MOG in Olympic Frame For NBC

MOG Technologies will provide its innovative centralized ingest solutions to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, for its production of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, Senior Vice President, Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Luís Miguel Sampaio, CEO from MOG technologies.

In such a major broadcast event like the 2012 London Olympic Games there is the need to use the most reliable technology, able to ensure a quick and simple way to move and consolidate media with faster than realtime speeds, saving time and resources, allowing the immediate distribution of the contents to the eager audience.

Thus, the fully interoperable mxfSPEEDRAIL centralized ingest solution from MOG has been selected to cover the most demanding needs of NBC Olympics, playing and important role in conforming SONY XDCAM material for its posterior distribution for multiple platforms.

With an intuitive and unique interface, mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 ingest system will conform the captured clips from SONY XDCAM Stations, re-encoding the whole sequence from MPEG2 LongGOP 50Mbps into MXF OP1a, delivering the output to the multiplatform distribution servers. The mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 will also enable the handling of growing files, saving time to the editors, when sending their EDL’s for conform, merging sub-clips from several LongGOP sources.

Additionally, the mxfSPEEDRAIL S1000 – MOG’s SDI Recorder – has also been deployed in order to allow a faster access to the media, by capturing simultaneously to the Omneon MediaGrid and Avid Interplay/ISIS, allowing the files to be immediately available in the editing suite, for a faster turnaround of media.

The fully interoperable system was integrated with Avid Interplay MAM, which handles the distribution and load-balancing of conform jobs, and Omneon Media Grid storage, offering a high traffic performance and a great interoperability between platforms, ensuring that the 2012 London Olympic Games results will be captured, produced and communicated in a solid and competitive way.

Mazza said: “This is our fourth Olympics using software products from MOG, and our first time using some of their hardware. They have always been very quick to adapt to our every changing digital media workflows, and have always done so with excellent reliability.”