The Rack Lightning, adjustable LED Rack Illumination System from Whirlwind in red
The Rack Lightning, adjustable LED Rack Illumination System from Whirlwind in red

Whirlwind: Rack Lightning, Adjustable LED Rack Illumination System

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The Rack Lightning™ system from Whirlwind is a rack rail lighting system that can illuminate your equipment rack in six different color settings, with an adjustable dimming control. An expansion to Whirlwind’s renowned Power Link line of power distribution products, the Rack Lightning system is designed to get you out of the dark ages and into the light.

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The  new Artiste Van Gogh from Elation Professional
The new Artiste Van Gogh from Elation Professional

Elation Professional: Artiste Van Gogh

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Elation Professional has expanded its award-winning Artiste line of theatrical-grade moving heads with the new Artiste Van Gogh™, a state-of-the-art LED Wash luminaire that excels at accurate color reproduction for color projections of outstanding quality. The fixture is now shipping. Here's an introductory video from Elation on the Artiste Van Gogh:
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High End Systems launches its TurboRay luminaire
High End Systems launches its TurboRay luminaire

High End Systems: Launches TurboRay

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High End Systems announces the release of the TurboRay automated luminaire. Offering a classic retro look with its radial diffusers, TurboRay brings a distinctive appearance to any lighting design. When used as a narrow-angle wash light or as a hard edge beam that produces beautiful aerial effects, the fixture is truly versatile. Here's an introductory video from High End Systems showing off the TurboRay:
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MediaMaster 5.5, from ArKaos, gets an upgrade
MediaMaster 5.5, from ArKaos, gets an upgrade

ArKaos: MediaMaster 5.5 Upgrade

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ArKaos releases the latest upgrade to its flagship MediaMaster 5 real-time video control software platform v 5.5.1. ArKaos has made this new version available in time for the peak of the festival season, and all existing ArKaos users can download it for free and start enjoying the benefits immediately. Version 5.5.1 adds new Blending and Playback Modes plus new Aspect Ratio options. The new Blending modes include Difference, Exclusion, Darken, Lighten, Screen, and Overlay, individually offering an exciting expanded range of stylistic dynamics for video and visual operation which is ideal for all live scenarios and especially multi-artist events.

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The new BP892x, BP893x, and BP894x MicroSet® headworn microphones from Audio-Technica
The new BP892x, BP893x, and BP894x MicroSet® headworn microphones from Audio-Technica

Audio-Technica: New MicroSets

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Audio-Technica is now shipping the BP892x, BP893x, and BP894x MicroSet headworn microphones – updated versions of its BP892, BP893, and BP894 models. Primary improvements include detachable cables and more secure ear loops for comfort and fit. All models will be available with a variety of terminations for wired, Audio-Technica and third-party wireless systems, and in black or beige.

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The ProPlex IQ Network Tester, from TMB, received a product award at the Cine Gear Expo in June
The ProPlex IQ Network Tester, from TMB, received a product award at the Cine Gear Expo in June

ProPlex IQ Network Tester Receives Industry Award at Cine Gear Expo

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In Los Angeles last month, the Film and TV production industry recognized TMB’s ProPlex IQ Tester™ with a Cine Gear Expo Technical Achievement Award. One of 130 entries, the IQ Tester was awarded first place in the Lighting Technology Accessories category.

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Avid introduces the new S1 and S4 control surfaces
Avid introduces the new S1 and S4 control surfaces

Avid: New S1 and S4 Control Surfaces

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At Avid Connect Live Nashville at Summer NAMM 2019, Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) unveiled two new audio control surfaces—the Avid S4and Avid S1 — for professionals at smaller facilities and project studios. These products provide the industry’s most integrated, powerful yet affordable solutions and will be available in late 2019. Here’s a video introduction to the S1 and S4 control surfaces:
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City Theatrical: Getting Started with Multiverse SHoW Baby Wireless DMX Transceivers

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City Theatrical’s new Multiverse SHoW Baby is a wireless DMX transceiver that delivers breakthrough plug and play wireless DMX and RDM transmission. In its default mode, it works like all legacy SHoW Baby Transceivers, including SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 6, with six user selectable SHoW IDs. Here's an introductory video on getting started with the Multiverse SHoW Baby:
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ARRI announces new features for its Stellar app
ARRI announces new features for its Stellar app

ARRI: New Features for Stellar App

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Get ready to sync and share with the new version of Stellar, ARRI’s app for professional lighting control. With Stellar 1.5, new features have been incorporated that allow for more collaboration and exchange between teams and devices. Live Sync Beta, sharing projects, scenes, and favorites, iCloud Backup, and many more improvements are available now. Introduced in 2018, Stellar is the final link in a complete ecosystem of ARRI advanced lighting control products making workflows faster, easier, and more intuitive.

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