Encoding, Live Production | U.S. Amateur 2018 Pebble Beach
Remote Production for USGA at Pebble Beach
For the 118th U.S. Amateur Championships in Pebble Beach, California, 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 such as the iconic 7th hole par 3.
Using some of the latest backhaul technology in the industry, we transported 5 live camera feeds from California to New York at speeds up to 2.5 seconds faster than satellite. Meanwhile, our operation also provided robust audio control and clear, efficient communication lines back and forth between the set and control room, from talent IFB and program audio/video return, to full comms throughout the team, including mobile-app-based wireless comms for roaming field operators.
These remote audio and video feeds were switched live in New York by our Master Control team with graphics featuring multiple players in two-box displays, lower thirds, title cards, and animations as well as playback using our custom built graphics engine.