In early March 2020 some of the world’s greatest artists came together to put on a benefit concert at London’s The O2 Arena to raise vital funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. To complement the star studded benefit, video rental company Universal Pixels (UP) deployed Brompton Technology’s LED processing power to provide a visually stunning show.
UP chose Brompton’s Tessera SX40 processor together with Tessera XD data distribution units to achieve the ambitious concept. UP provided 152.5m2 of INFiLED ER5 LED tiles, which comprised five upstage totem LED screens, the largest being 2.5m wide by 8m high, and two IMAG LED screens, each measuring 7.5m wide by 4.5m high. Three Brompton 4K Tessera SX40 LED processors and three Tessera XD units were used to run all the panels, with two disguise gx 2c servers providing 4K video playback and seamless content delivery to all the screens. “We used one SX40 and one XD unit for the central upstage totems, as we needed the 4K canvas size,” explains UP’s Project Manager, Mark Strange. “This came directly from the disguise servers.” The two other Tessera SX40s and XD units were used for the two IMAG screens, with camera director Dick Carruthers utilizing Grass Valley camera control system so the two screens could show different content.