Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Cheltenham Literature Festival Powered by Blackmagic Design

24/11/2020

Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicam live production workflow, built around Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, was used to deliver simultaneous events across the ten days of the annual Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Bubble Production enabled the internationally renowned festival to go ahead in a digital format for the first time in its 71 year history. Graham Essenhigh, managing director at Bubble begins, Having successfully delivered more than 300 events online for the Hay Festival earlier in the year, the challenge of Cheltenham was brought to us. The biggest difference on this occasion was that we would be back on site, delivering to screens in venue as well as to a digital audience.

Each of the three venues were equipped with three Blackmagic URSA Broadcast cameras and one Micro Studio Camera 4K, all paired with B4 Fujinon HD lenses. Minimizing cable runs due to distance was important to us, and we utilized Teranex Mini Quad SDI to 12G-SDI and Teranex Mini 12G-SDI to Quad SDI converters as a multiplex system, explains Graham.

Cameras fed back to these units in 1080p50. Two of the venues were linked by tactical fiber from the quad split back to a central control area, which housed an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K with ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel. Reverse feeds were sent back for comms, tally and sync. The third venue was one kilometer away from the central MCR, so for this the team vision mixed locally and recorded onsite. The mixed feed was then uplinked via transport stream back to the MCR for content output.

All cameras were ISO recorded via software recorders and backed up on HyperDeck Studio Minis. Each master mix had a ProRes 422 version and an H.264 web ready version recorded.

Graham adds: The workflow then linked to our shoot edit crews, who were creating social media content, to allow them access over a 10GB network to any mixed performance for use in their productions. Finally a high res file was shared with our production partner, Dreamteam TV. This was edited as highlights films for Sky Arts and Marquee TV.

He continues: We've been growing fans of Blackmagic Design over the past ten years now, slowly replacing nearly all of our production gear. We were concerned there may be noise with the URSA Broadcasts in the dark auditoriums, however the pictures from these cameras were simply stunning. No other word for it. We now have ten of them on our kit list and can't fault them.

Graham concludes: The biggest challenge I have always faced is that people don't think outside of the box. My background in news and current affairs taught me to be resourceful. A prime example is using the Teranex Quad to 12G units as a multiplex system. This may be an unusual application, but it delivers a solution to what we need, and isn't that the end goal?

This is where we excel and we are winning contracts due to our ability to adapt and progress things for clients. It can't be done though without the right kit, and we believe we have found that in the Blackmagic chains we have in place.
LINK: https://www.kitplus.com/news/Cheltenham_Literature_Festival_Powered_by...
See more stories from tvbay

North America Stories

21/01/2021

On the Road Again: GeForce NOW Alliance Expanding to Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Australia

Bringing more games to more gamers, our GeForce NOW game-streaming service is co...

21/01/2021

Take Note: Otter.ai CEO Sam Liang on Bringing Live Captions to a Meeting Near You

Sam Liang is making things easier for the creators of the NVIDIA AI Podcast - an...

21/01/2021

Taiwanese Dark Comedy Film Classmates Minus Set to Premier Globally on Netflix

Back to All News Taiwanese Dark Comedy Film Classmates Minus Set to Premier Globally on Netflix Entertainment 21 January 2021 GlobalTaiwan Produced by Chun...

21/01/2021

'Bridgerton' Renewed for Second Season

Back to All News Bridgerton Renewed for Second Season Entertainment 21 January 2021 GlobalUnited Kingdom (Great Britain) Bridgerton has been renewed for a ...

21/01/2021

Hims & Hers: Reimagining Healthcare and a New Model for Startup Growth

By Jules Maltz and Alex Lim Today, we are thrilled to congratulate Andrew Dudum, Jack Abraham, Hilary Coles, Joe Spector, and the entire team at Hims & Hers on...

21/01/2021

TechnipFMC to Host Capital Markets Day Dedicated to Technip Energies on January 28, 2021

Press release | January 20 2021 TechnipFMC to Host Capital Markets Day Dedicat...

21/01/2021

Are you getting the most out of your BPNet account?

Read on to learn more and discover the Production Benefits of BPNet BPNet is a complete IP production ecosystem that not only connects your Broadcast Pix syste...

21/01/2021

AES to Host Believe in Music Week Event Sessions, January 21 and 22

Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 --...

21/01/2021

Scality accelerates with record-breaking Q4 and 30% YoY annual growth in 2020

Scality, the object storage pioneer, achieved worldwideannual growthof 30% year over year, successfully navigating an unprecedented 2020 with the largest quarte...

21/01/2021

TAG Video Systems Appoints Roy Folkman VP Sales North America and LATAM

TAG Video Systems, the world leader in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, for all four of the major broadcast ap...

21/01/2021

PMC Brings Extra Clarity to Eddie Serafica and rsquo;s Productions

Grammy Award-winning producer and writer Eddie Serafica is enjoying the sound of the PMC twotwo.6 monitors he recently installed in his London-based project stu...

21/01/2021

KVM 4FUTURE - it starts right now

KVM 4FUTURE - it starts right now The KVM Technology of tomorrow with Real Remote The extension of an already existing KVM system via a kvm-tec Full HD Extende...

21/01/2021

CJP Broadcast Launches StreamSmart+, Club-Owned Online TV Service for Sports

CJP Broadcast announces the launch of StreamSmart , a flexibly defined service enabling sports clubs to launch their own television channel quickly, easily and ...

21/01/2021

Drop Ship Audio expands its Calrec roster with an Artemis Beam for major TV network use

Calrec's Artemis Beam audio console is proving to be a success for Sean Pric...

21/01/2021

Grupo Records TV Capital Makes Headlines with Dalet

Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, today announced that Brazilian-based broadcaster, Grupo Record, will transform it...

21/01/2021

January 21, 2021

Scripps Research CEO Peter Schultz wins National Academy of Sciences' chemistry award for extraordinary scientific achievements Schultz is recognized for ex...

21/01/2021

Netflix Global Subscribers Climb Above 200 Million Mark

Netflix reported that its paid streaming subscribers rose to 203.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter, up 23% from a year ago....

21/01/2021

You Bet Your Life Sold in 85% of U.S.

You Bet Your Life, emceed by former Tonight Show host Jay Leno and Tonight Show band leader Kevin Eubanks, has been sold across 85% of the U.S. for a fall 2021 ...

21/01/2021

Disney Exec Pay Drops as Incentive Payouts Vanish

The Walt Disney Co. said pay for its top executives dropped in 2020 as incentive plan compensation dropped to zero in a year when its theme parks closed, its fi...

21/01/2021

TV By the Numbers: Sports, News Dominate Watch-Time for Jan. 11-17

This is a quick snapshot of TV by the numbers for the week of Jan. 11-17, revealing the most-watched shows and networks using glass-level data from Vizio's ...

21/01/2021

Vizio SmartCast Launches Cinedigm's Bob Ross Channel

Vizio's SmartCast launched Cinedigm's Bob Ross Channel on Vizio smart TV sets....

21/01/2021

Riverdale' Season Five on CW Jan. 20

Season five of Riverdale premieres on The CW Jan. 20, leading into season two of Nancy Drew. Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale has KJ Apa pl...

21/01/2021

Two Fox News Politics Figures Depart Network

Two Fox News veterans in the political realm are leaving the network. Bill Sammon, Fox News Channel senior VP and managing editor in Washington, will retire at ...

21/01/2021

Netflix Stock Jumps After Bullish Earnings Report

Netflix shares jumped Wednesday morning following an earnings report that showed the streaming company adding more subscribers than expected and generating more...

21/01/2021

Primetime Ratings Tuesday: CBS Wins With NCIS' Double Shot

CBS won the prime ratings race Tuesday, with NCIS pacing the network to the title. CBS got a 0.7 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. In...

21/01/2021

Superman & Lois' Starts on The CW Feb. 23

The CW is hosting what it is referring to as Super Tuesday when Superman & Lois premieres Tuesday, Feb. 23. The night features the 90-minute series premiere o...

21/01/2021

DHD Audio RX2 XC2 Audio Mixing System Goes On Air at NRJ Norway

DHD Audio announces the completion of a new audio mixing system for Oslo/Lillehammer-based radio broadcaster NRJ Norway. Supplied and integrated by Soundware No...

21/01/2021

Maxon Announces the Acquisition of Japanese Distributor Business

Today, Maxon announced it has completed the transaction to acquire the business segment of its Japanese distributor that services Maxon's community and busi...

21/01/2021

All Typed Up Helps Audiences Engage with Media

All Typed Up, a well-established provider of transcription services to clients across the full range of service sectors, now offers a range of media subtitling ...

21/01/2021

KRK Welcomes a New Generation of Subwoofers

KRK announces the latest addition to its range of studio gear with a new generation of powered subwoofers. Coming spring 2021, the new series of KRK Studio Subw...

21/01/2021

New Adder ZeroU High Performance IP KVM Brings Increased Customer Connectivity Choice

Adder Technology, a global leader in connectivity solutions and high performance...

21/01/2021

Ross Chooses Matrox SMPTE ST 2110 NIC Cards to Power XPression Graphics Engine

Ottawa, Canada, January 20th 2021 Ross Video is pleased to announce that XPression, the company's real-time motion graphics engine, has integrated Matrox ...

21/01/2021

Maxon Announces the Acquisition of Japanese Distributor Business

Maxon Announces the Acquisition of Japanese Distributor Business data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jp...

21/01/2021

The Audio Engineering Society Welcomes Jonathan Wyner as President

The Audio Engineering Society Welcomes Jonathan Wyner as President data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb....

21/01/2021

Undercurrent Labs Uses Blackmagic Design Workflow for New 8K Live Streaming Robotics Lab

Undercurrent Labs Uses Blackmagic Design Workflow for New 8K Live Streaming Robo...

21/01/2021

Eventide Receives NAMM's Milestone Award for 50 Years of Innovation

Eventide Receives NAMM's Milestone Award for 50 Years of Innovation data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpt...

21/01/2021

Austrian Audio Expands Availability Across North America

Austrian Audio Expands Availability Across North America data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

21/01/2021

Broadcast Solutions sees fast growth in Nordic countries, adding Kim Gaardvik as Sales Manager Norway

Broadcast Solutions sees fast growth in Nordic countries, adding Kim Gaardvik as...

21/01/2021

WRAL Voters Choice Awards Go Virtual for Winner Announcements with Live Watch Party

The Voters Choice awards exceeded my wildest expectations. Despite not being abl...

21/01/2021

Legrand | AV Teams with BrightSign and InReality to Offer New Safe Space Solutions

Legrand | AV Teams with BrightSign and InReality to Offer New Safe Space Solutio...

21/01/2021

Utah Scientific Congratulates George Wicker on His Retirement and Welcomes Return of Michelle Maurice as Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Utah Scientific Congratulates George Wicker on His Retirement and Welcomes Retur...

21/01/2021

Netflix Passes 200M Global Subscribers

LOS GATOS, Calif.-There are now more than 200 million people across the world who subscribe to Netflix. Per the streamer's Q4 2020 shareholder letter, Netfl...

21/01/2021

Pebble Taps Pavitt and Timur for Key Positions

WEYBRIDGE, SURREY, U.K.-Pebble has promoted Alison Pavitt to the position of director of sales and marketing, while Yucel Timur becomes director of operations....

21/01/2021

Ajit Pai Departs FCC

WASHINGTON-Ajit Pai has officially submitted his resignation as chairman of the FCC, bringing an end to his 12 years with the commission. During his dozen years...

21/01/2021

CBS Sports Updates PGA Tour Production for 2021 Season

NEW YORK-CBS Sports is preparing to tee off its 64th consecutive year of covering PGA Tour golf, which will include a number of new elements being added to its ...

21/01/2021

DTS Rule Change May Add Millions of New OTA Viewers

WASHINGTON-Broadcasters potentially stand to gain millions of NextGen TV over-the-air viewers thanks to FCC rule changes and clarifications released Jan. 19 tha...

21/01/2021

Congress Intros Resolution Honoring Capitol Riot Journalists

WASHINGTON-Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), along with 42 other House members, have introduced a resolution that honors the journalists and news staff who, ...

21/01/2021

FCC Gives C-Band Earth Stations Deadline to Verify Operations

WASHINGTON-Any incumbent C-band earth station antennas that are currently listed as no longer operational or have not responded to the FCC or C-band operators h...

21/01/2021

On the Hardwood: After Assisting Fox Sports Sun, Miami Heat Retrofit Control Room for Games in AmericanAirlines Arena

On the Hardwood: After Assisting Fox Sports Sun, Miami Heat Retrofit Control Roo...

21/01/2021

Dome Productions, TV2Go International Celebrates IIHF World Junior Championship Success

Dome Productions, TV2Go International Celebrates IIHF World Junior Championship ...