AV dome collaboration2 February 2011
The centrepiece of the Canon stand this year is a dramatic domed AV theatre, originally supplied to locations in New York and Paris as part of Canon’s major ‘EXPO’ event.
The Dome features three 7thSense Delta media servers, each with quad outputs, natively serving a 3,200 x 3,200 pixel fisheye movie as an uncompressed TGA sequence on all servers, so that no further processing is required on-site. A total of 10 Canon XEED SX7 projectors are configured to create an immersive experience for the audience with a combined image that measures 9m across.
Ian Macpherson (pictured) director, 7thSense, explained: “The concept for the Canon Dome was originated by the global communications agency, Imagination, who in turn approached us to design a dome display solution. Imagination created a six-minute custom show – recorded solely with Canon products to film locations in New York, Tokyo and Paris, and integrating this with CGI elements such as a virtual fly-through of the world-famous Guggenheim museum in New York.