For a Philips VIP event, CREATE was asked to create 2 panorama screens of 30m * 5m and a front projection on the stage of 8m by 3m. Also we had to create the content for the 30 min show, where Philips wants to give a showcase of their new innovating product. For this job, we used 6 Pandora’s Boxes, 10 Panasonic 6000 Lumens projector and a Christie Full HD 8000 lumens projector.
The tricky part in creating the content was that the videos and images for the two panorama screens had to have a resolution of 5120px over 768px. Luckily, Philips provided us with a lot of high-resolution images, that we transformed into professional videos.
For each panorama screen, we used 5 projectors and 3 media servers. Each projector showed an image of 1024px by 768px. For the final video rendering, we had to cut the total video into 3 parts, each with 256px overlap to make the soft edge blend.
The middle video had a resolution of 2560px by 768px, larger than full HD! All movies had to be rendered in mpeg-format, for proper playing on the Coolux media servers. Therefore, we had to do some research to find the right codec. Most mpeg-codecs do not allow resolutions over 1920px * 1080px.
All 6 servers were controlled with a GrandMA Light Controller for a proper synced video show.