Boosting RTCG’s Production Workflows with a Unified Multi-Ingest System

Boosting RTCG’s Production Workflows with a Unified Multi-Ingest System


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Boosting RTCG’s Production Workflows with a Unified Multi-Ingest System

Case Study from MOG Technologies

Fri 14, 05 2021

The Customer

MOG has provided with its partner Tera Adria an automated production solution for RTCG Montenegro, which consisted of a smooth HD-SDI 6 channel recording and card ingest, with playback and quality control, directly integrated with AVID’s Interplay check-in and Nexis. The workflow required an additional layer of central management and automation, fully boosted by MAM4PRO. Read the Full Case Study below.

Radio and Television of Montenegro is a public service broadcaster of Montenegro. A state-owned company with its headquarters in Podgorica, it is made up of Radio Montenegro (RCG – Radio Crne Gore) and Montenegro Television (TVCG – Televizija Crne Gore). In July 2001, RTCG became a joint member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and became a full member of the EBU upon the declaration of Montenegrin independence in 2006. RTCG has three TV channels: two terrestrial, one international; it also has a radio station, with two radio channels.

The Partner

Tera Adria Technology was founded in Jun 2016 in Belgrade. Its main goal is to bring to broadcast market of Adria region new ideas and solutions in the field of TV and Radio production. Tera Adria’s focus is in field of integration of IT business solutions for modern needs of media business. Its engineering team have more than 20 years of experience in a field of IT based production. Experience gained while working on the biggest public service of the region, while working on a position of leading experts, bringing technology available to everyone.

MOG give us some flexibility and options to use one solution for many purposes. We have here, loop recording, ENG card based ingest, delayed playback, ingest for production system well as for program play-out …. All this managed through same UI and within one system!

Nenad Cukalovic, CTO – Tera Adria Tehnology

The Challenge

As a public broadcaster, RTCG Montenegro is quite accustomed in working with multiple projects at a time, thus needing a flexible solution to keep up with the demand, without significantly increasing production costs and physical space for production equipment.

It was requested a unified solution able to record multiple channels simultaneously with proxy generation, delayed playback, and card ingest, to be directly delivered to AVID’s Interplay and Nexis for post-production.

It was also essential to have the capability to playout the media in the same system, and, finally, be able to control all those operations from the same GUI, in collaboration with remote users.

The Solution

In order to answer the customer’s requirements, MOG, with the help of Tera Adria, has installed on RTCG premises tree mediaREC servers with Loop Recording, able to perform two recording operations each, resulting in the acquisition of six HD-SDI Input/Output channels. Two mediaMOVE servers were also acquired to ingest media from cards in XDCAM HD, and tree mediaPLAY servers were also integrated into the system, to ensure a smooth delayed playback and quality control of the entire operation.

All of those sources were directly delivered to AVID’s Interplay check-in, while supporting the generation of simultaneous HI-Res and Low-Res formats, giving AVID users immediate access to the media, either for management (PAM) or editing (edit-while-ingest). Additionally, the media was also automatically stored in AVID Nexis, for further workflow continuity.

Another useful addition to RTCG production workflow was MAM4PRO’s management system, deployed on an Xpress server, with additional automatic scheduling capabilities boosted by mediaSCHEDULER.

The result was a unified system, able to record, transcode, ingest, playback and schedule from a single User Interface, accessible from a browser, that facilitates the control and management of the entire operation.


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