By John Huntington
While you are drawn to how keep an eye on structures and machine networks are utilized in all components of reside leisure, regulate platforms for reside leisure is the ordinary reference. With a distinct mixed concentrate on desktops, networking, paintings, and perform, this publication bargains an in-depth exam of regulate for lights, lasers, sound, , degree equipment, animatronics, lighting tricks, and pyrotechnics for live shows, topic parks, theatre, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums, precise and different occasions. This new version additionally comprises: .expanded emphasis on networking know-how and perform .complete assurance of vital new protocols corresponding to ACN and RDM .completely revised and up-to-date case stories .a thoroughly reorganized and revised constitution Drawing on his broad event within the box and school room, writer John Huntington basically explains every thing that is going on backstage and contained in the machines to deliver daring visions to existence in real-world settings. * Author's site is a stay, up to date source for this viewers - visited from keep watch over platforms technicians in nations worldwide! * platforms previously solo are actually being networked jointly and audio and lights techs desire this data * Loaded with sensible examples that readers love
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The unplugged cable is noticed and restored in time for cue 14, but, since the receiving device never saw cue 13, it now runs cue 13 instead of 14, which would be the correct cue. The system is now off until some correction is made. Data integrity is extremely important in relative systems, because if data is lost, the controlled system will be in error. If a relative system loses power, when power comes back up, the system must first re-initialize, find a predefined starting point, and then figure out where to go 22 Part 1 • An Introduction from there.
Time Based There are two types of time-based triggering or synchronization. In one approach, all elements, including human performers, are synchronized by some connection to a master clock. Alternatively, two or more types of time-based “linear” media (audio recording, video clip, or such) can be synchronized to each other (or to a separate master clock) on an ongoing basis. A time-based system is less forgiving of human performers. If, for example, an audio clip rolls at one minute into the show and the explosion effects were triggered at 14 minutes and 35 seconds into every performance, the performer would be out of luck if his performance varied much.
In show business, storytelling has always been our job, and modern entertainment technology provides a powerful set of storytelling tools which now extend beyond the traditional performing arts and include a wide array of venues and types of shows: corporate events, concerts, mega churches, cruise ships, museums, and so on. These powerful tools, however, come with the cost of increased complexity. In the early 1980s, lighting control systems could be relatively straightforward and easy to understand.
Control Systems for Live Entertainment, Third Edition by John Huntington