Archive for November 15th, 2012

Advanced Systems Group Offers Free Video Archive Webinar

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will host “How To Avoid Archive Anarchy,” a free webinar to explore video archive solutions, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 10 a.m. Hosted by ASG’s Tyler Berry, the 90-minute webinar will feature presentations from Cache-A, Quantum, and XenData – three leading providers of archiving products for professional video applications.

“There are many archiving choices in our market, so it’s important to understand the differences in approach and technology between manufacturers,” said Dave Van Hoy, ASG president. “Our webinar will spotlight solutions from three different companies and show how their products integrate with today’s file-based workflows.”

Cache-A specializes in the development of cost effective archive appliances for the digital film and professional video industries. Mark Ostlund, vice president of sales and marketing, will discuss the company’s LTO data tape-based solutions. XenData, with its focus on media and entertainment industry requirements, has digital video archives in more than 50 countries. CEO Phil Storey will detail the company’s tape and disk-based approach. And Quantum offers specialized tape, disk, and cloud-based storage solutions for a variety of industries, but will focus specifically on its StorNext line of archive appliances and software. The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session.

To register for “How To Avoid Archive Anarchy,” or for more information, visit http://www.asgllc.com/events/archive-webinar-event.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

Deja View Media Keeps Turning Back To Anton/Bauer

Video Production House Relies on Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90s for Remote Shoots

GREENSBORO, NC, NOVEMBER 15, 2012—As a broadcast veteran and co-founder of the video production company Deja View Media, Council Bradshaw has shot footage in plenty of out-of-the-way places for such clients as The History Channel, FOX Sports, Carnival Cruise Line, R.J. Reynolds and John Deere, among other well-known brands. On any given day, he and his production crew might shoot a commercial in the jungle or film a public service announcement in a crowded urban landscape—often situated far away from a studio or base camp. To ensure his cameras and monitors keep running during these situations, Bradshaw turns to Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, for all of his power solution needs.

“I’ve been in television since 1988, starting with NBC and, later, FOX,” says Bradshaw. “One of the FOX stations I worked for used Anton/Bauer to power everything—so that is how I was first introduced to the company’s batteries. Later, when we founded Deja View Media, we made sure from day one that all our cameras had Anton/Bauer batteries. It’s our preferred package when it comes to portable power.”

Bradshaw and his production crew primarily use Anton/Baer DIONIC® 90 batteries and, to a lesser extent, HyTRON 140s. They find the longevity and portability of the DIONIC 90 particularly handy for shooting in remote field locations, as the batteries give them enough power to shoot all morning or afternoon before needing a recharge. Recently, Bradshaw and his team shot footage in the sand dunes of Florence, Oregon. Located in the middle of 15 square miles of sand dunes, and miles away from their base camp, Bradshaw and his team couldn’t feasibly shuttle back and forth between the shooting site and base camp to get more batteries. So they packed four to five DIONIC 90s in a backpack to support two cameras and a monitor, and were able to shoot all morning. Then they went back to the base camp for a break and lunch, put the batteries on the charger, and were able to use them for the afternoon shoot later.

“With our more remote productions, you can’t afford to have a PA running back and forth with batteries—you just can’t count on that, especially because it’s all about daylight when we’re shooting,” says Bradshaw. “We bring reflectors in to fill, but it’s all about the moment and getting the light right so we have to be ready. There are already enough variables to deal with, but the one thing I don’t have to worry about is my batteries dying. There’s nothing worse than doing a bunch of takes and rehearsals, getting everything right, and then the battery dies. With Anton/Bauer batteries, that’s something I don’t have to worry about.”

Currently, Deja View Media employs the DIONIC 90s on Panasonic AG-HPX500 HD camcorders and RED SCARLET-X cinema cameras. After finding that the batteries that came with the RED SCARLET-X only lasted about 20 minutes in the field, Bradshaw selected the Anton/Bauer QRC-EPIC Gold Mount for the cameras to accommodate the DIONIC 90, substantially increasing the run time on the cameras. The company also uses Anton/Bauer QR-DVX Gold Mounts on Panasonic field monitors.

As for Anton/Bauer customer support, Bradshaw is quite pleased with it. “Over the years I’ve dealt with Anton/Bauer a few times—we don’t have many problems with the batteries—and it’s been perfect. We’ve had a few instances where the pin on one of the HyTRON 140s got pushed in during packing and travel, and I sent the battery to Anton/Bauer and they fixed it in no time. I look forward to seeing what kinds of new battery technologies they will come up with next.”

The DIONIC 90 was designed by Anton/Bauer to deliver consistently reliable performance even in the most challenging shooting environments on Earth. It offers a RealTime® display that continually updates the operator on how much run time remains and the state of the current charge. Weighing only 1.7 pounds, the DIONIC 90 can be transported without restrictions under the IATA and DOT safety regulations (http://www.antonbauer.com/Support/TransportationInformation). The 95Wh battery can handle a maximum load of six amps, and offers run times ranging from six hours at 15 watts to 1.75 hours at 50 watts.

The HyTRON 140 is a high-power NiMH battery system ideally suited to the power demands of today’s high definition equipment and on-camera lighting systems. In lower power applications, it can provide power for many hours without limits or travel restrictions. The HyTRON 100/140 models also offer an excellent counterbalance to offset the weight of a lens. The 140Wh HyTRON 140 typically provides up to four hours of run time with a single battery. As with the DIONIC 90, it offers the RealTime display.
For more information, visit www.antonbauer.com or call (203) 929-1100.

About Anton/Bauer
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film and medical technology industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

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32TEN Studios Hosts “Don’t Text & Drive” PSA Produced by Jessen Productions

San Rafael, CA, Nov. 15, 2012 – 32TEN Studios recently hosted Jessen Productions, a local area production company, which just wrapped a nationally syndicated PSA as part of a “Don’t Text and Drive” campaign, on behalf of the auto body industry.

Entitled “Text Crash,” the :30 PSA spot shows a young woman texting while driving, which causes her to run a red light and crash into another vehicle. In the eerie-aftermath, against the wail of the approaching sirens, we hear the “ping” of an incoming text: a friend wondering where she is. The message “Please don’t text and drive. We don’t need the business that bad” then fades up, followed by the logo placement, for which each local area auto body shop sponsoring the PSA in their local community can advertise itself.

To view this PSA, please see:

Writer/director Chuck Jessen of Jessen Productions, a tenant at 32TEN Studios, shot the actual car crash in the back lot of the studio, after determining that trying to stage a crash at an actual city intersection would be too involved and expensive. Having had shot the street-driving scenes previously, Jessen used a cable mechanism to crash the two vehicles together in the 32TEN backlot so no actors or crew would be put at risk and no traffic disruption would occur in the community.

“We were able to pull off the crash effect successfully, with the help of 32TEN’s large green screen, as well as some skillful digital compositing and editing,” said Jessen. “Without the involvement of 32TEN Studios, this crash-concept would have been too cost-prohibitive,” Jessen added.

“Text Crash” is just the latest of 17 collision repair commercials produced by Jessen and licensed to auto body shops across the US and Canada through his marketing company, PreFab Ads

TEXT CRASH CREDITS:

Production company: Jessen Productions LLC, San Rafael, CA
Agency: PreFab Ads
Client: Blake’s Auto Body and
11 Independent auto body shops across the U.S.
Writer/Director/Producer: Chuck Jessen
Director of Photography: Vance Piper
Key Gaffer: Ken Martini
Key Grip: Dan Shimer
Editors: Gerry Beyer, Daniel Cohen
Talent: Leah Sawick, Eldon Hodgin
Studio Facility: 32TEN Studios

About 32TEN Studios:

Launched in early 2012 by longtime entertainment industry leaders Tim Partridge and Greg Maloney, 32TEN Studios is a production services company offering digital and practical FX, as well as stage rentals, and whose facility was designed and first occupied by ILM. The company provides its services to producers of major motion pictures, independent films, TV programs, commercials, industrials, web content and multi-media projects.

32TEN Studios is located at 3210 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA, 94901.
The phone is 800 717 3210, and the website is: www.32ten.com

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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries for Annual TV Awards – Deadline for Submissions is December 3

LOS ANGELES, November 14, 2012 — The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions for their annual television competition. Directors of photography can enter in three categories: (1) An episode of a regular half-hour series (2) An episode of a regular hour-long series, and (3) A movie or miniseries made for television. The deadline for entries is noon (PDT) on December 3. Finalists will contend for top honors during the 27th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom on February 10, 2013.

To qualify, shows must have premiere broadcast dates in the United States between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012. Entry forms can be downloaded from the ASC website.

“The television awards celebrate the visual achievements of cinematographers who create captivating images for serialized stories under tremendous time and budget pressures,” says ASC President Stephen Lighthill. “Our goal is to showcase some of the best work being produced in these demanding categories.”

Last year’s ASC Award recipients in the TV categories were Jonathan Freeman, ASC earned top honors in the one-hour television episodic category for HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE. Michael Weaver, ASC was the inaugural recipient of the half-hour television episodic category for Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION, and Martin Ruhe won the TV movie/miniseries award for PBS’ PAGE EIGHT.

The ASC was chartered in January 1919. There are more than 300 active members of ASC, and 150-plus associate members from sectors of the industry that support the art and craft of filmmaking. Membership and associate membership is by invitation based on contributions that individuals have made to advance the art of visual storytelling.

For additional information about the ASC, visit www.theasc.com. Join ASC on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/The.ASC and American Cinematographer magazine fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanCinematographer.

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Moog Music Polarizes its Synthesizers, Releases All White Instruments

Today Moog Music announced the limited edition release of an all white series of its classic analog instruments. Moog has polarized the color of their traditionally black steel and natural wood instruments to a solid white finish. Included in this limited edition white release are the Slim Phatty, Minimoog Voyager, and the Minimoog Voyager XL analog synthesizers. Moog has also included the entire line of Moogerfooger Analog Effects Modules in this all white release.

In addition to the polarized color, the Slim Phatty now ships with 100 new, artist-designed presets made specifically for this limited edition analog synth. The sound designers that crafted the new preset bank are Phil Hartnoll and Paul Hartnoll of Orbital, Production wiz Chad Hugo of N.E.R.D. and The Neptunes, and DJ/Sound Designer Dom Kane. The Slim Phattys optional wood sides, and optional rack ears are also now available in white.

The Minimoog Voyager and Minimoog Voyager XL have also been transitioned to an all white finish with reversed artwork. The pitch and mod wheel of the Minimoog Voyager XL has been upgraded to a white backlit design, which is a feature that was previously only available on the Minimoog Voyager.

Lastly, the Moogerfooger family of analog effects modules are also ghosts of their former selves. The MF-101 Lowpass FIlter, MF-102 Ring Modulator, MF-103 12 Stage Phaser, MF-104M Analog Delay, MF-105M MIDI MuRF, MF-107 Freq Box and the MF-108M Clusterflux have all been transitioned to white and are now a perfect match to the limited edition Minimoog Voyager, Voyager XL and Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizers.

These all white Moog instruments are available for a limited time at select dealers and are shipping now. International customers must check with the Moog distributor in their country for pricing and availability.

Street Prices:
Minimoog Voyager XL WHITE: $4995
Slim Phatty WHITE: $845
Slim Phatty Wood Kit WHITE: $89
Slim Phatty Rack Ears WHITE: $25
MF-101 Low Pass Filter WHITE: $335
MF-102 Ring Modulator WHITE: $335
MF-103 12 Stage Phaser WHITE: $379
MF-104M Analog Delay WHITE: $749
MF-105M MIDI MuRF WHITE: $479
MF-107 FreqBox WHITE: $399
MF-108M Cluster Flux: $639

Links
Slim Phatty Product Page: www.moogmusic.com/products/phattys/slim-phatty
Minimoog Voyager Product Page: http://www.moogmusic.com/products/minimoog-voyagers/minimoog-voyager-performer-edition
Minimoog Voyager XL Product Page: www.moogmusic.com/products/minimoog-voyagers/minimoog-voyager-xl
Moogerfoogers Page: www.moogmusic.com/products/Moogerfoogers
Moog Music website: http://www.moogmusic.com/

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Village of Niles To Begin Live Coverage of Council Meetings with Broadcast Pix System

Billerica, Massachusetts – When the Village of Niles, Ill., built its Village Hall in the mid 1990’s, officials had no interest in recording or broadcasting its meetings. In the last few years, however, changes to the local political landscape prompted a new attitude – and the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department was tasked with retrofitting the council chambers and building a video production system from scratch. Now, the village is preparing to broadcast its first meeting with a system built around a Broadcast Pix™ Mica™ 2000 Video Production Center™.

The project had a number of challenges, including a limited budget and no dedicated staff in place to operate the system. The final solution needed to be powerful enough to create compelling coverage, yet simple enough to be operated by one person with minimal training.

“This had to be easy to operate and it had to be as consolidated as possible. The Mica is what made it all possible,” explained Bill Shaw, MIS director for the Village of Niles, which is north of Chicago and has a population near 30,000.

“It’s only because of the integration in the Mica,” added Steve Cusick, systems engineer. “It allows us to make a consistent on-air product, regardless of who is behind the switcher and how much experience they have.”

Shaw and Cusick engineered and installed the system. In an effort to manage costs, every line item – from cables to cameras – was sent out to bid to more than three dozen vendors. In the end, 14 vendors provided various equipment for the project. While Shaw admitted it was a “very complicated” process, it was also the only way the village could afford a system that would meet their objectives.

While the village has been training on the system since late September, it will be used to broadcast its first meeting in December. Meetings will be available in HD for live streaming and video-on-demand on the village’s Web site, and will be broadcast live and rebroadcast in SD on the village’s PEG cable channel.

The large closet containing the audio rack for the Council Chambers in Village Hall was converted to serve as the control room. The council chambers are equipped with four Panasonic HD robotic cameras that are controlled through the Mica; a projector in chambers is another source that can be accessed through the switcher. Mica’s built-in Fluent-View provides customized multi-view monitoring over two LCD touch-screens in the control room, while the integrated Inscriber CG is used for titles and credits.

With Fluent™ Macros, production complexities have been programmed into user-friendly macros to automate meeting coverage as much as possible. As a result, Shaw said, village staff with minimal training can produce a quality broadcast. Cusick and Shaw have created macros to move and switch cameras, add graphics, trigger breaks, and even turn off the cameras after a meeting.

“We realized the only product out there that met our goals was Broadcast Pix. We designed the entire solution around the Mica,” said Cusick. “It’s easy to use, with built-in automation with macros and integrated camera control. It was really the right solution for us.”

About Broadcast Pix
The leader in live video production systems, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its Video Control Centers™ combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and device control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays that enable operators to create with confidence. That confidence is further enhanced with rock-solid stability, patented technologies to maintain lip sync, and great technical support. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Mica, Fluent, and Video Control Centers are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2012 HPA Award Winners for Outstanding Color Grading

Fremont, CA – November 14, 2012 – Blackmagic Design would like to congratulate all the 2012 HPA® Award winners in the Outstanding Color Grading category, including Rob Pizzey and Siggy Ferstl of Company 3 and Joe Finley of Modern VideoFilm. All three colorists used DaVinci Resolve to perform color grading on their award winning projects. The Hollywood Post Alliance’s annual HPA Awards foster awareness of post production, promote creative and technical excellence in the field and recognize the achievement of post production talent.

Rob Pizzey was honored with Outstanding Color Grading using a DI process – Feature Film for his work on “The Iron Lady,” while Joe Finley was honored with Outstanding Color Grading – Television for his work on “Game of Thrones – The Prince of Winterfell” and Siggy Ferstl was honored with Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial for his work on Chrysler’s “Halftime in America.”

As the world’s most advanced color correction tool, DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production workflows and continues to be the most popular and powerful color correction tool for the world’s biggest films, television programs and global commercial campaigns. From Hollywood blockbusters, such as “Frankenweenie,” “Avatar” and “Prometheus,” to hit television shows, such as “Cougar Town” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” DaVinci Resolve is used by thousands of colorists across the globe.

About DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve is the world’s highest performance color correction solution for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux computers. DaVinci Resolve supports more real time color correction than any other system because it’s not limited by the performance of the computer it’s running on. DaVinci Resolve eliminates this performance barrier because it’s based on a cluster of high performance GPU cards, so all processing is always real time. DaVinci Resolve has the power of a true real time performance solution so handles complex color grades even when using dozens of primaries, secondaries, Power Windows™, multi point tracking, blurs, and more. DaVinci Resolve provides incredible performance in a low cost solution which can be easily upgrade by adding extra GPU’s for supercomputer power to handle 4K resolutions, stereoscopic 3D and real time grading direct from raw camera files such as Blackmagic Cinema Camera, ARRI raw, RED r3d and Sony F65 files which can be handled with ease.

Press Photography
Product photos of DaVinci Resolve and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Mitsubishi Electric Offers Photo Booth and Ride Photo Printing Solutions at IAAPA 2012

Orlando, FL – November 14, 2012 – Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is exhibiting at the IAAPA Attractions Expo, offering its on-site compact printers at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 13-16, booth 2943. Mitsubishi Electric is featuring the CP-D70DW, CP-D707DW and CP-9550DW photo printers, exceptional solutions for theme parks, ride photo souvenir stands and photo booths.

Building on the current demand and growth of photo booths, Mitsubishi is highlighting the 2 x 6-inch multi-cut function, available for the single-deck CP-D70DW, dual-deck CP-D707DW and most recently the CP-9550DW professional photo printers.

“Our goal with this series offering is to present a superior photography tool with photo booth capabilities,” said James Chan, vice president of marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America. “We’re also providing a reliable and profitable partnership for photographers and businesses in the attractions industry.”

The CP-9550DW is a high-speed, high-volume printer. It offers six different output sizes (2×6, 3.5×5, 4×6, 5×7, 6×8, and 6×9- inch) and a unique, roll-type mechanism to ensure jam-free reliability – the perfect printing flexibility and dependability required for a demanding theme park environment. Lighter and more compact, the CP-D70 series photo printers are engineered to produce brilliant photo prints quickly, reliably and economically, with a printing speed of just 5.9 seconds on the double deck CP-D707DW and 8.4 seconds on the single deck CP-D70DW for a 4×6-inch high-quality photo.

“These three printers are also capable of supporting a photo business for amusement rides – our machines are installed in theme parks across the country, offering guests high quality, long lasting photographs taken during thrill rides. They can be shot and printed right on the spot within a few seconds,” said Chan.

About Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America markets projectors, data wall display systems, LCD digital signage monitors, large-screen 3D DLP® televisions, the world’s first laser TV: LaserVue®, industrial printers and professional photo printers.

To learn about Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, visit www.MEVSA.com. You may also connect with Mitsubishi on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MitsubishiPhotoImaging) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/MitsubishiPhoto).

For more information:
Jen Lynch
Definition Branding & Marketing
(212) 660 2555 x 11
jen.lynch@definitionbam.com

Passion Pit Adds Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800s to its Tour

Lighting designer Jason Rothberg has selected six Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures for the current tour of indietronica band Passion Pit. Atomic Lighting of Lititz, Pennsylvania supplied the lights, which are garnering raves from Rothberg on the road.

Passion Pit is continuing its national tour after releasing its second LP, “Gossamer.” More dates are planned for 2013.

“I’ve never toured with Clay Paky lights, but these have been fantastic,” Rothberg reports. “They’re different from other lights of this type. They are smaller and brighter, and the zoom is amazing. They can go from a super tight beam to a super fat beam in an instant. They’re brighter than anything else we’ve encountered.”

Rothberg, who is also the tour’s lighting programmer, had previous positive experiences with Clay Paky 700 fixtures but calls the 800 units “even better.” He’s deploying them in a V-shape in truss towers “like a pyramid. The rig wraps around the band – they like to be tight together.”

Clay Paky’s Alpha Spot QWO 800 uses the latest MSR Platinum lamp, an 800W light source that produces an intense sparkling light – brighter even than older 1200W lamps. The Alpha Spot QWO 800 is equipped with optical features placing it at the top of its class, including a very wide zoom range from 7.6º to 55º, a uniform beam distribution at all zoom angles and a unique Stay-Sharp-Zoom feature that locks images in focus while zooming. The fixture is small, lightweight, silent and has low power consumption making it an excellent tool for TV, theater, corporate events and many other demanding lighting applications.

Rothberg also praises the fixtures’ gobos, which offer “a lot of great looks. The focus zoom is awesome, too – in gobo you can zoom in and out and it stays in focus.”

The QWO 800s have been performing well on the road, he says. “We haven’t had any issues. I haven’t taken the spares out of the truck.”

A.C.T Lighting is the distributor for Clay Paky in North America.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, comments, “We’re proud to see the QWO 800s have been embraced so quickly. I look forward to seeing the fixture on many more tours.”

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