NEP Visions nets Calrec for Wimbledon3 July 2013
Outside broadcast specialist NEP Visions is using a network of Calrec digital consoles to provide HD and 3D coverage at the Wimbledon Championships.
The company has a 56f Apollo in its Atlantic truck covering 3D broadcasts from the Championships and a 56f Artemis Beam console from one of its flypack kits. In addition, NEP Visions is using additional 40f and 24f Artemis Beam rental desks from Calrec installed as a single 64f console.
"This year we have two complete flypack setups in addition to Atlantic," said NEP Visions’ head of Sound Paul Fournier. "One of these was rented from Calrec specifically for Wimbledon, but the modular nature of the system meant that installation was fast and straightforward — port labeling was done well in advance of the event with Calrec’s project engineers, and the network was tested at the Calrec factory prior to shipping.”
During the current Championships, NEP Visions’ flypack configurations are responsible for the operation of two control rooms. Each is attached to its own dedicated studio, with the Artemis consoles connected via MADI. They are responsible for full presentation and highlights, broadcasting in 5.1 audio as standard.
The company’s modular flypack systems can be configured as a complete OB production unit, International Broadcast Center, or master control room. Fournier commented that ease of installation “significantly reduced setup times at Wimbledon and ensured that everything went very smoothly. It saved us days of installation time."