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    Tending to complexity in buoyant AV market

Tending to complexity in buoyant AV market

Capitalising on EU cash for public projects, Polish AV has matured into a stable and vibrant market that shows no signs of slowing down, says Adrian Pennington.

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    What has been the most important tech development in production?

What has been the most important tech development in production?

With this year marking the 20th anniversary of the Prolight+Sound trade show, we asked four production professionals what they believe has had the most significant impact on event production since the show was launched.

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    The Olympic challenge

The Olympic challenge

Clive Couldwell takes a peek at the constantly changing International Olympic Committee Museum in Lausanne which took over a year and a host of AV experts to complete and its latest, temporary exhibition.

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    Getting the measure of good audio

Getting the measure of good audio

Roland Hemming asks how do you know if your audio system sounds any good?

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    Dolby’s Oscar-worthy audio

Dolby’s Oscar-worthy audio

A transformation of epic proportions takes place for the Oscars as the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles is morphed from movie screening environment to awards ceremony venue. Zoe Mutter speaks to Dolby’s v-p worldwide content services, David Gray, about creating Academy Award-worthy audio for the event.

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    Sundance: The new frontier

Sundance: The new frontier

The way immersive technologies such as virtual reality are influencing the cinematic experience has been explored at the Sundance Film Festival. Zoe Mutter talks to Shari Frilot, curator of its New Frontier exhibition, about groundbreaking installation projects and how emerging tech is opening up the possibilities for cinema.

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    Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

The amplification experts at Powersoft have had an enormous impact on the pro-audio landscape thanks to their high power amp modules and rack amps. Zoe Mutter travelled to the HQ in Florence to hear the company’s fascinating story from its founding members.

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    Next-gen nautical

Next-gen nautical

The London Boat Show was propelled into the digital era this year by Drive Productions and Mo-Hawk. Zoe Mutter examines how their teams created an immersive visitor experience through the imaginative use of technology.

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The canvas of the future

  The canvas of the future

Large-scale 3D projection mapping was the star of the show at an extravaganza of open-air digital art in Adelaide. Zoe Mutter explores the techniques used to convert inanimate buildings into vast canvases.

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Breaking the venue mould

  Breaking the venue mould

The meetings business is booming and it’s increasingly dependent on AV. But as clients prioritise the need to communicate, venue needs are changing, says Peter Lloyd.

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People: Chris Richards, technical director, Jack Morton

  People: Chris Richards, technical director, Jack Morton

Richards began his career working as an AV technician at Samuelson Communications before moving into freelance production management for a number of years. After taking on the role of senior production manager with PCI Fitch, Richards joined the Jack Morton team as technical director in 2005.

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4K begins to dawn on the business market

  4K begins to dawn on the business market

What Is 4K? Dig beneath the surface and you soon uncover a maze of acronyms, numbers and unresolved debates. Adrian Pennington investigates the current state of the technology.

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Looking ahead to a digital future

  Looking ahead to a digital future

On a recent trip to Crestron’s US home, Clive Couldwell surveyed the company’s inner workings, learned just what makes the company tick and discussed future product development.

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People: Jason Kane

  People: Jason Kane

Group Director of IT, BuroHappold Engineering.

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Putting value first

  Putting value first

Is the idea of value engineering a threat to AV or only a problem if projects aren’t right to start with? Peter Lloyd argues that a better AV planning process could benefit the industry and its clients.

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Having the power at your fingertips

  Having the power at your fingertips

Whether it be education or business, touch-sensitive technology is supporting dynamic and realtime interaction. Paul Bray finds out who’s buying, specifing and implementing its use.

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Good sound is a combined effort

  Good sound is a combined effort

Roland Hemming looks at what’s right and wrong with audio system designs and when you might consider taking on outside help.

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Online, instore with multimedia events

  Online, instore with multimedia events

We used just to go clothes shopping but these days finding the sharpest fashions at the keenest prices is no longer enough. Many of us seem to expect a fully immersive, interactive, multimedia experience before we’ll part with a sou. Paul Bray reports.

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The joy of networking

  The joy of networking

Integrating AV infrastructure with existing IT networks should no longer be a battle of mindsets. Nevertheless, there are still challenges according to leading consultants, integrators and network suppliers, reports Brian Davis.

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Spanish market optimism signals AV growth

  Spanish market optimism signals AV growth

Slowly emerging from recession, growth in the Spanish AV economy is being led by digital signage with intriguing opportunities around the internet of things, says Adrian Pennington.

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Terminal 2: Queen of the airside shoppers

  Terminal 2: Queen of the airside shoppers

Clive Couldwell reviews the groundbreaking audio and visual elements airside shoppers can now experience in the World Duty Free store at London Heathrow’s Terminal 2.

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