Italian broadcast systems distributor and systems integrator Video Progetti has announced that it has completed the systems integration of Zero6, the latest addition to Soul Movie’s outside broadcast fleet.
With more than 10 years’ experience in production and post-production in the Italian entertainment business, Soul Movie is headquartered in Rome with offices in Milan.
Zero6 has already been put to use for the production of Mediaset’s Eurogames 2019 (the new name for Giochi Senza Frontiere/Games Without Frontiers/Jeux Sans Frontiers) - amusing games between European nations, with 300 competitors and 30 teams - which began to air in September.
With 70 square metres of floor space – enough to accommodate 36 crew and guests in comfort - Zero6 was architected and designed by Soul Movie to its usual standards of leading edge technology, elegance and comfort. It includes two video studios and two sound studios, and can be used simultaneously for the same event by two different broadcasters. The machine room includes a separate area for technical maintenance for the chief engineer.
“We have worked with Soul Movie for five years, and have always enjoyed how they combine advanced technology requirements with their highly developed aesthetic sense to create spaces that not only deliver extraordinary functionality and flexibility, but also a very pleasant working environment,” said Carlo Struzzi, CEO of Video Progetti. “As always, it’s been a pleasure to work with Soul Movie on helping create this exciting new facility.”
The van controls 28 Grass Valley or Sony cameras, and supports UHD, HDR and SDI quadrant and features a Grass Valley Sirius 850, the largest router installed in an OB van in Italy.
“Sirius 800 routers are the most powerful, versatile routers available,” said Francesco de Siena, CEO and owner of Soul Movie,” and so are ideal for a state-of-the-art facility like Zero6. They offer redundancy, expansion and unique processing capability, plus the highest capacity multiviewer outputs on the market.”
“It’s been wonderful to work with Video Progetti to see our vision for Zero6 come to life,” he continued. “We work for some of the highest profile organizations in the entertainment sector, delivering the highest quality standards in production and audio visual post production – and Video Progetti has been key in enabling us to continue to do that.”
Zero6 also includes a Sony video mixer and Lawo audio mixer. Additionally, the van features Lawo’s VSM – The Broadcast Control System. VSM brings together all the requirements for a flexible broadcast operation, with its ‘everything under one roof’ philosophy uniting technical devices and operators in a highly flexible way. User panels and interfaces can be configured without limitation to meet the requirements of different workflows and applications, while the whole system is under redundant control.
Furthermore the Zero6 is equipped with a 6 RU 460-port Clear-Com Digital Matrix that includes the new V-Series Iris 24-key 2RU Rotary Panel. The system is multi-frame expandable and it enables redundant non-blocking fiber, intelligent trunking between systems over Ethernet/IP (Dante or AES67) or MADI. The Clear-Com intercom is integrated with a FreeSpeak II digital wireless system in order to meet the complex production requirements of live performance, entertainment and sports events.