A 132 metre-square LED wall from Alfalite, the only European manufacturer of LED screens, has been selected as the centrepiece for PLAZAMEDIA’s new hybrid studio near Munich to broadcast all the FIFA World Cup matches from Qatar. The wall, supplied by Mo-Sys, uses camera tracking and multi-camera systems, from the same supplier.
PLAZAMEDIA, live entertainment and sporting events producer and established provider of intelligent digital content solutions, chose an Alfalite Modularpix Pro VP XR 1.9 ORIM 33-metre-wide and 3.5-metre-high curved U-shaped LED wall for its new hybrid XR LED studio in Ismaning, near Munich, at the AGROB Medienpark. Deutsche Telekom will air all 64 2022 FIFA World Cup matches live on MagentaTV.
The 350metre-square hybrid studio set combines existing set architecture, and physical media feeds with a digitally-generated AR “virtual extension”. Four cameras interplay virtual and real elements in real-time from the giant Alfalite LED wall.
To ensure that all camera movements are being transferred to the virtual world, the position of the four studio cameras are constantly tracked and the data transferred to the render engines using Mo-Sys Startracker camera tracking system and Mo-Sys broadcast Mixed Reality system (bMR).
“We are thrilled that a prestigious company as PLAZAMEDIA chose ORIM LED wall for their new and innovative XR LED Studio,” said Jesús Cabrera, CEO of Alfalite. “It’s great to work with these technology partners and continue improving our technology with Mo-Sys.”
Mo-Sys and the Spanish manufacturer Alfalite installed the ORIM LED wall in “record time”. ORIM (Optical Resin Injection Module) technology is a new termination system for LED panels through an injection of optical resin that improves precision between modules (<0.5mm). It also provides a magnified 175º horizontal and vertical viewing angle.
LED panels with ORIM technology have superior antistatic electricity protection (ESD > 10kV), improved thermal dissipation parameters, and excellent resistance to impacts, liquids, chemicals and fire (with UL94 compliance). They are also easier to clean, suffer less deterioration and have the shortest repair time on the market. The Alfalite Modularpix Pro VP XR model has a fine pixel pitch of 1.9 millimetres, optical parameters, and brightness cd/m2 > 1,800 nits. ference, as is often the case on TV studios or film sets.