Orioles Go HD With CEI

The Baltimore Orioles opened the 2009 season with a win over the New York Yankees and a new HD digital production system from Communications Engineering Inc.

CEI’s system can originate HD programming to the new HD LED video displays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, as well as generating two new HD channels to add custom HD content to the stadium’s in-house cable system.

The company said its system is designed to integrate with the HD broadcast trucks at the ballpark, as well as Major League Baseball’s Advanced Media initiatives.

HD video and audio feeds can be received from network television production trucks, along with video signals from the dedicated video replay system, graphics system, cameras, satellite receivers and other external audio and video sources.

CEI said equipment includes: Sony HDC1450 HD Triax portable cameras and control units; Canon HD lenses; a Ross Vision 3 production switcher; an Evertz routing system with integrated VIP-X Multi-viewer and test equipment; Sony HDWM 2000-20 tape decks; an Avid Deko 3000 HD character generator; Click Effects HD Crossfire; Wohler audio monitors; and Sony video monitors.

The Maryland Stadium Authority, which operates Oriole Park at Camden Yards, tapped CEI to upgrade its previous analog facilities to HD.

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