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DMX Fixture Libraries

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by mattyb240, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. mattyb240

    mattyb240 Member

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    Hi all,

    I am new here and stumbled across this place after a long google, I have floated around other technical forums but I think this one would suit my needs better!

    I am a University student not far off graduating. I will be doing an event shortly using a Strand 520i. While I am familiar with using this desk for conventionals, I am not familiar using it with moving lights. As such our desk does not have up to date fixture libraries.

    I have heard and read it is possible to create DMX fixture libraries using basic notepad files? How do I go about this? Is there a step by step guide? What is the upload process onto the desk? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I just wondered if anybody new of a cost effective DMX tester that an a programmer can chuck in his tool box. I don't mind home made DIY jobs, I just want something simple and effective.

    Thanks very much everyone,

    Matt
     
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    Wow that is an amazing resource, and that website is full of useful information, time to sit down and start siving through it all!

    Thank you:)
     
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    From the CB Collaborative Article http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/...1-diy-dmx-demux-protocol-converters-etc.html: "A simple to build DMX tester, almost as good as the ones DFD charges $25 for: Make a DMX tester.."
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    Someone at Strand still cares and is creating new fixture libraries for the 500 & 300 Series consoles.

    500 Series Fixture Library Registration | Strand Lighting - A Philips Group Brand

    Plus with the information from Bobby's site mentioned above, a copy of the user manual of which ever MLs you want to use, & a text editing program, you can make your own profiles and upload them to the console as easily as reading the notes on the console or even editing them from there if you have to.

    Cheers!
     
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    Thanks very much for the link I have just signed up!

    I was able to create all of the necessary libraries I needed for the show amazingly first time! It all worked well. So thanks very much to everyone.
     

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