Chilefilms Installs First Riedel MediorNet Broadcast System in Latin America
Riedel, a manufacturer of real-time networks for video, audio and communications, delivered a system that combines the various studios, the director room, and the postproduction of the Chilefilms studio complex into one single integrated network.
Chilefilms is one of the largest broadcast, postproduction, digital intermediate, and film lab services in Latin America. To establish a network for distributing video and audio signals between different studio locations, Chilefilms decided to install a MediorNet backbone solution at their studio complex in Santiago de Chile.
The MediorNet system is equipped with four MediorNet MN-HDP-6-IO video cards for a total of 12 bi-directional HD video links. The HDP-6-IO includes additional processing power for features such as a Quad Split or Format Converters. This processing power is available as a system-wide network resource. Two MediorNet breakout panels integrate analog 4-wire signals into the network. As the existing Artist installation is integrated into the MediorNet network, Artist control panels can be directly connected to the MediorNet mainframes.
MediorNet is a fiber-based transport solution for 3G HD-SDI video, audio, communications, and data signals. The system includes signal routing, which allows the user to send any incoming signal to any output or multiple outputs with a mouse-click or by a router control system. MediorNet also includes broadcast-quality processing and conversion on board. These features are software-based so they can be expanded in the future without any changes to the hardware.
“MedioNet helps us tremendously. The amount of effort and time in distributing signals, especially in regards to changes in setup and configuration, is significantly reduced,” said Stefano Levera, technical director at Chilefilms. “In the past, changing details of the system always meant installing a new cabling infrastructure. With MediorNet, this is now a thing of the past. Plus the ability to distribute various different signals over one infrastructure is really a great advantage.”
The MediorNet installation complements the Riedel Artist intercom system that is already at Chilefilms. A total of four OB trucks plus the studio complex are equipped with Riedel communications systems – including an Acrobat wireless intercom system.