Electric Daisy Carnival 2018 (EDC) powered into action with a 3-day festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, the EDC organiser called upon Tenfeet to help deliver visuals to match festival goers’ expectations assisted by Green Hippo. Working alongside Insomniac and LEG, Tenfeet was responsible for the lighting design, media control and supply, as well as programming and operating.
Tenfeet know Green Hippo’s line well – the Netherlands-based company has used it on many key projects – and the team chose a pair of Green Hippo Hippotizer Montane+ Media Servers for the Vegas festival. The Green Hippo Hippotizer machines were the main playback machines on the mainstage, handling all of the Timecode Shows, or Intermezzos, in between each of the DJ performances.
With one Green Hippo Hippotizer Montane+ acting as backup, the primary machine controlled all of the screens during the Timecode shows, outputting twin outputs of 3840 by 2160 at 60Hz. The total screen area on display amounted to 904 sq. meters made up of 7mm screens of varying sizes. Here, the Green Hippo machines allowed Tenfeet to playback 8K by 2K files without dropping a single frame. The Montane+ units were run by LTC through the audio input, and Tenfeet also employed an MA Lighting grandMA2 to control the duo.
“We chose Hippotizer Montane+ because of its awesome hardware capability,” said Ton Swaak of Tenfeet. “The Hippotizer machines did everything we asked of them, delivering great performance without any frame-drop.”