Vislink White Paper: Driving Immersive Audience Engagement During the Global Pandemic

Vislink offers a wireless remote production advantage

While remote production techniques have gained popularity over the years in live broadcast production, the COVID-19 pandemic has propelled remote production to the forefront of every media conversation. And with Winter approaching and COVID-19 rates increasing in U.S. states, isolated audiences, spectators and fan bases will demand more innovative, engaging broadcast experiences as they clamor for any semblance of social togetherness.

Now is the time for broadcast, production, and media companies, as well as sports leagues around the world, to take heed of how the pandemic has transformed broadcast content. The pandemic is doing the same thing to remote broadcast production workflows and techniques, and those that are embracing it as the new normal and staying reactive and able to respond as to the rapidly changing situation.

Wireless cameras can be used to create a greater sense of engagement when spectators are missing from the stands. In sports, close-in shots, goal-line cameras, touchdown close-ups and point-of-view shots from player and referee cameras are being used to help build a more immersive experience for the home viewer. To get the viewers to the heart of the action and eliminate the risk of COVID infection, video pro- duction teams have been innovating with the use of wireless cameras and their go-anywhere capability – allowing event directors to get amazing mobile shots without risk.

Take for example, Vislink’s partnership with the EX Cameras who have integrated the Vislink HCAM wireless camera transmitter into a fully stabilised, waterproof PTZ camera gimbal. This easy to deploy solution allows full remote operation at range. Or take MotoGP, the premier class of motorcycle road racing events, which are produced at Dorna’s remote production centre in Barcelona, Spain. Vislink remains the official RF systems supplier for Dorna’s video communications, including onboard systems, for MotoGP. Designed in conjunction with Dorna, the Vislink wireless remote solution is comprised of a custom-built video transmission system. It is then allied to a receive infrastructure supporting multiple onboard cameras.

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