Harmonic has announced that its Omneon MediaGrid active storage system will be used by BBC Sport in its part of the 2012 Olympic Games International Broadcast Centre. UK hire company Hyperactive is working with systems integrator Dega Broadcast Systems to supply 3500 hours of storage.
It is a central part of the quick turnaround sports production workflow for BBC Sport, which also uses EVS servers, and the two will be closely integrated. EVS servers will be used for logging, replay and basic editing, while the content will also be streamed direct to the MediaGrid via EVS XTAccess, for high resolution and proxy storage. This architecture means that anyone working on a project can search the entire image system using desktop browsing, transferring only the content required to the editing or playout platform.
The MediaGrid will also work in tandem with an Avid Isis network and multiple Media Composer workstations. EVS and Avid plug-ins will enable search, import and export functions, ensuring that finished packages are routed through to the appropriate destination or server channel.
EVS has also won a contract with the host broadcaster, for live camera and multiple feed recording, live replays, slo-mo and on the fly editing. The deal also covers a central media archive, content management and media sharing workflows.
The installation will include more than 300 multi-channel XT servers together with LSM controllers across all the venues as well as the IBC. EVS IPDirector suites will enable quick highlight editing, first level logging and fast turnaround media exchange with production teams in the IBC.