Category Archive: Technology

Opera Australia Goes Fully-Digital for its Stage Lighting and Design

Need inspiration for lighting and designing your next stage production? Look no further than Opera Australia, and their digital production of Madama Butterfly.

This season, Opera Australia broke new ground by presenting a completely “digital” season. Following a move in this direction with last year’s Aida, the company went full speed ahead for its productions in the Sydney Opera House. The season included new productions of Madama ButterflyAnna Bolena, and the world premiere of Whiteley.

We’ll follow-up with more details of the lighting design as they become available.

ETC has re-released their entire EOS Learning Series for 2.8 on YouTube – including Level 4

Do you want to know all about your Eos-family desk, but can’t make it to a console-training event? Have you already attended an ETC training event and want to build on what you learned? Or do you want your colleagues or students to brush up on their console knowledge? If you are ready to learn more about your Eos Titanium (Eos Ti), Gio, Gio @5, Ion/Ion Xe or Element/Element 2 console, the Eos-Family Learning Series is for you! And now it’s on YouTube.

AsteraApp v11 Available for Beta Testers

Astera just announced that they have released v11 of their AsteraApp for beta testers on iOS.

From the app’s page:

The AsteraApp™ offers intuitive and fast control of complex lighting setups with fully customizable programs and effects. The App is also used to prepare Astera lights for wireless DMX by sending addresses and profilesto them. In addition, lamps can be diagnosed, updated or reset from the AsteraApp™.

Here are some of the features:


Detect all available lights, set them up, check their status, configure DMX addresses and DMX profiles.

Seamless Runtime

Set the length of your production and be sure that your lights won`t run out while still getting the maximum brightness.


Quickly build programs out of colors and effects, trigger them or make them match a beat.


Quickly create groups of lights, assign positions and select which lights should receive commands.

Scheduled StandBy

Switch lights into power-saving standby and schedule them to wake up when the production starts.

Dynamic PowerBoost

This exclusive feature makes the light able to display the maximum brightness at all time and intensify non-white colors.

Green/Magenta Correction

Adjust green/magenta during content creation to reduce postproduction work.

Emergency Lights

Switches to white light when AC power is cut to keep your event save

DJ Feature

Auto BPM analyzes the beat and matches programs to it, flash buttons can trigger special effects while being held down.

If you use the app, and would like to join the beta, visit the AsteraApp User Group of Facebook.

For the current version of the app, visit the Apple app store.