Hebden Bridge, UK (May 25, 2012)–Bexel has chosen Calrec Audio’s Artemis Light audio consoles for its new line of live broadcast flypacks designed for live coverage of middle- to upper-tier sporting events.
“In designing our new flypack line, we wanted to strike a balance between our entry-level ‘Element’ mini-flypacks and our high-end ‘Hercules’ system typically used for the highest profile, global-audience events. Now, we have the perfect solution for midrange, six-to-15-camera productions,” said Tom Dickinson, chief technology officer, Bexel. “The Artemis Light is the ideal solution to provide the audio mixing component because it packs a lot of robust audio capabilities in a compact package. Also, the Artemis Light’s support of Dolby 5.1 is a large plus, since 5.1 is becoming a growing requirement for even smaller-scale live broadcasting.”
Bexel is utilizing six 40-fader Artemis Light consoles for the new flypacks, four of which will go into immediate service for broadcast of several upcoming spring and summer sports events in the U.K., including soccer, golf, fencing and tennis. In addition to featuring an Artemis Light console, each flypack will include a Sony MVS 7000x production switcher, an Evertz 128×128 router and multiviewer, and an RTS intercom system.