One Direction to use some Blackmagic on tour

UK boy band will be set up with Blackmagic designed AV control system.
Blackmagic Design, One Direction, Take me home tour, News, Content production


Audiotech Services Ltd are to supply boy-band sensation One Direction with an AV control system built around a Blackmagic design for their upcoming,120 date ‘Take me Home’ tour.

The collosal tour, comprising of concerts in Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America will be showcasing huge amounts of video content, all set to be managed through a rack mounted AV system supplied by Audiotech, providing full HD monitoring and recording, eight live camera inputs and live HD web streaming. All essentially held together by Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher.

With so many potentially overwhelming intricaies in a spectacle like this, video engineer Thomas Levitt stressed just how grateful he was for a system that made controlling these aspects so straightforward.
“It makes it so much easier, in that you're not physically having to patch and repatch cables. You can also control it via serial or ethernet, just logging in via Telnet and sending it the commands. Or with the router’s iPad apps. It can all be automated over our network without us having to plug in a serial cable.”

Another step in the right direction for One Direction’s tour plans it seems...


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