For nearly twenty years, Editec have worked closely with its clients to ensure a professional, quality production is delivered to the viewer. Here are just a few examples of how we have helped with program delivery.
Mosconi Cup: Europe won the 2007 PartyPoker.net Mosconi Cup with an 11-8 triumph over America. Ralf Souquet, the most experienced player in the European team, clinched the victory with a 6-4 success over Rodney Morris. The visitors had only won the cup twice in the previous 13 years and had to fight back from a 4-1 deficit on the opening day, but managed to do so in style by winning ten of the next 14 matches. There were incredible scenes in Studio B of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as Ralf Souquet sunk the final 9-ball. Immediately, the rest of the European team rushed on to the stage to celebrate. Once again Editec assisted Sky Sports in their production of the Mosconi Cup from Las Vegas. Steve Cotterill and Julia Jones flew into Vegas to operate the EVS equipment and MAC Edits on this annual “Ryder Cup” of Pool.
World Darts: Alexandra Palace: The palace was packed for this extravaganza of world darts over the 2 week festive period. Editec’s Outside Broadcast Truck, loaded with 4 XT 6 channel EVS (2 super motion) and the Mac G5 Edit Station, coupled with Arena Television’s facilities, was “bedded” at the Palace and our crew of 6 senior operators were never off the "oche" for the entire event, bringing instant replays, highlights and analysis of all the action as the Canadian John Part won the 2008 Ladbrokes.com PDC World Championship with a 7-2 victory over qualifier Kirk Shepherd.
Sky Premier League Darts: For the fourth year, Editec have been contracted by Sky Sports to bring the UK Darts audience the excitement of the Premier League Darts as the World’s top professionals tour the country, from Plymouth to Aberdeen, Brighton to Belfast battling for the “premiership” crown. HD EVS’s and an Editec senior operator along with Bow Tie’s OB facility provide replays and highlights of the action from the end of January until the grand final in May.
Ryder Cup: Editec's MD Steve Cotterill together with Sky Sport's senior operator Andy Roberts, were in Detroit 14-19th September 2004, at the Ryder Cup - supporting B Sky B's exclusive coverage of this most prestigious event. Editec has had a presence at all of Sky's major US Golf events and this is our 4th Ryder Cup. Three 6 channel EVS XT systems were in use, providing play-in facilities, time-delay, basic golf turn-around and the manufacture of various packages throughout the event. All systems are networked - for the first time at a Sky US Golf event, we have placed an EVS controller in the main edit suite to enable editors to gain access to all streams being recorded - this is extremely useful when looking for that "special" closer shot from an iso camera that perhaps did not get to "air" live.
A recent introduction to the Editec product range and repertoire is our Apple G5 based editing system - using Final Cut Pro and providing uncompressed SDI and HD editing facilities. The G5 is used in conjunction with an EVS XT system to build the various stories throughout the day - the stories being built on XT's for speed, hole animations / graphic straps being keyed using the G5. Steve's artistic tendencies are evident during the various "teases" to commercial breaks, picture "treatments" are provided using the "Sapphire" effects package.
The story does not finish here! Editec also has a system at Sky's transmission centre in London - this is used in the interactive area to provide the various stories for the Sky interactive operation.
Editec Ltd has a proud history of working with Sky Sports and assisting on many and varied sports programs over the years. Our involvement is both domestic and international and has seen Editec EVS equipment and operators working on: Elite League Speedway, European Golden League Athletics, Fight Night and Pay Per View Boxing, Nottingham Tennis, Champions League Football, Premier Plus Football, Premier League Snooker, Desert Classic Darts from Las Vegas, USPGA Major Golf, US Open Golf, USPGA Tournament Players Championship from Sawgrass Florida, Greyhounds, US Open Tennis, Professional Darts from Blackpool, Dublin, Bolton and the annual Xmas extravaganza from Alexandra Palace.
Tiger's 12th Major - the US PGA Tournament at Medinah Golf Course, Chicago. Editec, represented by Steve Cotterill, assisted Sky Sports in their 4 day coverage of the last of the 2006 majors.
Ryder Cup 2006: In September, Editec completed their involvement in their fourth Ryder Cup at the K Club in Ireland. The first Ryder Cup to be covered in High Definition, it presented new technical challenges, especially for the match highlights edited on our Mac based Final Cut Pro systems. With graphic elements supplied in HD by Sky Sports, the highlights were totally repackaged for presentation during Sky's record-breaking coverage of the event, completed with shot scores, final scores and keyed hole animations. In addition we used the powerful effects on the system to 'treat' and polish edits giving a flavour of the day. Editec's senior editor commented: "Due to the nature of live TV, we were only given the completed graphics on the week of the event. Fortunately, during the transmission the FCP system worked flawlessly, easily coping with the transition to HD broadcasting. We were also working in an OB unit on it's first ever job - but scanner operators Telegenic did us proud, giving us every facility we needed".
In addition to the edit, MD Steve Cotterill provided the 'turn-around' service he performs on all Sky's golf majors - repackaging the coverage to fit Sky's presentation, with the viewer able to see every single shot, no matter where the advert breaks were - something Editec pioneered with Sky Sports. If that wasn't enough, Editec also supplied HD EVS's to Observe Outside Broadcast, and we were particularly proud that every second of the highlights coverage shown in Ireland on RTE was edited and played off Editec machines.
Our congratulations to both our broadcast partners on their exceptional Ryder Cup coverage - an HD first, and of course the right result for Europe!
FIFA 2006 World Cup: RTE have taken delivery of a 6 channel EVS XT with a massive 735 gigabyte disk store to assist in the coverage of the FIFA 2006 World Cup from Germany.
The system was installed by Mr. Steve Cotterill in the Dublin Studios of RTE on May 15th 2006, well in advance of the opening game on June 9th in order that a series of training programs could be undertaken to ensure that RTE operators were fully up to speed with the latest EVS technology before transmitting all the excitement of the World Cup to the Irish viewers.
Steve Cotterill was over in Dublin on June 9th to assist RTE with the coverage of the first two matches, Germany versus Costa Rica and Poland versus Ecuador .
Crufts 2006 The World's Greatest dog Show: Crufts 2006 was an amazing success attracting in excess of 143,000 visitors over the four days of the show which was staged at the NEC, Birmingham, March 9th - 12th 2006.
The massive entry of 24,640 dogs from 178 different breeds from 32 different countries all helped to reaffirm Crufts' place in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest dog show in the world, and the 4 day event was televised by the BBC on two levels, the main coverage followed by the "Interactive" program. The Interactive studio, housed above the main hall, provided an analysis and expert's view points following the main BBC 1 coverage.
Editec were commissioned by the BBC to provide the complete Interactive studio, equipped with a 6 channel EVS LSM configured in "Triple" mode with 2 RCP's, 6 channel AD145 audio mixer, 2 PTT Coles lip microphones for the commentary team, voice-over booth, Leitch digital keyer and Aston Caption Generator, 3 x 14" monitors, 8 x 9" monitors and all the necessary audio, video and mains cabling. Mr. Steve Cotterill operated the EVS and edited the captured footage for playback and over commentary by the two experts in the voice over area.
The Dubai World Cup HorseRace: The annual 10 furlong Group 1 Emirate Airlines sponsored Dubai World Cup is the World'd richest horserace. Raced initially on the dirt track at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in March this spectacle of the world's top thoroughbreds battling it out for a purse of US $6,000,000 is televised by Dubai Media Inc. Along with the Dubai World Cup, there are a further five Thoroughbred Group races and a Group One for Purebred Arabians, ensuring the day is one of the most significant in global Thoroughbred horseracing.
Now staged at the impressive new track at Meydan, Editec have assisted Dubai Media with this production since 2002 and supply a 6 channel EVS XT and one of our senior operators to highlight and replay all the excitement and action to a massive international audience of horse racing fans. Mr. Steve Cotterill and Paul Tamlyn have been out to Dubai to work alongside Dubai Media's staff on this program and we look forward to many more years of involvement with this prestigious event.
First EVS in Ghana: Steve Cotterill flew out to Ghana on October 6th 2008 to accompany the arrival of one of Editec's refurbished 4 channel EVS systems sold to facilities company Metro TV, the first EVS to be commissioned in the country. The system had to be integrated into a composite environment, and be ready for the Ghana Black Stars World Cup Qualifier football match versus Lesotho on 11th October 2008. Fadi Fatel, chief executive officer of Metro TV commented:
"We did a rehearsal just one day after the system arrived and all went very well. We hope to continue our business relationship with Editec and have already asked them to quote for the upgrade of our Outside Broadcast truck and to convert our MCR to SDI."
Sold, delivered, commissioned and running - the 4 channel EVS from Editec at Metro TV in Ghana.
PS - Ghana went on to beat Lesotho 3-0 on Saturday to confirm their place in the next phase of qualifying for Angola 2010 and the World Cup in South Africa.
Replays thanks to Metro TV, EVS and Editec Ltd!!
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