Never Mind the Buzzcocks goes XL19 November 2014
XL Video, working with production manager Sarah Chaloner and designer Dominic Tolfts, supplied video projection and plasma screen solutions for studio recordings of series 28 of the TalkBack television show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
For the main screen, XL Video project manager, Jeff Bailey, specified one of XL’s high brightness Barco FLM HD-20 projectors, which feeds the 16ft x 9ft screen. The high brightness 20,000 Lumen unit was selected to counter the ambient light on set.
The stage left and right of the set are populated with 12x Panasonic 42-inch LCD screens, which were specified for their built-in videowall capability. The plasmas are fed as two separate exploded videowall screens and display the iconic Buzzcocks logo.
XL Video also supplied Phillips 19-inch LCD screens for the front of the panelists desks and as desk inserts for the teams. Additionally a NEC 32-inch LCD is mounted on the front of the presenter desk.
A total of 12 shows were recorded during the nine week run, with one or two episodes recorded per week.
Jeff Bailey, XL Video’s manager for TV and film commented: “I’ve been incredibly lucky to work with this production since 1998 and I still enjoy the involvement 16 years on. With so many different video elements in the set, XL’s broad inventory ensures we’re able to meet each of the specific requirements.”
Image : Alison Barclay