For more than 50 years the world’s most successful broadcasters have relied on Calrec. They still do. As the industry adapts to new viewing habits and evolving commercial environments, Calrec is helping broadcasters to stay ahead as they switch to IP infrastructures; to achieve efficiency with remote broadcasting; to save money with virtualized production. Calrec’s […]
Capitalizing on Calrec’s ability to provide seamless hybrid IP networks, Radio and Television Montenegro (RTCG), the public service broadcaster of Montenegro, has completed a comprehensive upgrade of its Radio Montenegro and Montenegro Television facilities. On the TV side, the broadcaster has installed three Artemis consoles, a router core, a Brio36 and two Type R consoles. For […]
Teed up by riveting playoffs, NBC will rely on the same core technical setup it employs for its regular-season NFL games when it broadcasts Super Bowl 56 on Sunday. “The more you can stick with what got you to where you are, the better off you are,” says Drew Esocoff, the big game’s director. Above, the Infinity Screen by Samsung in SoFi Stadium (Photo: Will Navarro).
Greece-based INA TV is using Calrec’s Summa console and Hydra2 networking technology to satisfy the complex UEFA technical specifications to broadcast European qualifying matches for this year’s World Cup. INA TV, providers of OB and production services in the Greek and Balkan regions, uses a Summa to handle the HD, 4K and Dolby 5.1.2 immersive audio requirements. […]
Two Calrec Artemis consoles with AoIP ImPulse cores and Gateway technology lie at the heart of the audio setup at Sportsnet Studios, the new immersive facility in Toronto that’s part of sports media brand Sportsnet, a division of Rogers Sports and Media (RSM.) The Calrec technology is an integral part of the audio workflow to provide Sportsnet with the […]
Ross Production Services (RPS) recently purchased its fifth 96-channel Calrec Brio audio console to standardize on Calrec technology. The new Brio is installed in one of RPS’s six-camera OB sprinter vans, part of the division’s fleet of eight trucks. With this purchase, three of the trucks now have Calrec Brios, including its 12-camera 40-foot units. Matthew Webster, […]
City TV-Radio Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia, has installed a Calrec Summa console in its first UHD OB truck. Neva is a 16-camera unit and was designed and built by systems integrator Broadcast Solutions. The broadcaster covers cultural events taking place in the city like St. Petersburg City Day, Navy Day, concerts and political events. Wladislaw Grabowski, COO at Broadcast Solutions, said: “From the outset the […]
Console maker Calrec is introducing enhanced versions of its popular Brio line with the Brio Duet and Brio Medley packages, which it says offer greater channel counts and expanded connectivity as standard, and at an even more competitive price. Dave Letson, VP of sales, said: “We’re very proud of the way the Brio has been embraced by the market and that its […]
Calrec, a manufacturer of audio broadcast equipment, is offering a free educational training module for mixing live broadcasts in Dolby Atmos using the Calrec Brio console. The need to train people on how to mix in Dolby Atmos has grown rapidly through increased demand from service providers who want to deliver their live events in Dolby Atmos. These […]
Cinevideo has once again turned to Calrec with the launch of its new, market-leading 12G UHD HDR truck. The company has installed a 40-fader Artemis and router core alongside a compact and powerful 96-channel Brio36. The deal has been overseen by Calrec’s Italian partner Leading Technologies. Roberto Buonomo, Cinevideo technical manager, said: “With our new Waves truck, […]
Taking advantage of fully redundant fabric, high density links and flexibility for different workflows, Canada-based Dome Productions has unveiled a new all-IP SMPTE 2110 OB mobile unit replete with a Calrec Apollo digital audio console. Called Gateway, the truck is Dome’s first large scale, all IP, UHD/HDR unit and is currently being used for TSN and Rogers SportsNet […]
Television is slowly following radio into the adoption of audio over IP technology, but the transition has been hampered by infrastructure costs, the challenge of preventing audio latency and concerns over standards and security. Above, the University of Miami adopted Dante and AOIP for its live sports production workflows before COVID introduced the need for social distancing.
Calrec’s Artemis Beam audio console is proving to be a success for Sean Prickett, owner of broadcast audio engineering company and rental service Drop Ship Audio in Los Angeles. With 340-channel processing paths and Bluefin2 and Hydra2 technologies, the new Artemis console is being used on a popular reality show in its fourth season, installed in a studio with […]
Calrec has created a new IP technology position, tapping Dave Sampson as network specialist to provide in-house expertise to support customers in the move to IP. A Calrec team member for seven years, Sampson previously was product test engineer where he was responsible for compliance testing of Calrec’s AoIP products to industry standards including ST2110, […]
Fox will use more than 100 manned and robotic cameras to cover the game, including 24 “Super-Motion” cameras to support replays; 20 goal-line and end-line pylon cameras; wireless “Line to Gain” cameras that travel up and down the field in alignment with the first-down marker; and two different SkyCam systems which operate at different elevations. It will also use 72 field mics, as well as wireless player mics, to capture game audio. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Privately held, minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting (LBI Media) produces more than 50 hours of original television programming each week. LBI Media’s fast-paced news studios require adaptable, quick to set up and easy to operate audio solutions. LBI Media relies on Calrec Audio’s Brio 36 and Summa digital audio consoles. “We chose Calrec based on […]
Audio over IP (AoIP) networking technology is experiencing higher adoption among TV broadcasters, prompted in part by a new transport standard ensuring more interoperability. Many of those embracing IP no longer think of audio production as an island, but as connected networks prompting interoperability to become an important factor. Above, SSL’s System T AoIP production system runs on COTS hardware like Cisco switches.
Calrec’s Assist and Connect applications were center stage at IBC 2019 on the Calrec stand, 8.C61. As the industry embraces new standards and workflows, Calrec has expanded its suite of applications to give broadcasters more efficient tools. Calrec’s Assist is a browser-based interface that allows users to set up shows, memories, fader layouts, patching, bus […]
Calrec has hired Andy Birkinshaw as international sales manager, effective immediately. Birkinshaw joins the global sales team at Calrec headquarters in the U.K.,and is managing broadcast sales in the U.K., Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Sweden. Birkinshaw has 30 years of sales experience across the broadcast, studio and live production industries in the U.K. […]
Calrec’s new Impulse core, the next generation audio processing platform for its Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, is making its U.S. debut at NAB New York (Booth N263). Impulse core is a powerful audio processing and routing engine with AES67 and SMPTE 2110 connectivity. With control connectivity via IP, surfaces can be physically remote and connected […]
As broadcasters’ comfort level in doing things over IP networks has risen, more and more vendors are offering ATSC 3.0-compatible products that include such features as immersive sound and object-based audio. At the same time, wireless microphone vendors and their customers are tackling the present-day challenge of moving off of the 600 MHz UHF spectrum. Above: Audinate’s new line of Dante adapters bridges the gap between analog audio and IP networking. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of broadcast audio vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
Fox Sports Australia has added a second Calrec Artemis digital audio console at its Sydney headquarters, replacing a Calrec Zeta console that has delivered audio output since 2008. The Artemis went live on 30 November last year with a prerecorded UFC preview show followed by Just for Kicks, a live-audience football entertainment show on Fox […]
Every year broadcasters roll out some spectacular new technology to add a bit of sizzle to their production of the Super Bowl, and this year’s contest in Houston will be no exception. Fox Sports along with its partner Intel will deploy “Be The Player,” a high-tech system that relies on 38 4K cameras and two racks full of Intel Blade servers to give fans a point-of-view perspective of an individual player on the field. Above: The Fox Sports Super Bowl LI broadcast team will provide game coverage from this booth overlooking NRG Stadium in Houston. (Fox Sports photo)