The full HD switchset setup for Globo TV Brazil from Multi-Link Holland, Hungary
The Dutch satellite uplink company Multi-Link Holland is responsible for all Formula 1 EBU (European Broadcasting Union) transmissions. This company travels the world since 2004 for the Formula 1. You can regonice them easily by their green uplink dishes. Since 2004 they produce satellite uplinks at the Formula 1 for many broadcasters, RTL Netherlands, RTL+ Germany, ORF Austria, Sky Italia, Ferrari TV, ViaSat Sweden and more. They will give us an inside look through the whole season in what they must achieve on every location they land with their equipment, starting this weekend in Melbourne Australia and ending 25 november in Brazil. At this last race in Brazil we will do a special report about this company on the Interlagos circuit.
Formula 1 Eni Magyar Nagydíj 2012 by Multi-Link Holland
"After last weekends race in Germany we went to Budapest, Hungary with the white production trailer and the Triple Dish Trailer. We are transmiting this weekend for EBU and TV Globo Brasil." Gerben of Multi-Link Holland explains.
Tv Compound hungaroring, Uplink & production trucks exactly lined up by laser.
Gerben: "At the Formula 1 there are some special rules. Some rules of the Formula 1 organisation are concerning Broadcast vehicles. Not any broadcast truck, van or trailer can have any company names on them, the same rule counts for the company cloths we wear. We just have our logo without company name on or cloths and the dishes. And of course the organisation has somebody to look after that. The trailers and vans are even lined up by laser, so they are parked on an exact virtual line. Another rule is that you appear on the TV compound with a very clean vehicle. The trucks and trailers of the Formula 1 teams are so clean, that even the rubber tires shine in the sun. So before entering the TV-compound we have to clean them. Mostly there is no place to wash them or even the availability of clean streaming water for cleaning the vehicles, so..... we bring our own. The Triple Dish Trailer has a tank with more than a 1000 liters of clean dutch water. In combination with our own generator and high pressure cleaners we did achieve to bring our own car wash place on the spot".
The famous Triple Dish and white production trailer lined up, Budapest, Hungary.
Gerben: The TV compound is located behind 'Grand Stand' in which are open at the backside. All sound of the circuit is projected towards the TV compound. You cannot image the amount of sound available at the Free sessions, Qualifying and Races of GP3, GP2 and Formula 1. Both our trailers are build on the base of cooling trailers, our walls are because of that heavily isolated, inside we almost here nothing of what is going on outside."
This is our sound & temperature isolation shown in the door of the Triple Dish Trailer.
"The internet dish we normaly use for German broadcaster ZDF is used for a special occasion. We placed it on a nearby F1 campingside for Formula 1 club Huissen. This group of crazy dutch fan's made a deal with us, we arrange some internet for them so they can listen to their favorite sports commentator Olav Mol. As return they will cook for us a special dutch food called 'Boerenkool met worst' We have a very nice deal :)" Gerben is telling us.
Our internet antenna setup for the Formula 1 club Huissen Netherlands on the f1 Camping
At Broadcast Brazil we received a question about the onboard camera's we see on TV Globo, one of our readers asked why these camera's do not look very good on his HD television. It looked like they were on a different framerate.
Gerben:" The onboard camera's used on all GP3, GP2 and Formula 1 cars are SD (Standard Definition). These signals are up-converted to HD (High definition) before transmission. This happens at the FOM it selfs and also at TV Globo on location. That's why it looks different than the HD transmission signals from the main international feed".
Commentator box TV Globo Brazil, Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary.
Gerben: "After this weekend we are 4 weeks free of Formula 1 races. We will try to relax a little if possible after the first half of this season. but we also have to prepare the Fly-away sets for the overseas races in the second half of the season. Singapore , Japan, Korea are not the most easy places to reach. India will be exciting again, USA is a complete new race and location. Abu Dhabi and Brazil we know very well. But first to European race before we go overseas, starting after the break at Francorchamp and than Italy".
Next race Grand Prix of Belgium at the famous Francorchamp circuit on the 2nd september, always special there.
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