Green Hippo plays key role on Eurovision
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
escThe 62nd Eurovision Song Contest looked better than ever
Europe - Kiev delivered on its promise to present an awesome show and Green Hippo technology was key to the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest looking better than ever.
Bringing together a crack team of skilled practitioners, this year’s Green Hippo Eurovision team’s video production heavily featured in the visual design of the show. Highlights included a large LED wall behind the stage, LED floor, Pixel-mapped lights and a projection-mapped arch over the stage. To help ensure the polished performance the MA2 and time code-driven set-up used a total 16 Green Hippo Boreal touring Media Servers, all running Hippotizer V4.2.1 software. At any one time, up to nine of the Boreals were active, driving a complex set-up.
In addition to Green Hippo itself, various companies supplied the legion of Green Hippo Boreals: DigiGobos / Beacon Gobo Group: exclusive Green Hippo distributor in Sweden & lead supplier of ESC 2017; Brightgroup (Sweden / Finland); Pixelfields; Fix8Group and Trust Rental (Germany).
The technical team drew from a number of Green Hippo staff and partners, with special thanks going to: Jerry Appelt, lighting designer & DoP; Gravity Germany, content design; Hans Cromheecke, technical manager video; Nick Charalampidis, media server supervisor; Sebastian Huwig, media server operator, and Nicholas Hansen, media operator.
James Roth, head of sales & marketing at Green Hippo, said: “Between SHAPE, Pixel mapping, video mapping and deep integration with the MA2 control system including CITP into MA’s Visualiser, this year’s Eurovision was a tour de force for Green Hippo and its Hippotizer V4. Our thanks go out to all involved and we are already looking forward to being part of this much-loved event when it touches down in Lisbon in 2018.”
(Jim Evans)

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