The Secret Alchemy of an Arena Show: PRG Uses BlackTrax to Track Performers, 200 LED Balls and Lighting

© PRG XL Video exhibition hall at the Prolight + Sound 2016

Outperforming any competition in terms of visual innovation and performance, at Stand FH01 in Hall 2 between 4-7 April 2017, PRG XL Video will replicate several real-world entertainment scenarios, astounding Prolight + Sound 2017 attendees.

The key focal point will be a giant arena show demo area. Imagineers’ bright! were brought in to design the set and stage as well as media content. “We used BlackTrax as an integral part of the design process,” said Michael Giegerich, Managing Director at bright!

Beacons from BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system will be discreetly fitted to the clothing of German pop artists Foxos. We are tracking an area of approximately 20x35m in which the performer can move around and interact with the stage kinetic. The tracking signs is further used to influence on live rendered video content which is used on the 12000 x 3600 pixel wide video canvas.

The BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system will be configured instantly to track and manipulate lighting LIVE as well as an eye-watering 200 LED ‘balls’. The LED balls will be able to move up and down 30 feet in the air suspended above show visitors.

“Every year we do a demo show that wow’s visitors and this year it’s an arena theme. Being in the stand to demonstrate our capabilities with BlackTrax is very exciting, and we’ll be able to chat with interested visitors and talk about how we do what we do!” said Morten Carlsson, Chief Marketing Officer EMEA at PRG XL Video.

Literally hundreds of arena shows, entertainment venues, concerts, visual spectaculars, visitor attractions, museums, learning and cultural centers across the globe today are taking advantage of the accurate, highly reliable BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system. BlackTrax hand  built in Canada, can fit most applications and a growing group of global Experts support those end applications 24/7, regardless of location.

Demonstrating industry-wide acceptance for use in tracking of lighting and projection mapping, BlackTrax demos will take centre stage at the Panasonic Booth, Hall 4, Stand C40 in collaboration with d3 Technologies, Painting with Light and the Dynamic Projection Institute.

BlackTrax will be central to the moving projection mapping demo at the Green Hippo booth Hall 4, Stand D52.

Also at prolight+sound 2017, wysiwyg lighting design, previsualisation software and Vivien virtual event designer can be seen on the Arcus Licht- und Präsentationstechnik GmbH stand in Hall 4, Stand F10.


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Contact: Katinka Allender

K-Communications & Associates