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    Control/Dimming Conventions of constructing solely LED Based facility

    We just contacted Barbizon, to have them help design and install everything, so we cut out the consultant cost.
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    High School Recording Outfit

    If we were to get something like a Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle, or studio, how would we eventually interface audio? Also how we would we monitor the picture from the camera? Is that where the HDMI out on the Hyperdeck comes in?
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    High School Recording Outfit

    Rights is another beast altogether that doesn't concern me at all. Whether we're allowed to record something or not doesn't interfere with the fact that the Board wants us to put a camera in the auditorium to record stuff that happens on the stage and we have to spend 1k by March 15th on...
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    High School Recording Outfit

    The 1k is just for recording and so this is what we're hoping for. A PTZ camera that we can remotely operate from our booth, the camera will be mounted in the back of the house, we'd like a pretty decent picture. The purpose is to be able to record all of the orchestra and band all state, and...
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    High School Recording Outfit

    My High School is looking at purchasing equipment for a video recording system, composed of a pan/ tilt camera able to record a 70ft wide stage from around 75 ft away, and a way to record the video. We have around $1000 to spend by march 15th on the first phase of the project, which is probably...
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    Control/Dimming Conventions of constructing solely LED Based facility

    No offense taken. At our high school our inventory is over 100 instruments including 60+ Source Fours for our 70 x 30 stage. I'm sure moving lights could cut everything down for them but I'm not sure by how much. Can anyone recommend a theatre consultant near Southern Maryland/ Baltimore/ DC?
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    Control/Dimming Conventions of constructing solely LED Based facility

    I just met with the Arts Director, he showed me the building plans. Auditorium will seat 1000 + A balcony they'll add on later, and the stage is 40 x 100.... I kept trying to mention how ridiculousy wide a stage that was, but he was determined that the church band needed that much more room...
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    Control/Dimming Conventions of constructing solely LED Based facility

    So the consensus would probably be that LED's aren't effective enough as front light. So we'd probably want some kind of dimmer system on our Cat, or FOH or whatever that may be. How is the LEDko throw from about 20ft away, as like Backlighting or even main wash lighting? And would it be...
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    Control/Dimming Conventions of constructing solely LED Based facility

    The actual installation and everything would be done by Barbizon, and would have consulting done by them, but I'm mainly focusing on the cost benefit of it. Seeing as its a band set up that rarely changes, sometimes a skit, and then the pastor talking. There's not much consulting needing to...
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    Control/Dimming Conventions of constructing solely LED Based facility

    Would a few dimmer packs be able to handle the handful of conventional S4's we might use?
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    Control/Dimming Conventions of constructing solely LED Based facility

    I'm currently helping a local church looking to build a new huge facility design it's lighting grid, and through some searches, found an interesting idea here and there. Maximizing the ROI for an LED lighting system by designing a system based on DMX distribution and Edison power distribution...
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    What should I go to college for if I want to have 2 career options, and where?

    As another interested student in lighting design, out of curiousity, how bad is the money? (I'd definitly take Ramen noodle and egg nights for a job in lighting design) but as mental preparation what can you expect?
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    Control/Dimming Cell Phone Blackout

    What it usually is that causes such problems is Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI), and this can cause problems with computers, and most lighting consoles are just very specified computers in essence. However I've never heard of a Cell Phone being able to produce enough interference to mess...