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The Colossus video display at Bristol Motor Speedway features digiLED Toura6 6mm LED panels, 240 panels per side.
The Colossus video display at Bristol Motor Speedway features digiLED Toura6 6mm LED panels, 240 panels per side.

Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee Installs Massive Center-Hung Video Display

Frank Hammel;
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BRISTOL, TN — The “Colossus” video display, suspended by cables attached to four giant, purpose-built towers outside the stadium at Bristol Motor Speedway, is being called the world’s largest outdoor center-hung video display. Each of the four panels on the display measure 30 by 63 feet (HxW), and each is comprised of 240 digiLED Toura6 6mm LED panels (24 x 10, WxH). Along with digLED, GoVision and Panasonic were involved in this project. The display will also feature prominently in the Battle of Bristol, which is expected to set a record as the biggest college football game ever when the University of Tennessee/Knoxville faces off against Virginia Tech on Sept. 10. Some 150,000 spectators are expected to attend.

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Production designer Trenton Dick crafted the visual looks for the event.
Production designer Trenton Dick crafted the visual looks for the event.

2016 Miss Florida Pageant Returns with PixelFLEX LED Video Assist

Nook Schoenfeld
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LAKELAND, FL – Taking center stage inside the Lakeland Center, the 2016 Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant showcased 48 contestants all vying for the opportunity to compete for the coveted title of Miss America. Held in conjunction with the Miss Florida Outstanding Teen Pageant, production designer Trenton Dick was once again working behind the scenes at Miss Florida, and was asked this year to build upon the previous pageant's LED video design. So with an expanded budget and some increased expectations, Dick decided to create three LED video walls for the event using FLEXLite Plus 6.9mm and FLEXCurtain HD 12.5mm LED video technology from Nashville-based PixelFLEX.

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Coldplay at Wembley, photo by Fifth Estate
Coldplay at Wembley, photo by Fifth Estate

Coldplay Tours with Visuals Assist from Avolites Ai Media Servers

Nook Schoenfeld
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CHICAGO For Coldplay's current stadium tour, A Head Full of Dreams, video director Ben Miles chose to work with British manufacturer Avolites and Avolites' Ai media server distributor and technical specialist RES (Realtime Environment Systems) to design what he describes as 'the ultimate video system' for the British rockers. The band performed four shows (June 15, 16, 18 and 19) at London's Wembley Stadium, pictured here.

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The installation makes use of 15 AV Stumpfl’s Wings VIOSO software packages for calibration and projection mapping, 15 Wings VIOSO servers for playback of high-resolution content, Wings Touch for simplified operation and Wings Avio Manager for system control and communication between system components.
The installation makes use of 15 AV Stumpfl’s Wings VIOSO software packages for calibration and projection mapping, 15 Wings VIOSO servers for playback of high-resolution content, Wings Touch for simplified operation and Wings Avio Manager for system control and communication between system components.

Elaborate Projection Feature at Shopping Mall in Berlin Makes Use of AV Stumpfl Technologies

Nook Schoenfeld
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BERLIN, Germany - AV Stumpfl's multimedia and presentation technology was installed to support an elaborate AV feature within Berlin’s shopping center, Das Schloss. The project took two years for design and planning, two months for installation and two weeks just to set up. F1 Gesellschaft für Informationstechnologien und Managementberatung mbH, working in collaboration with VIOSO GmbH, installed 15 AV Stumpfl’s Wings VIOSO software packages for calibration and projection mapping, 15 Wings VIOSO servers for playback of high-resolution content, Wings Touch for simplified operation and Wings Avio Manager for system control and communication between system components.

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Three Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors beamed 90,000 lumens of projected light onto the facade of the Monastery of San Esteban in Salamanca, Spain.
Three Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors beamed 90,000 lumens of projected light onto the facade of the Monastery of San Esteban in Salamanca, Spain.

Sono Uses Christie Boxer Projectors for Mapped Projection on Spanish Monastery

Nook Schoenfeld
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SALAMANCA, Spain — In 1524, the Dominican Order built the Monastery of San Esteban in Salamanca, a building combining Gothic and Baroque styles with a Plateresque façade. Nearly 500 years later, this façade was mapped for the Festival de Luz y Vanguardias held earlier this year for the first time. Three Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors, managed by the rental and staging company Sono, lit up the façade with an impressive mapped projection, makeing use of a combined  90,000 lumens of projected light.

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DEX at Stockholm's Mall of Scandinavia
DEX at Stockholm's Mall of Scandinavia

Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm, Sweden Features 65-Meter-Long LED Sculpture, d3 Control

Nook Schoenfeld
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The Mall of Scandinavia near the center of Stockholm features DEX, a ceiling-mounted, 65-meter-long light sculpture made from 3,800 LED strips. Each of the LED strips has 64 individually controllable pixels. London-based video architecture firm BAJT created the volumetric content for DEX using d3's creative suite, the Notch realtime 3D engine and Autodesk 3ds Max 3D animation software.

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Live Legends’ creative director Daan Oomen was responsible for the show design concept. Photo by Illuminate Productions for Live Legends.
Live Legends’ creative director Daan Oomen was responsible for the show design concept. Photo by Illuminate Productions for Live Legends.

LED Visuals at Shanghai’s MYTH Electronic Music Festival Managed by d3 4x4pro Media Servers

Nook Schoenfeld
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SHANGHAI – China's biggest indie record label Modern Sky got into the EDM game with the two-stage, two day MYTH Electronic Music Festival in Shanghai. The lineup includes Diplo, Goldie, Knife Party, Dexter King among others. d3 Studio partner Live Legends, under their Chinese brand United Live Creations, provided comprehensive creative and technical services for the festival. Using d3, United Live Creations handled everything from concept to execution for the festival, which showcased 40 local and international DJs.

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ECLPS used 213 of the EPT6IP video panels for a large, upstage IMAG display (42’ wide x 19’ high)
ECLPS used 213 of the EPT6IP video panels for a large, upstage IMAG display (42’ wide x 19’ high)

Kiss 108 Summer Concert near Boston Uses ECLPS-supplied Elation EPT6IP LED Displays

Nook Schoenfeld
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MANSFIELD, MA For Boston-based radio station Kiss 108’s summer concert, staged June 18 at Xfinity Center, East Coast Lighting & Production Services, Inc. (ECLPS) provided Elation Professional’s EPT6IP LED video panels. The screens gave the crowds a closer look at performances by a lineup that included Halsey, Flo Rida, Charlie Puth, The Chainsmokers, Iggy Azalea and Nelly, and they were also used to feature a variety of custom content. ECLPS supplied all of the lighting and video products for the annual summer event.

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KUSI-TV Chief Engineer Fred Swift sought replacements that would also improve the visual quality of their news productions.
KUSI-TV Chief Engineer Fred Swift sought replacements that would also improve the visual quality of their news productions.

KUSI-TV Using Hitachi Kokusai Z-HD6000 Cameras for HD News Production

Nook Schoenfeld
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SAN DIEGO — San Diego television station KUSI-TV has deployed five Z-HD6000 HDTV studio production cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. to enhance image quality and operational versatility for the broadcaster’s live news productions. When the first-generation HD cameras used in its news studio became time-consuming and costly to maintain, KUSI-TV Chief Engineer Fred Swift sought replacements that would also improve the visual quality of their news productions.

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