7thSense Flies Over China at Beijing’s New Great Wall 3D Dome Experience

A brand new and cutting-edge 3D dome and motion seat virtual flight attraction has recently opened in Beijing at the site of the most visited area of the Great Wall of China. Hardware and software from global media serving solutions experts, 7thSense Design, was commissioned and installed by Wincomn Technology for the new theatre which opened earlier this year.

Situated in Badaling on the edge of Beijing, the 18-metre diameter ‘Dreams of the Great Wall 3D Dome Theater’ features six-axis motion seats to create a flying ride type experience, taking guests through the clouds and over China ‘digitally’.

Visitors are taken on a highly immersive journey as they explore the origins and sights of the Great Wall – one of the most famous UNESCO world heritage sites. Renowned Chinese audio-visual company, Wincomn Technology, was responsible for the design, systems integration, installation and commissioning of audio and video systems.

Ten Christie® Boxer 4K30 projectors project onto the 180-degree dome producing a single 6,000 x 6,000 pixel resolution display – for such high performance output requirements, Delta Infinity Media Servers were integrated to drive the projection system.

Infinity is the most powerful media server from 7thSense with a vast range of hardware and software options, designed to meet the demands of some of the most prestigious displays in the world. Capable of playing up to 16K 60fps uncompressed video and offering passive and active stereo 3D, Infinity offers a full range of display matching, interactivity and control features, potential for many video and audio outputs in addition to huge internal and external storage capabilities.

“We are highly experienced in designing installations of such scale and have now integrated 7thSense systems into several Wanda park flying theatres and creative projection mapped attractions, ”explains Hansen Yang, Wincomn vice general manager. “7thSense technologies are powerful and ideal for such a huge dome projection.”

“We’re honoured to once again be chosen by, and working with, our close partner in China, Wincomn Technology, on such a prestigious attraction,” said Matt Barton, 7thSense CEO. “Our products and services are quickly gaining a reputation in the region for innovation, performance and dependability and we look forward to future projects and installations.”

The ‘Dreams of the Great Wall 3D Dome Theater’ was developed by Beijing-based SanXian Culture Holdings Co., Ltd with the objective of fusing cultural tourism and entertainment with state-of-the-art technologies.

—  Images courtesy of Wincomn Technology