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Lawo's Remote Hand-Over

CJP Broadcast
of Multichoice's Studio 6
Deliver For
MG ALBA
S

M

G ALBA, which manages and
operates Scottish Gaelic language
channel BBC ALBA in partnership with
the BBC, has chosen a Streamstar X4
Live Production Studio to extend the
creative resources available at and
from its Stornoway headquarters. The
new system will be used primarily
for broadcast and online coverage of
remote location events.
" We identified the Streamstar X4 as
an efficient alternative to traditional
outside broadcast vehicles, " says
Uisdean
MacLeod,
MG
ALBA's
Operations Manager (Technology). " It
provides a lot of creative production
facilities in a chassis the size of a small
suitcase. The core unit plus control
keyboard and the necessary add-ons
such as touch screen monitor and
cameras can be transported easily to
site and integrated quickly compared
to traditional methods. Operation is via
an intuitive user interface which gives
our staff access to a very wide range of
audio and video features and effects. "
" Streamstar has taken the whole
business of mobile video production
to an entirely new level in terms
of affordability, versatility and
portability, " adds CJP Broadcast
Managing Director Chris Phillips.
" The X4 provides all the capabilities
traditionally associated with a nocompromise production gallery but
on a platform that is easy to control
and extremely compact. When
combined
with
latest-generation
robotic cameras, it allows a small
team of just three or four people
to achieve high quality results that
compare favourably without the cost
or complexity of a traditional OB truck.
The entire system can be taken to site
in a car and installed within just a few
hours, or less for an experienced crew
arriving at a familiar venue. Power is
direct from standard mains.
Occupying just 2U, the Streamstar
Live
Production
Studio
comes
complete with a 1 terabyte solid-state
video recorder with ISO multichannel
capture, slow-motion and freeze-frame
playback, character and graphics
generator, vision switcher, picture-inpicture and split-screen effects and
automated switching modes, an audio
mixer, video and audio editor.

outh Africa's Multichoice,
Africa's largest satellite
television
channel
service
provider,
has
successfully
completed the infrastructure
rebuild of their Studio 6,
which is mostly utilized by
SuperSport, a content brand
under the Multichoice umbrella
that specializes in live sport
production across almost 40
linear channels.
The installation, carried out by local
system integrator and Lawo supplier
Inala Broadcast, comprises a vm_dmvbased Lawo V__matrix multiviewer
solution and a Lawo mc²36 audio
console combiled with an A__stage64
stagebox and a Nova73 router. In
addition to the studio production audio
workflows, the system interfaces into
IP-based commentary booths to enable
adding multiple languages into the IP
audio backend. SuperSport's overall
infrastructure is controlled by an
all-encompassing VSM virtual studio
manager system which also controls
16 galleries used for turn-around
operations of smaller events, adding

the right logos in the right places.
" The migration of broadcast signal
reticulation from traditional baseband
to IP brings us new options in the way
things are done, which required us to
re-define the way we all - Multichoice
Technical Team, Inala Broadcast,
SuperSport Operations and Lawo install, configure and commission an
audio system of this size and nature, "
explains Multichoice Technical Team.
Anthony Teunen, Lawo's System
Engineer, who configured the new
Studio 6 setup and supervised the
hand-over starting on October
12, called Studio 6's new audio
infrastructure " an innovative small

NEP & EVS' Xeebra Selected
For Superliga VAR Rollout
E

VS' video assistant referee
(VAR) solution Xeebra has
been chosen by NEP Denmark
to provide exclusive VAR
capabilities to the Danish League
for its top football tier the 3F
Superliga. Built on EVS' industrystandard replay technology, the
system has been deployed since
the start of the season and will be
used in all matches throughout
the 2020/2021season.
The deployment is being managed
locally by NEP Denmark, a longtime
EVS partner that has extensive
experience in producing live coverage
of Danish football. For this project,
NEP is deploying custom-built VAR
vans, each equipped with a Xeebra.
Each multi-camera review system
from EVS supports up to 16 cameras,
including Super Motion cameras, and
all camera angles can be accessed
instantly during a match. This setup
enables the VAR, assistant VAR, and
replay operator - who are all stationed
on-site - to accurately assist the onfield official in their decisions.

With Xeebra, they can easily review
any match action and select the most
relevant camera angles, with simple
touch-and-pinch gestures letting them
zoom in and analyze every angle in
detail. The solution provides officials
with everything they need to make
the right call, meaning reviews can be
completed quickly, efficiently and in
complete synchronization.
As part of the Xeebra deployment,
EVS is also supplying its AI-driven
virtual offside line, which is certified
by FIFA, to automatically calibrate
the field of play and produce a virtual
offside line in real-time. Using this

console-large router scenario. "
The configuration for the
Multichoice studio in Randburg,
Johannesburg (South Africa)
was configured remotely from
Theunen's office in Belgium.
For health and safety reasons
during the covid-19 pandemic,
hardly anybody was allowed
on-site for some time, and even
remote configuration operations
were temporarily put on hold,
because no-one would have been
available locally to reboot devices
after an update or in the event of a
programming issue.
SuperSport specializes in airing
international and SA-based live sport
feeds from all over the world as well as
locally-produced content across more
than 50 channels, to which multiple
language commentary is added in local
languages.
SuperSport's big Studio 1 was
equipped with a Lawo-centric setup
a few months ago, while their
international control room (ICR)
migrated to Lawo V__matrix-based
vm_dmv multiviewers in Spring 2020.
functionality, the 3F Superliga VAR
operators can swiftly add an offside
line, enabling them to review player
positions with the assurance that
they are getting the highest levels
of precision. The EVS virtual
offside line does not require
any complex or time-consuming
configuration prior to the match
and does not require an extra
operator.
As a result, the Xeebra replay
operator has easy access to all
the tools needed to assist the
VAR quickly and efficiently.
Since the selection of Xeebra
as the official VAR system,
both the Danish League and NEP
have organized extensive trainings
in accordance with the IFAB/FIFA
protocol for the 3F Superliga officials
and replay operators. A combination of
theoretical training, simulator training,
and practical training using the Xeebra
system was used.
" The intuitive nature of Xeebra
enables replay operators to be
onboarded very quickly, while its
user-friendly design means it can be
used by less experienced operators
compared to other VAR systems, " said
François Gillet, Solutions Specialist at
EVS.


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