Recent content by TimG

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    Hey, I thought we could share pictures of our shows...

    These are from 2 panto's I have worked on, I am the sound and AV technician. I made all the Projections from scratch, let me know what you think!
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    Need advice concerning pyrotechnics (UK)

    I have worked in multiple venues in the UK and working for a few touring companies and in all my experience I have only ever worked with 1 pyrotech even though there has normally been pyros used in shows or stored on site. They can be stored on site as long as they are stored in a licked metal...
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    Pop and Sizzle Christmas Lights?

    I have never heard of a smoke 'dot' for lights and have just asked all the guys I work with and they haven't heard of anything like that although one person did suggest a heat sensitive paint, i tried finding something online but had no luck. i know how you can make them flicker if you are not...
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    DMXing LED's For a Big show

    I have worked out that the resistors i need are 680 Ohm 2W, as the Voltage per LED is 3.8V, Ampage is 30mA and input power will hopefully be 24V. Is this calculation right? That calculation is for each individual LED I have just found an array calculator. Thanks Tim
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    USB DMX512 doesn't have a driver!

    Here are the Files I have for my unit.. : Plugin: uDMXplug.out.ddl (copy into your DMX software plugin folder Drivers: LibUSB & UDMX: (copy contents into :C:\Windows\System32\drivers) If you need anything else or any other help let me know :)
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    DMXing LED's For a Big show

    Thanks Mike, would I need to put a resistor onto each LED or just a string? how would I work our what resistors I need? Thanks Tim
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    Chemical Snow Machines

    I have used a lot of snow machines, except chemical ones. I wouldn't use normal ones as after just 30 seconds of them being on the theatre was pretty much covered in a super slick film from them. It may be worth hiring for a day top test it, rig it to the height and see if it hits the seating...
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    DMXing LED's For a Big show

    Just thought, would I need to get signal boosters as the signal will need to be sent a possible 30-40 ft around the portals.
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    USB DMX512 doesn't have a driver!

    I had a problem with this, you need to create a digital certificate for the Driver of install it a really strange way, I installed it by using back doors in the instillation process but I can't remember how I did it. Also you have to stop driver registration during boot up which can really mess...
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    DMXing LED's For a Big show

    The LED Specs say they draw 20mA min and 30mA max, working from this i can have a maximum of 33 LED's per channel and 27 comfortably safely. Assuming my calculations are right I can have 81 LEDs on 1 group which is 3 channels with 1 common wire and 729 on the 27 channel controller. This number...
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    USB DMX512 doesn't have a driver!

    I have had this problem when I brought my USB DMX dongle. I had to install LibUSB 64 bid driver, and another driver to get the unit to work. the libusb only gets the computer to recognise the unit you then need to install a driver like the dmx512.dll. You may also need to install an output...
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    DMXing LED's For a Big show

    I believe the voltage is 3.2-3.8 V per LED, I will have to work it out sometime. I am planning on having 2 of the controllers, 1 per Portal hopefully. That should hopefully relive the draw on the power per channel. I'm not to worried about them running individually or twinkling properly ect, he...
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    DMXing LED's For a Big show

    Hey All, I am soon to be starting on panto for this year. I primarily run the sound and projections however, the producer has asked me to do a bit of pre-rigged lighting. The show is Peter Pan, so i am sure you will all know how tech heavy the show will be. What I need help with is I need to...
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    Control/Dimming Vari-Lite VL1000 with Ion

    Just had a scroll through the online PDF manual and found this.... Independent You can also set a submaster to “independent”, allowing submaster values to remain unaffected by other submasters or playback fader instructions. They will, however, still be impacted by manual control...
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    Control/Dimming Vari-Lite VL1000 with Ion

    In this case you will need to re-record the house light sub with the VL's in the position you want and then have another sub with the same position in but without the house lights, before youbring the house lights down bring up the VL movment only sub and then bring down the house light sub...