Panasonic, Newtek and Black Magic shine at Satis
The Satis trade show took place from 13-15 November at the Halle Freyssinet in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. This year’s event marked its 30th anniversary, and as usual the show featured a comprehensive selection of tools for the production of sports programming.
Highlights included a fencing workshop for beginners organised by the French fencing Olympic champion Eric Boisse, which was presented collectively by MBT, JVC, Eurolight System, CVS, Pixelight, Kramer , Orad and distributor Emit.
AMPVISUAL TV had a large stand where they showcased many of their sports video recordings (mainly motor sports including the Le Mans 24 hours race among others). Panasonic showed footage of the London Olympic Games, with its AG-HPX600 shoulder-type camera recorder with a 2/3-type MOS sensor being widely featured.
Satis also reflected the increasing number of affordably-priced switchers appearing on the market with suitability for sports production with tight budgets, or for web broadcasts. Newtek displayed their virtual Tricaster 40 and 80 video production switchers with four and eight inputs, respectively. Black Magic presented demos of its production switchers and ATEM control panels. ATEM product lines are built into a familiar M/E setup, while the range also includes HD/SD SDI connectors. In addition, ATEM includes loads of HDMI connections for connecting low-cost HDMI consumer cameras. More specifically, the ATEM 1 M/E model delivers eight video inputs, three Aux outputs, SDI, HDMI and analogue programme outputs, SDI and HDMI multi-view outputs, USB 3.0 as well as down-converted SDI and composite outputs. The 2 M/E model has 16 inputs and six Aux outputs.
Orad, meanwhile, displayed Powerwall, a graphics content solution recently selected by Canal+ for its sports programmes. Powerwall can deliver 8K resolution output from a single box for HD 1080p video walls situated in a television studio.