Boston College Uses Broadcast Pix Granite 2000
Switcher used for sports coverage across multiple venues
February 4, 2013
–The Boston College Athletics Department is using a Broadcast Pix Granite 2000
Video Control Center to produce live in-house video scoreboard presentations
for Eagles basketball, hockey and football home games, and when its hockey and
basketball games are not broadcast, Boston College streams its productions live
Housed in Conte
Forum, the indoor arena for hockey and men’s and women’s basketball, the
control room is connected to Alumni Stadium via fiber for football coverage.
The Athletics Department purchased its Granite last summer through Access AV in
Concord, N.H., and installed it for the first home hockey game of the season October
football production uses a combination of up to four tripod and handheld cameras,
while basketball and hockey can have as many as five cameras for game coverage
and replays. Girard said they sometimes use video feeds from production trucks producing
the game for broadcast for additional coverage.
full-time technical director on staff, Boston College relies on Fluent Macros to
provide a look for replays, sponsorship bugs, score tickers and other on-screen
graphics and transitions. Girard estimated there are 800 stored macros, with up
to 100 used during each game.