1. liamskneeson

    LEDs and R20 reassurance

    High School Theater teacher here (self taught on all things lighting)I have set up our Colorsource LED lights and I really want to make sure I did it correctly, so I'm looking for some reassurance. The amount of anxiety I have that I'm going to ruin $30,000 worth of ETC color source pars 2...
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    New UPS or replacement battery?

    I have a Middle Atlantic UPS-1000R installed in our P-ACP rack that is used to power the P-ACP and the network switches. To my knowledge the battery in it has never been replaced and the unit is original to the building (circa 2013), and based on previous experience with UPS batteries, if this...
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    Hello everyone! I am a fairly new technical director with no previous knowledge of the theater I’m working in, or the equipment they have. I have two lighting trees with four Mega TRIPAR Profile Plus dimmers each. I’m trying to connect them by DMX cables to an ETC Express Board. The Mega TRIPAR...
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    Gobos for HES Lonestar

    Does anyone know if the gobos in the ETC/HES Lonestars are replaceable? I haven't been able to find anything in the documentation that indicates you can, but several trustworthy lighting sites I've seen the lights featured on says they are swappable.
  5. StephenParticipatesInTech

    Control/Dimming ETC Sensor & Unison control issues

    EQUIPMENT (for reference) 175 circuits with ETC sensor modules 3 ETC CEM+ head units 2 large racks (unfamiliar with model) 1 smaller rack with phase loss detection (unfamiliar with model) Unison control system (unfamiliar with model name, but if provided with a picture I can confirm/deny whether...
  6. mreilly0605

    ETC Nomad keyboard cover

    I use ETC nomad to remotely control my ETC element from my MacBook, but am still very confused by all the shortcuts and hotkeys.Any recommendations for keyboard covers with the hotleys listed.
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    ETC Eos - What is an "output"?

    I'm looking at buying an ETC Ion XE 20; I see options are for 2048 outputs or 12288; both allowing 32,768 Channels. I'm confused by the term "outputs"; is this DMX Addresses? If so, how does it make sense that there would be less addresses than channels?I'm used to the logic that a board...
  8. NickVon

    Lighting "nodes" every where, but what universe are they?

    So our space, which i'm new to and still getting used to. Has DMX/network nodes all over the room. It's Great. I'm mostly utilizing the exisiting plot/channel setup for our fall play as I haven't had time to delve into configuring it exactly how I want. We have two nodes and 8 analogue...
  9. nick_fouts

    SmartBar Non-dim mode

    Hey all,Does anyone know if the “Non-dim” mode on ETC SmartBars is regulated or unregulated voltage? I’ve read ETC’s page on this but am still left a bit confused. I have been using the convenience outlets to power our LED cyc lights, but we run into having to lower the batten every time we...
  10. R

    Addressing DMX to SPI Decoder (Alitove SP201E)

    Hi folks,I'm attempting to control a string of LED pixel lights via DMX and an ETC console. The decoder we purchased is the Alitove SP201E, which should be compatible with both the WS2811 chips in the lights and regular ol' DMX. The manual leaves much to be desired. Reviewers on Amazon say...
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    oscRFR as auxiliary control

    Hey folks!I’ve got kind of a time sensitive question for anybody running oscRFR with their Eos device: our ancient touchscreen monitor has decided that the day of a tech rehearsal for a show tomorrow is a great time to kick the bucket, so I’m now stuck trying to busk on an IonXE with a mouse...
  12. 'thaniel

    ETC - Making The Light Fantastic - Part Three

    Making the Light Fantastic is a four-part webinar series that introduces you to the basic principles of stage lighting design. Across the four sessions we will cover the principles of design, types of lights, working with color, building your first design and a number of other topics. Part One...
  13. dvsDave

    ETC Study Hall - ArcSystem Navis and F-Drive Introductory Webinar

    On March 31, ETC announced the new Navis and F-Drive product lines.ETC is hosting a Navis and F-Drive webinar on Tuesday, April 21 at 10 AM CDT. Architectural Market Manager Chris Patton and Technical Product Manager Allyn Weber will host the online presentation and Q&A session.Join the...
  14. dvsDave

    ETC Study Hall - Eos Family Color Tools

    In this webinar, we will help you unlock the full potential of the award-winning color control system in your Eos Family desk. This session will be part color science, part Eos programming – we’ll be looking at all of the color tools, discussing why each of them came into being, how to use them...
  15. dvsDave

    ETC Study Hall - Pigs, Palettes, and Punting

    In continuation of the last video focused on the programmer. Maegan and Noah will talk about the various types of palettes in the console and how to record and update them. This will bridge into a function in the console called "Fade Changes" Which allows users to see fade and delay values live...
  16. dvsDave

    Getting Yourself 3D Ready with Augment3d

    For years, the Eos software platform has been providing lighting designers and programmers cutting-edge color tools and advanced control. A favorite on Broadway, the West End, and venues all over the globe, the Eos Family helps bring art to life on a daily basis with its power and precision...
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    Are you using the ETC Releve Spot? Would you buy it again?

    I am suggesting some lights to update a small theatre and as much as I want to like the Releve, it seems hard to believe it will be very useful given its low brightness.The type of theatre is exactly what seems to be the market for this fixture, but looking at ETC's own photometrics app it is...
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    Research and Training

    Its been a while since I’ve been able to run a console, and I want to keep the programming brain/fingers fresh. Aside from the videos, and online classes through ETC, could someone recommend a cheap(ish)/affordable visualizer or type of software for Windows based PC that would help me see what...
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    Can a 3rd Party DMX Stage Light Controller connect to my ETC system?

    I volunteer as my kids school and we will be having a dance coming up next month. The DJ took a look at our setup and wanted to know if he can use his own light controller (which has some chase/strobe functions or something) for the show. He told me it is a "universal DMX controller". I know...
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    Console Recommendation for High School + Theatre Academy?

    Hello, ControlBooth:I am the president of the Lighting Crew at my high school, and I have been tasked with recommending a new light board to be purchased for the auditorium. Besides the many functions which the auditorium serves the community (plays, concerts, presentations, etc.), my school...