Ma Gong, a technician at the Yaoguang Pavilion Theatre and the show’s disguise operator, reports that “the director’s team was impressed by the disguise previs feature. All the design was simulated in a 3D realtime stage, truly achieving ‘what you see is what you get!’
In addition, Ma says, “disguise content mapping was very flexible, allowing for easy realtime modification to the content. The adjustments on the feed output, such as cropping, moving, scaling, rotating and flipping, saved us a huge amount of time.”
Ma cites “disguise has well-rounded features, especially the ability to connect with many different types of control panels. There are still many disguise features that we need to discover and study, so that we can better equip ourselves for future projects. We definitely will recommend it to other users!”
Hank Liu, Redline’s technical manager, says that the disguise QuickCal feature “helped calibrate the projectors in a very short amount of time and the surface mapping was very accurate. The production used an audio console, which sent out LTC. With timecode sync within disguise, the director had full confidence that the audio and video would be synchronised every time.”
“From hardware to software, high level to detailed operation, Redline provided us with very clear, thoughtful and comprehensive disguise technical support,” says Ma Gong. “We learned the basic operation and application, but if there were any problems we couldn’t solve Redline engineers helped us communicate with the disguise technical support team. We felt very well supported.”
Stage design for “Xi’an Incident” was by Feng Lei of Beijing Fire Salamander Culture Development Co., Ltd. Content was produced by Beijing Blackbow Creative Design Institution Co., Ltd.
At Redline, the disguise support team included Steve Liu, Wang Tianxin and Hu Jinfeng.