Recent content by OnTheRock

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    Automated Fixtures Elation Lighting Design Spot 575E Problems

    Elation was able to get back in touch with me. Things have worked out to my satisfaction. My apologies for disturbing the peace.
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    Automated Fixtures Elation Lighting Design Spot 575E Problems

    I have Gines (the service manager) email, but he hasn't responded in the last few days. He was able to send out a tilt belt in order to resolve one of my issues, but the light has a number of other outstanding issues.I'll try Erics's email. I didn't have his email till now. Thank you for...
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    Automated Fixtures Elation Lighting Design Spot 575E Problems

    I need to vent some in regards to some lights I purchased from Elation Lighting. I purchased a couple of Design Spot 575E's from them. One of them appears to be lemon. It appears to be a B Stock demo unit which I've realized over the last bit has many faults. I expected a new unit. Now I'm...
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    house lights

    Will they all be on DMX? If so, don't point them straight up. Point them at various artistic angles, but upwards, and keep the gel and lens holders on. Then, when the mood strikes, they can be used as colored effects or colored house lights.
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    Running lights from a PC?

    Some things are important, somethings not so important: MS Paint: good for taking screen captures of bugs with the PrintScreen key Notepad Text Editor: nice and lightweight, good for taking messages on the fly Windows Explorer: good for getting to files Outlook Express: benign, but could...
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    Running lights from a PC?

    Yes, it is theatrical stuff. What software do you use? A quick search through your previous post summaries didn't yield anything obvious.
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    Sound f/x Cue Playback Software

    SFX™ Standard (Windows Only) http://www.stageresearch.com/products/SFXStandard.aspx $495 USD SFX™ Standard is the choice for smaller, cost-conscious theatres and venues. Yet it doesn�t skimp on the features and benefits for your productions. The Standard version will play WAVE files, MIDI...
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    Ray From Bermuda

    Another thing I like about this configuration, is that I can spool my DMX cable down to the stage, along with my laptop, and with the director, crew boss, electrician, and SM present, ask the players whether they can find their light, or whether I should move it. And then program things right...
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    Ray From Bermuda

    Thanx for the thumbs up. It is good to know. It worked well on the shows we used it for. The other LD's of the theatre have worked out many of its abilities. On the other hand, I was getting tired of remember macros and numbers. I wanted something where I could name channels, groups...
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    Lighting a Concert

    Soundlight indicated the following in one of his descriptions (which matches something of what I was expecting):
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    Soundlight's Latest Creation

    Each of the efforts is excellent in its own right. Well, I'm impressed. How long did it take to program each of the two?
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    Ray From Bermuda

    When someone finds it, let me know. I was thinking though, that size may matter. My primary venue has 48 dimmer channels for light fixtures. Our Christmas Venue has about 200 dimmer channels, with may be 60 or 100 actively used. Perhaps control surfaces work better with larger build outs...
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    Running lights from a PC?

    I used to believe that, but I'm not sure anymore. I've run Lightfactory in three shows now. The first one with an Express 72 tied to it for 72 inputs. The second one I ran with no external hardware control. The third one I ran with an Enttec 10 slider playback unit. I did use the sliders...
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    To take a cue or not take a cue, that is the question

    On some lighting software, you can record various effects and store them with a name (like an oscillating light pattern). The same can be done with groups of lights (typically run with submasters), but saved with an easily remembered name. I do a lot of pre-show prep to put together these...
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    Ray From Bermuda

    You could always propose a gig for the local power plant. They should have a few extra megawatts on tap for your own local Wizards of Winter exposition!