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    Control/Dimming Difference Between USB to DMX Dongles

    Hey All! I was looking at the different options for controlling a few LEDs from a computer and was confused about the differences between the pieces of hardware. To my untrained eye it seems as if there are 2 main types of dongles, the expensive ones that consist of a box that you plug the...
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    Control/Dimming Help With Various DMX Issues

    Production still has 2 more shows left, but everything ended up going perfectly smoothly. Thanks for all the help. I'm getting more confident with my understanding of more complicated lighting techniques and technologies with every show. Can't wait to start learning from some pros as I take my...
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    Control/Dimming Help With Various DMX Issues

    Thanks for all the responses. Im attaching a rough sketch of what is hopefully my final plan for this all. My last concern is about the icues. I am renting the two of them from a local company that has kitted a PSU-50 with them. I'm confused as to white the extra power unit would be necessary...
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    Control/Dimming Help With Various DMX Issues

    After checking out the dimmers in person and looking through the Sensor manual, I'm not so sure that they have outputs. Are there definitsly outputs on the dimmer rack, and if so where would said outputs be located? Alternatively, could it be possible to just do a single run from the console...
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    Control/Dimming Help With Various DMX Issues

    Wow, that is awesome. Thank you very, very much. I'm going to be in the space tonight and I'll see if there is anything else I have questions on about this, but that is very helpful. Thanks!! Cameron
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    Replicating Specific Rock Concert Effect

    Hey all, Looking for help in replicating a specific concert lighting effect on stage, that being a bunch of small beams of light coming out of a single light and spinning. The effect I'm looking for is similar to what the lights look like in this video: In particular I am looking for a gobo...
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    Control/Dimming Help With Various DMX Issues

    All, Thanks for the replies. Here is the power supply unit I will be using: http://www.chroma-q.com/products/ps08-power-supply.asp And the scrollers: http://www.chroma-q.com/products/plus-colour-changer.asp And the I-Cues: http://www.rosco.com/lighting/icue.cfm Here are all my thoughts...
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    Control/Dimming Help With Various DMX Issues

    Hey all, I am a young LD designing for a production of Grease this summer in a very small space. As such, I have decided I would like to use some of the scrollers the theatre company I am working with owns, as well as rent/buy some gobo rotators...
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    Adding LEDs/DMX to our theatre

    I'm pretty happy with the output of the lights I have, actually. But I'm sure they could use a cleaning and bench focusing regardless. I'm not stuck within that budget, sound got 30 thousand dollars for a new board, mics, monitors, etc. A few years ago, so the money is here. We're in a quite...
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    Adding LEDs/DMX to our theatre

    Thank you for all the responses, I really appreciate the input. I've worked in the space for 3 years, and designed in it for 3 shows, so when i say that it is inadequate for what I would like to be able do, I mean that. I fully recognize how important it's limitations have been on my...
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    Adding LEDs/DMX to our theatre

    Hello all! I am a lighting designer entering my final year of high school and looking to really improve upon our electrics crew. We have several limitations to major improvements, including a relatively small inventory of fixtures, and (perhaps most limiting) only about 70 dimmers to run our...
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    Concert Lighting Cues

    Sorry, I haven't had a chance to respond ever since the show actually went down. It went fairly well, and I did end up running it by busking a bunch of subs. I basically had my warm and cool fronts, areas across the stage, and then side lighting, backlighting, and cyc colors all on subs. I think...
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    Concert Lighting Cues

    Hello CB - I am running the lighting board (an ETC Express 48x96) at my high school for a sort of talent show/lip-syncing competition that is held once annually by the senior class. The show is in two days, and I have basically this afternoon to figure out the lighting for all 20 acts or so...
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    1:1 patch: Do you use it?

    I have only ever programmed with a 1:1 (first year as a high school LD), but I have seen it done in some spaces with a zone patch, and that is what my most likely plan of attack is for the show I will be teching in about 1 week. A zone patch is just what makes the most sense to me as a person...
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    Followspot color choices

    Hello CB In the past, my school's followspots have been loaded with 6 (the maximum our color magazines can hold) fairly saturated and diverse gels (I believe it is currently one red, one pink, one blue, one purple, one green, and one yellow,). While this has seemed like a decent idea in the...