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Euroscena Selects Zandar Predator HD8 MultiViewers

Euroscena SpA’s MPC34 HD incorporates a total of 54 Zandar Predator HD8 MultiViewers for the processing, configuration and display of multiple HD signals.
Built by Thomson, the MPC34 HD was first revealed at the IB 2007. Comprising three units, including its own studio, the MPC34 HD has been specifically designed for television production at a variety of major Italian and International entertainment and sporting events.
"Euroscena’s MPC34 HD mobile production centre is certainly one of the most impressive mobile production centres. Not only is it stylishly built, it also has a stunning line-up of the latest HD broadcast equipment and we’re delighted to see our Predator HD8 MultiViewers incorporated in this installation, since they are specifically designed to handle the challenge of a large number of changing image sources during high-profile events," said Deirdre Smith, CEO at Zandar Technologies.
During the planning and installation phases, the Zandar technical sales team were instrumental in providing technical support to Euroscena. Peter Timmons, Technical Sales Specialist at Zandar said: "Our Predator HD8 MultiViewers certainly were put to the test during an in-depth review period. Their robust design, native HD input processing and advanced features ensure that the most pristine picture quality is produced."
Inside the main gallery of the production centre, up to 96 video sources including cameras, VTRs, slow motion equipment, graphics and external feeds are monitored using Predator HD8 MultiViewers. Source layout is configured using a Quad split for display on LCD monitors. The vehicle has a separate secondary video production area and audio area in which Predator HD MultiViewers are also featured.
Each Predator HD8 MultiViewer handles up to 8 SD or HD-SDI inputs and Euroscena operators can configure each display using the intuitive and easy-to-use Z-Configurator layout editing software. This feature is beneficial to Euroscena when transitioning between different events where the monitoring requirements differ. Here, the creation of templates is possible and the software uses a simple drag and drop feature to quickly create and save new layout sizes.
Ezio Bonfanti, Director of Engineering at Euroscena said: "The Zandar equipment is very competitive and provides an outstanding performance. Zandar ensured that all of our engineering requirements were met, especially concerning picture fidelity and colour / black levels. The people at Zandar are very cooperative and helpful and got back to us with any queries that we had. Since the installation, our operators have found the Predator HD8 MultiViewers very easy to use."
"Our MPC34 HD is specifically designed to handle sporting and entertainment events. In tennis championships, the vehicle will provide multiple feeds from two or three courts and for soccer matches it will handle both local and international feeds as well as the presenter’s feeds. For rock concerts, we can guarantee powerful coverage along with the possibility of separate broadcast and digital cinema feeds. This is in addition to the lavishly designed VIP suites for artists on the vehicle itself."
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