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People make great follow spot operators. They watch the show, anticipate a performer’s next move and follow it smoothly, precisely and accurately. The best spot ops have always bettered attempts to automate or computerise the process.
Using a patented 3D tracking system, one operator in a convenient location can follow a performer with up to twenty moving lights. This is achieved by means of a mouse or touchscreen, on a camera-fed display which shows a view of the full stage and its surroundings.
Easier and safer, Spotrack opens up a whole new world of lighting possibilities...
Spotrack consists of one or two cameras, a computer and a DMX interface. One camera is positioned to give a full view of the stage and one to give a wider view of the surrounding space. The image is shown on a computer screen, allowing the spot operator to follow the performer with a mouse. DMX from the console is then fed into Spotrack, then out to the lights.
Spotrack can work with any type of moving light, although it works best with lights that can move quickly, so they can keep up!