Dejero supports “Juneteenth” petition march coverage
Dejero provided a range of its “Smart Blending Technology” solutions to production company Artistic Visual Studios (AVS) for its live production of Opal’s Walk; a petition march from Fort Worth, Texas to Washington D.C, led by 93 year old Opal Lee. Ms. Opal aims to gather one million signatures on her way to Congress today in order to make ‘Juneteenth’ (June 19th) a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States.
AVS, who also produced a campaign video of Ms. Opal seeking Nike’s support of what could be a historically significant petition march, will be using Dejero’s GateWay, WayPoint, CuePoint, EnGo and LivePlus app. The live broadcast was available on Ms. Opal’s Facebook page (opalswalk2dc) and on local radio station 97.9 The Beat – Urban One | RL.
Four Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters served AVS camera operators strategically positioned in the field as they broadcast live from the crowds and conduct interviews with supporters as they march. The Dejero LivePlus mobile app was also accessible to further AVS crews, on the ground via their smartphones, capturing multiple viewpoints to document the excitement and passion of the campaigners. Additionally, the LivePlus mobile app on a smartphone, mounted on a selfie stick, allowed AVS to deliver live footage of Ms. Opal herself, up close, as she walks from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the Will Rogers Auditorium.
A Dejero WayPoint receiver provided AVS with the ability to switch between four simultaneous feeds from its studio in Dallas and reconstruct the video transported over multiple IP connections from the Dejero transmitters, decode HEVC and AVC, and output to SDI.
To enable AVS camera operators on the route of the march to identify when they are live in real-time, a Dejero CuePoint return video and teleprompter server was installed, with low latency return feeds accessible to field crews through their smartphones. A Dejero GateWay M6E6 network aggregation device, also located in AVS’s Dallas studio, guaranteed AVS internet connectivity, by monitoring the connection from the company’s internet provider as well as serving as a back-up should primary connectivity fail.
“Supporting AVS as they capture a piece of history in the making for their inspiring client, Ms. Opal is an honour,” said Bogdan Frusina, founder, Dejero. “Being able to provide organisations with new opportunities to help them deliver compelling live content without boundaries from a connectivity and video quality perspective, is what drives Dejero to continue innovating”.