Parisian Théâtre de la Renaissance chooses ETC’s Halcyon

Parisian Théâtre de la Renaissance chooses ETC’s Halcyon

The renowned Théâtre de la Renaissance is the latest venue in France to choose ETC gear to upgrade its lighting. ETC dealer So What & Co supplied High End Systems Halcyon Titanium fixtures for the Parisian theatre.

Well-known spaces across France including the Bordeaux Opera, the Théâtre National Populaire, the Comédie Française and the Grand Théâtre de Provence have all recently selected Halcyon automated fixtures as the best solution to light their spaces. In the heart of the 10th arrondissement of Paris, the Théâtre de la Renaissance also made the same choice with the support of So What & Co. 

Halcyon’s best-in-class quality, powerful output and low levels of noise were just some of the features that appealed to the Technical Director of the Théâtre de la Renaissance Éric Milleville when deciding on the right solution for the theatre. “The first thing I was looking for when deciding on the right fixtures were sources that were powerful enough to replace a 2 kW [fixture],” says Milleville. From an output of 19,000 lumens to 54,000 lumens (as well as 70,000 lumens in boost mode), ETC’s Halcyon fixtures offer a powerful range of options for users to work with alongside a matching feature set in three different varieties – Gold, Platinum and Titanium. 

A member of the ASTP (Association for the Support of Private Theatres which includes approximately 50 Parisian theatres), the Théâtre de la Renaissance also considered ETC’s SolaFrame Studio fixture. “I had heard good things about this moving light,” continues Éric, “since they don’t have a fan and the zoom is very quiet. We did tests with the So What & Co team. We liked its silence but the result wasn’t right for our needs in terms of output. So What & Co then loaned us the new Halcyon Titanium, equipped with a High Fidelity engine. And it was perfect!” 

Benjamin Boiffier, Director of So What & Co, comments on choosing Halcyon: “We also gave a demonstration of the fixture to lighting designer François Leneveu during the Avignon festival. He really liked it and it just so happened that he would soon be lighting the play ‘Passeport’ at the Théâtre de la Renaissance. The team at the theatre were immediately sold that Halcyon was the right choice for their venue.” 

By choosing the High Fidelity version of the fixture, Éric Milleville has chosen a beautiful light, with a TM-30 Rf of 91 and Rg of 98. Add the two rotating gobo wheels, an animation wheel, the three frosts with the Trifusion system for a perfect transition between the different diffusions, four full-curtain shutters on a 180° rotating module… Finally, the next-gen gradient color mixing dichroics create smooth and even colors, both in and out of focus, with a mixing curve that gives incredible control of light tints through to intense saturates.

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Eos V3.2 Brings Powerful New Programming Features To ETC’s Flagship Control Family

Eos V3.2 Brings Powerful New Programming Features To ETC’s Flagship Control Family

ETC’s flagship Eos lighting control family grows more powerful with every free software release, introducing features that streamline and revolutionize the design team’s workflow. Eos v3.2 – the latest major update – is no exception, bringing powerful tools to quickly adjust fixture-, device- and session-level settings, as well as massive expansions in the Augment3d programming environment.

As modern lighting systems grow to encompass more and more controllers and devices, easy access to network configuration controls is paramount. Eos v3.2 brings several key settings from the shell into the Eos application proper, allowing them to be saved in the show file and adjusted in real-time without leaving your session or stopping output. Device settings are also now stored in profiles within the show file, allowing you to bind devices for quicker configuration. With the template file feature, easily starting from a known point is as simple as starting a new show. Output protocol settings have also been brought into Eos and have been significantly expanded to support advanced configurations for dynamic and static systems large and small – laying the groundwork for future system expansion.

Color control has also received significant upgrades in the new software. You can now set color configurations for your fixtures, allowing Eos to control them with ease. As you use and build LED fixtures, Eos dynamically generates a gamut, giving you use of the color tools with any fixture — from two-emitter white light fixtures to eight emitters and beyond. The software also adds native and virtual CIE XY controls via the color tools and command line to keep you up to date on any communication path your fixtures and your team may use.

The most dynamic new control feature can be found in Augment3d, the award-winning 3D-programming and visualization environment built into the Eos software. The new Zones feature offers a revolutionary way to let your 3D environment affect your lighting. Don’t want moving fixtures to land on the projection screen? Would you like the lights to turn blue every time they move offstage or go dark when they pan over the audience? Zones allow you to define regions in your model space and automatically affect fixture behavior when they intersect with the zone – turning intensity off or on, triggering macros, or applying presets or palettes. You can even attach a Zone to a moveable scenic element in your model – allowing the Zone to intersect and affect the behavior of static fixtures as well as movers. Programming complex behaviors has never been simpler.

A 3D programming environment is only as good as its model, and Eos v3.2 makes getting started in Augment3d easier than ever. ETC teamed up with Vectorworks to implement direct MVR import for fixture and model data — no more plug-ins. In addition, you can import glTF from other drafting suites, as well as the 50+ file formats Augment3d already supports. And with the upcoming Augment3d Scanner app for iOS & Android, you can use your phone or tablet’s built-in AR tools to scan your space and instantly create an Eos-compatible model.

Eos v3.2 adds a massive suite of tools that elevates your design and programming, letting you work not just faster — but better. With additional quality-of-life improvements system-wide – including new features like macro search, cue alerts, and focus palettes that follow Augment3d objects – the new software is bound to be a game-changer, no matter which Eos Family console you use.

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ETC shows its colours at Prolight + Sound 2023

ETC shows its colours at Prolight + Sound 2023

ETC will be returning to Frankfurt for Prolight + Sound 2023 with a showcase of the latest in lighting technology, stage machinery, product seminars and more from the 25th-28th of April at the Messe Frankfurt.

On stands C53 and C45 in Hall 12.0, ETC will present a selection of its newest entertainment fixtures and controls, including the next generation of ETC’s automated framing luminaires: High End Systems Halcyon. This best-in-class range consists of Halcyon Gold, Titanium, and Platinum, offering matching feature sets, exceptional colours, and increased output at a reduced cost.

Visitors will also see the new ColorSource V family featuring both Spot and Fresnel fixtures. With many of the features from premiere fixtures at an accessible price point, venues around the world are already excited by their possibilities. With Multiverse® wireless, NFC, and a five-colour array that brings both soft pastels and bold, punchy colours, all that’s left is to choose between spot or wash!

Having received much attention at the recent USITT Expo in St Louis, the newly launched Source 4WRD Color II will be on the stand. The powerful, new version of the colour-mixing LED retrofit offers an intensity increase of 36% in warm whites and unlocks the world of additive colour mixing for your existing Source Four incandescent profiles.

The latest in lighting control will be available for visitors to interact with, including the powerful Eos Apex 10, Apex 5 and Gio @5 as well as High End Systems Hog 4-18. The new line of Eos consoles offers an innovative programming surface with advanced technology and award-winning software.

ETC product specialists will be on hand to share further information on the latest releases as well as presenting several new seminars during the four-day show. On Tuesday 25th, ETC Product Manager for Entertainment Fixtures Jim Uphoff will present ‘LED Variance and the need for Calibration’ from 12:00 – 13:00 CEST in the Manufacturer’s Forum, Halle 11.0. This will be followed by ‘Hands-on Hog – Myths, Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks’ at 15:00 – 17:00 CEST (in German) by Lighting Designer Andreas Fink in the same space.

ETC Senior Technical Product Manager Michael Lichter will present an overview of a modern hoist and control system and its benefits on Thursday 27th. His session will be presented in German at 13:00 – 13:50 CEST on the Theatre + Light Stage in Hall 12.0. Attendees to stands C53 and C45 will also get a chance to explore the latest rigging solutions with ETC’s stage machinery specialists at the show.

This year, ETC will be supporting the Future Talents Day on 28th April at Prolight + Sound, a day for students, trainees and interns to network with industry colleagues. 

“Prolight + Sound is always a highlight of our tradeshow calendar, and we can’t wait to get back on the show floor and reconnect with our partners and customers. We look forward to sharing in their excitement about these fantastic products and the strength of the industry as it rebounds from the difficulties of the past few years.”

Market Manager Rory Fraser-Mackenzie
Budget-friendly LED upgrade with Source 4WRD Color II

Budget-friendly LED upgrade with Source 4WRD Color II

ETC has sold millions of Source Four incandescent fixtures over the past 30 years. In many cases, these fixtures are still running strong and revered as the workhorses of their school auditoriums, houses of worship, and theatres. When it comes to upgrading from incandescent to LED, throwing out fixtures that are still in good working condition can, understandably, be a difficult decision.

Source 4WRD Color II makes this decision easy. Upcycle any existing ETC incandescent Source Four fixture to an RGBA LED fixture in minutes and use only a quarter of the power. This non-destructive retrofit maintains the majority of the Source Four incandescent fixture and reduces overall waste. Bring the flexibility of additive color mixing, saturated washes, and quick color changes to any venue with upgraded technology while staying within budget.

Compared to the previous generation of Source 4WRD Color, the addition of the new snap in reflector and the significantly brighter red emitter provide a notable intensity increase of 36% in warm whites and dramatically improves color rendering performance. Rich, saturated colors, pastel hues, and cool toning blues loved by theatre designers worldwide also see remarkable improvements.

This second generation of Source 4WRD Color is not only an incredible retrofit but also can be a full spot profile, a full PAR, or full PARNel fixture. With 12 built-in color presets and 5 built-in sequences, stand-alone operation is intuitive. Maintain the most-loved features of Source Four, including crisp shutter cuts, beautiful pattern projection, field peak-to-flat adjustment, and a full library of Source Four lens tubes.

Source 4WRD Color II includes ETC’s industry leading 5-year fixture, 10-year array warranty.

ETC introduces a new version of the Power Pack Automatic Load Control Relay

ETC introduces a new version of the Power Pack Automatic Load Control Relay

ETC has introduced a new version of the Power Pack ALCR (Automatic Load Control Relay).

ETC Power Pack ALCR (Automatic Load Control Relay).

The new ALCR-PP-Mk2 model now supports emergency control of 0-10 VDC, DALI, and DMX512 directly controlled emergency luminaires in accordance with 2023 NEC section 700.24.

When used for emergency control of 0-10V luminaires, these additional relay contacts allow two separate control circuits for luminaires that require two channels of control.

The ALCR allows emergency lighting fixtures that are also used for normal illumination to be controlled under everyday non-emergency circumstances. When normal power is lost, or a fire alarm is activated, the ALCR bypasses normal control and forces the emergency lighting fixtures to an emergency state.

Luminaires that are energized to the appropriate emergency level upon loss of control connection are no longer required to be UL 924 listed because of changes to section 700.24 in the 2023 NEC. Unlike the DEBC that actively drives DMX512 channels to full, the ALCR-PP-Mk2 will disconnect 0-10V, DALI, or DMX512 control signals, driving the emergency luminaire to its data-loss state, as well as bypassing any normal line-voltage power control of the luminaire.

The ALCR is a UL 924 Listed emergency lighting device for control of a single 120/277 V circuit. The ALCR-DIN will remain unchanged from its original version and will still support a single control circuit of 0-10V or DALI. All new quotes for the ALCR-PP will switch to the Mk2 version immediately. Any existing orders for the original ALCR will continue to ship as the original product. If you want to change your order to the new version, please contact your customer service rep or project manager.

“At ETC, we understand that emergency lighting is first and foremost a matter of life safety. This new version of our Power Pack ALCR will give our customers access to control of many more emergency luminaire types that we weren’t previously able to support.”

Learn more about ALCR emergency lighting options.

LG Arts Center SEOUL put the world-class performance in the spotlight with ETC’s Lighting

LG Arts Center SEOUL put the world-class performance in the spotlight with ETC’s Lighting

The LG Arts Center SEOUL is the new landmark of contemporary performing art which was recently relocated to Gangseo-gu of Seoul, the western part of the capital of Korea. The Center is the first venue in Asia to install the signature Eos Apex console. The venue also includes additional ETC products to provide best-in-class lighting solutions for the modern art centre. Products include Source Four LED Series 3 with XDLT lens tubes, Paradigm control and touchscreen stations, BluesSystem, and more.

With a total floor area of 40,000 m2, the leading cultural hub was designed by the world-famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando and successfully achieves the architectural philosophy of blending nature into architecture. There are two performance venues in the Center; one of them is the LG SIGNATURE Hall, which has a capacity of 1,335 seats, and U+ Stage, which is a transformable black box theatre capable of accommodating up to 365.

After several fruitful conversations and product demonstrations organized by ETC dealer C&C Lightway, the Center selected two Eos Apex 10 consoles with 24K outputs and an Eos Apex Processor for the LG SIGNATURE Hall, working as the main and backup control system of the performance. “Eos Apex is perfect for a full control system; it is powerful and reliable enabling my team to work confidently for every show,” the representative of LG Arts Center SEOUL commented.

Ten sets of Source Four LED Series 3 fixtures are installed for front lighting. The top-of-the-line Lustr X8 array brings nuanced color without sacrificing brightness which generates a perfect skin tone for full orchestra, operas, musicals, concerts, theatre, and ballet performances. “We paired XDLT lens tubes with Series 3 – they are perfect for our large performance hall making lighting up the stage from the farthest distances a piece of cake!” the lighting director of LG Arts Center SEOUL added. The crisp gobo projection and reduced light leak also impressed the client.

The Center not only emphasizes professional and high-quality lighting at the front stage but also backstage. TP (Theatre Projects) recommended BluesSystem which provides a set of dimmable blue running lights for the dark area in the halls. The award-winning line of low-voltage LEDs provides safe illumination during live productions. Besides, Irideon with Zoom lens and framing shutter features are installed in a technical gallery of the stage side area, a follow-spot room, and a control room, they can enhance the ambiance in the rooms with a theatre feel.

The client was looking for a comprehensive control system that would manage not only general lighting fixtures but also the house lighting in the audience seating area. C&C Lightway understood the challenge and proposed ETC’s Paradigm architectural control system with 7” Touchscreen stations installed on the sides of the stage. Users can set up “preset modes” with different combinations of lighting fixtures to accommodate various situations in the theatre. The Touchscreen station brings elegant and compact control in a customizable, intuitive interface.

Sensor3 Dimming is the sophisticated power control system proposed by C&C Lightway. Paired with the ThruPower Module, it powers up all of the lighting in the Center from conventional Source Four fixtures, and LED luminaires, to automated fixtures that generate stunning lighting effects for this world-class stage.

With the use of Response Mk2 DMX Gateways and the Response Opto-Splitters, all products in the ETC lighting ecosystem are connected in a single Ethernet network which enables seamless and reliable communication when managing all of the equipment from an integrated data distribution network.

The LG Arts Center SEOUL is operated by the LG Yonam Cultural Foundation with financial support from the LG Group. The Center is the pioneer in promoting art and culture by presenting world-class performances, ranging from classical and traditional music to popular music, ballet, musicals, and plays.