Act As a Pro, SMT Takes You to Witness the Bicycle “Riding Track"
The road track of the 2020 Giro d’Italia is 19 kilometers longer than last year. The added 19 kilometers is not just a simple number, it will help the entire race route run through the Eco-Green Integrated Development Demonstration Zone of Yangtze River Delta, passing Qingpu, Wujiang, and Jiashan, and become the first large-scale sports event in this area. In addition, nearly a hundred top riders, including more than ten world-class and national-level champions, competed on the spot. Teenagers, middle-aged, and elderly people have the opportunity to enjoy the fun of riding...
Teamed Up to Create a World-class Event IP
Shanghai Media Tech (SMT), as a high-quality technical team that has undertaken the Tour of Taihu Lake, Tour de France Shanghai, and Ring of quanzhou bay international road cycling racehas rich experience in broadcasting of cycling events. After receiving the task of Giro d’Italia SMT teamed up with the event organizer IMG and the domestic senior sports program production team Great Sports, so that the majority of domestic cycling enthusiasts can participate in the world's top events in Shanghai without going abroad.
Technical Solutions For the Event
SMT sent 4K UHD S1 OB Van for this event. Based on the mature 2110-7 IP system, it has dual-zone production capabilities and up to 30 positions that can simultaneously complete the track competition and the carnival stage. 7 channel cameras, 1 ultra-high-speed camera, helicopters, motorcycles, drones, gopros, and other up to 15 special camera positions for external signal access plus 6 24-channel EVS slow motion playback systems which presented multi-angle and multi-directional content of this game for TV and online audiences.
Based on the previous circuit survey of the track, SMT technical team formulated a wireless signal transmission plan for Giro d 'Italia based on the previous experience in bicycle race broadcasting to ensure the stability and high quality of this event. In consideration of the characteristics of long distance, wide coverage, and fast moving speed of the bicycle race track, the helicopter has been used as an aerial wireless communication relay station to form an aerial and ground stereo wireless communication link with three motorcycles on the ground and another aerial helicopter.
In addition, this time SMT has integrated the advantages and strengths of various technologies and used wireless IP “frequency synchronous simulcast” technology to realize the cascade connection between the ground and the master-subordinated station of the channel helicopter walkie-talkie base station, completed the coverage of walkie-talkie base stations for the entire track.
The 2020 the Giro d'Italia RIDE LIKE A PRO has come to an end, but SMT will not stop broadcasting the cycling race. In the future, SMT will also bring more exciting broadcasts to bike fans.