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APEC Banquet In Beijing Features PR Lighting

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APEC Banquet In Beijing Features PR LightingBEIJING - PR Lighting was given an opportunity to showcase its products in the lighting design for the APEC Welcome Banquet, which was held at the Water Cube in Beijing.  The Welcome Pathway consisted of 21 floor beams, a wave lighting belt and a large illuminated pillar. For the live performance in front of the Bird’s Nest, 500 pieces of PR Lighting’s ARC LED 3216 were used to create the colour changing effects on the outside of the wall. Finally, 260 spot and framing moving heads, 140 beam lights, 160 LED effects, as well as some stage follow spots and a full laser were programmed to project highly creative effects onto the centre of the Water Cube stage.

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U.K. TV's Ant and Dec Hit the Road with Live Shows Featuring Clay Paky Fixtures

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U.K. TV's Ant and Dec Hit the Road with Live Shows Featuring Clay Paky Fixtures. Photo by Thomas DoehringLONDON – British entertainers Ant and Dec hit the road with a live touring version of their TV show Saturday Night Takeaway. LD Adam Bassett of Woodroffe Bassett Design specified more than a hundred Clay Paky fixtures. They included 57 Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1500s, 32 Alpha Profile 1500s, four Alpha Spot QWO 800s, 20 Sharpys and 12 Sharpy Wash 330s, all supplied by Neg Earth. Bassett also collaborated with lighting director and programmer Roland Greil of Einstein and Sons for the run of the tour.

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NASA Headquarters Adds Vista Systems’ Spyder to Auditorium

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WASHINGTON DC -- NASA headquarters has upgraded its main auditorium with a Vista Systems Spyder image processor. Spyder gives the auditorium eight inputs so it can source from DVD players, Blu-ray players, NASA TV feeds and multiple laptops and display their images on the screen.

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Joe Satriani Tour Lit with HES Shapeshifters Specified by LD Alastair Watson

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Joe Satriani Tour Lit with HES Shapeshifters Specified by LD Alastair WatsonAUSTIN, TX - LD Alastair Watson chose High End Systems' new Shapeshifter automated luminaire for Joe Satriani's latest tour. The LD first became acquainted with the C1 and W1 via its inital promo clip, saying "I saw the video, you know the one. And then I flew to Austin because I wanted to have a look at it, face to face. I knew immediately that this was a light that was going to add an extra dimension to my show. I will be spec'ing these for some time to come. I would have a space on my plot to use these in any market."

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VER Adopts Optocore as Fiber Network Platform for MTV VMAs, Other Gigs

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Jeff Peterson, VMA Project Manager for ATK LOS ANGELES - VER (Video Equipment Rentals), one of the top A/V rental companies in North America, with locations in North America and Europe, recently purchased an extensive Optocore fibre optic audio system in its ongoing commitment to provide their customers with leading edge technological solutions. The first use of the system was for the recent MTV Video Music Awards, staged in Los Angeles at the Forum in conjunction with ATK Audiotek, the incumbent audio production company supplying PA and broadcast feeds to the recording mobiles. Jeff Peterson, VMA Project Manager for ATK, is pictured here.

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G.E.M. Concerts Feature "Ghostbands" Deployed by Mandylights

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 G.E.M. Concerts Feature Ghostbands Deployed by MandylightsHONG KONG - Taking audience participation to the next level, Mandylights has used more than 15,000 Ghostbands at Chinese singer G.E.M.'s concerts. Ghostbands can communicate with each other, can be controlled via DMX and can be bitmapped, allowing audience members to become an integral part of the lighting design.

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Adobe MAX 2014 Supported by PIX Productions, WorldStage

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Adobe MAX 2014, a conference for users of Adobe software products, included general sessions at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.LOS ANGELES – Adobe MAX 2014, a conference for users of Adobe software products, included general sessions at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. PIX Productions and Worldstage supported the most recent event by combining state-of-the-art pixel mapping technologies with one of the world's oldest staging techniques: periaktoi, which are triangular-shaped devices used for displaying, and rapidly changing, theater scenes. Periaktoi techniques date back to the times of ancient Greece.

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HES HedgeHog4 Family Expands

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High End Systems recently announced an expansion of their product offerings in their HedgeHog 4 family of products. There will now be one chassis allowing for four levels of features: HedgeHog 4, HedgeHog 4N, HedgeHog 4S and HedgeHog 4X. The idea is to offer users the ability to to buy the platform that is right for their current application, knowing that they will be able to unlock additional features if their needs expand without investing in new hardware. Add a comment

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Long Reach Long Riders Announce Route for 12th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride

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Long Reach Long Riders take in the scenery at Yellowstone National ParkNASHVILLE, TN - This year’s ride has been dubbed “Cruzin' the Ozarks, The Dozenth’ Year.” Riders will gather in Nashville, Tennessee, ride down the bucolic Natchez Trace toward the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and Missouri and then circle back and pass through the Land Between the Lakes on their return to Nashville. The route will feature day rides venturing deep into the Ozarks, departing from picturesque Petit Jean State Park. Experienced riders know these roads as some of the best riding in the country, including the ‘Pig Trail Parkway’, ‘Ozark Dragon’, and the ‘Arkansas Grand Canyon’.

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LD Jason Bullock Uses Ayrton Fixtures to Light Wiz Khalifa Tour

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LD Jason Bullock Uses Ayrton Fixtures to Light Wiz Khalifa TourIRVINE, CA - LD Jason Bullock of Infinity Point Design has been using Ayrton lighting fixtures to Wiz Khalifa’s Under the Influence of Music Tour this year. Under the Influence of Music is an annual event which brings up-and-coming hip-hop artists to venues across America. Bullock was among the first to use Ayrton’s MagicPanel 602 last year and has returned to it this year, incorporating 48 of the units in his design. To these he has added Ayrton’s newly released Radical Series, employing 36 MagicBlade-R linear fixtures and 12 MagicRing-R9 fixtures.

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