The Ovation H-605FC house light from CHAUVET
The Ovation H-605FC house light from CHAUVET

CHAUVET Professional: Ovation H-605FC House Light

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CHAUVET Professional introduces the Ovation H-605FC, color-mixing to house lights. The new convection cooled fixture is powered by an RGBA-Lime LED engine, enabling it to accurately replicate nearly any color, as well as virtually any color temperature of white. This feature allows the fixture to excel not only when functioning as a traditional house light, but also when used to colorize a room as part of a theatrical production.
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Thanks to a collaboration between Allen & Heath and Shure, V1.7 firmware allows engineers to enjoy the convenience of monitoring and controlling up to 45 Axient® Digital, ULX-D® and QLX-D™ Shure wireless systems from a dLive surface.
Thanks to a collaboration between Allen & Heath and Shure, V1.7 firmware allows engineers to enjoy the convenience of monitoring and controlling up to 45 Axient® Digital, ULX-D® and QLX-D™ Shure wireless systems from a dLive surface.

Allen & Heath: dLive V1.7 Firmware adds Shure Wireless Control and Routing Flexibility

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Allen & Heath has released dLive V1.7 firmware, code name Sennen, a major feature upgrade for its flagship digital mixing system. Key enhancements include support for Shure’s Axient® Digital, ULX-D® and QLX-D™ wireless systems, extended routing and patching capabilities, plus support for the forthcoming PRIME I/O modules.

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The ColorSource Pearl, from ETC, offers variable white light
The ColorSource Pearl, from ETC, offers variable white light

Electronic Theatre Controls: ColorSource Pearl Variable White-Light LED Array

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ETC has added the ColorSource Pearl to the ColorSource family of fixtures. ColorSource Pearl is a variable white-light LED array for ColorSource Spot, Linear, and PAR fixtures. This array utilizes a mix of two different white LEDs that enable a user to set the color temperature anywhere between 2,700K and 6,500K. 
Here's an introductory video on the ColorSource Pearl:
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The seven different OPTI-SCULPT filters allow for repeatable beam-shaping
The seven different OPTI-SCULPT filters allow for repeatable beam-shaping

Rosco: Opti-Sculpt Filters for Beam Shaping

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Rosco Laboratories has released of their new OPTI-SCULPT filters that can shape the beam of a fixture. While designed for use on LED fixtures, OPTI-SCULPT filters are heat resistant, making them suitable for use on traditional tungsten instruments as well. Made from flame-retardant polycarbonate, the range of filters have higher transmission rates versus standard diffusion materials and produce repeatable beam shaping results.

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grandMA3 from MA Lighting
grandMA3 from MA Lighting

MA Lighting: An In-Depth Look at the New grandMA3 Consoles

Nook Schoenfeld

Editor’s Note: Here’s an in-depth look at MA Lighting’s new grandMA3 lighting consoles from our sister publication, PLSN’s Editor-in-Chief, Nook Schoenfeld, who knows a thing or three about lighting consoles. As more information on the new grandMA3 console line comes out, we will be sure to have that information for you, here at Stage Directions.

Perhaps the biggest news on the floor at this year’s Prolight + Sound show was the unveiling of the grandMA3 console, which will start shipping this summer. It was the most talked-about lighting product, and not only did they have a booth full of the desks for folks to get their hands on, there was a fully packed presentation every hour showing the basics of what the new desk offers. I sat down with Will Murphy from ACT Lighting, the exclusive distributor of MA products in North America, to get an overview of grandMA3. Here's a video overview of the new grandMA3 console:

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