USA/Europe - Following a successful launch at the Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Germany in April, Obsidian Control Systems has announced availability of the NX1, an ultra-compact yet full-featured lighting controller designed to handle a wide variety of shows using the intuitive Onyx lighting control platform. The NX1 also features an expandable playback wing (NX P) along with a 10-digit keypad (NX K) that combined with the NX1 creates an even more powerful and flexible console.
Designed for smaller to medium projects where an intuitive console is needed without a PC, the NX1 will be appreciated by rental companies and the mobile lighting programmer alike. The NX1 joins the compact yet fully-integrated NX2 and Obsidian’s flagship NX4 under the Onyx lighting control platform.
The NX1 is a small yet powerful console where playback and programming interfaces are fully supported with no compromises. Utilising the full Onyx Operating System, the NX1 offers a slate of professional features like a high-brightness 10.1" HD multi-touch screen plus 1 HDMI output for one additional external touch monitor that allows for additional customizable views (optional touchscreen monitor not included). Included are 4 assignable parameter encoders; 10 full motorized playbacks with four freely assignable buttons plus an extra playback and function key hybrid array. A dedicated Master Go section rounds out the efficient front panel design.
The NX1 is expandable with the NX P playback wing with motorised faders and dedicated NX K keypad that on their own can operate as
USA - Waves Audio has announced Waves V14, the latest version of Waves plug-ins. Waves V14 enables faster load time, new Trim & Mix knobs in Waves’ most popular compressors, and quick new pre-set workflows.
With V14, Waves users can now control and fine-tune dynamics faster than ever, with brand new trim and mix knobs added to Waves’ most popular compressors: the API 2500, the CLA-2A, CLA-3A and CLA-76 Compressor/Limiters, the Renaissance Compressor and the SSL-G Master Buss Compressor. These new features allow users to stay creative, quickly balancing volume and creating parallel compressions in seconds, directly from the plug-ins.
V14 offers faster loading times for plug-ins, pre-sets and sessions in your DAW and enhanced quick drag-and-drop pre-set workflow.
V14 also features new ‘ultra-sharp’ HiDPI graphics for select Waves plug-ins: Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain, API Collection, the CLA-76, CLA-2A, CLA-3A Compressor/Limiters, the F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ, OVox Vocal ReSynthesis and PuigTec EQs.
Also, V14 includes a new standalone application to the CR8 Creative Sampler, allowing users to shape, manipulate and play samples without a DAW.
USA - ADJ is expanding its COB Cannon Series of LED wash fixtures as well as its new range of lighting products incorporating lime LED chips with the introduction of the COB Cannon LP200ST.
Featuring a powerful light engine, smooth colour mixing and wide beam angle, this flexible professional wash lighting fixture can be used for a wide variety of applications.
The COB Cannon LP200ST harnesses the power of an efficient 200W COB (Chip On Board) LED light source, which generates a potent and even output with no colour shadows. This efficient light engine combines red, green, blue, amber and lime LED chips to allow the creation of a huge gamut of colours as well as white light with a variable colour temperature of between 2300K and 9900K. The inclusion of the lime LED chip helps certain colours to appear more vivid and also boosts the CRI to in excess of 90. The LED engine has an approximate lifespan of 50,000 operational hours, which essentially removes the inconvenience and expense of lamp replacement.
Offering a wide native beam angle of 80°, allowing a large area to be washed with vibrant coloured light, the COB Cannon LP200ST is also supplied with a useful lens kit. This comprises both 40° and 50° lens options, which easily and securely clip to the front of the fixture to provide a narrower beam angle when required. Barn doors for directing the light output are also available as an optional accessory.
A variety of operational modes make this fixture suitable for use in all kinds of permanent installation and temporary event applications,
USA - Early June saw Yamaha return to the NAMM Show in California, and leave with a Best In Show award for the new AG01 combined condenser microphone and mixer.
Launched in April, the AG01 is a studio-quality USB-C microphone, combined with a high-performance mixer that features DSP effects, loopback functionality and flexible connections for stress-free streaming. Available in black or white, it’s compact enough to be placed on a desk or mounted on a desk arm, is powered via USB or battery pack and can transform almost any environment into a fully-functioning streaming station.
During the NAMM show's first two days, hundreds of products, services and technologies were carefully reviewed by leading industry experts, moderated by Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music, Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines. The AG01 was awarded a Best in Show ‘Gotta Stock It’ award, highlighting the innovation of the product and Yamaha’s updated AG Controller software.
Alongside the AG01, the AG series comprises the AG06MK2 and AG03MK2 live streaming mixers and the AG03MK2 LSPK Live Streaming Package. All AG series products are bundled with Steinberg’s Cubase AI music production software and WaveLab Cast for streamed audio production and editing.
“Yamaha has a rich history of providing artists with tools to create music and art while providing solutions to amplify their work,” comments Preston Gray, marketing director of professional audio, Yamaha Corporation of America. “With the new AG01 Microphone, artists and creators can now ensure their work is hea
Germany - Bosch has announced a new software release for Praesensa, its IP-based public address and voice alarm system. The new software, v1.50, features an improved user experience and enhanced connectivity, especially for large installations requiring multiple controllers and subsystems, along with more options for system redundancy.
System designers will receive more flexibility designing large system networks with this release. It is now possible to better use and directly assign multiple controllers in large networks with subnets, which is very often indispensable in typical projects like airports or oil/gas industrial applications. Up to 3,000 networked devices and 10,000 audio zones can be managed by a total of up to 20 system controllers, while both master controllers and subsystem controllers can be optionally utilised for controller redundancy.
The seamless EN54-certified networked solution allows high-level priority calls from fireman microphones to any zone or group throughout the entire Praesensa system, optimizing security and fallback options. In case of a connection failure of a subsystem controller to the master controller, the subsystem controllers will continue to operate as an independent, self-sufficient system.
Due to extended options to work with multi-controller systems, Bosch has established a new, future-proof and easy-to-manage licensing system; the user now only needs to acquire one license per subsystem, with no additional hardware purchases required.
The latest software allows the user to activate push-to-talk (P
UK - Flooring, tapes and labels specialist Le Mark Group has expanded its offering with a new line of British-made Sausage and T-bar markers from Dirty Rigger.
The new products deliver practical marking and rigging solutions for outdoor events and filming, as well as for busy theatre environments. Le Mark’s Jeff Demain explains: “We’re specialists in tapes for marking out stages but, as we all know, you can’t put tape on grass, or sand, or gravel, for example. So, this is a solution that has immediate appeal for the outdoor film, TV and event markets, and more besides.” That solution is a flexible, hard-wearing, colour-coded Sausage marker made from tough webbing and weighted with stainless steel shot. Robust but soft to the touch, its design includes a sturdy brass eyelet at one end, which can be quickly - and securely - spiked in precisely the right spot.
Durable, colourful and reusable, the new range offers practical solutions to more than just outdoor builds. Theatre riggers can use them as spot lines to drop from the grid, or roof, to line up positions of dead-hung rigging points, motorised flying points or anything that needs to be accurately positioned in keeping with the stage plan. Unlike a solid plumb-bob, the Sausages are kinder to walk into, being flexible by design, which is an added benefit for packing and transportation.
Demain continues: “We also saw other applications in theatre, particularly when multiple shows are rigged in the same space, as with rep’ theatre or touring opera shows, where they can be used to ident
Italy - Prolights has debuted the EclNanoPanel TWC, the smallest member of the successful EclPanel range, containing all the features of the larger format soft lights in a compact-sized, battery-operated luminaire.
The new fixture has a 30W RGB+WW source, producing powerful 1,800-lumen output. Its colour technology is the same as the other ECL soft lights, ‘producing rich colours, high-quality white tones, colour gel matching, and onboard pixel cinema effects’. The EclNanoPanel TWC is also Spektra calibrated, matching in colour and whites as the other fixtures in the soft light range.
The EclNanoPanel TWC has three precision encoders, with multiple stand-alone control modes: CCT with +/- green shift, CCT presets, HSI, saturation and intensity, RAW RGBW mode, XY and cinema effects mode.
There are also several colour control modes available: RGBW, RGB, CMY, HSI, XY, RAW Direct, CCT Linear and CCT presets with +/- green shift, source emulation and industry-standard colour gels. It's also possible to create pixel mapping effects through the four-section pixel control, using a USB-C to DMX/RDM cable or the integrated Wireless DMX control (W-DMX and CRMX).
The EclNanoPanel TWC has a long-lasting battery, with selectable battery-life options, balancing a bright output for a shorter time (approximately two hours at full) to a run time upwards of 18 hours. The fixture recharges with a USB-C connector in under three hours.
Accessories include easy mounting adaptors for C-stands and articulated arms, suction cup mounts, magnetic mounts, cam
Germany - Manufacturer of professional 3D audio technology Holoplot has announced that its X1 Matrix Array loudspeaker has taken home Best in Show awards from both ISE 2022 and InfoComm 2022.
These events marked the first public unveiling of the X1 Matrix Array following two years of delays and cancellations of industry trade shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Holoplot also picked up the 2022 Stand Design Award - organised by Exhibitor magazine, with Illuminarium winning Best Multipurpose Venue at the Mondo Awards for its Atlanta location, where X1 is an integral part of delivering next immersive experiences.
Thomas Barker-Harrold, head of marketing at Holoplot said: “We couldn’t be happier with the validation X1 received from our peers in the AV industry. Picking up not just one but two Best-in show awards at ISE and InfoComm is an enormous stamp of approval, and testament to all of the hard work that has gone into making X1 a reality.”
Hundreds of industry professionals attended Holoplot’s packed demos at Industrial AKROLL in Barcelona and AV Vegas to see (and hear) what’s possible with a Matrix Array. Those that stopped by the stand at InfoComm were also given a sneak peak of the new X1 rigging system, due to be released later this year.
UK - City Theatrical will demo new technology on stand B48 at ABTT Theatre Show at the Alexandra Palace (22-23 June, London). The company will present the RadioScan spectrum analyser for building better Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM broadcasts on the 2.4GHz band; the miniature QolorFLEX Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM dimmers; the LED linear lighting with QolorFLEX NuNeon and various QolorFLEX LED Tapes, and the multi award-winning DMXcat Multi-Function Test Tool.
City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system includes the Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz, which has the ability to broadcast up to 10 universes of DMX data on the 2.4GHz band while using less radio energy than other single universe wireless DMX transmitters. Multiverse users can plan their wireless DMX broadcast using a RadioScan spectrum analyser as a frequency scanner, and set universes on each receiver from their smartphones using City Theatrical’s DMXcat app, which allows them to change their wireless DMX/RDM setup from anywhere on set, whether it is a lighting fixture with onboard Multiverse technology, a lighting fixture receiving its data from a Multiverse Node, or any wired fixture downstream of those devices.
The company will show the Multiverse Studio Kit, an all-in-one, battery-powered wireless DMX/RDM solution that offers wireless DMX functionality, making wireless DMX easier to install and use for film and video projects and live events. Multiverse Studio Kit features contactless charging for its six Multiverse Studio Receivers, which each contain a long-life lithium-i
USA - The Meyer Sound stand at InfoComm in Las Vegas pulled steady crowds throughout the show.
“This was our first major trade show presence since early 2020 and it was a great feeling to welcome back all the dealers, customers, and associates we’ve known over the years,” says director of global marketing, Tim Boot. “When the live event industry suffered setbacks during COVID, the installation market remained surprisingly strong for us, and we were happy to show our appreciation with hospitality through the show.”
Making its major trade show debut at InfoComm was Meyer Sound’s new Panther large-format linear line array loudspeaker.
A major focus at InfoComm was Meyer Sound’s exclusive IntelligentDC technology, which uniquely combines the installation advantages of low voltage distributed systems with a level of performance possible only with self-powered loudspeakers.
“IntelligentDC remains the only viable solution for higher-power loudspeaker systems that require neither long loudspeaker cable runs nor access to AC power,” says Boot. “IntelligentDC systems can sustain peaks up to 860 watts, which is far more than you can get with Power over Ethernet solutions. More than two-thirds of the loudspeakers in the line are true bi-amplified loudspeakers with active crossovers.”
IntelligentDC systems utilise a multi-channel rack-mount power supply and signal distribution unit to deliver 48V DC power and balanced audio over a single five-core cable through eight outputs to as many as 24 loudspeakers, depending on system co
USA - The One Canvas Solution from Calibre UK has won an AV Technology and Installation InfoComm 2022 Best in Market awards at the recent InfoComm show in Las Vegas. The awards were judged by team of InfoComm CTS-qualified technology managers, integrators and consultants.
“We’re grateful for the industry recognition of our talented R&D team’s innovation to our One Canvas Solution,” comments Mike Novak who is newly-appointed to manage the North American market at Calibre UK.
The Calibre One Canvas Solution is suitable for large-scale and multi-screen 4K conference applications. The HQPro1000 scaler/switcher with 4K50/60Hz 4:4:4 RGB processing and 4K EDID management can manage up to four LEDFusion Pro screens with flexible screen layout at any one time using a simple control interface. A Quad2K card is available for optional splicing for four 2K output as necessary.
Coinciding with InfoComm, Calibre held a Calibre New Product Preview Showcase event at Westgate Las Vegas from 9-10 June, revealing the One Canvas Solution incorporating the Calibre LEDFusion Pro with splicing features across multiple screens. “We welcomed AV buyers, consultants and end users to see Calibre product plans and test out the new splicing features of the One Canvas Solution ahead of their future projects,” adds Novak.
UK - Visual storytelling technology platform disguise has released its new flagship media server: the vx 4+. Purpose-built for technically demanding productions, installations and shows, the vx 4+ is designed ‘to ensure maximum content quality and playback performance, enabling productions to push boundaries and captivate audiences like never before’.
With the capability to handle twice the amount of video layers versus its award-winning predecessor, the new disguise vx 4+ machine ramps up storage performance and significantly improves video throughout, with up to 100GbE in bandwidth for higher resolution live video.
“Production teams are perpetually seeking to push the boundaries of what is possible, with many experimenting with new technologies and workflows, using real-time content or using video content at unlimited scale and complexity. As these ambitions grow, playing back large-scale content reliably without latency remains a challenge,” explains disguise chief product officer Raed Al Tikriti.
“disguise vx 4+ addresses the pressing need for an ultra-reliable high-performance server capable of handling the most demanding bandwidth-hungry, data-rich video processing. Built on our team’s deep understanding of the needs of today’s productions, installations and large-scale shows, the vx4+ offers our customers cutting-edge technology, that works with the disguise modular ecosystem of solutions and offers the most reliable and effective solution for your production.”
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Spain - Christie will showcase its cinema technologies designed to meet the needs of every screen size at CineEurope, taking place 20-23 June at Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB).
A selection from Christie’s range of Xenon, RGBe and Real|Laser projectors, and new Cinergy theatre management platform, will be available to view in MR 134, as will Christie Vive Audio and Christie CounterAct, with Care222 - the first UVC disinfection technology with proprietary optical filter that can be used when people are present.
“We’re excited to gather with the industry at an exciting time in cinema’s continued recovery,” says Adil Zerouali, senior director EMEA Cinema, Christie. “Since our last visit to CineEurope, we have further broadened our range of solutions to make Christie an outstanding choice for exhibitors seeking an impactful cinematic experience with high return on investment, regardless of screen size.
“CineEurope is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with our European partners, meet new people and discuss how our technologies can elevate cinema to deliver even more memorable experiences and deliver on budget for exhibitors.”
On show at CineEurope, featuring Real|Laser and CineLife+ is the CP4435-RGB, which is designed for mainstream theatres with its long-lasting light source providing over 50,000 hours of stable DCI brightness.
Christie’s CP4420-Xe cinema projector will be on show for the first time in Europe. Featuring 4k technology with CineLife+ electronics.
Germany - Steinberg has announced the launch and immediate availability of the VST Live Advanced Live Performance System. VST Live takes care of the technical production, supports the onstage musicians and ‘gives performers the tools to create a show to remember’.
Available for both Windows and macOS, VST Live is available in two versions: VST Live Pro and VST Live Elements. Both have all the functions needed to get songs ready for the stage, with an array of virtual instruments, effects, an integrated sequencer and synchronisation features to keep every beat and bar tightly in time.
The Layers page lets users quickly audition and choose from a range of instruments, high-quality effects and MIDI control for each song. These are saved as Parts and its entire Song is then added to the versatile Set List page to create the running order for the gig.
“VST Live is useful for really impressing an audience at any event,” says Steinberg product marketing manager Julius Farahwaran. “Whether performing at a major sold-out venue or in front of friends in somebody’s living room, VST Live will help anyone get the most out of their performance and make the biggest impact.”
Availability and pricing Full-license retail versions of VST Live Pro and VST Live Elements are available through the Steinberg online shop.
Europe - Yamaha’s new VXH series is designed for use in a wide range of commercial spaces where pendant speakers are the preferred solution.
Delivering quality sound in many larger retail, hospitality, entertainment and corporate premises can be a challenge with conventional surface mount or in-ceiling speakers. Pendant speakers are often a better solution, delivering more localised sound to reduce the issues of reverberation, unwanted reflections and the resulting lower-quality audio, which speakers located further away from the listener can cause.
Suitable for high, open structure and sloped ceilings, the VXH series comprises two models, the VXH6 and VXH8, engineered for optimum background music and voice reproduction.
Featuring a 120º dispersion pattern, the 6.5-inch VXH6 has a peak power handling of 300W and is designed for use where the speakers are to be suspended at a relatively low level. The eight-inch VXH8 has a narrower dispersion pattern of 75º and a higher peak power output of 360W, for higher suspended positions. You can mix and match both models, as well as with other speakers in the comprehensive Yamaha range, to achieve the best sound and coverage for any application.
Weighing just 5.7kg and 7.2kg respectively, The VXH6 and VXH8 support high and low impedance connections, while the speaker wattage can be easily switched even after installation, thanks to the straightforward tap selector. This minimizes the need for additional units, letting you design systems to precisely meet the needs of a space.
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Italy - Following on from its range of LED bars introduced last year, Claypaky has now expanded the Tambora family further and introduces Tambora Linear, a line of static LED Pixel mapping bars designed for versatile lighting effects and artistic set decoration.
These are hybrid bars, which incorporate two complementary effects into one fixture. The first is driven by a system of 400 RGB pixel LEDs, which offer a background light very similar to that of a high-definition LED wall in appearance. This LED array can be controlled as 16 LEDs in 25 groups to provide high quality motion graphics.
The second effect is created by a central line of 200 powerful white LEDs for an overwhelming strobe effect, capable of reproducing the behaviour of the most celebrated strobe fixtures on the market. This effect can also be controlled through 25 different areas, offering unparalleled versatility.
All graphic content can be managed through the Advanced Layers Management, an exclusive feature of Claypaky LED bars, with which you can choose to use different levels of effects simultaneously, giving free expression to your creativity.
Tambora Linear 100 features a large number of built-in effects, so it can be used not only in advanced mode but also in a simple mode for whenever a media server is not available, or the installation requires a speedy solution.
The Tambora Linear can be easily connected mechanically with multiple units and then operated as one complete fixture from the control software.
France - Technical service provider Dushow is expanding its Meyer Sound loudspeaker range with the acquisition of the new Panther line-array speakers. This new product will be added to Dushow's audio inventory from July.
Panther has been designed as a sustainable and more environmentally friendly product. On top of its design, its compact size and light weight significantly reduce the carbon footprint on a transport and operational level. It also uses less energy thanks to the high-efficiency amplifier package, which reduces power consumption by 20%.
USA - Allen & Heath featured the latest additions to its installation range at InfoComm 2022. Making their InfoComm debuts were the recently released AHM-32 and AHM-16 matrix processors, the CC-7 and CC-10 Touch Panels for Custom Control plus a trio of compact Dante expanders.
Harnessing technology from the AHM-64 Audio Matrix Processor, AHM-32 and AHM-16 open up the platform to the full spectrum of installed audio environments - from a single boardroom to a complete campus - with emphasis on simplicity of programming and control, plus expandable audio networking and I/O capabilities.
Three Dante interfaces from Allen & Heath’s Everything I/O range of audio expanders will be making their first ISE appearance: the DT20 with 2 mic/line inputs on combi connectors; the DT02 with two line outputs on XLR; and the DT22 with 2x2 I/O on Phoenix connectors.
The CC-7 and CC-10 touch panels augment the existing range of remote-control options for AHM, dLive and Avantis mixers. PoE powered and pre-configured to run the Allen & Heath Custom Control app in kiosk mode, they offer an elegant alternative to BYOD in houses of worship, corporate and educational facilities.
“With a number of our install products making their first InfoComm appearance, we’re looking forward to showing them off at this year’s show,” comments Markus Sinsel, sales director at Allen & Heath. “We can’t wait to catch up with colleagues, partners and customers face-to-face and share what we have been working on over the last couple of years, and of course d
USA - Waves Audio has expanded its commercial audio line with the introduction of the CA3000-MX Commercial Audio Mixer.
Waves CA3000-MX offers powerful mixing and built-in processing, plus the option to expand processing, by adding plugins from Waves’ massive catalogue. The CA3000-MX system is compatible with standard ASIO audio or Dante network configurations.
CA3000-MX is suitable for corporate, commercial, government, educational or house-of-worship installations that demands a high level of audio quality and advanced processing flexibility. Housed in a compact half-width 2U rack-mount chassis, CA3000-MX couples a powerful digital audio processing engine with an install-ready version of the industry-proven Waves eMotion LV1 mixer, supporting up to 32 stereo inputs, 24 stereo aux mix outputs plus L/R/C/M outs, and a 12x8 stereo matrix.
Integration and setup of the system is simple: CA3000-MX integrates easily with standard ASIO audio device drivers, or with Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) audio networking.
Integrators can add any desired Waves plugins to the CA3000-MX, to customize the processing to their specific needs. Waves offers a massive selection of audio processing plugins to address issues with feedback suppression, dynamics control, source levelling, noise reduction, acoustic response, broadcast streaming optimization, and more.
Also new are updated versions of the Waves CA1000 and CA2000 Commercial Audio DSP Engines, now featuring more integration options: in addition to Dante compatibility, these units are now also ASIO-co
USA - Lightware Visual Engineering will highlight a range of new and enhanced professional AV solutions at InfoComm 2022, on stand W1831. From its Taurus universal matrix switchers to UBEX AV-over-IP devices and more, the Lightware technologies on display combine atmix of performance, quality and efficiency needed by commercial end-users and system integrators.
Lightware is also announcing the official opening of its new global training facility, the Lightware Discovery Centre, based in Las Vegas.
“The professional AV/IT landscape is constantly changing, with an increasing emphasis on network connectivity, remote access and interactive collaboration,” said Gergely Vida, CEO at Lightware Visual Engineering. “Attendees will experience our latest technology innovations and comprehensive solutions designed for every application, requirement and budget as well as our commitment to training and education - a demonstration of our end-to-end support for the AV industry.”
Ubex is an AV-over-IP device that delivers pixel-accurate 4K60 video in real-time with Dolby Atmos capabilities for enhanced immersive experiences in live events, eSports or XR screen applications.
Ubex units can connect to create a complex network through standard Ethernet switches with virtually unlimited numbers of endpoints while providing enhanced redundancy.
The Vinx series of AV-over-IP devices for 1G Ethernet networks can also operate in point-to-point configuration with diverse application possibilities. Vinx devices include built-in USB 2.0 ports for KVM fu
USA - City Theatrical is staging demonstrations of relevant tape products at Cine Gear Expo LA which is running currently at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.
City Theatrical's QolorFLEX HiQ High CRI LED Tape is designed to have a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of 95, making it an iappropriatel high CRI LED tape for the needs of the film industry. It is available in three types, 3200K, 6000K, or 2700-6500K in a single chip, and offers exceptional on-camera colour rendition and the ability to match the light sources already being used on film and television sets.
QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape is an interior-grade LED Tape with high output brightness and the ability to create a wide spectrum of colours when used with a DMX colour control system. QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape comes in two colour options, RGB plus Amber plus Cool White (new!), and RGB plus Warm White plus Cool White, which both have a high output brightness and the ability to create a wide spectrum of colors when used with a DMX color control system. Designed for installations for television and film, all LEDs used in QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape RGBACW are identical to create an even illumination.
QolorFLEX NuNeon is rugged, outdoor-rated, and dimmable. It can be cut to length and is available in a variety of colours plus RGB. It offers nearly the same visual impact as traditional blown glass neon without the problematic issues of installation and maintenance. QolorFLEX NuNeon's extreme flexibility includes a ½" minimum bending radius in the horizontal plane for ideal precision for signage, like
Germany - ARRI has announced the addition of the Orbiter Fresnel lens to the already large pool of Orbiter optics, making this LED luminaire even more versatile. Combined with Orbiter’s ARRI Spectra light engine, the high-end optical system is suited for cinematic application, broadcast studios, as well as theatres or live productions.
Creating a precise light spot with a soft single shadow, the new Orbiter Fresnel lens delivers true Fresnel output with a real Gaussian field of light. The light output of Orbiter with Fresnel lens is comparable to the ARRI L-Series L10 and True Blue ST2/3 with 2000 W Tungsten bulb.
Despite its large aperture, the Orbiter Fresnel lens housing is compact (approx. 340mm x 380mm x 370mm and lightweight (4.5kg / 9.5lbs). Its lens diameter of 285mm equals that of the True Blue ST2/3 and T5.
UK - Brompton Technology has announced two major feature advances as part of its Tessera v3.4 software release: Extended Bit Depth and Stacking. “These features enhance our already compelling feature-set, which is well-established as the processing of choice for both major live events and film and television production,” says Brompton’s CEO, Richard Mead.”
Extended Bit Depth unlocks higher PWM bit depth output with a free firmware update for all existing and new panels fitted with the Brompton R2 or R2+ receiver card. Up to 3.3 additional bits of precision improves low-brightness performance – reducing visual artefacts and bringing out additional detail and nuance in dark areas of the image. This substantial increase in dynamic range offers a significant boost in performance that is hard to ignore for ICVFX and other LED on camera applications.
With Extended Bit Depth, you can also reproduce HDR content up to 10 times darker than previously possible, without compromising peak brightness for HDR highlights.
Many setups utilise multiple processors working together to drive different parts of a single LED screen. The second new feature of Tessera v3.4 - Stacking - which is available on Tessera SX40 and S8 processors, allows multiple processors in a setup to be controlled together in unison. Tessera v3.4 is now available as beta software for evaluation.
USA - At this week’s InfoComm in Las Vegas, Audinate introduced Dante Brooklyn 3 audio networking module and Dante Fremont 3 AV networking module. The new modules are pin-compatible replacements for the popular Dante Brooklyn 2 and Dante Fremont modules and have been redesigned to ensure continuous availability while delivering support for current and future Dante features.
Samples of both modules will be available to manufacturers in Q3 2022 and will start shipping in production quantities in Q4 2022.
The Dante Brooklyn module family is the most widely deployed implementation of Dante, and is used in hundreds of mixing consoles, DSPs, amplifiers, and much more. The Dante Brooklyn 3 audio module is available in 8x8 to 64x64 channel SKUs, delivering ultra-low latency networked audio in a small footprint and supporting the complete suite of Dante audio features.
The original Dante Fremont module supported Dante AV. The new Dante Fremont 3 is 100% compatible with Dante Fremont designs and supports low-latency Dante AV over IP along with 8x8 channels of Dante audio for use in encoders, decoders, PTZ cameras, AV-over-IP monitors, format converters and matrix products.
“These new Dante modules help to alleviate supply constraints,” says Chris Ware, Audinate’s senior vice president of product development. “We re-engineered our most popular products to ensure steady availability in the foreseeable future, while improving the designs in anticipation of upcoming Dante features. Dante Brooklyn 3 and Dante Fremont 3 modules are direct replacemen