For the latter process, NBC will be capturing all of this video footage in Omneon’s MediaGrid Active Storage System for use by producers and editors who will then create the highlights packages and other programming elements. Incoming HD feeds from Olympic venues are digitized through 24 Omneon MediaDecks and up to 100 terabytes of files are stored on the MediaGrid array in
New media producers working at their desktops use these proxy files to decide on how to put together the various programs, and then an XML script is used to assemble the final high-res version that is digitally shipped from
“This is the largest storage grid we’ve operated so far,” said
AT&T is managing three OC-3 150 Mbit lines from
The events will be shown on a wide variety of TV stations including MSNBC,
”It’s our goal to deliver the best Olympics experience to the broadest audience, “ said Perkins Miller, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, NBC Sports and Olympics. So far, it looks like they’ve succeeded. Let the Games begin.