This is my attempt to take an new approach to technical planning. I know that I find it interesting to share and discuss my opinions about how things should be function. I also believe that there are several point of views that I haven’t thought of.
This is a call to make something different.
What are we doing.
We are building what we call a Web-studio with the possibilities to stream live. The project has two phases
Phase One: We build in Radio X3M:s office a studio-floor and about 30 meters from that in a old radio-control room our video and audio-control-room.
Phase Two: Near the control-room we build a small studio (5x6m) for more static program. The vision is an videowall and 4 PTZ.
Our deadline for Phase One is that our first program should air 12.3.
The program will consist of interviews (2 or 3 persons), some pre-made inserts and sometimes some artists who will perform live acoustically.
From the INNEHÅLL there has been the following requests
– a visual look that reminds of DSLR
– a screen to play live stuff like Skype, webpages, Youtube-videos and so forth.
– we have 2 cameramen and 1 sound for 3 hours every recording session
My thought about have to build it is
2x Panasonic AG-AF101 cameras
3x Panasonic AW-HE120W cameras
Mixer BMD ATEM M/E1
2x Panasonic AG-HPD24 P2-recorders
BMD 16×16 videohub
2x BMD Camera converter and 1x Studio converter
1 digital soundboard (probably an Yamaha)
If i split up why I consider the following setup we have the following
YLE is a P2-company who’s productionformats are 567i50 or 1080i50.
The cameras i did check the following
Canon and Nikon DSLR has an output that is 1080i60 (checked with 550D, 7D, 5D mkII & D5000)
Panasonic DSLR could work but HDMI-out is problematic
BMD Cinema Camera has an output of 1080p25 and can’t promise delivery
Panasonic AF101 has 1080i50 out through BNC
with the PTZ I checked both Panasonic HE120W and Sony BRC-Z700. Somehow I just like the Panasonic picture more. But has anyone used both so that you have hands on experience?
As mixer I thought that ATEM M/E1 is the one who is most versatile and can handle both HD and SD. The and don’t think that the Panel is needed but think that you its more effective to have a set of X-keys to mix and then with our mouse control keys graphics and more. Maybe this is influenced because I don’t see that the mixer isn’t the one who chooses graphics or starts inserts with more.
I don’t see in the near future that we need more than M/E1s 8 inputs.
Because I see the importance of being able to put live-stuff splited to both the screen in studio and to the mixer I’m thinking of the possibility to use Screenmonkey. Has anyone ane experience of using Screenmonkey. One limitation of Screenmonkey is that you can’t scroll down webpages, Has anyone else come across this or is it in my setup?
The recordingmedia I think that P2 wins over BMD Hyperdeck Studio in 2 ways, our user are used to have their own P2-cards with them and Hyperdeck Studio SSD-hardisk are not straight usable in PC:s.
The lightning I’m testing Socanland 100W LED-fresnels. Have anyone any experience of these or has anyone compared 30×30 Bi-focus LED to Fresnel-LED. I think that Fresnel is better to use and if I comparing the build of Socanland to Sola, I think that Socanland has an big advantage. But I’m a bit concerned of how long the Socanland would last.
Technical Producer / Svenska YLE