Five 4x4pros with three DVI VFC cards, 3G-SDI input, timecode and Art-Net control are deployed for the show. One serves as the primary, one is an understudy and three are fulltime output machines. Solotech provided all of the disguise systems.
The disguise solution was chosen for the tour because the creative team “needed to be able to previsualize and model the articulated movement of the bridges and lifts,” explains Loren Barton, Media Department Head and Programmer with Lumentech Inc. “The VFC cards allowed us to minimize the number of machines required to playback the content to the 28 projectors and LED outputs. It also allowed us to mockup, test and troubleshoot the automation system within the 3D space, which was incredibly helpful since we had limited time in the space with the actual set,” says Barton.