Panasonic Virtual Conference
StudioX provided stream management services and remote studio facilities for a Panasonic virtual conference. Connecting over 500 industry experts, product users and partners, experiential agency Identity Group chose Immersive AV and the StudioX solution to take the 9th annual Toughbook Innovation Forum virtual.
Identity Group contacted Immersive AV with a detailed brief for the Toughbook Innovation Forum. A stable, reliable solution was required to stream multiple presenters in several virtual rooms for delegates to participate in. As with a physical event, a main stage and breakout rooms were required to run simultaneously. The output needed to be a seamless, high-quality streaming experience, customised to Toughbook branding.
Our stream management centre in Telford facilitated the remote studio broadcast of the Toughbook Innovation Forum.
Using state of the art IT infrastructure, our broadcast engineers produced the stream using three vMix encoding computers. One functioning as a virtual green room, cueing presenters before their slot, one mixing the live stream and another switching between inputs. We used an NDI network to capture each live feed, with the audio mixed and processed on an audio console in the stream management centre.
PowerPoint presentations content were hosted in Telford, with each speaker controlling their content using an internet clicker, eliminating the need to say ‘next slide please’.
Making the transition from a regular physical event to a virtual solution is a big step, with multiple requirements to cater for.
533 participants from around the world joined the virtual iteration of the Toughbook Innovation Forum 2020, with excellent feedback from Panasonic, Identity Group and the delegates who attended.
Once the event had been successfully delivered, the overarching opinion was that in the face of such challenging circumstances, the virtual event, facilitated by StudioX, exceeded the expectations of all concerned.