Berlin-based gaming and esports agency Freaks 4U Gaming has employed technology from Blackmagic Design in its new broadcast studios.
Working with gaming specialists at Teltec Berlin, Freaks 4U Gaming has fitted out 2800m2 of multipurpose production space at its headquarters in Spandau, Berlin, with a fleet of URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro G2 cameras, paired with 4K B4 lenses.
The company installed a SMPTE fibre network as the facility’s backbone in order to produce shows and content simultaneously. It also means the various studio spaces can all be controlled remotely through a single production gallery when more than one location or space is needed.
Three new galleries feature the ATEM Constellation 8K production switchers to form a powerful production hub. According to Blackmagic, the ATEM Constellation switchers facilitate a much more streamlined workflow, as the increased number of inputs reduces the complexity at the back end of the system or the need for additional I/O capacity. Standards conversion on the inputs also reduces the need for patch panels to juggle all of the incoming sources, which can vary from production to production.
“Blackmagic Design is an integral part of our offering as a creative agency and ensures complete consistency across our entire production schedule,” said Matthias Remmert, Freaks 4U Gaming’s senior VP, TV and Media Productions. “That uniformity also means that we can redeploy resources wherever they are needed for ultimate flexibility while also giving us complete confidence that we can maintain the same high quality production values for our clients.”