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ESports Broadcasting Server What Should It Be Like?

Channel performance
is a key parameter

cont'd...

This allowed us to implement
our unique feature - search across
all channels simultaneously. This
particular feature is the cornerstones
of our super-fast replay interface.
Searching simultaneously through
all channels frees the operator from
the need to switch the search channel
using the buttons, and in addition,
allows the operator immediately
selects the needed channel. The main
interface with built-in multiviewer
shows either live or recorded video,
PGM and PRV windows, displays the
active playlist, clips, saved playlists
and service information. It gives
the operator the opportunity to
concentrate his gaze only on the
monitor. If the operator needs only
video, the monitor can be switched to
the multiviewer mode for working only
with video windows. This allows the
operator to choose the optimal mode
for the current task. For example, after
the end of the round operator can
search working with PGM, PVW and 15

recorded video windows. This layout
does not distract the operator by
unnecessary live windows and allows
simultaneously with issuing a replay,
search for and prepare the next replay
or clip.
Fast Response Replay Console
Optimising/Reducing the number of
button clicks for creating clips allowed
the operator to work blindly, guided
by muscle memory. The feature of
automatic creation of clips and PL
during Instant replay also significantly
reduced the time for creating a
summary. Faced with eSports replays
and realising that every fraction
of a second matters to operators,
we created a new replay console
Control-ZR, that allows working with
12 to 24 cameras without switching,
which also significantly accelerated
the work of operators and made it
more comfortable. A large number of
different Replay Workflows allows each
operator to choose the most suitable

ones, and even combine them
in order to make the work even
faster and most comfortable.
All this has led to the emergence
of operators working singlehandedly with 12 to 15 replay
channels in eSports. In fact, this
led to replacement of several
operators with servers that were
not optimised for e-sports, and
at the same time delivered better
and faster replays.
Besides improving the entertainment
of eSports tournaments, the use of
servers customised for eSports has
made it possible to significantly save
on the cost of replay equipment and
reduce the number of people involved
in the tournament broadcasting, which
was of great importance in the current
pandemic situation. Transporting
one 4U server weighing 21kg is much
easier to carry out (it can even be done
as standard air baggage), but also
significantly cheaper. It is especially
worth noting that one operator,

CHEK TV Completes MCR with
Wohler iVAM1-1 Monitor
W

hen employee owned local
Vancouver station CHEK TV
recently upgraded their Master control
facility, they chose Wohler's new
iVAM1-1 as their in-rack monitoring
solution.
As CHEK TV's Senior Engineering
Technician Kory Andersen states:
"The touch screen interface is very
user friendly and allows us to quickly
select 6 discrete channels to get a
down-mix of our 5.1 audio. Coupled
with the ability to switch between
audio and video monitoring at the
touch of a button and the option of
adding additional I/O at a later date
as needed, including IP signals, the

iVAM1-1 delivers exactly what
we needed at an extremely
competitive price."
A critical component of
the upgrade was for CHEK
TV to migrate to 5.1 audio
and provide the means to
allow their technicians the
ability to both monitor 5.1
and to also create a stereo
downmix. The addition of new
Harmonic encoders allowed CHEK-TV
to broadcast in 5.1, and the new iVAM11 was chosen as their ideal monitoring
solution prior to encoding. Not only
does the iVAM1-1 have the ability
to monitor 5.1 and create a stereo

Wohler iVAM1-1 16 channel audio/video monitor

instead of three operators and a replay
director, saves significant funds on
salaries, air tickets, hotels and travel
expenses.
Modern Server
To summarise: a modern server for
e-sports replays should be relatively
compact, light and work with 12
to 15 recording 3G SDI channels. It
should provide the operator with
a high-performance interface that
allows working with all channels
simultaneously.

as SMPTE 2110 and SMPTE 2022
allow CHEK-TV to future-proof their
investment.
"CHEK-TV needed a powerful A/V
monitoring tool that is easy for
operators to use, feature rich, future
proof and reasonably priced,"
says Ian Caldwell, Regional Sales
Manager for Wohler. "The iVAM11 checked all the boxes."
In 1956 CHEK-TV, B.C.'s first
privately
owned
television
station and affiliate of the CBC
network, hit the airwaves.
Over the next six decades,
the station's identity, logo
design and network affiliations
Wohler iVAM1-1 monitoring solution at Chek TV1 changed
numerous
times,
downmix, it also has a dedicated video until in September of 2009, CHEK
display which allows the operator became North America's first and only
to switch between audio and video employee-owned television station.
for a complete monitoring solution.
CHEK continues to provide viewers
Additionally, optional features such with compelling and comprehensive
news coverage from all across
Vancouver Island seven days a week.
Giving back has also been a major
part of the station's 60-year history.
CHEK continues to dedicate its people,
airtime and resources to countless
events and causes.


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