Product Spotlight

Stageline SAM750 Mobile Stage

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The Stageline SAM750 Mobile Stage made its US debut at EDC New York. Photo by Adam Kaplan/ASK Media ProductionsEach year, mobile stages made by Stageline, a staging manufacturer based in L’Assomption, Quebec, get used at 15,000 events in 45 countries around the world. That number is likely to increase this year as Stageline rolls out its SAM750 — the largest hydraulic mobile stage in the world. First used at the 2013 Osheaga festival in Montreal last August, the SAM750 made its U.S. debut at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) New York over Memorial Day weekend.

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Christie D4K25 and M Series Digital Projectors

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Christie D4K25 This year, Christie announced the expansion of its 3-chip DLP platform with the introduction of the Christie D4K25 and new 14,000-lumen Christie M Series models. The new projectors target a variety of applications that require a combination of  brightness, performance and visual clarity. Add a comment

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Swisson RDM Controller and DMX Tester

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Swisson RDM Controller and DMX TesterSwisson recently introduced the latest version of their hand-held, battery-operated DMX tester, the XMT-350. It might not give you the power to control everything in the universe, but it will give you the ability to control and test most everything in your rig — including an entire universe of DMX data. And it runs off a 9V battery. Add a comment

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Road Tests

Altman Lighting Phoenix LED Profile Spot

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Altman Lighting Phoenix LED Profile SpotLED ellipsoidal fixtures are the hottest and most debated product type on the market right now. But can you really call them ellipsoidal? Since LED profile fixtures don’t have an ellipsoidal reflector, the name doesn’t seem a perfect fit. They do have the same characteristics that we know and love from our old reliable tungsten-based fixtures, however. Maybe they should be called Lekos? That is just another angle of the debate going forward with these types of fixtures.

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Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio

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Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio, front viewTapeless storage has been making some rapid advances in recent years as the need for speed and quality increases.  More and more, we’re asked to be able to record gigs not only for archive or artist review, but to have that session available for edit as rapidly as possible. While workflows on set or at the gig will vary greatly, the ability to capture the highest quality imagery with the least amount of hassle is paramount.  With the advent of super-fast SSDs and flash memory, this is getting easier and easier. Add a comment

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NanoLumens NanoFlex Screen

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NanoLumens NanoFlex screenNanoFlex, NanoLumens’ new flexible LED display, breaks all of the rules of LED technology: it’s lightweight, thin, and can be flexed into concave or convex configurations, making it well-suited for digital signage and scenic applications where standard LED products just wouldn’t work. Add a comment

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PLCyc LED Luminaire from Philips Strand Selecon

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PLCyc LED Luminaire from Philips Strand SeleconPhilips Strand Selecon has come up with a unique product in the PLCyc LED Luminaire. The fixture utilizes various aspects of new technologies to elegantly and efficiently light cycloramas. When I first heard about this unit, I had a mixed reaction — “No way can this do what they claim,” coupled with, “Wow, someone has finally come up with the right solution.”

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Ayrton Wildsun 500

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Ayrton Wildsun 500I am staring at perhaps the coolest LED moving head on the planet. Ayrton, the French lighting manufacturer, has released the latest advance in LED technology. In extended mode, the operator has individual control of four separate rings of RGBW modules exposed in a circular array — 31 individual 13W, flicker-free LED modules that give out a collective 10,000-lumen punch; blindingly bright. Add a comment

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Mega-Lite N-E Color FX9

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Mega-Lite N-E Color FX9Mega-Lite’s N-E Color FX9 is an LED strip fixture with matrix capabilities. Its nine tri-color RGB 3W LEDs (with 27 red, green and blue LEDs in all) are designed for smooth color mixing, and with the ability to generate a 2.5-foot beam with output measuring close to 100 lumens at 10 feet, the fixture is powerful enough to serve as a wall or cyc wash. Add a comment

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Company 411

Brown Note Productions

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String Cheese Incident lit by Brown Note Productions at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Photo by Brian SpadyCatapulted? Ignited? Skyrocketed? Erupted? What is the best word to describe a company that, in a scant ten years, went from a two-car garage to a three-car garage to a 5,000-square-foot warehouse to a 12,000-square-foot facility and is now occupies 27,000 square feet with more than 25 employees? Begun in May 2004 by Sara B. Knutson and Ryan Knutson, Brown Note Productions of Thornton, Colorado, is a supermarket of services, support and sales for live event audio, video and lighting. Like most successes, the enterprise began with a simple idea.

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