Blackmagic Design has announced that a number of Blackmagic products, including Blackmagic URSA Broadcast and ATEM 2M/E Production Studio 4K, are used at Konami Creative Center GINZA. The center opened in January, 2020, and is built around a Blackmagic Design broadcast workflow.
Konami Holdings Corporation is a Japanese entertainment conglomerate who produces and distributes game software and amusement equipment, as well as conducting other business. Recently, Konami began putting more focus on its eSports business, and has opened their new multi purpose facility in Tokyo, called Konami Creative Center Ginza, which contains an eSports streaming studio, a showroom for eSports related products and an eSports school. The studio can be rented as a public facility for many other usages other than eSports.
The studio offers realistic viewing experiences, and is equipped with a 452 inch LED screen and high quality surround sound system. For capturing game play, three Blackmagic URSA Broadcast cameras, each using Blackmagic Studio Viewfinders and Blackmagic Fiber Converters, plus a Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter, are used as the studio’s main shooting systems. Each camera output is converted to optical fiber via the Camera Fiber Converter and sent to the Studio Fiber Converter installed in the sub control room. Installing six lines of optical fiber cables, they can easily add additional cameras if necessary.
The center’s sub control room is located on the floor above the main studio, in which an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K and an ATEM Camera Control Panel is installed to control the URSA Broadcast cameras. Each camera and program output are embedded with audio and timecode through the ATEM switcher and sent to four HyperDeck Studio 12Gs to be recorded. Four SmartView 4K are used for monitoring in the sub control room. To record each players game signal, fourteen HyperDeck Studio Mini are used.
Finally, live feed from the studio is sent to the showroom and in school facility through a Smart Videohub 20×20 router.
System integration was done by Mitomo. Toru Watahiki, technical division of Mitomo, said: “When the customer asked for a shooting and recording system which supports both HD and 4K, Blackmagic was the only option. The customer can do what they want with great cost effectiveness.”