Creative Technology goes for Gold

AUTHOR: Inavate

Creative Technology Shanghai has provided the HD content management and playback system for the massive 4,000 m2 LED screen for the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

For the opening ceremony, CT Shanghai was contracted by the Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, and spent nearly two years working on the project. The heart of the system consisted of six Pronto HD hard disk video players from DVS in Germany, feeding the six main sections of the screen, with additional channels feeding the legacy screens within the stadium, as well as the video starfield that covered the entire field of play.

CT’s system also employed multiple channels of Baro’s Encore to provide a source dimming facility, so the lighting department could dim the screen when required. This was done using DMX and Medialon to convert DMX into the Barco protocol. A Vista Spyder 12x4 system was also used as a multi-source DVI preview.