It just so happens that our Live Events team is asked to partner with conferences on a regular basis to pull off some incredible events. The 2015 Orange Conference in Atlanta, GA was one of them. We were honored to work with Majestic Productions (who provided all the production equipment) to craft an incredibly visual environment. In a nutshell, the setup included four 16’x9′ screens, 5 stage televisions and a massive 4mm LED wall….
ALL FROM ONE COMPUTER!
Orange Conference 2015 Tech Specs:
The entire event was run from Renewed Vision’s ProVideoPlayer 2 and leveraged it’s layer functions to drive the multiple surfaces from one computer. We took a very powerful Apple MacPro (Trash Can Model) and leveraged it’s multiple outputs to drive the 7 unique surfaces. By using 4 of it’s 6 outputs, we were able to send a unique signal to the Spyder (a powerful multiscreen processor) and give us ultimate flexibility on keying lyrics over specific places, or put IMAG (cameras) on certain outputs as well.
Here’s a diagram of the wiring / routing from the MacPro to give you an idea of how we set this up:
Using ProVideoPlayer 2‘s system of layers and targets, we were able to synchronize the playback of four separate outputs and drive content to each surface as needed. While at Orange Conference we invited Brad Weston, founder of Renewed Vision and Visionary behind ProVideoPlayer2, to join us one afternoon and we shot a simple video describing the setup of PVP2 at Orange Conference 2015:
All in all, this was a very streamlined setup for a fairly complex video playback system. Being able to put unique elements on various surfaces without multiple machines gave us complete control over the look and feel while keeping it simple and manageable.
1 Output to 4 Separate TVs
One of the coolest “tricks” we used at Orange Conference was driving one 1080 signal from the MacPro to feed the 4 unique stage televisions. We did this leveraging the Panasonic “multi display” feature on the televisions. By sending a signal with four quadrants (as seen in the video above), we were able to send a unique image to each TV by setting each TV to only show 1/4th of the image. For us we made TV A show the upper left quadrant, TV B the upper right, etc.
This allowed us to create all sorts of looks for the stage TVs, while avoiding another multiscreen processor and 4 more SDI lines to stage (this was really the decision for us as it wasn’t possible for the spyder to output another 3 outputs).
The processor inside the Professional Panasonic displays is the same that drives their video wall systems. Allowing you inside the system to tell the TV to only show a specific piece of the overall picture. See this image on all the various settings this TV can be setup to display.
For more pictures check out Orange Thread Live’s gallery here.
For more information on Orange Conference check out this page.