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Trending in Production Lighting – Weatherproof Fixtures

December 6, 2019

TECH TALK   Trending in Production Lighting – Weatherproof Fixtures   by ULA Group’s Simon Pentz.   While IP65 rated fixtures are nothing new, they have usually only been used in Architectural lighting applications. But over the last few years, the live production industry has started to adopt the use of IP65 fixtures as the…

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Yamaha’s AFC3 – from Acoustic Enhancement to Spatial Audio

December 5, 2019

AUDIO Yamaha’s AFC3 – from Acoustic Enhancement to Spatial Audio by Jason Allen. DSP innovator Yamaha released their first digital acoustic enhancement system back in 1985. Over the years, they’ve constantly improved their technology, with AFC3 (Active Field Control) the latest in the range. Tantalisingly, at ISE in Feb 2019, they teased AFC4, which adds…

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ADJ for ULA Group

December 4, 2019

Pic L-R: Elation’s Chuck Green, ULA’s Con Biviano, and ADJ’s Toby Velazquez ULA Group have taken distribution of ADJ (Amercian DJ) lighting products, and used the LDI 2019 show to introduce their customers to the range. ADJ launched a large range of products at the show, including the Hydro Series IP65-rated moving head wash, and…

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Great Scott! More from LDI 2019

December 4, 2019

by Cat Strom. This is an abridged version of the full LDI Show Report, which is only available in the December issue of CX Magazine. Subscribe now! Robe drew large crowds to their over-the-top live show. The ground-breaking ESPRITE LED profile moving light is the first in a new series of Robe luminaires that will…

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Riedel Bolero & Bolero S: DECT-Based Comms

November 28, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS Riedel’s Bolero & Bolero S: DECT-Based Comms in Stadia and Multi-Purpose Arenas presented by Riedel. Riedel’s widely acclaimed Bolero wireless intercom system is being adopted by sports teams, leagues, and venues from New York to Tokyo. What drives the success of this DECT-based device? DECT is a highly versatile and common standard for wireless…

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LDI 2019 – Vegas Lights Up

November 27, 2019

by Cat Strom This article is an abridged version of the full show report that will appear in the Dec/Jan issue of CX Magazine, due for publication Dec 1, 2019. Another year, another action packed few days at LDI in Las Vegas. Not so many world exclusive products and maybe less attendees than previous years,…

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Shure Axient Digital Provides Flawless Coordination at the NRL Grand Final

November 27, 2019

On Sunday October 6, the Canberra Raiders squared off against the Sydney Roosters at the NRL Grand Final in front of 82,922 spectators at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, with millions more watching the broadcast. Impressive numbers – as was the 229 radio microphones active at the ground that Peter Twartz, Radio Frequency Manager for the Stadium…

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ARX MSX-32 Mic Splitters run a ‘flawless’ race at the Melbourne Cup

November 27, 2019

Two ARX MSX-32 Mic/Line Splitters were recently specified by Melbourne based audio contractor Intavent to provide reliable and agile broadcast mic splits for the broadcast box at the world-renowned Flemington Racecourse.  The ARX MSX-32s were required to be installed in time for the annual Spring Racing Carnival – of which the Melbourne Cup is the…

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The Next Generation of Full Duplex Wireless Comms

November 22, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS The Next Generation of Full Duplex Wireless Comms by Chris Dodds, Managing Director, The P.A. People. Back in the early 2000s, a group of intercom engineers in the UK began experimenting with a technology called DECT to see if they could improve the current state of play in wireless intercom. DECT had its basis…

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Barbizon Lighting Australia ceases trading

November 20, 2019

Barbizon Australia, Sydney-based distributor of leading lighting brands including ARRI, OSRAM, Matthews, LiteGear, Altman, BB&S, and Outsight (Creamsource), has ceased trading. Attempts to secure comment or explanation from Barbizon Australia before this piece was published on the morning of 20 November were unsuccessful, with Accounting Manager Esther Klein stating in an email that “I have…

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Robe T1 Profile

November 20, 2019

ROAD TEST by Matt Britten. Matt Britten is Head of Lighting at Scene Change, “Australia’s Most Awarded AV Company”. Scene Change have offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, and Sydney, providing video, audio, lighting, staging, IT, and other event technical services. It’s tough for an AV company to find one lighting fixture that…

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Hills to sell Australia and New Zealand AV business to Amber Technology

November 6, 2019

Amber Technology Limited, a subsidiary of Ambertech Limited (ASX:AMO), and Hills Limited (ASX:HIL) are pleased to announce they have reached agreement for the sale of the Hills Audio Visual (AV) business to Amber Technology, with both parties committed to ensuring a smooth transition for customers, vendors and employees. The sale, which is subject to certain…

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