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AJA Ki Pro Racks Take Luxor OB Digital
Providing OB production and post services for live programmes such as ‘Iceland Idol’ and ‘Master Chef Iceland’, is no easy feat, but Luxor is always up for the challenge…
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part of Saga Film, Iceland’s largest production house, Luxor’s team captures and edits more than 2,500 hours of content per year for everything from TV programmes and films to live concerts and events. When the studio recently decided to take its mobile production truck digital, Luxor Manager Bragi Reynisson turned to the AJA Ki Pro Rack. In October, Reynisson began plans to phase out the use of Betacam tapes in the truck and embrace a file-based workflow to transition from SD to HD. To ease the transition and enable HD recording in a 1RU rack mount form factor, he purchased seven Ki Pro Racks. “ProRes is our main codec, so we spent a lot of time researching ProRes recorders, and Ki Pro Rack won hands down. It’s one of the most affordable, reliable solutions on the market that can fit neatly

within our limited production space and deliver the high-quality ProRes we need,” Reynisson said. Luxor ordered its Ki Pro Rack units less than two days before beginning production on Master Chef. In under two days the units arrived. They were unpacked, installed, adjusted and up and running in under an hour “setup and configuration went off without a hitch”. Often on a tight schedule, Reynisson and his team are constantly on the move in their custom-built OB truck, equipped with five Sony D50 cameras and seven Ki Pro Racks. Gathering hours of footage each day, the footage is cut in an edit suite equipped with ten Mac workstations running Apple FCPX. “Budgets are tighter than ever, and we’re being asked to do more in less time, so any technology that can accelerate our workflow is a

The AJA Ki Pro Rack installation – “up and running in under an hour”

huge boon,” Reynisson said. “Ki Pro Rack has been a great addition because it’s allowed us to increase the quality of our production while also freeing up time to focus on other creative tasks.” Since integrating Ki Pro Rack into its workflow, Luxor has experienced tremendous time savings. Reynisson said: “Importing all of our beta footage could easily take up to 60 hours before, but with Ki Pro Rack, we can easily shoot everything in ProRes, take the files straight from our truck and send

the footage straight off for editing, which has really accelerated the post process. We’ve already made our investment back in three weeks with the time we’ve saved. “The Ki Pro Rack is really something special. It’s made our transition to digital so smooth. AJA’s support team has also been amazing to work with and quick to answer any questions we might have. I appreciate that level of exemplary service, especially in an industry where time is money.”

NEP Visions Provides OB Facilities For UCI Track Cycling World Cup
VSquared TV appoints OB company for first internationally televised event at the Sir Chris Hoy Glasgow Velodrome…

By NEP Visions www.visions-ob.com

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EP Visions provided technical facilities and broadcast engineering services for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup. Vsquared TV, the specialist

Segway mounted camera captures the action (Image courtesy of SWpix.com)

producer of sports programmes, produced coverage of the event which took place from November 16 to 18 at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow. Carolyn Viccari, Managing Director, Vsquared TV, said: “We were delighted to be commissioned by British Cycling to produce the host broadcast coverage of this event. With a new venue there are inevitable teething troubles which we were able to work through with Visions, BC and the venue management to deliver great coverage from a fine facility.” Being a brand new venue, very few cable routes existed in the Sir Chris

One of NEP Vision trucks at the event (Image courtesy of SWpix.com)

Hoy Velodrome, so new provision was made in the planning stages. Visions set up two trucks – HD4 and Mercury – for the host feed. The cycling action was captured with LDK line cameras, LDK super slo mo’s, and radio cameras including one on the derny motorbike (the pacemaker) and one on a Segway catching the action around the track. These cameras all fed to HD4, which

cut the host broadcast for the UCI world feed. In addition Visions provided another truck, NEP 1, for BBC Sport’s red button coverage on Friday and Saturday and live transmission on BBC2 on Sunday. An EVS network was set up across all the trucks so that everyone had access to the same material for editing.


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In Broadcast - January 2013
Contents
InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
InSound
InFocus
InStudio
InPlay
InFile
InTest
InMedia: Evolution of the Broadcast Systems Integrator
InMedia: Swedish Film Institute Chooses Divarchive 7.0
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In Broadcast - January 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - January 2013 - InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
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In Broadcast - January 2013 - InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
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