That's the beauty of intels/movers, you can do such amazing things such a small amount versus billions of conventionals. Just read a lighting magazine these days (like PLSN), read touring profiles and it's amazing some of the things they accomplish with such a little amount of fixtures. Years ago you probably would have seen billions and billions of par cans. This reminds me of my led zeppelin dvd, they're lighting late 60s was a super basic wash and a spot light for each member. I thought it looked great compared to the mess they had in the 70s when I guess their tour was extravagant enough to start geling every fixture. More was better back then, simple because you couldn't control lighting rigs like you can today. Nowadays, it's amazing how extravagant some of these professional "ballyhoo's" done at concerts these days. On top of it all everything is fairly neat it doesn't look cluttered like many designs found back in the day. If you know what you're doing, 18 intels can do the job of 60 conventials. I don't necessarly mean it'll recapture what the conventials do, but it'll put on a show just as nice. Besides the moving effects, these lights can be so useful for quick focusing esepecially when someone steps out of the wash or light.zac850 said:Also, the advantage that I saw cut down on the number of lights that they needed to buy/hang. 4 or 5 fixtures were used instead of 20 or 30 which they would have otherwise needed to hang.
Acutely, there are a lot of add ons that you put into the fixture and plug and play--it all works. I believe they have an iris, color scrolled, and a bunch of other things that slip my mind now.digitaltec said:
Toys, not as in juink. Toys as in the "bells and whistles", no need to get defensive. At the level of technical work most of us on this site operate at, intels (if we're fortunate enough to afford them) don't play the major roles. It's the conventials for the meat and potatoes, and intels for the fancy stuff. While the high end mac fixtures have theatrical features to lower noise, they still aren't really being used to their potential in the theater world. This is quite questionable in the professional industry, but this site is targeted to much lower levels of technical work. Yes as I stated in the other post just like a regular s4, the s4 rev can be accesorized. It's still a bit too early to fully judge it until I see a price (Haha, and use one!) quote. If this product offers a wide price margin between other quality intel units on the market, I would consider it. Most likely, this product will probably cost more than it should. ETC's products are generally more expensive than it's competitor's offerings. Unless the s4 rev is a steal or reasonable priced considering what it is upgradable s4 on a moving yoke, I personally wouldn't even consider it based on my budget and uses for movers/intels. So, nine times out of ten, I would forget it. I would opt for something a little more versitile. Great points brought up here from everyone. If anyone has used these things, let us know.digitaltec said:The_Guest... I know that the light is designed for. Are you calling moving lights toy's? Cause if you want to start an argument then I'm all for it. But no reason to be childish.