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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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Creative Technology increases its PHABRIX Qx inventory for live events Posted: 10/10/2019
Creative Technology increases its PHABRIX Qx T and amp;M inventory for live events

PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions, is pleased to confirm that Creative Technology, an NEP Live Events company, has purchased a fourth Qx rasterizer for the company’s new portable production unit (PPU).

Tags: PHABRIX | 4K Capabilities | Qx | Creative Technology | NEP Live Events | PPU
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Manchester International Festival Powered by Blackmagic Design Posted: 30/07/2019
Manchester International Festival Powered by Blackmagic Design
Since 2007, the biennial Manchester International Festival (MIF) has been the launchpad for pioneering new pieces across theatre, music, art and dance. In addition to events hosted across the city of Manchester, festival organizers also make that content available globally, through livestreams and broadcast.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | Manchester International Festival | MIF | BBC | Live Streaming | ATEM | PPU
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Festival in a Fortress Posted: 13/08/2018
Festival in a Fortress
One of the biggest festivals in France, and unrivalled in its setting, Festival de Carcassonne attracts crowds of more than 200,000 every year. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Cité de Carcassonne, is a spectacle of its own accord, but throw in 120 different shows throughout the month of July, including many national and international artists, and you’ll find this event is like no other.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | URSA Broadcast | ATEM Switchers | PPU | Festival | Live Production | Broadcast | France
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XL Video Puts Monsters on the Big Screen for Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Posted: 15/06/2015
XL Video Puts Monsters on the Big Screen for Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Working with producers Vision Nine Arts & Entertainment, XL Video supplied a multi-channel camera system and video projection for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular UK live concert tour.

Tags: BBC National Orchestra of Wales | Barco HDF-W26 | Panasonic PPU | Sony HCX-100 | IMAG | XL Video | Dr Who | Vision Nine Arts & Entertainment
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XL Video Gives Technical Video Support for BBCs Live Election Debates 2015 Posted: 27/05/2015
XL Video Gives Technical Video Support for BBCs Live Election Debates 2015

XL Video recently supplied key video technology to support the BBC Worms verdict show produced by BBC News for the live Leaders Debates. XL supplied PPU/mixers, control systems, lighting, audio and comms for two temporary studio setups, one in Media City, Salford, and one in New Broadcasting House, London.

Tags: XL Video | BBC | Election | PPU | Lighting | Control systems
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XL Video Supply Launch of P and O Cruises Newest Cruise Ship, Britannia Posted: 12/05/2015
XL Video Supply Launch of P and amp;O Cruises Newest Cruise Ship, Britannia

Working with their client, Under The Radar, XL Video supplied outdoor LED screens and a multi-channel camera system for the naming of P&O Cruises newest luxury ship, Britannia.

Tags: XL Video | Britannia | broadcast | PPU | LED | screen | Lighthouse R7 | Sony HXC-100HD | Bradley CamBall 2 | Grass Vally Kayak
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XL Video Back On The Road with Ben Howard Posted: 02/05/2015
XL Video Back On The Road with Ben Howard
XL Video are supplying a creative video package, including segmented LED screens and multi-channel camera system, for Ben Howard as he steps up to UK and European arenas on his I Forget Where We Were tour.
Tags: Xl Video | PPU | IMAG | LED | ROE Visual MC-18T | Resolume Media Server
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XL Video Supplies the NME Awards 2015 Posted: 29/04/2015
XL Video Supplies the NME Awards 2015

Working with their client, Reality Ltd, XL Video supplied LED screens, a multi-channel camera system and relay screens for the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.

The ceremony was held at Londons O2 Brixton Academy, and featured live performances by The Vaccines, Run the Jewels, award-winners Royal Blood and Charli XCX, and the recipients of the Godlike Genius award, Suede.

Tags: XL Video | Reality Ltd | NME Awards | LED | screen | ROE MC-7T | ROE MC-18 Hybrid | PPU | Sony HXC-100
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CPL Goes Wide for Inteva Productions Posted: 06/04/2015
CPL Goes Wide for Inteva Productions

Specialist widescreen projection was one of several video elements supplied by west Midlands based Central Presentations Ltd. (CPL) to show producers Inteva Productions for an annual sales conference staged at Telford International Centre, Telford, UK.

Tags: CPL | Telecom Plus | PPU | HD Cameras | Inteva | IMAG
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XL Video Supplies TV Studio Setup for GSMAs Mobile World Live TV Posted: 01/04/2015
XL Video Supplies TV Studio Setup for GSMAs Mobile World Live TV

Every year tens of thousands of visitors visit the GSMA Mobile World Congress, widely considered the must-attend event in the mobile industry calendar.  To ensure all of the news from across the show is shared daily, the GSMA created Mobile World Live TV (MWL TV).

Tags: XL Video | GSMA Mobile World Congress | HD cameras | LED screens | PPU | keynote
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XL Supplies Cisco Live 2015 Posted: 21/03/2015
XL Supplies Cisco Live  2015

XL Video returned to the gleaming modernity of the MiCo Milano Congressi conference centre in downtown Milan to provide various video solutions including projection and control, cameras / multiple PPU and crew, together with general AV support for the Cisco Live! 2015 event, working for global experience marketing agency, George P. Johnson.

Tags: XL Video | Cisco Live! 2015 | rojection | Sony HXC-100 | PPU | RCPXL switcher
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XL Video Loves Paolo Nutini on Tour Posted: 16/03/2015
XL Video Loves Paolo Nutini on Tour

XL Video supplied projection, LED screens and a camera / PPU package to the Paolo Nutini UK arena tour which completed a busy year of touring and live performances from the artist following the release of his album Caustic Love.

Tags: XL Video | Paolo Nutini | PPU | LED | camera | projector | Barco | Sony | Pixled F12 | VersaTUBES
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XL Gets Reckless with Bryan Adams Posted: 23/02/2015
XL Gets Reckless with Bryan Adams

XL Video renewed its long-term touring relationship with multi-award winning Canadian singer / songwriter, musician, activist and philanthropist, Bryan Adams, who celebrates the remarkable 30th anniversary of his seminal Reckless album, one of a string of ground-breaking projects that has made him the bestselling Canadian rock artist of all time.

Tags: XL Video | Bryan Adams | Pixled F-12 | IMAG | Barco | projector | PPU | Catalyst
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XL Video at the O2 with Basement Jaxx Posted: 06/02/2015
XL Video at the O2 with Basement Jaxx

Continuing their long-term working relationship, XL Video supplied video solutions including LED screens and camera system for the final show of Basement Jaxxs recent UK tour supporting their latest album, Junto.

Tags: XL Video | Basement Jaxx | LED | Pixled F-12 | IMAG | cameras | Sony DX-50 | Bradley Robocam | PPU
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