Production company Over Exposed has used technology from LiveU as part of a 5G remote production workflow for this year’s Vitality 10K run.
The company already owns four LiveU units and expanded that to six for its work on the event, deploying a mix of LU300 and multi-cam LU800 units.
It provided the on-site technical facilities, acquisition of the feeds via LiveU and then the management of those feeds back to Gravity Media.
Gravity’s remote production gallery received the feeds and handled the production – commentary, graphics and anything else required – before distributing to London Marathon’s YouTube channel and the BBC Red Button service.
Over Exposed used roaming cameras and LiveU units to allow presenters to move about freely. Russell Martin, co-owner of Over Exposed, said: “This gave us access that with a traditional OB truck would have been either impossible or prohibitively expensive.”
The company also used three motorbikes with LiveU units to follow the runners. “Again, this gave us unrivalled flexibility and cost reduction as otherwise we would have had to use a helicopter,” added Martin. “You don’t need to spend vast amounts of money rigging equipment around London, which is, of course, also a logistical nightmare. You don’t need permissions for cranes or aircraft and so on.
“It allowed us to gather great content wherever we wanted. In combination with the resource saving that remote production allows, along with 5G, which is definitely a benefit, though LiveU works brilliantly with 4G too, this was a very successful project.”