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InForm
The Evolving Art of
Broadcast Systems
Design
By Chris Nairn, Sales Director.
ooking back over nearly 30 years
of broadcast systems integration,
ATG Danmon can justifiably claim to
have encompassed the transition from
tape-based to server-based operation,
from SD to UHD, from analog to SDI and
IP, and from SDR to HDR. Key drivers
throughout the media industry have
been the need to maximise production
efficiency and creative flexibility. This
short article looks at trends in systems
design in the context of projects
recently completed by the ATG Danmon
team.
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PTZ-based stage production
Remotely controlled pan/tilt/
zoom cameras with fully integrated
motorisation have developed strongly
in recent years both in terms of
imaging quality and compactness.
The Venue Group commissioned us to
equip a 4K television production and
live streaming facility for its Lafayette
events centre. The requirement was
to allow studio-style recording plus
the live relay of stage performances.
We designed and installed a complete
system including control room,
cameras and core equipment.
A crucial
challenge
accommodate the
was how to
control room in
the limited amount of space available
above and behind the stage. Another
was the need to minimise any
obstruction of stage performances
when viewed from the 600-capacity
auditorium. We designed a versatile
and future-proof solution which
enables the operators to capture
full broadcast quality 4K video from
multiple positions, including the
ability to zoom in from wide angle
to very tight close-up. The system
allows live productions to be streamed
with or without a studio audience.
A further camera is attached to a
fixed wall mount, with the remaining
two offering flexible positions via
dedicated wall boxes. The whole
system runs very smoothly, including
gradual speedup and slowdown, so
Figure 1 - That Lot founder David Schneider and colleagues
video can be captured from cameras
in motion as well as when stationary.
Preset movements can also be
programmed. 4K is now the dominant
standard for practically all new
production to ensure content has the
greatest possible long-term value.
Virtual studio production
with LED-backlit cyc
Founded
in 2014
rig which can be adjusted to get
the exact style of illumination we
need for live-streaming or recording
sketches, scripted videos, interviews,
podcasts, vodcasts and social media
photoshoots. That includes 360 degree
surround video and audio capture if
specified. The control room suite is
used for live production and editing.
External
material
by comedian,
actor, writer and director David
Schneider, That Lot (Figure 1)
specialises in 'social-first' platformspecific
content and production. We
were commissioned to provide a
broadcast-quality production facility
comprising a multi-camera studio
plus a fully equipped control room
including lighting, vision and audio
mixing, routing, recording, monitoring
and archiving. A full-colour back-lit
LED cyclorama, the first of its kind in
Europe, provides very sharp chromakey
superimposition
and
is
more
versatile
than a fixed-colour cyc.
Lighting is from a ceiling-mounted
can
be
sourced
from wherever required or we can
perform high quality production on
location. The studio is equipped with
UHD cameras which can be operated
in a wide range of lighting levels and
are ideal both for studio and outdoor
operation. Production mixing and
internal signal distribution are via an
HD switcher and Smart Videohub UHDcapable
router, capturing to digital
recorders and networked storage. We
have also integrated post-production
computers,
lighting,
multiscreen
monitors an individual video monitors,
a studio floor monitor, green room
monitor, a digital audio mixer, a
control room desk and talkbacks.
Education: High-tech
media training studios
Training is an essential precursor
any
to
career,
not
least
in
the
technology-intensive media industry.
Cardiff University commissioned us
to integrate a full broadcast-quality
news studio facility for its School
of Journalism, Media and Cultural
Studies. The project coincided with a
relocation to new city-centre premises
situated next to BBC facilities. Cardiff
University is using the facility to train
the next generation of television,
radio, online and printed-media
journalists.
We
were
invited
to
propose a turnkey solution comprising
a large TV studio and dedicated
gallery, a smaller TV studio with its
associated gallery, plus a broadcast
newsroom. The system links to a news
presentation suite where a remotely
controlled camera and two-way video
feed allow the newsreader to talk to
a reporter. The systems simulate the
functionality and processes of a real
broadcast environment, the output
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