VITEC’s Focus FS-T2001 Recorder backs up BBC Sports

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PARIS, April 2, 2013 - <link home>VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video solutions, today announced the adoption of the Focus FS-T2001 field deck recorder by the Sport division of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The <link products acquisition-recording portable-field-decks product show fs-t2001>Focus FS-T2001 is designed as a field deck for both recording and playback of XDCAM files. 

BBC Sports is using Focus recorders as a replacement for legacy field tape deck. Located inside various OB-van trucks in a half rack bay, FS-T2001 monitors and records the live feed (SDI) in XDCAM HD422 50Mb/s onto SxS cards for immediate backup / ingest of the content back to the station. 

“Used in harsh and diverse environments such as the winter alpine ski world championship and the 6 nations rugby championship, FS-T2001 has proven to be a compact, efficient and reliable solution for our live backup recording needs.” reports Christopher Groom, Post Production Lead at BBC Sports. 

“Their adoption of the FS-T2001 is a great indication that VITEC has developed the perfect tool for broadcast field acquisition” said Richard Bernard, product manager of broadcast solutions for VITEC. “The replacement of their on-field XDCAM tape recorder is an important first step and VITEC is committed to continue to work closely with major broadcast organizations to enhance and facilitate their workflow; this is an exciting time for our FS-T2001 broadcast recorder.” 

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