Infront Productions applies Lawo IP solutions
- 12 March, 2021
GER: In the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021, held from February 8-21, 2021 in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy), the medal table shows Austria, Switzerland and France as the most successful nations of the competition. Behind the scenes of this major skiing event, the championship was won by a setup of prime technical equipment, installed and looked after by a technical team of experts. For IBC/MCR operations and feed distribution, Infront Productions, the broadcast partner of the FIS Championships, relied on the Lawo IP broadcast infrastructure with V__matrix, Lawo’s Software defined IP Core routing, Processing & Multi-viewing Platform, and the V__matrix vm_dmv Distributed 4K IP Multiviewer as major pillars. For overall broadcast control, Infront Productions deployed Lawo’s Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) as IP Broadcast Control and Workflow Solution.
This V_Matrix system is identical to the one deployed by Infront Productions for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship 2021 in Oberstdorf (Germany), which took place from February 23 to March 7, 2021 and comprising 24 competitions. Another contest unique to the restrictions in times of pandemic which ran smoothly thanks to excellent performances of athletes, teams and organizers - and the broadcast technology to cover the championships.
Each of the Lawo V__matrix setups used for the two Championships comprises 41 C100 processing blades used for streaming plus seven C100 configured with vm_dmv multi-viewing functionality. The VSM studio control system not only provides simple routing management but, with its configuration, it enables full flexibility and modularity so that it does not require reconfiguration for each event. “The operators can create their own individual profiles on the software panel which can be used across all software panels which are available in the system”, explains Filip Vojsovic, System Engineer at Lawo. And he adds: “Thus, signal allocations on any of the panel positions can be adapted to the users’ best needs, with all profiles saved and recalled by the push of a button. In contrast to operator views, the administrator management setting opens many different sections that allows for a more detailed technical configuration.” This workflow-optimized panel configuration is the result of a long-term, close cooperation between Infront and Lawo.