UPGRADED PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM FOR FIRST HDR-CAPABLE VIDEOBOARD INSTALLED IN A SPORTS VENUE
In celebration of the team’s 25th anniversary, the Colorado Rockies set out to renovate Coors Field from the club level all the way to the clubhouse. Included in these renovations, and perhaps the most exciting addition, is the first 1080p60 HDR LED videoboard and HDR-capable upgraded production control room installed in a sports venue. As a trusted technology solutions provider, Diversified offers its clients one design-build partner that understands all interconnected subsystems and works productively with architects and general contractors. As such, for the Coors Field control room upgrade, Diversified was engaged by the Rockies a full eighteen months before the videoboard’s big debut to offer architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, video, audio, IT, and LED design consultation.
Before any technology integration began, Diversified consulted with the franchise on control room orientation, console and ADA ramp locations, raised flooring, cooling, power and electrical conveyance requirements; ASHRAE class recommendations for cooling systems, fire and life safety recommendations for the space and interconnections to other stadium systems; as well as acoustic NC ratings, NRC ratings, and STC ratings with wall construction, ceiling, and partition recommendations.
To deliver both the Rockies’ in-house and videoboard HD-HDR content, Diversified worked closely with Rockies staff and manufacturers to interconnect the 1080p HD HLG HDR production systems with up/down and SDR/HDR conversion to national and regional broadcast partners. In partnership with Daktronics, Ross Video and Christie Digital, Diversified co-developed a graphics delivery platform feeding the Daktronics, HDR-ready HD13 LED displays throughout the ballpark.
In addition to the upgraded production control room equipment, Diversified and the Rockies established an IT topology to support full acquisition, editorial and archival management with upgraded HDR Evertz DreamCatcher replay systems and AVID Nexis/Interplay with NL Tech AutoIngest to manage all graphical content, control protocol and KVM for associated systems.