Leeds Trinity University College

Leeds Trinity University College is a member of the North Eastern University Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC). In spring 2011, they issued a tender opportunity to deliver digital tapeless video production and to upgrade their existing TV studio to HD. The objective of the project was the decommissioning and replacing of the legacy video tape based acquisition and storage equipment traditionally used for video production by the Media Centre. The remit was to specify, supply and install a digital acquisition, storage, editing and delivery solution plus a full HD infrastructure upgrade to the existing TV studio, providing seamless integration to facilitate a transparent and intuitive workflow for the users.

Leeds Trinity University

The project ran from summer 2011 through to the end of December and began with the replacement of their legacy tape based camera equipment with new solid state JVC GYHM100Es and Sony PMW-EX1Rs. This was closely followed by the installation and commissioning of Editshare 48TB shared network storage and Apple/Avid edit suites to facilitate cross platform collaborative editing, centralised storage, account management and data protection. The final stage was to project manage and install a broadcast specification upgrade to the existing TV studio at Leeds Trinity to replicate TV production facilities of local and national broadcasters. We supplied all equipment including JVC GY-HM 790E studio cameras and a Broadcast Pix Granite 5000+ HD/SD 2ME Vision Mixer. We specified a HD-SDI cabling, routing and switching upgrade to their TV studio, control room, engineering and infrastructure with wireless operation via Apple iPad.

"Leeds Trinity has used Planet PC for many projects in the last twelve years. Their help and expertise in sourcing products that fit with the needs of both broadcast and education are first rate. In particular their prompt installation during the upgrade of the Media Centre helped ensure the project’s delivery within a tight timeframe. Regardless of the scale of the purchase the sales and aftercare service has always been first rate." Mike Othick - Media Services Manager - Leeds Trinity University College