d3, Powering Premier Events!

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on June 11, 2013

In September, 2012 Novatech Creative Event Technology “rolled out” Australia’s first d3 system. Since then the team at Novatech have been busy working on several major events utilising this technology.

Starting off 2013 in late January with the d3 Roadshow, Managing Director Leko Novakovic, d3 Project Manager Jayden Sutherland and I.T. Manager Jacob Thomas travelled to Melbourne & Sydney to meet several eager heavy weights of the industry. With support from experienced d3 trainer Nils Pormann of Dandelion & Burdock and Shannon Harvey of d3, these sessions showcased the technology behind d3 and gave show designers and technicians the opportunity to see the benefits of d3 first hand.

Moving into February, Novatech embarked on a busy period with d3 making an appearance on several high profile events. Starting in Melbourne with the launch of the VF Commodore at Melbourne’s Docklands Studios, d3 was used to create a semicircular projection that was used as a massive backdrop for the reveal stage. With a 40m wide cyclorama hung on a custom semicircular truss rig, the projection surface would have been a daunting challenge that most systems would struggle to map but the d3 4U servers handled the task with relative ease creating a seamless projection with amazing results.

Next on the agenda for the team at Novatech was a prestigious event held much closer to Home - the launch of the new state brand for South Australia on behalf of Kojo Events. This time the canvas was the exterior of the iconic Adelaide Festival Centre, as seen from Elder Park. With an extremely tight time frame made even tighter by un-expected delays on site the dedicated team had just one night to install and line up both the d3 systems and projection. Without the power and functionality of d3, the tight delivery time of this major event would not have been achievable. Four consecutive nights of shows saw the d3 system run without a glitch, showcasing its reliability.

Following on from the success of the South Australian state brand launch, Novatech teamed up with Dandelion & Burdock to provide pre-visualisation facilities and replay hardware to Production Technologies of Sydney for the launch of the new Samsung Smart TV range. With content equivalent to over eight Full HD videos per machine streaming to seven individual outputs of both projection and LED, this was certainly a assive undertaking. The unique understudy system incorporated into d3 was tested during rehearsals by simulating a crash on the main playback machine. The understudy took over immediately, switching the Lightware router and taking over control of the show without a single frame drop. Combined with the spectacular graphics designed by Spinifex Group, the event wowed the audience at each show and left the client very impressed.

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