Phil Kurz /
04.14.2009
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Camden Yards gives Orioles fans HD view

Spring is in the air — at least somewhere in the United States it must be — and that can only mean one thing: Baseball is here.

Fans attending the home opener of the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards last week got an eyeful of HDTV from their seats with the ballpark’s debut of a new HD LED video display. Driving the new HD display was a modern HD control room, which was designed, installed and integrated by Communications Engineering of Newington, VA.

Not only does the control room include all of the capabilities needed to drive the new display with crystal clear HD, but it also has a direct link to OB trucks parked outside the stadium to share resources and provide video and audio input to contribute to the HD production of Orioles games being broadcast from Camden Yards.

Brad Hughes, project manager and senior design engineer at CEI, last week discussed the basics of the new control room. Be sure to listen next week for Part 2 of the conversation with Hughes for more details about the job.

This week’s Sound Off is presented as an audio podcast.



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