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Roland’s VR-50HD Powers Mobeon Streaming at E3 Conference

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Roland’s VR-50HD Powers Mobeon Streaming at E3 ConferenceLOS ANGELES - Digital media company Mobeon had been seeking an AV mixer that could meet their requirements for the E3 video gaming convention here in June. The company chose the Roland's VR-50HD for its ability to handle a variety of inputs and video formats, with built-in scaling and support for various frame rates.

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Three Years After Merger, PRG Nocturne Fulfilling Vision for U.K./European Expansion

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The PRG Nocturne team in the UK includes, from left, Stefaan Michels, Mark O'Herlihy, Bob Brigham and Rich Rowley. LONDON - Bob Brigham, president of PRG Nocturne, noted recently that one of the main factors clinching Nocturne Productions' willingness to be acquired by PRG in mid-2011 was "our dream to expand into the UK/European markets." That dream has become a reality, he noted, with PRG Nocturne's U.K. operation backing 2014 tours and shows for The Eagles, Katy Perry, Metallica, Skrillex, Franz Ferdinand, Bastille, Linkin Park, and The Rolling Stones. Pictured here are U.K. team members Stefaan Michels, Mark O'Herlihy, Bob Brigham and Rich Rowley.

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Florida Church Using FOR-A Switcher to Meet HD Production Needs

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First Baptist Oviedo's Josh Felix (foreground) with Stan Brantley (background). The Florida church's technical crew members have been using a new FOR-A switcher to meet the Florida church's production needs this year.OVIEDO, FL - First Baptist Oviedo, which now delivers its message through a variety of media including live streaming, sermon archiving, podcasts, and its weekly shows on local television, acquired FOR-A’s HVS-390HS video switcher earlier this year to meet its growing production needs. Josh Felix, the church’s director of technical arts, credited the switcher's built-in color corrector on four channels and built-in scalers, which lets the crew easily scale SD images to HD.

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Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt Tour Gets Video Support from CT in U.K./Europe

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CT supports Pearl Jam video director Blue LeachMILTON KEYNES, U.K. - Working with video director Blue Leach, Creative Technology provided video gear in support of a 12-show U.K./European tour leg that was part of Pearl Jam's ongoing world tour in support of the band's 10th studio album, Lighting Bolt, which was released last fall. The tour leg began in Amsterdam in mid-June and finished with a concert here July 11. The shows featured a form of I-Mag (in black and white), a rarity for the band's live shows.

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LED Screens Bring Crowds Closer To The Action of 'Le Tour de France'

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BRADFORD, Yorkshire, U.K. - As the Tour de France got underway, large LED screens powered by LEDView image-scaling technology from Calibre UK were positioned along the course. The screens were supplied by Lightmedia and Big TV – both of which specified Calibre's LEDView530 as their large-display image scaler of choice for the Grand Depart.

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Arcadia Fire Performs at Glastonbury 2014 with Custom Staging, Visuals

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Arcadia Fire Performs at Glastonbury 2014 with Custom Staging, Projected VisualsPILTON, U.K. — Arcadia Fire brought its mix of metal, mechanical engineering and madness to the 2014 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts (a.k.a. Glasto) with the return of the giant spider — which measures close to 12 meters high and 40 meters wide. West Midlands based video production specialists, Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) teamed with Video Illusions and blinkinLAB on the projected visuals.

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Upstage Video Provides LED Screens for FIFA World Cup Viewing Parties

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Upstage Video provided LED screens for 20 separate World Cup viewing parties in the U.S. Pictured here, the gathering at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA.BETHLEHEM, PA - Upstage Video provided LED screens for World Cup viewing parties in major cities across the country. The viewing party in Bethlehem, PA (pictured here) was one of a select few outdoor viewing events officially approved by FIFA. More than 50,000 fans gathered at the SteelStacks arts and cultural campus on 12 separate game days to view the event on Upstage Video’s 17’x27’ Daktronics PST-12HD Mobile LED Screen. That screen is even larger than FIFA's official soccer goal dimensions (8 by 24 feet).

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Ai Media Servers Used for Coldplay’s RAH “Mushroom” Projections

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Ben Miles, of Mixed Emotions, London, used four Ai S8 Media servers to map the RAH mushrooms for the Coldplay show.LONDON —Coldplay’s shows at Royal Albert Hall here July 1-2 wrapped a brief, six-date tour in support of Ghost Stories, their May 2014 album release. Video director Ben Miles lit up the hall’s 86 “mushrooms” — ceiling mounted acoustic diffusion disks — with video-mapped projections, with an assist from four Ai Media S8 Infinity servers from Avolites Media. Add a comment

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Glastonbury Visuals for Massive Attack and Kasabian Rely on d3 Technologies

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Massive Attach and Kasabian visuals at Glastonbury 2014 got visual suport from d3 TechnologiesPILTON, UK — Kasabian and Massive Attack both played the third and final day of Glastonbury, headlining the Pyramid and Other stages. Show visuals for both acts got an assist from crew members using d3 Technologies gear, supplied, respectively, by Chaos Visual Productions and London-based Artisan. Add a comment

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XL Video Provides Projection Gear for Glastonbury’s Shangri La Area

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Glastonbury’s Shangri La Area Gets XL Video Support.PILTON, U.K. — XL Video supplied creative video projection and control to the Shangri La area at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts here June 25-29, including the Heaven area, which required eight Barco R22 projectors, and the “Pyschotron,” an artwork featuring projections on an 8-meter circular screen mounted in the roof of a geodesic dome.

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