Recent content by Jeff Lelko

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    Sanity Check on New ETC Cobalt/Nomad Setup

    Thanks for the input and conversation! Apologies for not getting back to this post sooner - it's been a busy past two weeks for me and I'm not a frequent flier on this board. Yes, Cobalt is definitely underrated. I wish it had taken off more in the USA prior to ETC buying Hog 4, but I know...
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    Sanity Check on New ETC Cobalt/Nomad Setup

    That’s correct Jay. I should have clarified that it’d be an either/or situation. While the primary purpose would be to run Nomad it’d be nice to have the backup capability should my MacBook Pros that usually handle audio duty be out of service or need to work elsewhere. That, or I run...
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    Sanity Check on New ETC Cobalt/Nomad Setup

    Greetings, I cross-posted this over in the ETC Community but wanted to ask here too since I know there's a decent number of us ETC users lurking around... I'm in the process of setting up a new system to run Cobalt via Nomad and wanted to get a sanity check on this to make sure I'm not missing...
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    MAC Axiom Hybrid comparisons

    I agree with James, and to elaborate on my prior post while waiting for details from the OP, a single moving light is not going to be impressive. Yes, there’s always the artistic angle to lighting design, but a single moving light just won’t be very useful regardless of how versatile it is...
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    MAC Axiom Hybrid comparisons

    Just out of curiosity, what is it that you plan to do with a single moving light? While the Axiom is an outstanding fixture, I’m not sure it’s the right choice for your application. Sharing more details about the proposed uses will definitely help.
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    Motorized Material Lift

    Yeah, I might just know a thing or two about NASA thanks to my day job ;)
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    Motorized Material Lift

    That's pretty much the conclusion that I'm coming to (and I understand the reasoning). I appreciate the input as well Chris and Bill. I took a look at Crown and Vestil, but it's the same story as Genie and Sumner - either all-manual or too heavy. I really like the Genie GL12 and is what I'll...
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    Motorized Material Lift

    Hi all, I'm curious what's out there in terms of motorized material lifts and what anyone's given preference is. I'm looking for low capacity (sub-500 pounds) with a lifting height of at least 10 feet, though preferably in the 12-14ft range. Ideally both the lifting and driving will be...
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    Cut and Splice Chauvet Epix Flex (or other LED tape)

    Thanks Ford, I was hoping you’d chime in! Yeah, I think it goes without saying that I’d definitely be voiding my warranty by attempting this! Just reading through the literature, it looks so tempting to be able to snip across the three pads as indicated when cutting the tape down to size and...
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    Cut and Splice Chauvet Epix Flex (or other LED tape)

    Greetings! I’m working on a project where I’d like to line trussing with LED tape. I’m interested in the Chauvet Epix Flex product due to its tolerance of wet location use along with nearly plug-and-play use. I noticed that the manual states that while the product can be cut, it cannot be...
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    Upgrading from Midas M32

    I’ll toss in a dLive vote. I like mine, though I’ve never had the chance to try it in a live theater setting yet. The option cards and additional I/O boxes will easily handle your immediate and potential growth situation. Something like a C3500 paired with a CDM32 will still set you back...
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    Looking for a small DMX controller for a band

    Hi Barry. I never found the LC2412 to be all that bad - just a little different. As far as budget boards go I preferred it over many of the alternatives. Keep in mind though that this board has been on the market since before LED fixtures and even moving lights were commonplace, so it’s...
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    Control/Dimming Lifespan of a Lighting Console

    As the owner of my company, I plan for consoles in the 5-figure territory to last 7 years. I've found that to be the magic number for business/ROI planning where the unit should still be reliable and "current" enough for mainstream use. Granted ETC is my preferred brand for lighting consoles...
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    ADJ Vizi Reliability / Hybrid Moving-Head Selection Question

    Hi Christopher, why are you the only one who is able to access these fixtures? As someone who is a student, I'm curious how you'd be the only person able to care for these costly investments. While I agree that ADJ's products are in no way comparable to Clay Paky, every moving light will need...
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    WTB: ETC Cobalt Motorized Fader Wing

    Hi Mike, and thanks. Yes, I'm unfortunately aware that Cobalt is legacy. I've been an owner and user of a Congo Kid for nearly 5 years now and with the recent announcement of Nomad supporting Hog 4 PC, am trying to snag a wing from someone who might be looking to jump ship. I've already...