Jands Vista S3 Controls Lighting and Media for The X Factor Kazakhstan

The latest series of Kazakhstan’s popular The X Factor TV show shone with a large rig and inspired visuals, controlled by show lighting designer & director of photography, Dimitry Karabetskiy using a Jands Vista S3 lighting and media console.

Hugely successful and syndicated around the world, Kazakhstan’s version of The X Factor music talent show is broadcast on the Perviy Kanal Exraziya channel.

“The brief was very simple: a modern, spectacular show,” says Dimitry, a long-time Vista user who works on some of Kazakhstan’s largest TV shows, and has used Vista for previous series of The X Factor. “My translation of this was even easier – to specify lighting fixtures that were not only for ‘moving and shining’, but to create ‘lighting art’. I wanted my design to underline the brightest moments in songs and create the right mood for the artist.”

Dimitry chose the Jands Vista S3 combined with three M1 wings to control a large rig that included Clay Paky Alpha Spot 800 QWOs, Alpha Profile 800 STs, A.leda K20s and K10s, Alpha Beam 700s, and Sharpys, plus High End Studio Color 575s, and Jarag 25 lamp blinders. Dimitry also used Vista to control a media server connecting various LED screens, which resulted in complete control of the show’s visual elements from a single console.

Designed to cope with the ever-changing demands of modern shows, the powerful Vista system makes controlling a mix of lighting, LED and media server technology both fast and unbelievably simple.

“The Vista enables me to be creative – I don’t want to spend ages pressing keys, I want to create!” Dimitry continues. “For me it offers lightning fast programming, unlimited possibilities with effects, and most importantly reliability for use in big live productions.”

“Everything about Vista is realised simply and clearly. It’s effortless to program effects, and editing in the timeline is like a fairy tale! These features result in more time for rehearsals and programming, which is important as there are never enough hours in the day!”

The Vista S3 console was supplied directly to Dimitry for his own use on projects, by A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd.

The Vista range includes a choice of portable, flexible control surfaces and self-contained consoles. Equally at home on tour or as a venue’s house console, Jands’ award-winning Vista lighting & media control system has been embraced by leading designers, companies and venues all over the world on a wide range of shows. Covering entertainment, education & drama, installations, corporate, events and worship, there’s a Vista system to suit all levels of user and almost any scale and budget of show.

Recent high-profile international concert tours and venues utilising Vista include Fall Out Boy, Bring Me The Horizon, Florence + The Machine, and Legoland Windsor Resort UK.

To arrange a demo or attend our FREE Vista training sessions / open house events, contact:

(Europe, the Middle East and Africa)
A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0)1494 446000

(North American Sales)
A.C. Lighting Inc.
Tel: +1 416 255 9494

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