Newsletter from 17/11/2020
Post COVID live SHOWS – six EXAMPLES
The Covid-19 crisis has forced the music industry to reconsider its development and suddenly strengthened the use of livestreaming platforms by artists stuck at home. While providing a temporary fix in a period where concert venues were all locked down, once can wonder if livestreaming will become a mainstream feature of live music in the post-Covid-19 era.
- ONE:L-Acoustics sounds Asia’s first post-Covid arena show for Taiwan-born pop star Eric Chou
- TWO: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Go Above Ground with L-Acoustics at The Caverns
- THREE: PlatformZA is Launched
- FOUR: SingEx selects NDI® solution from Ideal Systems for the Return of Events in Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria
- FIFE: A Funny Thing in Malmo …
- SIX: LaLiga Braces for First ElClasico of COVID-19 era
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STUDIO / REMOTE PRODUCTION
"Secret Corner", SMT Takes you Behind the Scenes of League of Legends S10
This time the LOL S10 World Finals boldly tried a new production method combining film and TV for the first time. Unlike previous TV productions, a large number of special equipment that used to adopt in movie production has been included, two 50-feet jibs, two movie rail carts, two 5-meter remote control telescopic towers, all of these brought a more different visual experience to the LOL S10 World Finals. In the innovative process of using film shooting equipment to produce traditional TV programs, the "Ultra Load-bearing Remote Control Rail Car" independently developed by SMT was successfully used in large-scale events for the first time.
The First Virtual News Anchor "SHEN XIAOYA" Appeared at the CIIE, SMT Is Waiting for You!
Set up an optical motion capture shed on the CIIE. A 20-square-meter optical motion capture shed was built at the CIIE to capture real-life actions and expressions through an infrared camera array to ensure the accuracy of data collection. Multiple Venues and Multiple Positions. In 4 different venues of the CIIE, set up 3 fixed camera positions + 1 push-pull camera position for shooting and collection. The main position and the back-up camera position are mutually guaranteed to ensure an error-free live broadcasting.
Opening night for AFC Wimbledon sets the future of remote production
Systems integrator Broadcast Solutions planned and executed almost two hours of pre-match excitement for AFC Wimbledon – with a crew of just three people. The occasion was the opening match at the football club’s new home, just metres away from its original stadium in Plough Lane. This first game marked the climax of almost two decades of fund-raising for the club which rose like a phoenix from the old Wimbledon, making its way through the tiers of English football to now play in League One. For the loyal fans, of course, Covid-19 regulations meant that no one could see their triumphant return to Plough Lane. “We had to make it a great occasion for the fans,” said Malcolm Robinson, Business Development, Broadcast Solutions. “And we had to achieve it with very little footprint.” Wimbledon director and events producer Charlie Talbot of Talbot Productions pulled together contributions from fans, former managers and ex-players. On the night, the team added live interviews and behind the scenes looks, while fans continued to contribute video comments via social media.
MEDIAPRO Canada, finalist in the World Football Summit Awards
In addition to managing the national and international rights of the Canadian Premier League for ten seasons, MEDIAPRO Canada offers the creativity and technical solutions necessary to design, produce and distribute broadcasts of Canadian competitions to any corner of the globe using state-of-the-art technology. The World Football Summit brings together the soccer industry every year to promote growth, recognizes MEDIAPRO Canada's commitment to increasing the international exposure of the top Canadian competition, in a strategy to capitalize on the growing reputation of soccer in Canada and all over the world.
Hippotizer powers virtual audience and LED staging for Britain’s Got Talent Final
Three active Boreal+ and one Karst+ were used for the main system, with the same amount again running as backup for the live show. One Boreal+ fed the main stage LED display, driving 6K content to 3mm screens from supplier Anna Valley, with another Boreal+ dealing with camera overlay effects and live camera shots. The Karst+ fed Art-Net data from two lighting consoles to an array of SGM LED Tubes. This was a very different finale, with no physical audience present in the studio due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In substitute, more than 1000 live feeds from viewers at home were fed to a new LED ‘audience wall’, positioned behind the judging panel. This was driven by the third Boreal+, with data fed in via NDI by broadcast graphics specialist, Happy Graphics.
L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound in the round at Salzburg’s OVAL
In 2005, the OVAL, designed by lauded Roman architect Massimiliano Fuksas, opened its doors at the EUROPARK shopping mall in Salzburg, Austria. The 227-seat cultural showcase stages unique shows ranging from music, drama, cabaret, cinema and more, and has earned a firm place in Salzburg's already rich calendar of events. Under the direction of EUROPARK Managing Director Christoph Andexlinger, the OVAL has added another attraction to its offering since July 2020: L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology from L-Acoustics. Right from the start, the room’s extraordinary architecture, which features a steep atrium grandstand and a 13-meter-wide stage that is only 15 meters from the control room, posed significant challenges to conventional L-C-R sound reinforcement systems. "Thanks to L-ISA, not only was the conventional technology replaced, but a completely new, immersive listening experience was created at every seat," explains Rupert Pichler, Managing Director of Pansound and project manager for the L-ISA conversion in the OVAL.
DiGiCo SD5s handle broadcast and monitor mixes for Niall Horan’s Royal Albert Hall livestream
At the beginning of this year, singer/songwriter Niall Horan had to take the decision to cancel his Nice To Meet Ya world tour. But earlier this month, he announced a special, one-off live streamed show from London’s Royal Albert Hall and promoted by livestreaming company, Driift. Audio equipment for the show, which achieved a massive 150,000 ticket sales, is supplied by Wigwam Acoustics with Ant Carr, Niall’s long-term head of touring and production, at the helm and regular crew members Matthew Kettle and Joe Campbell handling broadcast and monitor positions respectively, both deploying DiGiCo SD5s.
Getop Amplifies Golden Melody Awards Production with Augmented Reality Performance Powered by AJA Gear
Music has a way of uniting people, so as the Golden Melody Awards (GMA) geared up for its annual ceremony, it opted to turn the production volume up a notch this year. The annual event celebrates top musical talent across Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, and is shared with audiences across these regions live via traditional broadcast, over-the-top (OTT) and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV). Audiences tuning into the production via the Taiwan Television Channel, LINE TV, and MOD were treated to a surprise, a colorful augmented reality (AR) performance by Taiwanese Artist Hebe Tien courtesy of the production crew at Getop and a host of AJA Video equipment.
Lawo VSM Release 2020-2 provides CPC Processing and NMOS IS-05 Support
With Release 2020-2, vsmStudio comes with a fundamental change in the internal processing and visualization of source-to-destination connections: Cross Point Centric (CPC) Processing. CPC is an adapted method of processing and visualization of crosspoints within vsmStudio, reflecting the drastically changing technical prerequisites in IP infrastructure setups. It aims to provide immediate confirmation of crosspoint triggering actions to VSM users operating IP environments where controlled devices may not respond in time.
Atomos enables up to 4Kp30 ProRes RAW from Nikon Z 6II mirrorless camera with free Ninja V AtomOS update
The Z 6II is the latest full-frame mirrorless camera to join the Nikon family, inheriting the standout features from its predecessor the Z 6 along with some exciting new enhancements. These new features include the Dual EXPEED 6 image processing engines for superior Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF, subject tracking, and more; as well as superior dust and drip resistance for use in harsh environments, along with expanded support for NIKKOR Z lenses now boasting support for 18 models including teleconverters. The continuous variety of lenses allows for greater flexibility when shooting in ProRes RAW. The Z 6II when combined with Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder will output 4K UHD or full-HD 12-bit RAW. These features are now readily available with the Nikon Z 6II and Atomos Ninja V users will just need to update their monitor-recorder with the latest firmware available on the Atomos website.
Roland Unveils P-20HD Video Instant Replayer
When watching a sporting event live or on a broadcast stream, today’s audiences expect the same high production values they see when watching pro teams on broadcast TV. With the P-20HD, adding the magic of instant replay to local productions has never been easier. Using intuitive controls and the integrated color LCD, a single operator can cue up replays of action to let fans relive important moments, either on a streaming feed or live event screens in the venue—or both at once. The P-20HD records directly to high-capacity SD cards, which are widely available and easy to swap out. Action can be replayed in forward, reverse, or slow motion, stepped through frame by frame, or frozen for detailed analysis. The game is continuously recorded in the background during replays, with no gaps in the action.