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Installing a complete newsroom remotely in a pandemic Posted: 09/09/2020
Installing a complete newsroom remotely in a pandemic

Production automation specialists nxtedition recently installed, commissioned, trained and handed over a four-studio newsroom system for Stockholm-based Expressen TV. Because of the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, nxtedition was forced to achieve all this remotely, yet still got the new system on-air, on-time and on-budget.

Tags: nxtedition | expressen tv | newsroom | remote working | microservices | virtualised architecture | COTS hardware | video production | workflows | prompters | automation | media asset management | transcoding | video servers | graphics systems | edit | playout | arvchive
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Save Money on Support of Your Servers, Storage and Networking Posted: 15/04/2020
Save Money on Support of Your Servers, Storage and Networking

Scale Logic Enterprise Support Services

In these difficult times all of us need to save money on our support contracts, and our partners at Scale Logic have all the answers.

Scale Logic have decades of experience in helping clients extend the life and investment of their servers, storage and networking.

They make it easy for IT managers and CFOs to save time and money!

 

Scale Logic offer customised SLAs to reduce IT maintenance spending by 50% -70% compared to OEMs and will deploy OEM certified engineers who are often the same engineers used by the OEM manufacturers.

 

They can increase your savings with other services including buying back equipment you no longer use and by sourcing new and/or factory refurbished equipment to expand your capacity and performance, including legacy products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Scale Logic | Enterprise Support | Servers | Storage | Networking | Polar Graphics
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disguise vx 4 Media Servers Play Key Role in Toyota Booth at The Tokyo Motor Show 2019 Posted: 23/01/2020
disguise vx 4 Media Servers Play Key Role in Toyota Booth at The Tokyo Motor Show 2019

The 46th biennial Tokyo Motor Show drew 1.3 million visitors in October unveiling many new vehicles and concept cars to eager crowds. The Toyota booth engaged guests with a giant LED canvas, interactive elements and live-gaming racing with help from disguise vx 4 media servers supplied by Hibino, a disguise Rental Partner.

“The booth’s main display was a seamless 77.4 meters long and 24,768 pixels wide LED wall” says Emu Hino, Technical Director. “The Future City CG on the main display, which served as the background for the entire booth, was immersive and exciting. The experience of being surrounded by it and interacting with various content in the booth was very special for visitors.”

Hino explains that, “the pixel width of the display was never shown before, and 6x 4K outputs for perfect pixel management and synchronisation was required. Instead of the conventional 8-bit 256 colours we also needed 10-bit 1,024 colours. So, this was a project where there was no compromise in terms of scale and image quality.”

Tags: disguise | vx4 media servers | Tokyo Motor Show | Toyota
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David Morris Joins FOR-A as Western Regional Sales Manager Posted: 22/01/2020
David Morris Joins FOR-A as Western Regional Sales Manager

David Morris has joined FOR-A as its western regional sales manager. The industry veteran will lead sales efforts across more than a dozen U.S. states, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Western Canada.

 

Tags: FOR-A | NAB 2020 | switchers | servers | live production
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Maggie Rogers Shines Brightly With Sapphire Touches Posted: 11/11/2019
Maggie Rogers Shines Brightly With Sapphire Touches

MIRRAD supplies two Avolites consoles for Ben Everett’s design for producer, songwriter and performer’s headlining tour

A lot has happened in Maggie Rogers’ world since 2016, when a video of her demoing a then-newly-recorded song, “Alaska,” for Pharrell Williams at NYU went viral. Following opening slots on major tours with both HAIM and Mumford & Sons last year, Rogers dropped her own major label debut, Heard It in a Past Life, this past January, which charted in the second highest slot of the Billboard 200. Consequently, the artist has spent much of 2019 on the road in support of the album, performing a sold-out fall headline tour in such iconic venues as Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Berkley’s Greek Theatre, and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

The “look and feel” of Rogers’ tour this year has been a collaborative effort between the artist and Lighting Designer Ben Everett, who first started working with her when he lit Rogers’ first-ever show in London two years ago. Having toured with an impressive roster of bands over the past five years—including Bear's Den, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Dandy Warhols—Everett is now part of the UK-based MIRRAD team, which has been supplying a pair of Avolites Sapphire Touch lighting control consoles for Rogers’ 2019 worldwide trek.

Everett notes that he’s been using Avolites lighting consoles “pretty much since I started in the live music industry,” he shares. “I was lucky enough to learn on all of the early Titan software, and mainly used the Tiger Touch II and Quartz consoles to begin with. The features that kept me attracted to the desks at first were the ability to quickly create really impressive and intricate effects, and the user-friendly and multi-functional layout of the touchscreens. And while growing with the consoles over the years, the ease of being able to create cue stacks, key frame shapes, and pixel mapping really helps me in my day-to-day programming now.”

Tags: Avolites | Maggie Rogers | Sapphire Touches | Lighting | Servers
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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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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.

Tags: disguise | media servers | software upgrade | InfoComm 2019 | robust hardware | gx 2c | vx 4 | Bubble Agency
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Singapore-based Hexogon named disguise Rental Partner in APAC Posted: 13/05/2019
Singapore-based Hexogon named disguise Rental Partner in APAC

disguise is pleased to announce that Singapore-based Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd. has joined the growing roster of disguise Rental Partners.

With additional offices in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines, Hexogon provides lighting, audio and video projection mapping for a wide array of clients. Some offices also offer design and staging for exhibitions and events and design for retail and commercial establishments.

Tags: APAC | Hexogon Ltd | disguise | Singapore | rental partners | servers | workflow solutions | Bubble Agency
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