Newsletter from 10/03/2021
Live-Production joins Ebner Media Group
The EBNER MEDIA GROUP is organized on a decentralized basis. There are 6 locations in Germany alone, and there is a total of 10 additional locations worldwide.
Top 20 OBVans in February
- 01 NVP ob7 UHD HDR…….11 db VIDEO unit 11
- 02 City TV-Radio NEVA……12 United OB14
- 03 WDR Ü3......................…13 HD Broadcast UHD 2
- 04 TVN UE6HDR.................14 GCV Columbia
- 05 EMG NOVA 103.............15 TopVision OB4
- 06 The Crew OBV2 .............16 Videe OBX
- 07 Action4cast OB2 4K........17 RTBF MediaUnit
- 08 CTV OB 12A……......……18 NEP SS4
- 09 Videosystem Unita 12...…19 CTVS HD4
- 10 TV Skyline G10…….....….20 NVP ob6
For the Ranking in July visit the TOP12 most visited OBVans/Trucks in July
For the Ranking in September visit the TOP16 most visited OBVans/Trucks in September
For the Ranking in November vist the TOP20 most visited OBVans/Trucks in November
Video Progetti Help NVP to Push the Technological Bounds of OB Van Design
A collaborative project headed by NVP’s CEO Ivan Pintabona, with bodywork completed by Tommasini, Video Progetti’s recommendation for technical setup represents the strategic backbone of the project. With Pintabona’s intention to make the OB7 the Flagship of the NVP fleet, the ability to deliver UHD and HDR productions was the central point of focus. But in line with Video Progetti’s wider philosophy of client engagement, it was important to think not only of the deployment of cutting-edge solutions, but instead the wider business case of the organisation, the strategic contribution of each technological element and their interplay within the installation as a whole – both in terms of technological integration as well as logistics and ergonomics.
Optimizing OBVans Production Workflows with full support for P2 structures as an output
MOG has been providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions for OBVans Production for years. More than ever, Broadcasters and Media Companies need to optimize rack usage, without compromising video quality, while still ensuring its multiple distribution and storage needs. By performing multiple operations in a single box, mDECK is the ideal match for an OBVan environment, as it guarantees a smooth ingest, transcode and playback of multiple channels in any formats, simultaneously. MOG deployed a custom solution based on CyBC’s (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation) requirements, based on P2 structures. Read the Full Case Study below.
SDNsquare to Install GRID on United’s OB Vans
The IP-based nature of GRID is also key for United. The construction of United’s fleet will be modular in nature, centering around several ToR switches and calculating the capacity needed for different applications. The use of GRID will ensure that the hardware United deploys can be located wherever needed, in accordance with their ‘United Anywhere’ concept, in which United are able to offer fully decentralised, remote production and video editing anywhere in the world, no matter where the event recording takes place. Finally, thanks to the use of GRID United will remain vendor agnostic and therefore free to pick and choose the most suitable components for their installation (as well as providing a future-proof, scalable network management system that can accommodate any future upgrades).
Mo-Sys Launches StarTracker Sports Studio
n ever-increasing number of sports broadcasters use virtual studios and AR with data-driven graphics, where each graphic type is generated by two separate graphics systems. However, rather than simply keying standard overlay graphics on top of a virtual set, sports broadcasters are now asking to integrate data-driven graphics inside the virtual studio, for example, making them appear inside a virtual monitor or synchronising them to an AR animation where the graphics need to match the style and branding of the AR virtual graphics.
Genelec monitors deliver high-end music production for Mondosonic Studios
he 600-sq-ft mixing space required monitors which could excel in both coverage and sound quality. Krrishna trialled 10 to 15 monitor speakers to try and find the correct solution for the space, and as part of this process spoke to the experts at Sound Team – a company from which he has bought a large amount of equipment over the last few years. “Varun spoke to me around mid-2019 about setting up this new room and we discussed a few Genelec monitor options to consider,” recalls Sound Team’s Shiv Sood. “We finally locked on the 1238DF with the 7380A subwoofer. Varun was looking at a high powered three-way active monitor but didn’t want to flush mount the monitors. The 1238DF was perfect as its cabinet depth is around 10 inches, and coupled with the 7380A makes a perfect full range monitoring solution.”
Robe Helps De Vooravond Rock
De Vooravond is a hot new talk-show broadcast on the Netherlands first national TV channel NPO 1, presented by Renze Klamer & Fidan Ekiz covering an invigorating mix of politics, sport, music, and culture ... often with some live performance spots. The current and second series is being lit by LD Jeroen van Geffen using Robe moving lights including T1 Profiles, ESPRITES and Spikies. LD Jeroen works for production company Chain which is part of the Rentall group’s operations specializing in broadcast lighting and audio. He initially lit the first pilot for this series – which takes inspiration from the legendary De Wereld Draait Door (The World Moves On) ‘magazine’ programme that ran for 15 years – at the end of 2020. It was such a success that the second series started in the new year.The creative brief was to present a fresh and contemporary look for the new series which is recorded at the NEP Westergas Studio Amsterdam.
Riedel Realizes Custom 360-Degree Technology Concept for Groundbreaking Coverage of 36th America’s Cup
Italy’s Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli won the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series, defeating INEOS Team UK. That team will now face the defender of the America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand, starting on March 6. Riedel delivers innovative camera solutions, new audio technologies, and sensor technology embedded in a comprehensive technical infrastructure. This is supported by an on-site team of 30 members managing all audio, video, communications, tracking, and data transmission systems, including signals from on-board cameras, chase boats, and helicopters. Since all camera, microphone, and transmission systems must withstand extreme marine conditions, Riedel has provided bespoke equipment aboard each competing yacht.
Olympic surfing at Tokyo 2020: Top five things to know
On 3 August 2016, the International Olympic Committee voted to include surfing as one of the five new sports that would be included at Tokyo 2020. This will be surfing’s first appearance at the Olympics. However, the art of riding waves on a surfboard has existed for hundreds of years. The Polynesians who lived on the Pacific island chains of Hawaii and Tahiti have had surfing at the core of their cultural identity for as long as it has been recorded, and recently archaeological records show that ancient pre-Incan cultures along the Peruvian coastline have used wave-riding crafts as early as 200 CE. In the modern era surfing was popularised by famed waterman, and Olympian, Duke Kahanamoku, from Hawaii. Kahanamoku won three gold medals in swimming at the Stockholm 1912 and Antwerp 1920 Games for the USA. Not only is he considered the ‘father of modern surfing’, but he planted the seed for surfing’s future Olympic inclusion by suggesting it while accepting his gold medal at Stockholm 1912.
Mediapro appointed Host Broadcaster for the Copa Conmebol Libertadores
Buenos Aires will play host to the 2020 Copa Conmebol Libertadores Femenina between this coming March 5th to March 21st. The event was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In what is scheduled to be a unique sporting event, the tournament consists of 32 matches to be played at the Vélez Sarsfield and Deportivo Morón stadiums. Mediapro’s Outside Broadcast units OB32 and OB 30 will deploy 11 cameras to cover the group stage, 12 for the semifinals, and 15 for the final, including mini-, super-slow and ultra-slow-motion cameras, thereby signaling a clear-cut departure in terms of quality in comparison with previous editions of the championship.
Bandit Lites Illuminates Country Radio Seminar Virtual Experience
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. did not let a pandemic stall their annual event, choosing instead to hold the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2021: The Virtual Experience. Held Tuesday, February 16, through Friday, February 19, the digital summit featured ten live performances blended into two shows, including the legendary New Faces of Country Music® concert, the industry’s rite of passage for virtually every artist to achieve superstardom. Alumni of the CRS New Faces include Reba McEntire, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and George Strait, and joining their ranks this year were Hardy, Matt Stell, Tenille Arts, Travis Denning and Ashley McBride. Production designer Scott DeVos endeavored to make the performances feel as live as possible, assembling a team of professionals who excel at live events, including lighting director Keith Hoagland and Bandit Lites, visual director Scott Bishop and broadcast audio Brooks Abbot.
LSO AND PANASONIC ENSURE THE MUSIC PLAYS
When the London Symphony Orchestra was forced to halt performances at the famous Barbican venue because of the global pandemic, it decided to upgrade LSO St Luke’s, home of the LSO’s community and music education programme LSO Discovery, with a camera system capable of digitally capturing orchestral performances for its audience. The orchestra already had good experiences of working with Panasonic cameras at both its Barbican and St Luke’s venues.“LSO St Luke’s had a five-year-old Panasonic PTZ camera system in place that was working well for chamber-scale concerts such as string quartet, piano trio, and brass quintet,” explained Peter Mycroft, Technical Manager for LSO St Luke’s. “But it became clear that we would need an upgraded system to capture a full orchestra in the venue.”
Robe Precision for Downtown Shakedown
Ten thousand lucky music fans in New Zealand were delighted to be able to kick off their 2020-21 summer festival season with the Downtown Shakedown event in Wellington where a lively and diverse line-up included dub-tastic Fat Freddy’s Drop and rising star singer-songwriter BENEE who joined popular favourites L.A.B., Ladi6, Sola Rosa and Sunshine Sound System to welcome everyone to Waitangi Park. The brand-new event – which celebrated being able to stage live music shows again due to New Zealand’s very efficient containment of Coronavirus – was organised by Precision Live which is run by Andrew Tuck who also produces Homegrown, one the country’s major annual music festivals. Stage lighting, rigging and site power was supplied by Wellington-based rental company Grouse Lighting, project managed for them by Steve Sanders, and Robe moving lights were at the core of the production lighting system.
ARRI’s new AMIRA Live camera is purpose-designed for multi-camera applications
The final component of the new AMIRA Live package is ARRI’s VMM-1 monitor. This versatile 10” onboard monitor connects directly to the camera viewfinder interface or can be daisy-chained with the Camera Control Panel CCP-1. It includes controls for contrast, color, backlight, and peaking (including peaking on/off switch), a physical on/off switch for the frontside tally, and two camera user buttons. Accompanying the monitor is ARRI’s adjustable, quick-release Monitor Yoke Support MYS-1 bracket, designed specifically for the VMM-1 and for multi-camera setups. The AMIRA Live is available to order from today. Prototypes have already been used on professional broadcasts with the arena-filling German magicians the Ehrlich Brothers, a television talkshow, as well as David Guetta Productions.
ARRI Remote Solutions—a powerful, customizable toolkit, allowing productions to resume work safely and immediately
Applications such as Stellar, the intelligent lighting control app from ARRI, provides a smart and innovative way to control professional lighting. It allows gaffers to change color temperature and output without touching lights or approaching talent. Products such as the WCU-4 and the ERM (External Radio Module) allow crews to control focus and camera movement from a greater distance and through barriers such as concrete floors or walls while the SRH (Stabilized Remote Head), enables cinematic movement of the camera and can be combined with a robotic dolly for near-set movement without approaching talent. Simultaneously, web control allows cinematographers and gaffers to creatively and technically control the camera and lighting from another room or even another continent. The result is cinematic quality, no matter the crew's distance or location.
AJA Announces T-TAP Pro
T-TAP Pro is a versatile monitoring and output device suitable for high-end color grading, audio mixing, editorial and visual effects, in addition to on-set monitoring and playback, that enables creative professionals to work efficiently from home or any location. Compact, portable, silent, and reliable, T-TAP Pro powers high-quality HDR and HFR video monitoring up to 4K/UltraHD over 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 from any supported Thunderbolt 3-enabled Mac or PC. T-TAP Pro features extensive compatibility with popular creative applications for editorial, graphics, effects, color, and streaming, including Apple® Final Cut Pro®; Adobe® Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Audition®, and Character Animator®; Avid® Media Composer® and Pro Tools®; and more. For audio workflows, T-TAP Pro features multi-channel embedded audio on SDI and HDMI, and a 3.5mm stereo analog audio connection that provides a convenient method for monitoring audio, enabling editors or digital artists to plug in headphones directly to the device or connect to an external analog audio mixer.