Promenading our new LED


DigiLED 3.9mm LED Screen Investment

The BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall was the first outing for our new 3.9mm pixel pitch, digiLED HRi3900 LED screen where it took pride of place, flown as the central 7m x 3m screen.

Integrated Team Work

The scale of the venue, and required location of the screen means that only the brightness and intensity of the LED will give the required hi-resolution images. Working as part of  SFL Group, Production AV supplied the LED screen delivered to site with technicians for the build and operation of the screen during the events.

SFL Group, who are the Royal Albert Halls’s preferred AV supplier, furnished the venue with four large projector screens powered by Barco HDX-W20 Flex 20k Lumen and Christie LHD 7k lumen projectors. The resulting quality of the images gave a cinematic quality that added to the ambience and ensured that the audience all had the best view in the house. Craig Lawrence, SFL’s Video & Projects Director, commented, “We were all blown away with the quality and performance of this new digiLED product.The fanless design, fantastic low brightness performance and great calibration make for a brilliant screen. ”

From flying to ground support, our new LED has been busy on corporate events as backdrop for awards ceremonies, as well as on television shows where it’s versatility has been utilised as 1m wide columns. Find out more about our LED Screens.

Nike Football Brazil Shirt Media Launch

Nike Football Brazil Shirt LaunchFull HD Projection Solution

With just 6 months to go until Brazil, the UK Media Launch of the new Nike Brazil Shirt couldn’t have been more important. The event was a slick multi reveal exhibition, designed & managed by Ear to the Ground; Production AV provided a full HD projection system and video playback solution.

It was an intimate launch for selected Media and young aspiring footballers held in the London Film Museum, Covent Garden. Nike Creative Director of Football, Martin Lotti and Brazil footballer, David Luiz, gave their views on the design process and insight into the innovative new kit.

Barco PDS Switcher

Using our Barco PDS 901 switcher and Christie Digital LHD 700 projectors, the event also showcased an interesting history of the journey of the humble football shirt, to its present day form.

Nike Football Hypervenom Launch

Nike Hypervenom Banner

Full HD Projection Solution

The Autumn launch of the long awaited Nike Hypervenom football boot, managed by Ear to the Ground, was a very special event.

The location, a derelict Welsh Chapel in central London, provided a unique gritty backdrop which was taken over and transformed into a football amphitheatre. A custom football cage was built in the main space and the venue was transformed through the creation of an immersive journey for guests.  The launch staged a 2 aside knockout tournament, and involved putting 200 young footballers up against each other under the watchful eye of Premier League players Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge & Christian Benteke. 

Christie Digital LHD 700 Projectors

Using Christie Digital LHD700 projectors, Production AV projected the all important scoreboard onto the venue wall, as well as supplying large screen flat panel displays throughout the building.  On the lower floor there was a NIKEiD exhibition area which employed our Christie projectors to project specific Nike videos and images.

After the tournament, Headliner, Giggs, the London based rapper, ensured the Hypervenom atmosphere continued.

Barco HDX-W20 Flex – 20,000 Lumen HD Projectors available for hire.

New rental Stock – Full WUXGA Resolution 20,000 Lumen Projection

HDX W20 Projector available for hire from Production AV Ltd

Production AV is happy to announce a significant investment into the Barco HDX Projection platform in the shape of the flag ship HDX-W20 Flex product, and TLD+ lenses suite.

Available from the 24th of August, Production AV will be stocking these units, along with the Barco TLD+ high brightness lenses , as well as new PDS901 3G switchers.


Designed for the Road

The HDX series has been designed for rental companies, by rental companies. Based on Xenon Lamp and DLP technology, the HDX W20 Flex offers up to 20,000 lumens of light output with the ‘Light On Demand’ function, but also the ability to be dimmed in 2000 lumen increments, giving unrivalled flexibility. Unsurpassed onboard processing gives great 3D signal handling, onboard Warp and image manipulation, with a built in preview screen enabling verification of the signal path without having to power up the projector.

With the available brightness and rugged nature of the HDX platform, these projectors are ideally suited to large scale projection mapping requirements, and high fidelity corporate presentations. The Xenon light source also gives great colour rendition, ensuring that these projectors will display film content as the director intended.

The units also feature BarcoLink technology, that enables the transmission of WUXGA signals (1920×1200 @ 50/59.6/60Hz) over a single Coaxial cable up to 100 metres. This can greatly simplify setup and also reduce cost, as there is no longer a need for the use of fibre systems over longer distances.

Barco HDX inputs

With the additional WiFi and GSM Mobile options fitted to our units, we have the ability to wirelessly control the projector, and also make adjustments to the units settings without needing to be present with the units – including remote brightness level adjustments over the cell phone network.

Weighing only 50Kg, drawing 12A approximately, and having low noise fans, mean these projectors are equally at home in corporate events of rock and roll touring scenarios.

Flexible Rental Options

Production AV will be offering the HDX at all brightness levels – 10,000, 12,000, 14,000, 16,000, 18,000 and 20,000 lumens to suit your requirements for both brightness and budget. The units come with 3G HD-SDI inputs and a universal input via a DVI connector. Should it be required, other input cards can be supplied.

We will also be supplying the units with a single point rigging bracket and standard Barco 4 point rigging hardware.

For the Barco HDX Series Brochure please follow this Link: HDX Series Brochure.

Pricing will start at £2500 per day (ex VAT) for the HDX-W20 option, with a sliding scale with each 2,000 lumen light increment, with lenses priced at £150 per day ex VAT, and working on a 3 day week.

Please Contact us for a quote for your next event, or to find out more details on these units, or any of our other rental stock.

New Frontiers Together at Butlins 2009

Pete I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you! The Together event was fantastic- helped massively by your Production:av’s can-do attitude and attention to detail. The Main venue looked great, with the overflows working really well- the sound and visuals were spot on for the event.

We look forward to working with you again next year!

Nigel Mumford – Event Manager for New Frontiers ‘Together at Butlins’ event, January 2009.