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Thu 03 Mar 2016

Innovation: EUROMEDIA successfully performs a large-scale UHD capture

Innovation: EUROMEDIA successfully performs a large-scale UHD capture

Faithful to its tradition of innovation in sports broadcasting, on Sunday evening EUROMEDIA notched up a major first with the OL/PSG match for Canal+.

After its technical success in capturing the Monaco/PSG match last September, EUROMEDIA has moved onto the next level in its mastery of UHD technology. For the first time in Europe, EUROMEDIA successfully executed the capture using 12 native UltraHD cameras.

This sizeable array comprised 11 Sony HDC 4300 cameras (two installed on a crane) and equipped with Fujifilm (UA22, UA80) and Canon (J12, J22) optics plus a 4K Superloupe camera provided by EUROMEDIA subsidiary, Digital Video Sud.

This unique array set up by Mohammed Hassani also included six LSM EVS servers and one Sony PWS4400 server. Of the three UHD cars in the EUROMEDIA fleet, car C42, equipped with a SAM Kahuna Maverik mixer and Sony BVM X300 screens captured the match. The UHD signal was distributed both in the stadium itself (on screens loaned by Samsung) and by satellite links directly to the Canal+ head office in Boulogne.

The Grand Stade, the new Olympique Lyonnais stadium, also hosted its first UHD capture. EUROMEDIA's expertise in realising complex technical projects was crucial to OL Image's decision to entrust design and operation of the new production and transmission studio for the OL TV channel to the EUROMEDIA teams.

Lionel Vialaneix, EUROMEDIA's chairman was happy to announce that "EUROMEDIA has once again proved its capacity to provide technical support for its clients on innovative projects. Firmly focused on the future, EUROMEDIA also carried out HDR (High Dynamic Range) capture tests, with very promising results, alongside this UHD capture".

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