Red Bull Surfing hosted its Cape Fear competition Sunday, May 12, 2019 using Singular overlays to power their live stream. Despite the event taking place in Tasmania, Red Bull Media House ran its production remotely from its Santa Monica, California studio 12,780 km away, demonstrating the power of Singular’s cloud-based workflow. The remote production saved Red Bull travel and lodging expenses, proving to be not only cost-effective but better for the environment.
Singular’s custom overlays were built by Certified Service Provider, Reality Check Systems. The overlays were integrated with on-site data provider CompuSurf to use interfaced, real-time stats for the competition’s heat leaderboards, overall leaderboards, and surfer scores. Using an Amazon Web Service data interface built by RCS, Red Bull was able to feed live data sent from CompuSurf in Tasmania through the cloud and into its overlays being operated in California. vMix was used to combine Singular overlays with live footage and send the result to Red Bull’s live stream of the event on their website.