Dutchman Patrick Hendriks is working at the famous Dakar 2013 rally, which takes place in 3 South American countries. The Dakar Rally 2013 starts in Lima in Peru, than Argentina and the rally will continue to finish in Chili. Patrick will try to do some updates of his job on this blog at the time of the Dakar 2013 Rally.
Patrick Hendriks: "All equipment arrived well in Peru, South America for the 2013 version of the Dakar rally".
"We start this year in Lima. There we have to do our first setup and test all gear. Sometimes things can go wrong by the long transport from europe to South America. Of course we bring backup equipment but we need to test our main setup throughout" Patrick explains.
Patrick: "Also in Lima it was the possibility for the teams to rent a personal monitor. Therefor we had a place at the administration office were all competitors must past and take care of
all the paperwork for renting our monitors"
This years luxury BP Satellite Solutions BV tent :)
Patrick: "This year we work with a slightly different setup than at the 2012 version. In stead of the Black Magic Design mixer we took the Grass Valley Indigo mixer due to audio options that we need what the Black Magic Design mixers not have at this moment. For now I will tell about the Mixer case.":
Dutchman Patrick Hendriks is working @ Dakar 2012
The Dakar Rally 2012 starts just as the 3 editions before, in Argentina. After Argentina the Rally will continue through Chili and new this time…..the finish in Peru.
Patrick will try to do some updates of his job on this blog at the time of the Dakar 2012 Rally.
" I can choose between 5 feeds and 4 DVD players, besides that i will have effects and graphics on my video mixer. I make use of glassfibre cabling for all local connections in the bivouac. For bigger distances i will use DVB-T. All equipment, supplies and employee will be transferred from bivouac to bivouac by plane, everyday another location.
2 complete DVB-T Transmitters
A few hundred personal receivers
And lots of cables
Above the rack with equipment, below we can see the ASO using a personal monitor.
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About Patrick Hendriks:
Patrick Hendriks performs his profession by his company BP Satellite Solutions B.V.
BP Satellite Solutions B.V. is specialized in sales, rental installation and de-installation of satellite transmitter and receiver systems. Besides this, BP Satellite Solutions B.V. has its own technical maintenance service, supplies SNG services and is the address for ecologically sound disposal of all your broadcast equipment. The first time Patrick Hendriks came into contact with transmitting was in 1978 through a twelve channel AM transmitter. From that moment his love affair with transmitting began. In 1980 he switched to FM 27 Mhz followed by a local radio station “Keizerstad” in Nijmegen . The appearance of the first ASTRA satellite on the scene was Patrick's first encounter with satellite television. That, in combination with his love for transmitting led to a newfound interest. This was also the time that he started installing “dishes” for family and friends. Patrick now has more than 25 years experience in the field and he has been globally active for the last 11 years. A little over fifteen years ago, Patrick switched to professional broadcasting. As an SNG operator he started with Sonotech in Hilversum after which he was an employee of United Broadcasting Facilities when they acquired Sonotech. After his stint at United it was time for a new challenge. Patrick became a freelancer and went to work for New Skies as a Payload Operations Controller. This brought him into contact with the other side of the professional spectrum. However, after two years the bug bit him once again and he returned to professional broadcasting.
The years followed Patrick was working as Technical Director for the German frim WIGE MEDIA AG. In that role he was responsible worldwide for the Formula 1 broadcasts of RTL Germany, RTL Netherlands, Sky Italia and ZDF Germany. As BP Satellite Solutions B.V. Patrick now takes care of all facilities for the F1 broadcasts for MTV3 Finland, Setanta Ireland, ViaSat Sweden / Denmark / Norway and RTL Netherlands. Also he still is hired by WIGE MEDIA AG for the final report of the Formula 1.