Dell, Intel, RED Digital Cinema and Sharp Electronics – in association with XI Media Productions and Omega Broadcast – will power FADER FORT, the first live concert streamed live in 4K worldwide.
FADER FORT presented by Converse will take place during 2015 South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival and its live streaming will allow viewers to experience live performances and exclusive interviews in 4K resolution.
Dell, Intel, RED Digital Cinema and Sharp Electronics have partnered to provide a solution that combines 6K cameras, mobile and tower workstations with NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics displays and TVs to handle the visual and audio experience.
XI Media Productions will handle the productions of the 4K live stream, while Omega Broadcast Group will provide 4K live encoding software.
RED Epic and Scarlet cameras equipped with RED 4K Broadcast modules capture the images on 6K sensors. The signal enters the Nipros LS-750 GTS Fiber Adapter and signal is then sent over SMPTE fiber to the Nipros LS-850 GTS Fiber Base station. It then leaves the LS-850 and goes to Blackmagic Multiplex. The transmission is allowed with the help of Blackmagic software and AJA.
From the switcher, the 4K signals is distributed to Dell UltraSharp displays and Sharp TVs throughout the venue over HDMI as well as over 6G SDI to a Dell Precision Tower 7810 workstation with a Blackmagic DeckLine 4K Extreme capture card inside. The tower will be running 4K encoder software for the audience to view on their home computers via the website.
Earlier, Dell has supported the live streaming of music performances at ACL Live, festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Jazzfest. In 2012, Dell and YouTube announced their partnership to deliver live webcasts of the music festivals New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.
Dell also partnered for the last two FADER FORT live streaming.
In 2013, Dell announced multiyear sponsorship of Austin City Limits to power first ever live streams of ACL tapings and Dell technology powered ACL Live.