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    A conversation with Gary Fails of City Theatrical

    https://stage-directions.com/all/issue/in-the-limelight/a-conversation-with-gary-fails-winner-of-the-wally-russell-lifetime-achievement-award/?fbclid=IwAR0EbNXsAj_e5SwX8XNleo6Ziq5u9GhdMqYF_CxGFE3b4dh9emPyw7F8jKs Worth a read. ST
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    Century Strand Sicodim

    Sicodim was George Van Buren's company which later turned into Van Buren Industries. Siltron Illumination then acquired Van Buren Industries and began selling "George Van Buren Signature Series" products. In 1971, I toured with the Dance Theatre of Harlem using two 24x3000 watt Sicodim dimmer...
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    Vintage Lighting A Chorus Line Mystery Drawing

    The New York Public Library has the attached drawing in their collection. It is a somewhat inaccurate representation of the LS-8--the first computer lighting system on Broadway for A Chorus Line in 1975. The NYPL is looking to identify the person that made this drawing. I have no idea. Gordon...
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    Control/Dimming Questions about CMX

    Channneltrack spoke CMX between its main processor and its output processor that generated 0-10V analog, The output processor was physically part of the console. Both were designed and built by ETC (at that point simply "those kids from Wisconsin" around the Colortran factory) for Colortran...
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    Control/Dimming Questions about CMX

    Colortran protocol (CMX) and DMX512 are functionally similar except for speed. They both follow the RS-422 (now EIA-485) electrical standard for balanced-line transmitters and receivers. CMX operated at 153.6 kilobits per second (kbps), while DMX512 operates at 250 kbps. Some Colortran products...
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    Show Stop Stories

    I might possibly have the best one. How about "The audience stands up and stops the show due to technical failure"? It's 1979. "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" starring Alexis Smith. Second stop on the National Tour at the Miami Beach Theatre for the Performing Arts. Yours truly is the...
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    Male Socapex Panel?

    With all due respect. your source is wrong. All Road Show Connection Panels per 520.50 require overcurrent protective devices. ST
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    Male Socapex Panel?

    Derek, you are absolutely right--duh! The two pole breaker will indeed interrupt both hot and neutral on a 120V circuit. That is allowed by code, as long as the breaker is common trip and clears both the neutral and the hot on a fault. I humbly revise my recommendation. I have edited my reply...
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    Male Socapex Panel?

    (Warning--the Deep Dive continues!) You will by now be an expert in 520.50 Road Show Connection Panels! However, your post contains an additional subtlety. You mention Socapex-type male inlets connected to Socapex-type female outlets via permanent conductors, servicing 208V circuits. A 208V...
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    Thoughts on a Fixture Shoot Out

    It will depend on the fixture and the ambient temperature--but I would start with 15-30 minutes.
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    Thoughts on a Fixture Shoot Out

    Do mixed colors drift over time as the fixture heats up? Does the brightness drift over time as the fixture heats up? ST
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    Are there LED ETC S4 Junior Zooms?

    Stay tuned. :) ST
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    Re-wiring Strip Lights with Asbestos

    What he said. ST
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    Frank Adam Switchboard Catalog 1928

    So much more than a catalog! ST