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SPORT NEWS Choosing the right standards conversion The Goodwood Festival Of Speed X L Events supplied audio and video equipment for two of the  KODA display areas at the recent 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. One was in the Moving Motor Show where approximately 40% of visitors entered the event, and the other was at  KODAs Pavilion stand in the main exhibition area. Commissioned by A1 (Events & Exhibitions) Ltd, based in Milton Keynes, XL Events was asked to provide video screens for both the inside and outside walls of the main Pavilion. The main challenge when specifying the LED for the outer wall was to identify a product that was both light enough to hang on the exterior of a temporary structure, and that offered high resolution at short viewing distances. Snell have announced that SatLink Communications, a leading provider of transmission solutions for video, audio, and data, has purchased two Alchemist Ph.C- HD systems to facilitate its global distribution of video feeds including live sports events such as the London Summer Games to Asia and Africa. Supplied by distributor and systems integrator Draco, the Alchemist Ph.C-HD TX50 and Alchemist Ph.C-HD TX60 will enable SatLink to perform the high-quality frame-rate conversion critical to maintaining an optimal viewing experience, no matter where in the world content is delivered. www.satlink.tv www.snellgroup.com www.xlvideo.tv traditional customers,  Broadcast RF will provide technology to cover events including the marathon, triathlon, road racing, aquatics, athletics, cycling, mountain biking, equestrian, football, and gymnastics as well as ceremonial opening and closing events. The biggest sporting summer in modern times B roadcast RF Managing Director Arthur Dyson said, in our fourteen-year history we have never had to tackle events of such high importance. The scale of this year’s sporting events will surpass anything we have ever had to cover. This is evident when considering that we will deploy 22 installation engineers with more than 90 RF systems during July and August. While simultaneously providing technology and services for our 54 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Broadcast RF will supply aerial RF equipment for six helicopters, four specialist 3D RF cameras and dozens of Link, Gigawave and other HD systems.  Dyson adds, The eyes of the world will be focused on London any many other venues across the country this summer and Broadcast RF will be there to support the coverage with Vislink technology. Broadcast RF has been a Vislink customer for more than 10 years and has worked with Link and Gigawave microwave systems to deliver broadcasts of the highest quality for many of the world’s largest live events. www.vislink.com www.broadcastrf.com Live graphics for games coverage V izrt will supply BBC Sport with their HD graphics engines to deliver the broadcasters live television graphics for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Working in conjunction with Vizrt are two London-based graphics providers Mammoth Graphics and deltatre. The two firms will use their Vizrt expertise to design, operate and manage the delivery of the live HD graphics operation, which will be based within the broadcasters studio at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in London. The graphics suite will be equipped with 12 Viz Trio character generator (CG) systems, with each of six Trio live graphics systems paired with six Viz Engine HD/SD rendering systems for realtime compositing of HD video and graphics. www.vizrt.com