TriCaster 860 Powered International Jazz Day Live Concert from Havana

Fantastic post from the NewTek blog! – PN

A number of companies and organizations, including UNESCO, collaborated to sponsor a major live concert for International Jazz Day, April 30, 2017.  Hosted by Will Smith,  the event included performances from UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock,  UNESCO Artist for Peace Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling, Chucho Valdés Oficial, Quincy Jones and more than 50 world-renowned artists.

Jose Burgos helms the TriCaster 860

Switching the live show was Jose Burgos of BurgosFX, a certified TriCaster® operator and trainer, shown above in rehearsal for the show. Video equipment in action for the broadcast and live streaming production included:

  • TriCaster 860® 8-Input Multi-Camera Live Production System with IP workflow, with TriCaster Advanced Edition software
  • 8 Sony HDC-2500 cameras with studio kits
  • Two Camera Control Units (CCU)  and operators
  • Remote controlled tower camera on dolly tracks
  • NewTek ISOCorder Pro to record source footage and output via NewTek NDI™ IP technology from the network
  • Odyssey 7Q+ recorders for redundant recordings of the camera feeds and output

The live show fed to Cuba TV at 5:00 PM, and delayed broadcast went to YouTube and Facebook at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

During the rehearsals, Burgos remarked, “This has been so far an amazing experience for not just the Jazz, but an honor to be requested to be the TriCaster OP and switch the show.”

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