Zhongshan TV deploys Barnfind transport and Blackmagic switching for Ultra HD studio

Zhongshan Broadcasting & Television in Guangdong Province, China has deployed Barnfind’s BarnOne as signal transport system and Blackmagic Design’s ATEM as 4K production switcher for its new mobile four-channel Ultra HD/EFP studio. Barnfind’s BTF1-02 frame serves as main/redundant routing matrix for the studio and is tightly integrated with the ATEM 4K switcher to complete live/record broadcasts for outdoor news, theatrical performances and other events.

Due to the limited amount of rack space available for field production, a complete audio, video, signal routing, intercom, tally and monitoring system are packed into a 9RU flight case. Zhongshan Broadcasting & Television station installed 1RU BarnOne BTF1-02 frames, with 16xHDBNC and 16xSFP ports including the 32×32 matrix, to comprise the core routing matrix which operates up to 16 channels of optical signals and 20 channels of HD-SDI signals for massive signal communication and transport between cameras, switchers, and the record-and-control system.

The BarnOne frame not only helps the station transport the traditional main/redundant HD-SDI signals, but also incorporates intercom, tally, signal monitoring and control signals into the workflow. Furthermore, while the BarnOne series serves as the main/redundant backup, it also transforms into a looping system for 8 x channel Ultra-HD live/recording entity on site.

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