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Title:
Stage lighting controls
Author:
Sandström, Ulf.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford ; Boston : Focal Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xx, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780240514765
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library PN2091.E4 S26 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Stage Lighting Controls gives the reader an historical overview of the way in which modern control systems have evolved, and then explains the general principles of modern computerised lighting consoles and relevant control standards such as DMX512, MIDI and Ethernet. It also covers the basic aspects of controlling moving lights and scrollers and provides a product profile for ten major manufacturers of lighting controls. Written in accessible language, the book is ideal for both novices and practising lighting designers who need to get updated on current practices and equipment. It is also relevant for stage managers, electricians, technicians and any other production staff who are involved in situations where lights are controlled.


Table of Contents

Introduction
The evolution of lighting control
What kinds of lighting consoles are there?
What does a lighting console consist of?
How do functions interact in a console?
Patching
Channels
Submasters
Cue playbacks
Effects
Macro functions
Storing and printing shows
Dimmers
Scrollers
Moving Lights
Communication standards (in the lighting industry)
Analogue control and DMX512
Ethernet and networking
MIDI and time code
ASCII light cues
Troubleshooting
Appendices: Contact information
An historical overview of some manufacturers
Bibliography

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