05.17.2011 11:14 AM
New Zealand's Westpac Stadium adds Granite 5000

Westpac Stadium, a 34,500-seat multipurpose facility in Wellington, New Zealand, is upgrading its video production capabilities with a complete retrofit of its control room.

At the heart of the overhaul is a Broadcast Pix Granite 5000 video production system, which feeds video and graphics to two large replay screens installed at the north and south ends of the stadium.

Westpac maintains a busy schedule of concerts and sporting events and will host at least seven matches during the Rugby World Cup 2011 later this year. Before the upgrade, the 4:3 video production was stretched to fit the 16:9 replay screens.

With the Granite 5000, productions are produced in HD, and then downconverted to widescreen SD for stadium replay due to a fiber infrastructure that can only support SD. The two-M/E capability of the Granite 5000 also enables Westpac to display a different presentation on each screen.



Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB

Sue Sillitoe, White Noise PR /   Monday 10:45 AM
100 Free DPA Microphones – How Do You Wear Yours?

 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology