Prolight + Sound

“Hedgeducation”: High End Systems starts Video Tutorials

Every live show is impressively staged when it’s put in the right light. To reach this goal, light designers control and program dozens, up to hundreds of spotlights, washes, and beams. One absolute must is the light desk that can be used to program and control spotlights. Since the end of May, High End System…

Future Talents Project 2018 – These are the Winners

Creative, full of ideas and innovation – this is one way to describe the applications for the Future Talents Project 2018. The applicants included a great variety of young talent. Choosing a winner was anything but easy. Future Talents Project 2018 – Numerous ideas this year as well 3rd place: Technical team (2nd generation) of…

Fog Machines from Ultratec

Mystic stage imagery, atmospheric concert appearances, and scary ghost trains, all of them frequently thank their special effects to the use of fog machines. The die Ultratec special effects GmbH can be named as one of the leading producers in this field. In 2018, the American company was represented at Prolight + Sound for the…

Impressive Effect with Simple Means from Gerriets

Immersive technologies are the new trend in the event industry. They make events more vivid, blurring the line between the real and the virtual. As a producer of theater and stage equipment, Gerriets also premiered two products at Prolight + Sound 2018 that create impressive visual effects. HoloGauze and InviScreen create new possibilities The InviScreen…

Everything Live: Prolight + Sound Streamed

It’s already routine for young artists and amateurs: transmitting music, video games, or events via internet. At Prolight + Sound 2018 this technology was utilized at various points, and demonstrated how livestreaming can also be executed on a professional level. Live Production Forum Shows Productions Processes for Broadcast and Streaming “Livestreaming isn’t so widespread in…

Immersive technologies – right in the middle of everything

One of the biggest buzzwords at Prolight + Sound 2018 was "Immersive Technologies". Whether sound systems that made new worlds of sound possible, 3D displays, or extraordinary fulldome projections, the exhibitors from these areas brought along lots of fascinating products. But what’s behind this technology? Immersive Technologies create new (live) experiences The category of Immersive…

LumenRadio Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary with Two Innovations

Prolight + Sound is always a place for international premieres and innovations. The Swedish producer LumenRadio didn’t just bring their wireless DMX and light control solutions along to Frankfurt, it also celebrated its ten year anniversary. LumenRadio presents DMX Module and Lighting Control Tool “To celebrate the 10 years means much to the company,” according…

Moving Pictures of Prolight + Sound 2018

Innovative, varied and informative - with these three words, the Prolight + Sound 2018 can be put in a nutshell. Relive the hightlights of the fair with this impressions video and be inspired by the pictures. At the same time, the anticipation for next year will be further increased. And who knows: maybe we'll see each other in Frankfurt next year from 2 to 5 April 2019?!

AV Stumpfl: “Prolight + Sound is an Absolute Must”

Prolight + Sound were a complete success for many exhibitors. It was also a success for the Austrian technology producer AV Stumpfl. The company presented a revolutionary screen system leg, a series of innovative projection screens and 8K media server. "People want to touch our products" AV Stumpfl - Short set-up times, reduced maintenance, more…

TMB and Company NA presented innovative technologies

TMB and Company NA have once again partnered at Prolight + Sound 2018 bringing a mix of innovative, high-performance technology to the show. This year, TMB introduced the ProPlex IQ Tester, an Ethernet tester for entertainment production. Inspired by the contributions of the world's leading production and staging experts, the IQ Tester is an "all-in-one" device that complements the ProPlex range of data distribution devices. What TMB and Company NA have shown, you can watch in the video.

World Premiere: ClayPaky Presents ZAC-EYE

World premieres are at the Prolight + Sound again and again. The Italian company ClayPaky had several new items in its luggage - and an impressive show. On the one hand, the stage and event lighting manufacturer presented its ZAC-EYE, an automatic lighting tracking system. On the other hand, the new Axcor 300 series was presented, which includes three LED headlights.

Real-time Tracking With BlackTrax

Real-time tracking is one of the big topics at this year's Prolight + Sound. Performances and live demonstrations of different capturing systems can be seen at different stands. This is also the case with BlackTrax, a real-time tracking system. This tracking solution is used to track movements on a stage and allow different devices to respond. Light, sound and graphic animations are controlled by the movements of the artist and produce different effects.