CAST Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation at Prolight+Sound

Celebrating our 25-year anniversary, CAST Group of Companies Inc. attended Prolight + Sound 2019 in Frankfurt, April 2-5. Attendees enjoyed an interactive demonstration powered by BlackTrax, designed by Meptik, to spotlight the power of real-time tracking and automation, and to check out the new features wysiwyg has in store.

BlackTrax and wysiwyg representatives were readily on hand throughout the entire Prolight + Sound show to answer questions and discuss solutions to create limitless possibilities in the entertainment industry. wysiwyg proudly showcased its new VR feature and announced the release of a much-wanted 64-bit version of the pioneer lighting design program.

For this year’s demo, BlackTrax integrated with lighting, via Luminex merge node, 3D immersive audio, through the L-Acoustics L-ISA system, media and projection through disguise media servers and Notch VFX, camera tracking and augmented reality, using Panasonic’s PTZ cameras, disguise and Notch VFX. BlackTrax continues to expand its long list of integrations, enabling other technologies to do so much more by simply receiving and utilizing real-time motion tracking data.

Meptik’s vision for this year’s demo performance was to use the power of BlackTrax real-time tracking as the central hub, interconnecting all the latest entertainment and production technologies into one seamless automated performance. Meptik brings years of expertise in interactive media installation and real-time content visuals, bridging the gap between art and technology. It was a pleasure to work with such imaginative and innovative partners and we have plenty of plans for future collaborations.

BlackTrax’s latest integration with broadcast cameras has evolved to become an entire ecosystem consisting of camera control, automation functionality and enablement of augmented reality for live and broadcast productions, and post production positional data capture. As such, we are very proud to have announced the introduction and addition of CONVRG, which was demoed for the first time at Prolight + Sound 2019. CONVRG is currently showcased at NAB in Las Vegas as part of the Panasonic Smart Studio demo space.

Prolight + Sound 2019 was a remarkable success, leaving all those who visited our booth with a sense of awe, not to mention their minds blown, at the possibilities that can be realized, using BlackTrax real-time tracking and wysiwyg.



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Established in 1994, Toronto Canadian-based software and hardware developer, CAST Software is a member of the CAST Group of Companies Inc. CAST Software serves its core markets in entertainment production, special events and meetings.

CAST’s award-winning flagship software products are wysiwyg – lighting design and previsualization suite, and Vivien – Event Designer and the new real-time tracking technology, BlackTrax.

All products are designed and created in-house and supported by an established global distribution and re-seller network.