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PL+S 2018: disguise to launch new hardware and software

New software, server and conversion cards to be debuted

At this year’s Prolight+Sound, disguise will showcase its upcoming r15 software release, the gx range, the new HDMI 2.0 VFC card and the new solo server.

In the past year, disguise has undergone significant change, including a company rebrand and rename (from d3 Technologies), regional team expansion and the launch of the gx range – which allows users to render video, audio, MIDI, tracking and automation data, or interactive inputs in real time for shows that respond to their environment.

The new r15 software release will be available just after Prolight+Sound. It includes Lux, a communication tool that brings together the technical planning and creative vision of a project. Lux now includes ambient occlusion, directional light, camera exposure and enhanced projector simulation. 

Also showcased will be OmniCal, a camera-based projector calibration engine that is said to dramatically improve projection quality and set-up time. The new OmniCal Machine Vision camera and iPod kits will also be on display.

disguise will also be introducing its newest media server, the solo. The solo is a standalone server, built for everyday shows or projects. The new server features options for HDMI and SDI capture, Pro Audio and 10Gb Ethernet ports, two 4K outputs, fixed storage, 2TB SSD and full redundant capabilities.

disguise sales director EMEA Sarah Cox explained: “The solo can be used effectively as a powerful standalone server, or in conjunction with an understudy for smaller shows. The solo enables our customers to join our community at entry level, without having to sacrifice on power and performance.” 

The company describes the solo as the natural progression from the disguise 2x2plus, with twice the GPU power, networking power and output resolution, plus more storage and flexibility in its configurations.

disguise will also show the HDMI 2.0 VFC card, the latest addition to its Video Format Conversion. Accessories to the pro and gx range, the VFC cards convert the video output signal from a server to suit a particular show or project. The new HDMI 2.0 card enables users to run 4K resolutions at 60fps, and joins DisplayPort, Quad-DVI and Quad-SDI options.

The disguise team will be joined by Notch, which will be demoing its new Face Tracking feature. This uses machine learning to recognise faces in images and videos and track them – opening the door to a whole new set of creative possibilities.

German sales partner Publitec will also be showcasing the disguise solution and hosting daily r15 seminar sessions, presented by the disguise team at 11:00 and 15:00 each day of the show, on Stand 4.0 D66.