Red Carpet: John Legend Live Concert in Paris

Artist John Legend and Singer Ayo join street performers for a Live Concert in Paris

PARIS – December 2nd 2011 – Joining Alicia Keys, Sunidhi Chauhan and K’naan, John Legend took part in “World of Betters”, a global charity event organized by Western Union. The singer-composer performed a one hour concert in Châtelet Music Theatre on December 2nd, concert streamed live with TriCaster on the event’s website, www.worldofbetters.com.

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John Legend was joined by Ayo, the Platinum-selling singer, for an emotional interpretation of “Better Days”, then He performed one song with Parisian street musicians and two acts of his own album.

This important and prestigious live streaming was operated by EV CORP. The production was set up in the theatre and composed with a TriCaster 850 EXTREME. EV CORP was operating the capture of the event, video mixing with TriCaster and the satellite connection was sent out directly to World Of Betters website via a SNG vehicle.

EV CORP is specialized in professional video equipment rental, especially for broadcast production and provides video services for events’ broadcast. Their studio is equipped with a TriCaster 850 EXTREME and although they use other video switcher, they mostly work with TriCaster.

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“We like to promote TriCaster for our events”, says Olivier HURTAULT production manager at EV CORP, “this is a great tool as it does it all. In a small space, like a theatre, we can integrate our production, park an SNG outside and produce instantly live on the web”.

The production was planned a week before the event, EV CORP operators chose TriCaster as it is the perfect solution to set up a production with such a short notice. “TriCaster is so versatile that it is not a problem for us to plan everything and be up and ready for production in a week”.

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EV CORP uses virtual set capacities a lot, as it is the most impressive tool in the TriCaster. “Not that it is widely used in France yet; but it is still a great tool to demonstrate TriCaster capabilities. Only a few switchers on the market now do all what TriCaster can do”EV CORP not only works with events and broadcast producers, but they also provide video services to French cable TV networks.

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The Western Union Company is a global payment services provider. The World of Betters Contest is about asking people around the world what they would do to help others and how they would make the world a better place. John Legend and Ayo chose to scout Paris streets and subway to find talents and offer them the opportunity to play during the Live Concert.

Highlights of the live stream with John Legend and Ayo can be viewed at www.worldofbetters.com and on youtube.

EV CORP was created in 2002 by François Gazagnes. With 20 years experience on the market, his team of 45 people provides video services for events’ production, as well as equipment rental. They use the latest state-of-the-art TriCaster 850 EXTREME, launched at NAB 2011.

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by webcasters, broadcasters, sports organizations, schools, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

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