Sail Away with BNC and NDR

The goal was the production of a five-and-a-half-hour program which tells the accompaniment of the journey of the famous sailing ship “Alexander von Humboldt 2”. With a total of 18 cameras, calm and impressive pictures of the North German landscape along the Elbe between Hamburg and Cuxhaven were created, but also from the ship itself there were impressive outdoor shots, which were realized via dinghy-mounted cameras and drone systems.

Our job was to record a total of about 10 hours of footage per camera on the EVS XT4k servers and prepare them for post production. Due to tests in advance, codec, bitrate and wrapper have been set to allow easy editing of this very extensive material. Also, the streams of the 18 cameras were divided into shorter pieces and provided with metadata, also a great comfort advantage for the cutter of the NDR.

After completing the recording, the storage (ELEMENTS cube) was transferred to the NDR where it was consistently used as the primary editing storage throughout the four-week post-production period.