GET INSPIRED! LIGHT & MAPPING FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD

By Jacquie McHale 30. August 2018

Light festivals have their roots in religious and cultural beliefs, as people celebrated the end of the darkest time of the year and the return of lighter, longer days. Nowadays, festivals are often synonymous with artistry on a grand scale, showcasing innovative lighting sculptures, contemporary music and stunning projection-mapping on architectural icons. As the nights draw in (at least here in Scandinavia), why not immerse yourself in the outdoor magic of a light festival and get inspired? 

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, wow-factor, inspiration, light festival

AV at trade shows – hit or miss?

By Nevil Bounds 23. August 2018

Today, we have the best possible equipment and techniques for video, sound and lighting. So why is it that AV at trade shows still manages to miss the target on occasion? Nevil Bounds muses on AV and its pitfalls on the show floor. 

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Temaer: visitor experience, lighting, wow-factor, tradeshows

What is MPCDI?

By David Aleksandersen 16. August 2018

We all love an acronym and here's one that seems to be popping up more and more. MPCDI is a standard format for multi-projector alignment systems, allowing full integration among a range of devices, programs and display systems. But what does that mean in reality, and why are industry standards important? 

In this article, we’ll cover the following topics related to Multiple Projection Common Data Interchange (that’s MPCDI to us!)

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Temaer: mediaserver, video pro, standards

Interview: Events, highlights & planning, UAE

By Jacquie McHale 9. August 2018

Terry Miranda is the CEO and creative lead at UAE-based Lighthouse Productions. Originally specialising in lighting design, the company has evolved to become one of the region's leading production design companies, offering turnkey event solutions on a giant scale. We talked to Terry about recent projects, lighting design and the key to a great event.

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, wow-factor, inspiration, video pro, entertainment technology, uae

Have you got what it takes to build your own media server?

By David Aleksandersen 2. August 2018

Getting ready to invest in a media server? Take your time, because choosing the right solution for your application requires careful thought and consideration. And before you do anything, you need to tackle the central issue: should you build your own media server or opt for a pro off-the-shelf unit? In this blog post, we take a look at some of the key factors to keep in mind before making the final call.

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Temaer: mediaserver, video pro, standards

Interview: Event challenges, highlights & planning

By Jacquie McHale 26. July 2018

A visual technologist and entertainment designer, Lalindra Amarasekara is dedicated to delivering remarkable experiences to audiences. As the co-founder of award-winning Cyber Illusions (Pvt) Ltd, he has been involved in many high-profile events both in both Sri Lanka and abroad. We touched base with Lalindra to talk about events – recent highlights, planning tips and biggest challenges to date. Read on…

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, wow-factor, inspiration, video pro, essentials, entertainment technology

Five (more) examples of creative projection mapping

By Jacquie McHale 19. July 2018

More mapping… We've listed a further five applications showing how projection mapping can effectively transform just about anything, whether it’s spacecraft, signs, sports arenas or a 600 year-old landmark!

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, multi-display, wow-factor, inspiration

The importance of a great network (and we're not talking Ethernet)

By Nevil Bounds 12. July 2018

This month, I’m celebrating 40 years of working in both the AV and broadcast industries. There is no question that I could not have done this without a great network. Whether it is trade shows, industry events, social media or being a member of an organization, networking with like-minded people has fundamentally changed how I interact with new contacts. Here's why and how I choose to network!

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Temaer: video pro, networking, social media

Content management for media servers: What, why and how?

By Johannes-Christian "Jochri" Michel 5. July 2018

People often ask me what I’m doing when they see me sitting on the left or right of one (or up to three) WATCHOUT operators. “Me? I’m the content manager. Just give me your data and I’ll deal with it,” I usually reply. Judging by the number of blank looks I receive, the concept of content management is not as clear-cut as you might think. Here’s a brief look at what we do, why, and how content management could make your next production even smoother!

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Temaer: wow-factor, video pro, content, format, entertainment technology, video, corporate event, management

Five examples of creative projection mapping

By Jacquie McHale 28. June 2018

For many people, mapping is synonymous with architectural projection, bringing buildings to life. In this short piece, we highlight five other projection applications, some old and some new. Go map…

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Temaer: mapping, visitor experience, multi-display, wow-factor

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This blog is created by Dataton, and is about multi-display software and surrounding technologies, media servers, content creation - basically anything within the AV industry that serves to enrich the audience experience! Since the 90´s, Dataton has published News & Views, with content reflecting the world of multimedia communication. 

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