AJA Video Systems’ Ki Pro tapeless recorder played a key role at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, handling digital playback of trailers and pre-show content for all 400 screenings in the festival’s 18 theatres. Host to 430,000 attendees, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) was held April 20 through May 1 in New York City.
TFF Technical Director Karl Mehrer and his team were responsible for the receipt and QC of festival films (on film or in HDCAM format), coordinating technical upgrades and load-ins for the participating theatres, and the smooth operation of all screenings. Mehrer also coordinated the playback of pre-show content and trailers — reels that contained one 32-minute clip that played while audiences were seated and as many as 30 different clips used for trailers and screen backgrounds during panel discussions.
In past years this content was projected from film, DVD, HDCAM and other formats. more