HVD takes on all comers
|Malaysian Production house, HVD has covered every ball-, body- and motor-based sport imaginable over the last 14 years - in many cases producing the complete event for the rights holders.
Highlights include the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the World Superbike championships in 1989, World 500cc Grand Prix in 1990 and, more recently, the 2001 SEAGames in Kuala Lumpur. Live-to-air is HVD's specialty and their reputation for seamless, innovative coverage extends beyond the boundaries of Malaysia. "Overseas producers are always impressed with how versatile our equipment and crews are," says Danny Leong, HVD's general manager. "We can be shooting Badminton indoors one day, then setting up in the mountains for the ESPN Asian X-Games the next, that takes a lot of flexibility in crew skills - and equipment."
|HVD utilises a combination of Sony and Ikegami ENG/EFP portable cameras with Canon and Fujinon lenses ranging from 14x up to 86x. Support ranges from pedestals to lightweight ENG tripods. Over the last 3 years, HVD has placed Miller Arrow, Arrow HD and DS60 fluid heads plus lightweight and HD tripods, into their sports production inventory. Mr Leong concludes, "To date we have not had any problems with (Miller) tripods. We find it is one of the most reliable brands available. There isn't one aspect that stands out we are satisfied with the overall performance of our Miller equipment."|