Tour de France 2016: When Post Production Goes Mobile

By in Sports Production, Video Editing

For the past three years, the VIDELIO group, via VIDELIO — Events and VIDELIO — Cap’Ciné, has supplied France Télévision and ASO (the Tour organizer) with a mobile post production platform for the Tour de France. The system is housed in two trucks, which wait for each stage at the finish village. Just as with the mobile control rooms, they are like motorhomes.

The vehicle provided for ASO houses four Avid Media Composer workstations. These workstations are used to create short summaries, best ofs or highlights that are fed to the international broadcasters. These editing workstations are linked by fiber to the heart of the system, which is housed in the node in the vehicle occupied by the France Télévision teams.

This truck is divided into five editing suites, an air-conditioned node and a control room. The system used is a 64TB Avid Shared Storage, managed by Avid Interplay | Production, which is used to communicate with the EVS configuration to ensure stream ingest and distribution.

The editing suites offer all of the features that would be found in a post production office: soundproofing, air-conditioning, mixing desk, enclosure, twin computer screen, a 24-inch video monitor and an Avid Media Composer system. The VIDELIO – Cap’Ciné, VIDELIO – Events and VIDELIO – Media teams have all worked together on the vehicle to ensure that it deploys quickly.

Once the truck is in place, it takes less than an hour to get the configuration up and running. And every evening, the entire kit is dismantled in record time for it to be driven to the following day’s location. These vehicles form part of VIDELIO’s arsenal, and their modularity means they can be fitted out to suit the event.

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I’m Videlio Cap Cine CTO. Since 15 years, I’m a specialist of Avid workflow implementation, sharing project and passion with our customers.