(Birmingham, UK) Held at Birmingham’s NEC from 12-14 September, the PRO show – sister to the long established BPM show – is the latest trade show to cater to the Professional AV industry in the UK. Exhibiting for the second time, CHAUVET Professional took the opportunity to unveil several new products at its stand. What’s more, CHAUVET’s incredible roster of fixtures could be seen at the centrally located CHAUVET Arena, a club-like area which stimulated great interest among the thousands of visitors.
“PRO was a real success for us,” said CHAUVET General Manager for Europe Michael Brooksbank. “Visitor numbers were up at our stand on last year, and the Arena provided the perfect opportunity to show off some of our best-selling fixtures in their natural habitat.”
The PVP X3, CHAUVET’s LED display panel featuring a tight 3.9 mm pixel pitch and SMD 2121 black body Tri-Colour (red, green, blue) LEDs, created a big stir among those in the video and visuals industries. With standard illuminance of 1,560 NITS (adjustable up to 2,100 NITS) and wide 130° viewing angle, the PVP X3 delivers brilliant colour reproduction and exceptional clarity at both close-range and far-range distances over a broad spectating area. Ideal for touring as well as permanent installations, the lightweight 8.5 kg (18.7 lb.) panel is easy to assemble into video screens and walls of all sizes. It features magnetic LED modules for easy road replacement, and low power consumption (115W), which allows large sections of wall to be powered from a single circuit.
Another well-received addition was CHAUVET Professional’s multi format white warm LED strobe wash, the STRIKE 4. Featuring four independently focusable 100W COB (Chip On Board) LEDs, the fixture offers great coverage and flexibility, along with smooth 16-bit dimming control for incandescent-style fades. Automated strobe effects make the STRIKE 4 great for use as an audience blinder as well, whilst its individual manual pan control of each LED pod and adjustable PWM are ideal for on-camera applications.
Last but by no means least, CHAUVET Professional presented its new Rogue RH1 Hybrid, a fixture which is taking the much championed Rogue series to new levels. Combining a powerful beam and spot effect in one compact unit, this amazingly versatile light can produce a tight beam angle of 1°-4.5° in Beam Mode, and a Zoom angle of 5°-19° in Spot Mode, for an array of beam size options. Plus, it’s got an added Frost feature for use as a wash effect as well. Powered by a 330-watt 8000K Osram Sirius lamp, the Rogue RH1 Hybrid offers a designer’s “dream palette” of mind-blowing visual effects, including: two layerable prisms (5- and 8-facet); two gobo wheels; and 13 vibrant colours. Two DMX profiles – 25- or 30-channel – give users programming flexibility.
“At CHAUVET Professional, we put a lot of thought into developing products that meet lighting professionals’ ‘wish list’ and offer the performance enhancements and features that our customers demand, so we were very excited to display our latest offerings at PRO 2015,” concluded Brooksbank, “What’s more, we’re exceptionally pleased at the feedback we’ve been getting both about our products and about the show itself, which, in our opinion, has the potential to be one of the most important for the UK market.”