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Astro 200 LED Followspot from LDR/Canto USA

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Astro 200 LED Followspot from LDR/Canto USALuci della Ribalta (LDR) introduced the Astro 200 LED Followspot at the LDI show last month. The 200W LED chip (with a 3200K or 5600K color temperature) promises to deliver comparable output to a 1kW TH followspot while being able to dim the light to 0.001% with one channel only. The Astro 200 LED was one of three featured products at LDI, joining the company’s Canto 2000 TH and Canto 1500 MSR models in Las Vegas. LDR was also marking its first year with U.S. distributor Canto USA. Add a comment

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Christie Q Series Projectors

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Christie Q Series ProjectorsChristie recently expanded their Q Series projector line with three new models. The new Christie DWX851-Q, Christie DHD851-Q, and Christie DWU851-Q models deliver 7900, 7500 and 7900 ANSI lumens respectively and are usable in either single or dual-lamp mode.

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Behind the Scenes Shares Ways of Supporting Colleagues with Holiday Giving

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NEW YORK – Behind the Scenes, the foundation-backed charity that provides entertainment technology industry members who are ill or injured with grants that may be used for basic living and medical expenses, noted a few ways this annual time of year for giving can be made even more meaningful this holiday season.

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BandAid30 Gets Visual Boost with Projection on British Houses of Parliament

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BandAid30 Gets Visual Boost with Large-Format Projection on British Houses of Parliament by London-Based The Projection Studio. Photo by Ross AshtonLONDON — With just 24 hours notice, The Projection Studio delivered a full projection design to enable a giant image of the BandAid30 music video to appear on the facade of the Houses of Parliament on Sunday, Dec. 7. It was the first time a full motion video has been projected onto this landmark building. The song is helping to raise funds and awareness in BandAid30’s ongoing fight against Ebola.

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JABOR Preparing to Assist as Typhoon Hagupit Hits Philippines

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Just a Bunch of Roadies provided supplies including One World Futbols in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The relief organization is preparing to help with Typhoon Hagupit as well.TACLOBAN, The Philippines — On Nov. 9, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (a.ka. Yolanda), one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, slammed into the Philippines, killing more than 6,300 and leaving an estimated 4 million homeless while also knocking out much of the island nation’s transportation and communications infrastructure.

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Sommer Cable Transit MC 1031

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Sommer Cable Transit MC 1031Sommer Cable’s hybrid Transit MC 1031 is designed to handle 10 Gbit network, power and HD-SDI-compliant video transmission duties simultaneously. Built for reliability, the shielded cable is well suited for use in conference and building technology, in OB vans as well as in mobile broadcasting at large events.

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Swedish Opera House Using SGM Fixtures for Lighting Designs

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Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro at Gothenburg's opera house, lit with SGM lighting fixtures.GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The Göteborg Opera first purchased SGM P-5 lighting fixtures a year and a half ago, and now has 34 P-5 wash lights. They have become the opera’s go-to fixture for more of its productions, including this year’s production of Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro.

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Capital Cities “In a Tidal Wave of Mystery” Tour Lit with Robe Fixtures

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Capital Cities’ In a Tidal Wave of Mystery Tour lit with Robe fixtures. Photo by Amber StokosaLOS ANGELES — LD Chris Smith included Robe fixtures in the touring rig for indie pop duo Capital Cities and their “In a Tidal Wave of Mystery” tour, pairing Robe’s CycFX 8 moving LED battens with 10 Pointes. He had previously used Pointes on a “Fitz And The Tantrums” tour.

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World Circus Festival “IDOL 2014” Lit with Martin Gear

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For the World Circus Festival IDOL 2014, which took place at The Great Moscow Circus from Sept. 10-14, the lighting rig included a variety of Martin lighting fixtures. Photo by Elena BlednykhMOSCOW, Russia — For the World Circus Festival “IDOL 2014,” which took place at The Great Moscow Circus from Sept. 10-14, the lighting rig included a variety of Martin lighting fixtures: 64 MAC 101s, 20 MAC Viper Profiles, 24 MAC Auras, 12 MAC III Washes, six MAC III Performances and 10 MAC III AirFXs. Also supporting the looks: 12 Atomic 3000 DMXs with Atomic Colors, two Glaciator X-Streams, a Jem Hydra with 12 heads, and six Jem K1 Hazers with six AF-1 fans.

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Pantano Christian Church Using Chauvet Professional Gear

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CHAUVET Pantano ChurchTUCSON, AZ - Pantano Christian Church already had a good lighting system, when its leaders concluded that “good” lighting wasn’t quite good enough when it came to creating the kind of engaging worship experience they wanted to offer their congregation. So they contacted house of worship design/build firm CCI Solutions of Olympia, WA to implement a comprehensive lighting and audio upgrade at their church.

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