Like Moore’s law, there should also be a law that determines the rate at which display screens at trade shows grow. For it’s last year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft flaunted a video wall at its booth that stretched a respectable 70 feet (21 meters) long.
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to power such a system, you’re in luck. The folks behind it – Mind Opera, PBJS and Run Studios shared some behind-the-scenes stats along with a nice video of their work for both the exhibition pavilion and the keynote backdrop.
Video Wall in the Microsoft Pavilion
Two Windows 7 server systems running the latest version of WATCHOUT. The main system and backup run 63 – 47″ lcd screens in a 7 channel configuration resulted in a 70 x 5’8″ animated looping wall.
The 90 minute keynote utilized looping animated backgrounds, scenic background images, and a metro animation that we built to seamlessly tie the visuals together.