Dubai based boutique creative production company, Talkabout Media, recently invested in a full HD fly-away OB (outside broadcast) kit aimed at servicing the local conference and events market.
“It's a natural extension of our current business.” Said Ian Carless, Owner & Executive Producer, Talkabout Media. “With over 20 years experience working in live television with broadcasters such as MTV, ESPN, Star TV, we’re pretty comfortable in any live broadcast environment and it’s this experience we bring to the table with our coverage of events, conferences, seminars, etc.”
At the heart of their multi-camera production OB kit, are components from BlackMagic. “We chose BlackMagic because they ticked all the boxes. We wanted a broadcast quality solution that was also easily scalable for future expansion. BlackMagic gives us that and more.” Said Ian.
“Having a television broadcast quality solution is extremely important for us. Nearly all events require an output to large LED screens, so being able to offer a full HD feed is a must.” Added Ian.
“We’re extremely happy with the kit. We’ve managed to combine unbeatable broadcast quality without breaking the bank! And Bala, Lawrence, Albert and the team at MediaCast were super helpful as well as delivering everything when we needed.” Said Ian.
The kit has already been in action at The Arab Youth Survey for Asda’a Burson-Marsteller at the Adress Hotel, Downtown and more recently for an online ‘show and tell’ session at the recently opened Café Rider, a specialist custom motorcycle maker in Al Quoz.
“We know how important events are to both event organizers and their clients. We’ve housed all our kit in professional flight cases, ensuring that not only do we deliver broadcast quality pictures but our on-site team maintains a professional image also. We've already delivered our first few events, which went down a storm. We’re looking forward to servicing many more just like them.” Said Ian