RF Services

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RF Services

Timeline specialises in the latest RF technology, providing production teams with the freedom to ‘broadcast anywhere’. Our radio frequency outside broadcast facilities consist of the speciality and high-end equipment needed to capture today’s exciting events.

Our areas of expertise include using wireless cameras on motorcycles, boats, helicopters and aircraft to cover a range of sporting, arts, entertainment and natural history events. Catering for productions large and small, Timeline’s RF services can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Get in touch now to see how our RF services can support your next production: +44 (0) 8450 944 445 info@timeline.tv

Capture and broadcast your event:

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Radio cameras

Timeline uses the latest high-performance Vislink and Cobham equipment for events such as mass running races, football, sailing regattas and a wide range of other programmes. Combined with Videosys data control systems, they provide the flexibility of radio with the facilities of cabled cameras.

Radio talkback

We have a large stock of UHF base sets, various antennas and hand-held radios to enable talkback systems to cover the remotest of locations.

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Motorbike RF facilities

Timeline is expert in integrating RF equipment on to motorbikes to capture large-scale events such as the Great North Run. Talkback, tally and data control make these cameras totally flexible.

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Helicopter Cameras

Link live video from a helicopter camera following the action on the ground or from a flying reporter. RF links from mobile cameras on the ground can be sent via helicopter to give wide area coverage.

Airborne Relays

A-fixed-wing aircraft, operating at 25,000 feet, provides an RF relay for radio links from motorbike cameras, relaying talkback and sending them on to the OB truck many miles away.

Drones

Drone footage in live HD and UHD 4K video brings a new dimension to any programme.

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Specialist RF Vehicles

When numerous links are required on a complex project, our custom-built RF10 van is the perfect signal control point. We do all the monitoring and control in RF10 and pass the finished feeds to the OB truck.

Combined with our flyaway uplink, this offers uplink and RF facilities in one, sharing test equipment and staff efficiently. The built-in 12m mast enables talkback antennas and microwave reception on locations with no high vantage points nearby.

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Specialist RF Cameras:

Watertight Cameras

360° pan-tilt-zoom watertight cameras are ideal for onboard shots from small boats or remote locations.

Ruggedised Cameras

Ruggedised live cameras on X Cat Powerboats cope with the rigour of high-speed powerboating and capture all the thrills.

Umpire Cameras

An ultra-compact, wearable, live camera in full HD for use by umpires or referees.

Miniature RF Camera

Miniature RF camera used by reporters on horseback for live on track jockey interviews.

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UltraHD RF equipment

Timeline leads the field in the development of live Ultra HD links. Anything that can be done in HD will soon be achievable in 4K!

Project Management

Timeline has expertise in a huge range of projects, large and small. Short deadlines and groundbreaking new services are our specialities.

Dry Hire

Much of our equipment is available for dry hire. Please ask for details.

Projects have included:
• Moto GP
• Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series
• Cardiff Half Marathon
• Great Run series
• Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Winterwatch

• Glastonbury
• Henley Royal Regatta
• Volvo Ocean Race
• Dubai World Cup
• Davis Cup
• Invictus Games