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Found two of the companies behind the design of the screen and video technology (with collaboration from Willie W, Anton C, etc). I am proud that our rock band, yes plays an album that is 30 years old (no that I mind at all, more please, but we hear the critics) still uses cutting edge technology never done before. Basically We are watching 4K video on a 200x43 feet screen in a stadium! This tour is going to change how concerts are done, similarly to what happened after ZooTV

The screen: 

SPACEFRAME is a revolutionary touring frame design seamlessly integrating LED panels to provide industry-changing operational efficiencies and the opportunity for unlimited creative expression. The carbon fiber touring frame is ultra-lightweight, collapsible and fully wind braced creating an intensive built-in structural strength. 

The video:

4K Broadcast Camera System 
The U2 tour also marks the introduction of PRG’s 4K (UHD) Broadcast Camera System as a first for concert touring. The PRG broadcast system, developed and integrated over three months, is a combination of products that can operate in 4K (UHD) and 3G SMPTE Standards. This design philosophy allows concurrent production to operate at the highest level of broadcast standards. The system delivers 60 frames per second (fps) with a UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The concert touring system interconnects cameras and LED wall processors on fiber because of the enormous amounts of data and length of signal distances. The entire broadcast touring system can be set up within an hour and is designed to be operated by one video engineer, eliminating the need for four-to-five onsite engineering positions. 

“PRG has been a part of every U2 tour since 1992 and the band always challenges us with pushing technology to its limits,” said Wolfgang Schram, PRG’s director of video engineering. “We have to be creative and that is the fun part.”


The PA towers:


Huge custom built structural beams have been designed to cantilever the PA and lighting high above the video screen to avoid it hanging infront of the video screen. This pushes the limits of the engineering possibilities to redefine how these shows are done. This pure statement together with minimal clutter on the stage delivers the largest and most spectacular landscapes and portraits throughout the show.




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