For New York radio station Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert that recently took place at the Giants Stadium (New York City), production designer Gary Westcott integrated control of the show’s audio and video elements using Mbox™, a media control technology available through PRG.
Using four Mbox servers, Westcott was able to control all of the visual imagery on eight video screens rigged onstage and over the audience and cue the front-of-house audio console for track playback throughout the show.
Mbox’s real-time editing capabilities allowed pre-programmed video images to be spontaneously modified and re-arranged to accommodate lineup and set list changes. Despite the fact that numerous onsite changes were made, all of the Mbox servers stayed in synchronization with each other and with the audio desk throughout the entire show.
“Mbox achieved a ‘first’ in video production with the level of ease it provided me in manipulating images, cueing them, and synchronizing them with the audio elements of the show,” Westcott stated. “Mbox’s ability to deliver instant playback of video clips with accompanying audio tracks enabled me to implement spontaneous changes in effects while keeping the overall show both on-time and on-cue.”