Bringing together the best production-based vendors and resources in the live events industry, Rock Lititz is truly a one-stop-shop for all live production needs. The state-of-the-art production campus is located in beautiful Lititz, PA and is renowned for its rehearsal facilities used by some of the world’s biggest acts. Pod 2 is the collaborative hub of the Rock Lititz Campus, with its recently opened Suite 47 featuring cutting-edge equipment provided by 4Wall Entertainment and created in partnership with Clair Global, Tait, Atomic, and Aurora Films. The high-spec studio space includes a full xR Stage, driven by Brompton 4K Tessera SX40 processors.
“4Wall has been collaborating with the vendors at Rock Lititz Campus since its inception,” says 4Wall’s VP of live events, Bob Suchocki. “By creating Suite 47, we aimed to build a space that could showcase all Rock Lititz has to offer in one place.”
Apart from its 465m2 xR Stage, Suite 47 boasts a whole range of services and capabilities including a Pre-Viz suite, client lounge, demo/presentation space, audio mix/directors suite, as well as live streaming capabilities to bring extended reality productions to life.
Four Brompton Tessera SX40 LED processors and 12 Tessera XD 10G data distribution units are driving 360 ROE BP2 2.8mm LED panels used as the walls; 164 ROE BM4 LED panels that make up 5.5m deep floor; and the rest of the LED volume which is 5m wide upstage and 15.5m wide downstage.
According to Suchocki, Tessera’s On Screen Colour Adjustment (OSCA) is ideal for quickly and easily matching panels regardless of their model or batch difference, with system-wide Genlock and Ultra Low Latency also helping to contribute to the success of the build.
“The reliability of the Brompton platform and the quality of its hardware is head and shoulders above the rest,” explains Suchocki. “The use of XD boxes over fibre significantly reduces the number of home runs back to the engineering suite. Tessera’s GUI makes navigating the software and troubleshooting effortless. The Tessera video engine and professional colour controls, both on the input and the outputs, allow us to fine tune the screens for a perfectly calibrated image.”
Another advantage of using Brompton processing is the company’s 24/7 technical support. “Though we didn’t need it for the xR Stage, Brompton’s technical support is among the finest in the industry, and their technicians’ knowledge on all aspects of the product is reliable and extensive,” Suchocki adds.
The next development at the xR Stage will be calibrating the ROE Visual panels with Brompton’s Hydra advanced measurement system to enable features such as Brompton High Dynamic Range (HDR) and ThermaCal. “We are very much looking forward to the advanced features that Dynamic Calibration will unlock for us as it will bring us significant benefits when it comes to enhanced brightness and colour saturation as well as helping us address thermal patterning right at the start,” continues Suchocki.
The recently announced Tessera software v3.2 will also bring the 4Wall team a host of new features that can be used at the cutting-edge studio space.
“The ShutterSync feature is something we are really excited about and cannot wait to test in situ as we believe this will make a big difference to our day-to-day XR production workflow,” Suchocki concludes. “The same goes for the 3D LUT import function, which together with our dynamically calibrated panels and Brompton HDR will once again reinforce our commitment to our clients of providing them with an unparalleled customer service experience.”
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