Creative Technology Middle East provided projection mapping and LED screens for a ceremony featuring Morgan Freeman, a K-pop star and 300 dancers.

Creative Technology lights up World Cup opening ceremony

Creative Technology Middle East delivered the projection mapping, as well as flown tracking and rolling stage LED screens, for the opening ceremony at the FIFA World Cup in November.

The ceremony featured Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman as the narrator, Jungkook of K-pop boy band BTS who sang a new tournament song Dreamers and 300 dance performers.

CTME’s video projection mapping covered the Al Bayt Stadium’s 3,250 sq m pitch, with a canvas size of 3840 by 5340. Eighteen Panasonic PT-RZ31k laser projectors were used, with all signals distributed through fibre from a 128×128 video router matrix.

Playback was supplied by a fully redundant disguise system of two VX2 and four VX4 servers, which output content for the FOP projection, LED screens, stadium ribbons and broadcast VT. In total, the disguise servers were playing back 30 million pixels to the screens and projection systems around the venue.

For the flown LED screens that were situated over the pitch, Creative Technology Middle East used ROE Vanish 8Ts and GLUX 10s mounted in custom-made scenic frames. The signal that fed into the screens was a broadcast wireless system that used 7G bandwidth.

The rolling stage was custom built for the ceremony. ROE Vanish 8T LED screens were installed, fed through a Riedel MediorNet system.

Reference : AVinteractive