LEDs create pyramid showcase for Daft Punk
XL Video UK has supplied a range of different LED fixtures for the latest tour of electronic music pioneers Daft Punk.
The pyramid-shaped set, measuring 16 ft wide across the bottom, is constructed from over 1600 Barco O-Lite LED blocks, which have been pixel-mapped to create a 3-dimensional video screen surface.
Flanking both sides of the main pyramid are customized frames holding a 18 x 18 ft geometric network of criss-crossing hexagonal shapes, made up from a total of 170 VersaTube linear LED fixtures from Element Labs.
The video content – which runs for 95 per cent of the Daft Punk show - – is stored on and played back via two dual output V4 Catalyst digital media servers, with two running as ‘hot’ backup. These are triggered by Phillips’ Hog iPC lighting console, in turn receiving SMPTE from the band.
The dual outputs from Catalyst number one feed the Pixel curtain and the VersaTubes – each output offering 5 layers which are assigned to each of these two elements.