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Elation Europe marks a decade of lighting achievement

Elation Europe marks a decade of lighting achievement

The once fledgling newcomer to the European lighting market has grown to become one of the most influential brands on the market, a decade of development in Europe that can only be described as a genuine success story.

From new kid on the block to top industry player: Elation Europe marks a decade of lighting achievement

Elation Professional B.V., better known as Elation Europe, has come a long way since opening its European headquarter office in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, in 2010. The once fledgling newcomer to the European lighting market has grown to become one of the most influential brands on the market, a decade of development in Europe that can only be described as a genuine success story.

How did the company go from a little known brand in 2010 to one of the top players in the European entertainment lighting market just ten years later? Part of the answer lies in a passion that has driven Elation’s European office since day one. “It’s really incredible to think how much has changed in these 10 years,” comments Frederik Afif, International Sales Manager for Elation Europe and one of a handful of employees who helped to start up Elation Europe in 2010. “We started in a small office with just two sales people and some back-office support, a coffee machine and not much more! I was on the phone constantly, driving to customers all over Europe in a small van, doing demos every day and introducing the Elation brand. We literally called every phone number we could find from production companies, distribution firms, rental companies, anyone who would listen. We worked from early morning until late in the evening driven by a real passion for what we were doing. It was challenging but we were laying the groundwork for relationships that I still have today.”

It’s a passion that still permeates the company.

“Going the extra mile, in the office, on the road, on the plane, always giving a little bit more. That has been one of our keys to success,” Afif says. “It’s a passion you feel when you walk through our offices and still today people who visit us often remark about it.”

Leading the European office is Sales & Marketing Manager Marc Librecht, a lifelong lighting industry pro who came onboard in 2011. “From day one, we’ve made an effort to create a leading brand by offering value and taking care of customers,” he said. “We’ve always been about people, about how we can make a better solution together or solve a problem for a client. That’s what drives us.”

Librecht says that caring attitude starts with the Elation European team. “The fact that we’ve kept our core team together over the years says a lot about who we are. We’re a team that genuinely cares about each other and supports and relies on one another. That’s a big reason behind our success.”

Another employee who has been with the company since its earliest days in Europe is head of R&D and QA Roger Hamers. “My goal from the beginning was to produce really top quality, high end products that would fit into the professional market here in Europe,” he states. “The challenge was to have the right products for the European market. There was a lot of competition in that area of the market at the time but we were confident we could break into that with quality products that had more features while keeping the size down. We put a lot of energy into it so that we could compete here and I think we’ve reached our goal.”

In 2010, Elation had been enjoying success in the US but the Elation brand was new in Europe and finding success there took a different approach. “The European market is a different market than the U.S.,” says Afif, “and we knew we would have to create new products to satisfy our clientele. In the U.S. it was often about bigger and brighter but we had a different requirement, more compact fixtures with a lighter weight.”

A big change came in 2011 when Elation began to cooperate with Netherlands-based Philips Lighting to develop the now industry-standard Platinum lamp. “We were the first company to use their Platinum lamps and it allowed us to produce more compact units but still with a lot of output,” states Hamers, who says that the smaller lamp size and the bright, homogenized beam it created opened up a lot of possibilities. “We were actually the first to come out with a dedicated Beam fixture using the MSD Platinum 5R lamp, the Platinum Beam 5R™. It is the original Beam fixture and soon after other companies followed our lead.” A successful range of products using Platinum lamps followed like the Platinum FLX. “We also worked closely with Philips to lengthen the lamp life by creating more sophisticated cooling systems, systems that we’ve patented. In the end, we got some excellent products out of it and we’re still enjoying the fruits of that cooperation today.”

Elation has showed its innovative nature often over the years and Elation’s European office has been key in the development. In 2011, the company was one of the first in Europe to launch an LED moving head panel and there have been many other milestones like premixed color, quad-color, six-color and Chip on Board (COB) LED technology.

Innovation and hard work helped fuel consistent development in Elation Europe’s early years but growth also came in greater leaps like when Elation launched the Proteus line of IP65 luminaires in 2017, helping to raise the company in Europe to new levels. “The Proteus line opened a lot of doors for us into the top end of the market,” Librecht states of the IP-rated range of luminaires that has become synonymous with weatherproof lighting. “And the development continues,” adds head of R&D Hamers, who notes that Elation started with 30W LED engines just a few years ago and now launches products with LED engines over 900W. The focus on cutting-edge technology has led to a string of industry accolades for innovation with Elation’s Proteus™, Artiste™ and Fuze lines all multiple award winners.

Today, Elation offers what is arguably stage lighting’s most complete toolbox and Elation Europe enjoys a position as one of the gamechangers in the entertainment lighting market in Europe. To mark the company’s decade of achievement in the European entertainment lighting market, Elation Europe will be celebrating the milestone with a variety of special activities in 2021. Like so many other events in 2020, Elation Europe has decided to postpone celebration activities until 2021 when larger groups can again gather safely. “We look forward to the time when we can celebrate our decade of success with our valued partners and friends in the industry,” ends Librecht.

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ChamSys Introduces MagicQ MQ500M Stadium

ChamSys Introduces MagicQ MQ500M Stadium

This new powerhouse offers 256 universes, motorized playback faders, playback encoders and customizable illumination.

SOUTHAMPTON, UK –  ChamSys has made it easier and more seamless than ever for fades to be woven into a greater variety of massive lighting designs with the introduction of the MagicQ MQ500M Stadium console. This new powerhouse, which offers 256 universes of control direct from the console without the need for additional processing nodes, gives designers and programmers greater flexibility at the highest level of show control.

The MagicQ MQ500M Stadium incorporates a robust array of software features that support motorized playback faders, playback encoders and customizable illumination.  Thanks to its motorized function, the playback section can be used for multiple purposes with shortcut buttons to change the function.

With 15 motorized faders and 15 playback encoders per bank — and up to six banks — a total of 180 playbacks can be accessed at the touch of a button. RGB LED illumination enables different colors to be assigned to each individual fader and playback encoder enabling unlimited customization. In keeping with its versatile design, the MQ500M Stadium console supports many different fader modes in addition to the playback mode, enabling the playback section to be used in a wide variety of applications.

The programmer modes give access to intensities for each patched fixture, to groups of fixtures, or to individual channels of a fixture.  The selected modes enable instant access to the intensities or channels of the currently selected fixtures.

The master modes provide instant master control of individual fixtures or groups of fixtures without having to pre-program masters, making it ideal for those live moments when lights are flaring in cameras or key lights need modifying.

Playback encoders can be used in many different ways: controlling intensity, LTP channels, FX size, FX speed, rate and time.  They can also control cue stacks of their own, be tied to the fader playback below, or even control a whole bank of playbacks.

Rugged and ergonomically designed with an inbuilt UPS, the console has two inbuilt full HD multi-touch displays with adjustable viewing angles. The feature-rich MagicQ MQ500M Stadium Wing adds a third full HD multi touch display and doubles the number of fader and encoder playbacks.  Up to five additional touch monitors can be connected to the system via network using the simple Multi-Window PC application giving a total of 8 monitors.

The MagicQ MQ500M is built on the proven reliable MQ500 software which has excelled on 200 universe shows with thousands of fixtures.  Show files are fully compatible between MQ500M, MQ500 and all other ChamSys consoles, making it easy to move between consoles.  Show files unique to ChamSys are both forwards and backwards compatible with the console, eliminating the need to be concerned about software versions.

In addition to its rich feature set of core lighting control, MagicQ MQ500M has inbuilt plot and visualisation, audio timeline editor, and a multi emitter color picker.  The inbuilt 3D palette system and support for external XYZ trackers allow innovative features like Focus line, Focus Hold and tracking of artists and moving objects to be used.

Shows with all 256 universes can be previsualised and preprogrammed on a PC or Mac without additional hardware or dongles and then loaded into the MagicQ MQ500M console. All 256 universes can also be visualised within the inbuilt MagicVis visualiser or with a direct link to 3rd party visualisers such as WYSIWYG, Capture, Vectorworks, Depence and L8.   Both the Patch and the XYZ fixture position can easily be transferred from the chosen visualiser into MagicQ.

The MQ500M Stadium console also has two front pockets with high power USB sockets intended for charging phones and storing small objects. This convenience is just one of the ways that this powerful will make life easier for designers and programmers.


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GIS Launches Two New Lightweight Hoists for Mobile Use

GIS Launches Two New Lightweight Hoists for Mobile Use

Swiss electric chain hoist manufacturer GIS AG has launched two new lightweight D8 products, of 500kg and 1000kg capacity, for mobile use in the entertainment sector.

As riggers continue to demand the lightest possible motors, the LPML and higher capacity LPL chain hoists are both capable of lifting over 40 times their own weight. The LPML weighs a modest 12kg (20kg with 18m lifting height) and delivers a lifting capacity of half a ton. The LPL meanwhile lifts 1000kg, and when fully equipped for an 18m lifting height weighs in at just 39kg (23kg net weight).

The hoists will be introduced as a supplement to the popular GIS D8+ motors, used for static suspension of loads over people. Hoists to the standard D8 specification may also be used for static suspension of loads, but it is essential to have a secondary suspension, such as a load arrestor, for example. The hoists are manufactured in accordance with EN14492 and DIN56950.

Erich Widmer, sales and marketing manager at GIS AG, says, “Both motors are highly robust yet still light, thanks to the aluminium housing and covers. The design of the chain hoists in accordance with protection class IP65 [as standard] protects them against dust and water. This makes them ideal for both mobile and outdoor use. They are extremely quiet running due to closed three-stage transmission with helical gearing and grease permanent lubrication.”

Other standout features, Widmer says, include casehardened profile steel chain with minimum five-fold static safety; modular configuration; quick assembly and disassembly thanks to polygonal couplings; and low maintenance. He added: “In comparison to a round steel chain, the case-hardened profile steel chain offers approx. 15% more capacity with the same nominal diameter. This is one of the main reasons behind the optimisation of the net weight. The skeleton load hook with stable, guided hook safety catch and damping system offers maximum safety.”

A second independent DC spring-loaded brake can be mounted on the existing shaft in just a few steps without the need of a housing extension. Further options include low voltage control, limit switch for highest and lowest hook position, load and path measurement (LPL), trolleys, flight cases and controls.

Thanks to the compact design, both the LPML and the LPL fit in conventional trusses. Transporting the chain hoists from one event to the next can therefore take place while still installed to save space, or in a transport case. The flight case boasts external dimensions of only 800mm x 630mm x 630mm and accommodates four LPML motors.

Read more about the GIS Product Lineup Here.

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Elation launches #ArtistePicasso

Elation launches #ArtistePicasso

The Artiste Picasso™ is a full-featured innovative theatrical-grade framing luminaire.
The Artiste Picasso™ is a full-featured innovative theatrical-grade luminaire featuring a new 620W 6,800K Cool White LED engine with advanced optics that deliver over 23,000 total lumen output, ultra wide and fast 7° to 55° zoom, a full CMY color mixing system producing a full spectrum of shades from pastels to rich saturated colors, linear CTO color correction, 6 dichroic colors including a high 87 CRI filter, 7 rotating/indexing glass and 7 static-stamped metal interchangeable gobos, 4 rotating full blackout framing blades with +/- 45° individual blade rotation, full 360° bi-directional animation wheel, 4-facet and linear rotating prisms and 2 frost filters, internal color, framing, prism, and frost macros, motorized iris with variable pulse effects as well as many other features.

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ChamSys Announces New QuickQ Console

ChamSys Announces New QuickQ Console

The new ChamSys QuickQ series of consoles is designed to put more powerful lighting control in the hands of students, theatre/house of worship volunteers, and programmers, regardless of experience level or budget.

Now it’s more feasible than ever for programmers of all skill levels to take advantage of the benefits offered by the renowned ChamSys operating system. With the new ChamSys QuickQ consoles, users will get a taste of the power and flexibility that has made the company’s more advanced MagicQ lighting consoles the choice of many of the world’s most prominent designers and programmers.

The new ChamSys QuickQ series of consoles is designed to put more powerful lighting control in the hands of students, theatre/house of worship volunteers, and programmers, regardless of experience level or budget. Even established professionals will find the quick and easy console to be a valuable tool for running smaller-scale shows.

Available in three models, QuickQ consoles feature an intuitive smart-phone-like interface, and a conveniently large 9.7” touchscreen. Helpful prompts and videos accelerate the learning process, making it easy even for inexperienced users to set up, program and operate the console.

Among the console’s user-friendly features are easy-to-understand buttons and faders, simple color selection menu, readily accessible intensity control tools, and fingertip controlled zooming and scrolling.

The versatile QuickQ consoles keep users connected, with built in Wi-Fi capabilities that allow it to be controlled from a tablet or phone, both of which can also serve as a second external monitor. Plus, the console comes with free downloadable offline QuickQ programming software for Mac and Windows, including a fully rendered MagicVis visualiser.

QuickQ users can also program their designs on a computer, save them on a flash drive and load them onto the console. Show files can be saved on the console and replayed via the consoles’ simple cue/chase system for playback.

All QuickQ console models use ChamSys’ extensive and continuously updated personality library with over 22,000 fixtures. The consoles support RDM, allowing them to detect, patch and configure RDM compliant fixtures such as the CHAUVET Professional Ovation, COLORado and COLORdash, without the need to address and set the mode manually for every fixture. QuickQ consoles use the new QuickQ software, and their show files are compatible with the more advanced MagicQ show files, which enables users to progress freely throughout the ChamSys range.

The three models in the QuickQ series are:

  • QuickQ 10 – Supports 1 universe, features dedicated hue and saturation control encoders for controlling LED and traditional conventional fixtures and 20 fixture faders.
  • QuickQ 20 – Having all of the features of the QuickQ 10, the QuickQ 20 supports 2 universes and includes 4 Attribute Encoders for controlling moving lights.
  • QuickQ 30 – With all of the features of the QuickQ 20, the QuickQ 30 has 40 fixture faders and supports 4 universes.

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Elation Rayzor 360Z

Elation Rayzor 360Z

is a brilliant compact beam moving effect luminaire with 8° to 77° motorized zoom, fast and precise continuous pan and tilt rotation & pixel control.

The Rayzor 360Z Features include 8° to 77° motorized zoom, fast and precise 16-bit continuous full 360° pan and tilt rotation, pixel control, adjustable color temperature (2,700K – 8,000K), electronic strobe, dimmer, and selectable dimming curve effects, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), and Art-NET support.

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GIS LP500 Hoist

GIS LP500 Hoist

Introducing the GIS LP500 Hoist. The D8 hoist has a SWL of 800KGs and a self-weight of only 22KGs!

The brand-new electric chain hoist LP500 of the Swiss manufacturer GIS calls attention by its performance data. It convinces through a modular assembly and with 60% higher lifting capacity than the D8-motor. The two-stage transmission with helical gearing ensures very quiet running at max. 65dB. Due to protection class IP65 as standard, it is predestined for mobile outdoor use. The second brake for the D8-Plus-Motor can be assembled on the shaft without housing extension. Due to shaft-hub-connections in polygonal-design, maintenance is carried out quickly, easily and without special tools. The warranty for new purchases is now 3 years.

Profile steel chain
The case-hardened and manganese phosphated profile steel chain provides about 15% more capacity at an identical nominal diameter compared to the round steel chain. The higher cross-sectional area reduces wear and increases the lifetime of the chain.

3-stage self-contained gear
All LP electric chain hoists are equipped with a 3-stage self-contained gear. The helical gearing with geometrical optimization ensures extremely quiet running. This allows the handling of loads during events. Thanks to the protection provided by the cover and housing the sound pressure level of the LP is only 65 dB. This makes it one of the quietest motors available on the market.

Easy to maintain
Motor with permanent grease lubrication, proven DC spring-loaded brake and dry-running slipping clutch.
The second independent DC spring-loaded brake for the D8-plus-design can be assembled on the present shaft without using a housing extension.

Polygonal connections
A real innovation is hidden inside the chain hoist. All shaft-hub connections are built to a polygonal design. This allows significantly faster disassembly and assembly during maintenance and reduces service costs.


Protection class IP65
A feature of the hoist is the protection class IP65. It is dust proof and protected against water jets. The LP is perfectly suitable for outside use, even under the most difficult conditions.
On open-air events or on concert tours, the rigger will appreciate the weather resistance and reliability of this electric chain hoist.

Path & load measurement options
For both path and load measuement, additional components and electrical parts can be easily integrated in the chain hoist. On the drive shaft and/or the chain wheel, the installation of incremental or absolute encoders is prepared for path measurement. Special eyebolt and hook suspensions allow easy installation of a load measuring pin for load measurement.

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Elation DTW Blinder

Elation DTW Blinder

Introducing the Elation ‘Dim-to-Warm’ IP Rated Blinders.

The Elation DTW 350IP & 700IP Blinders have accurate renditions of traditional tungsten halogen lamps with extremely smooth dimming, IP rated body and manual adjustable pan focus.

The IP65 rated DTW Blinder 700 IP features (4) high powered 175W 2-in-1 Warm White/Amber COB LEDs while the DTW Blinder 350 IP features (2) high powered 175W 2-in-1 Warm White / Amber COB LEDs.

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They also feature a wide 78° beam angle, full color temperature range control plus independent Dim-to-Warm channel control (1,800K – 3,200K), easily attachable 25° narrow beam filters (included), pixel control, manual adjustable pan focus, variable dimming curve modes, strobe effects, flicker free operation for TV and Film, RDM (Remote Device Management), IP rated DMX and power in/out connections, LCD menu display with 4 touch button control panel, integrated yoke and side mounting brackets, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-250v).


The DTW Series also features other products including the DTW PAR 300 as well as the DTW BAR 1000.

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Elation Fuze Series

Elation Fuze Series

Introducing the Elation Fuze series – homogenized high-power single source LED solution with RGBW color mixing and motorized zoom.

Elation Professional announces launch of the new Fuze Series™ of dynamic LED wash luminaires. Using single-lens RGBW COB LEDs for an extremely homogenized field of light and offering a wide palette of colors, Fuze Series lights are ideal lighting solutions anywhere a wash of high-quality colored light is required.

Available in moving head and IP65-rated PAR versions, single source RGBW color mixing gives fully premixed color looks and an extremely flat field of light. With a lens face that appears as one color instead of individual LED diodes, lighting designers will value Fuze Series fixtures for their non-pixel look as well as their ability to wash a surface or subject without the multi-shadows created from traditional LED wash fixtures. All Fuze Series fixtures offer useful design features including a wide zoom angle range for more precise beam control, full 100% electronic dimming, variable dimming curves and high-speed strobe. The Fuze PAR’s feature an optional gel frame / barn door / snoot holder as well.

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Fuze Wash Z120™:
The Fuze Wash Z120™ is a single source PAR moving head luminaire featuring a 120W quad color RGBW COB LED, 7° to 55° motorized zoom and moving head yoke for easy and flexible positioning.

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Fuze Wash Z350™:
The Fuze Wash Z350™ is a single source PAR moving head luminaire featuring a 350W quad color RGBW COB LED, 10° to 55° motorized zoom and moving head yoke for easy and flexible positioning.

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Fuze PAR Z60 IP™:
The IP65-rated Fuze PAR Z60 IP is a single source PAR luminaire featuring a 60W quad color RGBW COB LED and 7° to 39° motorized zoom. The fixture operates silently for use in noise sensitive environments and dual adjustable yokes allow for precise positioning when mounting on the floor.


Fuze PAR Z120 IP™:
The IP65-rated Fuze PAR Z120 IP™ is a single source PAR luminaire featuring a 120W quad color RGBW COB LED and 7° to 55° motorized zoom. The fixture operates silently for use in noise sensitive environments and dual adjustable yokes allow for precise positioning when mounting on the floor.


Common features
All fixtures in the Fuze Series are DMX controllable and RDM ready. They include 3- and 5-pin DMX in/out and Powercon in/out connections and users can easily power and data link multiple fixtures together for quick installation and customizable setups. The Fuze Par Z60 IP and Fuze Par Z120 IP include a 4-button touch control panel and LCD menu display for easy hands-on addressing with easy-to-read fixture menus and messages. The Fuze Wash Z120 and Fuze Wash Z350 include a 7-button control panel.

All Fuze Series fixtures operate flicker free for use in TV and other broadcast applications and an auto-sensing power supply covers worldwide voltages and frequencies. The Fuze Series offers all the benefits of LED like greater reliability and less maintenance and consumes little power for a lower cost of ownership. With a long LED life rating, service intervals are few and far between.

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ChamSys MQ500

ChamSys MQ500

ChamSys is pleased to announce the MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console, their latest console with control for up to 200 universes direct from the console.



The MagicQ MQ500 Stadium enables shows to be designed from concept to reality including lighting, media, LED and scenic design.

The MQ500 Stadium is a new control console from ChamSys designed to operate at the highest level of show control. It enables shows to be designed from concept to reality including lighting, media, LED and scenic design.

The MQ500 Stadium features dual multi touch displays in full HD with adjustable viewing angle and gesture support, has inbuilt MagicVis 3D visualiser with high quality beam and gobo rendering.

The console supports up to 200 universes onboard direct from the console without the need for external processing.  MagicHD media server runs on board enabling pixelmapping to all 200 universes.

It also includes an intensity wheel and 100mm split crossfaders for theatre control, and incorporates 42 fader and executor playbacks for live busking.

ChamSys MQ500



  • Dual Inbuilt 15″ displays
  • Full HD 1920×1080 resolution
  • Adjustable display viewing angle
  • Multi touch with gesture support
  • 200 universes direct from the console (licensed above 64)
  • Inbuilt MagicVis Visualiser with full rendering of beams and gobos
  • Inbuilt MagicHD Media Player for pixel mapping onto 200 universes
  • Playback section with 30 Playbacks (15 full fader, 15 flash)
  • 12 multi purpose Macro/Executes/Playbacks
  • RGB function indication for every Playback
  • Programming section with Intensity Wheel and 100mm crossfaders for Theatre
  • Dedicated Grand Master fader and DBO button
  • Dedicated Goto, Time, Head, Flip, Pair Buttons
  • Modular design for easier maintenance
  • Comfortable arm rest
  • Adjustable external monitor arm with VESA mount
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK


Rear Panel Includes:

  • Modular design – rear tray with PSU, processor and DMX card removes easily
  • Powerful processor and graphics chipset
  • Future proofed processor module design
  • 110 to 240 VAC input via powercon
  • Inbuilt UPS
  • Network Switch with 4 Ethercon ports
  • 4 DMX ports
  • 4 USB (2 locking)
  • MIDI in and out
  • LTC in and out
  • Audio input
  • Remote input


Stadium Software:

  • 200 universes – no external processing required
  • Inbuilt MagicVis visualisation including blind visualisation during show
  • Pixelmapping from internal MagicHD media player
  • Show files interchangeable with all existing MagicQ consoles
  • Dedicated legending for all 8 Attribute encoders
  • Full Cue Stack legending for all Playbacks
  • Open interfaces for communication with 3rd party show control systems
  • Flexible window organisation with drap and snap
  • Multi touch based Quick Move and Quick Copy
  • Multi touch gestures including scrolling and zooming

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Capture Atlas released

Capture Atlas released

Capture Atlas has been released and boasts a range of new features including better design views and physically based rendering.

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  • Presentation file

    Presentation file

    Export your project as a small EXE file so that it can be viewed without having capture installed.

  • Focus on target

    Focus on target

    Right click to focus on a specific point & save the pan/tilt information as a pallet on your controller.

  • Shutter visualization

    Shutter visualization

    Capture supports frost filter, barndoor and shutter cut visualization.

  • Plots & Paperwork

    Plots & Paperwork

    Easily create plots, reports & other paperwork in Capture

  • Design Views

    Design Views

    Capture introduces some major changes in how the views of Capture behave.

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  • Physically Based Rendering

    Physically Based Rendering

    Capture introduces “Physically Based Rendering” providing a more realistic lighting response from surfaces and improves the look of materials in the visualizer.

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  • Complete Library

    Complete Library

    Full AtlaBase library of Objects, Filters, Materials, Gobos, motion controllers, Lighting Fixtures, Media Fixtures (LED Screens, Projectors Lasers etc) with on-demand addition of missing items.


What’s new
The main new features of Capture Atlas are physical based rendering and new design view behavior, which you can read more about in the following blog posts:
Physically based rendering in Capture Atlas
New design views in Capture Atlas

For an overview of all new features of Capture Atlas, please read:
Key features of Capture Atlas

Minimum requirements
Capture Atlas offers new rendering settings that allow for greater flexibility of rendering quality vs. performance and does not introduce any new hardware requirements as compared to Capture Argo. In order to run Capture Atlas on Mac OS X, version 10.9 or higher is required. For Windows, a 64-bit installation of Windows 7 or higher is required.

Argo and Polar compatibility
Project files made with Capture Polar and Capture Argo open right away in Capture Atlas. Project files created (or resaved) in Capture Atlas cannot be opened in neither Capture Polar nor Capture Argo. Capture Atlas does offer the ability to export a project to Capture Argo though.

Upgrades from Polar and Argo
Upgrades from Capture Polar and Capture Argo to Capture Atlas can be purchased through The Production Warehouse.

Capture Polar and Argo to Atlas Upgrade Paths

The future and upgrades
It is Captures ambition to release a new product once per year and when a new product is released, our existing customers will be offered to upgrade their licenses to the same edition of the new product. You can read more about their intentions in this blog post.

Capture Atlas Student Edition
A Student Edition of Capture Atlas will be made available within a couple of weeks of the release of Capture Atlas. Please check our web site or follow us in Facebook or Twitter to learn first!

Capture Atlas Comparison Table

Capture Atlas Comparison Table

Capture Atlas Comparison Table

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GIS LPM250 Hoist

GIS LPM250 Hoist

The new GIS LPM D8 hoist has a SWL of 320KGs and a self-weight of only 12KGs!

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With a weight of only 12 kg, the LPM is the lightest among the electrical chain hoists in the entertainment industry. It is modern and compact in design with modular construction. The 3-stage transmission and the 5-pocket chain wheel lead to very
quiet running in operation. The slipping clutch is outside the drive train.

Below you will find a couple of arguments which speak for the LPM hoist:

Profile steel chain
The phosphate coated and casehardened profile steel load chain enables a chain diameter 7 % smaller than round steel chain with the same load capacity. This allows a more compact design of the drive mechanism, which reduces the weight of the hoist.

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Spring brake
The DC spring brake allows safe braking of the load with minimal overrun. This proven brake system is highly reliable and easy to maintain. A second brake can easily be mounted on the existing shaft and optionally independently monitored.

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Chain container
Due to the slewable suspension of the chain container, the electric chain hoist can be used as a stationary or climbing hoist without modification. With mobile use on tour, the resulting time saving is particularly valued by the stage crew.

GIS Profile ChainGIS LPM 250 hoist

Polygonal connections
A real innovation is hidden inside the chain hoist. All shaft-hub connections are built to a polygonal design. This allows significantly faster disassembly and assembly during maintenance and reduces service costs.


Protection class IP65
A feature of the design is the protection class IP65, it is both dust-tight and protected against water jets. With its compact and robust design, the LPM is ideally suited for outdoor use.

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Video: Lectrix Distribution Boards

Video: Lectrix Distribution Boards

Introducing the Lectrix Roadie Series Distribution Boards with contactor protection for under/over voltage protection.

Some of the products features:

– Intelligent power control and monitoring

– Programmable current, frequency & voltage limits

– Instant “neutral drop” detection

– Remote monitoring and cascading via LAN or GSM (optional extra)

– Multi-meter & indicator lights can operate from 110V to 400V

– Fault light indicating phase & neutral inverse for both inputs

– Emergency key-switch bypass

– Dual inputs with C/O switch (63A/125A Variants)

– Various socket combinations available

– Available in 63A, 125A or 250A Powerlock variations

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Video: Inside the Elation FLX

Video: Inside the Elation FLX

Have a look inside the award winning Elation Platinum FLX as it adapts its optics between beam, spot & wash mode.

The new award winning Platinum FLX™ is an innovative full featured patent pending design 3-in-1 luminaire which can be utilized as a beam, spot, or wash fixture delivering comparable output to 1,200W fixtures.

It features 1.8° to 18° zoom in beam mode and 2.9° to 25° zoom in spot mode, 6° – 42° zoomable wash / frost effect, full CMY color mixing plus linear CTO color correction.

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Elation ACL360 Series

Elation ACL360 Series

Elation launches the affordable ACL360 Series fixtures with full 360° continuous pan and tilt rotation.

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Products include the ACL360i (Single 60W RGBW LED), ACL360 Bar (7 x Individually controllable 15W RGBW LEDs), & ACL360 Matrix (25 x Individually controllable 15W RGBW LEDs)

All of these advanced collimator optic lens fixtures include fast and precise16-bit full 360° continuous pan and tilt rotation, full individual pixel control, strobe, and selectable dimming curve effects, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), KlingNET™ and Art-NET support.

Product Pages: ACL360i, ACL360 Bar, ACL360 Matrix

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Elation E-fly Transceiver

Elation E-fly Transceiver

The E-FLY™ Transceiver. Affordable, Powerful, Battery operated W/DMX

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The E-FLY™ Transceiver is a high-powered wireless DMX Transceiver (Transmitter/Receiver in one) that is compatible with other E-FLY™ and products and includes a rechargeable battery, which provides a solution for remote applications where access to power is a challenge. Connected to a DMX Controller, the E-FLY™ Transceiver will provide a constant and reliable wireless DMX signal up to 2,500 feet (762m) to other Elation E-FLY™ products. The 2.4 GHz wireless frequency will coexist in busy RF environments alongside technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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Elation Platinum HFX™

Elation Platinum HFX™

The Platinum HFX™ is a new compact addition to Elation””s award-winning family of hybrid beam, spot and wash luminaires.

Designed for a wide variety of professional stage and special event applications, the Platinum HFX rounds out Elation’s already successful family of hybrid fixtures, which includes the Platinum SBX and award-winning Platinum FLX, offering clear advantages over traditional multi-function moving heads.

Featuring new lamp technology and an innovative optical system, the Platinum HFX does the work of three luminaires in one. The intelligent optical system can mechanically switch between Beam, Spot and Wash modes quickly and accurately with beam angle range differing in each mode. Beam mode and Spot mode perform under their own independent optical systems resulting in a narrower beam angle and brighter central point in Beam mode (2.3° to 15°), a uniform, clearer and brighter spot field under Spot mode (3° to 22°) and a higher-quality flat field Wash effect (10° to 34°).

The Platinum HFX uses the new 280W Philips™ MSD Platinum 14R lamp and can emit up to 12,000 lumens of power, an output comparable to 700W discharge fixtures for substantial energy savings.
A superior light quality (7,800K, 80 CRI) and uniform flat field of light with a consistent field is maintained throughout the zoom range.

Design features
The Platinum HFX’s full-featured design includes plenty of color and graphics options. It offers 13 dichroic colors including UV and a new quad color (RGBY) filter, as well as CTO and CTB color correction. A variety of useful graphics are housed in two gobo wheels, one with 8 rotating, interchangeable gobos and the other with 12 static-stamped gobos. Beam multiplication for a host of effects can be achieved with the included 8-facet, 10-facet and infinity linear rotating prisms. A wash frost filter is also included. The Platinum HFX also houses a high-speed strobe, mechanical iris and an electronic dimmer.

Control and connection convenience
The Platinum HFX is controllable via 3 DMX modes (17/19/26 channels) and includes a 6-button touch control panel with a full-color 180° reversible LCD menu display that makes for easy navigation through DMX and manual settings. The fixture includes a host of other standard features like professional-grade Neutrik 5-pin DMX In/Out and PowerCON In/Out connections along with Art-Net support via RJ45 Ethernet In/Out connections. The Platinum HFX is also RDM (Remote Device Management) ready and houses a universal switch-mode power supply for use anywhere in the world.

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ChamSys MQ80

ChamSys MQ80

ChamSys announces the new MagicQ MQ80 compact console – 24 universes direct from the console.

The MQ80 has a large central touch screen, full size faders and blazing fast graphics for a great response when working with media.

12,288 DMX channels in a compact package, proven to run at full speed with all channels fully patched via ArtNet, sACN, PathPort Net and ShowNet. In addition there are 4 fully patchable direct DMX outputs on the rear panel, MIDI, SMPTE, a 4 port network switch and a built in uninterruptible power supply.

MagicQ Compact consoles are designed to travel. The current line, in their soft cases, are all “carry-on” compliant for any airline in the world. The slightly larger MQ80 will fit in standard checked luggage in a flight case.

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Hazebase base*low*pro

Hazebase base*low*pro

New From Hazebase; The base*low*pro is a CO2 Low flying fogger like no other.

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This produces a Dense Low Fog when used in conjunction with the hazebase base*classic or base*high*power foggers.

The fog height is controllable via adjustable air supply; with 1KG, 2KG & 3KG CO2 per min options.

This device also features a touch screen control panel to fully utilize control capabilities like Art-Net, DMX, Analogue & RDM.

This Machine, Like most Haze Base Products, comes standard in an Amptown Flightcase.

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Elation Sniper 2R

Fast, precise and powerful! The new Sniper 2R™ is a revolutionary new hybrid effects projector, scanner and laser simulator

Featuring new lamp technology, the MSD Platinum 2R Lamp at 132 W / 6,000 hours.

Capable of producing powerful and precise beam and laser like effects – including liquid sky, laser wave, and laser cones, all moving at speeds never seen before .

The main functions include a X / Y scan and Z rotation mirror system, 3 facet rotating prism, variable speed shutter / dimmer / strobe, 14 dichroic colors, 17 static gobos including beam reduction gobos, 5pin DMX and powerCON in/out connections, 4 button control panel, 220W max power consumption, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (120-240v).

Sniper Lightshow Demo:

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