Solid Video Excels at ASEAN Summit with Sony
Two weeks was all Solid Video had to transform 9,000m². at the World Trade Center in Manila, Philippines into an International Media Centre (IMC) for the 31st ASEAN Summit. The 6-day event which was held in November 2017 featured over 20 world leaders.
Established in 1984, Solid Video is no stranger to being thrust in the spotlight. Part of the Solid Group, it began its journey as a small department handling broadcast equipment sales and rentals. Through the years, it has transformed itself into a leader in providing project management and turnkey broadcast solutions to a wide range of clients including TV stations, production houses, churches and independent producers. It also supported various agencies of the Philippines government to set up important regional events including the ASEAN Summit in 2006 and the APEC Summit in 2015.
For the 31st ASEAN Summit, Solid Video made World Trade Center a hub for local and international journalists covering the summit’s various events, which were held at the WTC as well as other venues across the city. The IMC included 100 broadcast booths, 60 media rooms, a master control room, a 2,000-seat main briefing room, three large LED walls and booking centres for interviews and live video feeds.
Solid Video pulled out all the stops to equip the IMC with a full suite of advanced Sony equipment ranging from HD system cameras, remote studio cameras, XDCAM camcorders, multi-format switchers, mobile recorders, 3LCD projectors and more.
“It’s no secret that many of the world’s best news organizations use Sony products and technology,” Said Nestor Baloro, Head of Marketing and Engineering at Solid Video Corporation. “By equipping the IMC with Sony, many of the TV stations simply relied on our feeds provided directly to their booths. There was no need for them to deploy additional production crew.”
Another point highlighted by Baloro on Sony’s selection for the summit was its wide range of equipment. “Sony allowed us to choose the right product for the right task. For instance, the main briefing room was equipped with a four-cam set-up utilising the in a system camera configuration with an switcher. High security meeting venues meanwhile utilised the versatile compact robotic camera the . To capture heads of state arriving, we deployed the mounted on our fleet of OB vans. By working closely with Sony, we helped deliver the best of Philippines to the world.”
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