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All You Need to Know About the 2018 Prolight + Sound Show

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM

Last week, the annual Prolight + Sound show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries. This event allowed many of our esteemed Vectorworks colleagues to share the latest and greatest in entertainment design.

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The crowd at our Prolight + Sound booth.

“We were thrilled about the fantastic booth attendance,” said Andreas Thierer, marketing director of ComputerWorks, the Vectorworks distributor for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. “An impressive number of Vectorworks users from all over the world came by to share their experiences and ideas. The show was a great opportunity for us to present the newest features of our products to customers and prospects.”  

Vectorworks Spotlight is the standard for lighting and set design, a fact that was passionately emphasized at this year’s Prolight + Sound show during presentations by Staatstheater Stuttgart Set and Lighting Designers Rüdiger Benz and Jörg Schuchardt, DeerSoft GmbH Managing Director Moritz Staffel, and CADLIFE GbR Managing Director Marvin Säuberlich. 

Plus, our very own Spotlight Product Planner Brandon Eckstorm and Senior Entertainment Product Specialist Jim Woodward shared how to use the add-on module Braceworks and the real-time pre-visualization software Vision as a perfect match. 

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René Berhorst of MA Lighting presenting about General Device Type Format during Prolight + Sound.

“Overall, the response from attendees was great,” said Eckstorm. “People were very happy and surprised by how far Vision has come in just a few years, especially when they were informed that it has had an almost 2,000% increase in frame rate in one of our test files when compared to older versions.”  

Along with a heavy focus on Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, and Vision, the new General Device Type Format (GDTF) was the talk of the show, especially at the press briefing, hosted by Vectorworks Senior Marketing Director Jeremy Powell.

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Powell hosting the press briefing.

The press briefing panel included our CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, along with our GDTF partners, Robe lighting CEO Josef Valchar and MA Lighting Technology Managing Director Gerhard Krude. The briefing was packed full of eager users, and their energy and interest in our software was felt throughout the whole show room.

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From left to right: Krude, Sarkar, and Valchar together after the press briefing.

Since the start of this collaboration, many more companies have hopped onto the GDTF train. You can see the full list here.

Topics: Andreas Thierer, Germany, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Moritz Staffel, Vision, Brandon Eckstorm, ComputerWorks, entertainment design, Frankfurt, Braceworks, Deersoft GmbH, Vectorworks Entertainment, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, Rüdiger Benz, Marvin Säuberlich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Jörg Schuchardt, René Berhorst, press briefing, MA Lighting Technology, CADLIFE GbR

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