ADC of Allentown PA has simplified the installation of an Austrian Curtain. The Model 1000 tLift is fully self-contained package. Just bolt truss sections of 3, 5 or 10 ft together and lift into place! Standard specifications are 600lb lift, 80fpm line speed, and 20’ travel with spools placed on 42” centers. All YoYo drums, cable guides and bearing brackets are adjustable along the length of the truss. The system uses direct drive throughout its length, which means no messing with chains, belts or pulleys and a power off friction brake keeps the curtain in place. Rotary limits switches are utilized for full up and full down position and programmable control is achieved with hoist control software.
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ADC introduced the LogiStop control system. This system can be used to operate any of ADC’s (as well as other manufacturer’s) curtain machines. The LS-1 is a 20 position multiple stop control that can triggered via DMX. Each programmed stop requires one DMX channel. DMX network conductors can be wired directly to the terminal strip. It has a built in DMX terminator. It can also be controlled via an RS232 network or a regular pushbutton.
ADC were showing some handy curtain track accessories at this year's LDI.
Model 1483UNI Wall Bracket- New wall bracket which can be used to wall mount the entire line of ADC track systems. A slotted mounting surface allows the tracks to be easily adjusted from 4" to 12" from the mounted wall. The bracket is designed to work with bi-parting or one-way draw track systems. You can have them substitute your company’s logo for theirs shown in the image here.
ModelSTRUTBR Wall Bracket- New fully adjustable wall bracket which can be used to wall mount the entire line of ADC track systems. A strut channel mounting surface allows the tracks to be easily adjusted from 0" to 12" from the mounted wall. The bracket is designed to work with bi-parting or one-way draw track systems.
Avenger, part of the Vitec Group, had on display their innovative line of grip equipment. Prominently featured was the Long John Silver Jr, the world’s lowest stand with the highest payload. The winch driven hoisting system can raise a 250lb load to a height of over 11ft. An extremely compact and sturdy stand it’s low loading height of just 4ft, makes loading, lifting and unloading even the biggest lights on your production safe and easy.
Part of Vitec Group family of companies, this year’s Avenger display was contained into a 8’ x 8’ section of Vitec’s massive NAB booth.
The only item displayed was their Long John Silver Jr Stand, which is one of the largest stands on the market. Crank operated (1 person) it can lift up to 250lbs to a height of approx. 11’6” high. A handy feature to this crank stand is that it has a very low load point which makes it easy to put stuff on the stand safely.
The product specialist pointed out that people should be on the lookout for Avenger at this year’s Cine Gear where some exciting changes and updates to the product line will be announced.
Joel Nichols who founded Apollo Design Technology has created a new company specializes in taking projects from inception to production with all the intricate steps along the way. Their team of expert designers, engineers, artisans and machinists can help you with the design, prototype development, testing and manufacturing of your product. AVID Labs® offers full-service product development or à la carte delivery of the services that best complement their customer's internal capabilities. They’re happy to do as little or as much as needed.
Avolites' family of consoles, dimmers and networking products were showcased hosted by Group One Ltd. Avolites Media also had a seperate booth showing Ai range of media servers which work intuitively with the entire Avolites family of products for "Total Visual Control" of your production.
The Avolites' Arena console with Optical Titan Net Switch, both of which are now shipping with new software version 9.1, features enhanced pixel mapping functionality, a fully custom Key Frame Shape engine, and fully featured theatre functionality.
Avolites Ai Infinity server is the perfect choice for yourmost demanding video projects.The EX4 and EX8 have programmable,EDID managed, WUXGA (1920x1200) outputs. Each is digitallyamplified to give you a preview and production output over DVI.The back panel is full of I/O connectors, including LTC timecodeinput, 2 x 1000bt Network ports for connecting to Artnet networks,MIDI in & out ports, 4 lines of DMX512, Audio I/O, Genlock -essential for TV projects, and 2 x sync network connections toguarantee vertical sync across multiple systems.The front 7 inch color touch screen shows the Ai 3D visualizer, thisgives you networked control of your whole show from one integratedand intuitive interface, no matter how many outputs you need.
There is also an auto-blending function that can be done with a USB webcam -
But you don't need to buy the box to have a powerful media server Ai's cross platform software licenses now available! The cost effective access to the power of the Ai Media Server. Use an Ai unlock key to run Ai on your PC/Mac laptop, enabling creation, design and full 3D visualization of your project while on the move or in the hotel. The Ai unlock key also allows output of HD video enabling you to run shows and presentations directly from your laptop. Alternatively, run Ai on a full, self-provided server and benefit from multiple HD outputs at minimal costs.
All Ai licences offer:
- True 3D project visualization.
- Integral 3D modelling features.
- Fully featured timeline control.
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- CITP compatibility with Avolites, MA and HOG 4.
- Easy and intuitive video clip selection using thumbnail graphics on your lighting console.
- Lighting console control from Avolites, MA, HOG and others.
- Ai control using industry standard 40 channel ArtNet protocol
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Avo's new Ai Version 10 for their flagship Infinity media server was on display and boasts an array of all new visual effects allowing video designers to directly apply the same vibrantly colorful and dynamic treatments onto their own live camera inputs.
A further new feature of Ai v10 is BPM Sync, born from developing the custom integrated control system for the lighting and visuals at JEWEL Nightclub. The in-house Avolites consoles trigger effects in perfect synchronization with the beat - a feature commissioned by Hakkasan's Director of Video Production Ed Shaw and Vice President of Entertainment James Algate. BPM sync allows users to assign a number of beats to a video clip to create their own immersive audiovisual experience.
The software update will also offer a new projection mapping tool, MeshWarp - a combination of Projective Keystone and Grid Warp - which will enable users to quickly warp their content to match the projection surface. This in addition to automap and auto blend puts a powerful array of mapping tools in the hands of every user. Timeline is a major addition for Ai v10, providing precise control of video in a timecode environment, whilst still allowing live control simultaneously.
Also being shown were the powerful features of the Titan v10 software upgrade that is now available to download for free onto all consoles from the Tiger Touch Pro (inclusive) onwards. Some older consoles may be compatible with v10 if an upgrade kit is fitted; if you are unsure please contact Barbizon or Avolites. Titan v10 is the result of a year of research and development by a dedicated team of Avolites developers, enhancing the best-loved features of Titan v9 and introducing a wealth of new ones. Many of the new features have been created in response to user and industry feedback.
Titan v10 is the result of a year of research and development by a dedicated team of Avolites developers, enhancing the best-loved features of Titan v9 and introducing a wealth of new ones. Many of the new features have been created in response to user and industry feedback.
Titan v10 also allows the user to view intensity values in one place via the Intensity Grid. This clearly shows levels, source of information, whether increasing or decreasing and tracking information. Also added the set legend Halo, which allows the user to add color borders around fixtures and groups, enabling view fixtures much more easily within the console screen. You can also easily identify which group they belong to.
Another feature is Freeform Workspaces - no longer restricted to just four workspaces per screen, pick any position and size for your windows in seconds and store them to your workspaces for quick access to the information you need.
Titan v10 now offers a very useful UNDO feature, offering a 20 step back history, in addition to a new REDO history, too. Allowing you to massively speed up programming, the user can undo almost any action on the console including delete, merge, move and loads more. View history in the new undo window, and click any point to undo back to that action.
There are also extra directions including random for the hugely popular Key Frame Shapes feature, offering many more looks. Key Frame Shapes allows you to create spectacular effects from scratch. Using palettes or the programmer to define the frames, and powerful tools such as transition curves, phase and spatial direction, it is possible to create radically different looks for each channel in seconds.
And Avolites' Pixel Mapper gets even more powerful with the new Motion Blur effect, which creates trails that follow the element. Users can also now use the faders in Live Shape Editing, to alter the shape with incredible ease.
Titan v10 includes the much-used Multi-User Networking feature, allowing you to connect multiple consoles together to work collaboratively on the same show. A show can have multiple users, each with their own User Settings, Handle Worlds and Selected Key Profiles. When set to Multi-User, consoles can also still be used as backups.