Recent content by marknb

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    Key Lighting with LED

    Sorry I'm a newbie, would you explain forward focusing? Also I was considering CWWW fixtures; would these be better suited than RGBA or RGBAW?
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    Key Lighting with LED

    This setup will be used in a worship enviroment and the front lighting will rarely need to be changed. The moving fixtures blow the budget. I seriously considered Source 4 w/575W, but was afraid the distance was too short and the angle too much to provide good effect. Plus, I'm back to...
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    Key Lighting with LED

    Not tried either yet. Have heard these cast multiple shadows due to the increased number of bulbs. Any truth to this? Is there a single source LED which would be bright enough to serve this purpose and at this distance? Or is this the fixture which would cost $$$?
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    Key Lighting with LED

    I am looking for LED fixtures which will provide good spot lighting for singers on stage. Our stage is relatively shallow in depth, only 12 feet and wall washed with RGB LEDs. Need a fixture which will provide good lighting for those on stage, but not wash out the wall coloring. The throw...
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    Control/Dimming DMX Dimmer Pack

    Because the throw distance is relatively short (20 to 24 feet) I believe we can use 575W bulbs. The hope is to start with only six fixtures, but want to have the flexibility to expand to a total of eight if needed in the future. If I understand your response correctly, it appears the Elation...
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    Control/Dimming DMX Dimmer Pack

    Looking to purchase a couple Elation 4 channel dimmer packs and reading manual online before purchasing. The manual mentions the DMX is good for turning fixtures on and off. Plan to connect ETC S4 or S4 juniors to the pack. Will I have the ability to dim the fixtures? Mark Hambrick
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    Starting from scratch

    Thanks to everyone for your help. The dollar amount I referred to ($2K - $4K) was for controller only. With that said, I should point out nothing, not even the the fixtures have yet been acquired. I feel as though I should learn as much as possible about this technology to make an informed...
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    Starting from scratch

    Thank you gcpsoundlight. Does anyone have any opinions regarding grandma on pc, jands vista w/m1 fader wing software, Chamsys MagicQ? What about other consoles other than smartfade? We're all going to experience a huge learning curve since this will be our first attempt at controlling lights.
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    Starting from scratch

    I am a member of a small church (100 seats) which is trying to incorporate conventional and LED lighting into our worship experience. We are considering 5 to 6 ETC S4 fixtures (fullsize or jr) handled by two dimmer packs and up to 12 LED fixtures; a combination of RGBA pars and perhaps a few...