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
Submitted by Louise Stickland
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Sound for Hungarian TV Music Show Posted: 14/01/2022
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As one of Hungary’s leading veteran sound engineers, László “Taki” Takács prides himself on capturing and delivering crystal clear, pristine audio quaility for his clients’ various music projects. For the music-based television show, Turnébusz, Taki turned to a selection of microphones. This included 4099 CORE Instrument mics, 2011C Twin Diaphragm Cardioid micsand 2028 Vocal mics from DPA.

Tags: DPA Microphones
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
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YouTube Creator Expands Web Broadcasting Capabilities with Blackmagic Design Posted: 14/01/2022
YouTube Creator Jigm and eacute; Expands Web Broadcasting Capabilities with Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that popular French content creator Jigmé is using the ATEM Mini Extreme ISO to produce live and prerecorded content for his channels, Chez Jigmé.

The multicamera production relies on a mixed package of camera hardware, including the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.



Tags: Blackmagic Design | Announcement | Jigmé | YouTuber | ATEM Mini Extreme ISO | Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus | BMPCC4K
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Goldcrest Post Delivers The King’s Man Grade with DaVinci Resolve Studio Posted: 14/01/2022
Goldcrest Post Delivers The King and rsquo;s Man Grade with DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design has today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used throughout the digital intermediate (DI) pipeline on 20th Century Studios’ new action film, and third in the Kingsman spy series, The King’s Man.

Lensed by director of photography Ben Davis BSC, The King’s Man is produced by Marv Studios and directed by Matthew Vaughn.



Tags: Blackmagic Design | Announcement | The Kings Man | Goldcrest | DaVinci Resolve
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TSL Products Bridges the Gap Between Broadcast and Pro AV Posted: 13/01/2022
TSL Products Bridges the Gap Between Broadcast and Pro AV

TSL Products broadcast control solutions are designed to power audio-visual workflows by creating a unified overlay for any system infrastructure, whether SDI, NDI or ST-2110. This allows broadcast and pro AV customers to take control of production kits across a facility with a single interface, including presentation, cameras, multi-viewers, graphics and more. TSL’s control systems easily adapt to pre-existing infrastructures, providing flexibility to achieve specific project and application-led goals, saving valuable time and investment.

Tags: TSL Products | broadcast control system | AV workflows
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
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Pliant Technologies Announces High Density Mode Update for CrewCom Posted: 13/01/2022
Pliant Technologies Announces High Density Mode Update for CrewCom

Building on its tried-and-trusted CrewCom professional wireless intercom solution, Pliant Technologies announces the CrewCom v1.10 Update. The latest CrewCom firmware and software update, version 1.10, adds two new major features as well as several enhancements to its already long list of capabilities.

Tags: Pliant Technologies | CrewCom | Software Updates
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
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Mo-Sys Launches G30 Gyro-Stabilized Head Posted: 13/01/2022
Mo-Sys Launches G30 Gyro-Stabilized Head

Mo-Sys Engineering, a world leader in image robotics virtual production and remote production, has announced the availability of its ground-breaking G30 gyro-stabilized head. The unique design has been refined using extensive real-world experience resulting in a stabilized head that has the performance of much more expensive systems, but with the usability and ease of setup of much simpler gimbal devices. 

Tags: Mo-Sys | virtual production | remote production | G30 gyro-stabilized | cameras | broadcast | technology | cinematography
Submitted by Manor Marketing
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NCME Brings JSTV Playout Operations In-House with Rohde and Schwarz Gallium, StreamMaster and SpycerNode Posted: 13/01/2022
NCME Brings JSTV Playout Operations In-House with Rohde and amp; Schwarz Gallium, StreamMaster and SpycerNode

Pixel Power, the global leader in master controlplayout, automation, graphics & branding, has been contracted to deliver an end-to-end ingest, storage and playout solution to NHK CosmoMedia (Europe) Limited [NCME]. NCME’sJSTV services provide audiences in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa with premium television content in the Japanese language. The broadcaster is implementing a new workflow comprising Gallium automation, StreamMaster ingest and master control playout and SpycerNode intelligent media storage. The new playout operation replaces JSTV’s previously outsourced playout service and supports its two channels JSTV 1 HD and JSTV 2 HD via satellite and OTT distributions.  

Tags: Rohde & Schwarz | Rohde and Schwarz | Broadcast | R&S | Media Technology | Broadcast Media Technologies | Post Production | connectivity | media | Clipster | Pixel Power | JSTV | NCME | SpycerNode | Gallium | StreamMaster | Ingest | Storage | Playout
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Broadcast Pix Version 9.0 Software Now Available Posted: 13/01/2022
Broadcast Pix Version 9.0 Software Now Available

Broadcast Pix™ is announcing a major new feature rich software release for its entire range of powerful, yet easy-to-use integrated production systems.V9.0 software is now available on all new Broadcast Pix systems, and as a free download to all users with a current support contract.

Tags: Broadcast Pix | GuestPix | BPswitch | BPView | RadioPix | StreamingPix | ChurchPix | Live Streaming | Console | Broadcasters | Live Events
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PHABRIX manufactures 8000th handheld unit Posted: 13/01/2022
PHABRIX manufactures 8000th handheld unit

PHABRIX is delighted to announce that the 8000th Sx handheld unit is about to roll off the company’s production line. This significant milestone helps highlight its position as the industry’s most popular test and measurement device.



Tags: PHABRIX | broadcast | test and measurement | IP
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Clear-Com IP Solutions Assist Aerospace Company Intuitive Machines with Moon Landing Cis-Lunar Communications Testing and Training Posted: 13/01/2022
Clear-Com and rsquo;s IP Solutions Assist Aerospace Company Intuitive Machines with Moon Landing and and amp; Cis-Lunar Communications Testing and Training

Houston-based Intuitive Machines (IM)is a premiere provider and supplier of space products and services enabling sustainable exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond. In 2021, IM completed construction of its Nova Control, a state-of-the-art mission control center in Houston that will track and support a series of three upcoming missions to the moon (IM-1, IM-2 and IM-3), beginning in early 2022. Since completing Nova Control, IM has been conducting successful lunar landing simulations and mission control testing, making its Lunar Telemetry and Tracking Network (LTN) the first ever validated commercial lunar distance communications network. Intuitive Machine’s LTN usesClear-Com®’sEclipse®HX Digital Matrix, V-Series Panels,Agent-IC®Mobile App and most recently,Station-IC™Virtual Desktop Client, to enable communications between ground teams responsible for tracking, telemetry and support for cis-lunar* space travel, landing and exploration.

Tags: Clear-Com | Agent-IC® Mobile intercom App | Eclipse HX | Digital Wireless Intercom | HX Digital Matrix System
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Cobalt Iron Patents Analytics-Based Cloud Brokering of Data Protection Operations Posted: 12/01/2022
Cobalt Iron Patents Analytics-Based Cloud Brokering of Data Protection Operations

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced that it has received a patent on its technology for analytics-based cloud brokering of data protection operations. U.S. Patent 11206306, issued on Dec. 21, 2021, describes new techniques that will be implemented in Cobalt Iron Compass®, an enterprise SaaS backup platform. These techniques enable Compass to optimize cloud and on-premises computing resources automatically, making IT operations more secure, more cost-effective, and better-performing.

Tags: Cobalt Iron | Data Protection | Cloud Brokering | Cobalt Iron Compass
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
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Florian Schleich Begins Term as SMPTE Standards Vice President Posted: 12/01/2022
Florian Schleich Begins Term as SMPTE Standards Vice President

SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today announced that Florian Schleich has been elected to serve as SMPTE standards vice president, effective Jan. 1, 2022. In this role, he will be directing and supervising the standards projects of the Society.

Tags: SMPTE Standards | Digital Cinema Packages | DCP | Material Exchange Format | MXF
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Broadpeak Multicast ABR Solution Optimizes Live Sports OTT Delivery in Italy Posted: 12/01/2022
Broadpeak Multicast ABR Solution Optimizes Live Sports OTT Delivery in Italy

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, together with Italian telco operator TIM, is optimizing live sports OTT delivery with an advanced multicast ABR (mABR) solution from Broadpeak. Using Broadpeak's mABR solution, TIM is delivering live third-party sports content to subscribers with an improved quality of experience (QoE).

Tags: CDN | Live sports | OTT Delivery | Broadpeak | video streaming | Multicast ABR | quality of experience
Submitted by 202 Communications
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GlobalM demonstrates its SRT video cloud at CES 2022 in Las Vegas Posted: 12/01/2022
GlobalM demonstrates its SRT video cloud at CES 2022 in Las Vegas GlobalM ran a live demonstration of their new SRT video cloud at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The demo was between Geneva and Las Vegas, at 21Mbps and with just over 500ms of end to end latency.  The demo ran continuously for 3 days without dropping a single packet.  Click to watch the video demonstration from the GlobalM stand at CES 2022.
Tags: globalm | satellite | broadcast | streaming | sports | news | SRT
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