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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Live IP Holland’s DutchView Infostrada, part of the NEP worldwide network, has broadcast its first live IP-based multi-camera produced programming. Two shows, Carlos TV Cafe and Voetbal Inside, were aired in November by the RTL4 channel. The technical set-up was based around DutchView Infostrada’s Cloud Production platform which uses SAM’s SDI to IP transition technology in the form of Sirius 800 routers and Kahuna switchers. Production operations were centralised on the company’s own data centres at the Media Park in Hilversum, fed by IP-streamed media over dedicated dark fibre-optic network links directly from the event, studio and centralised galleries. Peter Bruggink, the chief technology officer at DutchView Infostrada, said: “While many media companies and broadcasters are working on remote production and video over IP, we have made the leap to a cloud platform on which resources are available on demand.” Ultra slow-motion RF Cobham’s Solo7 Nano TX is being used during coverage of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League, it has been revealed. The transmitters were deployed in November for a Group E match between FC Barcelona and FC Bates at Camp Nou in Barcelona where they were attached to: Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite cameras with OCP 400 camera control panels; Videosys CCCAM-403473 UHF camera control receivers; and a Steadicam. Sobatech provided the kit, which was used by Mediamovil, part of Mediapro, the Champions League match rights holders for Spain. Sobatech managing director Xavier Soler Urra said: “It can be challenging to maintain a reliable, uninterrupted wireless signal in a stadium environment, which is typically full of potential RF interference. The Solo7 Nano TX is immune to such interference, and its range enabled the camera operators to roam freely while retaining excellent HD image quality.” 8 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 109 JANUARY 2016 I-MOVIX has added IP-based remote production capabilities to its range of ultra slow-motion camera systems. The upgrade, which requires no additional hardware, allows production teams to add I-MOVIX cameras - located in different locations - to their network and then manage and control them from a central media centre. “This new functionality makes the cameras more flexible and cost effective for busy production companies, and opens up new possibilities to broadcasters who want to centralise production to deal with dense schedules and make the most of their production resources,” said Laurent Renard, chief executive of I-MOVIX. The remote operation capability can be configured from the OCP (Operational Control Panel) and from a Slow-Motion remote web-based interface.