Datavideo mobile switcher and remote controlled HDBaseT cameras used in water polo venue

Datavideo mobile switcher and remote controlled HDBaseT cameras used in water polo venue

The acclaimed mobile switcher range from Taiwan based hardware vendor Datavideo has proven over the years to be the most flexible range of production switchers around. With a clear user layout and numerous variations the mobile studio range suits any type of production needs. One of the latest installments was done by the company Studiotech Hungary in the swimming pool of Kaposvári Vizipóló Klub.

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Studiotech Hungary’s Head of System Engineering, Máté Kovács used the Datavideo HS-1500T in this installation. This mobile switcher uses three HDBaseT inputs so the 1080p signal, camera power and control data are all sent through a single Ethernet wire. The cameras used are Datavideo PTC-150T, a full HD pan/tilt/zoom camera with HDBaseT interface built in. This fast and precise PTZ camera uses a 30x optical zoom lens for clear images and stunning close ups.

Datavideo mobile switcher and remote controlled HDBaseT cameras used in water polo venue

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Both cameras are built in waterproof housings that are engineered in house and took a month to fabricate. One of the main challenges for this project was finding the right cable to use with the system, and the waterproof connections to the camera. HDBaseT ensures you of cable runs up to 70 meters, so Studiotech provided two cable drums for easy cable storage.

Datavideo mobile switcher and remote controlled HDBaseT cameras used in water polo venue

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Kaposvári Vizipóló Klub is using this solution for recording and showing the underwater part of their match. A Datavideo HDR-1 is used for easy and reliable USB recording. This small recorder captures the signal in 1080p and compresses in h.264 up to 20 megabits. The club is also using a large LCD wall for viewing purposes and to make sure that the output signal of the HS-1500T is compatible a DAC-70 converter is used. The DAC-70 is an ultra-versatile up/down/cross converter that converts SDI into HDMI and vice versa, but also converts VGA and embeds audio onto the output signal.

Datavideo mobile switcher and remote controlled HDBaseT cameras used in water polo venue

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All Datavideo products mentioned are available and can be acquired at your nearest Datavideo reseller. Find your local representative using the “Where to buy” section on www.datavideo.com.

About Datavideo Technologies

Based in Taipei, Datavideo engineers, designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative technologies for use in broadcast, AV, live event and production environments. Datavideo manufactures broadcast video switchers, Virtual Studio equipment, Audio Mixing and Management products, recorders, pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera), standards converters, camera control interfaces, intercom and tally systems, test and measurement equipment, network streaming products, character generators and interfaces, LCD monitors, power distribution equipment and much more. Datavideo was found in 1985.

Datavideo is an ISO-9001 quality certified manufacturer and, therefore, adheres to the highest international standards. Datavideo is very flexible and can follow the changing demands, while sharing the value in cost effective production with the end user.

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