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Brightline Adds Zoom-Based Support to Client Services Posted: 10/12/2019
Brightline Adds Zoom-Based Support to Client Services

Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, now offers technical support through Zoom for its resellers, integrators, and clients. The cloud-based videoconferencing system allows Brightline to program light fixtures remotely, re-focus, visually diagnose potential issues, and perform other troubleshooting. 

“Zoom service is ideal for time-critical issues,” explained Kathy Katz, Brightline managing partner. “You don’t have to struggle through a phone call without visuals or schedule onsite service. Zoom gives us ‘eyes’ in the room.”

To request a free Zoom technical call, contact technical support at techservice@brightlines.com.

 

 

Tags: Brightline | LED Lighting | Studio Lighting
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Gottschalks Big 80s Show travels back to the 80s with GLPs KNV system Posted: 28/11/2019
Gottschalks Big 80s Show travels back to the 80s with GLPs KNV system

The 80s … who doesn’t like remembering that decade? From a fashion perspective, it may not have sparkled, but musically the 80s undoubtedly had a lot to offer. 

Thomas Gottschalk, who once again gathered a who's who of 80's cult stars at the TUI Arena in Hannover for Gottschalk's Big 80s Show, also clearly thinks that. Performances by Kim Wilde, Paul Young, Thomas Anders, Marc Almond and many more could be experienced on the set's four show stages, with the concert broadcast by ZDF.

Lighting cameraman / gaffer for the production was Michael Donecker. Frank Hofmann — better known as FH — from Scan Design Berlin was responsible for the show lighting design of a production that lasted for several hours. FH, who developed a penchant for lighting design early in life, today works predominantly for TV productions. He was clear from the outset exactly what requirements this special show would place on the production lighting design. "As the name implies, this was about the 80s and everything that made this time so exciting,” he said. “Therefore, I wanted to imitate the looks of those days but using modern technology."

Tags: broadcast | 3wm | LED | GLP | KNV
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Pixel Artworks Makes A Splash With The International Swimming League Posted: 22/11/2019
Pixel Artworks Makes A Splash With The International Swimming League

Pixel Artworks, the award-winning specialists in light and pixel technology, today announced the company was behind the creation of the dynamic set and show experience for the recent first world tour of The International Swimming League (ISL), a new start up swimming competition that is changing the world of competitive swimming.

Swimming is a hugely popular sport during global events including the Olympics and World Championships, and The International Swimming League aims to re-envisioning the sport, bringing it to a new social audience to increase engagement and promote public health. The ‘matches’ feature fast-paced, electrifying short-course swimming sessions with the world’s most elite swimmers competing, including Olympic and World Champions from over 10 different countries.

The ISL approached Pixel Artworks in October 2018 to create a unique audio visual sporting experience to fit with the leagues vision of reinventing swimming and spectating for a new generation.

Pixel Artworks created the huge modular set with a 67sqm of 2.6mm pixel pitch LED that radically changes the shape and angles of each of the venues. To create a fanfare and an engaging atmosphere throughout each event, Pixel Artworks produced a graphical video that acts as the narrative for each ISL ‘match’. The accompanying sound design was digitally composed to build a soundscape that heightens the senses and intensified the audience and viewer experience, designed to emphasise the narrative of the celestial origins of swimming.

Tags: Pixel Artworks | Pixel Technology | ISL | Audio Visual | LED
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disguise gx range powers video intensive MTV 2019 VMA show Posted: 11/11/2019
disguise gx range powers video intensive MTV 2019 VMA and rsquo;s show

In August 2019, MTV hosted its 36th Annual Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, USA. The awards saw performances from some of the biggest names in the modern music including Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Missy Elliot, and Miley Cyrus to name but a few. Broadcast globally, the show saw an audience of over 1.5million tune in to watch the show.

The show featured an eye-popping array of video elements throughout the show with used during performances and for stage design and text listings of performers and presenters. Entertainment design firm Visual Noise Creative LLC deployed ten disguise gx 2 media servers to facilitate the video intensive environment.

Jesse Ignjatovic, Co-Founder of the live entertainment production company Den of Thieves, executive produced this year’s show and helped spearhead the use of impressive visuals for the VMAs.

“MTV and Viacom continues to push the limits on television production year over year, and for us that means new scenery with massive amounts of integrated video,” says Trevor Burk, Creative Director and Screens Producer at Visual Noise Creative. “The set that Julio Himede designed this year was no exception and was almost entirely made of video. We needed a platform that enabled us to be creative, flexible and fast enough to get this monster of a show on its feet in a short amount of time.”

Tags: disguise | gx 2 | media servers | Earlybird | MTV VMA | VTProDesign | LED | SockPuppet | Den of Thieves | Visual Noise Creative LLC | 8K | Spyder | Bubble Agency
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Pixel Artworks Illuminates McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford with The Garden of Light Posted: 07/11/2019
Pixel Artworks Illuminates McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford with The Garden of Light

 

Pixel Artworks, the award-winning specialists in light and pixel technology, have designed and delivered The Garden of Light, a unique multi-sensory installation for McArthurGlenDesigner Outlet Ashford.

The Garden of Light uses the latest LED pixel lighting and immersive audio technology to create a stunning 360 degree virtual garden environment and is part of the expansion of McArthurGlenDesigner Outlet, Ashford. In tribute to Kent’s status as the ‘Garden of England’, The Garden of Light provides shoppers with a multi-dimensional walkthrough experience designed to stimulate the senses and reflect on visitors’ connection with nature. The experience will also feature Europe’s largest living wall installation, made up of more than 120,000 leafy green plants, and although the experience is free, visitors are encouraged to donate money towards building a sensory garden for the William Harvey Hospital.

Light is the key factor of the installation, and the immersive and interactive experience offers shoppers a journey into a lush secret garden through projection and LED, with elements of the four seasons accompanying their journey; Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Tags: Pixel Artworks | Pixel Technology | The Garden of Light | Multi-sensory installation | William Harvey Hospital. LED | Riaz Faroog | TouchDesigner | Laurence White
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Open Signal Upgrades Main Studio Lighting with Brightline Posted: 05/11/2019
Open Signal Upgrades Main Studio Lighting with Brightline

Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center, a nonprofit media arts and broadcast center in Portland, Ore., has upgraded the lighting grid in its 2,000-square-foot main studio with 30 Brightline L1.2 SeriesONE LED fixtures. The new lighting was installed in July.

Noah Dorsey, media services manager, said the upgrade in Studio A was prompted by the fan noise of previous lighting fixtures in the studio. “We want the studio environment to be as silent as possible,” he explained. “That was something that had been requested by a lot of producers.”

The new 5600K L1.2 lights are controlled through a DMX console. Open Signal contracted Brightline’s premier Pacific Northwest systems integrator, Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS), a division of Key Code Media, to supply the new lighting. Dorsey said the lighting “looks dynamic but not so stylized that it can’t be applied to multiple shows.”

Bruce Aleksander, a lighting director hired by ABS for the Open Signal project, said the decision to use soft lights throughout Studio A was based on the need for versatility and accessibility for the wide variety of producers who use the space. Though some productions use an ellipsoidal light for show-specific gobo projection accents, the main lighting is generally not altered.

Tags: Brightline | LED lighting | broadcast studio | studio lighting
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KISS Embarks on the End of the Road World Tour with disguise Driving Complex and Dynamic Final Shows Posted: 30/10/2019
KISS Embarks on the and lsquo;End of the Road and rsquo; World Tour with disguise Driving Complex and Dynamic Final Shows

Iconic American rock band KISS are currently playing their last ever shows with the ‘End of the Road’ World tour. The band, who’s musical career spans over 40 years, opened the tour in January in Vancouver and will wrap up in Nagoya, Japan at the end of 2019, playing 112 dates in between.

True to the legacy of KISS, the larger-than-life tour is a massive production featuring lasers, floating drum kits, fire, pyrotechnics and more. disguise gx 2 media servers are powering a key part of the large-scale video for the tour, which features 17 LED video pods above the stage that move in and out via automated winches, a massive upstage LED video wall, and two side screens.

“KISS has an incredible visual legacy spanning multiple decades and multiple generations of fans,” says Danny Firpo, CEO of All of it Now. “Both Robert Long and Sooner Routhier from the SRAE team were incredible in their level of knowledge of the band’s catalogue on both a musical and visual level, and they spent days going through footage of the band from 1973 to the present. As a farewell tour, the content serves as a nostalgic retrospective, an environmental backdrop or as a dynamic lighting element while still being modular enough to make changes on the road to account for new songs and new content.”

Danny notes that, “What SRAE wanted to do with this show was use the content as an extension of the band’s stage presence without overshadowing them. This is why IMAG is such an important part of the show – because without all the bells and whistles, the band still puts on a pretty incredible show all by themselves.”

disguise’s gx 2 server was chosen for its Notch integration capabilities, Danny reports. “We’re not using a lot of video outputs for the show, but we have a lot of moments in the show where video needs to respond to audio, video or lighting data. The gx 2 gives us the graphics firepower we need to render some pretty complex 3D environments in real-time. The system was able to render out Notch IMAG effects effortlessly, and the linking of camera feeds to Notch scenes in disguise is simple and intuitive.”

Tags: KISS | disguise | gx 2 media server | \'End of the Road\' | Danny Firpo | LED
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CLEAR-COM STRENGTHENS U.S. SALES WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS AND INCREASED PARTNER SUPPORT Posted: 14/10/2019
CLEAR-COM STRENGTHENS U.S. SALES WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS AND INCREASED PARTNER SUPPORT

Clear-Com® has appointed two new Regional Sales Managers (RSM) in North America. William Elliott takes over responsibility for the Southeast Region and Caribbean, while Vic Lombardi will handle the newly established North Central Region covering Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Pat Hamp, formerly RSM for the Southeast Region, has been promoted to a Sales Training Role focused on training Partners.

Tags: Clear-com | Regional Sales Manager | William Elliott | Vic Lombardi | North America | South East Caribbean | Knowledge | Market | Solutions
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Harmonic Introduces Powerful New Analytics-Driven Service for Cable Operators Posted: 01/10/2019
Harmonic Introduces Powerful New Analytics-Driven Service for Cable Operators

Harmonic today announced CableOS™ Central, a new AI-enabled service that features data analytics, 24/7 operational support and engagement tools for cable operators. Designed to complement Harmonic's CableOS virtualized CMTS solution, CableOS Central provides operators with an intelligent and customizable way to proactively identify and address technical issues and network capacity opportunities, enabling delivery of superior-quality internet, voice and video services.

Tags: Harmonic | CableOS Central | Cable Network Diagnostics | AI-enabled | virtualized CMTS
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Lowels New Ego LED Puts Creators in a Better Light Posted: 17/09/2019
Lowels New Ego LED Puts Creators in a Better Light
Lowel, a division of The Tiffen Company, has launched the Lowel Ego LED, a desktop or mountable LED fixture that's designed to create the most flattering, beautiful soft light putting your subject in a much better light. Soft, even lighting hides blemishes to make people and objects look their best and simple adjustments for brightness and color temperature.
Tags: Lowel | Tiffen | Lowel Ego LED | LED | Light | Lighting | New product
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DVB Presents World-First Showcase of DVB-I: Internet-Enabled Linear Television Services Posted: 10/09/2019
DVB Presents World-First Showcase of DVB-I: Internet-Enabled Linear Television Services

Exhibiting at IBC2019 (1.B71), DVB, an industry consortium that develops open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, announced today that it will present the world's first demonstration of linear television services using the DVB-I solution, which relies on internet-based access and streaming mechanisms alongside classical broadcasting techniques.

Tags: DVB | Internet-Enabled Linear Television | IBC2019 | DVB-I | digital media delivery | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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MTE2019: Brightline Demos New cMe2 Huddle Room Light Posted: 04/09/2019
MTE2019: Brightline Demos New cMe2 Huddle Room Light

Bridgeville, Penn. – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, will demo its new cMe2 huddle room light and other professional lighting solutions at Media Technology Expo, which begins Sept. 24 at Fremont Studios in Seattle and concludes Sept. 26 at the Leftbank Annex in Portland, Ore. MTE2019 is a free event produced by Advanced Broadcast Solutions, a division of Key Code Media, for video professionals and filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest.

Tags: Brightline | MTE | LED | spotlight | huddle room
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disguise Drives Content for Dave and Psychodrama World Tour Posted: 31/07/2019
disguise Drives Content for Dave and rsquo;s and lsquo;Psychodrama and rsquo; World Tour

Dave, the young English rapper, singer/songwriter and record producer, has begun his ‘Psychodrama’ World tour in support of his eponymous debut album released earlier this year. The show features a disguise solo media server driving dynamic video content by TAWBOX on the stage.

Tags: disguise | media servers | Dave | projection mapping | Glastonbury | LED | Notch
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Westlifes The Twenty Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Solution Posted: 29/07/2019
Westlifes The Twenty Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Solution
Blackmagic Design today announced that its URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film cameras and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K were used as part of a live production workflow by The LED Shed on the UK and Ireland legs of Westlife’s The Twenty Tour.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | Live Production | IMAG | LED | Westlife | URSA Mini Pro | ATEM | Sila Sveta | Notch
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Live Legends Utilises disguise Software and Hardware to Power Dynamic Shows at Nightclubs Across China Posted: 19/07/2019
Live Legends Utilises disguise Software and Hardware to Power Dynamic Shows at Nightclubs Across China

When Creative Director Daan Oomen of Amsterdam-based live experience architects Live Legends created turnkey show experiences for a series of nightclubs in China, he turned to disguise pro range media servers to drive dynamic LED video screens at each location.

Tags: disguise | Live Legends | software | hardware | APAC | OTKun | LED | media server | SMPTE | UDP
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