Monday, 06 August 2012
Various stadiums across the UK
mclcreate were busy during the Olympic period, working on contracts provided by a variety of clients including LOCOG and our sister company Creative Technology.
Delivered from our mclcreate branches up and down the country, mclcreate supplied and installed video and sound packages for the Olympic football in Coventry, Hampden Park, Millennium Stadium, Old Trafford and St James’ Park. These packages allowed the sports presentation teams to entertain the spectators from the moment the gates opened until the match kick off, in addition to creating highlight packages for half-time. A mixture of London 2012 highlights, team profiles and interviews filmed and edited onsite and played back for the spectator’s entertainment on the large stadium screens.
The AV packages consisted of a Panasonic HD 371 camera with RF, iMac with Presenter Pro software; this software was the same used all over the Olympics, an iMac for editing all the filmed and captured video clips, and a Panasonic 410 vision mixer.
mclcreate were asked to supply a complete system for all the football venues. The system included RF cameras for pitch side and off site interviews, content to the venues own screens, and at Old Trafford and St James’ Park to supply additional screens. The equipment required was planned in conjunction with Creative Technology to match up and complement the designated requirement that was delivered across all the Olympic events. Each venue had a technician onsite throughout the games whose responsibilities involved compiling playlists, editing name slides, producing tables and playing back videos.
In addition to providing venue support, we were asked to supply Sports Technology’s audio pressroom equipment and system technician. With the majority of the equipment comprised of free issue kit from Panasonic, we needed to supplement this with equipment from our own stock. The audio system was designed in conjunction with Dimension Audio and again all systems were required to complement and match up with the design that was delivered into all the Olympic events and venues.