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11.28.2008
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
The latest happenings from around the world of sports

Belgium’s RTL-TVI employs DELTACAST for UEFA Cup coverage

DELTACAST’s sports graphics and image processing technology is being used during the telecasts of several European soccer championships in England, Scotland, Italy (HD), Belgium and Portugal (HD). DELTACAST provides a wide range of cost-effective video boards and applications for sports production professionals.

DELTA-sport allows full autonomous capture and replay (no slow-mo system needed), performing keying in full HD resolution. DELTA-sport HD for virtual graphics doesn’t need up/downconverters and is HD/SD switchable.

DELTA-stat, used for customized live sports branding, consists of a standard PC, DELTACAST board and a custom GUI to automate the appearance of timers, stats and animations. DELTA-stat HD manages all the graphics to overlay during the game and is also HD/SD switchable. Operation requires no graphics knowledge, and it allows internal or external keying.

For more information, visit http://www.deltacast.tv.

Calrec Alpha onboard NEP Denali HD truck

NEP Denali, a mobile television production facility, is using a Calrec Alpha console with Bluefin in its newest HD mobile unit. The 96-fader Alpha audio console is installed in Denali Summit, an HD mobile unit comprising two 53ft expando trailers that are wired together to provide robust production capabilities in a quiet, comfortable, spacious environment.

Built by NEP Broadcasting, Denali Summit is wired for 24 camera control units, 20 VTRs and seven servers. Summit's Alpha console, among the largest such systems ever commissioned, is capable of 480 fully featured channel processing paths with dynamics in combinations of mono, stereo and 5.1 channels, 96 faders with two layers each and 5.1 groups and masters.

Bluefin high-density signal processing allows the Alpha to deal with large numbers of surround sources. The console's assignable control surface minimizes screen use and provides direct access to the majority of console functions.

For more information, visit http://www.calrec.com/.

Major U.S. soccer field wired with Gepco

Dick’s Sporting Goods Field, the Commerce City, CO, home of the Colorado Rapids MLS team, features state-of-the-art audio and video systems and boasts some of the largest video scoreboard and the most LED boards for a stadium its size as well as the only fully integrated video and LED electronic video board system.

Throughout the complex, broadcast and A/V cabling from Gepco International is used to connect the various technologies, maximizing the experience for viewers in the stands and at home.

For more information, visit http://www.gepco.com/.



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