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  • Monday, July 22, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/22/13 11:04 AM,
    Working alongside designers Mark Fisher, Ric Lipson and Willie Williams and Production Manager Wob Roberts, TAIT created an immense LED integrated backdrop for Robbie Williams’ European stadium tour, which opened in Dublin, Ireland earlier this month. A 133-feet by 75-feet back wall was created, which was finished with screen-printed, gold polycarbonate panels. The back wall was made from 700 panels incorporating 20 different custom shapes. 18,000 TAIT pixel tablet were inserted into these panels, to create a LED wall. With… View this post
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    PSW Staff 07/22/13 11:00 AM,
    Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the WindoWall Pro System, a powerful and versatile, yet user-friendly approach for multi-display videowall systems. It features a highly scalable architecture that delivers optimum performance and reliability. Full HDCP compliance at all HDMI inputs and outputs assures worry-free presentation of protected content. WindoWall Console software is the user interface to the system, facilitating intuitive, straightforward control and configuration of videowall systems, and the creation of presentations with multiple, independent windows… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductionVideoAVInstallation

  • Friday, July 19, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/19/13 06:11 AM,
    Creative visual design company SMASH Productions has ordered and taken delivery of the first Martin Professional M6 lighting control console in Europe, making it readily available for rental and deployments for assorted shows and productions around the UK. SMASH, headed by Alex ‘Junior’ Cerio and Tim Smith is known for its innovative, imaginative and fresh approach to production design, creating fabulous environments by combining lighting, video, visuals and scenic elements for any type of live event. Their work has encompassed… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Thursday, July 18, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/18/13 10:38 AM,
    Riedel Communications announced that audio company 3G Productions has invested in Riedel gear to support its growing business in live-entertainment and corporate events. 3G Productions, based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, is a provider of live production services, sound equipment rentals, sales, and installed sound. The Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom systems and associated keypanels, beltpacks, and headsets facilitate fast, flexible setup and quick reconfiguration, as well as the broadcast-quality audio critical in sophisticated live communications applications. “To meet… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioDigitalInterconnectSystem

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    PSW Staff 07/18/13 09:39 AM,
    GLP German Light Products have launched a new iPad app for their impression X4 fixture. One of the versatile features of the impression X4 is that users can create their own pixel designs on the fly and store them directly into their control console. The new iPad app makes the process fast and easy by bringing up a mimic of the fixtures front lens layout. Users can tap individual lenses on and off to design the output that they would… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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    Bobby Owsinski 07/17/13 08:01 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here’s an interesting development that could signal a major advance in stage and concert lighting - audio powered LEDs. Yes, researchers at Hirose-Tanikawa Group at the University of Tokyo have developed an LED that can actually be powered by nothing but audio. An experimental setup of the new system uses an off-the-shelf speaker to deliver an ultrasonic sound wave which is converted into power by a circuit board covered in microphones. The… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionFeaturePollVideoProductionAudioLightingStagingBusinessConcertSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/16/13 01:33 PM,
    Creative Stage Lighting has entered into an agreement with High End Systems to be the Major Hog Controls Reseller in the United States. The entire range of Hog4 consoles is now available to Creative Stage Lighting dealers and rental clients from its North Creek, NY location. The Hog4 lineup launched at LDI 2012 and includes Hog4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog4, Nano Hog4, and Hog4PC, creating a broad range of control products suitable for any size show. All of the… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLighting

  • Sunday, July 14, 2013
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    Craig Leerman 07/14/13 09:55 AM,
    Arc Lamp: A bulb that produces light by an arc created between two electrodes inside a glass envelope that contains a gas. Aspect Ratio: The width of a picture or projection screen in relation to its height, usually expressed in a “width x height” manner, i.e., 4x3 or 4:3. Audience Blinders (a.k.a. Molefays): A fixture that contains multiple bulbs (usually PARs) that is pointed at the audience and bumped for accents or used to illuminate the crowd. Barn Doors: A… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionBacklineCurtains, Pipe & DrapeLightingRiggingStagingVideo

  • Thursday, July 11, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/11/13 02:56 PM,
    Harman Professional has announced that company veteran, David Ravnkilde, has been promoted to Director of Marketing of its Lighting Strategic Business Unit (SBU), Martin Professional.  Effective immediately, Ravnkilde will assume responsibility for all product marketing and marketing communications and will report directly to Lars Dige Knudsen, Vice President and General Manager of Martin Professional, who made today’s announcement.  David Ravnkilde joined Martin in 2004 and has held successively more senior management positions in product management and marketing. “David Ravnkilde understands… View this post
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    PSW Staff 07/11/13 01:48 PM,
    Following the successful launch of HOG4 high demand, High End Systems has released a series of Hog4 training videos. In tandem with the large number of worldwide training classes undertaken both by High End Systems and it’s extensive distributor network, the initial 12 videos will allow everyone to learn how to use a Hog. The videos have been split into easy to watch segments meaning that beginners as well as experienced users will benefit from them. They are also in… View this post
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