Completing the first stage of a global strategy to equip the world leader in music-based entertainment with advanced video production capabilities, ATG Danmon UK has formally commissioned the first of an international network of five-camera UHD flyaways for Universal Music Group (UMG).
Beginning at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, the project centred on the design, configuration and testing of a complete 4K production system housed in flight cases which can be deployed rapidly anywhere in the world.
A second installation, at Abbey Road Studios in London, is now under way and will be completed later this year.The flyaway includes five
Sony PMW-F55 compact camcorders capturing 16-bit RAW 4K direct to solid-state memory cards. Grass Valley fibre optic links connect via SMPTE fibre from each camera to a power unit.
The multichannel feed is then combined into single-mode fibre for easy connection to a production control gallery.
One of the cameras mounts onto a Ross robotic pan and tilt head, the other four being configured for manual operation.