British Artistic Gymnastics Championships, with CHAUVET Professional!

British Gymnastics saw a beautiful ceremony… with some help from CHAUVET Professional’s Q-Wash 560Z-LED!  Check it out!

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LIVERPOOL, UK – Excelling in gymnastics requires a high level of adroitness and flexibility, two qualities that the Q-Wash 560Z-LED moving RGBWA wash from CHAUVET Professional has in abundance. Perhaps that’s why the fixture proved to be so popular at the 2015 Men’s and Women’s British Artistic Gymnastics Championships held at Echo Arena.

Lighting designer Stephen Jolly arranged eight Q-Wash 560Z-LED fixtures provided by Novum AV on either side of the podium, where Olympians and other top gymnasts from throughout the world participated in an array of competitions covering the power horse, rings and floor exercises. Spaced approximately 7m apart, the wash fixtures filled an important dual role during the event, serving as color washes at some points, then working with high output aerial beam effects at other points.

“The Q-Washes enabled us to create some simple colour across the podium, light parts of the arena seating and then bounce colour off the roof of the arena,” said Tim Jacques, Commercial Director of Norum AV. “What made the Q-Washes so well suited for this project was their combination of a wide zoom and tight beam angle. When these fixtures were in a tight – 6° – beam, they did not look out of place at all with the bigger beam fixtures we used for some of our looks. At the same time, the Q-Washes were equally suited for washing the arena in large blocks of colour.”

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Jacques notes that the light weight of the Q-Wash fixtures also helped during setup at the arena when time was of the essence. “Our time frame was quite tight,” he said. “As well as lighting, we also supplied staging, sound, pyro, video and cameras.

“Our entire production kit needed to be rigged within 12 hours,” he continued. “There were some 250-plus stage decks being installed at the same time as the load-in, so detailed planning was required from all involved. We controlled our lights with an Avolites Tiger Touch Pro. The whole show was preprogrammed using Polar Capture software, so we walked in with a fully programmed show, which helped things go smoothly.”

The production kit also included six Geyser RGB water-based foggers from CHAUVET Professional’s sister company CHAUVET DJ. Shooting fog 7.62m (25’) in the air, the effect lights the plume with its RGB LEDs, creating a sensational and colorful image. At the gymnastics championship, four of the Geysers were arranged around the performance platform in the center of the arena and two were positioned under grills at the venue’s entrance.

“As gymnasts walked in, the Geysers under the stage would fire, as if coloured smoke was appearing from nowhere on the stage,” said Jacques. “The Geysers around the floor were used more during the medal ceremonies as the gymnasts took their awards.”

Everyone involved in the event, from its organizers to its audience, was impressed by the colorful fog as well as the entire lightshow. “The client commented that this year’s event was the best yet – and we were over the moon,” said Jacques. “The reaction from the audience was great; people really engaged with the presentation.” Indeed, if they gave out awards for fixtures during this event, the Q-Wash 560Z-LED and Geyser RGB might well have won gold medals.

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THE ROOF IS BEING RAISED at PRO in Birmingham! Check out PRO/BPM Photos!

We’re having a BLAST at the PRO Show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK!  The music is pumping, the lighting is brilliant, and the people are having an absolute blast!

Check out some shots from the show — and the energy surrounding!

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Are YOU Hitting PRO and BPM in Birmingham? Come Say HI to CHAUVET Professional!

JOIN US at in just ONE WEEK, a completely new Professional audio, lighting & video technology tradeshow that will be running alongside at the NEC in Birmingham, UK September 13-15.  You’ll not only gain ACCESS to a first-time exhibition, but also to a live product demonstration, free breakfast, and CHAUVET Professional sponsored arena loaded with an array of exciting and innovative CHAUVET Professional products.

Be sure to check out the highlights on Stand G42, where CHAUVET Professional’s exhibition will offer exposure to our high performance professional lighting fixtures.

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On top of being an exhibitor, CHAUVET Professional will be hosting an , which will feature a varied programme of DJ sets, performances and live Q&As with high profile DJs.  The arena will be located between the BPM and PRO tradeshows, and will be the showcase for selections of the , , , , and Series as well as the video panels!

We’re certain you’re in the mood for an intriguing seminar, come explore The Dark-Side of LED on Sunday, September 14. The CHAUVET Professional seminar will take a look at the difficulties of the development of LED, and debunk some of the common myths, for example that LEDs generate no heat and that no maintenance is required.  We love our LEDs, so we hope the seminar will be a unique opportunity for those thinking about buying or installing LED to gain a better understanding of the technology!

Also to look forward to, on the Monday of the show, CHAUVET Professional will be hosting a complimentary breakfast and an awesome product demonstration at the arena!

Don’t miss out on getting up close and personal with our high performance professional fixtures, product demonstrations, complimentary breakfast and thought-provoking seminars. We look forward to seeing you there!

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CHAUVET Professional Will Be at the New UK PRO Show!

Are YOU coming to the new PRO Show???  We’ll be exhibiting at PRO, which will run alongside the upcoming BPM show at the NEC in Birmingham.  We’ll be there!  Will we see you?  Come on by Stand G42!

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BIRMINGHAM, UK – CHAUVET Professional is exhibiting at an exciting new event focussing on professional lighting, audio and video technology. PRO will run alongside the successful BPM show at the NEC in Birmingham, 13-15 September 2014.
LED wash fixtures, powerful and versatile LED moving head lights and an easy-setup pixel mapping display system are among the products in the spotlight on stand G42 at PRO, and in the neighbouring BPM Arena, sponsored by CHAUVET Professional.
On display will be an array of luminaires, including the Nexus line with Nexus Aq 5×5 and Nexus Aw 7×7 narrow beam panels, ÉPIX Bar 2.0 and ÉPIX Strip 2.0 pixel-mapping fixtures, the Legend 330SR Spot powerful moving yoke and the feature-packed Rogue Spot and Beam fixtures that bring great value and performance.

CHAUVET Professional is making it easier for users to create professional video and pixel-mapping displays with its groundbreaking ÉPIX Series. Included are two one-metre linear tri-color LED fixtures that work together seamlessly — the ÉPIX Bar 2.0 and ÉPIX Strip 2.0 — and the ÉPIX Drive 642, which hosts the fixtures’ processing and power supply. Requiring little technical knowledge to set up and configure, the ÉPIX Series has been designed to give users of all experience levels a way to achieve vibrantly coloured pixel mapping and video in minutes with minimal effort.

The company will showcase the latest additions to two of its most celebrated fixture families. The Parnelli award-winning Nexus LED display series has been expanded with the launch of the Nexus Aq 5×5 (RGBW) and Nexus Aw 7×7 (WW) narrow beam panels. Ideal for creating large arrays on stage and in studio, these multi-function panels can be used for everything from generating high-impact aerial effects, to producing vibrant text and graphic displays, to serving as a wash or audience blinder.

Another must-see is the newest model in the popular Legend moving head series. The Legend 330SR Spot, a compact moving head spot featuring a 330-watt Osram Sirius lamp and precision optics for extremely intense brightness and crisp gobo projection — plus a full complement of pro features, including a custom-designed CMY colour mixing system, 22 gobos, 8-facet prism and variable frost-filter for dual use as a wash-type fixture.

A new class of fixture, the Rogue Series consists of high-performance automated spots and beams that are loaded with features like gobo morphing, variable speed scrolling and multi-prism rotation, typically thought to be unattainable at their price point. Promoted as “weapons of mass creation” that revolt against “the tyranny of tight budgets,” the Rogue fixtures’ bright output, vivid colours, stunning effects and rapid movements will impress audiences and clients in a wide range of applications, while their cost-efficiency will yield a high return on investment for lighting designers, installers and rental houses.

See these and other exciting products from CHAUVET Professional on stand G42 and in the CHAUVET Professional Arena at PRO 2014.

We have a limited number of Trade Passes available for free admission to the PRO Show. Trade professionals are also invited to join us in the Arena for a product demonstration, with complimentary breakfast, at 10am on Monday 15th September.
To register to attend, or for further details, please contact:

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CHAUVET Football Club Crowned League Champions!

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CHAUVET Europe’s very own football (soccer) team, CHAUVET FC, has won Nottingham’s PlayFootball Social League title. The team secured the victory by winning an impressive 17 out of 18 games.

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A team of employees from Chauvet’s UK office, based near Nottingham, makes up the 5-a–side squad. The team includes leading goalscorer Chris Richards, Sam Bowden, Tom Moore, Nick Jackson, Alex Baldwin and goalkeeper Joe Wright.

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This success means CHAUVET FC has been promoted to the local PlayFootball Premier Division. They are already making headway, having won their first two games. Player Tom Moore said: “It’s going to be a great a season for CHAUVET FC – watch this space!”

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