For its coverage of this year’s French Open, Eurosport employed an innovative new AutoMix solution which uses virtual machines and Ravenna / AES67 AoIP.
The solution has been developed by Dutch software start-up LAMA (Lean And Mean Audio).
It enables broadcasters to combine multiple audio signals and automatically create a single output in real-time from commentators, international sound and video sources.
AutoMix can run on any standard computer hardware with an ASIO driver. The solution has also been optimised to run on virtual machines (VMs), using the Ravenna / AES67 driver from Merging Technologies. According to LAMA, using VMs is more efficient, as they require less space and maintenance costs are lower.
The company added that the use AoIP in the solution also allows for multiple inputs from various locations, enabling commentators to be in separate booths or even different locations.
“The LAMA team is extremely proud to have worked with Eurosport to deliver this innovative audio solution for Roland Garros,” LAMA chief commercial officer Ewan Cameron tells TVBEurope.
“We look forward to working closely with them and other international broadcasters to challenge the status quo of inflexible traditional workflows and technology.”