Blackmagic Design today announced that a live production workflow featuring theATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K was used to broadcast the 2014 10MILA, one ofEurope’s biggest and most watched orienteering competitions.
Fremont, CA- Blackmagic Design today announced that a live production workflow featuring theATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K was used to broadcast the 2014 10MILA, one ofEurope’s biggest and most watched orienteering competitions.
Organizers Tiomilakavlen Association challenged production company TVPRO withimproving the experience for participants and spectators alike. Now in its 50th year,the competition followed multi person teams through day and night relays as theyattempted to navigate to different locations in unfamiliar terrain.
Tasked with creating a more spectator friendly arena featuring two giant screens anda live stream of the full competition, TVPRO also produced a two day program fornational broadcaster Swedish Television (SVT). The production company produced alive two day pay per view HD stream and a separate stream optimized for mobiledevices, featuring competition build up and coverage of the big races. A third streamconsisting of of beauty shots and CG from the main arena was produced andstreamed free of charge.
Underpinning the entire production was an SDI distribution network based on two40x40 Compact Videohub routers from Blackmagic Design. The first video routerhandled all of the incoming camera signals and allowed the production team to de-embed audio from the video signal before the feeds were routed to a temporaryStudio Control Room (SCR). The main master output on this production was mixedusing an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Asecondary ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher was used to produce an independentmaster output for the arena’s second 56m2 LED screen.
“One of the main reasons for upgrading to the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4Kwas the additional four SDI inputs, giving us a total of 20 from the one vision mixer,and the ability to embed timecode over SDI while also future proofing our workflowfor Ultra HD,” said TVPRO technical director David Thåst.
“Another ground breaking feature for us is the ability to control the six auxiliary outputsources using a touch panel keypad and screen on the front of the ATEM 2 M/EProduction Studio 4K. In the past we would normally have to provide the technicaloperations manager with dedicated matrix output, however now they can simply usea single AUX to monitor, and if necessary live AUX switch, during a production.”
Concluding: “We also relied on some software automation during this productionfrom JustMacros. Written using the ATEMs SDK, it allowed our production teams totake synchronized takes on multiple switchers using an XKeys panel. For example,we could instantly feed one camera source to two large screens while using theDVE’s on both production switchers to stretch the image across two LED's and addCG over the top.”
Product photos of the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K are available atwww.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images
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