Using the highest level of technology, the Extreme E revealed its innovative “Command Center”, a classic motorsport pit wall which will play a central role in live racing broadcasts, creating drama in the scene.
Operating as a futuristic strategy room, this purpose-built studio is where the team’s key players will come together to watch the race unfold and make strategic decisions.
The series has partnered with live event production specialists ADI to deliver this state-of-the-art sports presentation solution within the Extreme E “Command Center”.
Technical production designs Extreme E help achieve the look of a state of the art. It is an art broadcast studio, despite the remote environments to which it travels.
The solution will feature 2mm indoor LED displays and LED lighting fixtures, positioned around an arched desk that will host representatives from five teams during the race, including drivers, team managers and engineers, who will have access to the computer radio, TV broadcast and telemetry.
Ali Russell, Chief of the Marketing Office at Extreme E, said: “The ‘Command Centre’ is something completely new, and another fantastic innovation from the Extreme E team. It’s a really exciting proposition for race fans who will get to follow all the action and drama through the key players as it unfolds.
“It’s great to have ADI’s support in providing this concept as we plan and deliver this pioneering project across the most remote parts of the world. ADI brings unique qualities in technical infrastructure, Sports Presentation and operational delivery, which will create outstanding production values at the ‘Command Centre’, and our live broadcast of Extreme E.”
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A dedicated ADI team will be on-hand to manage and cue all audio, 4k video and lighting play-out inside the “Command Centre”, utilising a single software platform to run the show.
ADI’s platform brings flexibility to the play-back, capable of supporting up to 40 layers of digital media across the fine pitch LED screens, and allows changes to the studio AV to be triggered by live action that happens during the race.