XL Creates a Sky Full of Video for Coldplay

Date: 21/07/2014
XL Creates a Sky Full of Video for Coldplay

In support of Coldplays latest album Ghost Stories, XL Video has supplied a state-of-the-art video solution for the televised album launch and worldwide promotional shows, culminating in two sold out shows at Londons Royal Albert Hall.

Setting the Scene

The visual concept for these shows was developed jointly by Ben Miles, Paul Normandale, Misty Buckley and Phil Harvey.

The shows were managed for XL Video by Project Managers Phil Mercer and Gareth Jeanne. In contrast to their Mylo Xyloto stadium shows, the performances for Ghost Stories called for an intimate ambience, bringing the audience closer to share the new songs.

For the global album launch event at the Sony Pictures Studios in LA, XL Video were asked to create a planetarium-style 360 degree projection all around the space and across the entire celling above. To achieve this XL supplied 46 Panasonic PT-DZ21K projectors controlled by eight newly purchased AI I8 media servers (four live and four hot backup); the largest number of projectors XL have ever used on a single show.

This very first album preview featured a small central stage and the majority of the projectors were positioned on the floor around the venue, feeding a total projection area equivalent to six 4K surfaces. The resulting show created an atmospheric visual spectacle. Against this backdrop, the band played the album in its entirety, together with a selection of their most popular hits.

Promo Touring Package

The promotional tour dates, which spanned four continents, were all supported with a core video package from XL that varied from gig to gig. Says Phil Mercer, The fluid and dynamic nature of these assorted promo events meant we often had to react to special requests at very short notice, which is always an exciting way to work! Some great teamwork and communication between our various international operations ensured that all expectations were met worldwide.

The package, specified by Ben Miles, featured 6mm LED screens from XL Video in front of which Miles hung a BP screen made by Hangman to soften the appearance of the LED and make it more projection-esque.

A Catalyst media server ran all the playback footage and six mini-cams which were fed into one of XLs new Roland V1600 mixer / switchers, chosen for its small size, flexibility and power.

The cameras were three Bradley Cam-ball 2 robotic units and three Gnat HD mini-cams, the latter more commonly used for medical and military applications and which XL Video has customised to make them tour-able.

Both these types were specified for their small size because, for the original telecast, it was essential that they were discreet and virtually unnoticeable. Both also have a range of interchangeable lenses available and were dotted all over the stage, used for a variety of band close-ups and some more unusual angles on the instruments.

One of the Bradleys was rigged on a fly bar to give the fantastic over-stage shots which were a key to Miles Ghost Stories screen vision. The Bradleys were used for reverse shots of the bands guitar players when playing keyboards and synths and then in other positions to give an IMAG of the bands kit.

The Gnats were positioned on various instruments including a self-playing piano, where the camera captured shots of the keys playing whilst Chris Martin was at the front of the stage. One was used for the Reactable an electronic musical instrument with a tabletop Tangible User Interface played by moving the tangibles around. The distinctive backlit display was highlighted by a Gnat on a stand immediately above to give the audience a visual insight into how the synthesised sounds were being produced.

Royal Albert Hall shows

For the 2 sold-out Royal Albert Hall shows, Ben Miles specified that the projections would cover the venues iconic acoustic mushrooms. This was the first time that they had been mapped for a music show. Miles described the opportunity as a bit of a no-brainer, and thought it would be an ideal and very cool way to continue the immersive projection thread from the album launch show.

As that original gig was a TV show with an invited audience and therefore far more controlled, they were able to put projections in locations that would normally be out of bounds. When it came to the Albert Hall, a lot more lateral thinking was needed to find the best solution.

XL supplied 16 x Panasonic projectors for this, all offering 1920 x 1200 HD outputs and the images were again mapped using four of the latest AI S8 media servers (two live and two hot backup), chosen for their superior mapping capabilities and because each one offers 8 HD SDI outs.

The projectors were rigged in various upper level boxes and focussed into the roof. Each one covered 4 6 mushrooms and the playback content used in LA was reformatted for the RAH shows.

It looked fantastic, says Miles adding, It was great to be working with XL as always. A serious amount of hard work went into all the shows and the RAH in particular to get it looking as good as they did. All credit to Phil and Gareth and all the XL crew on site.

In addition, XL supplied a Kayak switcher and PPU for Miles to cut the mix to which seven operated broadcast-quality Sony HXC-100s were added to the six minicam feeds, making it a 13 camera shoot. The operated units were dispersed around the RAH.

Two custom-built 30 ft wide by 10ft high IMAG screens were installed either side of the venues famous organ, each fed by two more Panasonic projectors.

Miles also had a Catalyst media server in line which he used to specifically treat the IMAG feeds, applying colour, desaturation and for creating other ghostly style effects to make the images edgier and more interesting as opposed to a traditional IMAG look.

XL also installed an extensive fibre system for control data which involved an enormous amount of cabling, the management of which was another element needing careful planning.

Phil Johnson chiefed the 24 XL crew at the RAH. The team worked tirelessly under pressure to get the show on. Johnson also oversaw the projection installation there and at Sony Studios and looked after all Ben Miles requirements on the promo tour. Clarke Anderson crew chiefed all the other elements for the RAH including the camera system, IMAG screen installation and data network.



Tags: Coldplay | XL Video | Ghost Stories | video | projection | Panasonic | AI I8 media server | IMAG | PPU
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Mo-Sys joins HP and NVIDIA at SIGGRAPH 2018 to demonstrate the latest virtual production technology
At SIGGRAPH 2018, Mo-Sys will showcase its new StarTrackerVFX tool at Waskul Entertainment’s StudioXperience broadcast studio and technology space. The patented optical camera tracking system will be used to demonstrate how it brings virtual and real worlds together in real time, removing the complexities, time and budget constraints associated with virtual production. The StudioXperience space is sponsored by HP and NVIDIA.
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SMPTE at IBC2018 Posted: 09/08/2018
SMPTE at IBC2018
SMPTE Big Screen Sessions
 
The Big Screen sessions feature the very latest in cinema projection and sound installation. The four-day program takes place in the RAI Auditorium. A world-class forum where creativity meets technology, the Big Screen program allows visitors to hear from the talent behind the camera.
Tags: SMPTE | media standards | IBC2018 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Mobile Viewpoint brings artificial intelligence-powered live production and delivery suite to IBC 2018 Posted: 09/08/2018
Mobile Viewpoint brings artificial intelligence-powered live production and delivery suite to IBC 2018

Mobile Viewpoint, a leading manufacturer in IP contribution solutions, will be bringing its suite of AI-driven live production and delivery solutions to this year’s IBC Show. With today’s broadcasters and content owners eager to meet demands for live and online content, Mobile Viewpoint will use its on-stand studio to demonstrate how its solutions enable fast, cost-efficient content contribution—from live capture through to delivery.

Tags: Mobile Viewpoint | IP | IBC | 2018 | AI | content | 5G Link | News Pilot | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Quantum at IBC2018 Posted: 09/08/2018
Quantum at IBC2018

This year at IBC Quantum will highlight a number of new features and capabilities to its extensive storage solution portfolio:

Tags: Quantum | StorNext | IBC2018 | IBC | storage | workflow | performance | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Studio Technologies Adds Model 374A to Line of Dante Intercom Beltpacks Posted: 08/08/2018
Studio Technologies Adds Model 374A to Line of Dante and reg; Intercom Beltpacks

Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, introduces an addition to its line of Dante®-compliant products with the Model 374A Intercom Beltpack. An update of the original Model 374, the new Model 374A includes additional capabilities and a personal-computer-based method of configuring the unit. The beltpack continues to offer four channels of high-quality party-line (PL) intercom in a compact, user-worn package, which makes it ideal for a variety of on-air broadcast, live event, theater, and commercial environments.

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Sonnet Announces Echo 11 Thunderbolt and trade; 3 Dock Posted: 08/08/2018
Sonnet Announces Echo and trade; 11 Thunderbolt and trade; 3 Dock

Sonnet Technologies today announced the Echo™ 11 Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock, the company’s latest product in its comprehensive line of Thunderbolt 3 expansion products. Compatible with both Mac®- and Windows® systems, the slim desktop dock connects a user’s multiple peripheral devices and links them to their computers through the included Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable. Through the same cable, the Echo 11 delivers up to 87 watts to charge and power compatible notebook computers, such as the MacBook Pro® 15-inch computer, allowing users to leave their computer’s power adapter packed away when connected to the dock.

Tags: Sonnet Technologies | Ethernet adapter cards | Thunderbolt expansion systems | external graphics solutions | Ethernet PCIe cards
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Dalet Orchestrates Media Intelligence and Reveals Next-Gen Studio Automation at IBC2018 Posted: 08/08/2018
Dalet Orchestrates Media Intelligence and Reveals Next-Gen Studio Automation at IBC2018
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations and content professionals, today announced that it will showcase the latest version of its flagship Dalet Galaxy five platform for Media Asset Management (MAM) and Workflow Orchestration, along with two major product introductions: the Dalet Media Cortex AI services and the Dalet OnePlay new-generation studio automation solution, at the upcoming IBC2018 exhibition held in Amsterdam from September 14–18, 2018 (stand 8.B77).
Tags: dalet | dalet galaxy | dalet galaxy five | media asset management | ibc | ibc 2018 | media | amsterdam | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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SMPTE Announces Annual Awards Recipients for 2018 Posted: 08/08/2018
SMPTE Announces Annual Awards Recipients for 2018

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported more than a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today revealed the exceptional individuals who will be recognized with 2018 awards as part of the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2018) in Los Angeles.

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Insight TV Hits the Beach with Killer Wave Surf Show Chasing Monsters Posted: 08/08/2018
Insight TV Hits the Beach with Killer Wave Surf Show Chasing Monsters

Insight TV, the world’s leading UHD 4K broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced the release date of its new death-defying surf show, Chasing Monsters. The unique 10-part series, produced by The Go Big Project will launch in September 2018, on Insight TV channels and Insight.TV.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | Chasing Monsters
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Primestream to Showcase New Solutions for IP Ingest, Review and Approval, and 4K UHD Media Management for Sports, Enterprise and Broadcast Workflows at IBC 2018 Posted: 08/08/2018
Primestream to Showcase New Solutions for IP Ingest, Review and Approval, and 4K UHD Media Management for Sports, Enterprise and Broadcast Workflows at IBC 2018

For the first time in Europe, Primestream® will demonstrate the next generation of its Dynamic Media Management platform at IBC 2018. The platform features new solutions for IP video capture and delivery covering professional and consumer formats, a cloud-based review and approval system, robust 4K workflow, public APIs to integrate third-parties into the Xchange™ platform, and a new configuration framework for quick and easy installations. The next generation of Primestream’s Dynamic Media Management platform is built for ease-of-use with powerful features needed to manage even the most complex sports, enterprise and broadcast workflows from capture through delivery.

Tags: Primestream | IBC2018 | IP Ingest | Review and Approval | 4K/UHD Media Management | Sports | Enterprise | Broadcast | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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