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Compulite Vector dominates Saturday night TV

The Compulite Vector lighting control system is currently being used on the three major Saturday night TV productions: ‘X-Factor’, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and the new national lottery show ‘Millionaire Manor’.
X-Factor goes out live every Saturday night from Fountain Studios in Wembley. Lighting Director Dave Davey, moving light operators Bill Peachment and Russell Grubiak chose Compulite Vector Blue and Vector Green consoles to control not only the moving lights, but also the LED fixtures and video content plus some of the house dimmers (also Compulite!).
Peachment commented: “X-Factor is a big live show with over 500 cues on my console alone. The Vector has taken everything we have thrown at it and been a joy to use throughout the show.”
The X-Factor rig consists of a Vector Green with four full DMX streams controlling 28 x Vari*lite VL5 arc, 34 x Vari*lite VL6c, 25 x Vari*lite VL5, 2 x Clay Paky Golden Scan 3, 32 x Martin MAC 2000, 3 x Vari*lite VL1000TS and 50 x dimmers. The Vector Blue controls 1 x Pixelmad system for the Versatubes on the ‘X‘ over the audience, 1 x Pixelmad system for the Soft-LED curtains around the back of the stage, 1 x Catalyst system with 3 outputs for the LED screens either side and at the rear of the stage and the LED floor, 120 x Pulsar Chroma strips around the stage, 30 x James Thomas Pixelines on the ‘X’ over the stage and another 100 Pixelines around the stage all run from the Vectors internal LED matrix software.
Strictly Come Dancing, presented by Bruce Forsyth, and co-hosted by Tess Daly, goes out live on BBC 1 every Saturday night from the Television Centre. Lighting Director is Mark Kenyon with moving light operator Roger Williams on a Vector Green system. Williams comments: "The Vector has performed very well, I am able do to all the things I need to easily, the touch screens are very accurate and being able to customise the displays is fantastic."
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