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Atomic Imaging provides AV services for the former President Obama’s farewell speech with Blackmagic Design
Atomic Imaging used a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products
Blackmagic Design announced that Atomic Imaging, a Chicago-based production company, provided a variety of live event AV services for the Former President Obama’s nationally televised farewell speech. Atomic Imaging used a workflow built around Blackmagic Design products, with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel at the heart of the production.
Atomic Imaging was tasked with sending IMAG, playback and social media content to a large LED wall and three large video projection screens in the main hall, to monitors throughout the main hall and a large overflow ballroom, as well as sending feeds to the dozens of working technician’s monitors and to the press pools.
Ari Golan, the founder and owner of Atomic Imaging, previously worked for several presidential administrations, as well as a host of feature films or television projects. “This was a massive event, with media from all over the world, a large security presence and huge numbers of people filling the main hall and overflow room to hear Obama speak”, he introduces.
“Space was at a premium both inside and outside the halls, so a standard production truck setup was not an option. What it needed was an AV setup that would not only create a small footprint but would also be able to handle all video needs. Our Blackmagic fly pack setups were perfect for this,” he claims.
The workflow consisted of an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel for switching feeds coming in from cameras around the hall. Also included were a Smart Videohub router, HyperDeck Studio Pro for SSD recording, Teranex Minis and Teranex 3D Processor for converting video feeds, SmartView Duo and SmartView HD monitors, SmartScope Duo 4K for broadcast-quality testing and ATEM Camera Converters and Mini Converters HDMI to SDI 4K for sending signals to press monitors and the Former President Obama’s backstage monitor. Mini Converter Optical Fiber 4K was also used to connect the HD optical fiber feed to the projectors, a distance of more than 700 feet.