St Christopher’s Place – Spring Garden Digital Activation

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Production AV were excited to be working with new clients Four Communications to create a spring themed activation event hosted in the centre of St Christopher’s Place Square. The ‘Spring Rituals’ film was created by both floral designer Flora Starkey and Prettybird’s founding partner Juliette Larthe as a captivating and unique digital art installation to mark the arrival of the equinox through the magic of new floral life. The screen was on site for five days and ran from mid morning until 8pm so that members of the public could enjoy seeing time-lapses that offered extraordinary views into spring through the magic of flowers turning from seedlings to full bloom!

For this outdoor activation, our waterproof and versatile Desay 6.25mm Indoor/Outdoor LED Panels  were used to create four 3.2m x 1.8m screens that would be positioned into an outward facing square to enable 360° viewing angles. The four screens were raised up off the floor on Litedeck and were finished with a custom, white, weatherproof cladding. The control system was set up in a nearby building, with the cabling run safely and unobtrusively into the cube. Two Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the data being fed to the screen with one acting as a fail safe hot back up to the main processor. Content was scaled to the screens using our industry standard Barco ImagePRO II Dual with content sourced and managed using an Apple Mac Mini. A small but powerful PA system was also installed into the exhibition to amplify the film with a poignant soundtrack representing spring time. Four EV Evid 6.2T Loudspeakers were located in the centre of the cube, with a compact Soundcraft EPM 6:2:2 Mixer and amplifier in the control room.

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The design of the cladding and technical system, project management and health and safety planning was undertaken by Pete McCrea, who managed the onsite installation of the screen and cladding. Installation was undertaken over several hours in the morning, and then removed in two hours after the event. Production AV contracted Congo Blue, who are also part of the SFL Group for the fabrication and installation of the cladding.

It was great to see so many people stopping to take photos and appreciating the exquisite range of flowers flourishing into full blooms. Production AV are always grateful when our services are utilised to display such beautiful artistry and positive messages especially about the arrival of spring! We’d like to thank Four Communications for choosing us as the technical supplier for this exhibition, we have really enjoyed making this project a reality and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

ExCeL London – Move It 2017 Dance Exhibition

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Production AV were back out once again this time to ExCeL London providing the LED screen for London Studio Centre’s exhibition stand at the Move It 2017 Dance Show. Contact us soon so your stand can be taken to the next level at Move It 2018! With over 24,000 dancers attending the three day event, Production AV were excited to be providing the video solution for one of the biggest dance studios in the country. The aim of Move It is to celebrate all forms of dance and performing arts and with several performance stages, workshops, stalls and dance programmes our onsite LED technician Sam McCrea certainly had plenty to do!

High Resolution 3.9mm Exhibition LED Screen Solution

LSC Move It 2017 LED Screen 1

Using our high resolution digiLED Indoor 3.9mm LED Panels, we provided a 5.5m x 3m LED Screen that was built on our LED ground support system mounted on a Litedeck stage. As well as providing the screen, playback and lighting solutions were also catered for. The kit was loaded in the day before the event and the screen went up quickly – under 4 hours from loading in to completion. A pair of Nova MCTRL660 Processors were used to manage the data being fed to the screen with one acting as a fail safe hot back up to the main processor with a redundant cable route. Scaling for the screen was handled through the Barco ImagePRO II Dual which had no trouble showing LSC’s promotional videos and other media content that was being cued and ran through our Apple Macbook Pro and PlaybackPro software. Four Source 4 Junior Profiles were positioned above the screen on a discreet truss structure and provided a fixed lighting state so members of the dance community had a space in the exhibition to learn what London Studio Centre was all about.

LSC Move It 2017 LED Screen 2

The event was a massive success, with LSC able to use the LED screen to reveal all the amazing talented they have curated in their studio in the most eye catching way possible. We’d like to thank London Studio Centre for choosing us to provide the video and lighting solution for your exhibition and we hope to back working with you for Move It 2018 to show another great year of dance and performing arts.

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.