DTC kit used at MTV Europe Music Awards
DTC’s Solo7 Nano TX transmitters and Videosys camera control technology to support coverage of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards
Whiteley, Hampshire: Domo Tactical Communications, the RF specialist company, and Videosys Broadcast, a leading DTC Domo Broadcast reseller of broadcast solutions for film, television and A/V, has announced that Broadcast Rental, an international full service rental house in Hilversum, the Netherlands, used a combination of DTC’s Solo7 Nano TX transmitters and Videosys camera control technology to support coverage of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards by Hilversum, Holland-based facilities, technical, and creative services provider, United.
The 2015 awards show marks the third consecutive year that Broadcast Rental has provided the RF technology and expertise to support the broadcast. This year’s event, held at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago, near Milan, Italy, on 25 October, included coverage of both red carpet and main stage award activities, captured using DTCs Solo7 Nano TX transmitters affixed to three Steadicam-mounted, Videosys-controlled Sony P1 cameras.
An additional DTC Solo7 Nano TX was attached to a “bullet-cam” deployed on a selfie-stick for use by attendees and artists alike.
United Production Operations Manager Bolke Burnaby Lautier said, “MTV always likes to use lots of effect shots, which is where the roaming cameras came into play. They also like to provide the artists with something they can have fun with and contribute to the broadcast, which is where the selfie-stick was used. The reliable signal quality of the Solo7 Nano TX coupled with the Videosys controls, both provided by Broadcast Rental, enabled us to produce a high quality broadcast of a world class event.”
GP Slee, founder and CEO of Broadcast Rental, said, “Because of the fast pace and high production values, covering events like this can be quite a challenge. However, because we are wireless specialists, we knew the DTC/Videosys combination of wireless transmission and data control would provide high quality pictures and 100 percent control reliability”.
The miniature Solo7 Nano TX transmitter includes DTC COFDM and H.264 encoding technology, which provides excellent image quality retention over wireless links. The small size, ultra-low power consumption and superior range make it a compelling choice for mobile camera operations.
About Broadcast Rental,
Broadcast Rental is an international broadcast hire specialist based in the Netherlands, servicing the needs of professionals all around the world. Founded in 2009 by Geert Paul Slee, Broadcast Rental has evolved into a leading provider of RF equipment, EVS workflows, flight pack systems, (ultra)slow motion cameras, and special camera solutions. Recently Broadcast Rental has been involved in international events such as Olympics, international football, MTV Europe Music Awards etc. For more information, please visit www.broadcastrental.com
Videosys Broadcast designs and manufactures products for the film, TV and AV industries. The core team has worked as broadcast engineers on some of the world’s biggest shows, which now translates into its products and working practices. For more information, please visit: www.videosys.tv
About Domo Tactical Communications
Domo Tactical Communications (formally Cobham TCS) is at the forefront of wireless broadcast communication technologies. DTC has developed its cutting edge technologies for the broadcast market providing real technical and operational benefits to newsgathering, live production, and other high profile applications in solutions that empower users to broadcast without boundaries.
A world-class supplier of wireless links globally and a leader in the MPEG4 wireless technology revolution, DTC offers high-quality, DVB-T low-delay broadcast transmitter/receiver systems and IP solutions designed specifically for electronic news gathering, outside broadcast, satellite newsgathering, motor and extreme sports coverage, portable field monitoring and video assist applications.
Backed by more than 50 years’ valuable experience of transmitting and receiving information in difficult electronic environments in the military and surveillance market, DTC’s broadcast portfolio benefits from the ultra-high build quality and ruggedness these products require.