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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.”

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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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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.

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XL Video For Shangri La at Glastonbury Posted: 17/07/2014
XL Video For Shangri La at Glastonbury

XL Video supplied creative video projection and control to the Shangri La area at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Pilton in Somerset, UK, helping to give this popular immersive, interactive fictional world a real edge.

XLs Nick Diacre project managed two specialist video installations working for technical producers PF Events and their Technical Production Manager Seain Loughlin, who received their brief from Shangri Las Creative Director Debs Armstrong.

Tags: XL Video | Glastonbury | Shangri La | video | projection | Barco | media servers
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XL Events Realigned to XL Video as Company Focuses on Single Brand Posted: 05/11/2013
XL Events Realigned to XL Video as Company Focuses on Single Brand
In 2009 XL Video started XL Events as a specialist division to focus on supplying the corporate and events industry with its technical AV equipment and services.
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Fun for XL Video at Hammersmith Posted: 29/04/2013
Fun for XL Video at Hammersmith

XL Video supplied LED screens, cameras, Hippotizer media servers and control for the high profile London show by chart-topping and Grammy Award winning New York based indie pop band, Fun.

The video and lighting design was by Paul Normandale. He was approached by management and asked to come up with an inventive concept specifically for the sold-out Hammersmith Apollo show on the bands latest UK tour. Once again, he teamed up with XL Video to help make this happen, working closely with XLs Project Manager, Gareth Jeanne.

Tags: XL Video | Pixled F-12 | Barco Projectors | Hippotizer Media Servers | LED | Starcloth
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XL Video Supplies Biffy Clyro Opposites UK Arena tour Posted: 18/04/2013
XL Video Supplies Biffy Clyro Opposites UK Arena tour

XL Video supplied full video production including 457 tiles of Pixled F12 LED, PPU / cameras, Catalyst media servers and crew for the recent UK arena leg of Biffy Clyros Opposites world tour.

The Ayrshire rockers sixth studio album has been their first to take the Number One slot creating huge excitement! The sold out tour featured a fabulous set created by show designer / director Misty Buckley, an intricate tree-like structure at first glance which at second squint could morph into of a pair of lungs, complete with the arterial / branch complexity of both structures. This set piece also featured integral video elements.

It was b

Tags: XL Video | PPU | IMAG | LED | Pixled F12 | Catalyst Media Servers | Biffy Clyro
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XL Video Steps Up To Stadiums with Coldplay Posted: 05/07/2012
XL Video Steps Up To Stadiums with Coldplay

XL Video continues to supply Coldplays phenomenal Mylo Xyloto (MX) world tour with LED screens, cameras / HD PPU, media servers and control plus crew, which has stepped up to play stadiums shows in the UK and Europe.

The expanded design features XL Videos brand new Pixled F-12 LED screen product. XL Video is the first company in the UK to take delivery of this impressively bright and clear surface.

Tags: XL Video | Coldplay | LED screens | HD PPU | Catalyst media servers | Pixled F-12 | IMAG
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