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Specialist Cameras filming at Commonwealth Games Australia

14 June 2018
Specalist camera filming commonwealth games diving

The Commonwealth Games in Australia ran from the 4th to 15th April this year and Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) were pleased to be there with our specialist cameras and crews to film the sporting action.

  • The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018 were an international multi-sport event held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It was the fifth time Australia had hosted the Commonwealth Games and the first time a major multi-sport event achieved gender equality by having an equal number of events for males and female athletes.

    Commonwealth Games 2018

    The opening ceremony featured the traditional parade of nations and was attended by Charles, Prince of Wales, representing Queen Elizabeth II, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

    More than 4,400 athletes including 300 para-athletes from 71 Commonwealth Games Associations took part in the event. With 275 sets of medals, the games featured 19 Commonwealth sports:

    1. Athletics
    2. Badminton
    3. Basketball
    4. Bowls
    5. Boxing
    6. Cycling
    7. Diving
    8. Gymnastics
    9. Hockey
    10. Netball
    11. Rugby Sevens
    12. Shooting
    13. Squash
    14. Swimming
    15. Table Tennis
    16. Triathlon
    17. Volleyball
    18. Weighlifting
    19. Wrestling
    These sporting events took place at 14 venues in the host city, two venues in Brisbane and one venue each in Cairns and Townsville.

    ACS Filming at the Commonwealth Games

    A total of 44 ACS crew were there to deliver, install and operate 61 specialist cameras covering 12 of the venues. Working for host broadcaster NEP Australia, ACS had railcams at the Athletics, Swimming and Gymnastics.

    Stabilised mounts were used on the tracking vehicles for the Outside Races and 15 minicams were rigged in several venues.

    32 SMARTheads™ were installed, covering everything from the Diving to Basketball, Boxing, Squash and Shooting. Beautycams were also rigged including a SMARThead3™ in weatherised housing.

    Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) were proud to support our athletes and be involved in the huge excitement of filming the sporting action at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia. The next Commonwealth Games are to be held in Birmingham from 27 July to 7 August 2022 which we are sure will have some great sporting moments to capture on film.

    If you would like to find out more about how the Aerial Camera Systems specialist cameras and crews can help with your next filming production, then please visit our website.