Steadi Facilities Cameras & Vision has provided its client with a kit and crew solution for a recent ‘Live at the Apollo’ production at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The production, covering the last two nights of comedian Omid Djalili’s tour, will form a DVD release. Steadi Facilities Cameras & Vision provided camera kit and crew to supplement the vision facilities provided by the client.
Camera coverage comprised an 8 camera HD mix with Sony HXC-100s:
6 x tripod mounts
2 x HJ40 long lenses
2 x HJ11 Wide Angle lenses for handheld cameras
1 x HD-SDI RF Link for beauty shot camera
650 metres of triax cable in total allowed for all cameras to be fully engineered.
All cameras were fed into the HD2 OB Unit, the hub of which is the new BlackMagic HD Switcher, which offers 16 HD-SDI inputs and a range of keying and FX options, plus stills store.
All cameras were iso recorded, plus two TX records, which were all captured directly onto hard drives in Apple ProRes, utilising IVTV’s rack of 10 Atomos Samurai decks.
Cameras were racked using scopes fed to HD-SDI engineering monitors, and audio was mixed on a 16-channel desk incorporating both house audio and HD2 atmos microphones to capture the full environment inside the Apollo.
Comms were all switched via the HD2 matrix, and included lines to cameras, via CCUs and triax, plus radio comms integration for Floor Managers working inside the venue.
Jason Torbitt looked after the project as Camera Supervisor. Our crew included:
6 x Camera Operators
1 x Camera Assistant