University of South Wales – Video Technology Demonstration Day

USW Video Technologies Demo Day Banner

Production AV is always on the lookout to support up and coming individuals in the event production industry. So we were excited to be collaborating with the University of South Wales Live Event and Lighting CourseStage Sound Services, Ashley Raines from Barco and Peter Kirkup from disguise to provide their students with a hands on experience using some of our industry leading video production equipment as well as offer advice and insight into the exciting but enigmatic industry we find ourselves in!

USW Video Technology Demonstration Day

USW Video Technologies Demonstration Day 1

Our aim was to provide two workshops for the students to experience and test the capabilities of our equipment. Our first workshop revolved around our DigiLED 3.9mm Indoor LED Screen as well as a Barco UDX-4K32 4K Laser Projector generously provided by Barco. 4K video was fed from our disguise 2x4pro Media Server into our Barco S3-4K Screen Management System and Barco EC-50 Event Controller so students could experience how these tools could be used with projection and LED technologies in event production scenarios. Features like PIP’s (Pictures in Pictures), luma keys and widescreen blend capabilities were demonstrated to show how easy it was to create slick and impressive video solutions whilst having the processing power to manage up to twelve different video inputs.

USW Video Technologies Demonstration Day 2

Having recently invested in disguise 2x4pro Media Servers, we wanted our second workshop to demonstrate the capabilities of these media servers. As our 2x4pro’s were driving a large scale project at the Geneva Motor Show Convention, disguise stepped in and provided a GX1 Media Server. With the assistance of Peter from disguise, four sessions were run throughout the day where students setup a projection mapping solution onto a model car displaying the power and vast creative opportunities that the disguise systems offer.

It was a pleasure putting on this demonstration day for USW students and we’d like to thank the University for hosting us as well as Stage Sound Services, Barco and disguise for attending and helping us create this informative and engaging demonstration of our video technologies. We’re looking forward to seeing some of the students out on site in the near future!

Warwick Arts Centre – CCSG Awards 2016

6mm LED Screen - CCSG Awards Warwick

Production AV were excited to have the opportunity to provide an LED screen solution to first time clients, Warwick Arts Centre for their Campus and Commercial Services Group Awards night. It was a privilege to be chosen to enhance the visual impact of a night for recognising the contributions the CCSG make to the student, staff and visitor community and in enabling the University to achieve all that it does.

6mm LED Screen Awards Ceremony Solution

6mm LED Screen - CCSG Awards Warwick

Using our stock of Desay 6.25mm LED Panels, Production AV created a 4.8m x 2.7m centre screen which was flanked on either side by two 3.2m x 1.8m screens. The screens were flown on individual truss supports and used the Desay rigging bars and screws along with 1.5m soft steels and 3.25t bow shackles to balance and hang them safely. Using two Nova MCTRL660 Processors, meant we were able to have the centre screen as it’s own entity and could easily adjust the individual brightness settings to the clients request.

All content was fed to the screens using two Barco ImagePro II Dual’s that were conveniently placed out of the way back stage. All switching and mixing was done using the in-house hardware. All equipment was rigged on the morning of the show with rehearsals in the afternoon and the event in the evening. The screen worked flawlessly throughout the day and we were able to swiftly derig it at the end of the night.

Many thanks again to Warwick Arts Centre for inviting us to be apart of this special night and we look forward to working alongside your team in the future.

6mm LED Screen - CCSG Awards Warwick - Close Up