Projection Connection News

Barco C5

WorldStage is First in US with Barco C5 LED Technology

PLSN Staff •
  • Projection Connection News
• June 27, 2012

NEW YORK – WorldStage has become the first company in the U.S. to acquire Barco’s new C5 5.5mm pixel pitch, black-face indoor LED display.  “By investing in the C5 we’ll be able to deliver a better-looking product over its lifespan than our competitors,” says Weisberg.  “The C5 may be a more expensive system but it is a high value-based product any way you look at it.”
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Rick Hansen Celebration 25 photo: CTV & Teresa Corsie

Electric Aura Sets Design in Motion for Rick Hansen Celebration 25

PLSN Staff •
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• June 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, BC - Electric Aura Projects set the design in motion for ‘Rick Hansen Celebration 25.’ The May 22 event, aired June 24 on CTV, honored the 25-year achievements of Rick Hansen, a well-known Paralympic athlete. It was in 1985 when Hansen set off in his wheelchair on his Man in Motion World Tour, covering 40,000 kilometers through 34 countries in over 26 months to raise funds for spinal cord research.

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Eurovision 2012

Creative Technology Rose to the Visual Challenge of Eurovision Song Contest 2012

PLSN Staff •
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• June 25, 2012

BAKU, Azerbaijan — For the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 (ESC), the numbers hint at the magnitude of the production’s need for video support: 1.52 million video LED pixels; 1,380 square meter LED screens; 10 kilometers of fiber optics; 7,270 working hours divvied up among 22 team members; 868 flight cases; 90 tons of equipment; transportation with a Jumbo 747 freighter; 14 Green Hippo media servers; 2,100 meter LED strips; 12 HD projectors; and an estimated 120 million spectators worldwide. Read More...

The Cube

S+H Technical LED Floor is Core of ‘The Cube’

PLSN Staff •
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• June 22, 2012

DEVON, UK - S+H Technical Support again supplied its LED Video Floor to television game show, The Cube. The floor of The Cube becomes a volatile and unpredictable physical boundary with which contestants have to deal and overcome while they perform the tasks. The Video Floor uses three RGB LEDs positioned next to each other to populate the LED PCBs - as opposed to SMD boards - which produces a specific quality of pixel suited to the gaming video content displayed on the floor.

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Nokia launch

WorldStage, Nicki Minaj Help Launch Smart Phone in Times Square

PLSN Staff •
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• June 21, 2012

NEW YORK – Times Square came to a standstill as thousands of fans turned out to watch Nicki Minaj perform live and celebrate the launch of a Nokia smartphone in North America. WorldStage provided audio and lighting support for the top-secret project, which was difficult to keep under wraps while trying to work at night in the busy Times Square. Read More...

Peavey MediaMatrix

Peavey Announces Video Scaling & Control for MediaMatrix

PLSN Staff •
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• June 20, 2012

Peavey announced that system integrators can now use its MediaMatrix networkable digital audio system to extend video switching and scaling to all control interfaces within MediaMatrix projects. Read More...

Electric Showcase

Loop Light Uses Pandoras Box for Electric Showcase

PLSN Staff •
  • Projection Connection News
• June 18, 2012

MARBURG, Germany - Lighting and video design company LOOP LIGHT normally uses a large number of projectors and technologically challenging setups on a big scale. Lately they’ve been thinking small is beautiful, using the coolux Pandoras Box Player’s warping and compositing features to micro-map onto small to mid-sized products within a standardized glass case.
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Surf the Musical

Adaptive Video Walls Aims for Record with Surf the Musical

PLSN Staff •
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• June 14, 2012

LAS VEGAS — Adaptive Video Walls and Displays has teamed up with Sharp Electronics and WorldStage to create what they hope may be one of the world’s largest flown LCD video wall display. The companies built the display for Surf the Musical, a new production in Las Vegas featuring the 1960s Songs of the Beach Boys, and it has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.
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H2O Festival

H2O Music Festival Just Adds GoVision

PLSN Staff •
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• June 14, 2012

DALLAS - Saturday’s H2O Music Festival featured LED video screens from GoVision LP to ensure the thousands of fans could see Tiesto, Weezer, Mana, Juanes, Snoop Dogg and others on the bill. GoVision erected twin 39 ft x 28 ft LED walls on each side of the main stage, along with a split 30 ft x 48 ft upstage backdrop screen, all configured from their inventory of Daktronics PST-12HD tiles.

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J. Thor Productions Adds LED Panels to Rental Inventory

PLSN Staff •
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• June 12, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — J. Thor Productions recently expanded its rental inventory with 10mm pixel-pitch indoor/outdoor LED video panels made by TopVision. The new LED panels are available for corporate and special event production needs along with I-Mag for concerts and festivals.

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Fatboy Slim

XL Video Sets the Scene for Fatboy Slim

PLSN Staff •
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• June 12, 2012

BRIGHTON, UK - XL Video supplied 200 square meters of LED screen, cameras, crew and more to Fatboy Slim’s Fifth Beach Bootique show, which was the first entertainment event to be staged at the new Amex Community Stadium at Falmer, Brighton, UK. The wide-screen design created for the stage comprised seven screens. This was a collaborative concept evolved by Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), creative director Tim Fleming, production manager Mark Ward and LD Steven Abbiss.
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Mini-Dome exterior

Visual Acuity Designs San Francisco’s ‘Earthquake’

PLSN Staff •
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• June 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO  – After its design and construction of the California Academy of Sciences’ planetarium in 2008, Visual Acuity has returned to assist with the design of ‘Earthquake.’ The new installation includes a walk-through model of the Earth, an interactive space designed to teach earthquake preparedness, and a quake simulator resembling an old Victorian house.
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