There are many tools that can be used when designing video systems. Projection is very commonly used, and will always be a great solution for scenic mapping and IMAG in performance venues. LED, however, is growing in popularity and can provide visual affects that make it difficult to compare to a projection solution. The most common placements of IMAG, LED or projection is a center screen, or two outside screens on the left and right of a platform. Both can “do the job”, but sometimes mounting two side screens can take away from what is actually taking place in the center of the platform.
On a platform that is 120’ wide, the viewers find themselves watching the side screens and missing out on the key elements happening during the performance. Our solution here was to build an LED design to span the width of the stage with a center led wall to help bring the focal point back to the center. The video content is then mapped across the entire design, which creates an abstract visual effect. Each column can also be controlled and mapped independently with custom video content.
LCD Video Wall
We love using technology to create welcoming environments that educate, entertain, and interact with people. From corporate office spaces, to educational facilities and nonprofit organizations; LCD walls are a great solution. LCD video walls add a wow factor that captivates audiences and offers unique opportunities to extend attention spans while displaying educational videos, or presentations. Guarantee memorable moments by offering a touch-capable video wall that invites your audience to immerse themselves into an interactive experience.
Each room is different, and each application is different, however the process is the same. When providing key lighting (front wash lighting), it is very important to get complete coverage of each position on stage. This typically requires a three point focus at each position (L,C,R). It also may require multiple layers of lighting to have a uniform wash from upstage to downstage. This ensures that every lighting fixture quoted has a specific purpose.
Coverage, performance, clarity and output are usually the topics of conversation when working on the correct audio solution for a room. Each venue has obstacles to overcome. One client in North Carolina had an aging PA that was causing coverage issues throughout the room and occasional dropouts. They are a stone throw away from d&b audiotechnik, so this made for the perfect opportunity to become a local showcase for the manufacturer. With (2) eight-box hangs of Yi speakers with single Vi7P outfills, (4) flown J-Subs and (2) J-INFRA subs under the stage, along with (6) 8S front fills, all powered by (8) 30D and (1) 10D amplifiers, every seat in the house is now fully covered with amazing clarity.
Chain Hoist Power
Typically when using motors in a design for rigging truss and equipment, the infrastructure design would consist of permanent motor power panels and controllers. One client, however, required an alternate solution. They have multiple venues on their campus and wanted the flexibility to be able to take equipment and motors down and use them across campus in the other venues throughout the year for different events. Our idea was to provide permanent install controllers for the key lighting that would never need to be completely removed, and portable power distribution with a permanent patch bay for the motors holding the LED and lighting over the stage.
The patch bay represents the twenty-six locations in the design over the stage. Currently, there are only fifteen motor channels being used; the remaining eleven channels are alternate rigging locations over the stage to allow for visual design changes. When additional motors are needed, the client will simply un-patch the number of channels needed from the patch bay, and patch those channels back into the patch bay in locations corresponding to the newly added motors overhead in the venue. When the client is ready to use equipment in other venues, they will lower and disconnect the motors needed, disconnect the patch cables from the distro, and roll it to the other venue.
intyde is always looking for ways to help clients save money anywhere and everywhere possible. In early conversations with one client, they expressed an issue they were having with electrical costs and inrush charges. The inrush fee alone for the facility was several thousands dollars each month. This was because they were turning everything on all at once. Our solution was to provide a smart power sequencing relay panel that would be wired to each circuit of the existing power panels. Each circuit on the smart relay can be programmed in a timed sequence to be turned on or off. We provided remote switches to trigger each of these power sequences. Then, programmed sequences of thirty seconds per circuit to spread out the current draw. The smart relay panel also allows for sequence scheduling and remote IP control.