Mega Systems Inc was part of the 2018 NAMM Show that was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, MEGA Systems Inc. was proud sponsors of the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage, which was the main stage of the entire venue. Having to upheld the demands of several bands and well-known artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Michael Macdonald, and Andy Grammer, MEGA used the RGBlink Venus X3 and MSP 200PRO to control a 27.9’W x 16.4’H and an 18’W x 9.8’H video wall.
The Venus X3 was chosen due to its ability of being an HDCP-compliant, scalable and expandable video wall processor that is designed for large video walls of up to eight screens or more. It is configurable to support a variety of inputs, outputs and windowing capabilities including SDI, HDMI, DVI, Display-port, RGB, HDTV, and USB. Compared with other video wall processors, the VENUS X3 extends three main applications, which include a seamless switching between the inputs, local control panel option and a preview on the front panel directly. These advantages along with its high performance and capability of producing high-quality images made the VENUS X3 ideal for the main stage at the NAMM show.
Having to display different camera angles, videos, slide shows and logos onto the video wall also required the need for the MSP 200PRO to ensure that the correct images were always shown on the screen. The MSP 200PRO allows onboard preview of an HDMI source along with format inspection, simplifying the monitoring of the video wall. It also allowed the AV to test signal source and had the ability to allow inspection from delay. With the popular test patterns that can be easily selected with or without motion, the MSP 200PRO met the requirements that were needed to ensure the smooth and correct transitions between the multiple images that were being used on both video walls.
Using both products allowed the video walls to display clear images that allowed the audience to really capture the ultimate concert experience.
Along with the Venus X3 and MSP 200PRO the MEGA VIEW Phantom Panels 5.9 were also used that made the entire stage come together. The bigger wall of 27.9’W x 16.4’H was placed on the actual stage where an artist would have different visuals played behind them. The smaller wall of 18’W x 9.8’H was placed to separate the section of the food trucks and concert audience, which was mainly used for the crowd that wasn’t able to see the artists on the stage.
The Phantom Panel 5.9 is a vivid display with a 5.9 mm pitch designed for outdoor production. The panels black face LED’s create a high contrast display, allowing for a vivid picture. Equipped with an aluminum casting located at the bottom of the panel, this Phantom has the protection and capability to support outdoor weather or indoor production.
At only 30% intensity, both video walls displayed clear images of the artists and other visuals. Being ETL listed, this IP65 panel was ideal to use at the main stage because it was able to withstand the California strong winds and would’ve been able to keep the show rolling rain or shine.