Flying in the skies above CBS Sports’ many technological innovations at the PGA Championship this week is a brand-new HDR camera system in the Goodyear Blimp. Created by Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer Bob Mikkelson’s Winged Vision, the first-ever HDR aerial system for a live sports production features a Sony HDC-P50 box camera, Canon 4K 45-to-1 lens, Gyro-Stabilized Systems (GSS) gimbal, and Janteq microwave transmitter. Covering the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, the Goodyear Blimp is equipped with Winged Vision, the first HDR aerial camera system for a live sports production. “The new camera delivers the best aerial pictures I’ve ever had, and, right now, I believe it’s the best aerial system that’s ever flown,” says Mikkelson. “What’s noticeable right off the bat is the sharpness at every pixel on the screen from corner to corner. It’s absolutely incredible.” Although the system is capable of 4K, it is running in 1080p HDR mode this week at Bethpage and is used for CBS’s 4K HDR production of Holes 16-18  and downconverted to SDR for CBS’s main broadcast. “This is the first time we’ve done HDR,” says Mikkelson, “and this new system is perfect for golf because HDR allow...