The Russian capital recently hosted the 6th Annual Circle of Light Moscow International Festival where lighting designers and 3D graphic designers from around the world utilized urban space as a canvas for amazing multimedia installations. At two of the venues, Moscow State University and the Krylatskoye Grebnoy Channel, disguise media servers supported massive video mapping projects enjoyed by thousands of spectators.
Moscow State University (MSU) was home to a double record-breaking display that used 211 Panasonic HD video projectors to map the 40,000 square-meter surface of the University. Each show lasted approximately 50 minutes.
The first piece, “The Boundless MSU,” revealed the world of knowledge and scientific breakthroughs within the university walls. The second, “The Keeper,” celebrated a century of Russian conservation areas with a journey through ancient forests, the Kalmyk Steppes and Lake Baikal. The content was provided by Sila Sveta and Dobro.
Rental provider SDI Project deployed nine disguise 4x4pro media servers to map the vast expanse of MSU. To bring together nine 4x4pro servers, SDI worked with disguise rental partners Dream Laser and QED Productions from the UK. A mixed master ran 16 outputs while three slaves ran 16 outputs each; four were understudies that were also used for fast content ingest via a 10Gb network.
SDI Project selected disguise media servers for their dependability, foolproof understudy redundancy and their ability to output in sync 16 separate video signals per server. SDI Project provided the programmer and system tech for the disguise and projector connections; disguise furnished extensive technical assistance and support before and during the show.