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Want to give your next conference or awards the X-factor? Here’s how (literally)

Anna Valley Supplied over 22.9 million actual LED’s for the ITV studio Live finals series of the X Factor. Here’s how it did it

The music may not always be to everyones taste, but as a visual spectacle, there’s few better examples than ITV’s, The X-Factor.

With TV audience figures topping six million a show (Saturday’s and Sunday’s) plus a live audience, there is little margin for error – on and off the stage.

AV production specialists Anna Valley, a firm that has provided AV solutions for numerous TV shows including The Voice, Top Gear and events like Red Nose Day, was again chosen this year by Thames to deliver LED display technology for the ITV studio Live finals series of the X Factor – which concluded this month.

What it did

To create the spectacular set, Anna Valley incorporated high-resolution 3mm LED displays.

All the displays were selected for their ability to match colourimetry and have minimal, compatible video processing delay. The X Factor Live Finals returned from a new home at LH2 studios in a new set being larger than ever and even more spectacular.

Anna Valley Supplied over 22.9 million actual LED’s and Running 10 x 4k processor. AV3 LED panels make up the main screens and scenic columns, OD4 LED panels make up the header above centre stage, with AV7 LED floor directly beneath the header and hundreds of meters LED Flex in various lightboxes, supplemented by MiSTRIP in the ceiling.

Various extras were added each week for contestant performances and guest artists. Rita Ora used an8×10 super high res screen in AV2 built leaning forwards towards Rita. Matt Terry used several 31k Panasonic projectors with mapping and for Tokio Myers Anna Valley supplied five Panasonic 21k projectors onto a cube made from gauze. All performances visualisation came from Hippo Media Servers that Anna valley supplied.

The live shows required Anna Valley to set-up these extras during the brief time of commercial breaks.