Jess Glynne’s UK Tour Powered by Blackmagic Design
The six person crew worked with a PPU built around Blackmagic Design hardware, to bring to life the show designer Cassius Creative’s visions of vibrant floral backdrops incorporating Jess’ bird of paradise sigil, and an underwater aquarium theme.
Opting for something a little different, the video backdrop was made up of a curved ROE Carbon Series CB5 5mm LED. “Creating the concaved section in-between the two side IMAGs was a little bit of a challenge,” admits Transition’s director Rhodri Shaw. “But by using curving corner clamps, we added a five degree angle every 1200mm, and were really pleased with the outcome.”
Four large studio cameras were deployed for live acquisition, with two situated on tripods in the pit, one on a tripod FOH and one handheld. In addition, four small PTZ cameras were discretely dotted around the stage.
Transition’s project manager, Carl Stage explains further, “We used our ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K to take each of the eight live camera feeds via an AJA matrix. Pre-recorded content and custom graphics, created by FRAY Studio, were also input as a source to the ATEM via SSDs onto a HyperDeck Studio Pro.”
All of this content was then vision mixed on an ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, before the HD TX feed was fed into Transition’s Hippotiser V4 Karst media servers and mapped to the IMAG positions stage left and right. A Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 dealt with TX returns for the cameras.
“The ATEM switcher and 1 M/E control panel are the core components of our touring kit,” Carl says. “Together they do absolutely everything we need them to, and at a very attractive price point.”