Chapter 2


Automated Lighting Concepts

DMX Protocols
Fixture Modes
Parameter Abilities
Precedence (HTP and LTP)

Nontracking Consoles

Tracking Consoles

Advantages of Tracking

Disadvantages of Tracking

Practice Makes Perfect

Before studying the practice of programming automated lights, you should be familiar with specific concepts associated with automated lighting. Having a good understanding of the principles involved will open the doors to better programming. The following topics provide a basic understanding of the most important concepts related to automated lighting programming.


Most automated lighting fixtures use an industry standard language known as DMX-512. This ...

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