The GrammyCam is a dissassembled GoPro that transmits video via RF signal
Ever wondered what things look like from the Grammy Award’s point of view?
Not the show, but the actual award. No? Well, you’re going to find out, thanks to the GrammyCam, the latest bit of Grammy technology. What is the GrammyCam, you may ask? Well, it’s a camera embedded within the base of the Grammy statue. So whenever a winner triumphantly hoists it, fans watching will have the opportunity to see the audience from the actual Grammy’s point of view.
FastCompany reports that the GrammyCam is built with a disassembled GoPro in its base, reconfigured to wirelessly stream video via an RF signal to the broadcast truck that is Grammy HQ. (It’s where all the video feeds are sent and managed.) The GrammyCam is battery-powered, meaning the people manning the awards will have to make sure they don’t run out of juice mid-show.
“It creates a pretty big, complicated workflow to make sure this all comes off right,” Evan Greene, CMO of the Recording Academy, told FastCompany.
Interestingly, the GrammyCams are being made where all the Grammys are made: isn the Colorado metal shop of one John Billings, only the second Grammy maker in the history of the awards. “He’s been supportive of this project from the very beginning,” Greene said. “We went to the master himself to make sure we got it right.”