CaptivEYE Broadcast system to feed vision into a giant LED screen that sits behind our presenter in the Martin Place studio, and the perspective is so quintessentially Sydney. The camera gives us an amazing amount of remote control and very reliable broadcast-grade picture quality. Paul and Captivaction did a first class job installing the camera and liaising with property owners as well as training our staff and tailoring the user interface for efficient operation within our live TV broadcast environment.” Jason Morrison, Director of News, The Seven Network.


Channel 7 Sydney, a customer of Captivaction, was looking for a new camera that would provide the backdrop footage “beauty camera” behind the Channel 7 newsreader during each news broadcast. Contrary to what many people might think, the primary backdrop of the Channel 7 Sydney nightly news is actually a live feed. The camera used is HD and controllable, and at any time the news master control centre can change the angle to present different views of the iconic Sydney Harbour, including breaking stories.


Captivaction recommended that Channel 7 Sydney deploy an AXIS Q6128-E Network Camera, with its 4k pan/tilt/zoom capabilities, to capture the vision they were looking for. The camera also ties in with Captivaction’s CaptivEYE Broadcast management system allowing it to be easily controlled and managed from within a web browser.


Channel 7 Sydney now have a 4K Ultra HD pan/tilt/zoom camera that makes it easy for them to present a live view of the Harbour which is beamed back to the Sydney studio and used as the backdrop vision for its newsreaders. During a major bus fire on the Harbour Bridge, the camera was also used to provide exclusive close up live footage of the incident.

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