NAB 2011: Calrec Artemis To Handle Audio at 3ality Digital’s Live Basketball Demo

Calrec’s Artemis audio desk will mix the sound behind a first-of-its-kind 3D demonstration at this year’s 2011 NAB Show in 3ality Digital booth OE1275. Along with 3ality Digital and NAB, Bexel services and solutions is hosting the demonstration on an outdoor basketball court that replicates a sports broadcast setup. Located between the Central and South exhibit halls, the demo will give visitors a close look at the Calrec Artemis as well as other tools and technology needed for 3D production.

“3D is a major topic of discussion at NAB, and this year is no different,” says Scott Nardelli, chief business development officer of Bexel. “Having the opportunity to demonstrate an actual, working sports 3D production environment on the convention floor is a unique opportunity that presents our clients and prospective clients the ability to really get behind the technology and see how it is evolving. The environment is specifically designed for NAB attendees to interact with all aspects of the production from 3D acquisition, through the control room and audio mix. Thanks to partnerships with technology leaders like Calrec, we are able to create systems that provide efficient solutions for broadcasters using the newest premium gear and technology.”

The compact Artemis console is based on the Apollo platform and, like Apollo, relies on Bluefin2 for processing and Hydra2 for routing. Bluefin2 enables Artemis to provide substantial resources at multiple sample rates. Running at 48 kHz, Bluefin2 gives Artemis up to 680 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 64 IFB/track outputs, and 32 auxiliaries. The Hydra2 next-generation networking system uses high-capacity 8192 x 8192 crosspoint routers while making available a variety of I/O units to provide analog, AES, MADI, SDI, and Dolby(R) E formats.

Artemis features also include a second compressor/limiter in each channel, more than 70 minutes of assignable delay, and three independent APFL systems for multiple operator use. As always, Calrec engineers have designed the infrastructure so that the desk does not share any resources, making each function available to the user at all times.

The Artemis will be deployed as a component of Bexel’s Hercules Flypack, a highly customizable solution that also includes a Sony(R) 8000G 80-input, fully optioned switcher; 96-input LCD production monitor wall utilizing Evertz MVP(R) multi-image display processors; Pesa Cheetah multiformat video router and DRS audio router; multiple EVS LSM XT[2] six-channel HD DDRs; and Sony SRW-5800 HDCAM-SR(TM) VTRs.

Also at the 2011 NAB Show, a Calrec Artemis console will be showcased in Lyon Video’s latest truck, Lyon-12, located at the Gerling & Associates booth, OE300.