The sub-provincial TV network from China adopts several 4K/UHD equipment from Blackmagic Design to ensure investment is protected while moving into high resolution productions in near future
Wuhan TV, a sub-provincial TV network based in Wuhan, China, has employed a number of products from Blackmagic Design for its HD studio.
The 280 square meter studio is said to be Wuhan TV’s first full HD studio, and will be used to produce several programmes, including its live news programme Wuhan News. The list of Blackmagic Design’s equipment installed in the HD studio comprises Blackmagic Studio Cameras, ATEM 2 M/E and 1 M/E Production Studio 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) production switchers, Teranex 2D converters, Universal Videohub 72 optical fibre router, SmartScope Duo for waveform monitoring, and various openGear converters.
Lu Hui, engineer, production centre, Wuhan TV, said: “Most of the Blackmagic products we have installed for the new HD studio, such as studio cameras, switchers, recorders and monitors are 4K/UHD products, are perfect for both the current and future high resolution productions, making sure our investment is protected.”
Five Blackmagic Studio Cameras are connected to the ATEM 2 M/E switcher and Universal Videohub 72 for signal management throughout the studio. Feeds transmitted from outside the studio will be received through a Teranex 2D for frame sync and audio de-embedding. The processed signal is then sent to both the ATEM switcher and Universal Videohub via the two outputs on the Teranex 2D.
An ATEM 1 M/E switcher is used to mix the programme feed from the ATEM 2 M/E switcher with feeds from character generators and graphics systems. “The ATEM switchers are integrated with built-in features such as tally, talkback and feedback that is easy for us to use and maintain. We can connect the Blackmagic Studio Camera to the ATEM switcher with fibre optic cable and we are all set,” Lu concluded.