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04/01/2010

XL Video Celebrate End Of Year Highs

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A rental supplier of video display systems, with indoor and outdoor LED screens, with one of the largest fleets of high-brightness projectors is celebrating a mammoth year of success. XL Video has quickly established itself in the international market in the field of video production for trade shows, outdoor events, indoor events, concert touring and television shows.
2009 marked the rising success of the company working with the likes of Muse, Kasabian, Artic Monkeys, Simple Minds and The Royal Variety Performance to name a few.
For Muse's world tour, XL UK supplied full video production including 6 cameras, PPU, Stealth and PIXLED F-30 screens and a crew of 8. Tom Kirk was the video director and he also produced much of the playback footage.
XL's Project Manager Des Fallon worked with the band for many years and commented that it was great to be working again with production manager Chris Vaughan, Tom Kirk and lighting designer Oli Metcalfe.
A full video touring production was also delivered to Kasabian tour manager Rick Smith, who had initially presented the band with some video and visual ideas and options, and then collaborated with XL's Des Fallon to spec the kit. They built two 2.5 metre diameter Barco O-Lite circles that were flown over the stage.
They also constructed a pixled F-11 frame which encased the band onstage, partly flown and partly ground supported, and side projection screens fed by Barco 20K machines. XL also supplied a 3 camera PPU and Catalyst media server.
For Arctic Monkeys, XL's Des Fallon enjoyed the pleasure of working with production manager Peter Van Der Veld along with LD and video designer Andi Watson. XL supplied 2x LED IMAG screens left and right of stage, configured in columns, complete with a camera and Catalyst rig, which was controlled by Watson from his lighting console. There were no moving lights on the show, so video was a key element of movement and dynamics, and the positioning of the screens was crucial to the look of the show.
Moreover, XL Video were proud to be involved in this year's ITV Royal Variety performance, staged at the historic Winter Gardens in Blackpool. They provided an 11.7m x 6.7m PIXLED F-11 screen as the main backdrop to the show, with an additional 3.5m x 2.5m Barco NX6 Screen for comedian Paddy McGuiness’s stand up routine. Due to the sheer size of the screen and the resolution required, the pixled F-11 was the only solution for the job and both set designer Peter Bingeman and the ITV production management were really impressed with it, complimenting the speed at which it was installed and the excellent picture quality.
For more information in XL Video visit: www.xlvideo.tv
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