Projected Image Digital (PID), provider of digital media server products, digital content, training and programming services, is showcasing several new products at PLASA 2004. PID will show Element Labs' VersaTile LED tiles and Versa Tube, new gobos from Beacon AB and Projected Image UK, and the following new products:
myRAD from IRAD
From IRAD, developers of the RADlite digital media server, PID previews the myRAD software, an entry-level introduction to the RADlite family and a low-cost alternative for creating visual effects via DMX controllers.
Catalyst V3 and DV v1.0 digital media servers from High End Systems
The Catalyst V3 digital media server provides four to six layers of streaming video playback with dual or single output options. The latest Catalyst Pro v3.2 Media Server and Catalyst Pro v3.2 software allow users to create virtual scenery with up to six layers of digital media and highly flexible real-time rendered visual effects.
The DL1 has the ability to incorporate almost unlimited media content into one fixture and gives complete, real-time control when used in conjunction with Catalyst Software. Images can be pulled from DVDs, videos, graphics libraries and other media sources and projected onto any surface. It also allows the projection of laser-like aerial effects and, using the motion control, imagery can be projected anywhere in a 3-D space. Full control is retained over image sizes and focus, and the digital projection facilities offer a flat, even field with a high contrast ratio.
PixelMAD is an Apple Macintosh-based system enabling video playback to be input to DMX devices (e.g. lighting fixtures), dramatically reducing programming time for producing complex patterns and effects. Multiple QuickTime movies can be mixed in layers together on screen, and output as DMX, which is then sent to the chosen lighting fixtures/surface.
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