PLASA, the annual tradeshow for the Professional Lighting and Sound Association, took place from Sept. 13 to 16 in London. As usual it provided a comprehensive showcase of recent developments in lighting for the entertainment industry, with many companies showing LED-based products. Among the eight winners of the PLASA Awards for Innovation were ETC, for its Selador LED-based product line, and Cast for its wysiwyg R24. This design and visualization software allows stage designers to simulate all manner of lighting and effects, and has recently been updated to include LED-based screens and their content. Tucked away at the back of the second hall was VER, a rental company, which had an impressive 3D LED display. The display consisted of a regular 8 mm display overlaid with a patterned optical material to create the 3D effect. OF course, the display ran special 3D content, and was viewed through 3D glasses.
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