On 19 February last, the eve of the Chinese New Year, millions of viewers tuned in to China Central Television (CCTV) for the Chinese Spring Festival Gala. Barco helped lighting designer Sha Xiaolan put on a spectacular visual feast.

The show – which celebrated the start of the Chinese lunar Year of the Sheep – marked the 11th consecutive time Barco had provided visualization support. And this time, they had a special surprise up their sleeve: the worldwide debut of the Moving Mirror System (MMS) in a large-scale show.

Eight HDF-W26 projectors, complete with MMSs, produced a stunning visual program, including the acrobatic performance ‘Blue and White Porcelain’, combining distinctive Chinese features and modern elements. 

The MMSs enabled the director to deliver pristine HD images to multiple locations from a single projector, making optimal use of available resources. “The equipment performed magnificently”, Sha said after the gala. “I fully expect the MMS to take Chinese stage design to a higher level.”

“Barco’s projection solutions not only delivered an impressive performance and exceptional image quality, they also helped us to keep the overall cost well within budget.”
Mr Sha Xiaolan, Chief Lighting Designer, Chinese Spring Festival Gala

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• 8 x HDF-W26 DLP projectors
• 8 x Moving Mirror System

• High performance under challenging conditions
• Enhanced creative freedom
• Increased cost effectiveness, thanks to a simplified set-up