For the Children: grandMA2 Joins “Criança Esperança”

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With the yearly TV show “Criança Esperança” (Child Hope) Brazil’s biggest TV channel TV Globo collects funds to support social projects assisting children’s development across the whole country. This project started in 1986 and has to date collected over 200 million Reals (100 million USD).

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In the past, lighting for the show – staged in Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena this year - was controlled using a grandMA “series 1” console. However this moved to 2 x grandMA2 light for 2012 with 2 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit) and 4 x MA 2Port Node onPC PRO.

Lighting designer and director of Spectrum Design e Iluminaçao Marcos Olivio commented: “The grandMA2 system was chosen a long time ago. As most shows we are working on are DVD shoots, live and corporate events, the system has to be flexible and stable. The real time control, the easy and comfortable programming and overall full-tracking-backup functionality are fantastic and indispensable when working in a professional environment.”

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Ludmila Machado worked as assistant to the lighting designer, Ulysses Cruz was the director and Paulo Lebrao the programmer. Spectrum Design e Iluminaçao delivered the lighting equipment.

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MA Lighting International, based in Paderborn, Germany, is the dedicated sales, support and service entity for the renowned grandMA control systems, digital dimming systems, networking tools and media servers of MA Lighting Technology, based near Wuerzburg, Germany. The product range offers cutting-edge solutions for control and dimming, including the award-winning grandMA/grandMA2 consoles, the popular Lightcommander, the MA onPC command wing and reliable digital dimmer racks and packs. With its innovative MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) MA bridges the lighting and video worlds.

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