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XLNT CyberMotion provides 'flawless' automation on KCON
USA – CyberMotion North America (CMNA) has supported Brea, California-based customer Visions Lighting while using XLNT's fast and precise chain motion control system CyberHoist on the USA's annual Korean pop (K-pop) convention, KCON.
Over 40,000 fans flocked to the L.A. Live entertainment complex to see South Korea's biggest pop superstars perform in what the Los Angeles Times called "the year's most significant concert for one of the world's most fascinating musical and cultural scenes."
Project manager Todd Roberts of California-based Visions Lighting was responsible for the concert's technical production, specifying a 24-hoist system for the integral automation element with support from CyberMotion North America. CMNA provides support, including supportive rentals, to the CyberHoist Rental Network partners in the region.
"We chose CyberHoist for a number of reasons," explains Roberts. "In the past we had used a different system but the client was ultimately not happy with the speed. They had purchased some CyberHoist systems in Korea and were delighted with the products so it was the obvious choice. We needed super fast yet smooth operation and CyberHoist delivered this."
The CyberHoist system, operated by Joeri Swagemakers and Martin Hoop, automated three sections of a vast inverted pyramid which was suspended above a centralised concert stage. Various striking visuals were projected onto the pyramid's surface.
"KCON's visual designer made it very easy for us as programmers. We were provided with drawings of the desired looks in advance which meant, after setting the limits of the CyberHoist system, we were ready to go," explains Hoop. "One of our biggest challenges was the precise timing necessary for the video projection. When the sections started moving, the video had to shift to the preset position and obviously stop at the same time and position as the CyberHoist system. We are proud to say this worked perfectly every time!"
"Both Joeri and Martin were excellent," continues Roberts. "The CyberHoist gear went in well and performed flawlessly. We were in a tight time frame so it was fantastic that it all worked without issue."
PJ Visser of CyberMotion North America adds: "It was a pleasure to work with Visions Lighting to support them with the off-the-shelf, plug and play motion control system to fulfil their custom motion control needs. With CMNA's knowledge in this specialised field, we were able to come up with a solid plan that was easy to execute in a timely manner."
KCON USA is a celebration of Korean culture, from music to film to fashion. It took place between the 31 July and 2 August 2015.
25th September 2015
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