May 1, 2012
By Asia Image
KiBAN International utilized Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Television Studio, HyperDeck Studio Pro and SmartView Duo to form the video backbone of Panda Bird – one of the world’s smallest HD broadcasting cars featuring a full array of switching, monitoring and SSD recording capabilities.
KiBAN, a provider of custom built e-learning technology, saw the need for a mobile car-based broadcasting system built around a trike design that could go anywhere, especially to places inaccessible to larger OB vans.
The Panda Bird, built around a HONDA Gyro Canopy trike, provides HD production and Internet streaming through Blackmagic Design’s ATEM Television Studio Production Switcher, HyperDeck Studio SSD recorder and broadcast deck and SmartView Duo dual monitor. Through the ATEM Television Studio’s built in H.264 encoder and broadcast quality switching capabilities, the trike can offer multi camera production and broadcast encoding for Internet streaming in a single rack unit. Cameras are connected wirelessly to the ATEM Television Studio, with H.264 files encoded using ATEM Television streamed live using Ustream.