On Stage At Festival Beauregard


TV-Bay Magazine
Read ezine online
Download PDF
Download PDF

Set in the majestic grounds of the Chateau de Beauregard, and in its eleventh year, the festival is an eclectic mix of homegrown French talent and international artists spanning pop, rock, punk and dance. We made the hop across the channel to find out more.

With a diverse lineup - where else can you find Tears for Fears, Disclosure, Snow Patrol, Fatboy Slim and Limp Bizkit sharing the same bill? - Festival Beauregard is one of France’s biggest festivals.

“We delivered live big-screen coverage for both the main stage, called Scène Beauregard, and the second stage, Scène John,” begins Alexis Grandin, co-founder of F&G Productions.

For Scène Beauregard, F&G relied on a multicam, SMPTE fibre solution featuring five Ursa Broadcasts and an Atem 2 m/e switcher, while Scène John’s video package consisted of Panasonic cameras and a Ross carbonite mixer. The video crew for the whole event totalled 18 people.

“We’ve been big fans of Blackmagic’s live production hardware for some time now, and this year we took the decision to invest in their cameras too. We have not been disappointed,” says Alexis.

“Historically, we’d hire in cameras, but over time, those costs can quickly mount up, and we were finding it harder, and harder to justify. You get a lot of bang for your buck with the Ursa Broadcast, and at such a reasonable price, it only made our decision to buy all that bit easier.”

He adds: “Paired with the Blackmagic fiber solution, we also now get all our video, sound, comms and power down a single cable which is a big advantage for us.”

All paired with Fujinon optics, camera positions for the main stage included one front of house, one on a jib crane and three cameras shoulder mounted, one of which was wireless. Alexis says, “We chose these particular positions as artists require us to be as discrete as possible, and the small form factor of the Ursa help us to do that.

“We’ve also been impressed by the camera’s performance in low light,” he continues. “Even when we had to push the gain levels up to 12db, we still didn’t see any noise creeping in after dark.”

F&G used the built-in waveform monitoring on a Smartscope Duo 4K along with an Atem hardware CCU to color manage the incoming camera signals, ensuring each of the ISO camera feeds from the Ursa Broadcast is consistent throughout the course of the day.

Screens stage left and right at Scène Beauregard were 5m x 4m each, and the control room was located 100m away in an Algeco building where the Atem desk and Atem 1 m/e control panel were used for vision mixing.

A bespoke solution built around Caspar CG software and a bunch of Decklink I/O, which provides a fill and key signal, was used for graphics and VT playout.

“We also recorded some artists’ performances from the gallery to SD cards for post event highlights packages, relying on a series of Hyperdeck studio minis,” Alexis adds. “Sometimes though, a group would just want a direct ISO recording from the jib camera, and thanks to the built-in SDHC slot, we were able to facilitate those requests.

“Another artist request was making the image on-screen black and white. They thought it was a big ask, but we were able to do it straight away with the control panel, and they were pleased with our responsiveness,” adds Alexis.

“We’ve found it really easy and quick to install and setup our entire production, which saves a lot of time and means we are able to focus more on customer requests. We are less tired, which in this industry, is a massive bonus.”


Tags: iss140 | blackmagic | atem | hyperdeck mini | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus

Read this article in the tv-bay digital magazine
Download PDF
Article Copyright tv-bay limited. All trademarks recognised.
Reproduction of the content strictly prohibited without written consent.

Related Interviews
  • Blackmagic Design at IBC 2019: New Atem Mini

    Blackmagic Design at IBC 2019: New Atem Mini

  • Blackmagic ATEM Constellation 8k at NAB 2019

    Blackmagic ATEM Constellation 8k at NAB 2019

  • Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

  • ATEM TV Studio Pro HD from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    ATEM TV Studio Pro HD from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Blackmagic Design with the new ATEM Production Suite at IBC 2013

    Blackmagic Design with the new ATEM Production Suite at IBC 2013

  • Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic Design on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Blackmagic Design on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

    Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

  • Blackmagic at IBC2011

    Blackmagic at IBC2011

  • Blackmagic Design 2500NIT HDR Video Assist 126 with BRAW Blackmagic Design at IBC 2019

    Blackmagic Design 2500NIT HDR Video Assist 126 with BRAW Blackmagic Design at IBC 2019

  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16 at NAB 2019

    Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16 at NAB 2019

  • Blackmagic introduces Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic introduces Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at IBC 2018

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

  • Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

    Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

  • Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

  • Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

    Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

    Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

  • Creating Broadcast Quality Live Streams for Social Media

    Creating Broadcast Quality Live Streams for Social Media

  • Behind the scenes of the Teradek booth on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Behind the scenes of the Teradek booth on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • YouTube and the myths, the business and the opportunities

    YouTube and the myths, the business and the opportunities

  • Den Lennie considers what kit and cameras to buy for 2015

    Den Lennie considers what kit and cameras to buy for 2015

  • BeSteady on the Production Gear stand at BVE 2014

    BeSteady on the Production Gear stand at BVE 2014

  • Hireacamera at BVE 2014

    Hireacamera at BVE 2014

  • The tv-bay Tour in Manchester June 2014

    The tv-bay Tour in Manchester June 2014

  • The tv-bay Tour in London June 2014

    The tv-bay Tour in London June 2014

  • Holdan on BroadcastShow Tour May 2013

    Holdan on BroadcastShow Tour May 2013

  • Official TOUR Video 2013

    Official TOUR Video 2013

  • Autodesk at NAB 2013

    Autodesk at NAB 2013

  • Featured Clip: Geoff Boyle comments on NAB 2012

    Featured Clip: Geoff Boyle comments on NAB 2012

  • Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

    Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

  • AMD at IBC2011

    AMD at IBC2011

  • Ateme at IBC 2014

    Ateme at IBC 2014

  • ATEME at NAB 2014

    ATEME at NAB 2014

  • ATEME at IBC 2013

    ATEME at IBC 2013

  • Garland at BVE 2017

    Garland at BVE 2017

  • Global Distribution at IBC2011

    Global Distribution at IBC2011


Related Shows
  • KitPlusTV summarise the Broadcast and Pro Video News 22nd March 2021

    KitPlusTV summarise the Broadcast and Pro Video News 22nd March 2021


Articles
A Broadcasters Guide to Microservices
Roger Persson

The word “microservices” has been creeping into the conversation about software-centric systems recently. Is it really a different approach, what does it mean, and what are the advantages?

Tags: nxt edition | microservices | modular software | Roger Persson
Contributing Author Roger Persson Click to read
Streaming Technologies Explained
Bruce Devlin - new

The word streaming can relate to different technologies from different manufacturers in different scenarios and in this short article we are going to take a little tour of what it all means. 

Tags: mr mxf | streaming | hls | dash | cmaf | mpeg | Bruce Devlin - new
Contributing Author Bruce Devlin - new Click to read
REVIEW - Hollyland MARS 400S PRO Digital Wireless Transmission System
Phil Vinter

Built by Hollyland and costing around £600 the Mars 400S is an easy-to-use wireless video transmitter/receiver system – it will be right up the alley of anyone who, like me, considers an instruction manual to be nothing more than box padding.

Read Phils Full review here, and link to the video review.

Tags: HOLLYLAND | MARS 400 | wireless | tx | rx | Phil Vinter
Contributing Author Phil Vinter Click to read
HOLLYLAND LARK 150 Review
Phil Vinter

The exponential growth of video supercharged a technological revolution that began in the early noughties with the advent of DSLR cameras.
The cinematic-style shallow depth of field image video quality from DSLRs was a revelation, but, back then audio was the big drawback. As demand has grown so the technology has improved and today’s one-man-band small rig set ups can capture pretty good sound into a DSLR style camera.

Phil Vinter reviews the latest release from HOLLYLAND and it's a thumbs up from us.

Tags: HOLLYLAND | radio mic | audio | LARK-150 | CVP | Phil Vinter
Contributing Author Phil Vinter Click to read
How to successfully buy AV and Broadcast Equipment at Auction
Dan Main

Perhaps you wouldn't expect an auctioneer to tell you this - but yes, there are risks to buying equipment at auction; just probably not the risks that you think.

So what are the real risks to buying at auction, and how can they be managed?

To watch the interview with Dan please click here

Tags: auction | tips | buying at an auction | fraud | auction risks | Dan Main
Contributing Author Dan Main Click to read