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Switzerland's Canal9 Digital Newsroom
Solution Upgrade Leads The Way
T

he upgrading of Canal9 in
Switzerland shows just how far
broadcasters have come in the
last few years. Not only were core
systems updated for high-definition
production and transmission, but
new technology was implemented
throughout the facility to deliver
impressive workflow efficiencies

and enhance viewers' experience.
Firstly, the channel used the
migration as an opportunity to
go fully tapeless and champion
ground-breaking technologies that
link the entire production, news
casting and playout operations
together. While early adopters of
HD choose to combine a tape and

file-based workflow, Canal9 was
able to go fully tapeless.
The new workflow, extending from
production to broadcast, was made
possible with the MOS protocol, the
open standard that enables users to
see, use and control devices from
within different applications. Using
this technology, Grass Valley's
Stratus Framework, Edius nonlinear editing systems and media
servers, Ross XPression graphics
system, Autoscript prompters
and the Octopus7 news room
computer system (NRCS) were all
seamlessly connected.
This facilitated automated
processes and the remote
operation of systems to
streamline key production and
broadcasting routines.
Secondly, the broadcaster took
the opportunity of the upgrade
to also integrate social networks
into its newsroom for realtime engagement with viewers.

Octopus7, tightly integrated with
social networks, allows the channel
to develop a new and deeper
relationship with its viewers. Not
only can the reporters receive
real-time Twitter feeds, as well as
standard news feeds from within
Octopus, but stories can be pushed
out to diverse online audiences at
the click of a button.
Stephane Sassano, Canal9's
Technical Director praised
Octopus7: "Version 7 of the
software is a major release with
a lot of new features compared
with our old system. It gives our
journalists minute by minute news
updates via Twitter, as well as
all the traditional RSS feeds and
agency wire sources. It also allows
us to engage with our viewers
instantly via social networks such
as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
It will make a real difference to
the way we produce and deliver
news stories."

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Canal9 staff receive training in Octopus Newsroom system

Camera Corps Q-Ball Captures Historic Red Bull Victory
Q

-Ball from Camera Corps
captured the victory celebration
of Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel
at the Indian Grand Prix.
It was Vettel's sixth consecutive
victory this season and makes him
only the fourth man in history to
win four titles in the world series.
With a total of 10 wins in 16 races,
Vettel was closing in on Michael
Schumacher's record of 13 wins in
a single year.
Currently driving for the Austrian
Red Bull team, he now goes on
to race in Abu Dhabi, the United
States and Brazil.
"Success breeds success,"
comments Shaun Glanville,
Business Development Director
of Camera Corps. "Our aim is to
design and build remotely controlled
camera systems offering the highprecision control that a driver
would demand from a racing car.
The images obtained from Q-Ball
cameras by many of the world's
leading broadcast producers
in sport, documentaries, music
productions and reality television
shows, prove that we have
accomplished this ambitious goal
and continue to do so."

Q-Ball cameras are used by
broadcasters worldwide, and
by the Red Bull production team
itself, to generate high-quality
video coverage of sports events.
Other recent applications include
capturing the victory celebrations at
a major UK motor race this summer
followed by World Series Diving
in August from Boston Harbour,
Massachusetts.
Each Q-Ball incorporates a 10:1
zoom lens which enables the remote
operator to produce wide angle and
close-up shots while retaining full
live-action control of pan and tilt.
Developed and produced by
Camera Corps both for rental and for
sale, the Q-Ball has delivered closeup video from many very high-profile
broadcast events in recent years,
including the BBC Proms, Summer
and Winter Olympics, international
football, motor racing, water sports,
tennis, football and rugby.
The Q-Ball head is a robust and
weatherproof cast-aluminium
sphere of similar diameter to a
standard Compact Disc or DVD.
Inside is a 1080i camera with 10:1
zoom optics plus a fully rotatable
pan and tilt head.

Sebastian Vettel is held aloft as he celebrates his Indian Grand Prix victory
in New Delhi sealing his bid for the 2013 World Championship

High-precision motors enable
the operator to adjust the
camera angle from practically

any location, including smooth
adjustment of vertical and lateral
tracking speeds.


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In Broadcast - December 2013
Contents
InNews: Vizrt to Acquire Mosart Medialab
InNews: NTP Dad Ax32 Captures Wagner
InReply: Seesense on Miniature Cameras
InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
InGear: Bluebell’s Fibre Optic Solutions
InGear: Grass Valley K2 Dyno Changes the Game
InMedia: Pixitmedia – More Partner Than Supplier
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - December 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - December 2013 - InNews: Vizrt to Acquire Mosart Medialab
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InNews: NTP Dad Ax32 Captures Wagner
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InReply: Seesense on Miniature Cameras
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
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In Broadcast - December 2013 - InGear: Grass Valley K2 Dyno Changes the Game
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