Juan Luis Guerra, a Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning musician from the Dominican Republic, chose the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 live production system to produce a live HD video recording of his Feb. 14, 2009, concert for distribution on Blu-ray and DVD. The concert, which took place at Estadio Olimpico (Olympic Stadium) in downtown Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was part of Guerra’s La Travesia tour.
Prior to the concert, Guerra and his son, cinematographer Jean Gabriel Guerra, decided to produce a DVD of the concert, and they turned to Broadcast Pix dealer AVL Tech to package a switcher and cameras for the event. AVL Tech provided the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 HD/SD integrated production system and 18 Panasonic HD cameras, including AG-HPX500 and AG-HVX200A P2 HD camcorders, for the 720p/24 production.
“When they were planning the production, they knew there would be no second chances to capture the excitement of this live event. If there was a technical failure, the show would go on without them,” said Valentin Colon, president of AVL Tech. “With its ability to handle all aspects of this complex remote production, including input from a barrage of HD cameras, the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 proved to be the most reliable means for producing a polished live HD show very economically right at the arena. When the concert ended, the video show was so close to finished, and of such high quality, that it required only minimal post production.”
Designed to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding live video production, the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 integrates the functionality of a video switcher, multiviewer, Inscriber CG, clip and graphic stores, Fluent workflow software, and aspect and format conversion into a single, budget-friendly system that can be run by a single operator.