February 10, 2014

Olympic Projection

Filed under: Events, Industry Tips, Video — Tags: , , , — Kyle Napier @ 2:14 pm

We were able to hook up two separate video streams from the Olympics to two separate projectors last Saturday.

The first stream (left) was a simple setup. We ran VGA cable from our 3200 Lumen projector to a 30-pin iPod converter, and then to the iPod. We attempted running this system using HDMI as opposed to VGA, but realized that there was a screen compression in that conversion, so we stuck with VGA.

A few hours of recorded Olympics games was then streamed from the iPod, making for an easy setup.

The second stream (right) was a similar setup, but with a projector and screen that were provided by the client. However, the iPad that we were going to use to stream live Olympics coverage (as opposed to the recorded content from the first system) was not compatible with video – an issue with the first release of iPads.

Luckily, a friend of the clients was nearby with a more recent version of iPad, and we were able to start streaming content.

For sound, we simply ran a mixer per setup, using the headphone jack from both the iPad and iPod as the auxiliary input.

At last count, we’re number one on the Sochi Olympics 2014 Medal Count!

Go Canada!

February 3, 2014

Hyper Crush, featuring DJ HRTBRK and IAMKUULKID

Filed under: Events, Mixing — Tags: , , , , , , , — Kyle Napier @ 12:54 pm

Last Thursday, we had the utmost pleasure providing gear and tech services for Hyper Crush’s performance at Roadhouse -¬†featuring DJ HRTBRK and IAMKUULKID.

We provided two of these speaker stacks for a total of eight QSC subwoofers and six three-way tower speakers, adding another eight monitors for the performing artists.

We stacked two subs to elevate the towers. By consciously raising the six speakers emitting higher frequencies, we were able to reach the other side of the bar with minimal sound loss.

In another scenario, we could have stacked the eight subs together in the centre of the stage to increase efficiency, possibly enabling them to emit lower frequencies collectively. However, we wouldn’t have then been able to orient the towers as well in this instance.

James, of Corinthian Entertainment, programmed and ran the lights.

We connected eight PAR 56 LED cans to an ETC Smart Fade lighting console, each light with its own independent DMX address. We also utilized the bar’s in-house movers and conventional par cans.

The green high-watt output laser (pictured) was reserved for the headlining act, but tapped into for acts following Hyper Crush.

The lights were set to red for the pre-show, the standard colour in-between acts and performances.

The hazer’s smoke particulates in the air catch the light, making the beams from the light visible.

The dance floor, with the in-house disco ball, reflecting multiple light sources across the room.

We look forward to working with the Roadhouse and their wonderful staff in the future.