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Serving Up The ATP World Tour Finals
By Kevin Moorhouse
Chief Operating Officer & Managing
Director, Gearhouse Broadcast UK

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or five years running Gearhouse
Broadcast has provided full
technical and production facilities
for ATP Media's coverage of the
ATP World Tour Finals, held at
London's 02 Arena. The tournament
brings together the eight top ranked
players in the world, competing for
the title of overall series winner.
We've been chosen to provide
technical and production facilities for
the last 13 ATP World Tour Masters
1000, the nine tournament series
held at locations around the world
throughout the tennis season. We
know the process and requirements
of the tour inside out, so working
on the event at The O2 Arena was
a natural progression for us.
Our long-standing relationship
with ATP Media, along with the
ability to create and deliver the
same broadcast environment across
all the tour venues - regardless of
location - is key to the success of
the ATP World Tour Finals coverage

year after year.
We supply the whole production
set-up, as well as the technical
and support infrastructure. We
install everything from Portacabins
to house equipment, power
supply requirements and catering
facilities to accommodation and
administrative support.
State-of-the-art digital flyaway
rigs, equipped with Snell video
routing, Harris distribution & Glue,
Riedel communication, Hitachi
CCU and Evertz VIP monitoring
for each of the tour events. At the
end of an event, the flyaways are
configured specifically to meet the
demands of the next location on the
tour before they're shipped off. This
process ensures we can set them
up quickly and effectively, speeding
up the integration and install by our
project engineers on site.
A total of 17 cameras chains
deliver live feeds from around The
O2 Arena, among them 11 Hitachi

One of 11 Hitachi cameras used at the ATP World Tour Finals

HD-SK 1200 multi-format 1080p/3G
cameras, two Hitachi SuperMotion
SK-HD 1500 slo-mo cameras and
an Ikegami NAC UltraMotion.
A core technical back up and
support crew of 50 plus people
- cameramen replay and audio
operators, engineering staff,
technicians, project managers
and riggers - is present at every
venue to keep the show running
smoothly. We also supply additional
top up facilities and equipment to
meet broadcasters' on-the-spot
requirements.
As well as ATP Media, we provide
facilities and support for sports
broadcaster ESPN. In addition, live

feeds are sent to Sky Sports and
the BBC. Eight additional foreign
broadcasters receive live feeds of
the final. Thanks to the end-to-end
tapeless workflow, handling their
requirements is a less complex
operation than it would otherwise be.
All the media is stored on six EVS
servers and archived on to removable
drives. Media clips are logged at the
ingest stage, tagged with details of
an ace, a smash or unforced error,
so they can be instantly recalled -
whether for transfer to broadcaster
or for putting together highlight
packages or replays shown during
breaks in play.

Telegenic Expands Fleet T25
T

he latest edition to Telegenic's
fleet T25 has successfully
completed various tests from Brazil
to West Ham looking at both the
technical and production workflows
for 4K / Ultra HD transmissions.
When new truck investments
cost in the order of £4-6 million,
outside broadcasters need to
have the vehicles on the road as
much as possible so making the
right technology call is essential.
Telegenic's latest truck, built
by Sony, is outfitted with a 3G
routing fabric and targeted at a
new wave of Ultra-HD broadcasts
which Eamonn Curtin, Telegenic's
Commercial Manager, believes are
just round the corner.
"We took the decision to
commission T25 with the necessary
infrastructure to support 4K/Ultra
HD, which we believe will be a
format for live cinema events and
domestic TV once compression
formats become more efficient," he
says. "We are in discussions with
major manufacturers regarding the
new 4K cameras and resulting signal
flow, with a view to forming strategic
partnerships which will help our
development engineers look at the
best kit to do the job."

The company is now in a position
where it can continue to facilitate
their current contracts comfortably
whilst still being able to offer high
quality trucks to new clients due
to the large fleet of seven identical
production units at their disposal,
two of which are Sky owned 3D
units. "Right now we are building
for 2014 and beyond to continue
the high standards we strive to
deliver on every production we work
on," says Curtin.
"The aim is always to maintain
up-to-date kit and the most cutting
edge truck design, rather than hold
onto old equipment," explains Curtin.
"We'd rather sell on equipment and
invest in the latest facilities which
production teams are looking for."
Five of the production units have
been built within the past three
years giving Telegenic the ability
to have the latest kit such as Sony
2500 camera channels and OLED
monitors throughout the Vision
engineering areas.
"The whole ethos is about the
crew and engineers," says Curtin.
"They are very loyal to Telegenic
and the company is loyal to them.
Many of our 90 permanent staff
have been here longer than ten

Telegenic's latest truck, built by Sony, is outfitted with a 3G routing fabric

years. The company is built heavily
on the experience of our technical
crew. We don't tend to over equip
ourselves with office, sales and
marketing personnel. That means
we can guarantee to resource trucks
with vision and sound on-site, plus
it gives us an agility to move quickly
with regards to new technology. I
believe that has kept us ahead
of the game."
Since T25 was completed in May
2013 it has been involved in the 4K
/UHD Tests in Belo Horizonte Brazil
for FIFA TV. HBS and Sony used
Sony F55 cameras and adaptors (to
be released in Jan 2014) enabling
the 4K signal to pass from camera
head to truck. Telegenic also used
the F55 cameras while filming The
Rolling Stones in Hyde Park where

the client recorded on a camera
head and took a confidence feed
back to the truck.
Curtin concludes: "Since our
involvement in the 4K tests we
have found that the gap between
film and television is yet again
getting closer with the use of film
style cameras and film style prime
lenses with television broadcast
production units.
"It's exciting and an honour to
be involved in all these tests and
testament to our engineers ability
to pick up the skills required to
successfully engineer and drive
forward these new technologies.
Without them we wouldn't have the
most advanced and flexible trucks in
the UK to do these jobs."


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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
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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 - InStudio: Q-Ball Captures Historic Vettel Victory
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