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Review: The TRX Series, from City Theatrical and Philips Color Kinetics

Review: The TRX Series, from City Theatrical and Philips Color Kinetics

Not long ago, Philips Color Kinetics introduced the next generation of Color Blast’s: The TRX Series. Adding 2 new colors to the standard regimen of Red, Green, and Blue, these new Color Blasts called for a more intelligent power supply.  Providing this new backbone is City Theatrical and the new PDS-750 TRX Power and Data […]

Review: Wybron Cygnus VN100 LED Fixture

Review: Wybron Cygnus VN100 LED Fixture

I knew Wybron was launching a new light- some articles can be found here, here, and (of course) here. I remember seeing it at LDI last year, but to my fault I passed it over. I was not prepared for the light that I pulled out of the box that UPS handed me. Spec wise it’s got it […]

Review: Scenex Lighting Ignition LED Base 4 Truss Toner

Review: Scenex Lighting Ignition LED Base 4 Truss Toner

Scenex Lighting would like to introduce the Ignition LED Base 4.  The Base 4 is a strong contender for the ultimate truss up lighter.  Designed to fit exactly inside a 12 x 12 inch stick of box truss, the Base 4 features a square array of LED’s.  This places the 10 degree RGB LED’s in […]

Light Painting With Clay Paky at ACT Lighting

Light Painting With Clay Paky at ACT Lighting

I was recently invited to the ACT Lighting office in New Jersey to take a look at the Clay Paky line up of Fixtures. ACT Lighting recently became a distributor of Clay Paky in the United States and wanted to show off the line up of fixtures. The gents at ACT Lighting setup one of […]

Review: iPad App: Notability

Review: iPad App: Notability

As a student of the school of all things Apple, there is a distinct advantage to being able to carry my iPad around without a laptop and other tools that we used to use for learning and note taking.  With the app store, when you run into a problem, you find a digital tool to […]

Review: BrickBlaster Pro RGBW LED Fixture

Review: BrickBlaster Pro RGBW LED Fixture

I mentioned the BrickBlaster Pro LED fixture a couple of weeks after LDI this past year in Vegas.  My late writing about the BrickBlaster Pro is a prime example of how large industry trade shows can be.  I totally missed seeing The Black Tank company on the show floor.  Lucky for me, a friend emailed […]

Review: Interactive Technologies CueServer Express

Review: Interactive Technologies CueServer Express

The different styles of lighting control available to us are staggering.  It seems as though each manufacturer puts a twist on how we can manipulate lumens, as well as “barrow” things from each.  One company that has separated themselves from the pack is Interactive Technologies.  While most manufacturers offer a hardware interface to select and […]

Review: Martin Professional Mac101 LED Moving Head

Review: Martin Professional Mac101 LED Moving Head

At LDI 2010, the US Lighting Community was introduced to the Martin Mac101 LED Moving Light. If you walked past the Martin Professional booth on the half hour, your eyes were immediately drawn in by these little tiny moving lights stuck all over the martin booth dancing and color mixing to the music.  Your eyes […]

Review: Fixture Tester iOS App

Review: Fixture Tester iOS App

Back towards the end of November, a new lighting app came out in iTunes for Bart van Stiphout called Fixture Tester.  Bart was kind enough to provide a review copy of the app for me to write a review of the app.  But what is Fixture Tester? The Fixture Tester App is exactly as it […]

The Best Holiday Present – The DodoCase for the iPad

The Best Holiday Present – The DodoCase for the iPad

I think I am still in recovery mode from this past weekend.  Let’s just say it was a “festive” time!  I have to write about one of the best presents I received this holiday season, the DodoCase for the iPad. I was actually expecting to get this, but I never give my hope up when […]

Book Review: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

Book Review: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

A couple of weeks again I mentioned a new book out on the market named Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology.  The author, Matthew Haber was kind enough to provide me with an evaluation copy to write a review of the book here on iSquint.net. I always like to start a review by what […]

Review: Nooks Ultimate Punt Pages DVD

Review: Nooks Ultimate Punt Pages DVD

A couple months before LDI this year, the Academy of Production Technology announced the arrival of their latest training tool, Nook’s Ultimate Punt Pages DVD.  No, it is not a training DVD for football kickers on how to punt the ball correctly, that is just silly.  Punting is the US term for running a lighting […]