To Ensure Olympics Production Gold, NBC Sports Tuned to Telestream


When it came time to produce the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, which just wrapped up in the People’s Republic of China, NBC Sports turned to a privately held company with operations in California and Massachusetts to receive media capture, automated media processing, closed captioning, and test and measurement equipment.

Providing the needs: Telestream.

NBC Sports used both the Telestream Vantage Media Processing Platform and the Cinnafilm Tachyon processing library extensively across its coverage of the Beijing 2022 event, providing top-quality frame rate conversions.

NBC Sports also put to use Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Capture and Vantage to deliver a unique, mixed HDR/SDR conversion workflow for NBC Sports’ content produced in HDR. The NBC Sports Advanced Technology group worked with Telestream to develop custom color LUTs (Look Up Tables) that are used within Vantage to ensure the most accurate color processing pipeline throughout the production and postproduction process.

Additionally, NBC Sports used Telestream’s caption authoring and editing product in conjunction with Telestream Cloud’s Timed Text Speech service — an AI-powered transcription service; and Telestream 4K/8K HDR Waveform Monitors that support easy alignment and confidence monitoring with both local and remote operation.