Vinari Awards Toast Top Catalan Wines During Virtual Event Broadcast & Live Stream Produced With AJA Gear
To manage dual transmission of the awards ceremony on live television and streaming, a pair of AJA’s HELO H.264 streaming and encoding devices were integrated into the production workflow. While broadcaster Televisió de Catalunya used a satellite link system to air live coverage, station Cadena Pirenaica relied upon HELO as an economical alternative to traditional OB truck uplinks. Using HELO, the team was able to send program feeds with an unnoticeable 400ms delay via the internet at the same level of quality as an OB truck, but more affordably and with a less complex infrastructure. “With this broadcast, we proved that we can retransmit live from virtually anywhere with a solid Fiber Optic internet connection and HELO, a powerful device that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand,” shared Deunido’s Guillem Gandol. The second HELO was used to manage live streams on Facebook Live and YouTube for viewers who opted to watch event coverage on social media platforms. Both HELOs were configured and controlled using the device’s intuitive web interface, while offering unparalleled reliability, 24/7 uptime and high-quality H.264 compression. “HELO gives peace of mind by handling – and simplifying – quality compression, freeing up computer CPUs to focus on critical tasks like graphics or multilayer switching,” added Gandol.
In closing, Gandol shared, “Without AJA tools in our workflow, it would have been impossible to pull off a program of this magnitude with just two MacBooks. We used a pair of laptops and AJA’s handheld and portable gear, rather than transporting expensive flight-cases with traditional video switchers or larger equipment. It’s a revolutionary improvement, both in terms of cost and creative possibilities.”
About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional broadcast, video and post production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world.