Hong Kong Space Museum utilises PIXERA mini

Photo: CosmoVision

A PIXERA mini Dual media server is delivering projection-mapped visuals for Golden Eye on the Cosmos, a new exhibition on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Launched in July, Golden Eye on the Cosmos is a new permanent exhibition at the Hong Kong Space Museum spotlighting the innovative technologies and scientific goals of the James Webb Space Telescope.

The exhibition features a model of the Webb telescope, along with projected displays of images captured by its cameras.

The exhibition required a media server that would ensure video playback, projection mapping and geometric correction capabilities, noted Jason Yeung of Hong Kong-based system integrator CosmoVision. To meet this objective, Yeung and the team specified a single PIXERA mini Dual server, which handles all video content layering and output projection mapping, including the projection-mapped images of the cosmos.

“The installation was relatively simple but the exhibition space was comparatively small,” Yeung commented, “so the PIXERA mini was the perfect size to be hidden away behind the show exhibit while not compromising in terms of performance and stability.”

Due to the limited space for the installation, the Christie projector used in the exhibition had to be paired with a wide-angle fisheye lens, which created distortion. “Hence, all the image correction and warping was done within PIXERA to ensure that the content is not distorted or deformed in any way,” Yeung continued. The PIXERA software also fulfilled another client requirement, he added: “They wanted to have show control without having to involve another third-party system, which made PIXERA Control the perfect complementary show control solution to interact with other elements in the exhibition.”

“As always, PIXERA provided the ideal hardware, software and support to allow us to realise this project,” he concluded.