Personally I can see several cons to owning automated lighting and would never, ever recommend purchasing them unless you are planning on renting them out to others and have extensive knowledge of their workings. For most theaters that would only use them a few times a year for a few shows would spend almost their entire value in maintenance alone. If you have never seen the inside of a Cyber Light or a Studio Spot I would recommend checking it out at all costs. They are basically a conglomeration of small gears and moving parts. The other factor is changing technology, they have new software, boards and fixtures coming out on a monthly basis so owning them makes you almost guaranteed to not be able to keep up. Anyway, that’s what I have to say about that, I was wondering if anyone had any other input.
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