For this illustrious event, MB Productions furnished a High Definition Camera Flypack which allowed the audience to see His Holiness up close via Radio City Music Hall’s in-house LED displays. The backbone of the system was the Folsom Screen Pro II HD-SDI switcher combined with four Sony HDC-1500 HD cameras, all cameras were recorded on Sony HDW-D1800 HDcam decks at 1080i.
To provide the intimate close-ups, the back of house cameras were fitted with Fujinon 86X HD lenses with image stabilization and the final session the system was augmented with a 24 foot jib and a robotic camera provided by Atlantic Cine.
According to MBP’s system engineer Robert Grater, “The robotic camera gave us access to achieve an up close shot without being intrusive to the audience.“
To provide the director with the ability to view all sources in their native HD format we chose the Evertz VIP multi display monitoring system, this allowed the director to view all sources and preview/program via one 42” plasma monitor.
One of the industries top production companies, Empire Entertainment’s JB Miller adds, “…with the high caliber events we produce annually it is good to know we have a trusted vendor that is reliable and flexible.”