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    Is 5-in-1 LED tape worth it for a fancy fake window?

    Using the connectors with solder is also an option.
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    Lighting Design Concept Statements

    While I have never done a concept statement I can see the value of one, especially in an academic setting. Presumably, the goal is to validate that the lighting design aligns with the needs of the production. In my world that is a conversation with the director and others on the production team...
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    Understanding Specifics of the DMX512 Protocol [Newbie Nate's Question of the Day]

    It is highly unlikely that DMX will ever be full duplex; that is, make use of the second pair. Ethernet protocols like E1.31 and E1.33 already provide bidirectional communication at faster data rates. The industry would adopt those instead.
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    Understanding Specifics of the DMX512 Protocol [Newbie Nate's Question of the Day]

    Many of your questions could be answered by using the Search feature of the site. It's a good skill to be developing in your downtime. ;) Regarding #1, the limit is a 32 UNIT LOAD including the transmitter, not to be confused with 32 DEVICES. Many (most?) transceiver chips developed since...
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    Perceptions and facts about Coronavirus - discussion

    I agree the article is looking at worse possible outcomes. I don't think governments are going to impose country-wide restrictions for localized outbreaks. I can see ongoing programs put in place if such policies were enacted so the compensation is predictable and more automatic. However, there...
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    Perceptions and facts about Coronavirus - discussion

    Food for thought for anybody who operates a performance venue. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615370/coronavirus-pandemic-social-distancing-18-months
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    COVID-19 Event Cancellations

    So 5km from my place and you didn’t drop in to say “hi”? I’m pouting! I am pretty sure the lack of plastic bags has more to do with a ban on single-use plastics. Most stores are switching back to paper.
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    COVID-19 Event Cancellations

    Start thinking about months. There won’t be any easing of restrictions until there is a downward trend in reported cases. It will be some time after that before public confidence is restored and likely longer before people consider spending their money on entertainment. My community theatre is...
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    COVID-19 Event Cancellations

    We just went to plaid. We had to cancel our shows on Friday. Now we have to cancel the board meeting about what to do about cancelling our shows. Good thing I work for a telecom company. Time to set up a conference call.
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    Well... there it is.

    Well, there's this thread.... https://www.controlbooth.com/threads/dps-mti-concord-theatricals-are-being-proactive-about-covid-19.46931/
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    COVID-19 Event Cancellations

    I expect the central banks will just print money to maintain liquidity in the system. The US government is already operating with a trillion dollar deficit so what's another few billion to prop up the unemployment account.
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    Well... there it is.

    Our next production is postponed. My guess is we will try to remount it in the summer. My fingers are falling off responding to all the email in the last couple of days. We're hoping the May production will go off as scheduled but that planning can wait a couple of days for the dust to settle.
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    Eos IRFR wants to park

    Setup -> System Settings-> Users v2.9.1 v3.0
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    Control/Dimming Ion XE vs Gio @5

    I'm in the exact same boat. I would prefer to have the [email protected] but the form factor of the Ion XE works better for my shallow booth. I'm considering the Ion XE with 10 motorized faders instead of the Ion Xe 20 with manual faders though. We have had an Ion Classic with the 2x10 manual fader wing for...
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    Eos IRFR wants to park

    Is the user # on the app the same as on the console? If not then nothing will appear on the console user's command line. The console user's displays may show channel modifications by others user though, depending the settings.