In Broadcast - July 2012 - 4
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TMD Wins Australian National Archive Contract
TMD has won the contract to provide an audio-visual archives management system for the National Archives of Australia. The project will bring together the audio-visual content, both digital and physical – a total of more than 600,000 archived assets. A large part of the collection comprises items from major government broadcasters. These will now be managed by the TMD Mediaﬂex system. “Our audio-visual assets are a central part of our collection. It is very important that we have a powerful means of accessing them, not just for our own staff but for the nation,” said David Fricker, Director-General of the National Archives of Australia. “We chose TMD because of their extensive experience in managing audio-visual archives.” The contract is worth about AUS$1.5m and the project is expected to take 15 months. Implementation of the TMD system involves integrating with existing systems that manage archival records at the archive. Tony Taylor, Chairman and CEO of TMD, said: “What we have demonstrated in our installations is that we understand the needs of archivists and provide the functionality they need, to help them manage their collections and make them available as widely as possible.” Established in 1983 the National Archives of Australia maintains and makes available all records of
Seven Network Gets HD Ready
AUS: Seven Network has upgraded its Enterprise sQ News and Sports f a s t - t u r n a ro u n d p ro d u c t i o n systems to the latest V5 software and HD capable hardware. The Quantel upgrade prepares Seven Melbourne for a future transition to HD broadcasting. It delivers scalable SD/ HD file-based workflows. Expanding the operation with the addition of sQ Record and sQ Load applications for video and ﬁle ingest, the MOS integrated sQ Play application handles playout.
TV Globo Opts For PlayMaker
BRA: Brazilian-based TV Globo is to utilise Orad’s PlayMaker for its Sao Paulo sports and entertainment studio productions. Due to its studio work mode capability the PlayMaker solution suits broadcasters such as TV Globo who need advanced replay server capabilities for both live operations in OB Vans and pre/ post programme studio production. TV Globo production staff will use PlayMaker’s studio work mode to broadcast highlight packages.
David Fricker Director General NAA & Tony Taylor Chairman and CEO TMD
the Australian Government and its agencies deemed to be of national historical signiﬁcance.
Sony And Wimbledon Serve Up 3D
Sony expanded 3D production and broadcast coverage for Wimbledon 2012 as part of its long-term partnership with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). Five days comprehensive coverage will take in the men’s quarter-finals and the ladies and men’s semi-ﬁnals and ﬁnals matches. Wimbledon is one of a number of major summer sporting events benefiting from Sony’s sports production technology. This year’s 3D Wimbledon production sees 3D production moving to a fully tapeless operation, based around HDCAM SR Master technology. Within the OB unit all ISO camera recordings will be recorded straight to SR memory cards. The Wimbledon production crew will use the SR-R1 HDCAM SR recorders combined with PMW-TD300 camcorders to record interviews and onsite content. David Bush, Director of Marketing for Sony Europe, said: “New technological advances have allowed us to produce Wimbledon on an even greater scale this year.” Mick Desmond, Commercial Director of the All England Lawn Tennis Club said: “We were delighted with our 3D partnership with Sony last year and we look forward to working with them again.” Five broadcasters, BBC, Canal+ (Spain), ESPN, Nova (Greece) and Sky Italia conﬁrmed plans to broadcast the live 3D feed to viewers across the globe. The Men’s Final on Sunday, July 8 is scheduled be shown in cinemas globally, through cinema distribution partner Supervision Media.
Wright State Deploys Utah
USA: Wright State University has deployed Utah Scientiﬁc equipment in its newly renovated control room at the Nutter Center sports arena. The university installed a U TA H - 4 0 0 / 1 4 4 r o u t i n g switcher to bridge all of the production system components. The university also installed an SC-4 system controller, a UCP-SX full matrix control panel, four UCP36 single bus control panels, and a SoftPanel-2 GUI control panel system. The new control room is part of an overhaul to support full HD video.
3D coverage at Wimbledon