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30/09/2013

XL Captures Red Bull Cliff Diving

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XL Events captured the British leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series recently, when the competition was held in Wales.
A total of 14 divers from nine different countries dove from a height of 27 metres from the top of the Pembrokeshire cliffs.
XL Events installed two Lighthouse R7 LED screens, one at the top and one at the bottom of the cliffs, and each measuring 5 x 3 metres.
The company chose the R7 screen for the project as it is weatherproof and its high brightness and shaders enable it to be used in bright sunlight.
Screens were installed by Sandro Bruni and Jan van Geet, who also operated cameras during the two-day event.
The content for the screens was provided by two of XL Events' HD cameras – one Sony HXC-100 and one HDC 3300 super slo-mo camera.
Replays were controlled by an EVS S-LSM XT2 live HD production server managed by Jonathan Camacho.
The screens also took feeds from Red Bull's own Sony cameras and a Polecam located above the divers platform.
XL Events provided a Grass Valley Kayak portable production unit to produce the location content, with VT playback via 2 Grass Valley Turbo 2s and screen graphics on twp PowerPoint laptops. XL's crew for the PPU, graphics and VT were Mark Cranham and Charlie Archer.
XL Events also supplied Panasonic 47" LCD screens for monitoring.
Red Bull's Vision Director for the event was Kevin Watts and Project Manager for XL Events was Phil Smith, who comments: "Working in such a unique environment presented many health and safety, logistical and rigging challenges, however the hard work and dedication of all the crew ensured XL once again delivered. It was a pleasure to work alongside the Red Bull team to help create a very successful event in a stunning setting."
The winner of the UK leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series was Briton Gary Hunt, who leads the standings going into the final two rounds in Brazil and Thailand.
Watch a video of the UK leg at www.redbullcliffdiving.com/en_GB/video/video-red-bull-cliff-diving-pembrokeshire.
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