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New Hippotizer V4 on 87th Academy Awards

For the seventh year running, Hippotizer by Green Hippo was again the media server of choice at this year’s Academy Awards, broadcast from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on February 22. This year however, marked a major step forward: The brand new Hippotizer V4 Hardware and Software system was put to work. One V4 Taiga, the flagship model of the new V4 range, performing a task that would have previously required at least three “Hippo HDs”, drove six video outputs, feeding all projection and LED screen content on the main stage – executing the show’s artistic vision with perfectly executed looks, from a vintage theatre façade, to Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.

In addition, in the show’s screens control room, a V4 Boreal provided live 3D visualization of the entire theatre and stage, including all media content, giving the programming team both accurate real-time and pre-viz representations of the show as required, including the moving screens.

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Mozarts™, Flares™ Rock USHER

108 of Solaris LED’s unique new Mozart lighting fixtures are featured in the spectacular show designed by Eric Wade of FOHShow LLC for the 2014-15 USHER UR Experience World Tour. Commenting on the diminutive RGB fixtures’ versatility and impressive intensity for their size, Wade says: “Mozarts absolutely rock. We’re using them for internal set lighting, behind panels on ladders and straight forward open as an effect type instrument. They’re extremely versatile, giving many different types of looks, and they’re extremely cost effective. I can have several hundred of these on a tour for the price of a handful of movers, so I really don't sacrifice much to get a large amount of them into my show. It's the only light I spec by the hundreds. It’s the perfect light!”

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Solaris LED Mozarts Shine on Beyoncé Jay Z On the Run HBO Special

In only their second use at a major concert event, 110 Solaris LED Mozart fixtures ringed the balcony rail of the Stade de France in Paris for the Beyoncé Jay Z On the Run HBO Concert Special. The Mozarts were chosen specifically to enhance the TV shoot featuring the tour’s closing dates, and stood out brightly amidst over 80,000 fans.

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