USA - Now in stock and shipping is Elation’s Artiste Mondrian LED profile FX luminaire is billed as ‘a high-impact lighting solution for any application requiring powerful beam looks, stunning air effects and superior colour’.
Filling out the top of Elation’s award-winning Artiste LED moving head series, the new Mondrian partners alongside and uses the same technology as the Artiste Monet and Artiste Rembrandt, including Elation’s seven-flag SpectraColor colour mixing system, and endless and continuous rotational framing system. The Artiste Mondrian is the brightest, full-featured LED Profile FX fixture Elation has produced to date.
“The Artiste Mondrian really has it all,” states Elation product manager Matthias Hinrichs. “Tight beams from its massive front lens, smooth washes with unprecedented light output and sharp images without ever compromising on its incredible projection performance. It’s a true all-in-one workhorse that outperforms any discharge fixture in the market without the usual drawbacks of distracting fan noise and rapid degradation of light quality. Its mid-air creative FX are phenomenal due to the beautiful SpectraColors and carefully designed gobo selection.
“It’s a truly stunning luminaire and a great finale to the Artiste range of products. Like its namesake, Piet Mondrian, this fixture will create iconic looks for lighting designers for many years to come.”
Optimised for extreme output and coverage, the Mondrian harnesses its long-throw power from an efficient 950W 6,500K White Hotspot LED engin
Europe - DPA Microphones’ new 4097 Core Micro Shotgun microphone is being widely adapted into the television and film production world as a plant mic solution. Featuring the same sonic qualities as the brand’s supercardioid 4097 Core Choir Microphone, the compact 4097 Core Micro Shotgun has been optimised to pick up speech from a distance.
“We spoke with professional sound engineers to find out what they needed in their toolboxes and designed the 4097 Core Micro Shotgun as a plant mic solution to complement their other equipment,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “Ideal for miking in small spaces, the 4097 Core Micro Shotgun has a small footprint and clear audio pickup.
“The sonic qualities of the 4097 Core Micro Shotgun are particularly beneficial for placing mics in inconspicuous locations as it enables location sound experts to capture sound from anywhere on set. Used in combination with our boom mics and lavaliers, the 4097 Micro Shotgun becomes the final piece of a complete microphone package to meet the needs of any TV or film production. Since the 4097 has the same sonic characteristics as all DPA mics, it is now easy to capture reliable, high-quality audio that doesn’t need dubbing or hours of mixing and post-production work.”
The 4097 Core Micro Shotgun was built to withstand harsh conditions, such as water, wind, dust, heat and cold, among other familiar filming challenges.
“A good plant mic, that is easy to set up, is very useful to have,” says film sound engineer Allan Holmberg, who played
Europe - Government agencies, public institutions, and non-governmental organisations around the world have special requirements for conferencing systems. Historic and other special environments can pose installation and design constraints, meeting procedures may require a specific control layout, or the hardware’s appearance may need to complement the room’s interior styling.
Shure has announced a hardware customisation programme for the Microflex Complete (MXC) Digital Conference System that enables the company to respond efficiently to special requests for unique hardware variations.
Shure’s customised flush-mount conference units are available with a range of options to suit a wide variety of needs and installation scenarios, including front panels in sizes for user specified dimensions, multiple colours in both brushed and matte finishes, customer logo and button labels in alternate languages, features and control layout that match the customer’s meeting procedures.
“Building on our decades of history in customisation and discussion systems, Shure now has honed the process to deliver customised Microflex Complete hardware,” said Rob Smith senior director, Shure Systems Sales. “With customisation of the latest conferencing products in our portfolio, Shure is fully equipped to address specific needs of end-users around the world.”
Germany - HOF has designed and developed the XHD Box Corner specifically for big exhibition booths and large stage constructions / stage roofs.
Thanks to its cross bracing on six sides and the significantly stronger main tubes, the XHD Box Corner has up to 40% more load capacity than the standard box corner. As a result, the box corner is not any longer the weak point in the overall construction.
Compared to the standard box corner, the new XHD Box Corner has one more important feature, says the company. Instead of a classic aluminium thread, the new XHD Box Corner comes with a steel thread. Compared to an aluminium thread, the steel thread has a significantly longer life and is more reliable. The XHD Box Corner fits on many 30cm box trusses and can be powder coated in any RAL colour.
Europe - Portuguese acoustic treatment specialist Artnovion (distributed in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands by Audio-Technica) has announced the release of its new MedLine range of cleanable acoustic treatment products. Featuring hospital-grade anti-bacterial coatings and hardwearing, washable anti-odour finishes, MedLine caters to a wide market at a time when every industry needs to ensure COVID-safe workspaces.
The range comprises both fabric absorbers (Sparta AE, Troy and Azores AE products) and wood absorbers (Lyra 8 CL and Norma 8 CL panels), making MedLine suitable for a wide variety of applications including healthcare and well-being facilities that require the highest levels of cleanliness. Noise levels in today’s hospitals are the highest ever documented and have a tremendous impact on the privacy, comfort and stress levels of patients and staff. And in well-being spaces such as gyms, pools or spas, acoustic comfort plays a huge role in how beneficial and enjoyable the user experience is.
Where infection control has traditionally been achieved through the use of antimicrobial materials with bactericide and fungicide properties, viruses present a different challenge because they do not proliferate by themselves on inert surfaces. Instead, viruses rest on surfaces waiting for a new host to inadvertently touch them and put them in contact with any mucosa, infecting the host. For this reason, in addition to the regular antimicrobial protection, the best way to defend against the new COVID-19 threat is to regularly clean all exposed surfaces with
Europe - With the introduction of the Shure’s Axient Digital AD3 Plug-On Transmitter, audio professionals can transform any XLR microphone into an Axient Digital wireless microphone, delivering ‘impeccable audio quality and RF performance, wide-tuning, and encryption features’.
For high-tier broadcast, film, and TV applications that require a flexible connection to a wired microphone, the new AD3 Plug-On Transmitter makes it possible – complete with a plug-on design, high-performance radio, and spectral efficiency. Ideal for sideline reporting, street interviews, and press conferences, the AD3 seamlessly transforms a wired source into an advanced, Axient Digital wireless source.
Additionally, it can easily connect to a shotgun microphone on a boom pole to up-level portability on film and TV sets. The AD3 is compatible with Axient Digital AD4D and AD4Q rack receivers in Standard or High Density modes.
“Broadcast networks, stadiums, conference centres, theatres, and performance halls depend on Axient Digital, and that capability is now expanded with the launch of AD3,” said Nick Wood, senior category director of wireless products at Shure. “The plug-on transmitter enables field reporters, audio professionals, and on-set sound engineers access to a rock-solid portable audio solution that perfectly complements the power of Axient Digital. Audio professionals are going to want to have these transmitters in their kits.”
Out-of-the-box, the AD3 includes an innovative ‘locked’ XLR connector design, a user-friendly control menu, OL
Europe - The SLX-D Digital Wireless System is the newest addition to the Shure digital wireless portfolio. The new offering is the digital replacement of the company’s popular SLX system, complete with new mechanical designs, more reliable RF performance and streamlined setup.
The multi-faceted SLX-D Digital Wireless System provides end users with greater channel count than SLX, smart rechargeable options, and simplified ease-of-use for moments that matter most - in the classroom, Houses of Worship, corporate facilities, the hospitality sector, local governments, and more. The new system is offered in single and dual channel options. Transmitters run on standard AA batteries or an optional lithium-ion rechargeable battery solution with a dual-docking charging station.
“As we support customers in education, Houses of Worship, corporate facilities and theatres, we recognise the need for an easy-to-use digital wireless system with rock-solid RF performance that can scale as the needs of the venue or spectrum environment change,” said Nick Wood, senior wireless category director at Shure. “With SLX-D, we can offer a solution that is both state-of-the-art and a great value.”
China - JBL Professional has introduced JBL CV1510 and CV1610 passive surface-mount speakers, the newest models in JBL Professional’s CV1000 Series of pro-grade install speakers for the China market.
The CV1000 Series brings JBL’s tour-tested fidelity and performance to restaurants, hotels, retail spaces and other commercial applications. Like all CV1000 models, the CV1510 and CV1610 feature a precisely designed crossover, quality plywood cabinets, built-in protection circuitry and a distinctive, elegantly contoured enclosure design. Pair the CV1510 and CV1610 with other CV100 Series loudspeakers and subwoofers for scalable solutions for any installed scenario.
“When we created the CV1000 Series, we aimed to offer versatile solutions for A/V integrators looking to design premium audio experiences for restaurants, hotels, retail venues and other commercial spaces,” said Daryl Wong, director, China product development Haarman Professional Solutions. “Now, with two new driver configurations, we’ve made it easier than ever to scale sound systems to match the precise needs of a broad range of spaces.”
The 2-way, 5.25-inch JBL CV1510 and 2-way, 6.5-inch CV1610 draw from seven decades of JBL Professional audio innovation to provide robust, reliable sound solutions that deliver smooth, even output at any volume level. Models are optimized for both horizontal or vertical orientation, with adjustable mount angles to fine-tune coverage in any space. The CV1510 delivers 104 dB max SPL (110 dB peak) and 86 dB sensitivity, while the CV1610 offers 10
USA - Area Four Industries Direct America has recently received new stock of Prolyte products for immediate availability. This initial stock includes truss and accessories for the 30/40 series trusses, an array of hardware and accessories, and the popular LSU Ground Stack LED wall support system.
The Verto truss and other Prolyte products will be arriving in the coming weeks as Area Four Industries Direct America continues to ramp up efforts to expand the presence of Prolyte in North America.
“In spite of the obvious challenges this year, we have continued to receive multiple requests for products and we are excited that we are now able to fulfil those requests,” said Prolyte business development director, Keith Bohn. “With stock available near both coasts, we are able to more efficiently manage the demand throughout the country.”
Prolyte products are in stock in Knoxville, Tennessee and Thousand Oaks, California as well as Prolyte’s long time distribution partner A.C. Lighting in Toronto, Canada.
France - After two years of technological design and an alignment of production with market requirements, Verlinde has announced the widening of its range of Stagemaker electric chain hoists dedicated to the entertainment industry.
The new Stagemaker SL5 and SL10 models with their load capacity of 500 kg to 1000 kg (1 fall) and 2000 kg (2 falls) integrate Verlinde's latest technological developments: innovative design, toughness and enhanced power ensuring faultless reliability while complying with international standards, says the company.
From the first model with its reverse-purchase block system launched in 1975 Verlinde's Stagemaker range has enjoyed popularity worldwide in the entertainment industry and show business.
Boasting an entirely ergonomic design, Stagemaker hoists are fitted as standard with double brakes, retractable handgrips and protective rubber pads. The new SL5 and SL10 models will further ensure IP66 protection, a rating currently being certified for the motor as a whole.
The hoist shell is protected by a 70μm black epoxy powder coating enabling resistance to extreme environments (-10C° to +40 C°). Two versions of the SL 5 and SL 10 models are available: (A) with forward voltage and (B) with low voltage. These 2 new lifting units are upgrades on the previous SR5 and SR10 versions and so complete the current range of models alongside the SR1 and SR25.
The new SL models are D8+ compliant as standard with SPQ2 (code of practice): the positioning of the clutch in the gear box ensures load holding by the brake whatev
Italy - Pro audio manufacturer dBTechnologies is launching the latest member of the Vio family: a compact three-way active line array system equipped with two 10” woofers and one coaxial MF/LF compression driver. It is billed as “a compact PA system able to deliver astonishing power and impressive SPL alongside the most harmonious and consistent audio performance”.
Vio L1610 is a three-way active line-array system, entirely equipped with neodymium components.
Each Vio L1610 acoustic engine is driven by a Digipro G4 Class-D amplifier module featuring 1600 W RMS along with the latest developments in dBT’s amp technology.
The system takes advantage of a one-of-a-kind low latency processing resulting from its powerful DSP featuring linear phase FIR filters.
The Digipro G4 amp comes with a modular slot for expansion cards: as a default, Vio L1610 is equipped with dBTechnologies RD-Net card for real time remote control via Aurora Net software. Nevertheless, the system is ready for upgrades with Audinate Dante protocol for digital audio stream as well as well as real time control purposes.
As a support for networking purposes, each Vio L1610 cabinet is equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC™) system and a frontal LED used to recognise each single module within the remote control software Aurora Net.
Vio L1610 comes with Vio series’ peculiar three-point rigging system allowing a smooth and fast set up of the system. The two front links easily connect the modules. The back central rigging strand is equipped with a
China - JBL Professional has introduced the JBL Professional AMP Series of presentation audio systems to the Chinese market.
The JBL AMP (Amplifier, Microphone and Processor) Series brings JBL fidelity and performance to “versatile, intuitive, all-in-one audio systems for classrooms, meeting spaces and small-scale speaking environments”.
The collection, which includes AMP150 and AMP350 integrated amplifiers, AMP-H wireless handheld UHF microphone and AMP-N wireless hands-free/neck-worn UHF microphone, lets presenters communicate clearly and consistently without worrying about system operation - regardless of their A/V experience level - thanks to robust connectivity options, built-in effect presets and one-touch wireless sync. A choice of 40 UHF channels ensures interference-free operation in multi room facilities.
The 150-watt AMP150 and the 350-watt AMP350 let users optimise speech presence and intelligibility with built-in pro-grade EQ and reverb effects and tailor system response with DSP presets including filters, auto-gain and automatic feedback suppression.
Two wireless microphone choices support any presentation style: The handheld AMP-H dynamic microphone features a supercardioid pattern to emphasize the speaker and minimize surrounding sounds; the hands-free/neck-worn AMP-N condenser microphone can be adjusted to ensure clearest voice capture and optimum speech intelligibility. Dedicated Mute buttons on both models block out noisy distractions. Wireless microphones seamlessly synchronize with AMP150 and AMP350 processors, makin
Germany - Madrix now grants five years of limited manufacturer’s warranty on hardware products.
Average hardware failure and return rates of its high-quality products 'Made in Germany' had first been published on the company's website over a year ago. Standing at 0.1 %, it is extremely low across the range of devices. Such an enormous reliability and the very positive experiences of customers over the years have led to the decision to offer these new benefits, says the company.
The limited warranty covers the following products: Aura, Luna, Stella, Nebula, Orion, USB One and USB SMPTE.
All technical manuals have already been updated and can be downloaded from help.madrix.com
UK - Shure has temporarily removed all in-app purchases from its ShurePlus Channels app for iOS.
Since 2014, ShurePlus Channels has enabled RF coordinators to carry out remote, realtime precision monitoring and control of Shure’s wireless systems. Users can monitor channel information including audio levels, RF signal strength, and battery life with compatible wireless systems such as Axient Digital, Axient, UHF-R, ULX-D, QLX-D, and PSM 1000.
“As a way to alleviate additional costs for Shure wireless users, we are temporarily removing all in-app purchases for ShurePlus Channels,” comments Corey Peoples, global product manager, at Shure. “It’s more important than ever to understand and respond to the industry needs right now, which is why we listened to customer feedback and decided to remove in-app purchases until further notice.”
The ShurePlus Channels is easy to set up and operate. By connecting it over WiFi, it automatically discovers and connects to compatible Shure-networked hardware.
A previously premium add-on service, the remote control of wireless channel settings can now be added for free. Users can unlock the feature for each compatible product family to adjust frequency assignments, audio gain, muting, and more. When combined with ShowLink Remote Control for Axient Digital systems, transmitter and receiver settings can both be adjusted simultaneously.
France - Pro audio solutions manufacturer Nexo has unveiled its smallest point-source speaker to date and a companion subwoofer.
Measuring just 130x130x120mm and weighing 1.7kg, the ID14 is the latest addition to the company’s ID Series of compact speaker cabinets. ID14’s dual concentric design features a coaxial 4” LF driver with 1.3” voice coil, and a 1.4” diaphragm for the HF. The speaker is offered with two directivity options: a 100°x100° horn as standard, with an asymmetric alternative offering 90°x140° dispersion. Like the series’ larger ID24, the new speaker is housed in a weather resistant polyurethane enclosure.
ID14 can be used standalone or in a distributed system, for front-fill, infill or delays. Thanks to availability in black, white or another bespoke RAL colour, the speaker is particularly suitable for installations and can be a creative and unobstructive solution in historic buildings, houses of worship, airports and hotels. The speaker can also be used for immersive and surround sound applications.
When paired with the companion subwoofer ID S108, they form a three-way system, ideal for small clubs and bars. Using a high efﬁciency bass-reﬂex design, the ID S108 features a long excursion 8" neodymium driver precisely tuned to match the frequency response of the ID14. Like the ID14, the ID S108 is available in touring or installation versions, in black, white or custom colours on request.
Two versions will be available - an installation version with a fabric front grille and a cable gland with two-core cable f
USA - Releasing copious amounts of haze-filled bubbles, the Chauvet DJ Bubble Haze generated fun and excitement throughout the event industry when it was introduced in 2019. Now the company has taken bubbles to the next level with the introduction of the Bubble Haze X2 Q6.
Doubling the effect and volume of its predecessor, the new product features six quad-coloured (RGB + UV) LEDs that illuminate bubbles, haze or haze-filled bubbles. The new effect features twin blowers with variable-speed loft fans that push bubbles up into the air.
Chauvet DJ’s Always-Ready technology means the effect can run continuously to keep the party going. The Hurricane Bubble Haze X2 Q6 is not just about fun. It also has a practical side. For example, its gravity-fed bubble reservoir recirculates unused bubble fluid reducing fluid consumption. Also, a built-in cleaning function increases machine longevity and reduces clogs.
“It’s always amazing to see the reaction Hurricane Bubble Haze gets” said Chauvet DJ Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss. “This thing really brings out the kid in all of us and we’re really excited to take that excitement to new levels with added LEDs that light up this amazing effect and double the output with twin blowers.”
Switzerland - Audio over IP specialist Barix has introduced upgrades for its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution that enhance its versatility, bolster fault tolerance, and expand the network connectivity options for its hardware endpoints. New Wi-Fi support is complemented by extended scheduling and failover capabilities along with automated or manual playback of pre-recorded announcements.
The scalable RetailPlayer solution lets retail, hospitality, and corporate customers easily and securely manage streamed music and messages across any number of locations over the internet. Robust hardware playout devices at the receiving sites feature advanced buffer technology for fast channel switching and resilience to varying internet performance. Meanwhile, the cloud-based or customer-hosted RetailPlayer Portal provides centralized configuration, management, status monitoring and stream switching through a web browser or mobile device.
New channel management functionality in the RetailPlayer Portal enables playout devices to automatically switch between multiple audio streams on custom-defined schedules. For each hardware endpoint, administrators can schedule programming across a week by defining a playlist of which stream can be heard at various times.
“This enables customers to easily accommodate varying visitor demographics at different times or to create different moods,” said Davide Nossa, product manager, Barix. “For example, a location may be frequented by different age groups in the evenings or on weekends than during w
UK - The entertainment industry as a whole has been widely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resource has been put into new, on-demand projects such as virtual events and live streams, temporary structures for health services, and educational systems for schools, colleges, and universities.
The team at Current RMS has recognised the shift in priorities and has launched new features that represent this new climate. Their new ‘postponed’ feature allows for users to temporarily pause jobs that will be reinstated in future, and retains all asset allocations, bookable resource allocations, and costs associated with each job.
They have also launched a ‘Testing and Inspection’ module, giving users the ability to record testing data, whether that be for PAT, Test & Tag, OSHA, LOLER, or purely as a quality check. Current RMS’ Testing and Inspection module shows which kit needs testing and how often, a list of all upcoming tests, the ability to log test results including a pass or fail status, print test documents, and get warnings when assets that are due a test are allocated to a job, or prevent Current RMS from letting you allocate them altogether.
Also new is a feature allowing users to choose which tiles show on their dashboard when they first log in.
USA - Chauvet Professional has added an extended warranty to its LED Maverick, Rogue and Ovation fixtures. The new warranty is for three years on all indoor rated fixtures within the ranges and five years on their LED engines.
All qualifying products purchased since 1 January 2020 are covered by the extended warranty. These include the silent Maverick Silens 2 Profile, the Maverick MK3 Profile, Rogue R3X Wash and all Ovation fixtures. Complete details, along with a list of covered fixtures covered by the warranty, can be found on the Chauvet Professional website.
“Given the challenges faced by our industry today, the time is right for us to extend our warranty,” comments Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Our extended warranty covers products bought since the start of 2020. Through this offer, we are hoping to lend an added level of assurance to our customers who are doing installation projects at schools, clubs, churches, theatres or other venues in this environment. We are committed to standing with them.
“Our focus on quality control has resulted in a line of extraordinarily reliable products,” continues Chauvet. “We are confident in extending our warranty, and confident in the future of our industry.”
France - In tandem with the recent release of LA Network Manager 3, L-Acoustics has introduced the M1 suite, a comprehensive set of measurement and monitoring tools. From data acquisition through system tuning to live monitoring, M1 harnesses the power of the manufacturer’s Milan-certified P1 processor and amplified controller hardware to deliver a streamlined system calibration process as well as realtime performance monitoring.
The M1 suite pairs system measurement and control software to work natively as one seamless solution. Providing an original, reliable, and more efficient method for calibration, M1 allows users to expand their capabilities and optimise their time, says the company.
Ideal tuning of a venue requires both data capture and analysis. For most systems on the market, calibration processes typically involve estimating optimum EQ and alignment settings, measuring these setting via mic placement, then capturing the data. For each setting, mic placement and capture must be performed multiple times to obtain measurements throughout an entire venue. Any adjustments made to EQ or alignment would naturally require the user to repeat the mic placement and capture process.
M1 is a dual-channel FFT measurement platform that automates this process -sequentially muting and unmuting different parts of the system that need to be measured, capturing audio, labelling measurements, and storing data to the proper groups automatically. With M1, mic placement and capture throughout the venue is done only once. Data is acquired and compiled in the
UK - ChamSys has introduced the MagicQ MQ500M Stadium console. This new desk, which offers 256 universes of control direct from the console without the need for additional processing nodes, gives designers and programmers greater flexibility at the highest level of show control, says the company.
The MagicQ MQ500M Stadium incorporates an array of software features that support motorised playback faders, playback encoders and customizable illumination. Thanks to its motorized function, the playback section can be used for multiple purposes with shortcut buttons to change the function.
With 15 motorised faders and 15 playback encoders per bank - and up to six banks - a total of 180 playbacks can be accessed at the touch of a button. RGB LED illumination enables different colours to be assigned to each individual fader and playback encoder enabling unlimited customisation.
In keeping with its versatile design, the MQ500M Stadium console supports many different fader modes in addition to the playback mode, enabling the playback section to be used in a wide variety of applications.
The programmer modes give access to intensities for each patched fixture, to groups of fixtures, or to individual channels of a fixture. The selected modes enable instant access to the intensities or channels of the currently selected fixtures.
The master modes provide instant master control of individual fixtures or groups of fixtures without having to pre-program masters, making it ideal for those live moments when lights are flaring in cameras or key lights n
USA - Elation Professional has added a full-colour-spectrum soft light to its KL series (Key Light) of broadcast-quality LED luminaires, the KL Panel.
Broadcast environments require bright and highly variable lighting of very high quality. The KL Panel LED soft light delivers with superior output, precise colour temperature control, full-spectrum colour rendering and an even wash coverage. Using an efficient 295W RGBW + Lime + Cyan LED Array, the KL Panel produces soft white or full-colour washes up to 24,000 field lumens at a 100° half-peak angle.
Colour reproduction is also of the highest quality with a CRI over 95 while colour temperature is easily adjustable from 2,000 to 10,000K for a wide choice of variable colour or white shade projections. Additional colour tuning is possible through a green-shift adjustment and virtual gel library.
Besides its wide spectrum of chromatic options, this dynamic soft light luminaire includes other useful design features like smooth 16-bit dimming all the way to zero and 16-bit selectable dimming curve modes for programming ease, as well as electronic strobe. Adjustable and removable 8-leaf barn doors allow for customized shaping of the beam for more precise illumination and less light spill.
The KL Panel is fully optimised for broadcast and film environments with 900-25000Hz LED refresh rate adjustment for flicker free operation. Compact and portable, it can be mounted on a stand or suspended using any standard clamp or the included Junior pin adapter. A rugged housing with impact-resistant surrounds an
USA - ADJ’s new Pixie Strip Series is now shipping worldwide. The series includes three sizes of pixel strip bars, which can be combined together in any combination to fit with the dimensions and design of a stage’s set or venue’s interior design.
The largest model, the Pixie Strip 120 measures 2m (78.8”) in length and features 120 tri-colour RGB SMD LEDs. The mid-size bar in the series is the Pixie Strip 60, which is 1m (39.4”) long and is fitted with 60 LEDs. Finally, the smallest model in the series is the Pixie Strip 30, a 0.5m bar that features 30 LEDs.
All three models have the same 16.5mm pixel pitch and are designed such that seamless pixel spacing can be achieved when any two fixtures are placed end-to-end. To aid with setting this up, the units are all fitted with magnetic end caps that will snap adjacent fixtures together to create a seamless run of perfectly spaced LEDs from one Pixie Strip to the next. The LEDs across all three models offer a resolution of eight bits per colour (24 bits per pixel) and a refresh rate of 44,000Hz, allowing flicker free operation for TV, film and other broadcast applications.
Aluminium construction ensures that the housing of all three models is both lightweight and robust. The Pixie Strip 120 has a weight of 4.6 lbs. (2.1kg), the Pixie Strip 60 weighs in at 2.7 lbs. (1.2kg), while the Pixie Strip 30 is just 2.7 lbs (1.2kg). All three units feature an integrated safety cable loop and adjustable mounting bracket (two on the larger strips), which can be used for permanent installation or bolted to
UK - Realtime video manipulation expert Green Hippo has introduced “a small-yet-powerful” media server to its range, the Hippotizer Nevis+.
Featuring all of the creative power of its well-known bigger brothers, Hippotizer Nevis+ is designed to provide a smaller, inexpensive solution for video creation, visualisation and playback, with all of Hippotizer’s software features as standard.
The Nevis+ is a half-rack or wall-mount unit offering one display port 1.2 output with software-based EDID management, two network ports and the latest versions of Hippotizer’s user-friendly tools including SHAPE 3D Mapping, PixelMapper and the multipurpose pre-visualisation tool, all built into its Hippotizer V4 software.
“We’ve designed the Nevis+ for a broad range of less demanding applications, including live music and theatre tours, corporate events and TV OB/on location productions, which have logistical and budget restrictions and where the the control systems need to be compact,” says Green Hippo’s sales and marketing director, David March.
“Nevis+ offers a full, rugged media server inside a small, purpose-built chassis that you can pack into carry-on luggage. It’s lightweight, affordable and offers straightforward control with all the popular Hippotizer features that simplify powerful video manipulation.
“Green Hippo has developed Nevis+ in response to an ever-increasing use of visual displays in live entertainment and fixed installations, and despite it being in the production phase before the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now ne