AVS Used Toshiba Imaging’s IK-HR1S Hi-Def Camera to Capture Nik Wallenda’s Historic Tightrope Walk over Niagara Falls
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:11

Toshiba Imaging’s IK-HR1S Hi-Def Camera Used to Capture
Nik Wallenda’s Historic Tightrope Walk over Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

• Aerial Video Systems (Burbank, CA) selected by ABC TV to coordinate and capture
video and audio communication for the 3-hour primetime event.

July 16, 2012 Toshiba Imaging (www.toshibacameras.com), a leader in high
definition (HD) color video imaging, provided the point-of-view (POV) camera for Nik
Wallenda’s successful, record-breaking tightrope walk over Niagara Falls on June 15,
2012. The tiny IK-HR1S high-def imager captured the sensational footage from the
balance bar of the internationally-acclaimed tightrope artist during the 1,850-foot trek.
The one-piece HD camera was waterproofed and mounted on the balance pole by Aerial Video Systems

(AVS-www.aerialvideo.com), the company contracted by ABC to provide all the audio and visual communications
for the historic event. According to Randy Hermes, founder and president of AVS, “The miniature
IK-HR1S camera from Toshiba Imaging was the ideal choice for mounting on
the balance bar because of its ultra-compact, 1-piece body that delivers superb color
reproduction, HD resolution, and little or no motion artifacts. The camera was cabled
to a customized “fanny” pack containing a mini-HD microwave transmitter and
battery. We were delighted with the results - the camera and transmitter delivered the
stunning shots I was looking for of Nik’s footwork on the wire with the raging waters of
Niagara Falls below.”

For more information on the historic Niagara Falls tightrope walk and details about
Aerial Video Systems, please go to: www.aerialvideo.com. Additional information on
Toshiba Imaging’s camera suite of high-definition cameras for broadcast, industrial,
scientific, and military imaging applications, please visit www.toshibacameras.com.

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) is world renowned for its ultra
compact, superior color and contrast, high definition (HD) 3CCD cameras. More
affordable CMOS hi-def video systems are also available and both camera suites are
accompanied by Toshiba’s legendary and comprehensive tech support. More
information about the advanced video imaging technology, high definition, low-light,
high resolution color video cameras and Toshiba’s remote head cameras is available
at www.toshibacameras.com.

Aerial Video Systems (AVS) – Founded in 1981 and located in Burbank, California,
AVS has become one of the broadcast industry's leading suppliers of aerial camera
platforms, point-of-view cameras, microwave systems, and HD wireless video. AVS
has earned seven technical Emmys for creating unique applications for state-of-the-art
equipment, allowing broadcasters to offer new perspectives that put viewers right in
the middle of the action. For more information, visit AVS at www.aerialvideo.com or
call (818) 954-8842.