Всего 68 фотографийOpened on October 9, 2016, the new stadium of FC Krasnodar became one of the main sports centers and the venue for all-Russian and international football competitions. The commission of the Russian Football Union (RFU) on the stadium licensing awarded it the highest category certificate. In March 2017 it entered the top three of the world's best football arenas according to the experts and readers of the portal stadiumdb.com. Design and installation of the stadium's television system was carried out by DNK Corporation.
The capacity of the stadium exceeds 34 thousand spectators. The arena looks like the Roman Colosseum on the form. The exterior decoration of the building, made of travertine - a finishing stone of expensive rock, specially brought from Italy, only strengthens this similarity. The field is covered with a new generation of grass that is able to absorb excess water and maintains a constant surface temperature regardless of the weather and season, making the game conditions as comfortable for players as possible.
The television infrastructure of the stadium, in the creation of which all the modern requirements of the broadcasters were taken into account, was developed and implemented by the specialists of DNK Corporation. It includes several large structure blocks, each of them is designed to solve local tasks, but all together they allow setting the complete cycle - from shooting to TV broadcasting to the air or to the internal IPTV network. In the course of work, DNK specialists took into account the uniqueness of the sports facility and the strict requirements of the customer for the appearance of the equipment placed without compromising its functionality. Especially for this facility DNK engineers realized many unique developments, among which are specially designed TV boxes for connecting video cameras.
The opening match was the game of the national teams of Russia and Costa Rica. The shooting was conducted by 20 cameras, which were located on the stationary platforms provided in accordance with the requirements of FIFA and UEFA. There are TV boxes throughout the stadium. All in all, there are 34 of them: 26 are in the stadium bowl, 4 - in the entrance area, 4 - in the studios. They are connected by the hybrid-optical, triaxial and fiber-optic lines as well as lines of twisted pair from the parking of the OB van through a Broadcast Compounds Area (BCA) and Technical Operation Center (TOC).
The specialists of DNK Corporation designed and constructed the following units:
- system of formation of an upsound signal;
- commentary places;
- technological television;
- TV studio;
- passive TV broadcasting system;
- a conference hall, media zones, mixed zones, express interview zones.
Let's examine each system separately.
Television control room is designed to form a TV program, to output the resulting image to the video screens of the stadium and to broadcast it in the local IPTV network. Besides, the system is aimed at the recording of the events held. The installed equipment is multi-format and fully digital, which ensures high quality of the image. The main HD-SDI video tract is designed in accordance with the requirements of the standard of SMPTE 292M.
Reception and mixing of video signals from cameras for output to the multimedia video display of the arena is carried out in HD-SDI format. The Guramex GVM-2425 video switcher allows generating two programs. The video tract of both programs is based on a duplicated circuit (primary and backup) with conservation of the key elements of the broadcast tract.
In the studio non-linear editing based on Apple and Adobe systems can be carried out; there are two editing stations with a 32 TB disk array.
To receive a signal from / to the OB van HD-SDI exchange lines are provided.
In addition to the mixing console, a digital matrix video switcher Grass Valley CR3232-3GIG with a switching field of 32x32 3G / HD / SD signals is used in the TV control room. The video image is controlled by two multi-screen processors - Grass Valley Kaleido-X16-D and the one built into the switcher. The synchronization of the equipment is provided by the sync generator Grass Valley MSG-5300HD with HD-SDI, GPS and SNMP test signal options.
In the control room the seven-channel slow-motion server EVS is installed, thanks to which you can review all the key moments of the match from different points. There is also an integration server with a system of video transmission to the mobile devices. The C-Cast platform is used to deliver the content (including multi-camera) to the mobile devices on the air with minimal delay. Thanks to C-Cast viewers can get access to the replay of the chosen moments and alternative shooting angles right during the game, using for this only the devices of the second screen - smartphones and pads.
The TV control room allows creating your own TV program. The equipment installed there makes it possible to arrange completely independent work during sports and concert events without using the OB van. Service communication between the directors, the cameramen, the audio operators of the stadium and the operator of the media screen is provided by the digital system Clear-Com Eclipse-HX-PICO.
The audio tract is designed to work with both analog and digital AES / EBU signals. Their processing is provided by the audio mixing console Yamaha DM2000VCM.
The design of workplaces in the studio is implemented taking into account the condition of maximum accessibility of control bodies and ability of broadcasting by one or two operators. All in all, there are eight workstations in the control room.
Upsound system is intended for the formation of a sound signal / takeoff (documental sound without comments) of the television broadcasts, held at the stadium by both the OB van and the control room.
This system provides using microphones installed around the perimeter of the field and on the sites of some cameras.
The formation of an upsound for the main program is carried out in the OB van. Besides, there is also the possibility of forming a separate signal for solving local tasks of FC Krasnodar. To transmit the signal from remote microphones, three sets of Telecast fiber-optic converters are used, with the help of which up to 48 audio channels are transmitted to the BCA and TOC.
Positions of commentators
In total there are 31 positions for TV and radio commentators of matches. On the tribune of the media more than 90 people can be placed, three for each position (two commentators and a guest). The system includes equipment for the work of two permanent commentators. There is an infrastructure for 29 temporary commentary positions.
Each stationary place of the commentator is equipped with a console of AEQ Olympia CU, three headsets, two control video monitors and a patch panel. From here the signal is distributed through the commentary control room. One monitor displays a picture from the OB van, the second - a broadcast TV signal, so that commentators can monitor the course of the game and simultaneously observe the events occurring on the field.
The system provides switching of commentator consoles, output to external communication lines and interface with the adjacent systems. To ensure the distribution of the video signal for terrestrial television for permanent and temporary positions, the system includes the head-end station DVB-C, as well as a set of distribution network equipment.
System of technological television
The system of technological television is a set of television cameras for the formation of a HD-SDI broadcast quality signal for the TV control room of the stadium when operating in a shooting mode without OB van, and also in the ENG mode. The main recording format is XDCAM - the arsenal of the stadium includes four Sony PMW-400L camcorders completed with Fujinon lenses 42x, 22x and 18x. Three camcorders are part of the ENG with all the necessary camera equipment. One camera is supplied in a studio complete set.
In the press conference hall there is a robotic camera Panasonic AW-HE130.
A beautiful overview of the stadium (beauty shot) is provided by the camera Panasonic AW-HE870E with the wide-angle lens Fujinon ZA12X4.5BMD mounted under the roof of the building at the height of more than 30 m.
Panasonic AW-HE130 and AW-HE870E cameras are remotely controlled from the TV control room by the remote control unit Panasonic AW-RP50E.
The special robotic motion system Robycam 3D (spider-camera system), which is a part of the arsenal of the stadium, provides true dynamics to the broadcasting. Not all stadiums are equipped with such a system. It includes gyro-stabilized camera head Robyhead R2, Sony HDC-P1 camera, Canon 14x lens, video monitors and control equipment. The system is run by the operators who have been trained and certified by the manufacturer.
Control of all the cameras and image control is carried out from the workplaces of the director and the video engineer in the studio. The cameras can be placed on the TV-platforms in the arena space, in the studio premises of the stadium, as well as in the flash interview areas, in the mixed zone and in the press conference room. Transmission of video signals to the studio is carried out via fiber-optic communication lines.
Passive TV broadcasting system
Passive TV broadcasting system is designed for connection of the equipment and transmission of the signals from the OB van during the broadcasts of the events that take place on the territory of the stadium, as well as for connecting the equipment from the technological television systems (including "spider camera") and upsound system and for video and sound exchange lines of the television control room of the stadium with the adjacent systems and the connection terminal of the OB van.
From the stadium to the parking lot of the OB van, a high-definition signal can be transmitted through 32 hybrid-optical and 32 triaxial camera channels simultaneously.
The BCA and TOC node provides switching and distribution of signals from TV boxes, technological TV equipment and exchange lines from the TV control room. This node contains the necessary manual patch panels, thanks to which the necessary switching is made for the signal receivers. OB van and television control room can transfer their output programs to the BCA and TOC for use by other services. The OB van can receive and use signals from the video cameras of the technological TV, as well as signals from the television control room.
The location of all TV boxes and their number are determined in accordance with the requirements of UEFA and also agreed with the main broadcaster of sports programs.
Hall for press conferences
The hall for press conferences is intended for arranging meetings of journalists with coaches and players of teams before a match, as well as for holding in-club meetings, conferences, etc. Any event that takes place there can be broadcast live either on the club's website or on any other Internet resources. Broadcasts are available in high or standard definition, as well as in various languages with high-quality audio tracks. The hall is equipped with video cameras, including those with remote control, and equipment for simultaneous interpretation.
The system is a united technical complex, centrally managed from the studio, which includes the following subsystems and elements:
• scoring (sound reinforcement);
• simultaneous translation of speech;
• display of video and graphic information;
• technological television;
• mobile kit;
• a set of special lighting for TV shootings.
The mixing console is the central device of the sound system. Management of the microphones (on / off), located on the table of the presidium, is carried out by either the participants directly from the consoles (total of six), or by the operator remotely from the control point. In the hall for press conferences several points of connection of external sources of video and audio signals (laptop, document camera, video camera, etc.) are equipped.
A wireless system of simultaneous translation into three languages is integrated with the conference system. For these purposes fully equipped interpreters' cabins with the monitors of the technological TV are provided.
To display video and graphic information in the premises of the press center, a Full HD multimedia projector and a projection screen are installed. It is also possible to use two additional mobile LCD monitors.
If necessary, a videoconference can be organized - for this purpose the equipment set of Cisco Telepresence is in the arsenal of the press center.
For carrying out TV shooting of press conferences, flash interview zone and mixed zones during TV shooting, there is a special lighting kit built on the basis of LED lamps manufactured by Litepanels. Suspension of the light equipment is carried out on the ceiling tracks.
Lead Engineer of the Project, DNK Corporation
Engineering staff of DNK has executed long hard work on design and installation at this unique facility. We have designed and implemented the complex of media systems of the FC Krasnodar stadium in such a way that everyone is comfortable: television crews, stadium staff, spectators and security services. At the same time, the minimum number of personnel can serve all equipment in the stadium.
This arena differs from many football stadiums by the fact that during working on the project a lot of time was devoted to interacting with the architects and designers of the facility. It was necessary to meet the requirements of rigid design concept. We were set the task to fit the equipment into the interiors of the facility so that it was as inconspicuous as possible and yet it did not lose its functionality and worked effectively for many years with the possibility of a phased upgrade. And, as judged by the customer's feedback, we have successfully coped with this.
Larisa Chichirko. The chief director of broadcasts, TV channel "Match TV"
Viewers see a match through the eyes of the chief director of the broadcast, who must understand this and realize their responsibility. You are expected to show the fans exactly what they want to see. I would like to thank the designers for the fact that they have taken care of the viewers and taken into account the wishes of the sports channels and editorial offices. The television infrastructure of FC Krasnodar is ideally created for the comfortable work of the OB van team. It includes, among other things, a TV control room equipped with several cameras and, if necessary, we can connect internal camera channels. It provides our broadcasts with beautiful shots from the point of beauty-shot and from the camera-spider. There is room for creative ideas of the director. It's a pleasure to work here.
Even at the design stage, everything was thought through in terms of connecting television equipment, laying cables and platforms for placing cameras. The transpositions for connecting the cables were correctly designed. Folding lines connecting the OB van, Broadcast Compounds Area and Technical Operation Center are very convenient and practical. The complex is well thought out in terms of easy connection and placement of the television equipment. In this regard, the stadium of FC Krasnodar compares favorably from other arenas - Akhmat Arena in Grozny, Anji in Kaspiisk, Fisht in Sochi and others.
Sebastien Verlain, EVS Global Marketing & Communications Manager
It has been a great honor for us to deploy EVS technology in such a well-designed and beautiful stadium. We are confident that our solutions for in-stadium video creation and delivery on any screen will further engage fans and create a unique matchday experience. And this would not be possible without our partner DNK, which demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and flexibility that has sown the seeds for greater collaboration in the installment of advanced video production technology in stadiums.
Alexander Bogatkin. Grass Valley Regional Director for Sales in Russia and CIS
The Grass Valley company is known as a supplier of products and solutions for sports competitions and for stadiums. After the merger with Miranda, the product line was supplemented with the special-purpose equipment of the Telecast and Densite series. When it was planned to build a beauty-stadium in Krasnodar, we went there to meet the club's management and the general contractor. After receiving the technical requirements, our partner - DNK Corporation - compiled the specifications and began to prepare the project documentation. The DNK specialists are trained in our company; they are interested in novelties and always try to bring a systematic approach to the proposed solutions. Finally, after a series of meetings with the customer, our integrated solution was chosen for delivery and switching of HD signals inside the stadium, for visual control and support of external lines based on Telecast fiber optics solutions, NVision switching, Densite 3 modular system and Kaleido X16 multi-screen display system.
We are proud of this project joint with DNK Corporation. Thanks to our cooperation in Krasnodar an excellent sports complex has appeared where the matches of the Premier League teams and the Russian national team are held. The equipment of Grass Valley confirms its reliability and functional flexibility for all types of applications in broadcasting and, especially, for sporting events.
Guram Shakhdinarov. Director of GURAMEX Ltd.
GURAMEX company has been developing and manufacturing professional TV equipment since 1992. Our main products are video switchers of various sizes, having a wide range of application, including sports broadcasts.
In 2015 DNK Corporation chose our products for the design of the television system of FC Krasnodar. In this project the video switcher GVM-2425H was used, it has 24 multi-format inputs, frame synchronizers and converters. This model provides all the functionality necessary for the formation of the program during the shooting of matches.
Working on this project has brought great satisfaction in a professional way. This was facilitated by the fact that the DNK team showed their high level of knowledge in this status integration project. We are proud to have taken our modest part in the construction of one of the best stadiums in Europe.
Vladislav Maslov. Deputy Head of sales and marketing of professional audio equipment Yamaha
Yamaha is the world's largest manufacturer of premium audio solutions and music products. From the line of professional equipment, a solution for almost any tasks and opportunities can be chosen.
Our partner in Russia - DNK Corporation - has developed a complete solution for the TV system of FC Krasnodar stadium using Yamaha products for the sound equipment. In the process of working together with the DNK Corporation engineers, the optimal solution for mixing audio signals was selected - the Yamaha DM2000VCM console and the MSP7 Studio monitor speakers. The console is perfectly suited for the use in television production due to DAW compatibility, operational comfort, "clean" sound and high reliability. Besides, this console provides very flexible routing capabilities, which is important for such objects. Yamaha's mixing console interface is renowned for its convenience, which means that the operator will comfortably work with it, and there is also the possibility to respond quickly to live events. Monitor speakers provide high fidelity of reproduction and allow identifying the slightest shades of sound, while the sound image is voluminous, with the slightest nuances of spatial processing, which is inherent in a well-mixed musical material.
Our company is satisfied with the cooperation with DNK Corporation. Yamaha equipment has already gained a reputation at many famous venues in the world, and now it can be said for certain that the TV system of the sports complex in Krasnodar corresponds to the highest world standards of sound.
Project ResultThe stadium of FC Krasnodar is one of the best equipped stadiums in Russia in regards to shooting and broadcasting of football matches. During the design, not only the technical, but also the creative side of the matter was taken into account. This concerns the integration of technologically complex equipment into the overall aesthetic concept of the stadium. The architecture of the entire facility and the interior of the individual premises were taken into account. Thanks to this, stadium FC Krasnodar has no analogues in Russia