Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ordway Theater

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra needed a high-end, multicamera, robotic live production and streaming system installed at the Ordway Theater. The system had to provide superior video and audio fidelity while making use of the Ordway’s existing infrastructure.
The project incorporated high-end Sony cameras, Vinten robotic heads, Ross video router and switcher, Yamaha digital audio mixer, and multiple AJA file recorders. Z Systems demonstrated its flexibility and versatility by creating custom interfaces for cameras, screens, and joystick controls. The Sony camera bodies lacked mount points for an A/C adapter. This was solved by modifying off-the-shelf V-mount plates to result in a compact arrangement that’s unobtrusive in the concert hall. One camera is tripod-mounted and used on-stage; the Integration Department fabricated a custom, low profile, quick-disconnect so that the rig may be introduced or withdrawn in a flash.