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  • Avolites: PRISM PLAYER Media Player

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | October 13, 2020Avolites have released a new software application for media previewing and encoding called PRISM PLAYER. This release is the first application under the PRISM product range and can work as an auxiliary tool to the Avolites Ai video software platform. Avolites PRISM PLAYER is available to download for free to work on Windows devices. Here […] Read More...
  • Check out the Wenger | J.R. Clancy: Vantis™ Pendant Controller

    Stage Directions | Industry NewsTools of the Trade | October 7, 2020The J.R. Clancy Vantis™ Pendant Controller, the newest rigging motion controller from Wenger Corporation, lets you control position and movement of scenery sets, drapery, and other overhead hoists while standing right on stage. The ergonomic and ambidextrous design provides maximum comfort and ease of control. The intuitive touchscreen provides real-time feedback on hoist or other […] Read More...
  • ARRI: Orbiter LED Point Source with a Variety of Optics

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | October 6, 2020ARRI announces that its new, versatile LED fixture, Orbiter, will soon be available to customers worldwide. Since Orbiter’s product launch in September 2019, many initial field tests have been conducted and valuable user feedback on Orbiter and its features has been collected. Using these findings, Orbiter was greenlit into serial production. Starting today, the first […] Read More...
  • High End Systems Introduces HPU Hardware and Hog 4 OS v3.14

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | October 6, 2020High End Systems has released the new HPU hardware for Hog4, along with an update to Hog4 OS with v3.14 software. HPU replaces both the DMX Processor 8000 (DP8K) unit and the Rack Hog 4 in a modern, 2U rack mounted unit. This processor unit can be run either in console mode or in Processor […] Read More...
  • Elation: Proteus Lucius IP65 LED Profile Luminaire

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | October 5, 2020The Proteus Lucius™, an IP65 LED profile luminaire is now available and shipping, is designed with all-purpose functionality so it can be used anywhere in a rig. Here’s a preview video overview of the Elation Proteus Lucius luminaire: Read More...
  • disguise: Software Release 17.4 Aimed at Immersive Environments and Virtual Production

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | October 2, 2020disguise’s latest software release, 17.4 combined with its new RenderStream software, rx and vx hardware bundle creates the complete solution for hosting real-time content from render engines, Unreal Engine and Notch. A proven leader in xR workflows for experience creation, disguise designed the vx, rx and RenderStream bundle as a complete toolset for delivering real-time […] Read More...
  • ETC: ArcLamp Flicker, New Drivers, and ArcSystem Pro Four-Cell Pendant

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | October 1, 2020The award-winning ArcLamp LED solution from ETC gets an upgrade with the addition of a new Flicker variant as well as new driver options. The specialized Flicker lamp creates a 2,700K Fade to Warm effect by flickering randomly to imitate candlelight. Flicker lamps can also be used at constant brightness by changing the DMX value […] Read More...
  • Claypaky: Mini-B parLED Aqua Waterproof Luminaire

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 30, 2020With the increasing demand for weather-resistant fixtures for entertainment and architecture applications, Claypaky’s Mini-B parLED Aqua, a weather-resistant, mini PAR fixture with 40-Watt RGBW LEDs, which fits the needs for size, output, and features.  With its seven Osram 40W RGBW LED engine, this little fixture makes it one of the brightest available. The luminaire is […] Read More...
  • Waves Audio: WSG-HY128 Card for Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Consoles

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 30, 2020Waves Audio, developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production, and live sound, is now shipping the WSG-HY128 Card for Yamaha RIVAGE PM Series Consoles. Read More...
  • Follow-Me: TWO and SIX License Packages

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 28, 2020A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of lighting and rigging technologies, including Follow-Me Remote Follow Spot Control Systems, is pleased to announce the release of Follow-Me TWO and SIX. Follow-Me believes that one of the key points that makes them a truly unique solution is the fact that with a single system you can follow multiple performers, […] Read More...
  • Vectorworks, MA Lighting, & Robe Announce GDTF Website Migration to VPLT Association

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 28, 2020Vectorworks, Inc. along with founders MA Lighting and Robe lighting have transitioned the General Device Type Format (GDTF) website to VPLT—the German Entertainment Technology Association. This migration will ensure a compliant platform for the exchange and future development of GDTF, which offers manufacturers and users a better way of planning and controlling complex productions from […] Read More...
  • Rosco Renames R77760 Gobo to Binkley Reflections

    Stage Directions | Tools of the Trade | September 25, 2020Lighting Designer Howell Binkley died on August 14, 2020. Shortly after he passed, Broadway Production Electrician Jimmy Fedigan posted a simple tribute to Binkley on Facebook—a sandwich-style gobo holder loaded an R77760 Internal Reflections gobo. The post drew many touching reactions and comments. It was humbling, for Rosco to see how much this one Rosco […] Read More...
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