The Royal British Legion – Remembrance LED Screen Installation

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Production AV were feeling excited and privileged to be supplying LED screens for an event of real importance. Working on behalf of LiteUp Events we were providing the Royal British Legion with a Remembrance focused screen installation featuring four videos of young veterans’ experiences in St Paul’s Square, London.

One of the aims for the Royal Legion in this years Remembrance was to encourage people to “rethink Remembrance” as it is believed that younger veterans are often forgotten about and struggle to recover from the experiences they’ve faced during their time serving.  Within the video content, World War Two veterans read out, intensely emotional and hard to bear stories only to reveal they were not their own, but belonged to the four veterans featured in the rest of the piece. The Royal Legion were trying to “challenge common perceptions” and Production AV were very proud to play our part in making that happen.

High Resolution Outdoor 6mm LED Screen Charity Installation

Remembrance 2016 LED Screen Installation

Using our stock of Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels, we created a unique LED display making five individual columns, each two modules wide varying in height from 2 metres to 4 metres. The intended effect was for each column to display it’s own separate visual content but also come together as a collective unit and display these intricate and eye catching displays that did a really good job at piquing the interest of the crowds of people passing through the square.

Content was run using  PlaybackPro Plus on an Apple Macbook Pro, which then was sent to the individual LED columns using our industry standard Barco ImagePRO II Dual which was well within it’s capabilities to scale the data being fed to each screen. Two Nova MCTRL660 Processors were also used to manage the screen with one being set up to act as a redundant hot backup to the main processor, along with a main and backup cable path.

As the screens were being put into a raised set, we were not using our standard ground support and provided a safe alternative solution using scaffold tubing of various lengths for the different size screens and created a secure supporting structure behind the screens which clamped onto the screen itself. Despite the square being fairly open to wind flow, the screens had no issues for the three days they were in use.

Remembrance 2016 LED Screen Installation

We would like to thank the four veterans: Anna Pollard, Ben Poku, Sam Jack and Stewart Harris for sharing their stories and for their service in protecting this country. We’d like to thank the Royal British Legion for their sustained and determined effort to continue providing support for our veterans no matter what generation they are from. Finally we’d like to thank LiteUp Events for choosing us to provide the video solution. We hope next Remembrance we can again provide our services to help illustrate the great work the Royal British Legion are doing.

Belfast – Ulster Unionist Party Conference 2016

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Production AV were back out once again working on behalf of BNL providing the largest scale production we have jointly worked on to date. We were providing a complete video solution for the 2016 Ulster Unionist Party Conference. We were looking forward to being involved in such a prestigious and well publicised event. In his speech at the conference, Colum Eastwood the leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party stated despite party differences with the UUP, they both aimed to “make Northern Ireland work” and was looking forward to “closer party cooperation”.

3mm High Resolution LED Screen with Barco S3-4K Playback

UUP Party Conference 2016 LED Screen Stage Setup

Using our stock of digiLED HRi3900 Indoor 3.9mm LED Panels, we built a 10m x 3m LED screen as well as providing full processing and playback support using our Barco screen management system. Travelling over with the kit to Belfast the day before, the Production AV team were began the load in early next morning and had the screen built into it’s custom set and operational in three hours. A pair of Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the data being fed to the screen with one acting as a fail safe back up to the main processor. For playback, our Barco S3-4k Screen Management System along with it’s counterpart the Barco EC50 Event Controller ensured that we could output a range of feeds including Keynote presentations, camera feeds and a twitter stream to the LED screen which provided flawless motion to the conference and allowed the UUP to focus completely on laying out plans to do what’s right for Northern Ireland in 2017 and onwards.

The event was a great success and we really enjoyed working alongside BNL to make sure this important event had the best production quality possible. Thank you for selecting us to be the supplier of the video solution we really enjoyed working with your team and the UUP Party itself. We hope to be back for next years party conference to hear the exciting changes the UUP have and aim to instrument in Northern Ireland.

Superdry Fashion Show – Sportswear Launch

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Production AV were appreciative to once again work for long term client Tarren Production Ltd by providing a complete video solution using LED screens, flat panel displays, HD camera feeds and screen management systems. It was an honour to be apart of Superdry’s exciting businesses developments namely the launch of their sportswear line.

3mm High Resolution LED Screen with Barco S3-4K Switching

3.9mm LED Screen - Superdry Sportswear Launch

The main centerpiece of the event were our DigiLED 3.9mm LED Panels. We built two 4.5m x 2.5m LED walls on either side of the stage. These screens were used to showcase content that expressed the evolution of Superdry’s aspirational design story, offering essential items for everyday fitness as well as capsule collections for Athleisure, Yoga, Gym, Running and Cycle.

3.9mm LED Screens - Superdry Sportswear Launch

Positioned to capture the catwalk was a Sony PMW-EX3 Video Camera which fed live video to a Samsung ME65B 65″ Flat Panel Display which the models used as reference for their cues throughout the show. Playback of Powerpoints and keynotes were also displayed on screen for numerous talks by members of the Superdry team and brand ambassadors. All content was managed and switched by pairing the Barco EC-50 Event Controller with the Barco S3-4K Screen Management System which functioned flawlessly throughout the event.

Again we’d like to thank Tarren Production Ltd and Superdry for choosing us to provide the screen and video management for this event. We look forward to working on more successful events in the future.

 

Ecclesiastical Group Leadership Conference 2016

The Ecclesiastical Leadership Conference 2016 supplied and ran by Production AV

Production AV were pleased to once again be chosen as the sole supplier to Ecclesiastical’s annual Group Leadership Conference. With previous years conference’s utilising a simple screen and projector with drape surround, the decision was taken to undertake a massive step up in the visual impact of the event and enhance the narrative of the numerous speakers throughout the day.

3.9mm LED Video Wall Conference Solution

DigiLED 3.9mm LED Wall. The Ecclesiastical Leadership Conference 2016 supplied and ran by Production AV

Using our stock of DigiLED 3.9mm LED Panels, Production AV created a 7m x 2.5m LED Video Wall as the focal point of the conference. The 3.9mm LED Wall sat on it’s own ground support; raising it above the presenters stage for improved viewing. Throughout the event it worked seamlessly for numerous speakers with their own unique content requirements. The high brightness of the screen meant that the room could be well lit and the curtains remain open allowing the views out over the lakes to remain and be enjoyed by the delegates.

Using Keynote and Powerpoint, content was fed from various laptops provided by Production AV. Live video was also run directly onto screen coming from a Sony EX3 HD Video Camera positioned at stage right. All the source switching was handled by a Barco S3-4K switching system set up backstage with the Barco EC-50 controller allowing for easy recall of previously stored scenes.

The Ecclesiastical Leadership Conference 2016 supplied and ran by Production AV.

Relay Flatscreens and Breakout Rooms

Alongside the large 3.9mm LED video screen, two pairs of Samsung 65″ Flat Panels were provided to ensure the delegates could clearly see the content in the long thin room. The four screens were set out on Unicol Parabella Stands along the length of the room in order to stop any loss of clarity for those sat further back.

In addition to the main session space, multiple breakout spaces were also provided with a mix of 50″ and 42″ Panasonic Plasma Screens to enable clear communications.

DigiLED 3.9mm LED Wall. The Ecclesiastical Leadership Conference 2016 supplied and ran by Production AV.

Sound and Lighting for Complete Conference Solution

As Production AV were providing the full conference solution, audio requirements were also covered in full. Sound was projected using a combination d&b E3 and QSub Loudspeakers driven by d&b D12 Amplifers. All the sources were mixed on the QU-32 Digital Mixer utilising the onboard dynamics and feeds to the various speaker sends. Sennheiser EW300 G3 Wireless Handheld and Lapel microphones were provided for the presenters during the day and also during the evening quiz. ETC Source 4 Junior Lanterns and Miltec LED Batten 2’s were also used to great effect throughout the event in creating the relaxed atmosphere aimed to be achieved throughout the conference.

All the equipment was rigged during the load in on the afternoon before the event, with a fairly typical schedule of rehearsals in the morning then moving through the conference sessions and into the evening dinner and quiz, to a post event load out handled by our experienced team of event professionals and led by our in house project manager.

A big thank you to Ecclesiastical for choosing to work with us on the show and we look forward to working together in the future.

Continued Equipment Investment

S3-4K and EC-50 ImageProduction AV is proud to announce further investment in equipment in the form of the Barco S3-4K and EC-50 screen control system from Barco. Ideal for switching DisplayPort, HDMI and SDI sources, the S3-4K is ideal for a range of uses in situations from Live Events and Exhibitions to Conferences and Trade Shows. The processors partner with our high resolution 3.9mm Indoor and 6mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Screen products and High quality projection products for a complete solution.

Native 4K Solution

Barco S3-4K Compact Screen Management System

The S3-4K offers native support for 4K sources allowing the capability to manage and switch 4K content for displays. With up to 12 inputs and 10 outputs available in the HD setting the S3-4K offers real flexibility. Combined with the EC-50 Controller for hands on control of sources, layers and Presets the system offers a great solution for switching AV sources at conferences, exhibitions, lives events, music gigs, trade shows corporate events and awards ceremonies.

Increased Flexibility

Barco E2 Screen Management System

Where you require additional sources or outputs, then the Barco E2 offers these. Offering 28 inputs over HDMI, 3G HD-SDI and DisplayPort, as well as 14 outputs the E2 is designed for the larger event or show. It will also seamlessly link with the S3-4K to offer additional inputs and flexibility.

Remote Control

Barco EC-50 Event Controller
Both the E2 and S3-4K can be controlled by the Barco Event Master software, which offers control of the entire system and work flow from a computer or laptop. In addition to this Production AV have invested into the EC50 controller to allow operators hands on tactile control over sources, layers and preset.

For more details on the products please see their respective product pages.

Barco E2

Barco S3-4K

Barco EC-50

If you would like a quotation for a particular project, or a demo of the capabilities of the switcher, then please do contact us.