2008-05-26

Lawo on Top of the World

CCTV broadcasts torch relay in the Himalayas with mc²66.

For the coverage of the Olympic torch relay on the Mount Everest, the Chinese state television CCTV put its faith in quality and reliability from Rastatt: this spectacular project involved a Lawo mc²66 console and two Lawo DALLIS frames.

The console was installed in a mobile control room exposed to temperatures falling to minus 40 degrees centigrade as well as the low atmospheric pressures associated with an altitude of over 5,000 metres.

The mc²66 impressed the team not only by its Audio-follow-Video functionality but  excelled also by the absolutely clear broadcast of all sounds like torch sounds, breathing, crunching of footsteps in the snow, etc. The complete broadcast was technically absolutely without problems - despite the extreme conditions.

Additionally, the production team viewed the compact dimensions of the Lawo mc²66 as of particular importance during the difficult transport of the systems to the roof of the world.

This was the first time that such an event was broadcast from this altitude - from the world’s highest mountain.