for the Theatre
Need: Digital control for all controllable properties of each individual light fixture independently.
Solution: Computer processor located inside each light fixture controlled by a command console.
How it's done:
Incandescent - controlled by dimmers
VL 1000 ERS
Enclosed arc - always on, irised out
Scrollers - moving gel strings in front of unit
Internal Pattern Wheel - up to 13 dichroic filters to choose from
Subtractive mixing with multiple dichroic filters
(iris, patterns, shutters)
Pattern Wheels - up to 13 patterns in each
Rotating Patterns - 3 patterns
Diffusion for soft/hard beam edges
Focus at one or other pattern wheel for illusion of depth
Size and weight dictate where fixtures can be hung
Smaller units can be placed in more places, but have less functionality
Separate motors for coarse movements and fine tuned motion control.
Speed often creates more noise.
Issues for the Theatre
End Systems StudioSpot
End Systems Cyberlight
End Systems StudioColor
Hubbell HX Series
Designed specifically for automated fixtures.
ETC Exprssion III
Designed for both automated and conventional fixtures.
Action/Reaction Dance Concert