lighting

  1. L

    Control/Dimming Children's Museum problems

    Hi all,I'm here with a rather strange request. For background, my university degree is in Theatre Design and Technology with a "focus" in lighting technology (hehe). I have worked at several theaters but have been out of the lighting game for a couple years thanks to the pandemic, and a career...
  2. ademhayyu21

    Is 40amps enough?

    Hello friends!I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I've been contacted to provide a quote for AV equipment for a new outdoor stage being built. Fun!Here's the catch, the site is only providing 2x 20amps to tie the equipment into. The stage is approximately 28'x30', will live on a pretty...
  3. Kernsey

    Electrics Batten Cable Management and Safety

    Hi Control Booth community. This is my first post so bear with me here, as I went to school for Music Technology and I am fairly new to theatre.I was hired recently as the TD for a theater built in 1928, and last night one of the snakes of cable on one of my electrics battens had fallen to the...
  4. L

    Source Four Focus Knob Socket 1.0

    This device can be chucked into a normal 3/8" chuck allowing rapid removal and (low-torque!) installation of Source Four barrel knobs. The 3D printed shaft acts as an intentional torque limiter - print at normal wall and infill settings and the shaft will break off if you forget to turn the...
  5. C

    Lighting Trees Proximity to Curtain Legs

    I am just trying to find out an answer to how close I can or should have 1k Altmans on a pipe in proximity to legs down on stage. Considering that we know they are flame-retardant and not fireproof. What is the generally agreed-upon distance?
  6. F

    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...
  7. Mistermon

    Printed pattern projection through LED SRC4

    Hello CB, I have an odd question which I think will require some trial and error, but wanted to ask the group if anyone had any experience in what I'm considering.Background: Years ago I was able to rent some lekos (Selecon Acclaim, I think) that had the light source 90degrees from the lens...
  8. jumpnjet22

    Control/Dimming Old Lighting Control System What are they

    We have this old dimmer/control pack from the late 80s / early 90s, and we were wondering if anyone had any idea on what they could be, and if there's anything left that could still potentially control it. If anyone has any ideas as to what they could be or any links that may be hard to find...
  9. R

    Lycian Follow Spot Model 1238 Not Working

    I’m a high school student with a show less than a week out, and one of my spots stopped working. We replaced the bulb and checked the outlet it was plugged into to make sure it worked, but no luck. It won’t turn on. Does anyone know what I can do to fix it?
  10. S

    Onyx (M-PC) now limiting its free software

    For a time Onyx (was M-PC during the time) offered a generous 4 universes with their free software. Now they have a new license structure, which will basically limit the free version of the software to 1 universe. The next tier would be the Onyx Nova license (comes with NX dongle), which grants...
  11. shaggy9531

    What are these and how do I make them work?

    I recently acquired what seem to be 2 lights that may blink or dance to music and I cant find anything on line about them. They are aprox. 4' high with florescent light cover and 4 knobs power on/off, frequency, bass, and treble. It says it was made by "Curtis Electro" and the only other words...
  12. Cineruss

    Green Cyclorama Lighting on a Budget

    We have someone that is fortunate enough to build us a cyclorama for green screen work. However, our budget is limited for lighting unfortunately. The space is a 26' wide by 15' deep and 9' high enclosure, two side walls and a back. I have seen shape lights used effectively in some videos but...
  13. Chefboyardiaz

    Hey y’all

    Hello everyone!My name is Alex, I’m located in the Metro Detroit area, and I’ve used ControlBooth as a resource for a while, thanks to an old boss of mine that introduced me to this (who I believe I’ve seen posting already, hi @cbrandt !) Although I’m currently furloughed due to Covid, I...
  14. 'thaniel

    DBAudio - WEBINAR - Making Decisions in ArrayCalc: Choosing Sources

    Requirements Install the Zoom Meetings application: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting More details The Content of this session: When do you choose a point source or a line source? What about horizontal arrays? How to evaluate speaker performance within ArrayCalc? Directivity and headroom...
  15. 'thaniel

    DBAudio - WEBINAR - Making Decisions in ArrayCalc: Choosing Sources

    Requirements Install the Zoom Meetings application: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting More details The Content of this session: When do you choose a point source or a line source? What about horizontal arrays? How to evaluate speaker performance within ArrayCalc? Directivity and headroom...
  16. dvsDave

    ADJ Lighting - Lighting up your Live Stream Webinar

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2788461364534237/Jake Rhodes and Bob Mentele (@rsmentele) will share their knowledge, from a technical standpoint, about what type of stage lighting to use to look professional for live stream video presentations.
  17. C

    Control/Dimming Questions about CMX

    Hi! I'm currently a student for theatre production. I'm working on a slide show for my networking class and I'm having some difficulty with CMX. My first issue is what is the topology for the network? I haven't found much but I think it's a bus? Am I correct?How is the signal structured for...
  18. 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...
  19. N

    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...
  20. ScenicKatie

    Colortran ENR Series 96 Issue

    Hey everyone,I am the Auditorium Manager and TD for a high school theater and I am working on a “wish list“ of items to get replaced in our outdated theater. Administration is asking me to provide citations for why we need certain items replaced other than “its old”. So- We are running on 2...