A 132 sq m ORIM LED video wall from Alfalite has been selected for PLAZAMEDIA’s new hybrid studio near Munich, Germany from where it is broadcasting the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Giant LED screen is centrepiece of World Cup TV studio

Content provider PLAZAMEDIA has chosen a 33m x 3.5m curved U-shaped Alfalite LED wall for its new hybrid studio in Ismaning near Munich in Germany.

The new XR LED studio has been built in good time for viewers at home and in the studio tuning in to catch all the games of the FIFA World Cup from Qatar.

The video wall is made with Alfalite Modularpix Pro VP XR 1.9 ORIM LED panels.

ORIM (Optical Resin Injection Module) technology is a new termination system for LED panels through an injection of optical resin that improves precision between modules (<0.5mm). It also provides a magnified 175º horizontal and vertical viewing angle.

LED panels with ORIM technology have superior antistatic electricity protection (ESD > 10kV), improved thermal dissipation parameters, and excellent resistance to impacts, liquids, chemicals and fire (with UL94 compliance).

Giant LED screen is centrepiece of World Cup TV studio

They are also easier to clean, suffer less deterioration and have the shortest repair time on the market.

The Alfalite Modularpix Pro VP XR model has a fine pixel pitch of 1.9 millimetres, optical parameters, and brightness cd/m2 > 1,800 nits.

Two extra features include low average power consumption (35 watts), and low levels of electromagnetic compatibility (Certification EMC), which allow Alfalite panels to coexist with other electronic systems without interference.

The 350 sq m PLAZAMEDIA hybrid studio set will combine existing set architecture and physical media feeds with a digitally generated virtual extension (augmented reality) in a 360° world. Four cameras will interplay virtual and real elements in real time from the giant Alfalite LED wall during the 29-day FIFA World Cup.

Giant LED screen is centrepiece of World Cup TV studio

To ensure that all camera movements are being transferred to the virtual world, the position of the four studio cameras will be constantly tracked and the data transferred to the render engines using Mo-Sys Startracker camera tracking system and a Mo-Sys broadcast Mixed Reality system (bMR).

Jesús Cabrera, CEO of Alfalite, said: “We are thrilled that PLAZAMEDIA chose the ORIM LED wall for its new and innovative XR LED Studio.” He added: “It’s great to work with these technology partners and continue improving our technology with Mo-Sys.”

Reference : AVinteractive