From 7 to 16 March 2014 the Sunset+Vine production team were based in our 7,550 square foot Stage 9, at Elstree Studios.
Two thirds of the studio floor was utilised for the set, which included a huge 70 panel LED screen. The remaining third of the floor space was converted into a large production office with studio and off air monitoring and IT and phone provision for a crew of 30.
Presenters Ade Adepitan and Jonathan Edwards on set in Stage 9 at Elstree Studios
Our technical team transformed Stage 9’s existing production office into a post production hub, installing four Avid Symphony edit suites to cut features, highlights packages and the recorded highlights programme which went out each evening. EVS servers, Avid online storage, IP Director workstations and graphics systems were also installed to support the recordings and playout.
At the end of the 10-day event over 300 hours of content had been recorded and Sunset+Vine took away all of the media on a drive for use at a later date, via EVS XFile.
A wide angle shot of the set in Stage 9 at Elstree Studios
Sunset+Vine delivered nearly 180 hours of coverage, comprising of nearly 80 hours of live coverage across ten days to Channel 4 and More 4 and a further 100 hours of video on demand content via two Paralympic Extra streams. It included live coverage from all five of the winter sports – Alpine Skiing, Ice Sledge Hockey, Wheelchair Curling, Biathlon and Cross-country Skiing.