Blackmagic Design InfoComm news - TourGigs and Mob Museum

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Last Updated: June 16, 2015 4:36 pm GMT
(Fremont, California--June 16, 2015) Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, TX based concert film technology company TourGigs used Blackmagic Design’s ATEM switchers, HyperDeck Studio recorders and Mini Converters to provide IMAG and to record all of the acts for archiving at this year’s Shaky Knees and Shaky Boots music festivals in Atlanta, GA.

TourGigs Provides AV and Archiving for Shaky Knees/Shaky Boots Festivals with Blackmagic

Now in its third year, the Shaky Knees festival showcases top tier indie and alternative rock artists. Held from May 8-10, this year’s festival featured headliners such as The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco and Ryan Adams. This year also saw the debut of the festival’s country music counterpart, Shaky Boots, held May 16-17, which featured such artists as Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts.

According to TourGigs co founder and partner Jake Saxbe, while shooting each of the shows, the team ran 8-10 cameras across four different stages, as well as one HDMI feed from a computer for graphics, into a Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K. Some of the cameras were connected to the switcher via SDI cables, with optical fiber cables running from the rest of the cameras to the video setups. TourGigs also used two Blackmagic Design ATEM Studio Converters in their AV rack to connect the cameras that used fiber to the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K.

“The 8-10 cameras that went into the ATEM switcher were connected to customized camera battery and conversion boxes that we built,” explained Jake. “Each box contained an ATEM Camera Converter, and we could plug any camera with either an HDMI or SDI feed into the box. The Camera Converter box let us convert the cameras to either HDMI, SDI or fiber. These boxes allowed us to quickly set up a camera almost anywhere in the venue. It was an incredibly versatile system.”

The team sent a program feed out from the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher to the festivals’ 22x12 foot video screens, and recorded their line cut with a Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio. To record two of the PanTiltZoom cameras, they connected two additional HyperDeck Studio recorders. Also in use at Shaky Knees was a camera mounted on a drone, and the team used Blackmagic Design Mini Converter HDMI to SDI as part of the connection to the ATEM switcher.

“What I love about Blackmagic Design’s products is that they are reliable, affordable and scalable,” said Jake. “With the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, we experience less latency on the IMAG screens than with other switchers. Blackmagic Design makes a lot of components that are useful and work well together. We shoot 100 shows some months, and we couldn’t afford to do this without Blackmagic Design.”

He continued, “We are also quickly moving toward a full 4K workflow, and since we’ve been using the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K for almost two years now to do HD moving to 4K isn’t a burden on us because the Blackmagic Design products have been capable of it all along.”



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Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

The Mob Museum Captures and Streams Exhibits with Blackmagic Studio Cameras and ATEM

Fremont, CA - June 16, 2015 - Blackmagic Design today announced that the Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement uses Blackmagic Studio Camera HDs, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio Pros to capture and stream all of its live productions and video archiving.

Located in the historic Las Vegas Federal Building, The Mob Museum shows both sides of the longstanding conflict between organized crime and law enforcement around the world. It includes a more than 800 historical artifacts and interactive exhibits, including interviews and footage from some of the most important figures in Mob history.

In addition to exhibits, the Museum hosts Courtroom Conversations, featuring eye opening and provocative discussions about topics related to organized crime, law enforcement and other public affairs issues, as well as numerous author talks, themed events and more throughout the year. Its programs take place inside the Museum’s historic courtroom, which has been outfitted with contemporary presentation technology, and are streamed via its website to Mob history enthusiasts around the world.

To capture and produce these videos, the Museum uses several Blackmagic Studio Camera HD broadcast cameras, connected to an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K for switching and graphics inclusion, with final recording done using a HyperDeck Studio Pro SSD broadcast deck.

“We are a museum always working to be interactive as well as fun, and offering live events and interviews with amazing figures from both sides of Mob history keeps visitors coming back and following us from their homes,” said Ryan Markus, information technology officer, The Mob Museum. “We capture everything from one on one interviews to panels in front of a live audience. Blackmagic is a huge part of making this happen.”

“We use Blackmagic cameras and the broadcast rack we built with the ATEM and HyperDeck for all our productions,” he continued. “Because the cameras are so easy to learn how to use, we can put almost anyone on our staff behind them, capturing footage that is switched through the ATEM and then sent to the HyperDeck. From there, we send it over LiveStream. It’s that simple.”


About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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