German broadcasters choose Fairlight for Sochi

ARD and ZDF have chosen Fairlight audio post production systems for their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Both broadcasters are offering their viewers extensive coverage of the games in HD from the International Broadcast Centre and the Mountain Broadcast Centre, using ARD and ZDF’s mobile production unit.

The surround-sound audio post production for this event is completely based on Fairlight’s Crystal Core Media Engine technology.

Fairlight’s European workflow integration specialists have integrated the Fairlight audio editing systems into the high-turnaround HD video workflow based on content-management solutions from Avid ISIS-Interplay and the EVS XT3 video servers.

This integration allows native playback of HD-formats directly from Avid’s ISIS into the Fairlight system. It assures high speed workflow for audio editing without the need for format conversions, resulting in a direct path between more than 20 video editing systems, audio editing, and the broadcast transmission server.

Fairlight Europe CEO Robert Trebus comments on the project, “We have worked with ARD and ZDF in the past, most notably during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Fairlight’s audio editing system performed very well during this event and we are confident that Fairlight will once again help ARD and ZDF to deliver spectacular programming to their many viewers.”