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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.”

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URSA Broadcast Captures Hit Chilean Television Series Amor a la Catalan Posted: 07/11/2019
URSA Broadcast Captures Hit Chilean Television Series Amor a la Catalan

Blackmagic Design announced today that Chilean production company, AGTV, incorporated a full Blackmagic Design workflow, including six URSA Broadcast cameras, to produce the hit television series “Amor a la Catalán” for Canal 13, the second oldest television station in Chile.

“Amor a La Catalán” is a romantic comedy series created and directed by acclaimed television director and producer, Vicente Sabatini, and telenovela producer and owner of AGTV, Pablo Ávila. Having premiered this summer on Canal 13 with a second season already in the works, the series tells the story of Fernando, a baker who hides a secret from his family for more than thirty years.

To bring the story to life with a higher production value while still staying on budget, AGTV decided to incorporate a Blackmagic Design workflow, starting with the URSA Broadcast cameras.

“We saw how Canal 13 used Blackmagic Design on ‘Runaways,’ and we wanted to recreate the workflow to achieve the same quality,” said Cesar Norambuena, operations manager at AGTV. “For ‘Amor a la Catalán,’ we had the URSA Broadcasts divided into two groups: unit one consisted of three cameras used as our main cameras in studio, and unit two consisted of two cameras used mostly for outdoor scenes. Our sixth camera functioned as a backup for the crew.”

By using three cameras at once in studio, Norambuena and the crew were often able to shoot scenes in one take, eliminating the need for reshoots to capture different angles or reactions from the actors. Unit two was set up for “grab and go” use, with the cameras’ batteries always charged, allowing the crew to grab them as needed to shoot outdoors.

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Koreas Esports VGS Arena Built Using Blackmagic Design 12G 4K Workflow Posted: 07/11/2019
Koreas Esports VGS Arena Built Using Blackmagic Design 12G 4K Workflow

Blackmagic Design today announced that VSGame, a Korean eSports content creation and online streaming company, built a 4K eSports game live streaming and broadcast system using URSA Broadcast cameras, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio and a number of other Blackmagic Design products. The system was installed at Korea’s famous esports VSG Arena, which now is also the first full 4K end to end eSports arena in Korea.

This Blackmagic Design centric streaming and broadcast solution was adopted by VSGame to produce live event coverage and regular eSports entertainment content. It is used for tournaments for some of the world’s biggest games, such as Starcraft, Dungeon Striker, Dragon Next and PUBG, as well as for smaller gaming sessions and meetings.

The arena will also be used to deliver regular eSports entertainment content profiling VSG Arena’s own eSports team, ‘Actoz Stars,’ and the games their evolving roster of eSports athletes are training for and competing in.

To meet the various needs of the arena, VSGame had to design a 4K workflow that could easily be adjusted to fit whatever type of stream or audience using the facility.

VSGames chose a workflow including four URSA Broadcast Cameras, an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K paired with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K for video switching, an ATEM Camera Control Panel, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 router, Teranex AV converters, SmartView 4K monitor, ATEM Talkback Converter 4K, Blackmagic Audio Monitor and Teranex Mini Converters.

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Front and Center Live Performance Delivered in Ultra HD and HDR with Blackmagic Design Posted: 20/08/2019
Front and Center Live Performance Delivered in Ultra HD and HDR with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that critically acclaimed television concert series “Front and Center” used a full Blackmagic Design Ultra HD live production workflow to produce several episodes of its ninth season, which were live streamed to Facebook Live and delivered in SDR for public television and HDR10 for DIRECTV. The episodes, which included virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Gary Clark Jr., were shot using URSA Broadcasts, Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks and Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, and switched using an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K live production switcher.
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Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow Captures Festival Beauregard Posted: 19/08/2019
Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow Captures Festival Beauregard
Blackmagic Design today announced that a multicamera SMPTE fiber solution, featuring the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast with ATEM Camera Control Panel, was deployed across the main stage at this year's Festival Beauregard, and delivered live coverage of performances by Fatboy Slim, Interpol, Disclosure and more.
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Christian Revival Church Implements AV Solution from Blackmagic Design Posted: 18/07/2019
Christian Revival Church Implements AV Solution from Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that the newest branch of South Africa’s Christian Revival Church (CRC) has installed a multi purpose AV solution based on the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel.
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TRIC Awards Delivered by URSA Broadcast Posted: 22/03/2019
TRIC Awards Delivered by URSA Broadcast
Now in its 50th year, the UK’s Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards celebrate the UK’s most popular presenters and programmes, including soap operas, daytime magazine entertainment and specialist shows.
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Timeline TV Adopts Remote Production Workflow for Womens Super League based on URSA Broadcast Posted: 12/03/2019
Timeline TV Adopts Remote Production Workflow for Womens Super League based on URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design today announced that broadcast services specialist, Timeline TV, has implemented a bespoke remote production solution to produce coverage of the Football Association’s (FA) Women’s Super League (WSL), built around the Blackmagic 3G-SDI Shield for Arduino and URSA Broadcast.
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Citruss World of Shopping Enhances Broadcast Capabilities with URSA Broadcast Posted: 19/02/2019
Citruss World of Shopping Enhances Broadcast Capabilities with URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design today announced that Dubai based satellite channel, Citruss World of Shopping, has implemented a 4K production and live broadcast solution featuring the URSA Broadcast with ATEM Camera Control Panel, and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switcher.
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Josh Grobans Bridges Tour Delivered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow Posted: 29/01/2019
Josh Grobans Bridges Tour Delivered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow
Blackmagic Design today announced that Josh Groban’s 21 date ‘Bridges’ tour relied on an end to end solution from Blackmagic Design, including Blackmagic URSA Broadcast camera chains, Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, for live big screen content and unique video backdrops.
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Swansea City AFC Launch Live Streaming Platform with URSA Broadcast Posted: 24/01/2019
Swansea City AFC Launch Live Streaming Platform with URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design today announced that Swansea City Association Football Club (AFC) has developed its own streaming platform, SwansTV Live, with a live workflow featuring the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast and Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 router.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Live Streaming | Swansea | Football | EFL | URSA Broadcast | ATEM | Smart Videohub | iFollow
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Shiyan Daily Builds New 4K OB Van with Blackmagic Design Cameras and Switchers Posted: 21/01/2019
Shiyan Daily Builds New 4K OB Van with Blackmagic Design Cameras and Switchers
Blackmagic Design today announced that Shiyan based Shiyan Daily Media Group built a new 4K OB van using URSA Broadcast and URSA Mini Pro cameras, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products to provide a 12G-SDI 4K workflow. The new van continues the Shivan Media Group’s move from traditional print coverage to becoming a full digital media organization.
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Blackmagic Design Powers a Celtic Celebration Posted: 27/09/2018
Blackmagic Design Powers a Celtic Celebration
Taking place in the heart of northern France every summer for almost 50 years, the Festival Interceltique attracts crowds of more than three quarters of a million over ten days, and is a huge celebration dedicated to the cultural and musical traditions of the Celtic nations. This year saw Wales as the country of honour, and headlining the closing night was legendary Welsh rock band, the Manic Street Preachers.
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Gron Festival Series IMAG Powered by Blackmagic Design Live Workflow Posted: 07/09/2018
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Blackmagic Design today announced that all video production for Denmark’s Grøn Festival, including IMAG projection, is handled by an end to end Blackmagic Design live solution, comprising URSA Broadcast, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and Smart Videohub 12G.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | URSA Broadcast | Fiber | Festival | Concert | Live Production | ATEM Switcher | Live Switching | IMAG
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Simple Minds and The Pretenders UK Tour Powered by Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow Posted: 05/09/2018
Simple Minds and The Pretenders UK Tour Powered by Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Broadcast with ATEM Camera Control Panel has been used as part of a live ATEM workflow on the Grandslam tour, bringing Simple Minds and the Pretenders to 14 major venues throughout the UK.
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