Official video capture – for immediate projection onto the arena screens, but also for TV and media resale. Numerous types of camera equipment:
1. Camera on overhead cables, maneuverable like a drone in 3D – like a Spidercam, the one used here is by “XDmotion“.
2. Fast walking with Stedicam camera.
3. Stedicam again – but riding a Segway ! We can see how these shots are used so effectively to provide incredible fluidity of movement with excellent stability.
4. Static (tripod-mounted).
5. Drone footage from selected performances.
We can view the very best results with the public offering of DVD and blue-ray products using this really serious arsenal of cameras. Yet, however good the video images, we believe it will be difficult to re-create the ambience of being there. It appears that the biggest open discussion between those having seen the show (and some who have not!) is on the merits of daytime versus evening experiences. The resulting disc package contains both!
The audio system is by Meyer Sound – main (black) speakers suspended from the eight 30-meter-high masts – with (white) proximity loudspeakers throughout the arena as well. In addition to the impressive complement of 556 self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers, the audio system also encompassed nine Yamaha Rivage digital consoles, 324 wireless microphones and 70 wired microphones. (Information from the Meyer Sound website).
UPPER STAGE VIDEO SCREENS
Each of the four upper stages is backed by a five-segment screen which shows output from any of the main cameras, or prerecorded images. See here our “live” demonstration – this clip also figures within our documentary segments which can be seen on the main project page.