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    Mount Martin RoboColor I case of 4 to truss?

    Quite true. The RoboColor fits our needs rather well though and it is what we have right now (two of them). This morning I went ahead and took the actual fixture out of the case it's mounted in and I think it's quite easy to modify this construction to allow it to be hung from a truss in a safe...
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    Mount Martin RoboColor I case of 4 to truss?

    Yes, that's exactly what it is. I was wondering about that. On the one hand it would seem that since the cup is the only factory-provided rigging point it's the only way to 'hang' this fixture in a safe way, similar to how you shouldn't fly speaker tops by their handles or in fact at all if...
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    Mount Martin RoboColor I case of 4 to truss?

    Thanks for your reply. I'm not quite sure what you mean by 'standard receiver'. The 'spigot' is basically just a round hole. Essentially this thing will just fit on top of a pole (similar to what you'd use between a sub and speaker tops). There's no thread or anything like that. Assuming that...
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    Mount Martin RoboColor I case of 4 to truss?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knows of a way I could mount a 'Martin RoboColor I set of 4 in a flightcase' to a truss? Normally the 4x RoboColor package simply sits on top of a lighting stand but I'd like to mount the whole thing on top of or below a motorized truss. I don't want to have...
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    Design Issues and Solutions Input/Ideas on achieving a Door Closing Effect with light

    How about using a DLP or LCD projector to project whatever kind of 'light door' animation you want? Shouldn't cost that much to rent one if you don't have one in your inventory. Point it to a movable mirror (or a scan perhaps) to project in different places if the projection beam is too narrow...
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    Puck 3 or Puck Q6/W? (or: Tri-LED or Quad LED?)

    Hi, After returning my two EuroLite KSL-1001 4-in-1 LED PAR sets which I highly suspect of having significant and imho unnecessary latency as discussed in this thread, I'm now consdering getting a bunch of Pucks from Blizzard Lighting instead, either the Puck 3 with 9x 3W Tri-Color RGB LED...
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    I'm using a Chauvet Xpress 512 which has its own processor (it can be used stand-alone without a PC too). I doubt it puts much of a strain on the host PC, unlike for example a Chauvet Xpress 100 which is a 'cable' type interface and essentially not much more than a basic UART and is limited to...
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    Correct. Even the text from the PLSN website that I quoted and highlighted says that and note that it also says "This has been true ever since the original USITT DMX512, but some receiver manufacturers have missed or ignored this detail. " There would actually be some advantages in having a...
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    In that case daisy-chaining can certainly not be causing any significant delay and even if there was buffering I'm sure the delay from the packet/slot transmission time is many times larger. Maybe the Wiki needs updating. From PLSN | New Edition of DMX512-A Available | Edition, New, Dmx, Data...
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    That's my guess as well. As I write in another forum, I think it's all down to manufacturers wanting to use the cheapest/slowest microcontroller they can make a functioning product with. For most applications this would suffice but for my somewhat more stringent requirements on timing it's...
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    In this particular case with the KLS-1001 we're talking about a single fixture with presumably a single DMX decoder that drives four PARs. Missing packets should not cause any timing differences between these four pars. How is that? I'm not familiar with DMX input/output hardware design and I...
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    I'm sure that is true for some or many (or perhaps even all) DMX controllers in existence. But although I don't have a copy of the actual DMX512 standard document (wish I had one), every technical description of DMX that I have read says that a packet can consist of up to 512 slots (channels)...
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    This video on YouTube of the Puck 3 suggests that it will do what I want: ‪The Puck 3 I'm not sure if what I'm looking for can actually be captured on video accurately but the scanning/strobing effect on the short strobe as captured by the video cameras's vertical scanning (hope you get what I...
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    Using just one proper and brand-new DMX cable. How far apart are your LED pars in terms of DMX channels? Thanks to everybody for your suggestions. If anyone can recommend a specific (slim) LED PAR (Tri-Color or QCL LEDs only) that has known accurate timing and response I'd love to hear from you.
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    DMX-frame accurate timing in LED PAR (sets)?

    As long as the cabling is ok the distance between the fixtures should be irrelevant but what DMX addressed are you using for these fixitures on the left and right side? Every DMX channel takes 44us to send so if the one on the left is at DMX channel 1 and the one on the right at DMX channel 512...