OB & Imag

Outside Broadcast & Imag

Live is at the heart of Blue’s DNA and we do it well. With our two main production units and a 3rd in build for 2022.  Typical use cases are the Larger PPU2r and HD3r are used for live events typically with 5 or 6 cameras and a 2 to 3 man crew, over the past few years it has been deployed for music event’s as diverse as Kylie Minogue and The Kaiser Chiefs, Large product launches and an Extreme sports motorcycle show.
Whilst the smaller PPU3r has been deployed with its 2 man crew and 3 or 4 camera configuration for several Corporate events / awards shows, TED lecture style live streams and Live theatre work. Of course our extensive use of robotic head cameras reduces both crew requirements and overheads. This also minimises BMM’s crew footprint during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In house equipment line up is as follows:

Broadcast cameras: These can be mixed and matched across all our rigs:

Robotic. 8 X Sony BRC H700, 2 X Sony BRC Z700, 3 X Sony BRC H330.
POV cameras 2 X Panasonic three 1/3-type CMOS sensor HD Minicam.
EFP / ENG Cameras 2 X Sony PMW 400,  with 2 X 600mm Lenses.

Portable production units:
BMM PPU1r and BMM PPU2r. Are 12 channel custom built TV and Streaming studios in a single flight cases that are able to be either van mounted or de-mounted for ‘in venue’ use. They feature fully expanded Sony BRS 2000 vision mixers with full robotic camera control, dual Multiview OLED monitors, 12 channel QSC touchmix audio with wireless remote control, Digital video recorders, HD video streamer, intercom and tally system and a full ‘Playback Pro’ digital media playout unit. PPU2r also has on board a Matrox Live Link unit allowing the inclusion of live streamed content from Skype, Zoom and Teams or Facetime etc. to be mixed into a Live program.

PPU3r. Based around the Sony AWS-750 Anycast Touch this single 5 input, compact and air transportable unit eliminates the need for any of the hardware typically required for professional live streamed production. It includes a video switcher, streaming media encoder, recorder, audio mixer, titler, chromakey, remote camera controller and supports for multiple outputs. The Anycast Touch allows for seamless video mixing between a number of video sources including digital media playback. You can record up to ten hours of video and audio on the internal SSD, create and add graphics elements to the image, control connected remote robotic cameras, perform multiple effects and wipes to enhance the production and instant streaming of media over an internal network or the Internet.  Additionally, a fully functioned six channel audio mixer is provided for a separate audio mix.

Grips and Connectivity: Common to all systems we use custom made armoured cable reels to carry HD video, audio, robotic control and internet connectivity. This custom solution has been designed with the experience of many years specialising in live production, allowing for rapid and clean setups. We carry a range of innovative grips solutions that minimise the visual impact of video production.