Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Harris graphics used for Canadian hockey
Aquila Productions, based in Edmonton, Alberta, has rebuilt the broadcast studio and control center at Rexall Place, home of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, with a full broadcast suite from Harris.
The 850sq ft broadcast center serves as the hub for all Oilers broadcast operations and game-time video entertainment, including content for the arena's center-hung, 16:9 LED video screen and monitors located on the concourses and in luxury suites.
A key element of the $1.4 million (CAD) control center is a Harris dual-channel Inscriber G1 SD graphics system. Working with Edmonton-based Harris dealer Matrix Video Communications, Aquila Productions selected the G1 to produce graphics for fans in attendance and those watching pay-per-view telecasts.
Designed for live-to-air production environments, the G1 is part of the Inscriber G-Series family of graphics systems, and features a suite of design tools, including G-Scribe titling software, an animation editor and paint tool.
Aquila added the Strata Compositing option to enable real-time compositing of multiple, independently controllable and infinite virtual channels in a single physical channel.
The facility includes six Harris X75 SD converter/frame synchronizers; four 6800+ modular core processing frames; an Integrator 64 x 64 SDI router with 32 x 32 analog audio; a VSG-204D sync generator; and two Videotek TVM-850 multiformat SD video and audio signal analyzers.
For more information, visit www.harris.com.