Gadget Show Live
The Successful Solution
The iMAG team installed 65” plasma screens flown around the theatre on a 9m circular truss which also housed all the sound and lighting kit so kept the theatre appearance sharp and neat. We provided a comprehensive AV solution including the capability to accept direct input from all phones, phablets, tablets and computers through our complex matrix of processing and switching.
2 wireless HD cameras were used to zoom in on design and performance detail where screen output was not the sole key – including a £10,000 coffee machine whose physical output our crew thrived on! The team installed a 360 degree audio solution for the celebrity presenters via headset and hand held microphones and created a bespoke lighting package to enhance the theatre’s dimensions and highlight the stage presentations.
We ensured that the Hub Theatre’s WiFi was “bullet-proof” in an environment where 85% of exhibitors were vying for the internet. While this was our Technical Director’s third year at the Gadget Show Live, for the first time iMAG also stage-managed the show on Behalf of Upper Street Events. This included set-up for each of the daily sessions – from checking that all the gadgets were there, working and outputting the correct signal to being best placed and lit as well as directing the presenters themselves.
Equipment and Crew Used
For-a 12 CH HD SDI vision mixer
Wirecast vision mixer and special SDI interfaces for gadget compatibility – built in to a custom i7 PC
Hypedeck studio pro record unit
Mac computer based SDI video recorder system.
Mac computer based SDI Playback system for the multi playlists for each show.
CYP HDMI over cat5/6 video links
4 way CYP HDMI splitter
HDMI HDCP defeater/ EDID solution to allow the output from the gadgets to be vision mixed not blocked.
5.8 ghz HD wireless camera link
1 HD fibre link
2 HD broadcast cameras
Sonifex Wireless talk back with ear defending headsets.
Industrial 2.4 GHZ and 5GHZ wireless access points
2 routers for gadget and stage use.
4 Hangs of EV XLD281 Compact Line Array System
Controlled by EV P3000 RL Remote Amplifiers
6 Peavey Active Monitor Boxes
Allen & Heath iLive R72
ACE Audio Networking
Playback & Recording
x6 Sennheiser EW500
Controlled remotley via Sennheiser Wireless System Manager
x 10 D.I Boxes
x 2 HDMI De-Ebedders
12 Robe 100
6 GLP Impression 90
4 Robe 1200
Avolites Tiger Tough
8 Flyer 12 Single panels with flying frames
Calibre LED View 520 Scaler
1 Lighting Crew
1 Sound Crew
1 Camera Men
1 Video Director
1 Stage Manager/Project Manager
2 Local Crew