The glamour of the Oscars made a red carpet appearance at the Ambler Theater in Ambler, PA, thanks to the help of the Kramer VP−728 ProScale™ Digital Scaler/Switcher, Kramer PT−571/PT−572+ DGKat™ twisted pair transmitter/receivers and Kramer DGKat twisted pair cable. The annual Oscars party at the non−profit, community−based movie theater welcomed hundreds of guests for pre−awards show activities and the Oscar broadcasting high-definition splendor.
When planning the party, executives at the Ambler Theater hoped to show the Bravo “red carpet” pre−Oscars HD telecast, the live Oscar broadcast, the Ambler Theater’s Oscars poll and live event announcements and raffle winners on all three of the theater’s screens. They also wanted to broadcast the Awards show in the theater lobby. The theaters already had high−brightness LCD projectors and a digital cinema server with HDMI output.
A/V technology consultant Pete Putman knew the event would require seamless switching capability to achieve all goals. He recommended Kramer equipment for the job. “The event required a switcher that could communicate easily with the different brands of equipment already in the theater and run it at a resolution of 1280x720p/60,” Putman said. “The Kramer unit is well−known for its flexibility and ability to deliver stunning picture quality.”