NEP Broadcasting’s International Events Group (IEG) assisted global sports, entertainment and media company IMG Media in covering the 52nd Annual World Golf Championships — Barbados World Cup live from Barbados. The championships aired on ABC and ESPN Dec. 5-10.
To capture the 28-nation, two-man team global golf tournament, NEP’s IEG used a modern, flexible and fast assembly fly pack infrastructure, and shipped nearly 45 tons of equipment to St. James from NEP Broadcasting headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, NEP sent eight of its core engineers on location to manage and maintain all on-site equipment throughout the event.
IMG/ABC worked from one main production gallery for overall tournament coverage. An additional smaller production area was used for the overall international broadcast. The equipment for the main site was outfitted with 62 stacked monitors and 35 isolation monitors, and included a Sony HDS-X3600 64 x 64 video router with a Sony HDS-X3600 128 x 128 audio router; a Thompson Grass Valley DD35 digital switcher; eight Sony Digital Beta tape machines; two six-channel EVS LSM hard disk video recorders; a 52-channel Soundcraft Series 5 mixing console; a 48-channel Yamaha PM 4000 effects console; and 20 cameras, including Thompson Grass Valley LDK 6000 HDs and Sony 900 SDs.
While the smaller production unit shared footage from the core production gallery, it also used its own equipment, which included a Trilogy Intercom Matrix and a Networks 32 x 32 video and stereo audio router; a Ross Video Synergy 2.5 MD switcher; two wireless Sony 950 cameras; two Sony Digital Beta tape machines; a Crest Century VX mixing console; and a six-channel EVS LSM.
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