AJA Video delivers for International Paralympic Committee

AJA Video worked once again with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to deliver a range of solutions to help bring international audiences comprehensive coverage of the 2012 Paralympic games online. Twelve AJA Ki Pro Racks with assorted KiStor Drive module sizes, several mini-converters, two Io HDs, a KONA card, two KUMOs, and a KUMO CP were leveraged by IPC to record, edit and broadcast multiple feeds from the Olympic Broadcast Service (OBS) on six Paralympic.org channels and six video streams on ParalympicSportTV.

“Increasing visibility for the Paralympic games is a huge priority for us,” says Jochen Farber, broadcast consultant working with IPC. “We know a large number of people are interested in the games, but aren’t able to watch them on TV. Using a ange of AJA gear, from the Ki Pro Rack to Mini-Converters, KUMO routers and more, we’re able to broadcast the Paralympics to a much wider audience.”

Under the supervision of Farber, the IPC team tapped AJA Ki Pro Racks to record, transfer and archive ten OBS Paralympic feeds from various sporting venues to its video server, as Apple ProRes 422. Using AJA mini-converters, they gathered signals for mixing in the master control and removed the incoming international audio to replace it with new commentary, mix it and then re-embed it to add mixed sound to two of its channels. Utilizing the Hi5-3D, the IPC team ran cables from their master control back to the commentary station so that the announcers could monitor the feed in realtime. 

By the end of the 2012 Paralympic Games, Jochen and the IPC team will have broadcast an estimated 700 hours of coverage including live-streaming, editing, portraits, interviews and a highlights program that airs online twice a day. Three of the channels on Paralympic.org include interactive components so viewers can watch and choose statistics, all linked to the live video stream.

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