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Old August 12th, 2019, 05:41 PM   #1
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DMX in TV studio

Should every light in a tv studio be on a separate channel?
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Old August 12th, 2019, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Dmx in TV studio

Yes, probably.

If you're not going to run out of addresses, then it makes sense to make each fixture separate. If all your fresnels (for example) are the same address, then you won't have individual control. If you want to group them, you can do that in the lighting console.
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Old August 13th, 2019, 11:49 AM   #3
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Re: DMX in TV studio

The only answer is 'it depends" If you have lots of cyc lights, the answer is of course no - I've got quite a lot of LED bars to wash cycs, and all 12 are on the same DMX address for convenience, but I have 12 universes available if I need them. I'm quite content with three faders controlling 12m width of cyc lights.

On the other hand, everything that comes from a different direction, or is focussed in a different location are better as individual. Anything you need to control separately has it's own address, unless you know it won't happen.
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Old August 19th, 2019, 07:28 AM   #4
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Re: DMX in TV studio

Funny, I clicked in this threads title with the expectation it was about the 90s rapper of the name 'DMX' visited a studio someone worked at.

Was wondering what he'd be like in real life.
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