Four 1080i50 live feeds were sent to the three gx 2 media servers; a live audio input was included to capture audience reactions. The main and backup systems were controlled by an Elation Midicon Pro console, and the entire system was connected with timecode to ensure absolute sync with the audio.
One of the highlights of the show was a song called 'Rood' (Red) for which Michael and his team modelled a CG cathedral. “With the use of c4d and Octane we rendered out 24 different light zones in this cathedral, as if we had taken a lighting truck to a real cathedral and rigged those lights in real life into the structure,” Michael explains. “Intensity and color control were handed to the lighting desk allowing the LD to blend the dynamics of the real world lighting to the lighting in the virtual model. This result left nobody untouched and really brought together both background graphics and the lighting rig.”
During prepro “the gx 2 media servers allowed us to quickly visualise and test some of Michael’s ideas in a show environment,” Jo notes. “We were able to do the complete programming and output map in our studio, so when we arrived in Antwerp we just plugged in the fibre cables to the LED wall and were technically ready to go. disguise’s Multi Transport of different tracks made the system very easy and understandable.”