Screenworks-NEP Taps MultiDyne for Video Transmission During Madonna Concerts

MultiDyne, a provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications,  announced that global video service and equipment supplier Screenworks-NEP selected MultiDyne’s DVI-6000 for video transmission during the 2012 worldwide Madonna MDNA concert tour. MultiDyne’s DVI-6000 fiber-optic transport solution extends transmission distances to up to 40 km — over just a single fiber — enabling equipment operators to deliver high-quality, high-resolution digital video from servers located throughout concert venues to video walls onstage.

Screenworks-NEP operated six DVI-6000 single-link transport platforms — three main and three backup units — for guaranteed redundancy of video transmission. After accepting DVI-D signals from media servers located up to 1000-feet away, the DVI-6000s fed video content to corresponding LED video walls — one 1920 x 1080p60 screen center stage and two 1920 x 1200p60 screens that rise up from the floor. With an operating distance of 40 km, MultiDyne’s DVI-6000 is capable of transferring high-resolution images, including DVI-I, RBG-HV, and DVI-D, using just one fiber, thereby maximizing operational efficiencies.

“As the video supplier for Madonna’s global concert tour, we required a fiber-optic transport solution that could deliver video, pixel to pixel, over a long distance without compression or frame dropping,” said Marty Kell, director of touring, Screenworks-NEP. “MultiDyne’s DVI-6000 is extremely powerful, enabling us to support high-quality, high-resolution digital video at a greater distance from the video source.”

The DVI-6000 maximized visual quality during the Madonna concerts by ensuring a pixel-for-pixel image that is guaranteed to be transparent with no frame dropping up to WUXGA 1920 x 1200, facilitating all 24-bits for all scan rates, without contouring or bit reduction. For resolutions above 1920 x 1200, an adaptive bandwidth reduction is applied, with blend of color space compression and frame dropping. An intuitive and adaptive algorithm immediately detects high and low motion content and adapts accordingly, providing concertgoers with a state-of-the-art visual experience.

MultiDyne’s DVI-6000 easily supports multiple monitor resolutions and connects to video walls while maintaining a superior video quality, making it the ideal solution for concert locations that require a greater distance between the video source and video walls onstage.

“We are thrilled to have worked with two huge names in the technology service and entertainment industries — Screenworks-NEP and Madonna, respectively,” said Frank Jachetta, president, MultiDyne. “The DVI-6000 eliminates jitter commonly associated with transporting high-resolution video content over long transmission distances through a robust pixel-for-pixel transmission technology that is unique to the MultiDyne brand. The end result is crystal-clear quality video that enhances the overall concert experience.”

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