Big Picture Launches Premium Live Event Studio Facility in Sydney

Big Picture Launches Premium Live Event Studio Facility in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia

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June 23, 2020

Big Picture, an NEP Live Events Company, announces its premium live event studio offering based in Sydney, Australia. We are joining forces with production partners South West Solutions and Ikonix to offer the most technologically advanced and connected virtual event space in Australia to support clients to deliver broadcast-quality online event, corporate theatre, and live performance experiences.

The partnership is a response to the increase in demand for solutions to move events and performances into the online space at the highest quality whilst expanding reach and interaction with remote audiences in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Set up in a purpose-built broadcast studio with superior back of house make-up, green room and dressing room facilities with sound treatment and air-conditioning, secure location, full global broadcast-grade fibre connectivity to allow remote guests to connect from our COVID-Safe remote studios globally in real-time or from their own location securely via existing devices.

‘There is no other offering to this scale with the extensive professional broadcast studio facilities, global secure connectivity and industry-leading production technology captured with a premium 4K UHD camera system to our knowledge in Australia which specifically caters for the live event, corporate theatre and music sectors. We look forward to supporting our clients to deliver ground-breaking events in a new way whilst continually pushing technical boundaries with the support of our studio partners,’ said Josh Moffat, Business Development at Big Picture.

The main studio set comprises a 40 square metre high fidelity ROE Black Onyx 2.8mm LED screen over 4000 pixels wide in a concave curve, running Brompton processing, with dual ROE Carbon 3mm LED Screens for presenter foldback, showing remote audiences, and presenter notes, connected by a Barco E2 control system and Disguise GX2C media servers for complete presentation integration and support for remote video calls and presentation connectivity to suit any requirement.

The secondary set is an XR stage that allows complete virtual set customisation with Panasonic 4k PTZ cameras with total tracking integration to the disguise servers and presenter interaction in real-time which is not possible on a standard green screen setup. This features dual LED screen walls and an LED floor, along with our content and integration partner Ikonix, any virtual set or elaborate content requirement can be realised to its full potential.

The sets are illuminated by a cutting-edge lighting package from South West Solutions comprising of state of the art intelligent and effects fixtures to cover broadcast white key light along with any artistic requirement for a musical performance or theatrical spectacular. Fixtures include Martin MAC Aura XB, VDO Atomic Dot, Ayrton Mistral and Bora, Clay Paky Sharpy, GLP JDC-1 strobes, X4 Bar 20s and GT-1 Hybrid Luminaires with Pro Lights Eclipse Panel TWC all controlled from a GrandMA 2 Full Size with ELC data distribution and StageSmarts’ SmartPDU power distribution.

A turn-key 4K UHD broadcast camera system based around Ross Carbonite Ultra and Ultrix backbone supports capture from Panasonic AK-UC4000 camera chains with Fujinon ultra high definition camera lensing. Fully integrated with Riedel Artist intercom system and MicroN signal distribution, integrated remote cloud-based intercom connectivity to communicate in real time with remote locations and personnel worldwide. EVS replay servers and Ross Xpression or Chyron graphics solutions can be implemented to meet any technical brief. Redundant Streaming to any platform is supported along with direct local, and global, fibre connectivity, which offers a solution for all requirements.

For more information on Big Picture’s new live event studio or to schedule a tour, please contact studio@bigpicture.com.

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About Big Picture – www.bigpicture.com

Big Picture Australia and New Zealand is a leading supplier of video solutions in the region across concert touring, corporate communications, broadcast and live event markets, adopting the world’s best practices in the field and having developed an excellent reputation internationally. Big Picture is part of the NEP Worldwide Network within the NEP Live Events division. Big Picture's inventory includes a large volume of indoor and outdoor LED screens, with industry-leading deployment and rigging systems. Small and large format UHD projection systems, the latest image processing, media servers and switching equipment from Barco, Disguise, Sony, Coolux, Lightware and Ross and an extensive range of flyaway HD and 4K camera systems up to 2160p HDR capability from Sony and Panasonic with the latest in HD and 4K lens technology are all available. We also stock an extensive inventory of Riedel Mediornet and Artist, AJA and Lightware fibre optics and tactical fibre.

About Ikonix – www.ikonix.com.au

Ikonix is an Australian based team of professionals who create bespoke content and creative environments using video, lighting, architecture, and audio to create unique experiences. Using cutting edge media server technology and a team of highly trained and skilled technicians, IKONIX has produced beautiful installations and events across Australia. We produce stunning graphics, using ultra-high-resolution projection and LED technology. We can showcase any building, structure, or object in an entirely new light. Our turn-key workflow of design, creation, rendering and previsualisation of the product allows us to ensure every project is presented to the highest standards with the greatest level of accuracy and precision.

About South West Solutions – www.s-w-s.com.au

South West Solutions, Melbourne’s leading production equipment hire company with expert knowledge and a genuine top shelf product list, servicing Melbourne, Sydney and beyond. SWS are passionate about providing innovative and seamless solutions to create state of the art event experiences for their clients. Offering a personal service and understanding, SWS pride themselves on maintaining their equipment to a world class standard, as well as always being compliant with Australian regulations. With over 20 years of experience you can guarantee that the crew will have your lighting gear in top shape and show ready for your event.

Local Inquiries: Please contact Josh Moffat, Business Development, Big Picture, at +61 418 134 431 or josh.moffat@bigpicture.com.

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About NEP

For over 30 years, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. Our services include remote production, specialty capture, RF and wireless video/audio, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, post production, connectivity and transmission, premium playout and innovative software-based media management solutions. NEP’s 4,000+ employees are driven by a passion for superior service and a focus on technical innovation. Together, we have supported productions in 88 countries on all seven continents.

NEP is headquartered in the United States and has operations in 24 countries. Learn more at nepgroup.com.

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