Proxy Workflows and Web Services Score Big for Sports News Challenges

The stage was set

We recently completed a project for a client launching a new sports cable network. The client needed a new sports-oriented newsroom to review and log sporting events including soccer, baseball, and basketball. They wanted to be able to view all of the sporting events on desktops, log the best parts, edit material in low resolution, add effects in high resolution, transfer the content to the control room for playback, and do it all with a tapeless file-based workflow.

And, one more thing…we had roughly 120 days from concept to launch.

Oh yes, and we would be working with an already on-air system.

This project was going to be a sporting event of its own!