Filmnova and Grabyo elevate World Triathlon Para Series coverage

The World Triathlon Para Series has partnered with Grabyo to deliver ‘dynamic’ coverage of the event – which returned to Leeds for the fifth time in June – to BBC Sport online and other digital platforms.

Using Grabyo’s live production platform, Grabyo Producer, Filmnova’s director mixed live feeds from each mobile camera, adding graphics and VOD assets from around the course. 

Being cut remotely and situated off site from the race venue, the equipment required was minimal and lightweight, mainly laptops with an internet connection along with additional tablets for viewing purposes on site. 

To bring viewers as close to the race as possible, Filmnova needed to ensure it offered a variety of angles and perspectives on the race to replicate the live atmosphere, with the broadcast multicast to the BBC Sport website and 

“Grabyo allowed us to have an incredible amount of flexibility throughout raceday,” explained Alex Lightfoot, Producer, Filmnova. “Working with Grabyo Cloud-based products meant that we could simplify our workflows, keep our team small but still deliver a quality output for viewers.” 

Three Timeline cameras were free to move around the course, feeding race footage into Grabyo. The last camera followed the presenter, Rob Walker, who conducted interviews and hosted guests throughout the day.

Filmnova’s producer used Grabyo’s multiviewer to monitor each feed for quality and to decide when and where to switch, whilst the director operated Grabyo’s vision mixer, graphic tools and new audio mixer made the cuts. 

“We are proud to work with Filmnova to deliver the World Triathlon Para Series in a new and innovative way,” added Gareth Capon, Grabyo CEO. “ Supporting the Filmnova production crew to deliver a digital service that brings fans closer to the action, whilst simplifying workflows in the cloud, highlights the huge potential for cloud production at live events.”

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