With some extraordinary sights and sounds over the previous 2 days, Monday evening saw what some would describe as the pinnicle of the celebrations take place.
Staged in the stunning surroundings of the Queen Victoria Memorial, against the spectacular backdrop of Buckingham Palace, the BBC and Gary Barlow presented a star-studded concert featuring an eclectic mix of names including Jools Holland, Elton John, JLS, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Jessie J, Will.i.am and the legend that is Sir Paul McCartney as well as many more.
For over 2 hours, 20,000 ticket holders stood and sat mesmerised at the performances which went on along with approx. 250,000 people congregating in the Mall and many millions watching at home as and tributes were made to her majesty the queen. The event was concluded by an impressive array of over 5000 fireworks.
Working with our OB partner and the BBC, we were there throughout.
Having supplied EVS systems previously, we integrated 4 Avid Nitris DX systems into the flow together with an Avid Unity, Avid Interplay and Avid Transfer engines to allow a seamless workflow for editors to cut highlights packages for programs and features throughout the evening and overnight ready for transmission.
Broadcast both here in the UK and overseas to millions of onlookers, both our guys on site (Phil and Tom) did a fantastic job at keeping things running without a hiccup. We saw the culmination of excellent planning, engineering, team work and skill in the praise they and we received.
A great weekend for all.