Nineteen high-end projectors from esteemed manufacturer, Christie, were used by the BBC during this year’s Red Nose Day charity event.
The projectors – which included eight Roadster WU20K-J WUXGA DLP projectors, six Roadster HD20K-J HD projectors and five WU12K-M WUXGA projectors – were used to create a comprehensive, professional AV solution that was able to cater for the six-and-a-half hour live broadcast that took place in March.
AV systems specialists, QED, provided the projectors and chose Christie projectors as they are able to deliver optimum quality in “every conceivable orientation”.
QED’s Paul Wingfield explained, “From our previous work for BBC there were no doubts about our ability to deliver such a complex technical project, but the big guarantee that we needed to provide the BBC concerned the projector reliability – there was no way in which any of the projectors could be backed up – and so we provided all the reasons why we trusted Christie projectors to deliver.”
The fourteen Roadster WU20K-J and HD20K-J projectors were installed in positions above the stage, while the five WU12K-M projectors were mounted in positions beneath it. When the set up was completed, they created a blended and continuous canvas for the show’s lighting and graphics.