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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by avkid, Oct 30, 2004.
i was wondering, could I use any Colortran DMX remote on my Scenemaster 60 plus console?
colortran encore board... since im primarily a sound guy, i didnt even know you could use a remote with it. ill be excited to see the responses to this thread
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Let's say you hooked two consoles to the same universe. How do your dimmers know which one to obey? What happens if console A is trying to turn a light on and console B wants it off? The protocol was designed for a single console to avoid having to put that much intelligence (and cost) into each and every dimmer. If cost isn't a problen, there are outboard boxes you can buy that will merge the outputs of two consoles. Some will even let you select between different sharing schemes - A takes priority, B kicks in if A fails - or last one to change takes control - or highest takes control. An outboard box isn't cheap, but it costs a lot more if you try to cram that intelligence into every dimmer.
(one in the booth and one backstage) and you can use it instead of the board to control lights. we use them for people who dont have the technical knowledge to use the regular console or if we need quick acess to lights from backstage ie. if we want to hang/focus lights while they are off then fly up the batten and turn them off without running across the theatre and up a flight of stairs.
strand 120. i wouldnt be able to work without it. so i dont have to run back to the booth and turn on a lioght to focus. also if iahev to go to the bathroom my sm can just hit go on it from backstage. very useful item, wouldnt work with out one.
track, so i'll put it in it's own thread sometime soon.
(I'll still post this here so that you keep your rateings!)
Colortran to find out if your particular remote can be used with the Scenemaster. Not something we can advise here as we don't know any details - such as what model remote ?. etc...
Litetrol Service could probably answer the question as well. 800 548 3876
2) As to using two consoles on one universe.
You need some kind of merger. That can be simply be the A and B inputs to an ETC Sensor rack (non-CEMPlus). There you can set port priority, with typical options (if memory serves):
- Port A incoming levels override any level on B, even if A DMX values are zero
- Ports set to highest takes precedent from either A or B
- B over-rides
You can also use a stand-alone merger, one as simple as an old Response merger that is highest takes precedent for 2 ports, or use a sophisticated system such as multiple nodes on a Strand/ETC network system, where you can set priorities for DMX channels coming from certain nodes, etc... with all kinds of possiblities.
You know, I use a SceneMaster 60 too, and I noticed the "Hand-held Remote" plug on the back, and I was wondering where I could even get a remote for it.
I got out of lighting 3 years ago, yet this thread lives on.
There was a thread necro posted last week on LN that had not been posted to since 1998, could be worse!
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