50 Kaleido processors to monitor CCTV Olympic signals
Central Television has installed 50 Kaleido multi-image display processors for
monitoring two channels dedicated to the Beijing Olympics. During the Beijing
Olympics, CCTV-HD will broadcast as the Olympic HD Channel, and offer live
coverage of all the events. At present, eight cities in
China can receive HD programs, namely
Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
At CCTV’s International Broadcast Centre, two Kaleido-X processors and 17 smaller
Kaleido-Alto-HD and Kaleido-Quad multi-viewers have been installed for master
control monitoring. Additionally, 25 Kaleido multi-image processors have been
used across the Olympic Stadiums for production monitoring.
CCTV’s new Television Cultural Centre, located in
Beijing’s Central Business District, has also
installed two Kaleido-X processors, which can display up to 160 feeds across
eight plasma displays in the master control room. These multi-image outputs are
also displayed across 32 monitors in four studios.
Two new HD OB trucks operated by CCTV have also been equipped with multiple Kaleido
multi-viewers. One of the trucks is amongst the largest in
at 14.6 meters in length, and is fitted with 20 cameras.
The Kaleido monitoring systems will monitor external signals from Beijing Olympic
Broadcasting (BOB), the official broadcaster for the Olympics, which will
provide International Television and Radio (ITVR) signals for broadcasters
around the world. The multi-image processors allow easy monitoring of
multi-channel audio, with extraction of six channels of audio from embedded
signals during the Beijing Olympics. The international live signal will be
broadcast entirely in high definition for the first time in Olympic history,
with an estimated 4,000 hours of live television.