BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals

I spent August 2012, 2013 & 2014 looking after the on site AV requirements for the BBC at their Edinburgh Festival site at Potterrow.

The main venue (blue tent) had 2 stacked projectors fed from a Kramer switcher. In the outdoor area a 15sqm LED screen provided information for visitors, recorded material and live relays from across the site. I also provided my own bespoke ticker software for easily updated messaging on the screen. The smaller, bar area (pink tent) contained 2 plasma screens with local and remote input facilities.

A Broadcast Pix system was used as the main switch and for keying and playback purposes. A Behringer X32 mixer was programmed with preset scenes to accommodate the local audio routing to the venue areas and green room, production office, radio OB’s and studio.

Everything goes in and out of here.

I designed the AV distribution between all the different zones, making use of a cat5 based system to allow video and audio to be routed from any location, to any location across the site. This allowed a level of versatility essential when dealing with multiple varied productions every single day.

In 2013, I provided public wifi access using Ubiquiti software and access points.

Outdoor LED Screen