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File-based workflow goes off road

25 July 2011

At IBC2011 systems integrator Broadcast Networks will be showing a production vehicle, based around the Sony Media Backbone HDXchange server, built into a Land Rover Discovery. According to Broadcast Networks, the design is in response to market demand, and can be operated by a one or two person team.

“With a smaller equipment footprint and reduced power requirements, our vehicle platform is ideal for any media company involved in the rapid generation, editing and content delivery, from regional TV companies to specialist production companies,” said Tom Haye, managing director of Broadcast Networks.
 “It is ideal for covering niche interest events, such as music and sport in difficult venues that larger OB rigs would find impossible to access. It is also well suited to content providers in emerging markets where there is minimal broadcast infrastructure, but where efficient fuel consumption and reliability in extreme terrains is essential.”
 Sony Media Backbone HDXchange is a collaborative server-based environment where material can be ingested, stored and edited on the fly. The live ingest capability allows an operator to create a simple cuts-only edit while the camera feeds are being recorded.
 Felip Garcia, product manager at Sony, made the point that: “Before direct ingest onto server was possible, VTR decks would have been required to record the same event. The space required for this alone would have precluded the possibility of such a system in a relatively small vehicle.”
 Broadcast Networks has recently agreed a worldwide support deal with Land Rover to offer full vehicle warranty for DSNG and live production vehicles, reducing the business risks and operational stress. At IBC2011 systems integrator Broadcast Networks will be showing a production vehicle, based around the Sony Media Backbone HDXchange server, built into a Land Rover Discovery. According to Broadcast Networks, the design is in response to market demand, and can be operated by a one or two person team.

“With a smaller equipment footprint and reduced power requirements, our vehicle platform is ideal for any media company involved in the rapid generation, editing and content delivery, from regional TV companies to specialist production companies,” said Tom Haye, managing director of Broadcast Networks.
 “It is ideal for covering niche interest events, such as music and sport in difficult venues that larger OB rigs would find impossible to access. It is also well suited to content providers in emerging markets where there is minimal broadcast infrastructure, but where efficient fuel consumption and reliability in extreme terrains is essential.”
 Sony Media Backbone HDXchange is a collaborative server-based environment where material can be ingested, stored and edited on the fly. The live ingest capability allows an operator to create a simple cuts-only edit while the camera feeds are being recorded.
 Felip Garcia, product manager at Sony, made the point that: “Before direct ingest onto server was possible, VTR decks would have been required to record the same event. The space required for this alone would have precluded the possibility of such a system in a relatively small vehicle.”
 Broadcast Networks has recently agreed a worldwide support deal with Land Rover to offer full vehicle warranty for DSNG and live production vehicles, reducing the business risks and operational stress.

Sony stand 12.A10 

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