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Green Hippo captures the Snow Fairy

Finland – Finish singing sensation Saara Aalto, also known as the Snow Fairy, played a sold-out homecoming gig at Helsinki’s Hartwall arena and Green Hippo technology ensured a great view for all. Saara, who shot to fame in the UK through her runner’s up spot in 2016’s X Factor, is a firm favourite in Finland having appeared in Finland’s Got Talent 2007 and The Voice of Finland in 2012.

Bright Finland, the Finland and Scandinavia-based experience provider, was at the helm for Saara’s 360° screen show employing a Green Hippo Hippotizer Boreal to control six iMAG screens. The Hippotizer Boreal was running Notch – the all-in-one, real-time graphics workhorse – enabling the Bright Finland team to create, simulate, composite, edit, and play, there and then, in the moment. The set-up also used Green Hippo’s compact and powerful 1U Media Server, the Amba.

Hippotizer’s seamless operation with Notch was key here. Four cameras with operators, plus two Robocams grabbed the raw material, and the Bright Finland team edited on-going blocks via the network in the studio, resulting in a smooth workflow. Not to mention stunning visuals, for all to see.

The Helsinki crowd was clearly impressed, as was the Bright Finland team. Mikko Linnavouri of Bright Finland said: “Notch is a great extension for Hippotizer: we can create custom effects, which give us new possibilities for making graphics for our shows. The implementation is great!”

23rd May 2017

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