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disguise gx range powers video intensive MTV 2019 VMA show Posted: 11/11/2019
disguise gx range powers video intensive MTV 2019 VMA and rsquo;s show

In August 2019, MTV hosted its 36th Annual Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, USA. The awards saw performances from some of the biggest names in the modern music including Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Missy Elliot, and Miley Cyrus to name but a few. Broadcast globally, the show saw an audience of over 1.5million tune in to watch the show.

The show featured an eye-popping array of video elements throughout the show with used during performances and for stage design and text listings of performers and presenters. Entertainment design firm Visual Noise Creative LLC deployed ten disguise gx 2 media servers to facilitate the video intensive environment.

Jesse Ignjatovic, Co-Founder of the live entertainment production company Den of Thieves, executive produced this year’s show and helped spearhead the use of impressive visuals for the VMAs.

“MTV and Viacom continues to push the limits on television production year over year, and for us that means new scenery with massive amounts of integrated video,” says Trevor Burk, Creative Director and Screens Producer at Visual Noise Creative. “The set that Julio Himede designed this year was no exception and was almost entirely made of video. We needed a platform that enabled us to be creative, flexible and fast enough to get this monster of a show on its feet in a short amount of time.”

Tags: disguise | gx 2 | media servers | Earlybird | MTV VMA | VTProDesign | LED | SockPuppet | Den of Thieves | Visual Noise Creative LLC | 8K | Spyder | Bubble Agency
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KISS Embarks on the End of the Road World Tour with disguise Driving Complex and Dynamic Final Shows Posted: 30/10/2019
KISS Embarks on the and lsquo;End of the Road and rsquo; World Tour with disguise Driving Complex and Dynamic Final Shows

Iconic American rock band KISS are currently playing their last ever shows with the ‘End of the Road’ World tour. The band, who’s musical career spans over 40 years, opened the tour in January in Vancouver and will wrap up in Nagoya, Japan at the end of 2019, playing 112 dates in between.

True to the legacy of KISS, the larger-than-life tour is a massive production featuring lasers, floating drum kits, fire, pyrotechnics and more. disguise gx 2 media servers are powering a key part of the large-scale video for the tour, which features 17 LED video pods above the stage that move in and out via automated winches, a massive upstage LED video wall, and two side screens.

“KISS has an incredible visual legacy spanning multiple decades and multiple generations of fans,” says Danny Firpo, CEO of All of it Now. “Both Robert Long and Sooner Routhier from the SRAE team were incredible in their level of knowledge of the band’s catalogue on both a musical and visual level, and they spent days going through footage of the band from 1973 to the present. As a farewell tour, the content serves as a nostalgic retrospective, an environmental backdrop or as a dynamic lighting element while still being modular enough to make changes on the road to account for new songs and new content.”

Danny notes that, “What SRAE wanted to do with this show was use the content as an extension of the band’s stage presence without overshadowing them. This is why IMAG is such an important part of the show – because without all the bells and whistles, the band still puts on a pretty incredible show all by themselves.”

disguise’s gx 2 server was chosen for its Notch integration capabilities, Danny reports. “We’re not using a lot of video outputs for the show, but we have a lot of moments in the show where video needs to respond to audio, video or lighting data. The gx 2 gives us the graphics firepower we need to render some pretty complex 3D environments in real-time. The system was able to render out Notch IMAG effects effortlessly, and the linking of camera feeds to Notch scenes in disguise is simple and intuitive.”

Tags: KISS | disguise | gx 2 media server | \'End of the Road\' | Danny Firpo | LED
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Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019 Posted: 21/10/2019
Marco Borsato at De Kuip Stadium 2019

Dutch megastar Marco Borsato recently played a stream of sold out record breaking shows at De Kuip stadium in The Netherlands. The set included a huge scale canvas in the form of a 1,000 square-meter LED screen. To power the impressive visuals needed for this event, Michael Al-Far of MalfMedia and Jo Pauly of Visual Solutions turned to disguise servers to provide the power. Six disguise vx 4 and four disguise gx 2 media servers played key roles in the innovative production driving the video content and facilitating real-time IMAG grading of the live feed and the integration of Notch VFX and multicam AR in the massive main screen graphics.

Marco Borsato consistently has been one of the most successful and biggest grossing artists in the Netherlands in the last twenty years. For the 2019 shows, Marco specifically requested that the starting point for the De Kuip shows would be the level of last year’s Sportpalais concerts where the team first introduced cinematographic content. “As an artist and photographer Marco felt the time had come for him to be involved in every step of this exciting project, so we had creative freedom, but he had the final say. Together with Set and Lighting Designer Carlo Zaenen we created the content book in which we outlined the look and feel of every song.” says MalfMedia founder Michael Al-Far.

“Marco Borsato was adamant that the live feed would be treated to fit better in the cinematographic content,” Michael notes. As a result, MalfMedia approached Lewis Kyle White to apply his vast experience in IMAG grading for live shows on this project.

The outdoor show posed a number of challenges: starting in daylight and transitioning to night; a canvas that was by some measures the largest screen ever used for an arena rock concert; the IMAG live feed embedded into the content and not shown on side screens; and a set list of 37 songs that all needed to have the same standard of quality.

Tags: disguise | live events | concert touring | AR graphics | media servers | vx 4 | gx 2 | Marco Borsato | MalfMedia | Visual Solutions | Notch | real-time rendering | Bubble Agency
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disguise solutions power innovative video for the Ariana Grande Sweetener World Tour Posted: 15/10/2019
disguise solutions power innovative video for  Ariana Grande and rsquo;s Sweetener World Tour

Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour is underway with disguise 4x4pro media servers and OmniCal projector-calibration engine playing a key role in facilitating the ethereal, galaxy-themed visuals on stage.

The tour supports the artist’s fourth and fifth studio albums, ‘sweetener’ and ‘thank u, next.’ It kicked off in March 2019 in New York and wraps in December 2019 in California, comprising three legs and a total of 102 dates in North America and Europe.

“The tour was designed to highlight the range and femininity of Ariana and create an ever-transforming space for her to perform her latest albums and give the audience an immersive experience to dive into as they witness Ariana's journey through her music,” says Loren Barton, Media Department Director with Lumentech. He has overseen the projection and media departments in support of many recent projects by Production and Lighting Designer LeRoy Bennett. Possible Productions produced the motion graphics for the show, which sees the stage brought to life with visuals of space during the song ‘NASA’, the visuals then turn the stage into a planet, a moon and a galaxy. From conversations with Ariana herself, Michael Figge and his team at Possible created a stage theme for each song that reinforced the choreography and lighting.

Tags: disguise | live events | concerts | Ariana Grande | video mapping | projector calibration | 4x4pro media servers | OmniCal | Bubble Agency
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disguise powers giant 4K video display for esports Championship Series tournament Posted: 09/09/2019
disguise powers giant 4K video display for esports Championship Series tournament

Esports Championship Series (ECS) Season 7, the latest iteration of the world’s most-watched CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) tournament, took place earlier this year, culminating in a four-day final in June at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London. The 16 groups that started the event were gradually reduced to four teams, which then battled through a knock-out competition to determine the season’s champions.

Tags: disguise | FACEIT | Bluman | gx 2c | esports | live production | live events | gx 1 | gx 2 | media servers | 4K | Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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disguise Drives Content for Dave and Psychodrama World Tour Posted: 31/07/2019
disguise Drives Content for Dave and rsquo;s and lsquo;Psychodrama and rsquo; World Tour

Dave, the young English rapper, singer/songwriter and record producer, has begun his ‘Psychodrama’ World tour in support of his eponymous debut album released earlier this year. The show features a disguise solo media server driving dynamic video content by TAWBOX on the stage.

Tags: disguise | media servers | Dave | projection mapping | Glastonbury | LED | Notch
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Live Legends Utilises disguise Software and Hardware to Power Dynamic Shows at Nightclubs Across China Posted: 19/07/2019
Live Legends Utilises disguise Software and Hardware to Power Dynamic Shows at Nightclubs Across China

When Creative Director Daan Oomen of Amsterdam-based live experience architects Live Legends created turnkey show experiences for a series of nightclubs in China, he turned to disguise pro range media servers to drive dynamic LED video screens at each location.

Tags: disguise | Live Legends | software | hardware | APAC | OTKun | LED | media server | SMPTE | UDP
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disguise drives video content for Muse World Tour Posted: 26/06/2019
disguise drives video content for Muse and rsquo;s and lsquo;Simulation Theory and rsquo; World Tour

Multi-award-winning rock band Muse has embarked on their ‘Simulation Theory’ World Tour in support of their eighth studio album. The tour began in February 2019 in Houston, Texas, USA playing 53 dates across North America, Europe, Asia and South America along the way before concluding in Santiago, Chile in October 2019. A disguise gx 2 media server, provided by PRG, drives video and real-time Notch content for the show, which is currently on its European leg, playing at stadium venues.

Tags: disguise | media servers | Muse | earlybird visual LLC | Notch | Frame48 | PRG
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disguise supports SACO to Reach New Heights at Burj Khalifa, Worlds Tallest Building in Dubai Posted: 04/06/2019
disguise supports SACO to Reach New Heights at Burj Khalifa, World and rsquo;s Tallest Building in Dubai

Burj Khalifa, developed and owned by Emaar Properties Dubai, rises 2,722 feet and 163 stories to pierce the desert skyline. It teamed with SACO on an initiative to light up the skyscraper’s east façade and provide high-resolution video capabilities for what became the ‘Light Up 2018’ New Year’s celebration. The groundbreaking show, viewed by more than one million people on site, earned a Guinness World Record for the largest laser light and sound show on a single building.

Tags: disguise | media servers | Burj Khalifa | Dubai | SACO | Middle East | 3D mapping | LED illumination | Guinness World Records
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Post Malone Spans the Globe on Beerbongs and Bentleys World Tour with Support from disguise Posted: 20/05/2019
Post Malone Spans the Globe on and lsquo;Beerbongs and amp; Bentleys and rsquo; World Tour with Support from disguise

The arena tour, with lighting design by Ben Dalgleish, began in February 2019 with multiple dates in Europe, South America and Australia, followed by US festival dates in June, before returning to Europe and the UK in August. The ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ album earned a number-one slot on the US Billboard 200 last year and broke several streaming records upon its release.

Tags: disguise | media servers | Post Malone | concert tour | live production | Notch | ROE | Kendrick Lamar | 3D visualisation | robust hardware | Bubble Agency
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disguise introduces the latest in powerful hardware and software innovations at InfoComm 2019 Posted: 15/05/2019
disguise introduces the latest in powerful hardware  and software innovations at InfoComm 2019

InfoComm 2019, Orlando, Booth #521 – disguise will showcase the latest in its software integrations for the US market at InfoComm 2019. On booth #521 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando between June 8 - 14, disguise will preview the powerful new gx 2c server, and also introduce the award-winning vx 4 server.

Tags: disguise | media servers | software upgrade | InfoComm 2019 | robust hardware | gx 2c | vx 4 | Bubble Agency
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Harmonic Announces Virtualized Version of its Market-Leading Spectrum X Media Server Posted: 10/04/2019
Harmonic Announces Virtualized Version of its Market-Leading Spectrum X Media Server
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced the launch of its virtualized Spectrum™ X solution, a software version of the company's market-leading media server running on customer-provided hardware. Leveraging the power of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computing, the virtualized solution offers new deployment options and advanced features.
Tags: Harmonic | Virtualized Version | Spectrum X Media Server | COTS Computing | Advanced Features | New Deployment Options
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Painting with Light makes Senses for Panasonic at ISE Posted: 21/02/2018
Painting with Light makes and ldquo;Senses and rdquo; for Panasonic at ISE

International creative design practice Painting with Light was commissioned by Panasonic to produce a high-impact multimedia live show for their booth at this year’s ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) expo at Amsterdam RAI.

Tags: Painting with Light | Panasonic | ISE 2018 | BlakTrax | d3 | media server | video | projection
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CPLs Got Constructive Talent Posted: 23/11/2017
CPLs Got Constructive Talent

Technical production specialist Central Presentations Ltd. (CPL) working with producers Constructive Communications, delivered full technical Production including a bespoke iPad App for Constructions Got Talent, a team-building / gala dinner conference event with a difference for leading independent construction and property services company, Wilmot Dixon.

Tags: CPL | stage | LED | d3 media server
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Painting with Light Supports Panasonic Roadshow Posted: 31/08/2017
Painting with Light Supports Panasonic Roadshow

Painting with Light continues its active collaboration with entertainment tech giant Panasonic through the current European Media & Entertainment Roadshow initiative which is showcasing the brands latest, high-powered projectors.

Tags: Painting with Light | Panasonic | Roadshow | BlakTrax | d3 | media server | Notch | video
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