Ignition Productions was awarded the contract to cover the 2017 Dakar Rally for Red Bull TV—a daily behind-the-scenes show of the world's toughest Motorsport event. They had to shoot over 13 days of competition across three countries, in some of the harshest conditions imaginable, with temperatures ranging from 122°F to near freezing, sometimes in altitudes over 3500m, an extreme feat for even the most adventurous crews.
We teamed up with our friends at Ross Video last year to work on something big, for a major cable network, and we’re excited that we can now tell you about (some of) it! Our new XPression + EVO certified storage solution provides large-scale direct-attached Gigabit Ethernet connections to XPression from SNS EVO with performance that offers more streamlined workflows between creative service workgroups and playout, and can scale all the way to multi-channel enterprise environments. (Say that five times fast…)
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve entered into the NewTek Developer Network! Our customers have huge, creative ideas. Our customers work fast, under stomach-churning deadlines, and they only accept uncompromising tools that never get in the way of their flow. Our customers love their EVO storage systems, and they love their TriCasters… So naturally, when we first received our TriCaster we couldn’t wait to set it up and take it for a spin with EVO. (Full disclaimer: We couldn’t resist turning out the lights in our interop lab to bask in the warm glow of the 860’s beautifully illuminated control surface…)
With a presence at virtually every major televised sporting event in America, FOX Sports and Game Creek Video have the hardest working teams in broadcasting. A cast and crew of hundreds come together to turn out the programming millions of viewers see every week including NASCAR, NFL Football, UFC, FIFA World Cup and MLB. With the successful debut of FOX Sports 1, a 24-hour sports network, the number of live broadcasts has vastly increased. To accommodate the growth, FOX Sports needed to boost its production capabilities. So it turned to Studio Network Solutions (SNS). Longtime FOX Sports partner Game Creek Video, a New Hampshire based high- definition mobile production company, has five branded FX HD trucks providing all the remote production for FOX Sports’ live sporting events. The five FOX Sports trucks are 53′ expanding-side high-definition production units and are collectively equipped with audio, video, replay, transmission, production, graphics, tape release/sub-switchers, two Final Cut edit rooms, producer work areas, maintenance, storage, and an HD viewing room. Additionally, each truck comes staffed with a production manager and at least one engineer. “Having SNS EVO in place has been a huge advantage,” stated Keith Martin, Engineer, FX HD, Game Creek Video. “Because everything is happening live we are constantly in a time crunch for a quick turnaround of material. Utilizing the 10GbE ports on the EVO, we can get the whole EVS network in sync as fast as possible and easily share files back and forth between the editors and the replay rooms.”
For the 2012 London Olympics, SportsMax took on its most ambitious challenge; bringing the Olympics to the Caribbean, 24 hours a day in real-time from London. And an even bigger challenge to the production team at Sportsmax, getting a new production pipeline up and running in less than three weeks. "We knew we needed a SAN solution to serve as central storage for the Olympics," stated Kerry Gibbons, Executive Producer, Production & Technical Operations and Creative Director, SportsMax. "What we ended up with was a much-needed complete overhaul of our entire workflow."