d3 drives live broadcast of Premios Juventud Awards



d3 drives live broadcast of Premios Juventud Awards
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d3 drives live broadcast of Premios Juventud Awards Show 2014
London, 19 September 2014. Mexico City-based d3 Studio Darmah successfully delivered the live broadcast of
Premios Juventud 2014 for the Univision network on 17 July 2014, using d3's new DMX control feature SockPuppet
next to 3D previsualisation and playback using d3 pro range systems.
Premios Juventud, an annual awards ceremony celebrating celebrities in film, music, tv, sports and popular culture, is the
highest ranking live TV broadcast on Hispanic television. Winners are voted for by the audience and the ceremony has a
double function: it also donates money to fund scholarships for youth in need. Popular in the US, the Univision network
ranked number 1 with this show in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston and Dallas during this time and pulled a total
of 8.8 million viewers.
Darmah have successfully been working with d3 for the past eight years and are amongst the very first companies to
open a d3 Studio. Although Darmah was already working with the Univision network on a variety of shows, d3 was a new
solution to this popular television production.
Rodrigo Proal, CEO of Darmah, says: "When the project was presented to us, we quickly got a view of all the video
equipment that would be required. A demo was organised so we could show the client how d3 would improve their
workflow, and most of all, how d3 could take the show to a higher visual level. We could convince the team, making
Premios Juventud the very first fully live broadcast from the Univision network that ran on d3."
SockPuppet DMX
The operation of the show was set to be controlled with a DMX lighting console, in this case a GrandMA II. This is where
d3's software feature SockPuppet DMX came into play. Through SockPuppet DMX, each content layer created in d3
becomes a fully controllable DMX fixture. This allows access to all of d3’s powerful mapping, playback and projection
features using the control surface desired. On top of this, SockPuppet layers can be freely combined with d3’s advanced
timeline for a whole new level of show control.
Says Proal:"In previous years, this live show had been running on a variety of media servers, but operators always
preferred working with DMX lighting consoles. With d3's SockPuppet DMX feature we could combine this existing
preference with the classic d3 timeline sequencing we use ahead of rehearsals and which we prefer, so we got the best of
both worlds. We sequenced musical parts to the beat - meaning you put visual markers over your audio file so you work
to the actual rhythm of the song, not seconds or minutes. This is something you were always able to do with d3, and we
still find it really useful."
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Going pro
Although Darmah had been working with d3 for years, this was the first show where they switched to the new pro range.
José Menendez of Darmah explains: "We immediately identified the large amount of HD layers and the need for many
content transfers. Based on this assessment and our experience with d3, we felt it was a good opportunity to showcase
the new pro range machines. The d3 4x4pro has 2x 10Gbit/sec ports so we could move content at lightning speed, this
is for us a great improvement from the previous range. We also received an HD-SDI from the broadcast truck, which
worked perfecly with the input cards on the d3 4x4pro systems. We ended up with a network of one d3 4x4pro master
machine, four d3 4x4pro slaves and one d3 4U v2.5 as an understudy, which turned out to be a very solid solution for this
Darmah's experienced team made diagrams upon starting the d3 project to understand the workflow. The real-time 3D
stage simulator could help collaboration, with producers and other parties being able to see progress every step on the
way. Says Menendez: "By programming the show on separate machines before rehearsals, and then simply copying the
file to the main machine in a few seconds we were able to save a lot of time. Combine that with d3's capability to allow
us to make changes in timeline layers without re-rendering of video content has just been phenomenal - d3 is a total
problem-solver, and our client was thrilled with the results."
d3 Server provider: Darmah
d3 Project setup: Darmah
Projection and LED setup: Darmah
Lead Technician: Darmah
d3 Operator: LuminousFX
equipment list
1x d3 4x4pro (master)
4x d3 4x4pro (slave)
1x d3 4U v2.5 (understudy)
Projectors: 16x Barco FLM HD 20
LED: 320x FX-11; 115x FC-11; 110x FC-5; 45x F30
Pixled; 500x Barco Mistrips; 400x F-Bars
About d3
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visua- liser, timeline, video playback engine and projection mapping tools into one product. d3’s unique integrated
workflow assists the designer at all stages of the project, from pitch to delivery. For more information: www.
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