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Australia's First JitaCam  

Aspen, Colorado - Winter X Games Get Extreme Boost ESPN adds new views to the 14th annual sporting competition by Susan Ashworth | Published January 06, 2010

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Capturing the Jumps |

This year, to get up-close and personal with the athletes as they back flip and somersault through the air, ESPN will install a JitaCam, a jib positioned near the biggest jumps on the racecourse. Short for "Jib In The Air", the JitaCam is mounted to a nearby roof truss - not on the ground like a normal jib - thereby putting the camera above the action and giving the networks 360-degree arm rotation.

By using the JitaCam, "on a big jump, you've got athletes jumping at the camera from 30ft in the air', said Phil Orlins, coordinating producer for ESPN Production.

 

 

 

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