Remote Production Simplified for Motorsport Broadcast

Sky Deutschland Uses New Version of RCS UpperCut

Gearing up for the 2016 motorsport season, Sky Deutschland recently rounded out its remote production workflow with a new version of Reality Check Systems' UpperCut, marking its third consecutive year the technology will serve as the foundation for Sky DE's F1 production.

Source: RCS

An evolution of the company's proven HD production solution, the latest update adds Vizrt Media Sequencer, allowing Sky DE's team to load custom-built graphics directly to a laptop for access and playout control from UpperCut's user interface. The system integrates Sky DE's OB truck to improve the broadcast of pre-, live and post- coverage for 21 F1 races this season.

UpperCut accommodates ten video sources and includes RCS software, a dual-channel Vizrt Viz Engine and Trio software, a vision mixer, a laptop and a touchscreen. The binding agent, RCS' software powers the workflow. The system's UI ensures that loaded designs and templates are automatically assigned to a playlist, giving the operator the possibility to select and switch between various video feeds and graphics on-air in real-time.