- A 20×20 router-centered video system
Multi-screen broadcast graphics system update
Sony PXW-X500, Sachtler 18 and accessories
Sony PXW-X320 cameras and accessories
Sony Venice 6K full frame film camera
Highly scalable, redundant Quantum storage system, integrated into production workflow, with multiple protocols
Television transmission device operating over a 4G mobile network
In order to provide viewers with ever higher quality service and to meet the technological needs of the age, MTVA sought a system that, using the possibilities provided by AR technology, could make any graphic objects appear in the background (or foreground) of a particular studio, all with realtime rendering, naturally.
Some of the technology that enables the rendering of graphic objects in real time was already available thanks to the existing Vizr system, so from a graphic point of view we chose Vizer’s solutions to realize our concepts.
However, to build a well conceived system that makes use of virtual graphics solutions, the best real-time rendering engine would not be enough. We therefore looked for an appropriate tracking system. Choosing a system and integrating it into a specific graphic environment posed a significant challenge. Ultimately we chose Stype, from Croatia, who provide high quality and well priced tools for both mechanical and optical (IR) tracking systems.
Once the tool had been chosen, the next step was implemention. The situation was complicated by having to track real-time movement with several cameras, as well as by the fact that the studio was occupied, and we could therefore only work after midnight. We had to be careful because we were working in a live production environment, and so by 5 A.M. we had to restore everything to the point that the daily production could proceed without interuption.
One of the keys to the success of the project was that Rexfilm Kft. has a 20-year history with real-time rendered broadcast graphics systems and perhaps the greatest professional experience in the country. Another important factor was the maximum support we received from both the customer and the manufacturers at every stage of the project, from design until the last moment of implementation.
In the end, the ideas were realized on screen and we were all pleased to hear that the reaction to the project by both the client and viewers was overwhelmingly positive. We received the most feedback and praise for the sports show, in which the world champion F1 car rolled into MTVA’s studio – only virtually, of course. This feat would have stood up in any international program. However, the technology itself would not have been enough, the project also required a great deal of creativity, but we can safely say that it was worth it.
During the implementation of the project, we used the following tools:
A the end of the project we consolidated our learnings, and since then we have provided continuous support to the system.
Construction of a new rack room and complete overhaul of system cabling
Implementation of a graphic environment that supports the analysis and broadcast of sporting events
Antenna Hungária is currently Hungary’s leading program producer, with 12 HD and 4K ready production trucks, fully designed and manufactured in Hungary. We are proud to include in our resume vehicle reconstruction (OB9, OB10), as well as complete installation (OB1, OB5, OB6, OB7, OB11).
We received the first request from Antenna Hungaria in 2016 to convert their OB1 production truck to HD. After the launch of the program producer’s “broadcast service” and with the FINA swimming world championship being organised in Hungary, demand rose for the construction of 7 production trucks, for which we were given about 7 months. The biggest challenge was the amount of time and equipment: in the history of our company and in terms of the whole market, this kind of short-term implementation on such a large-scale had never been seen before.
Quantitative data describing the installed instruments:
More detailed technical information about production trucks and Antenna Hungária can be found on the company’s website:
Advanced technical availability and system monitoring throughout the event
Archiving of recordings with meta-data support, and automated tape storage system that makes retrieval possible
CatDV Media Asset Management system
Oracle StorageTek SL150 film library
Archiware archiving system
Since the autumn of 2016, RTL Klub has been producing a number of programs in a completely renewed studio, including their News and Focus programs. During the renovation, they requested the highest level of technological solutions currently available, as well as the corresponding creative and visual elements.
And so, for the second time ever in Europe, a broadcast technology solution was implemented in which an ARCAM solution from the French company AR+, an automotive robot system used in the car industry, was used as a camera moving device. Because the robotic arm is able to cover a relatively small area by itself, compared to the size of the studio, it has been fitted onto a track that is several meters long, providing greater room for maneuver.
The cherry on top was to hang it on an extremely stable frame to maximize the use of the studio space. Rexfilm engineers actively participated in the installation of the robot arm, which of course was preceded by a training at the manufacturer.
As a result, the use of completely new camera movements has been made possible, and thanks to the system’s programmability and control, these camera movements can be customized and repeated with extreme precision. In order to carry out certain tasks in a standardized manner, a solution from a studio automation system, Vizrt Mosart, was also introduced.
In addition to high-level technological solutions, we have also enabled visual innovations: Hungary’s first augmented reality (AR) elements on the screen has been made possible, resulting in the ability to place three-dimensional graphic elements in the studio space.
In addition, two large-scale Unilumin LED walls and a “virtual window” based on Vizr’s real-time graphics rendering have been constructed. The point of the latter is that the virtual image behind the presenter follows the movement of the camera, so we feel as if seeing the picture while walking past a window. The project involved the complete renewal of the news studio.
During the project we used the following tools:
Sony PMW-320 camera system with hybrid optical cable
Riedel Performer intercom
Atem video mixer and infrastructure
Dante audio network
Remote HD Camera System, PTZ head Control System,
Miranda Kaleido multiviewer
Vision Mixer (Multi Format SD / HD Mixer)
Studio HD remodel
Axon Modular Interfaces and Converters
Blakcmagic ATEM video mixer and router system
Complete TV studio for sports magazine production
GrassValley T2, BlackMagic atem mixer and video router
Lynx 5000 Modulation Interfaces
complete sound system
Edius rework station
4x Sony PXW-X160 camcorder
optical transmission technology
Sony PMW-320, BRC-H900 and Marshall cameras
Optical video network
GrassValley K2 Production Video Server
Riedel Performer intercom and RiFace / Motorola radio system
Recording and analyzing sporting events by rendering
Using 3D graphic elements
2x Sony HXC-D70PK // U Camera Chain and Accessories
Sachtler System 25 C III pedestal
Sony RCP-1000 // U CCU
Thomson CP6000 Encoder and Modulator System
Thomson RD6000 receivers
New Lynx / Nevion infrastructure
Complete wiring and installation
6 PMW-320 camera chain with optical interface
Installation of an optical network with 10 camera stations along a complete horse-racing track
GrassValley K2 recording server
complete control furnishing and monitor wall
Edius post-production and Archiware archiving workstation
BMD ATEM video mixer
Opengear modular interfaces (BMD and Ross Video)
Riedel Performer partyline intercom
Supply, installation, training, trial run of temporary Bartók studio equipment, delivery of final Bartók studio equipment (matrix and mixing system)
Audio-visual studio, art faculty
4x Sony PMW-200, 3x Sony PMW-320
Sachtler FSB4, and FSB8 tripods
3 post-production stations
Autocue, directing system
Sony BRS200 image mixer
Complete lighting, with background curtains
7x Sony PMW-200, Sachtler 1012 tripod
Blackmagic Design picture mixer
Miranda glue, complete studio installation with lighting, post-production stations
With 72 TB digital archiving, decoding and storage system, workstations, scanners
Building a complete system, renovating an existing lamp park
TSL audio monitoring system
Riedel commentator system
Sennheiser transmitter / receiver
Cabling of HBO’s new headquarters technical rooms
Installation and commissioning of new equipment
Migration and integration of existing systems
Delivery of technical furniture and installation of control rooms
Extension of a complete studio system
Riedel intercom system
Installation of Triax cable system in Millenáris area for external productions
Expansion and relocation of multi-channel broadcasting system
Philips Telecine Shadow filmátíró és DaVinci fényelő szállítása, üzembe helyezése és a kapcsolódó szolgáltatások nyújtása, valamint megelőző karbantartás és eseti hibaelhárítás biztosítása.
Budapesti Atlétika EB-hez “Technikai központ” és “Programlebonyolító központ” tervezése, berendezéseinek szállítása, üzembehelyezése, valamint berendezéskölcsönzés