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High-quality video mapping despite typical rainy weather in Hamburg at the christening of the "Hanseatic Inspiration"

08/11/2019
Overview

On October 11, 2019, the latest expedition cruise ship from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises "Hanseatic Inspiration", was christened in the Port of Hamburg with an impressive video mapping on the ship's facade and a perfectly adapted light show. Guests could watch it all from dinghies and Zodiac inflatable boats. The naming ceremony was intended to give a foretaste of the planned expeditions of the five-star cruise ship. 

PRG was commissioned for the complete audio technology, projection technology, lighting technology and was responsible for the wireless transmission of all signals.
 

Eleven Panasonic PT-RZ 31k laser projectors were used to implement this top quality video mapping. These high-performance projectors each have a brightness of 31k ANSI lumens. In total, the projection was 140m wide x 22m high and showed a 12-minute video depicting scenes from Arctic regions and the Amazon.

The high-performance Meyer Sound systems provided the perfect sound for the guests. Two floating pontoons were equipped with P.A. towers. Twelve Meyer Sound LEO-M line arrays and twelve Meyer Sound 1100 LFC bass speakers were installed. The lighting technology also underlined this impressive show. A total of 276 lamps were in action, including CP Mythos, GLP X4 and GLP KNV Cubes. Directional radio links and W-DMX equipment were used to transmit data across the Elbe River to program the event technology and control the systems on the pontoons. 

A total of 80 tons of technology were installed for the naming ceremony, which was delivered by 3 trailers straight from the PRG Hamburg warehouse. The planning period was extremely short and only of twelve days. With 52 technicians, the installation was completed in just 24h in a shift system. The biggest challenge during this project was not only the tide, but also the extremely bad weather. It rained and stormed during set-up and on the evening of the event unfortunately, but our crew mastered it perfectly! 
PRG Senior Account Manager Michael Casper particularly pleased with the smooth process of the event, despite the wind, weather and waves: "Thanks to our high-quality technology, the implementation ran smoothly. The whole team worked together seamlessly, including the other trades like the tugboats, who battled together with us for this event to be a success.”

On October 14th the ship left full speed ahead for its’ first. PRG wishes a fantastic trip!


  • Idea, Concept & Producer: Event Service RS GmbH, CC Cruise Company GmbH
  • Project Lead: Jan Struve
  • Creative- & Show Director: Roland Schwaizer
  • 3D Video Mapping: United Motion Labs
  • Head of Video & Projection Mapping: Martin Seiter
  • Light Design: Arkin Atacan

 

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