France Télévisions built a live mobile TV studio into a small double decker bus for the London 2012 Olympics. Initially the design team faced a number of challenges in building the mobile studio, especially because of the limited amount space on board. The AJA Ki Pro and Panasonic AJ HPM110 were used to record and capture each broadcast, while AJA Hi5 delivered a feed to all of the bus monitors for the gallery, set, VIP room and makeup, and the AJA HA5 was leveraged with a title inserter for sequences. The mobile studio also housed a Panasonic AV-HS350 video mixer, nine HD cameras, two Tcube double colour correctors, a small Mackie VLZ pro 1642 desk and a Presonus dB8 eight-channel preamplifier for sound. Transmissions from the studio were carried over H.264 RF feeds and received by one of four fixed high-point receivers in London. The broadcasts were then sent to France TV Sport’s main Olympic facilities and broadcast locally on TV and on the web. www.aja.com
France Télévisions built a live mobile TV studio into a small double decker bus for the London 2012 Olympics. AJA and Panasonic technology was used to record and capture each broadcast.