XL Video Supports Nordoff Robbins for 40th O2 Silver Clef Awards Anniversary

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XL Video continues its relationship with the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity, sponsoring the Artist Films for the O2 Silver Clef Awards for the third consecutive year, and by supplying the live video production and technology for the 2015 awards event.

At this year’s awards, which honoured music artists including Iron Maiden, Il Divo, Duran Duran, Rita Ora and Mark Ronson, representatives from XL Video’s music touring team attended, and were joined by their new colleagues from PRG for the first time.

Working closely with the Nordoff Robbins event team, and their producers, Premier PR, XL Video Project Manager, Mark Rooney, created a video solution including multi-screen projection, four-channel camera system, LCD house relay screens, and screen management system for the glamorous 40th Anniversary event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

The central, 9m wide, dual-blended projection screen, flown above the stage, was flanked on either side by an IMAG projection screen. All three screens were fed by eight of XL’s Barco HDX-W14 projectors, double-stacked for brightness.

Four Sony HXC-100 cameras were located around the ballroom, to capture the artists as they collected their awards, and these feeds were mixed by Neal Law using one of XL’s Panasonic AV-HS450 PPUs.

Pre-recorded content, including logos, live auction information, and intro films were supplied via one of XL’s Catalyst media servers, and the combination of pre-recorded content and live cameras was output to screen using XL Video’s Barco E2 screen management system.

To ensure the audience of over 1,100 attendees had a good view of proceedings throughout the Grosvenor House Great Room, XL Video also supplied a number of LCD relay screens. During lunch, these also displayed information about the variety of lots available to bid on in the silent charity auction.

XL Video UK Managing Director, Lee Spencer, comments: “We’re very proud to support Nordoff Robbins as one of our chosen charities. As XL Video grew its business from the concert touring industry, supporting a charity which provides people with music therapy really feels like we’re giving something back.

“We’d like to send massive congratulations to Nordoff Robbins for reaching this milestone anniversary for the O2 Silver Clef Awards, and for the fantastic amount of over £700,000 raised on the day. We’d also like to congratulate all the winners on their awards!”

Photo: John Marshall


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