|Taipei, Taiwan, December 2017… Each November, the attention of the movie making world turns to Taiwan for the annual Golden Horse Awards, which draws together a who’s who of directors and producers to celebrate the best of Chinese language cinema.
The recent 54th edition of the Awards was no exception, with an abundance of famous faces appearing on the red carpet during the ceremony, including two time Oscar winning director Ang Lee. With so many VIP guests arriving, the technical team had to be certain of achieving pristine and dependable audio throughout, for which it turned to wireless microphone specialist JTS Professional, and its ruggedly reliable UF-20 UHF solution.
Often compared to the Academy Awards in terms of its influence, the Golden Horse Awards was established in 1962, rapidly becoming the most prestigious event of its kind in the Chinese speaking world. Taking place on November 25th at Taipei’s Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, with accompanying television coverage on TTV, the 54th edition of the Awards saw Ang Lee and US actress Jessica Chastain present the Best Actress statuette to Kara Hui for the box office busting crime drama The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful.
Ensuring that every word spoken on the red carpet was heard clearly, the JTS UF-20 performed flawlessly, with a combination of UF-20TB belt-pack transmitters and JSS-20 handheld transmitters used by the stars being interviewed.
A UHF true diversity solution, the UF-20 delivers flawless coverage over a distance of 200m to 480m, with extremely low companding noise, cascadable power and antenna distribution, plus an optional slide-in rechargeable transmitter station. Users benefit from a maximum of 2400 to 3000 selectable frequencies across 60 to 75 MHz operation, plus built-in equalisation and 15 preset groups, each incorporating up to 63 compatible channels, and six user programmable groups of up to 63 compatible channels. Intuitive use is assured with a free-space scan function and one-button synchronisation between the transmitter and receiver. In addition, real-time updates on system performance are available on the receiver, including alerts for mute, low battery, RF signal drops and more.
“The Golden Horse Awards is a very important event that holds a special place within the Chinese language film world and beyond, so we are honoured to have played a role in making it such a tremendous success this year for everyone who crossed the red carpet,” commented Dowson Yu of JTS Professional. “The UF-20 is the trusted choice of professionals around the world, and its use at the Golden Horse Awards once again demonstrated the reasons why – absolute reliability in the most demanding of circumstances, and such ease of use that it can be set-up in minutes.”