LiveX co-founder Corey Behnke recently spoke with Haivision about our history with their products, Secure Reliable Transport as a workflow game changer and one of our first success stories using these technologies.
From Behnke's Haivision Q&A:
Haivision: How did you first hear about Haivision?
Behnke: We’ve been using Haivision Makito video encoders and decoders for about three years, but it was what I refer to as the “OG” event, a panel discussion at the 2018 NAB Show for SRT with Haivision, the NFL, ESPN, Microsoft, and Azzurro, that really got me interested. After watching the presentation, I distinctly remember telling my creative producer and head of production at dinner that night “I just saw the future of our company; we need to start using this technology as soon as possible!” Shortly after that, we invested in the equipment and, within a matter of months, we were deploying it for our remote production of the 118th USGA Amateur Championships in Pebble Beach, California.
Haivision: Can you tell us more about the USGA Amateur Championships?
Behnke: Yes, for the Amateur Championships, the USGA wanted live, multi-camera coverage of the commentator perched above the 18th green, while additional wireless cameras covered the golf action at key locations. There was no one from our team on the ground in California as we were able to run it entirely remotely from our MCR in New York at a fraction of the cost of a regular OB production. With our new equipment (Azzurro TX and Pin Bridge equipped with Haivision Makito X video encoders and decoders) we successfully transported live low latency (sub-500ms) audio and video feeds over 3000 miles, from six live synched camera feeds. We did everything that we usually do onsite, from controlling cameras to mixing the audio live, but completely remotely. It was pretty epic and last year we successfully repeated the exercise for the 2019 Championships in Pinehurst.
You can take a look at our work with the USGA in the video below and be sure to read the entire Corey Behnke interview on Haivision's website.