Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Visitors entering The Wellness Center of Thibodaux Regional, in Thibodaux, Louisiana, are immediately engaged by a 17-minute video show that showcases the native beauty of Louisiana. With content powered by Renewed Vision’s ProVideoPlayer2 (PVP2) across three massive 4K video displays, the multi-screen experience, born from VisionQuest Design & Production of Atlanta, features nature scenes, landmarks, plantations, and the Bayou among other local places.
Prominently featured in the spacious lobby of The Wellness Center’s new Education Center, visitors can also activate interactive options via a touchscreen. This includes a wayfinding element with a list of medical services available at The Wellness Center, which is part of the greater Thibodaux Regional Medical Center complex. All the while, PVP2 powers still or moving video images for display across the three screens as one continuous, unified image; or delivers separate images for display on each screen.
To create the unique lobby experience, the Wellness Center hired VisionQuest Design & Production, Inc., an Atlanta-based audio/video producer that specializes in creating innovative, multimedia projects. VisionQuest takes projects from conceptual development through programming and installation.
To deliver reliable, turnkey solutions to their customers, VisionQuest often enlists the services of third-party companies, like Renewed Vision. For this project, Renewed Vision’s PVP2 video playback system was specified due to its unrivaled balance between cost-efficiency and remarkable multi-screen display capabilities, including its limitless ability to work with UHD resolutions.
“While production companies are starting to work with 4K video, few are equipped to handle the challenges associated with ultra-high-definition 12K video,” said Tony Shannon, president of VisionQuest. “Not only is the PVP2’s video engine uniquely capable of processing and playing out resolution independent video, this Mac-based system synchronizes and delivers the imagery across multiple non-standard displays, including the layer of images we required for interactivity.”
Renewed Vision’s PVP2 is the centerpiece of a complete audio-visual experience. Each of three 3X3 video walls is 12-feet wide, with 10 feet of distance between them, and together they span a 56-foot area. Mounted on the walls above the displays are two stereo speakers as well as a sound isolation dome that minimizes noise during interactive use. With HDMI, cable/satellite and Blu-ray inputs, each monitor wall can also be used for events, like video game tournaments, watch-parties for football games, and other live presentations.
“We can sync up any number of displays and PVP composes the layout of the video across the screens,” Shannon said. “The playback is always reliable, smooth and jitter-free.”
This project also features impressive interactive capabilities. By pressing a “touch here” icon at the center of the displays, visitors can bring up additional imagery on a 50- to 60-inch center section of the screen. These images can be whatever is playing on the big screen—only at a smaller scale for easier viewing at close range—as well as a menu of interactive activities and options.
Visitors can choose to display many resources, including maps of the medical center, bios on the doctors, medical services the facility provides, patient success stories, an individual health test and ways to improve one’s health. Custom software gives the interactive layer a modicum of transparency that allows the informational displays to superimpose the beauty shots, so both layers of images can be seen easily from anywhere in the room.
“Much of this project was designed and implemented from the ground up, including our custom development of a three 4K-camera rig to shoot the 12K video. This assembly was operated from a moving jib crane, golf cart, pickup truck, and airboat to capture the range of footage that was needed,” Shannon said. “With respect to this project’s complex multi-screen video wall, Renewed Vision provided us with excellent technical support as we pushed the envelope to give The Wellness Center a truly innovative, visually engaging multimedia experience.”
About Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, a 185-bed acute care facility, provides inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche, LA, and seven surrounding parishes. Thibodaux Regional is nationally recognized for its quality care, cost efficiency, innovation, safety and outstanding patient experience. For more information, visit www.thibodaux.com.
About VisionQuest Design & Production, Inc.
Based in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area, VisionQuest Design & Production, Inc. is a video and multimedia production company that specializes in the creation of innovative, large-scale A/V and multimedia installations. The company offers end-to-end creative services ranging from design and consultation to programming and implementation. Their work fuses video, audio and graphics production with high-tech automation control and presentation solutions. For more information about VisionQuest Design & Production, Inc., and to see a gallery of their recent work, please visit: http://www.visqst.com.