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gets a breath
of fresh air
C apturing what’s happening remote from the studio has moved
beyond the broadcast truck parked street-side
Your audiences are hungry. While they have the ability to bring the
world of news, entertainment, sports and information to their doorsteps —
wherever that may be and on whatever device they choose — someone
still needs to be out there capturing everything when and where it
happens to feed that hunger.
Luckily as broadcasters, it’s becoming easier for you to have multi-
camera shoots in difficult locations. Outside broadcast (OB) has even
moved beyond the need to have fully equipped, expensive OB trucks.
For example, now, lightweight portable kits are available. You can take
advantage of flypacks and flyaway kits that can be shipped anywhere,
allowing for a portable or impromptu solution that does what you need it
Having several different uplink transmission methods to use adds
versatility and reliability to sending your video content back from the field.
With this portable technology you can go to any location for any shoot
with the minimal day-to-day maintenance. With a tapeless workflow you
get your live music, sporting and news content back to where you need it
fast, reliably, and in high quality.
At Garland, we’ve been providing LiveU’s award-winning live video-
transmission transmission solutions to customers across the UK and
beyond, in a host of markets. From backpacks to smartphone apps,
LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage. LiveU’s
technology combines multiple 4G LTE/3G cellular, Wi-Fi and fixed line links
over satellite or land-line, optimising for maximum video quality, combining
all the available network connections.
LiveU’s solutions are used for breaking news, sports and high-profile
events, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, London 2012 Olympics,
London Fashion Week, the birth of the royal baby and will be widely
deployed for the forth-coming UK General Elections.
ABonAir’s wireless video link systems transmit video content from
cameras to OB-vans using microwave technology. These solutions
are designed for news coverage, outdoor sports, reality show and live
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events when you need to capture those unique,
unrepeatable moments with continuous and
stable content transmission.
How the technology all works together
Whatever your source - HDMI, SDI, IP, file
and more – it’s important to get this to your
customer, master control room (MCR) or studios
in the best quality and as quickly as possible.
Getting the right encoder is always a
key decision, as there are many different