Mediatec captures Norwegian horse racing with Grass Valley

For Mediatec Broadcast, an international leader in broadcast production, bringing its viewers all the action from nearly a dozen horse racing tracks across Norway is a top priority. To keep costs down, Mediatec turned to Grass Valley for a remote broadcasting solution that can send camera feeds via fibre connections to its main facility in Oslo.

The company purchased 20 LDX Première cameras with digital triax connections and four LDX Première cameras with fiber connections. LDX Première cameras are easily upgradable, can switch between 1080i and 720p, and offer a feature set optimised for live productions.

The LDX Première cameras and their Ethernet-based C2IP camera control system have been specially configured, in this case, to work within a WAN environment. For the best workflow efficiency, all of the OCP 400 camera control panels are located at one central location while the rest of the camera systems are located at the different horse race tracks around the country.

“We had a very specific vision of how we wanted this to work,” said Paul Henriksen, CEO of Mediatec Broadcast. “The team from Grass Valley listened to our needs and worked to tailor a solution that meets all of our requirements.”

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