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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, 4th Edition by Harry Box

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CHAPTER

Lighting control: Control networks, moving lights, advanced devices, and computer applications in lighting

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As we have seen in the previous chapters, a broad range of lights and lighting devices can be controlled remotely on a control network. Typically, this is done from a central control console. In motion picture and television work, the most widely used control network protocol is DMX512. Every lighting technician needs to become familiar with it. However, DMX512 is just the beginning. With very large or complex rigs, Ethernet-based control systems are also commonly used. In this chapter, we will look at both.

As you may have noticed, the motion picture industry perpetually borrows technologies that have evolved in ...

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