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November 29, 2012

DMX Lighting Tutorial Part 5: Hardware and Software

In part 5 of our DMX Lighting Tutorial series we go over the hardware and software used to control a DMX lighting universe. Hardware like the Chauvet Obey 40 are great controllers for fixtures and changing entire scenes. Some of the pros of using hardware are typically matters concerning reliability. You can avoid potential crashes and hardware is often easier to control. Some of the drawbacks of hardware are that the actual hardware is not expandable and flexible like software can be, and only the higher end hardware consoles allow for certain lighting manipulations.

You can also use software to control your lighting and for this video we show off the American DJ myDMX which is a great tool to get you started for controlling a DMX lighting universe. Some of the advantages to using software are its expandability and flexibility, greater numbers of stored scenes and presets, and more advanced lighting control functions. While software can be …

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November 6, 2012

DMX Lighting Tutorial Part 3: Dip Switches

Learn all about dip switches on DMX lights in part 3 of this UniqueSquared.com DMX lighting tutorial. If you don’t know a whole lot about DMX lighting, start at the beginning of this DMX series with part 1. It will teach you everything you need to know for this video which covers dip switches in detail. You’ll get a crash course in binary, we’ll do some math, and I’ll show you an easy shortcut for setting the dip switches on your DMX lights. We’ve got all of the current parts of our DMX lighting tutorial posted below. Also check out Chauvet’s website for a nifty Dip Switch Calculator.

 

DMX Lighting Tutorial Videos

Part 1. What is DMX?
Part 2. What is DMX Addressing?
Part 3. Dip Switches
Part 4. DMX Wiring
Part 5. Hardware and Software Setup

Transcript

Hello my name is Chris. Welcome back! This is part

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October 15, 2012

Chauvet Hurricane 901 Fogger Giveaway Contest Starts today!

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