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AV Stumpfl servers power new dino exhibit

At the Hong Kong Science Museum, the backdrop of a Spinosaurus skeleton has been brought to life using a complex array of projectors, all powered by AV Stumpfl’s PIXERA two QUAD media servers.

Announced on August 10, 2022 – To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, its science museum is staging a large-scale dinosaur exhibition called “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation.”

Eight of the most iconic prehistoric creatures, original fossil material and fully intact skeletons are illuminated by a whole host of multimedia projection techniques and special lighting effects, blending the worlds of scientific research and unique scenography. Audiences are being offered immersive experiences to appreciate such a unique display.

Photo courtesy of Cosmovision

Local system integrator, Cosmovision, was tasked with setting up multiple short-throw projectors – in both landscape and portrait orientation – onto a wave-shaped canvas structure. JasonYeung, Cosmovision’s technical sales engineer, expressed just how complex this project was, due to the irregularities of the set-up:

“The 10m x 7m wave-shaped canvas required a complex placement of equipment; we had to take into account overlapping areas to blend edges and eliminate any projection shadows,” he says. “It was difficult, but using PIXERA’s integrated Vioso camera calibration software, the calculations could easily be done automatically.”

Photo courtesy of Cosmovision

Two units of AV Stumpfl’s PIXERA two QUAD media servers, deployed alongside multiple short-throw projectors (with rotating lenses), were chosen by Cosmovision.

“The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation” will run from 8th July to 16th November at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Admission is free during the exhibition period.

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