Ok, I know this request for info will cover a lot of different areas, but I'm hoping folks will point and help where they can ....
I am getting a grant to build a travelling demonstration kitchen/chef roadshow stage - based in a 20ft trailer, with a marquee attached.
I have previously been doing chef demos, and have used various bits of kit to help with the A/V - normally a camcorder linked up to a data projector, back projected onto a screen behind the demo as here Take 3 Chefs 12 - YouTube - a few other videos here (Take 3 Chefs - YouTube under my Take 3 Chefs Banner)
Plus a roving camcorder
Miked up into seperate PA, using lapel mikes and handhelds
this is all basically cobbled together with bits of kit I have, and whatever in-house stuff is at the venue.
now, with the grant, I have a chance to get a proper set-up, and so am looking for advice!
I'm not sure whether to go down a fully pc/digital route, or a more analogue route - or indeed, what is possible.
ideally we want to run 3 or 4 cameras, into a screen or 2 and maybe a TV or 2, depending on what works best at the location
Would be good to be able to record directly, and even to live broadcast / webcast !
A roving cam and mic for interviewing audience during tastings
All run off a generator - think Chef demo kitchen in a county showfield
So, I am looking for any help advice as to what routes to go, any links to kit / suppliers / budgets
My initial starting thoughts for a "shopping list are "
Cameras - is it possible to go down the remote pan, tilt zoom route?
Camera controller / Vision Mixer
PA - and Mics, and sound controller / mixer
rear and front projection screens
TV screens - 40" up
any wireless kit needed
lighting and stands/rigs
someone has mentioned to me that CCTV kit may do the job, but I'm not convinced, unless the quality is very good
The stage may also be used for other things - eg speakers, seminars, live music. So any versatility with the kit would be good - although I know a live music PA will be needed as a different spec to the one for chef demos - is it worth speccing this from the start, or running 2 systems
Budget .... well, lets say I have several thousand £'s for the whole project - so I am not looking at doing this on a grand, but also, I am not in the "studio" type arena - think £5000 give or take a few grand for the AV side ....
Just browsing about, I have seen this Roland VR-3 AV Mixer - am I going down the right route....?
Any help gratefully received -
I'll cook you some demo food when it's up and running !
Mark "Chef" Dale