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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on Tour with Little Mix Posted: 15/01/2020
Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on Tour with Little Mix

Blackmagic Design today announced that live video for the European dates of Little Mix’s LM5 Tour was delivered by the LED Shed, who relied on acquisition and control hardware from Blackmagic Design. The solution featured URSA Mini Pro fiber chains and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K.

LM5: The Tour is the sixth concert tour by British pop girl group, Little Mix. Opening at the WiZink Center in Madrid in September, the European tour has spanned 40 shows in total, concluding at London’s O2 Arena.

A multicamera fiber workflow was deployed for acquisition and IMAG relay, with two URSA Mini Pro cameras in the pit on a track and dolly system, two more front of house, and one in an elevated position at the back of the arena with a Canon 96x 4K long lens, to capture the band’s triangular platform that flew out across the venue.

The LED Shed’s Luke Levitt says: “We would usually have one camera in the pit, but with so much fast action on stage, having two meant that we could catch all of the choreography. It’s our job as video directors to make sure everyone in the room can see what’s going on, and it’s imperative to have as much movement in the cameras as possible to reflect that action.”

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | URSA Mini Pro | URSA | Live Production | ATEM | Little Mix | Concert | IMAG
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2019 Concerts and Music Festivals Delivered with Blackmagic Design Posted: 20/12/2019
2019 Concerts and Music Festivals Delivered with Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that live production workflows, featuring its products for acquisition, control and delivery, have been used on some of this year's biggest music festivals and concert tours.

 

Artists and events included Little Mix, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Fall Out Boy and Andrea Bocelli, as well as Festival Beauregard, Rocking the Daisies, Aftershock Festival and Sweden Rock.

 

As broadcast and AV workflows continue to converge, more and more rental and staging companies are now standardizing their video offerings to festivals and touring artists based on hardware solutions from Blackmagic Design. Not only has the amount of video demanded by the entertainment market increased in 2019, so too has the amount of 4K production for IMAG.

 

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Live Production | Concerts | Festivals | Live Switching | Cameras | Acquisition | IMAG
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Blackmagic Design Cameras and Switcher Power South Africas Rocking the Daisies Posted: 03/12/2019
Blackmagic Design Cameras and Switcher Power South Africas Rocking the Daisies

Blackmagic Design today announced that South African music festival, Rocking the Daisies, was powered by an end to end Blackmagic Design workflow, featuring Blackmagic URSA Broadcast and ATEM Constellation 8K.

Held at the Cloof Wine Estate in Cape Town and incorporating comedy, music, art and film, Rocking the Daisies (RTD) is one of the country’s biggest festivals. Live production for the three day event’s diverse international lineup, which included The 1975, Russ, Tash Sultana and Nasty C, was delivered by production company Bad Weather.

The main stage featured three central LED screens, making up one canvas, the middle being a 6 x 6 meter square and each outer screen 3.6 x 6 meter high. There were two 5.4 meter wide by 8.4 meter high IMAGs stage left and right. “With both side screens essentially being portrait, we had to be careful with how we framed our shots, making sure that everything was centered,” reveals live director Simon Wilkes.

“We used the URSA Broadcast for acquisition; front of house we had a single camera with a very long lens and a supplementary Micro Studio Camera 4K locked off just next to the sound desk,” he explains. “In front of the stage we had a jib mounted URSA Broadcast, and another on a dolly. On stage was a roaming camera op and a handful of the micro cameras positioned in key positions for additional cutaways.”

Bad Weather’s Jonathan Bandli adds: “The image quality of these cameras was something that the festival had never experienced before; good in low light and they handled the dynamic range of a large stage with heavy contrast so elegantly. Our solution just completely changed the perception of the festival organizer’s previous experience with live camera systems.”

Tags: Blackmagic Design | BMD | Blackmagic | Live Production | Festival | IMAG | URSA Broadcast | ATEM Constellation | ATEM PPU
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ATEM Constellation 8K Used For Live Production At Country Musics WE Fest Posted: 07/11/2019
ATEM Constellation 8K Used For Live Production At Country Musics WE Fest

Blackmagic Design today announced that its ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher was used as part of an Ultra HD 12G-SDI and fiber live production workflow at WE Fest, the largest country music festival in the United States and the longest running in the world.

Now in its 37th year, the three day festival took place in Detroit Lakes, MN, in August 2019 with performances from stars such as Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, LeAnn Rimes and more.

The ATEM Constellation 8K is the heart of a new flypack from Pennsylvania based full service video production company Upstage Video, which also includes Blackmagic Design’s Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 router, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and more. Built specifically for the concert touring and music festival industry, the Ultra HD 12G-SDI and fiber flypack was responsible for switching and video distribution for WE Fest’s two 17’ x 27’ on stage screens and 12’ x 21’ front of house screen, as well as for closed circuit distribution and simulcasts in the VIP campsites and vendor areas.

“What’s unique about this flypack is that its modular design allows it to break into three racks with the director’s rack sitting front of house,” explained Upstage Video’s Project Manager Greg Brown. “In the U.S., most directors are typically set up backstage, while U.K. directors typically sit front of house so they can see lighting, etc. However, in the U.S., we’ve been seeing a trend where more and more directors prefer front of house because they want to have the energy from the show and the audience, which is hard to get backstage. It was important for us to develop a flypack that could easily provide a front of house director position with engineering backstage.”

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | Live Production | Festival | ATEM Constellation | Ultra HD Flypack | WE Fest | ATEM
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Tyrell on Tour Posted: 14/10/2019
Tyrell and rsquo;s Take is going on Tour starting with and lsquo;The Top Players in News and Sports Production and rsquo; events.

Tyrell is heading out on tour with a series of events under the campaign ‘Tyrell’s Take on Tour.’

The Tyrell’s Take on Tour is kicking off next month with ‘The Top Players in News and Sports Production,’events which will take place in London, Manchester and Dublin. These events, which are almost like a mini tradeshow with hands-on demos, will give the opportunity for attendees to see how Tyrell and its partners can help with end to end production workflows.

Tags: events | tour | live production | sports | news | production | news
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NAB Show New York: FOR-A to Highlight Latest in Live Production Posted: 09/10/2019
NAB Show New York: FOR-A to Highlight Latest in Live Production

FOR-A will demonstrate its focus on comprehensive product integration with a showcase of its range of signal processors, encoder/decoders, video production switchers, video servers, and graphics systems at the company’s booth at NAB Show New York. FOR-A® will exhibit in Booth N530 during the show which runs from October 16-17 in the Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: NAB New York | FOR-A | live production | video switchers
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Tony Rhodes Joins Tyrell as UK Account Manager Posted: 09/10/2019
Tony Rhodes Joins Tyrell as UK Account Manager

Tyrell, a leading broadcast, professional video and audio solutions provider in the United Kingdom and Ireland, has announced the expansion of the team, with the appointment of Tony Rhodes as Account Manager, based in London. The appointment of Tony reflects Tyrell’s continued investment in the UK team.

Tags: news | appointments | Tyrell | reseller | post | post production | broadcast | live production
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NAB Show New York: Broadcast Pix Solutions Simplify Productions Posted: 08/10/2019
NAB Show New York: Broadcast Pix Solutions Simplify Productions

Broadcast Pix will be showing the BPswitch broadcast and streaming software toolset at NAB Show New York (Booth N923) on Oct. 16-17, 2019, at the Javits Center.

Founded on the principals of reliability and ease of use, Broadcast Pix integrated production solutions are the choice of more than 5,000 professionals who are creating productions both simply and cost effectively.

Tags: Broadcast Pix | RadioPix | video switcher | live production | NAB New York | production switcher
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Gearhouse Broadcast expands Event Comms capabilities with major Riedel Bolero investment Posted: 01/10/2019
Gearhouse Broadcast expands Event Comms capabilities with major Riedel Bolero investment

Gravity MediaRiedel Bolero wireless intercom systems for its burgeoning Event Communications business. This significant kit investment is in response to the growing market demand for the Bolero system that is capable of supporting 10 beltpacks per antenna and up to 100 antennas in a single deployment. It also highlights Gearhouse’s vendor agnostic approach, with it now able to offer its customers a choice of either the Bolero or fellow class-leading solution, Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II, alongside its in-house expertise and support.

Tags: wireless intercom | broadcast | entertainment | live production
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New Houston Community College Podcast Studio Features JVC PTZ Cameras, ProHD Studio 4000 Production System Posted: 26/09/2019
New Houston Community College Podcast Studio Features JVC PTZ Cameras, ProHD Studio 4000 Production System

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Houston Community College has launched a new podcast studio built around three JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras and the ProHD Studio 4000 live production and streaming studio. Although HCCTV operates two cable channels and has several studios on campus, the new podcast studio represents a move to more streamlined productions that do not require large crews.

Tags: JVC | ProHD | PTZ | studio | live production | podcast
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Marshall POV Cameras Take eSports Broadcasts to the Next Level Posted: 24/09/2019
Marshall POV Cameras Take eSports Broadcasts to the Next Level With and lsquo;Player Cam and rsquo;

Over the last decade, eSports has become really big business. Spurred on by the phenomenal growth of live Web streaming, the craze is gaining momentum at a rapid, if not unfathomable pace. For Producer Tim Reis, improving the quality of his “player cams” with Marshall Electronics CV502 Miniature Camera, helped to bring a more immersive, all access experience to his broadcasts and live streams.

Tags: Marshall Electronics | eSports | Live Production | CV502 Miniature Camera
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disguise hits the road on EMEA Open House tour Posted: 20/09/2019
disguise hits the road on EMEA Open House tour
disguise is the ultimate solution to imagine, create and deliver spectacular live visual experiences. After kicking off the EMEA Open House tour in Poland earlier this month, the roadshow will head to eight more locations across Europe and the Middle East over the next six weeks, including stops in London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Dubai, Berlin, Oslo and Gothenburg.
Tags: disguise | live production | open house | workflow | r16 software | hardware | vx 4 | gx 2c | Bubble Agency
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Euro Media Group Standardizes on Grass Valley Switchers Ahead of Major Sporting Events Posted: 12/09/2019
Euro Media Group Standardizes on Grass Valley Switchers Ahead of Major Sporting Events

Grass Valley (booth 9.A01) today announced that Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe's leading provider of broadcast facilities and services, has standardized on its GV K-Frame Xvideo production engines as it optimizes production capability ahead of major sporting events – from European football to the largest sports tournament in the world – during 2020. The switchers will be deployed across several EMG-owned companies, including Videohouse (Belgium), CTV (UK), United (the Netherlands), and Euromedia (France), delivering powerful IP-ready functionality. EMG provides production services for numerous high-profile events from sports to music industry awards.

Tags: Grass Valley | Euro Media Group | live production | switcher | IBC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Nevion-led consortium receives 2 million euro EU funding for 5G broadcast remote production project Posted: 10/09/2019
Nevion-led consortium receives 2 million euro  EU funding for 5G broadcast remote production project

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that a mobile-5G remote production project by a consortium it is leading has received a grant of €2 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program ‘Fast Track to Innovation’. Project “VIRTUOSA” was selected as the best proposal of a highly competitive call with 225 applications.

Tags: Nevion | 5G | Virtuosa | Broadcast | Live Production
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ITV Studios selects the latest Sony HDC-3500 4K HD HDR Live Production system cameras to shoot Coronation Street Posted: 10/09/2019
ITV Studios selects the latest Sony HDC-3500 4K HD HDR Live Production system cameras to shoot and lsquo;Coronation Street and rsquo;
ITV Studios, a television production company owned by the British television broadcaster ITV PLC, has invested in 21 Sony HDC-3500 system camera chains supplied by broadcast and film industry equipment provider, Top-Teks. The 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor portable system cameras will be used to shoot ‘Coronation Street’, ITV’s flagship soap that has graced screens for almost 60 years. The cameras were selected as part of ITV Studios’ latest camera refresh aimed towards future-proofing production by offering greater flexibility and picture quality.
Tags: Sony | 4K | HD | HDR | ITV Studios | Solutions | Coronation Street | System Camera | HDC-3500 | CMOS sensor | Live Production
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