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Rapture gets big picture treatment

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Production News
June 7, 2019

Eminem’s The Rapture tour of stadiums and cricket grounds required cinematic visuals delivered by an intuitive, dependable system, according to Jeremy Moore of video and production specialist Big Picture. 

The company supplied 1,494 LED panels, fed by Tessera SX40 LED processors by manufacturer Brompton Technology for shows at venues such as Australia’s, Melbourne Cricket Ground (cap. 81,000) and ANZ Stadium (83,500) in Sydney, and New Zealand’s Westpac Stadium (46,450) in Wellington. 

“We needed something user-friendly and reliable,” says Moore. “The SX40s allowed us to provide seamless processing and data distribution, with zero issues all tour.”

The SX40s were supplemented by XD 10G Data Distribution Units, also supplied by Big Picture – part of the NEP Worldwide Network, while the complete video rig comprised an upstage wall of 620 ROE Carbon panels, four tower screens of 144 panels, two IMAG screens, each with 360 panels of ROE Visual MC7. 

“We were able to have a central processing position with multiple XD locations around the stage, minimising cable runs,” Moore adds.

The SX40 LED Processor uses Brompton’s Tessera LED video processing technology to create 4K images at 4,096 by 2,160 resolution.

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