The show design features a large, portrait-mode, central LED back wall, which is divided into two pieces; two giant IMAG screens; a catwalk floor; and a moving roof LED wall. One 4x4pro serves as a master while three 4x4pros with VFC cards, and the d3 auto failover understudy system was deployed for full backup reliability. An Elation MIDICON PRO controller enables external control of some live parameters, LED brightness and Notch real time VFX parameters.
Sabella says that d3 media servers were chosen for “their power, capabilities, flexibility and seamless integration with Notch real time visual effects. Four live feeds are always ready to be displayed, and we switch from one to the other depending on which works better with the specific part of the song played at that very moment. Once we decided to use d3 we suggested to LiveNation to rely on the expertise of AV supplier VER, who are known their vast capability and knowledge on media servers. The company has assembled a team of experts for pre-production and production on d3 and Notch. Key to the VER-team was Jo Pauly, the d3 Programmer and Operator from Visual Solutions, whose expertise allowed us to fully take advantage of d3’s capabilities during the entire process.”
The complex visuals for the show require “the amount of outputs on every d3 machine, the stable hardware with four simultaneous HD inputs and the stable play out of Notch effects,” says Pauly.