De streamer også i London

Så har ATG Danmon ellers lige fået endnu et andet studie op og køre.

Denne gang for the Venue Group, der havde brug for et centralt placeret “4K studie” der kan produceres i og som kan bruges til at streame fra, hvis det er dagens job.

Som ofte i Londons teater bydel, er det ikke budgettet der er vigtigst.

Der handler det mest om at få løsningen til at performe bedst, altid og absolut uden undtagelse.

Derfor er den nye 4K produktions facilitet i “the Lafayette”, en komplet studiefacilitet ( i et teater/musik sted og lidt til ) der kan optage, håndtere “stage performances” og bruges til “konventionel” TV produktion.

Faciliteten er ikke enorm, hvorfor valget er faldet på robot kameraer samt et – pænt overfyldt “production control rum”, der mængderne af teknisk udstyr, fungerer som det skal, lige bag scenen.

Chris Pollard, Lafayette’s Head of Production, forklarer:

 -ATG Danmon was recommended to us by Universal Music Group which occupies most of the building, starter han og fortsætter.

 -A crucial challenge was how to accommodate a complete control room in the limited amount of space available above and behind the stage. Another was the need to minimise any obstruction of stage performances when viewed from the 600 capacity auditorium. ATG came up with a versatile and future-proof solution which enables the operators to capture full broadcast quality 4K video from multiple positions, including the ability to zoom in from wide angle to very tight close-up. The system allows us to stream live productions with or without a studio audience, slutter han.

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ATG Danmon Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger forklarer:

 -Robotic pan/tilt/zoom cameras have developed strongly in recent years both in terms of imaging quality and compactness, starter han og fortsætter.

Der er nærmest ingen plads på the Lafayette – og studiekontrol er gemt bag scenen

 -We have installed five Panasonic 4K cameras, each with a 1 inch MOS sensor and integral 20x zoom lens. The cameras connect via two-way optical fibre to a latest-generation remote control unit which allows pan, tilt, zoom and focus all to be managed single-handed using a seesaw lever mounted on a joystick, fortsætter han.

 -One of the cameras is mounted on Technopoint floor track and another on a floor-to-ceiling motorised column. A further camera is attached to a fixed wall mount, with the remaining two offering flexible positions via dedicated wall boxes. The whole system runs very smoothly, including gradual speedup and slowdown, so video can be captured from cameras in motion as well as when stationary. Preset movements can also be programmed. Although most of the actual streaming is likely to be HD in the medium term, 4K is now the preferred standard for practically all new production to ensure content has the greatest possible long-term value, slutter han.

ATG Danmon Head of Systems Integration Jonathan Hughes, supplerer:

 -At the core of the system are a Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K vision mixer with eight independent 12G-SDI input channels plus a Blackmagic Video Assist monitor and SD-card recorder, starter han og fortsætter.

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 -The mixer feeds a 55 inch NEC MultiSync LED picture monitor configured as a preview and programme display above a four-wide by two-high screen group normally assigned to source feeds. Audio is handled through a 48 channel 36 bus Allen & Heath digital mixer, TC Finalizer 96K processor and Genelec active monitor loudspeakers. Additional equipment includes Ross OpenGear glue, ATG wall boxes, a Teradek H.264 encoder and BirdDog NDI codec. The system was completed on schedule and is now fully operational, slutter han.

Du kan læse mere om Lafayette London her.

Læs mere om Danmon her.

Og så er det måske lige på sin plads med et svip til London, nu hvor
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