It was a pleasure to be part of the team working on the broadcast of this year’s Brighton Marathon!
Working on behalf of Grounded Events and with Great Big Events to facilitate the live broadcast of the Brighton Marathon 2019, FIX8Group provided the filming, wireless communications and live video output at the event as well as recording to enable a TV programme to be created post event.
Our main objective was achieving seamless communications and audiovisual output from a combination of fixed and roaming camera positions (including a motorbike), as well as flexible mobile presentation positions.
A FIX8Group team of 13 ran the whole show for the week-long event. Video switching and routing was performed by a range of Blackmagic Design equipment, fed by Sony Z450 4K cameras on Cobham RF links. In addition, Panasonic 4K remote PTZ cameras were used at the start and finish as well. We used the Dejero Live+ Broadcast platform to ingest the camera bike over 4G, allowing for continual coverage of the lead athletes during the race and linking start and finish sites together.
Communications were based around a Riedel Artist IP system that allowed seamless communication between engineering, production and presenters on course. Cobham RF links provided wireless transmission of video and audio to remote LED screens across the beach finish area.