Provide superior processing for Ed Sheeran’s 2017 World Tour and its unusual LED wall setup including five columns and pitched surfaces, requiring fine colour correction and brightness adjustments due to the angle they are presented to the audience.
The Ed Sheeran 2017 World Tour was a dramatic, video-heavy spectacular. The five Tessera M2 LED Processors were fed by two d3s playing back the shows content and processing the live camera treatment by Notch. The overall canvas size was 2600x3640px (wxh). There was also a single Tessera M2 processor on standby as a backup.
The system has each of the five columns powered by its own Tessera M2 processor. Within that are two settings for the flat video surfaces (crown and wall), and for the two pitched surfaces (ceiling and floor), with some colour correction and brightness changes applied to these tiles due to the angle in which they are presented to the audience.
Colonel Tom Touring made use of OSCA to blend out any visible seams they were seeing between the touring frames.
“Having never used either product before, when we took delivery of the M2s and Roe, it was amazing to see how easy it was to navigate and setup the project in the M2s. I’m pretty sure I put the kettle on and before it had a chance to boil we had video outputting to the screens!
To be able to take a MacBook out front and sit with the tours Show Designer and System Engineer while making the changes in real time was very beneficial. The support we have received from Brompton has been faultless. Any problems we ran into were quickly resolved and feature requests taken on board for future releases of the software. It’s been a joy to have them support us in presenting this production.”
Phil Mead – Video Director, Colonel Tom Touring