Colour Sound Makes New Lighting and Video Investment for 2CELLOS Tour

Date: 10/01/2018
Colour Sound Makes New Lighting and Video Investment for 2CELLOS Tour

Lighting and video rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment has invested in new Robe MegaPointe moving lights, Blackmagic video control technology and new pre-rigged trusses, all of which is out on the current 2CELLOS tour playing arenas in key capital cities around Europe .

West London based Colour Sound is providing lighting, video, rigging and crew, working closely with lighting designer Crt Birsa and production manager Chris Griffiths.

The UK performance was a roof-raising extravaganza staged at Londons Royal Albert Hall with the band accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. They played out some of 2CELLOS hugely dynamic repertoire which went from the decorum and refinement of assorted film scores to the raucous rock-out mayhem of AC/DC and the Rolling Stones covers.

Crt, a big Robe fan, was delighted when Colour Sound was able to offer its brand new Robe MegaPointes! The fixture was launched in September and this is one of its first European tours.

It is the first time hes worked with Colour Sound and comments that its been a totally positive experience. The guys are extremely nice, highly knowledgeable and absolutely dedicated to doing a great job in getting the show onstage every day.

Colour Sounds crew of Simon Robertson, Frank Williams and David Cattermole are being chiefed by Kester McClure.

The lighting is all toured in the pre-rigged trussing for convenience and to speed up the get-ins / outs. The main touring rig features three 14 metre long overheads trusses - front mid and back, with one more added for the Albert Hall.

The moving lights - 26 x MegaPointes, 20 x Spiider LED wash beams and five BMFL Spots for key lights are distributed across all trusses with eight of the MegaPointes on the floor. They do most of the work, creating subtle and beautifully composed looks for the first section of the show, augmented with 2-lite and 4-lite blinders for audience illumination, together with strobes on the mid and upstage trusses which kick in later in the set.

Some of the lights were rigged on drop-bars to achieve more separation between the sources.

They played the RAH show with the organ revealed, an approach that worked highly effectively in conjunction with their 10 metre wide x 3 metre deep LED screen. Built from Colour Sounds BT7 product, this was rigged on a Litec QL52 truss and flown just below the bottom of the organ pipes, filling the space as if it had been specially tailored.

The extra truss at the RAH was rigged with another 6 x MegaPointes bringing the total for that gig to 32.

It still wasnt a massive amount of lights for an arena tour or a venue of the RAHs volume and stature ¦ but Crt is a master of less-is-more, and the 40 MegaPointes gave more than enough visual vibrancy at his fingertips to make each number look dramatically different as the set progressed.

The MegaPointes were utilized for numerous effects and eye-candy as well as for profile and beam looks looking excellent in both modes. The Spiiders took care of all the basic stage washes and had no problem in covering the expanded orchestra for the RAH show, while the colours showed their continuity with the MegaPointes.

As the set started off refined and almost understated, lighting working harmoniously with the playback video, matching colours and textures as they worked through the film scores and other popular 2CELLOS works.

This progressed to the pop / rock section which had audiences on their feet dancing and jumping every night ¦ and this is where Crt was really able to let rip with the lighting, creating numerous epic looks and sequences that reach out and pulled fans into the action.

He programmed and ran lighting on his own ChamSys MQ80 console with a Wing, and Colour Sound providing a complete replica system for backup.

The bands video director Zaor Kolar puts together the playback visuals in conjunction with 2CELLOS creative director Miro Vidovi.

Colour Sound supplied two Panasonic AW-HE60 robo cameras, - one for each of the two stars Luka uli and Stjepan Hauser which were operated by Kester and combined with an input from the bands own GoPro focussed on drummer Duan Kranjc who plays with them regularly. He has some absolutely killer rock-style solos on this tour!

All these inputs were fed into the new Blackmagic kit, first into the Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 matrix stationed at dimmers, with the signals sent to FOH where they were mixed and output to screen via the new Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro HD switcher operated by Zaor, who also added in the playback footage input from 2CELLOS own Resolume system.

Crew chief Kester has been impressed with all the new kit they have had on the tour, Its always good to work with new technology, and the MegaPointes are really bright, small and impressive and utilising the pre-rigged truss greatly helped the speed and efficiency of the get ins and outs.

EXE-Rise 1000kg 8:1 double-braked chain hoists were used for all the rigging, and the touring lighting and visuals package was completed with two Robert Juliat Merlin followspots and three hazers.

Colour Sounds H (Haydn Cruickshank) commented, We are really pleased to be servicing and supporting this tour. It was an ideal opportunity for all of us to see the MegaPointes in action as Crt really uses them extensively and effectively and great to also get the new video kit on the road. Its been a great experience working with Crt we have loved his enthusiasm and imagination and indeed that of the whole 2CELLOs production team.

In return, Crt one of Slovenias best known lighting, set and visual designers commented, Its been a pleasure to work with Kester and the Colour Sound crew on the road, and H and Alex in the office. They have paid great attention to detail and given fantastic service, so I look forward to the next time.

Photo by Louise Stickland



Tags: Robe | Blackmagic | video | lighting | Panasonic | robo camera | ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
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Sixty outlines power of interactive graphics in the future of sports video delivery at Sportel Monaco 2018 Posted: 16/10/2018
Sixty outlines power of interactive graphics in the future of sports video delivery at Sportel Monaco 2018

Sixty, the interactive TV company, today announced that it will be attending this year’s Sportel Monaco Show, October 22-24, where the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Henriette Sæther, will be a key speaker.

Tags: Sportel | Monaco | Graphics | Interactive | TV | Broadcast | Sports
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FansUnite Signs Sponsorship Agreement with QYOU eSports Platform Heads Up Daily Posted: 16/10/2018
FansUnite Signs Sponsorship Agreement with QYOU eSports Platform Heads Up Daily

QYOU Media (TSXV:QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF), the world's leading curator of premium 'best-of-the-web' video for multiscreen distribution today announced a major marketing agreement with FansUnite Entertainment Inc. (“FansUnite”), a blockchain-based sports betting company, around its flagship eSports platform, “Heads Up Daily” (HUD). The sponsorship agreement will see FansUnite content and messaging available to a potential audience of millions across multiple screens, including broadcast, mobile, and social TV.

Tags: QYOU | Heads Up Daily | FansUnite
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ATEME Enables CJ Hello to Virtualize its Traditional HW based Technology to Allow for Increased HD Channel Capacity Posted: 16/10/2018
ATEME Enables CJ Hello to Virtualize its Traditional HW based Technology to Allow for Increased HD Channel Capacity

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT announced today that CJ Hello, the number one cable operator and one of the leading companies in Korea’s media industry, has successfully deployed its TITAN LIVE solution for its innovative HD project.

Tags: ATEME | Broadcast | CJ Hello | Cable
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ATEM 4ME Production Studio 4K and DeckLink 8K Power Red Bulls Gaming Sphere Posted: 16/10/2018
ATEM and nbsp;4 and nbsp;ME and nbsp;Production and nbsp;Studio and nbsp;4K and DeckLink and nbsp;8K Power and nbsp;Red Bulls Gaming and nbsp;Sphere
Blackmagic Design today announced that Red Bull’s Gaming Sphere in London has been built on a live production workflow incorporating the URSA Mini Pro, Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and DeckLink 8K Pro.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | ATEM | ATEM Production Studio | DeckLink | RedBull | esports | gaming | Live Stream
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FIA World Rally Championship Brings Fresh Dynamism to its Live Coverage with LiveU HEVC Posted: 16/10/2018
FIA World Rally Championship Brings Fresh Dynamism to its Live Coverage with LiveU HEVC
WRC Promoter GmbH, the company that’s responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, has for the first time used LiveU technology to help bring a fresh approach to its rally coverage. LiveU’s LU600 HEVC solution was used at the recent ADAC Rallye Deutschland in Germany, which took place over four days, for transmitting live footage from different stages of the rally, interviews in the service park, and file transfer from the field. The LiveU units were controlled and monitored remotely via the LiveU Central management platform by WRC TV personnel.
Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | uplinking | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K
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TVB Hong Kong continues to upgrade its Calrec tech with purchase of three Artemis consoles Posted: 16/10/2018
TVB Hong Kong continues to upgrade its Calrec tech with purchase of three Artemis consoles
TVB, the largest broadcaster in Hong Kong, recently purchased two Artemis Beam and one Artemis Light consoles as part of its continuing audio technology upgrade. The latest installations bring the total of Artemis consoles at TVB to eight.
Tags: Audio; audio consoles; audio routing; OB truck | OB
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Symply Demonstrate Industry First Affordable High-Speed Multi-User StorNext6 Powered Thunderbolt3 Storage Solution at NAB Posted: 15/10/2018
Symply Demonstrate Industry and rsquo;s First Affordable High-Speed Multi-User StorNext6 Powered Thunderbolt3 Storage Solution at NAB

Symply, a Global Distribution brand, will be demonstrating SymplyWORKSPACE, the first Thunderbolt™3 based SAN technology using StorNext®6, at NAB New York (booth N237).

With the high adoption rates of Thunderbolt equipped workstations and laptops being used in media production, being able to connect high-speed shared storage has not been easy and requires expensive and bulky adapters. SymplyWORKSPACE allows laptops and workstations equipped with Thunderbolt™3 to ingest, edit, finish, and deliver without the need to move content locally, even at 4K resolutions with a direct Thunderbolt™3 cable connection, and with no adapter needed.

Tags: Symply | SymplyWORKSPACE | NAB New York
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New JVC ProHD zRAMP Delivers Broadcast Quality Error Correction for Live Webcasts from Zixi-Enabled Cameras Posted: 15/10/2018
New JVC ProHD zRAMP Delivers Broadcast Quality Error Correction for Live Webcasts from Zixi-Enabled Cameras

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the ProHD zRAMP, an appliance that provides Zixi’s robust, content aware error correction for simultaneous live video streaming to multiple CDNs like Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as decoders for distribution to a local cable headend. Designed for live sports, events, houses of worship, schools, and local governments, the ProHD zRAMP delivers reliable QoS video streaming from Zixi-enabled JVC streaming camcorders. The ProHD zRAMP will be demonstrated at the 2018 NAB Show New York (Booth N333), which runs Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Tags: video production | streaming video | error correction | JVC | NAB New York
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Jim Dugan, President of Wisycom USA, Shares RF Expertise at AES New York 2018 Sound Reinforcement RF Super Session Posted: 15/10/2018
Jim Dugan, President of Wisycom USA, Shares RF Expertise at AES New York 2018 Sound Reinforcement RF Super Session
Jim Dugan, President of Wisycom USA, will be taking part in panel discussions at the forthcoming AES 2018 show, where he will join industry pros presenting on best practices and implementation for production wireless as well as the manufacturer’s response to the latest developments to the RF spectrum. The AES New York 2018 Sound Reinforcement: SR03 - RF Super Session at which he is speaking will take place in Room 1E10 on Wednesday, October 17 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
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Marshall Electronics Showcases New Cameras at NAB NY 2018 Posted: 15/10/2018
Marshall Electronics Showcases New Cameras at NAB NY 2018
Marshall Electronics is adding to its range of camera offerings with three new compact and miniature cameras: the compact true 4K60 Marshall CV420-CS, the compact true 4K30 Marshall CV380-CS, and the new ultra-high-speed Marshall CV506-H12, all of which will be showcased for the first time in the U.S. at NAB NY (Booth N733).
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NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2.8 Makes U.S. Debut at AES NY 2018 Posted: 15/10/2018
NUGEN Audio and rsquo;s Loudness Toolkit 2.8 Makes U.S. Debut at AES NY 2018
NUGEN Audio debuts its latest Loudness Toolkit updates for the first time in the U.S. at AES NY 2018 (Booth 5041). Loudness Toolkit 2.8 provides a new loudness parameter, Dialogue LRA as well as new flexibility to simultaneously monitor multiple integrated measures. These updates help facilitate an efficient workflow when working with the recent loudness guidelines, such as the new Netflix best practice document.
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Insight TV Signs YouTube Stars Josh and Cody to Front New Social Influencer Adventure Show Urban Explorers Posted: 15/10/2018
Insight TV Signs YouTube Stars Josh and Cody to Front New Social Influencer Adventure Show Urban Explorers

Insight TV, the world’s leading UHD 4K broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced exciting new cast updates to its social influencer adventure show, Urban Explorers. Insight TV has secured YouTube sensations and professional urban explorers Josh and Cody as the show’s team leaders. Scheduled to premiere on Insight TV and Insight.TV in 2019, the show has 10x44-minute episodes.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | Urban Explorers
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Insight TV Commissions Martial Arts Extravaganza The Story of Masters in Partnership with CJ ENM Posted: 15/10/2018
Insight TV Commissions Martial Arts Extravaganza The Story of Masters in Partnership with CJ ENM

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD broadcaster and producer of native UHD content, has announced that it is building on its successful production partnership with South Korea’s largest media conglomerate CJ ENM at MIPCOM 2018, with the co-production of a new 3x60-minute show The Story of Masters. This highly anticipated new show is supported by the Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA).

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle | MIPCOM 2018
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Insight TV Announces Launch of Brand Solutions and Media Sales Division Posted: 15/10/2018
Insight TV Announces Launch of Brand Solutions and Media Sales Division

Insight TV, the world’s leading 4K UHD channel, has announced the launch of its brand solutions and media sales department. By creating this consolidated offering, Insight is now able to offer brands fully integrated partnerships with bespoke solutions and the flexibility to pick and choose genres and formats.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle
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Streamteam picks Nevion Virtuoso to help deliver live coverage of Finnish Elite ice-hockey league Posted: 15/10/2018
Streamteam picks Nevion Virtuoso to help deliver live coverage of Finnish Elite ice-hockey league

Nevion, the award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, announced today that technical broadcast production service provider Streamteam Nordic Oy, has deployed Nevion Virtuoso to help the IP-based remote production (aka REMI in North America) of the Finnish Elite ice-hockey league, SM-liiga. Nevion’s flagship software defined media nodes are used to transport feeds in real-time from the ice-hockey arenas across the country to the central production facility in Helsinki. Nevion also provided professional services for the network architecture design for the project, as well as for the deployment.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | Streamteam | Production
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