Watch the broadcast from 2017, with soaring camera angles.

When assigned to provide a cable cam solution for 12 days of live broadcast in harsh climate, Koptercam chose the NEWTON stabilized head due to its high and reliable performance.

Event / Project

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have been held since 1925 and include the three disciplines of nordic skiing: cross-country skiing, ski jumping and nordic combined. It consists of 21 events and in 2017 it was held in Lahti, Finland, 22 February – 5 March.


KopterCam is a service provider based in Helsinki, Finland and specialized in close range aerial cinematography. Assigned to cover these 12 days of live broadcast in cold and snowy conditions, they used their cable cam system Skytrack, developed in-house especially for these kind of harsh conditions. As a reliable partner for the long hard work in extreme weather, they choose their NEWTON head with a Sony P1 camera and Canon HJ14 broadcast lens. The broadcast ready NEWTON communicated with the broadcast van CCU through a Gigawave MNTX transmitter, sending full HD 1080i image, and a Vislink FocalPoint, sending camera data. Despite -9°, wind and snowfall the systems delivered a reliable performance and as seen in the updates from KopterCam, they are constantly putting their trust in NEWTON, by using it in their cable cam systems at the live broadcast of big events.


“The Newton head has become our workhorse platform for all live cablecam broadcasts. Using the Sony P1 camera transmitting both video and audio signals though internal slip rings enables full flexibility and control for all event scenarios”

World Cup Cross-Country Lahti 2018, also by KopterCam with NEWTON.

KopterCam’s cable cam reel featuring NEWTON.

NEWTON, at Lahti 2017, with KopterCam´s SkyTrack dolly.

NEWTON, in 2018, with KopterCam´s CableCam dolly.

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