Control Room 42 - RTBF

Broadcast Control Room reimagined

Control Room 42 – or CR42  is a new approach to creating flexible, easy-to-use and universal media production rooms adapted to media convergence. Traditional equipment is replaced by a universal and fully programmable graphical interface adapted to the user.

The user can then focus on production with an intuitive, user-friendly and infinitely configurable tool.

CR42 was born out of RTBF’s desire to reinvent its working methods by taking advantage of the latest technological developments on the eve of the construction of its new Mediasquare production facility. CR42 symbolizes the digital transformation of broadcast production.

Control Room 42 – or CR42  is a new approach to creating flexible, easy-to-use and universal media production rooms adapted to media convergence. Traditional equipment is replaced by a universal and fully programmable graphical interface adapted to the user.

The user can then focus on production with an intuitive, user-friendly and infinitely configurable tool.

CR42 was born out of RTBF’s desire to reinvent its working methods by taking advantage of the latest technological developments on the eve of the construction of its new Mediasquare production facility. CR42 symbolizes the digital transformation of broadcast production.

Universal and fully programmable graphical interface

Automation and manual control are combined in the same ecosystem shared between users, allowing the construction of complex scenarios specific to each production while maintaining the improvisation capabilities essential to news production.

Audio, video, live graphics, lighting, interactive sets, virtual reality: all these elements are integrated and controllable within a customizable single paradigm.

 

 

Universal and fully programmable graphical interface

Automation and manual control are combined in the same ecosystem shared between users, allowing the construction of complex scenarios specific to each production while maintaining the improvisation capabilities essential to news production.

Audio, video, live graphics, lighting, interactive sets, virtual reality: all these elements are integrated and controllable within a customizable single paradigm.

 

 

Modify in real-time all the graphical aspects of the production

All the core processing of CR42 is done by real-time software, including SMODE running on standard servers. This removes the need to renew expensive dedicated equipment that requires complex learning.

SMODE's real time and versatile approach allows a new approach to creation where a graphic designer can modify in real-time all the graphical aspects of a production, and observe the result immediately in the control room or on a virtual double of the set.

 

Control Room 42 - RTBF
Control Room 42 - RTBF

Modify in real-time all the graphical aspects of the production

All the core processing of CR42 is done by real-time software, including SMODE running on standard servers. This removes the need to renew expensive dedicated equipment that requires complex learning.

SMODE's real time and versatile approach allows a new approach to creation where a graphic designer can modify in real-time all the graphical aspects of a production, and observe the result immediately in the control room or on a virtual double of the set.

 

Control Room 42 - RTBF

“We were looking for a real-time graphics solution that would unify several needs and innovate in media production for the RTBF universal control room. From set dressing with multiple video screens, to LED arrays, augmented reality, and virtual studios, Smode allows us to have a new creative, efficient and immediate approach.”

Control Room 42 - RTBF

“We were looking for a real-time graphics solution that would unify several needs and innovate in media production for the RTBF universal control room. From set dressing with multiple video screens, to LED arrays, augmented reality, and virtual studios, Smode allows us to have a new creative, efficient and immediate approach.”

Control Room 42 - RTBF

Efficient, creative and immediate

SMODE was first validated in the broadcast environment, by conducting several Hackatons on live stream processing, position tracking, text rendering, etc.

Today, SMODE is in production in a studio in Mons (Belgium), and in the prototype of future production studios. SMODE also allows to develop a more efficient, creative and immediate approach to graphic design.

 

Control Room 42 - RTBF

Efficient, creative and immediate

SMODE was first validated in the broadcast environment, by conducting several Hackatons on live stream processing, position tracking, text rendering, etc.

Today, SMODE is in production in a studio in Mons (Belgium), and in the prototype of future production studios. SMODE also allows to develop a more efficient, creative and immediate approach to graphic design.