Groundriddim at Japan’s NO NUKES 2012 Festival

Groundriddim Uses ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher

Blackmagic Design today announced Groundriddim used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel for live switching of their recent  VJ performance at the NO NUKES 2012 Music Festival, held in Chiba City in early July.

Groundriddim, a creative group consisting of Japanese musicians, engineers, directors, visual directors, graphic designers and illustrators, also used a number of other Blackmagic Design products during the live event, including HyperDeck Shuttle SSD recorders, DeckLink Studio capture and playback cards, DVI Extender and Mini Converter Analog to SDIs.


Festival organizer Ryuichi Sakamoto of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), a legendary Japanese techno group, created the NO NUKES Music Festival, gathering musicians and sponsors for a weekend of live music with some of the world’s biggest bands, including YMO, Kraftwerk and Asian Kung-Fu Generation.

As part of the festival, members of Groundriddim VJ'd for HiFANA, a breakbeat duo belonging to Groundriddim, and YMO.  A live performance feed was sent to an ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher, with all switching controlled by the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and live performance feeds sent to a computer with a DeckLink Studio for capture. Then, with a PC, Groundriddim added real time effects to live footage and sent this back to the ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher via a DVI Extender, while animation graphics via two MacBook Pro systems were sent to the ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher for realtime keying, and all of these components were then mixed live to the music.


"Music performances never go as planned; they are unpredictable as if they were a living thing. The combination of the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and the ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher, which have proven to be incredibly reliable, were necessary to keep up with the many changes at the festival. We also used HyperDeck Shuttle to record our performance with the artists, which left us with very high quality video. Blackmagic Design products were a huge part of our success here,” said Go Matsumoto, the director of Groundriddim.


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