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For hire: Camera operator with Teradek Bond Backpack

Irwin Video have been using Teradek Bond Pro systems for several years now. Adding to our live webstreaming equipment, we have bought the Teradek Bond Backpack – a ‘stream-from-anywhere” solution for broadcasters and event filmers seeking the best in signal reception and video quality. The backpack is battery powered and completely portable, using the mobile or cellular networks for uplinking the web-stream.

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It offers professional HEVC/H.264 streaming and offers a secure way to live-stream the video over the internet. It does so using a protocol called SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) – which uses end to end 128/256 bit encryption. This feature is particulary important when streaming meetings where the content is confidential.

We also have the Cube 775 – HEVC/AVC decoder, so we can provide a full end-to-end streaming service.

If your next project or broadcast requires a high quality live web-stream, please get in touch.

 

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Filming the London Cardiac Arrest Symposium

Irwin Video returned to The Geographical Society building to film guest speakers at the London Cardiac Arrest Symposium. In addition to multi-camera filming of the conference, we also recorded all Powerpoint presentations and combined them with the video to provide multi-view video files of each guest speaker.

Capturing Powerpoint during the filmed presentations

The event is supported by Zoll UK and run alongside the London Trauma Conference. Click the video below to watch a short film that we made to introduce the event.

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Conference Filming at The London Cardiac Arrest Symposium

Conference filming and web-streaming represents a large part of what Irwin Video offer. This week we have been filming at the London Cardiac Arrest Symposium held at the impressive Royal Geographical Society buildings in Kensington, London.

We filmed 12 speakers and captured their presentation material in high definition. The final edited videos display a split screen showing both the presenter and their presentation. The films offer an opportunity for doctors, nurses, paramedics and resuscitation officers who were unable to attend to update their knowledge in important areas of cardiac arrest management.

In addition to filming the presentations, we filmed the event sponsor’s stand and general shots of the event to create a short highlights film which is used by the sponsor to promote future events.

For events and conference filming, we often use two or three HD cameras. We take a data feed direct from the presenters laptops to make a high quality recording of their Powerpoint presentations and video material. When appropriate, we use wireless transmitters attached to the camera when we need to send a video signal without using cables and we utilise a wireless talkback system for cable-free communication between the camera operators and vision mixer operator.

For some events, we provide live video web streaming. We can even provide web streaming from locations where connection to the internet locally is problematic. See Web-streaming using Teradek Bond for more information

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Conference Filming: The Labour Leadership Hustings

Events and conference filming is a service provided by Irwin Video. This week, we have been conference filming at the GMB Annual Delegate Meeting in Dublin where the five declared candidates for the Labour Party leadership addressed the trade union, before taking questions from among the 500 delegates.

Working for event management and AV specialist T5 Event Media, we supplied a multi-camera and vision mixing set-up along with crew.  The output from our vision mixer fed large screen HD projectors within the conference hall and multiple TV screens around the CityWest venue. Our conference filming was also viewed by a wider audience via live webcasting. We also make MPEG-4 video recordings of the entire five day event which the union use for archive purposes.

Events and Conference Filming

Irwin Video film many different types of events throughout the year from single camera, one day seminars to large venue conferences.  Our conference filming service can include:

  • Single camera or multi-camera coverage
  • Live web-casting
  • Wireless HD video transmission
  • Data capture for webinars
  • Twitter integration
  • HD large screen video projection
  • On-site editing for conference highlights
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Multi-Camera Conference Filming

Every April, Irwin Video head up to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool to film Usdaw’s biggest conference in its calendar. The UK’s fourth largest trade union hold their Annual Delegate Meeting, and we’re there to film the four day event in its entirety.

Working with T5 Event Media we set-up and operate a multi-camera system with HD vision mixing. Our equipment includes a wireless HD video transmitter and wireless talkback system, which enables us to utilise a mobile camera on the conference floor without the danger of running cables. The output from our vision mixer feeds two large-venue HD projectors as well as several plasma screens around the Winter Gardens.

We make HD recordings of the entire event and we also provide a video editor on-site who, equipped with a portable edit suite, cuts together a highlights film which is played to the conference audience on the last day. We also create compressed MPEG4 video files on-site which provide Usdaw with a comprehensive video archive of all debates and guest speakers.