2020 Dongfeng Nissan Chengdu Marathon
Production budgets are usually low for tier 2 and smaller sport events. Traditional broadcast transmission equipment, such as satellite and microwave, are not suitable – too costly and big with complex deployment requirements. Sports production companies, especially those covering marathons and similar outdoor events, require more flexible, cost-effective solutions, which are easy to set up and operate. EVERTOP, a pioneering sports production company in China, looked for such a solution to deliver multi-camera remote production of the Chengdu Marathon, with high-quality synchronized feeds.
EVERTOP chose the LU800 PRO4, LiveU’s new production-level field unit which supports four fully frame-synced feeds from a single portable unit. With native 5G transmission and robust HEVC hardware encoding, the unit bonds up to eight internal 5G/4G dual SIM modems for unparalleled reliability.
Covering the marathon from multiple angles, the LU800 PRO4 streamed fully frame-synced HD feeds of four cameras from the starting line. The solid high-quality signals were then transmitted back with low delay to EVERTOP’s production OB van. With support from China Unicom and China Telecom, 5G signal was available in the field; the LU800 combined both 4G and 5G connectivity to ensure optimal streaming conditions.