Directors Corey Creasey and Ian Kibbey got a huge treat today on set as roger from Light Iron showed up at call time with his lighting in a Pelican case. Called the LIVEPLAY, this system is, simply put, AWESOME!
The whole thing fits in a small pelican gun case and includes a laptop, a wireless router, a couple of teradeks, a couple of iPads and some BnC cable.
i am sure it has been described here before, but if you missed it, LIVEPLAY will take the record queue from the camera and start ingesting and transcoding the take on the fly, finishing the process 5 seconds after the camera has cut. then it sends the encoded file through the freakin air to the waiting iPads. once the take hits the iPads it populates the LIVEPLAY interface and is ready for viewing.
The directors, client, agency, wardrobe, makeup, camera dept, script supervisor or whom ever can then playback that take to their hearts content. while watching it they can take notes, click the ui pre-populated edit decision fields (good take, bad take...) all in the comfort of their directors chair.
Ian and Corey simply love it and their producer david lambert from Terry Timely from san francisco was blown away at the amount of time it saved us on set as these guys had all the footage from the day literally at their finger tips.
I will include a couple of clips below of Ian at the controls. I think in the near future when this is made available for purchase or license it will be a must have for busy DIT's.