Newsletter from 18/05/2018
Meet the Future of Sport - Media - Stadium
At the inaugural SportsInnovation event in Düsseldorf on May 8 and 9, technology providers will showcase their latest products live and in real time, including in three specially organised football matches at the Esprit arena. It’s a real premiere: at the inaugural SportsInnovation event, to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, on May 8–9, well-known technology providers will showcase their latest products live and in real time, including in three specially organized football matches in the ESPRIT arena. SportsInnovation 2018 is being organized by Messe Düsseldorf in partnership with DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga.
VAV OB 21 UHD 4K
VAV GROUP is the result of more than 20 years of proven experience inside the broadcast market. What started with VAV, supplying all kinds of television production services with specialized crew and technical equipment, was complemented with Uvetech and its wide range of broadcast engineering services. And in reference to its international growing, VAV GROUP is consolidated thanks to its subsidiary company VAV Middle East, located at the Media Zone of Abu Dhabi, that reaffirms, in this way, its aim of excellence and closeness across the Middle East.
SKY Perfect SPBC 4K HDR
SKY Perfect, the Japanese-based broadcasting network that owns the rights to the production and distribution of the prestigious Japanese Football League, J.League, has chosen EVS’ live production technology to improve the viewing experiences of its audiences during live match broadcasts for the upcoming football season. Using Epsio Live control systems, SKY Perfect will create virtual graphics during live operations and insert them instantly during a live match broadcast.
AMV Sterling UHD 4K
In the beginning AMV’s jobs involved taping all over the metropolitan area, other boroughs, and even a few out of state jobs, with limited equipment and personnel. However, as the company gained more prestige, hired more employees and began investing in more technology, “all mobile” took on a very literal meaning. These inquiries led to All Mobile crews and equipment being sent out to location shoots all over including all over the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Brazil, and even Kenya. All Mobile Video was founded thanks to the creative vision of Anton Duke. Originally a baker from Germany who immigrated to America during WWI.
Presteigne Launches Modular Portable Production Unit
Presteigne Broadcast Hire introduced of a new, modular, portable production unit (PPU) that provides highly professional production technology on the fly. The PPU is a modular production system for live remotes, featuring lightweight, waterproof, and shock-mounted casings that can be quickly easily transported and assembled with the precise combination of technologies required for a particular job. The unit can be configured for straight SD/HD, UHD-only, 4K cinema, or remote production applications – all without requiring the logistic handicaps and associated expense of deploying a full OB truck.
NEP Australia and Telstra Deliver World’s First Trans-Pacific Remote Production
NEP Australia, the country’s leading provider of outside broadcast and studio solutions and a division of NEP Group, and Telstra Broadcast Services, a leading global broadcast services business, have achieved a milestone in broadcast television, delivering the world’s first remote production across the Pacific. 30 HD camera feeds in LA were linked via diverse and hitless 10 gigabyte-per-second circuits on the Telstra DPN, which has recently been extended to Los Angeles, with the production taking place in Sydney, overcoming what until now was considered an insurmountable distance.
dock10 completes its TV-studio standardisation on Calrec with Summa install
With ten studios in its facility in Manchester, seven being TV-based, dock10 offers some of the most advanced and innovative television studio services for broadcasters, production companies and creative pros in the UK. The studios, which vary in size, are used by many high-profile clients to make popular TV shows, including The Voice, Match Of The Day and the iconic children’s favourite Blue Peter. Recently, dock10 purchased a Summa console in a 32-fader, 180-channel configuration from Calrec for its HQ6 studio that’s used exclusively by BBC Children’s Presentation, which works on content for the popular CBBC and CBeebies channels. This installation means that all seven TV studios are now standardised on Calrec consoles.
X Factor Italy broadcast producer relies on RTS intercoms
The X Factor is now represented in more than 51 local versions around the world, and for the 11th edition of X Factor Italy, broadcasting specialist One TV has fielded a newly constructed outside broadcast (OB) truck complete with a comprehensive RTS intercom solution. The system was designed and built by One TV’s parent company – and Italy’s largest broadcast systems integrator – Professional Show. Based on its long experience with RTS, Professional Show designed and built the OB truck with OMNEO media networking architecture at its heart, providing the ultimate IP solution for professional intercom applications.
Bringing gameplay to the big screen at Insomnia
The latest installment of Insomnia took place at Birmingham’s NEC and with three main stages hosting non-stop action over four days, a multitude of different computer sources, screens and livestreams to manage, Multiplay Events’ production team faced a monumental live production challenge. Studio manager, Jake Hukin, takes us through how he tackles bringing the on-screen experience to life for a live audience, the importance of flexibility in the festival’s video systems and also how the event’s live production requirements are helping to train and inspire gamers to get to grips with AV.
Hall crowned champion of Cannes at historic French premiere
The long-awaited premiere of the Red Bull Air Race in France sparked high drama over the Riviera. Looking for a return to the form that has twice made him runner-up in the World Championship, Hall flew first in the Final 4, clocking 57.692. The time held up when World Champion Yoshihide Muroya of Japan earned a two-second penalty and Dolderer finished 0.072 behind the Australian. But the shock of the round came when it was announced that Czech pilot Martin Šonka, who had apparently advanced to the Final 4, would in fact finish eighth due to evidence found after the end of the Round of 8: a technical infraction of exceeding the maximum RPM limit. As a result, it was 2018 World Championship leader Michael Goulian of the USA who leaped into his raceplane and concluded the final round, his third-place finish keeping him at the top of the overall leaderboard.
ZDF turns to Robycam cable camera system for Germany v Brazil coverage
ZDF used the Robycam cable camera system along with a Broadcast Solutions production team together with augmented reality elements, implemented by the graphics service provider netventure production GmbH. New graphic elements could be inserted during the camera’s movement in the stadium. The Robycam signals, including the actual location data in the stadium, and the virtual graphics of netventure were mapped in the computer and then broadcasted. Using these new innovative tools, ZDF was able to offer its viewers additional content and information, even while moving the cable camera system in the stadium.
Sennheiser Supplies Wireless Digital 6000 Microphones to ESC
With 43 participating nations, the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will feature live broadcasts of the two semi-finals on 8 and 10 May and the grand finale on 12 May. All artists will rely on Digital 6000 microphones, and use either SKM 6000 handhelds with MD 9235 dynamic capsules, or SK 6000 bodypacks with Sennheiser custom headmics. For wireless monitoring, 2000 series systems will be on duty: Rack-mount SR 2050 IEM two-channel transmitters transmit their signals via A 5000-CP circularly polarised antennas to the artists’ EK 2000 IEM bodypack receivers. A large number of bodypacks ensures that all artist groups and the technical crew can be provided with high-quality audio signals.
Claypaky helps create sacred geometry for Rag'n'Bone Man
Having worked with the singer for little over a year, the designer delved deep into the psychology of Rory Graham's (a.k.a Rag'n'Bone Man) music, drawing on recurring themes within the artist's debut album 'Human' to inspire and craft his detailed show design. "There's lots of religious and spiritual references in the language of Rory's songs," says Potts. "When I asked him about these, he slowly revealed a fascination with the afterlife, death, spirituality and the soul. I had to find a way of reinforcing this, but doing it subliminally. So, the structure and proportions of the stage and light design are based around an octagon which holds the meaning of regeneration, totality and rebirth."
Colour Sound supplies Lighting & Video for Feeder Tour
Bryan Leitch is the band’s LD and visual designer and the person who took the tour to Colour Sound after previous excellent experiences with the west London based company. “It was a video based tour so ideal for Colour Sound” he commented. Colour Sound also invested in some new lighting fixtures to ensure that Bryan had exactly the rig he wanted. Bryan has worked for Feeder since 2004. On this tour he was joined on the road by technician / crew chief - and Colour Sound regular - James Hind. His creative inspiration for the design started with three festival shows last summer where they used an upstage screen split into three sections, a format that lead singer / guitarist Grant Nicholas really liked.
World premiere for NEXUS Fiber and IP Interface – XFIP from Stage Tec
XFIP uses DirectOut's AES67.IO module, which has a full AES67 implementation. It supports the creation of a non-proprietary audio network via an audio-over-IP connection. "We offer the NEXUS Fibre and IP Interface to customers when they require small, cost-effective audio networks without a NEXUS STAR router. Even if customers do have a STAR router, but have no room for additional boards, they can use XFIP as an alternative," explains Alexander Nemes, Head of Sales at Stage Tec, adding, "the XFIP also follows the recommendations of the standards-based AIMS Roadmap with the SMPTE ST 2110 goal."
NH-100 NightHawk Camera
One of the unique characteristics of the NightHawk is the ability to stream out video through mobile device’s 4G network. This provides a cost effective, high-quality solution for outdoor live event broadcasting. NightHawk cameras have highly modifiable bodies, giving you the freedom to build up and enhance your own professional camera rig, which contains monitors, recorders, batteries and stabilizers. Moreover, NightHawk cameras are compatible with other professional M4/3 lenses from Leica, Panasonic, Olympus, and more.
TSL’s TallyMan Control System Empowers Sports Broadcasters with a Simplified Workflow
Sports broadcasters constantly search for ways to capture better shots within a game’s fast-paced, high-stress environment. This starts with improving the capabilities of production facilities and Outside Broadcast (OB) trucks with equipment that offers simplified and streamlined workflow management solutions. With over 1,000 global installations and counting, TSL Products’ user configurable TallyMan Advanced Broadcast Control System continues to be an asset to production crews worldwide. By simplifying complex broadcast processes and eliminating human error, TallyMan enables operators to focus on what truly matters: producing great content.
4K / 8K ARISING
HDwireless Adopts 4k Broadcasting Technology
HDwireless is now offering 4k wireless camera systems. This means that customer requirements for high-frequency video transmission in native 4k resolution can be met during broadcasts, events, and trade fairs. The new HDwireless HCAM system uses, among other things, the Grass Valley LDX 86N/C86N camera head and cameras from Sony, Ikegami and Panasonic, which offers a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels using Canon 4k optics. The RF transmitter encodes in H265 (HEVC) and is compatible with 3G/6G/12G SDI as well as SDI/HD SDI formats.