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Massive live video IP comes of age

12 September 2016
Massive live video IP comes of age

Between the Rio Olympics, the recent UEFA European football championships held in France, and other high-profile events, the use of technology to capture sport more economically and with more passion is a hot topic at several Hall 8 stands.

At UEFA’s Euro 2016, almost 400 Lawo V__link4 and V__remote4 video IP interfaces were in use, testing the flexibility and scalability of IP technology in a live environment with no room for failure. For enabling failure-free and high-quality production of this multi-venue sporting event, Eurovision and its partners used a solution called VandA, which provided video and audio contribution from all ten stadiums to the IBC.

To furnish the fully IP-based solution for contributing 16 uncompressed live signals (including the multilateral, unilateral and 4K feeds), EBU/Eurovision utilised Lawo’s V__remote4 and VSM control technology. The VandA installation included 73 Lawo V__remote4s at the IBC plusup to 20 V__remote4s in each stadium, resulting in a total of 264 units.

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