TV2 Studio-2 / Hungary

The Task

The reconstruction of one of the biggest studios of TV2 with a new control room and a new server room. With its 12 cameras, the studio is able to serve big productions like Event or Talent shows and many different productions. The task included the preparation and planning of the system as well as ensuring professional technical support in selecting the equipment. The architecture design was also part of our responsibility as well as planning the control room and other technical rooms. Implementation, training and continuous system support were also required.

The Challenge

The studio upgrade for TV2, which is the second biggest private TV station in Hungary, was done in 2014. We needed to implement 12 Sony HDC-1700 camera chains with Canon lenses, Sony MVS-6530 video switcher, Avid AirSpeed for multi-channel recording, Miranda/GV Kaleido multiviewer with Planar monitor wall. Planning and installation of the control room’s furniture were also a part our responsibility.

As the heart of the System, the routing solution comes from Snell: Sirius840 Hybrid. This Snell product can handle not only the video crosspoints, but can embed and/or de-embed audio channels. In addition it offers frame synchronization for external feeds. For system control we implemented several workstations on tablets and PC with Snell CENTRA software control.

TV2 had high expectation against the audio system, so finally they decided for a Calrec Artemis. The internal communication within TV2 is managed with Trilogy Gemini network intercom systems.

The Solution

The project implementation took 10 weeks after preparation, planning and the tendering process. Included in this period were all the architecture works. The project was realized successfully giving TV2 the FULL system support on the first broadcast phase as well as training the users on a new system.