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Video Demo of projects RGAV have produced with TNDV

Video Demo Reel showing work done with Nic Dugger and Resource Group throughout the nation and in different venues including: Conferences, Concerts, Events, Festivals, etc.

Hope you enjoy just a glimpse at some of the fun we had last year producing these.

Thanks Nic for sharing the video.


Sarah Palin and Bill O’Reilly keynote speakers

Sarah Palin at Philips Arena AtlantaAt  a recent motivational day produced by Seize the Day in Atlanta the speakers included, Laura Bush, Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly, Tom Hopkins, and Phil Town.

With a center stage built in the round in the 20,000+ seat arena and a 360 degree Meyer Sound PA, Christie Projectors provided the Imag over the stage for all the arena to see.

The screens were so bright that even with the house lights off the room was still lit brightly enough for people to be able to read promotional material.

40ft x 22.5ft HD screens and Barco 20k projectors.

After the tremendous success of using 4 HD 27ft wide screens with 4 x 18k Christie HD projectors for Seize the Day in Columbus and Atlanta, now we are prepping another show using the Barco 20k projector double stacked to throw video onto a Screenworks 40×22.5ft High Def wide format screen.

Barco 20k HD Projector

To keep up with the lumen output, each projector needs 30amps single phase power,  both projectors per screen will need 60 amps of power.

Changing our power distro’s to accommodate long runs of power combined with voltage boosters at the projectors meas addition planning and cabling for long runs.  With fiber optic runs from the HD switchers this overcomes the long distances un in the big arenas we are working in.

Resource Group Video Production

StageScreen reveal new screen, multi format, multi size.

In response to requests from leading AV rental dealers, the StageScreen is a totally new concept in projection screen design. It is designed specifically to be flown, but can also be used with legs. Either way, it is the strongest and most rigid screen on the market.

The truss system is completely modular. All available sizes of StageScreen are built from combinations of the same 6 standard color-coded frame sections pictured below. Not only does this make screen assembly faster and easier, but if a frame section should ever become damaged you can replace it in seconds without tools.

AV rental dealers can easily streamline their inventory with the StageScreen. You can change a Multiformat to an NTSC, HDTV, or 16:10 format at minimal cost by exchanging or removing a few frame sections (separate viewing surface required). The return on investment becomes immediately evident when comparing the cost of several sizes of folding truss screens to the StageScreen. Legs are constructed using the same truss sections as the frame. New! Dress Kit now available!

* The StageScreen utilizes an 8” truss that is significantly stronger than traditional truss folding screens.
* It is engineered to hold tolerance after repeated usage.
* Color coded frame sections ensure fast and easy assembly.
* Draper performed in-house testing of the strength of the StageScreen truss compared to a folding truss screen. The results were dramatic: StageScreen proved to be over 60% stronger, holding strong long after the folding truss failed.
* The image area of each screen is exact and true to format.
* StageScreen can be assembled in about half the time of a comparable truss folding screen. (see video)
* No hinges, no snaps, and no Handy Cranks are required.
* Frame sections are connected with permanently attached threaded links and guide pins. No lost handy cranks.
* Easy to follow color-coded assembly instructions are included with each StageScreen
* StageScreen features a revolutionary new viewing surface attachment method. Using the attached DuraLoop™ bungee cord loops with handy nylon pull-tabs, simply hook the surface to the posts on the frame. DuraLoops are longer lasting than traditional snaps, and provide even self-centering tension for the viewing surface. You’ll never want to use snaps again.
* The viewing surface is stretched perfectly flat, resulting in the highest picture quality. Standard viewing surfaces include: Black-Backed M1300, the perfect Matt White diffusing surface and Cineflex (1.3 gain), a neutral grey for rear projection.

Resource Group AV inc, Lakeland FL

Contact: 863 701 2010


Resource Group has video content published for 3rd week running

Congratulations to the video crew of Resource Group who for the last three weeks have had a live music video they shot either shown on TV or appearing on a major music website. In the last three weeks Resource GRoup has had video content on, and this week

This week the videos are from the Chicago Double Doors event sponsored by Coors Light.

The three bands videoed were: Peter Bjorn and John, Blind Pilot and The Henry Clay People.

Screenshot of Rhapsody Rocks website with the three bands videoed by Resource Group recently

Screenshot of Rhapsody Rocks website with the three bands videoed by Resource Group recently

To play the songs and see additional photos of the recorded bands go to Rhapsody Rocks Chicago .

The music videos were recorded with 5 Panasonic P2 cameras in HD at 720p and 24frames.

Rhapsody Online
Coors Light
Double Doors Chicago
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Resource Group video showing on Rolling

Resource Group at Bonnaroo Festival
Recently we had the pleasure of working with and shooting a video at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee.

Here is a screen shot of the video section of showing one of the three bands that they are showing online now from the footage Resource Group shot at the Festival.

Click on to take you to the Rolling Stone website then click on “exclusive videos” to see the three bands Resource Group recorded video for.

The three bands were Janelle Monae, American Princes, Chairlift.

Resource Group video Bonnaroo festival for Rhapsody &   video by Resource group, AV, crew and technicians.

Resource Group video crew filming at Bonnaroo festival for Rhapsody and

If you look carefully during the videos you can see two of the hand held video crew on stage – Its Joey Hero on Stage Left and Nic Dugger on SR, Robert and Tyler are on the other two cameras.

Cameras were Panasonic ENG’s recording to P2 cards and then transferred to DDR’s to go to editors.

Bonnaroo Festival

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Can you make this look like HD?

I recently had a client who wanted their project to look like HD, notice the word “look”. When we finally got down to what they really wanted they meant the wide screen look of HD, for play back.

Their budget was well under the normal amounts required to produce a HD video, so we compromised and went to get that look and feel of HD.

First we made sure that all the cameras were able to shoot wide screen in SD – Panasonic AG-DVX100B and added a little 24p for effect.
Next we had to look closely at the lighting and add a couple of fresnels to increase the lighting luminance on the small set and then shoot the video.
In editing the video, everything was cut to give that pristine look with virtually no compression, and by the time it was transferred to DVD it looked great.

For additional costs we could have upgraded the finished video and run it on Blue Ray.
If you looked close- no it was not HD but on a Plasma or LCD screen it still looked good.


Gloriana playing “Wild at Heart” at CMT – Rhapsody original

Here is a great chance to see the work that Resource Group AV does!

Go to the CMT link here to see the live HD recording of Gloriana at CMT for Rhapsody Rocks.

Gloriana at CMT Rhapsody Rocks in Nashville - Video by Resource Group AV, Lakeland, FL, 863 701 2010, Stephen Brown, RG, audio visual, videos, filming, production, tech crew,

Gloriana at CMT Rhapsody Rocks in Nashville - Video by Resource Group AV

Gloriana singing Wild at Heart

Filmed with 4 x Panasonic P2 cameras, Panasonic HD switcher and recorded to 32track ProTools.


http://www.rhapsody .com

NEW displayLED hits Ashes crowd for six at Headingley – UK

displayLED has installed a 102m2 LED scoreboard at Headingley Carnegie cricket ground in time for the 4th npower Ashes Test against Australia in August. The 16×6.4m screen is the largest LED video display in a UK sports venue.

The digiLED screen provides full scoreboard capabilities, video replays, advertising and sponsorship video, text and graphics for the 17,000 capacity crowd.

The previous display area included an outdated fixed scoreboard system, housed in less than a third of the available display area, static signage taking up another third and the final third allocated to an LED video screen which the Yorkshire County Cricket Cround (YCCC) rented in for high profile matches. The permanent digiLED screen will show cricket scoring data and video, removing the need for a rental screen.

The digiLED Ld10S screen has an effective pixel pitch of 10mm and an effective resolution of 1600×640 and will display video images, scores and graphics. The screen was built to a custom size, using LED tiles inserted into bespoke modules to get as close as possible to the original dimensions of the structure and maximise the display area.

The digiLED screen comes complete with digiPRO HD video processing supplied by displayLED and a scoring control system, supplied by Technographics.

The installation of the digiLED screen, ground developments and the new Carnegie Pavilion are part of a number of improvements to develop Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground into a ground satisfying the ECB’s requirements for Category A venues.

Stewart Regan, chief exec of the YCCC said: ‘The screen will add real value to the match day experience for our supporters bringing scores, video replays and sponsors’ logos to the fans. It is also another vital piece of the jigsaw needed in satisfying the criteria for staging major international cricket events.’