Following the recent completion of a full broadcast-quality training facility for Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and an HD/UHD production studio for the London headquarters of That Lot, ATG Danmon reports an active start to 2020 with four projects nearing completion.
A relocation project is currently in progress at the UK premises of a multinational media organisation. This will include the integration of new studios and control galleries plus a green-studio suite for colour-overlay productions. New equipment will include a production switcher which will be used to mix video coming from robotic pan/tilt/zoom studio cameras. ATG Danmon will also be integrating camera equipment in the main news studio plus a roof-mounted remote POV camera. Cable prefabrication was performed at ATG’s Letchworth headquarters prior to the onsite build.
Also in progress is a multiple camera UHD video production facility for the London offices of an international financial services provider. ATG has designed, integrated and configured a full TV studio and production control gallery plus a podcast studio with its dedicated control room, edit suites and a green room. The project also included cabling through from the control areas to a technical apparatus room. Three of the cameras are mounted on robotic pedestals. Core of the production control gallery is a UHD switcher with advanced chroma key capabilities that can be used to deliver a wide range of graphic effects. Equipment in the primary technical room includes digital glue, distribution amplifiers, networking, storage servers, routing and analogue/digital audio interfaces, plus a tape library with LTO-8 drives.
Refurbishment of external facility boxes for a major UK broadcaster is nearing completion at sites in Westminster which are used for parliamentary news reporting.
Further west, ATG Danmon has completed a large-scale systems integration project including the installation and interconnection of production infrastructure. “Our role was to integrate the technical systems in all the key production areas across all three floors of the new building,” says ATG Danmon Project Manager Howard Dixon. “These included the control gallery, lighting control room, audio control room and central apparatus room. A key element of the project was the interconnection of 42 positions at various locations, including triax and SMPTE camera cabling, video, audio and data cabling, fibre tie-lines and low voltage power cables for facility boxes. Construction of the building was ongoing throughout the project so we liaised closely with the studio’s technical team and other contractors on site.”
About ATG Danmon
ATG Danmon (www.atgdanmon.co.uk), part of the Danmon Group (www.danmon.com), has been at the forefront of the transition to the file-based technology now used throughout the broadcast media industry. It has also assisted many clients in the construction of IT-based automated file workflow systems, high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD and UHD.
ATG Danmon also offers a comprehensive range of products and services including transcoding and automated workflow management, accelerated global file transfer, media workflow-design, project-planning, equipment installation, software-configuration, commissioning, documentation, on-site training plus ongoing support and maintenance.
With offices in Asia, Denmark, Germany, the Middle East, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the Danmon Group thinks globally and acts locally to support customers with its highly experienced sales and engineering teams.