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PRG XL Video set to amaze visitors to Prolight + Sound with new products and 360° live video streaming
Germany – PRG XL Video will once again have a significant presence at this year's Prolight + Sound from 4th to 7th April, in the Festhalle Frankfurt. The action gets underway the evening before the show, with the presentation of the PRG XL sponsored Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), for which PRG is the overall technical service provider. The creative responsibility, as in previous years, will rest with Jerry Appelt and bright!. As soon as the main Prolight + Sounds show opens, visitors to the Festhalle will be able to examine the stage used, including all the installations and effects, and attend regularly scheduled demo shows. This year, the music for the demo show was composed by the band FOXOS, who will also be performing live in the Festhalle.
One of the dominant themes of this year's event will be 360-degree streaming. Not only will the LEA gala be broadcast for the first time as a Full HD live stream over the Internet; using the right devices, it will also be possible to follow it as a 360-degree event. At the location itself, a 360-degree/3D virtual reality signal will be available. The equipment required for the VR moving images, including a Nokia Ozo 3D/360° camera, will be provided by the industry leading VR and media technology specialists, PRG Lab.
The 1,400 guests in the hall for the awards will have much to look forward to; in addition to the award winners in 15 event categories, the performance of German rock musician and composer, Udo Lindenberg will be among the major highlights of the 12th Live Entertainment Awards. The musical programme on the newly designed PRG XL stage will also include performances by Schiller, Max Giesinger and Helmut Zerlett, who will be accompanying the exclusive gala with his band.
As well as various VR demonstrations, PRG XL Video Germany will be presenting a number of its own products. These will include the updated PRG Mbox Extreme media server, the Icon BEAM moving light and the revolutionary GroundControl followspot system. One brand-new attraction will be the prototype of the GroundControl Longthrow (LT) followspot, which, too, can be controlled from the ground at a distance of over 600 metres. This year's PRG partners will also be presenting a number of new products. Among them will be the BlackTrax live tracking system from Cast, which makes the interaction of performers, stage kinetics equipment and media content possible. Stage Kinetik will be showing its magnificent "ballet of balls": Winch One. GLP will also be demonstrating the new JDC1 hybrid strobe, the new version of the GT-1 hybrid lamp, and the X4 atom Sixbar in live action.
PRG Proshop, the outlet for high-quality used equipment, will also have a major presence at Prolight, and will be setting up shop in a nearby warehouse space and having a walk-in sale 3rd-7th April. For more information, please visit http://www.prg-proshop.com
24th March 2017
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