A Look Back at 2014 in Videos

Jacob Coakley

Greetings all! I hope you are having a fabulous holiday season, and the end of the year finds all your resolutions met, goals achieved and nothing but excitement for the new year to come. To celebrate 2014, I've rounded up a few of the best videos from Stage Directions this past year -- a potpourri of show reports, interviews, new gear and more that we thought were worthy of another view. Check 'em out -- and if you want some more to look at in-between the football or Frozen viewings that your family will surely insist upon over the long weekend, check out the Stage Directions YouTube channel

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A Cornucopia of LDI Videos

Jacob Coakley

First up, and most recently, Stage Directions recorded 19 videos at the 2014 LDI show. We've got videos of new products from Ultratec, Vectorworks, RC4 Wireless, PixelFlex, Pathway Connectivity, Dazian Creative Fabric Environments and more. You can check them all out in our LDI round-up. Perhaps one of the coolest things to see demo'd at the show, though, was the new Chauvet Professional Ovation ED-190WW fixture. It's an LED fixture that can run on constant power and DMX -- but it can also be plugged in to a traditional, dimmable circuit, and it will respond just like a traditional incandescent fixture, fading up and down according to the dimmed power from the circuit. It's pretty slick.

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UMKC Wins Stage Directions/RC4 Wireless Automation Challenge

Jacob Coakley

Earlier this year we teamed up with RC4 Wireless to offer a $10,000 wireless automation system to one school who could do the most with it. We reviewed plans, and sent off a new RC6 Wireless Motion system from RC4 Wireless to schools to actualize their designs. When all was said and done the University of Missouri, Kansas City won the contest and the gear, with a great design and build of a mobile platform, as demonstrated in this video. 

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