Presteigne Charter utilising Bel Digital for French Open

The opening rounds of the French Open begin on Sunday 26 May at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, with an expected international TV audience of tens of millions set to tune in for the clay court action. 3G HD feeds of the host broadcast coverage for US broadcasters will be monitored in the flyaway facilities centre overseen by UK rental company Presteigne Charter using recently introduced audio and video monitoring units.

The Bel Digital Audio BM-A1-E16SHD audio monitor and BM-AV1-E16SHD audio and video monitor were launched at IBC 2012. These provide monitoring features for multiple analogue and digital sound sources, along with the capability to extract and analyse 16-channbels of audio embedded in two 3G/HD or SD SDI video streams.

“The three essential criteria for this kind of project are a high level of functionality and flexibility, ease and speed of use, and the smallest dimensions achievable when you consider the limited confines the control room team are working within,” comments Roy Callow, director of projects for Presteigne Charter.

Callow adds that the configuration of the Bel units suited the operational demands of the project: “When you are configuring via a touch screen or complex menu structures and speed is of the essence it is so easy get it wrong and it takes time to correct it. With the rotary controls it really is simplicity itself. You just turn the control. Bel enables the operator to have the confidence in monitoring the correct signals on the device.”

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