Megahertz Prepares Royal Opera House For 4K Live Broadcasts

Megahertz, a London-based systems integrator, has completed a UHD/HDR production facility upgrade at one of the top performance and arts venues in the world — The Royal Opera House (ROH) in London’s Covent Garden.

The ROH has been streaming live ballet and opera performances to cinema audiences around the world since 2008. The facility is now making a move to ultra-high definition (UHD), initially for recordings and ultimately for live relays.

Megahertz said the newly fitted £800k media suite consists of a full UHD/HDR production facility and engineering room. It now has a tapeless workflow, intelligent network control system, improved recording and playout facilities, 4K monitor wall, state-of-the-art video mixer, custom-made production desks and an enhanced camera talkback system.

Megahertz worked collaboratively with ROH, providing a range of services from consultancy to design, construction/interior design liaison, sourcing of equipment, integration and installation.

Working to a tight window between opera and ballet seasons over the summer, Megahertz had less than ten weeks to complete installation in time for the live relay of the ROH’s production of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni on 8th October.

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