The Roger Waters’ Us + Them tour called on Brompton to supply processing for the highest resolution touring LED screen to date: 21.8 million pixels.
Phil Mercer of Universal Pixels has been involved with Roger Waters’ live performances since The Dark Side of the Moon toured in 1996.
The Us + Them tour called for a gigantic LED screen, 64.5m/10,836 pixels wide x 12m/2,016 pixels high, making it the highest resolution touring LED screen to date at 21.8 million pixels.
The screen was built in situ in 7.5m sections, with special fibre runs going from the Tessera SX40s to the XD units. The XDs were individually placed on segments of screen to minimise the amount of cable needed backstage, as well as considerably speeding the build process as it meant running two cables from each SX40 processor rather than 20.
InifiLED’s ER5 5mm is a very high resolution, compact product, and was also used with Brompton processing when Universal Pixels worked on Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour.
“Roger Waters’ outdoor shows have the largest touring screen yet by pixelcount, and we wouldn’t dare do this with any other processing platform than Brompton. With their human technical support, greyed out boxes in software and technician laptop incompatibilities are history.
We’ve used a screen with Brompton Technology processing, for the best quality picture possible. I think Brompton is the best there is out there.“
Phil Mercer – Universal Pixels