DTC Domo Broadcast and VideoSys Broadcast help complete first live 4K over RF broadcast
The 4K wireless camera system was comprised of a Sony PXW Z450, which provides 4K UHD (3840x2160p50/59.94) video. Additionally, by taking advantage of the extremely efficient, low-latency HEVC 4K encoding technology built into DTC Domo’s recently launched AEON-TX, Arena TV operators were able to wirelessly capture live football action in native 4K UHD video format for the first time.
“The Domo Broadcast AEON-TX and VideoSys control system worked flawlessly. Set up and installation is just like a normal RF camera, except it transmits 4K”, said Adam Klink, General Engineering Manager for Arena. “We are proud to be a leader in new broadcast technologies and have been waiting for a true 4K wireless system for a while now. At last it looks as if we have a product that surpasses our expectations.”
AEON-TX options include fully integrated return channels for bi-directional IP connectivity and low-bandwidth telemetry, enabling a scalable return channel for talk-back to camera control to return video. Moreover, the transmitter includes industry standard DVB-T modulation for compatibility with existing systems; and DTC’s proprietary UMVL modulation for enhanced high frequency/high speed performance.
VideoSys Sales Manager Alistair Horne said, “We had tested the system at a previous Premier League match in November and it worked so well we were confident in deploying it live for the first time at Emirates Stadium in December where it, again, performed exactly as expected.”
DTC Domo Broadcast Vice President JP Delport added, “Once again, sport has proven to be a prime driver for innovation. The combination of Domo Broadcast AEON-TX technology and VideoSys engineering expertise has proven to be a wireless 4K winner.”
About DTC Domo Broadcast - Broadcasting without boundaries
DTC Domo Broadcast (Domo Tactical Communications) is at the forefront of wireless broadcast communication technologies. DTC has developed its cutting edge technologies for the broadcast market providing real technical and operational benefits to newsgathering, live production, and other high profile applications in solutions that empower users to broadcast without boundaries.
A world-class supplier of wireless links globally and a leader in the MPEG4 wireless technology revolution, DTC offers high-quality, DVB-T low-delay broadcast transmitter/receiver systems and IP solutions designed specifically for electronic news gathering, outside broadcast, satellite newsgathering, motor and extreme sports coverage, portable field monitoring and video assist applications.
Backed by more than 50 years' valuable experience of transmitting and receiving information in difficult electronic environments in the military and surveillance market, DTC’s broadcast portfolio benefits from the ultra-high build quality and ruggedness these products require
Videosys Broadcast designs and manufactures products for the film, TV and AV industries. The core team has worked as broadcast engineers on some of the world’s biggest shows, which now translates into its products and working practices.