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disguise enabled Faber AV to deliver the most technically ambitious Eurovision Song Contest yet

Photo © Adam Camp

The official technical supplier of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, Faber Audiovisuals, relied on a complement of disguise vx 4, gx 2c and 4x4pro media servers to power a total of 55 scenes on a giant LED video wall and floors, used across all 39 competing performances, the opening ceremony, the flag parade and all interval acts, such as the impressive ‘Power of Water’. The six‐week production period was led by ESC Head of Production Erwin Rintjema and Head of Video Hand Cromheecke.

Ben Augenbroe and Steve Ackein, ESC Project Managers for Faber said: “We chose disguise for reliability and stability. Because we had to run in full redundancy, disguise gave us the right solution.

We did not have any issue on this complex production and the disguise 24/7 stand‐ by team supported us real quick when needed. All three live broadcasts went and looked fantastic!”

A great deal of power was needed to drive the 52 x 12‐ meter LED video wall at the back of the main stage with giant revolving doors, and the A‐ and B‐stage LED‐ floors. The system consisted of a fully redundant A and B set, each containing a dedicated gx 2c director server, two vx 4 and two gx 2c actors. Additionally, another gx 2c ran Stage Precision software to take in motion data from the moving light trusses and all other moving elements in the venue. A disguise 4x4pro was connected to the lighting team’s Capture software for lighting design and visualisation, running in parallel with the video pre‐vis.

Photo © Nathan Reinds / Ralph Larmann

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