Panasonic European Roadshow
Interactive Live Performance Showcases Newest Panasonic Projectors
Successful Collaboration During Panasonic European Media & Entertainment Roadshow
Panasonic wanted an exciting and invigorating ‘live’ creative technology element to showcase some of their latest projectors on their extensive 2017 European Media & Entertainment Roadshow.
Painting with Light continued its active collaboration with the entertainment tech giant by providing video content integration and control systems for the projectors, which worked in conjunction with three cutting-edge technologies.
These were BlackTrax remote tracking, d3 high performance media servers and Notch real-time interactive video … plus the specialist technical and programming skills needed to optimise and run these systems.
The technical setup featured a BlackTrax system with 6 infrared cameras and 5 active beacons (3 live and 2 spare), all rigged on a ground-supported structure, plus a d3 4x4pro media server.
The cameras picked up the IR signals emitted by the beacons and sent the coordinates to the d3 server via RTTrPM (Real-Time Tracking Protocol for Motion). This matched up and tracked video content in real time.
Three d3 outputs were utilized – one for the back, feeding a PT-RZ31K projector; the second for the front, feeding a PT-RZ12K projector and the third sending signals to the new PT-RZ21K 20.000 lumen laser projector.
Different objects were tracked - including a helmet, a wand, a plate and two people - through a total of six scenes with varying levels of content and interaction. The show also featured special video content created by Painting with Light, using Notch and other software, showing the power and flexibility of these systems working together.
The show demonstrated the precision, detail and clarity of the projection in challenging live situations, working in the context of the immediate environment and it also illustrated how a number of symbiotic technologies can be harnessed and utilized in fun and engaging ways.