LAS VEGAS—When it comes to helping a multicamera broadcast and stay stream to tens of millions of viewers, monitoring is key. At the “2022 Billboard Ladies in New music Awards,” Hollywood Motion Photo Working experience (HMPE) was tapped by executive producers Tim Owens, proprietor of Liquid Arts Media, and Jenifer Hersch, vice president of productions at Redrock Entertainment, to deliver a 4K and 12G workflow for the celebration.
HMPE’s generation truck is constructed around Extremely Hd and cinema glass, as properly as a 12G workflow supported by Blackmagic Layout gear. With the celebration broadcast in Extremely Hd 59.94 total 12G, we understood our truck could guidance the exclusive prerequisites, which might have been one particular of the initially of its form for this variety of occasion.
We supplied six URSA Broadcast G2 cameras and two URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 cameras, all with Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converters, to shoot the awards. All the things was sent via fiber back to our truck for digital camera switching and CCU handle supported by an ATEM Constellation 8K switcher, ATEM Digital camera Command Panels and a lot more. We even experienced a DaVinci Solve Mini Panel for color grading.
To keep an eye on these digital camera feeds, the truck houses many SmartScope Duo 4K screens. The compact and rackmountable layout is crucial for the truck where by place is at a premium, and the two 8-inch Liquid crystal display screens also present independent waveform monitoring, so we can choose involving waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV parade, histogram and audio section amount shows.
Remaining in a position to toggle between two impartial digicam feeds, two unbiased scopes, or a combine of the two provides us the finest of the two worlds. Certainly for broadcast, scopes are essential for monitoring the top quality of the digicam feeds, and the included flexibility to swap in between scopes and digicam feeds supports our workflow that significantly additional.
Many Products, A single Regulate
In addition to the rear engineering space, we use a SmartScope Duo 4K throughout the truck. When we have a lesser crew, we can go engineering up front—this is a simple process offered the connectivity by way of a one Cat 6 cable from our network. All the Blackmagic Design tools, from the ATEM switcher to the HyperDeck recorders to the SmartScope Duo 4K screens, are networked alongside one another and can be controlled by way of one focused Mac Mini or with a laptop.
The truck also attributes two SmartView 4K displays, which we made use of to monitor the switcher’s multivew, yet again critical to any multicamera broadcast workflow. Its 4K and 12G-SDI capabilities match right in with the essential workflow.
We shoot a wide variety of apps, which include cinema, distant truck and studio, and no subject what is thrown our way, we know we can manage it as we have purposefully invested in versatile and potential-evidence instruments.