59th Annual Grammy Awards
For the Grammy Awards, which was broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, disguise media servers delivered high-impact visuals that matched dynamic performances by the night’s top winner Adele and other leading artists. On the show’s two main stages seven high-resolution LED walls were complemented by LED scenic units and big walls that moved in from left or right to close down or open up the full expanse of the stage. The “close downs” themselves acted as projection surfaces throughout the show.
Three 4×4pros with SDI VFC cards were deployed along with two 2×2plus systems, one a pure master and the other an understudy. The media servers, provided by E-Ticket Studios, Inc., were chosen for their content management features, media mapping abilities and industry-leading real-time simulation.
In addition to their creative capabilities, the disguise media servers also streamlined equipment requirements due to their compact size. By providing a lot of outputs in a tiny footprint, disguise was able to reduce ten or more rack cases of gear used in past years to just two or three this year.