In Broadcast - July 2012 - 16
WWW.INBROADCAST.COM | ISSUE 10 - JULY 2012
Grass Valley To Support London Sports Events
TV Record, Brazil’s second-largest television network, will deploy a complete HD production system from Grass Valley on-site in London for live and delayed coverage of various sporting events. José Marcelo Amaral, Director of Operations and Engineering at TV Record, said: “Our past experience with Grass Valley technologies reassures us that we can provide our viewers with the same production values in London that we provide at home in Brazil. “While the world will be watching these sporting events, we want to give our viewers a world-class television experience. Grass Valley equipment will help us do that reliably and cost-effectively.” TV Record will set up a fully networked SAN – based on Grass Valley K2 Summit media servers. This production workflow will feature numerous seats of Grass Valley’s Aurora Digital News Production platform for fast-paced news editing and EDIUS craft editing solutions. Production staff will share clips stored on K2 Summit servers for production and playout. Supported by Grass Valley engineers on-site as part of a service agreement, the project includes the
Brainstorm Scores At Roland Garros
ESP/FRA: Brainstorm’s 3D realtime eStudio render engine powered its graphics for the Roland Garros Tennis Championship in Paris. The graphics systems powered by eStudio delivered on-air graphics for all in-game match score and statistical graphics used by France 2, France 3 and France 4 in their production of Roland Garros. Graphics were simultaneously produced on up to seven courts. Each system produced both French and English graphics in real-time for use by broadcasters worldwide.
K2 Summit server
design and set-up of the online SAN with K2 Dyno Replay Systems able to control all SAN ﬁles for slomo playout. The network will use the Aurora suite of ﬁle-based tools to ingest, edit, and playout content.
BSI RF Solutions Support X Games
USA: BSI will be supporting ESPN with RF services and technology during the X Games. BSI will provide wireless equipment including transmission and control capabilities for two on-board 3D cameras, a FlyCam, two Steadicams and two hand-held cameras. The company will also supply 24 wireless microphones for interference-free operation, along with 27 PL systems and 17 channels of IFB.
Sounds Of Bumper Sports Summer
Calrec will have more than 30 consoles on air for UK OB events this summer, covering a variety of international sports including tennis, boxing, swimming and athletics. Calrec’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Henry Goodman, said: “Calrec is very proud of the number of consoles being used over the coming months’ sporting season and it is a credit to our company to be selected on such a great scale for the sporting pinnacle of the year.” For SIS Live, Calrec will be well represented across eight units covering: Wimbledon for tennis; Greenwich for equestrian; Excel for boxing; and rowing at Dorney. SIS will use Sigmas in OB7 and in OB8 to cover mountain biking at Hadden. OB7 will ﬁgure again for football at Hampden Park with OB9 covering football at St James’ Park. Finally, SIS will have OB3 for footage from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. For CTV an Alpha will be covering swimming and diving. Arena TV will also be rolling out two Sigmas and an Alpha which will cover athletics and road cycling on The Mall, triathlon and marathon swimming at Hyde Park and road cycling at Hampton Court. Telegenic will be covering their speciality sport of football at Wembley. They are also tipped to broadcast 3D athletics footage. NEP Visions will be parking up their Gemini Trucks which contain two Apollos alongside HD2 containing a Sigma, NEP 1 with an Omega and HD 10 with an Omega. Also three brand new Artemis Lights are being utilised by the Russian broadcasters NTV+.
Leader London Support Centre
USA/GBR: Leader Instruments has nominated Thameside to provide product service-centre support for their test equipment during the London games. George Gonos, President of Leader Instruments Corporation, said that Thameside’s sales and engineering staff had an “excellent reputation”.
Calrec’s Artemis console