VidOvation and Simplylive partner to enable fully remote workflows for live multicamera productions
VidOvation is now representing Simplylive, which develops solutions for remote live production workflows, instant replay and official/coaching review replay. The addition of Simplylive to its portfolio will expand VidOvation’s turnkey solutions for cloud-based, remote integration production (REMI), particularly for live sports broadcasts.
The integration of VidOvation’s bonded cellular and wireless system with Simplylive’s ViBox remote production architecture enables fully remote productions, increasing productivity and affordability by allowing operators to produce multiple shows or games without being on-site. This provides added health and safety measures and allows adherence to pandemic restrictions, reducing travel, shipping and venue costs — while maintaining high production quality.
“Simplylive’s remote production expertise solves the challenge of effective, affordable cloud-based production for live events,” said Jim Jachetta, executive vice president and chief technology officer, VidOvation. “All of us — broadcasters, sports leagues, producers — rose to the challenge during the pandemic and were able to develop and deliver workable remote production solutions almost overnight. Now it’s a matter of refining and perfecting those solutions. Simplylive helps us take it to the next level with scalable REMI technology that allows the production infrastructure to be onsite, remote, or in the cloud, giving production teams the ultimate flexibility to work from anywhere.”
Simplylive’s ViBox All-In-One is a total production tool for multicamera programs of all sizes. The smart, touchscreen user interface allows a single operator to run a complete production on one touchscreen. With ViBox, the servers are located with the cameras at the venue, while operators run the touchscreen controls from any remote location, delivering savings in production costs. It is available in a number of configuration sizes, from the ViBox Micro A-I-O for single camera productions with integrated graphics and audio, to the ViBox 16 A-I-O with a 12-input switcher that integrates SloMo, graphics and audio.
“VidOvation has been instrumental in creating the REMI-style at-home live production model,” said Simplylive VP of sales and operations Gregory Macchia. “With its experience in developing and deploying innovative live production solutions, VidOvation will provide our shared customers with valuable guidance and support in implementing more efficient, cost-saving, safe and robust solutions for live production.”