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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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disguise powers giant 4K video display for esports Championship Series tournament Posted: 09/09/2019
disguise powers giant 4K video display for esports Championship Series tournament

Esports Championship Series (ECS) Season 7, the latest iteration of the world’s most-watched CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) tournament, took place earlier this year, culminating in a four-day final in June at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London. The 16 groups that started the event were gradually reduced to four teams, which then battled through a knock-out competition to determine the season’s champions.

Tags: disguise | FACEIT | Bluman | gx 2c | esports | live production | live events | gx 1 | gx 2 | media servers | 4K | Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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Fletcher Offers a Front Row View with the Sony Compact HDC-P50 4K HD POV System Camera Posted: 06/09/2019
Fletcher Offers a Front Row View with the Sony Compact HDC-P50 4K HD POV System Camera
Fletcher Group, a Broadcast Services Company of NEP Group, is an Emmy Award-winning specialty capture production partner and equipment provider that has supported content producers in the broadcast and live events industry for over 25 years – ranging from sports and entertainment to concerts and special events. The company recently standardized on the new Sony HDC-P50, a versatile 4K/HD/HDR/HFR system camera in a portable form factor. Due to its size and adaptability, the camera has already been used to capture numerous high-profile sporting events including MLB’s All-Star Game with Fox and ESPN, as well as the U.S. Open with Fox, in addition to Wimbledon, to name a few.
Tags: Sony | Fletcher Group | NEP | Broadcast | 4K | HDC-P50 | System Camera | UHD | HDR | POV Camera | Live Production | Sport
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