LED screen gives 360-degree coverage for U2 spectacular
The transformable LED screen manufactured by Barco provides an amazing centerpiece for U2's concert extravaganza.
|U2 in 360-degree LED vision|
Along with a crowd numbering tens of thousands, I was fortunate enough to see the U2 concert at Wembley Stadium, London on August 15. Special thanks to Sophie Hautekeete of Barco for making this possible.
The screen is oval-shaped, measuring 24 x 16 m in diameter, and at the start of the show it appeared to be a continuous curved panel, some 6m tall, suspended high above the stage by a four-legged “claw” structure which dominated the stadium.
The FLX-24, and its sister FLX-60 containing 5 LEDs (also shown in the photo), are IP66-rated, making them fully outdoor-proof. The modules have diameters of 24 mm and 60 mm, respectively. They enable 16-bit per color processing, and have unique connector systems.
Back to the screen, which contains 500,000 FLX-24 pixels. Because the hexagonal panels are mounted on cantilevered arms, they can be moved apart so that the fully-open screen has a height of 22m.
|Screen fully open|