Matrox & Telestream combine for International GT
London-based Ellegy has deployed Matrox Multi-Ingest video capture card and Telestream Wirecast Pro live webcasting software to capture and stream live web coverage of the International GT Open car championship races held across seven countries in Europe. It’s the first company to use the combined system, which will be available from next month.Ellegy is essentially a promotion and media production company that specializes in motorsports, and upon being named the official advertising agency for the International GT Open in January 2011, it decided to expand its media services to include a live programme dedicated specifically to Web distribution.
“We chose Matrox and Telestream because they fit our Apple hardware requirements and because of their exceptional customer relationship programs which enable us to instantly solve any technical issue,” said Brian Lavio, CEO at Ellegy. “Our new Web program allows us to provide more content, including live camera transmission from the pit lane and live interviews.”
The Matrox Multi-Ingest and Telestream Wirecast system was used to stream live coverage at the May event from Magny-Cours in France, and in June from the magnificent Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. It will be used throughout the remainder of the season for the five remaining events which can all be viewed at www.gtopen.net.
“Integration of Matrox Multi-Ingest with Telestream Wirecast Pro allows journalists and videographers to simultaneously switch between four live HD-SDI cameras which is perfect for live event coverage such as the International GT Open,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “We are delighted that Ellegy chose our joint solution for this highly-respected event.”
“Matrox Multi-Ingest and Telestream Wirecast Pro provide a huge step forward in our workflow,” adds Lavio. “Multi-camera live Web production opens new doors for our company by allowing us to explore new business opportunities for offering full-HD video to the Web.”