04.26.2012 11:57 AM
NBC Olympics Taps MOG Technologies for Centralized Ingest
YORK–NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, will use MOG
Technologies’ centralized ingest solution for its production of the 2012 London
Olympic Games from London, July 27 – August 12.
NBC Olympics will used MOG’s mxfSPEEDRAIL
centralized ingest solution to conform Sony XDCAM material for its posterior
distribution for multiple platforms. With an intuitive and unique interface,
mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 ingest system will conform the captured clips from Sony
XDCAM Stations, re-encoding the whole sequence from MPEG-2 LongGOP 50Mbps into
MXF OP1a, delivering the output to the multiplatform distribution servers. The mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 will also enable the handling
of growing files, saving time to the editors, when sending their EDL’s for
conform, merging sub-clips from several LongGOP
Additionally, the mxfSPEEDRAIL
S1000—MOG’s SDI Recorder—has also been deployed to allow faster access to the
media, by capturing simultaneously to the Omneon MediaGrid and Avid
Interplay/ISIS, allowing the files to be immediately available in the editing
suite, for a faster turnaround of media.
The fully interoperable
system was integrated with Avid Interplay MAM, which handles the distribution and load-balancing of conform jobs, and
Omneon Media Grid storage, offering
a high traffic performance
and a great interoperability between platforms.
“This is our fourth Olympics
using software products from MOG, and our first time using some of their
hardware, said David Mazza, senior vice president, Engineering, NBC
Olympics. “They have always been very quick to adapt to our every changing
digital media workflows, and have always done so with excellent reliability.”
“MOG has worked
with NBC Olympics since 2006, and is proud to announce that its expertise and
know-how has continuously been selected to
ensure the success of the broadcaster file based production workflows,” and
Luís Miguel Sampaio, CEO from MOG technologies.