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oXyFire & Chrome Productions Utilise Quicklink Studio to Create a Virtual Studio Interview with High-Profile Football Manager

Quicklink Studio (ST55) has been used to assist in a production of a virtual studio interview between a high-profile, top European football manager based in a studio in London, and an interviewer based in a second studio in Dublin, Ireland.

For the production, Quicklink Studio (ST55) was used to provide a conversation between London, Dublin and the Sheffield based Master Control Room (MCR). Using Scarlett audio interfaces into laptops based in London and Dublin, Quicklink Studio (ST55) facilitated a bi-directional Conference call between both parties as well as the MCR.

To achieve a successful REMI virtual studio production, both the interview and interviewee were carefully positioned in a green screened environment to allow for a virtual backdrop to be applied. To allow for natural conversation, monitors were strategically placed at the other's eye-line, to make it appear as though they were making eye contact throughout the interview.

“Quicklink was a vital part of the virtual production workflow. I needed a system I had faith in and could trust to deliver. I’ve used Quicklink Studio many times over the pandemic and it’s proved rock solid. I wouldn’t want to use anything else; especially on such high-profile projects.” said Jay Rozanski, Creative Director at oXyFire Media.

Hannah Chitty, Producer at Chrome Productions added: “This was a very technical job and as always oXyFire Media were keen to take the challenge on. The project encountered a few challenges of which we managed to overcome, however the results provided by oXyFire and the Quicklink solutions were fantastic.”

Quicklink Studio (ST55) enables the gathering of high-quality video and audio contributions from a laptop or mobile device with no apps or software installations required. Contributors can be invited by an operator to contribute via SMS, WhatsApp, email or by generating a shareable URL link. From the Quicklink Manager, the operator is then able to remotely control and configure the contributor’s device camera, microphone, speaker settings, resolution, data bandwidth and latency if required.