Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium is the future of live entertainment.
Two of the Las Vegas venue’s signature features – its 160,000 sq. ft interior LED display plane, and its 580,000 sq. ft. exterior, the Exosphere – are powered by technologies from 7thSense.
The pre-rendered content at Sphere is stored on a network-attached storage (NAS) solution and streamed in real-time to dozens of media servers, which each output 4K video at 60 frames per second over an ST 2110 distribution network – a world-first in terms of technology capability at this scale for a live entertainment venue. 7thSense’s Juggler pixel processors handle combining playback media with other video sources, such as cameras, to create overall compositions that tell larger-than-life immersive stories.
7thSense was chosen to create a fully redundant, mission-critical playback system capable of playing both full resolution, uncompressed media and generative content, in addition to supporting live concerts and events. The 7thSense Juggler pixel processors are critical infrastructure in the path to getting the image to the display, so reliability is a paramount concern. The Jugglers also provide a mechanism to bring video from external sources such as production truck feeds into the venue.
Image credit: Sphere Entertainment Co.