Recent Posts by David Fox

FutureSPORT 2019: Breaking the deadlock for virtualised hardware in sports production

The next step for IP-based remote production from an event using a centralised gallery? Ditch the centralisation. That was the main message from the FutureSPORT 2019 session: ‘Virtualised Hardware for Sports Production: Breaking the Deadlock’. Ditching the centralisation sees everything running on the cloud, using virtual hardware that can scale rapidly to allow multiple productions […]  More

FutureSPORT 2019: Adding bandwidth for sports broadcasting at the 5G level

5G cellular technology has the potential to deliver video signals with similar quality and speeds as broadcast wireless links or even fibre connections, but making sure a consumer-focused telecoms industry takes heed of broadcast needs has required early engagement, as a session on ‘Adding bandwidth: Sports broadcasting at the 5G level’ at FutureSPORT 2019 revealed. […]  More

FutureSPORT 2019: Remote production in the real world

Last week’s FutureSPORT 2019 Summit was another record-breaking event for SVG Europe, with over 350 delegates in attendance at Chelsea Football Club in London. A highlight session in a packed day of content was ‘More than just Technology: Remote Production in the Real World’, which was sponsored by Eurovision Services. Remote production is becoming almost […]  More

REC10 in the works as RECkord presses on with second UHD truck

RECkord Outside Broadcasting, based in the Czech Republic, is currently building its second UHD truck, REC10, which should be completed by the end of the year. Its first UHD OB, REC7 4K, has been in use for three years, and has done about 10% of its productions in UHD – the rest in HD. While […]  More

Videe’s OBX aims to redefine the art of the OB vehicle

In an era when many production teams prefer the home comforts of remote production, how does an OB truck attract customers? For the independent Italian facilities company Videe, the answer is “a particularly excellent working experience,” said its CEO and co-founder, Paola Montanari. In building its new triple-expanding sided trailer, OBX, which was introduced at […]  More

NEP’s intelligent OB unit makes its debut at IBC

At IBC NEP Group showed a new “intelligent outside broadcast” (iOB) for remote production where the director doesn’t want to be remote, but the production still wants to benefit from the savings of having all the processing done in the cloud. Certainly, in the Netherlands, where NEP developed iOB, directors prefer to be at the […]  More

BT Sport shows live 8K rugby demo at IBC

BT Sport staged a demonstration at IBC of a live 8K broadcast “to showcase what we think is coming next,” said Jamie Hindhaugh, BT Sport’s chief operating officer. They had actually wanted a multi-camera production (with perhaps three or four cameras), but could only get one, an Ikegami SHK-810, as they are in such short […]  More

Live from SailGP: Timeline remote production makes light of heavy weather at Cowes

The fast, high-tech F50 catamarans of SailGP came to Europe for the first time last Sunday in blustery conditions resulting in “the most exciting racing of the series so far,” according to one of the commentators. The three races were all won by Australia, with boat speeds approaching 60mph/100kph at times. Weather is a constant […]  More

Sustainability a key factor as SailGP races to remote production

It shows a true commitment to remote production when you choose the location for your first ever event in a new sport to be on the other side of the world from your production gallery. For SailGP, its first-ever race was in Sydney this year (15-16 February), more than 17,000km from its production base in […]  More