The Visual Productions' Hungarian distributor Colossal has recently been involved in two beautiful lighting installations using the CueCore.
The first installation was for the restaurant called Prime Steak and Wine in Budapest. The CueCore is at the heart of the DMX network. In terms of lighting, the CueCore controls all the ambient lighting, the LED fixtures, the RBG colouring of 2 columns. The CueCore is also used to control the heating system on the terrace and the magnetic lock of the entrance door.
The CueCore has been programmed by Csaba Csanadi. He utilizes many of the features of the CueCore allowing for great flexibility but little work for the client . Says Csanadi,“There’s a slow transition between day and night light mode as well. It is scheduled to start 2 hours before sunset and nobody can notice it.”
There are a number of pre programmed scenes for events as well. For example the waiters can choose zones where they can activate a birthday show and the lighting changes to illuminate and highlight that zone. These scenes can be recalled and selected via an iPad user interface. The OSC protocol connects the CueCore to an iPad with TouchOSC App installed.
The CueCore is truly an important device in the restaurant. The owners were so impressed by the versatile and beautiful lighting that they asked Csanadi to install and program the lighting in their new restaurant “Fire”. Again by utilizing the CueCore Csanadi has delivered a highly creative and functional solution for his customer.
Visual Productions will be exhibiting at ISE 2015, the Amsterdam based tradeshow in February.
Visitors to the show will find us in Hall 10-S118.
Please do use the following code to pre-register for free entry to the show: 913358 www.iseurope.org
During the show we will be available to demonstrate the range of cross-platform software and Solid-State, multi protocol hardware lighting controllers that we manufacture. These include the CueluxPro software, solid-state CueCore and the new Cuety App which will shortly be available for resale.
If you are interested to find out more, please contact Sales Manager, Zoe Castle, directly to book a meeting.
We look forward to welcoming you on our stand!
Thank you very much for your continued support of and interest in our lighting control products during 2014. We look forward to working with you again in 2015, in particular with the new Cuety, when it is available during the new year!
We wish you a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for a good and busy 2015!
Thank you and greetings from the Visual Productions Team.
Zoe, Maarten, Jurrien, Julien, Thijs and Maarten
We will close for Christmas Friday 19th December at 17.30 and open again for business on Tuesday 30th December.
We will also be closed on New Years Day, Thursday 1 January 2015.
We wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for your support and business during 2014 and we look forward to working with you again in 2015!
Greetings Zoë, Maarten, Jurriën, Julien, Maarten & Thijs
LDI 2014, in Las Vegas, sees Visual Productions debuting with their own stand, booth #1662.
We will be demonstrating the eagerly awaited Cuety iPad lighting control:
Cuety is a new generation lighting controller that turns your iPad into a powerful lighting console. Cuety is designed for the entry-level entertainment market, therefor it is easy to use and budget friendly. Cuety enables you to take full advantage of the iPad’s mobility and multi-touch display. The controller has full support for moving heads, LEDs, conventional lighting and DMX controlled special effects.
We invite you to visit our stand during LDI. If you would like to reserve a specific day and time to discuss Cuety and our full range of lighting control solutions please contact us directly:
Please email Sales Manager, Zoe Castle with your meeting request for LDI 2014.
We will also have on show our the software and hardware solutions for live and fixed installations, including CueluxPro and the CueCore.
We thank you and look forward to seeing you soon!
Visual Productions is looking for a bright software engineer to help build the best control software in the lighting industry. It is a technically challenging job; we use various state of the art technologies to create platform-agnostic software for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android.
Our target systems cover:
- C++ cross-platform applications
- ARM based real-time embedded systems
- Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485 protocols
From our Haarlem based office we offer a full-time job with good conditions. Please contact us for more details.
Visual Productions' new distributor for Mexico is the company Led4Skys. The director, Ricardo Flores is a man familiar to many in the nightclub industry with his designs and installations becoming legendary not only in Mexico but also world-wide. As a lighting designer working in the 1970's Flores specialized in using the latest, innovative equipment in the development of sound and lighting for the club industry. Today his designs reflect his on-going dedication to taking club installations into a new dimension with the use of innovative, interactive equipment.
Recently Led4Skys finished their first installation using the Visual Productions lighting control products. The project was for the Night club, Dady'O. Located in the centre of Cancun, Mexico, Dady'O is one of the most popular dance clubs in the world.
Flores created a new design and build for the sound booth and also the remodel of the ceiling with a LED installation. Thus complementing and bringing up to date his initial design and installation from 25 years ago.
Luis Angel, Led4Skys technical installation specialist, choose to use the Visual Productions products in order to enhance the interaction possibilities via the CueCore's multi-protocol availability. Angel used CueluxPro software to program the venue and allow for a complete matrix and moving light control system to be accessible via one console. 2 CueCore's (4 universe) were installed and the CueluxPro software runs on a iMac system with the added usage of a Korg keyboard to give actual faders and buttons.
The clubs innovative approach has led to repeated success over the years, boasting that: “Dady'O magical atmosphere heightens the senses with state- of-the-art lighting and sound and enticing music played by the best DJ's around”. Flores stated that he found “this new opportunity to use this kind of intuitive software bought a fresh approach to controlling my light design. One that provided us with easy and innovative solutions, different and better to all other common softwares on the market.”
Lighting Designer, Michael Hallbert collaborated with Swedish design & installation company Luxlight on the recent Kista Trafikplats E4/E18 project just outside of Stockholm. This is where two bridges have been built at the largest interchange in Stockholm, running from North–East and South-East forming a T that can be seen from space. Visual Productions' CueCores were utilized to control the lighting.
Installation and programming was carried out by Patric Nord from Luxlight. Nord choose to use the CueCore as he required a Solid-state solution that integrated a schedular. He choose to use the inclusive CueluxPro software suite for programming the CueCores. This choice was so that he would easily be able to incorporate movements or matrix control onsite if Hallbert would so wish. In the end the dramatic lighting design was simply achieved with static scenes dumped from CueluxPro into the CueCores. The recorded memory was triggered by the CueCores Astronomical Clock:
- Lights on 1 hour before sunset
- Lights off 1 hour after sunrise
- Summer & winter time calculated by the CueCore set for the GPS coordinates of the bridges
2 CueCores were used – one for each bridge with a total of 400 LED channels per bridge. The Bridges are 300 meters apart so it was better for 2 separate systems to be installed as laying fiber optics would have proved too costly for the project and a wifi network maybe less reliable. The RGB light fixtures, X-line Color and VaioLED RGB 2S IP67 were all mounted behind 30cm thick glass. This gives Hallbert's design a beautiful waterlike translucency to the facade.
Photographs: Olof Thiel