LCM Delivers Front and Center Live Performance in Ultra HD and HDR with Blackmagic Design

LCM used a full Blackmagic Design Ultra HD live production workflow to produce several episodes of critically-acclaimed television concert series “Front and Center.” Episodes were live streamed to Facebook Live and delivered in SDR for public television and HDR10 for DIRECTV. The episodes, which included virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Gary Clark Jr., were shot using URSA Broadcasts, Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks and Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, and switched using an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K live production switcher.

Recorded live at The Village recording studio in Los Angeles, LCM247 shot Gary Clark Jr.’s performance with two URSA Broadcasts, with one handheld on stage and the other rigged on a 24 ft. jib, and eight Micro Studio Camera 4Ks that were situated around the venue and on the stage.

“When shooting live, the ergonomics of an URSA Broadcast with a good broadcast lens delivered better handheld shots in the fast paced environment,” said Patrick Heaphy, LCM247’s creative director, and producer and director of the episode. “The jib operator also needed a full broadcast zoom lens for the best results.”


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Gary Clark Jr.’s performance