There are several kinds of lighting protocols. While DMX is the most common kind, it is not the only one! Daniel, Tyler, and Brian from DC PRO discuss all of the common lighting protocols out today, and their benefits and drawbacks.
With the modern ability to connect lighting rigs via network cable, lighting designers now have much more flexibility and options for their rigs. Unlike the days of running hundreds of feet of DMX cable, we can now run one CAT5 cable for the same amount of lights. Daniel and the DC Pro crew talk through the basic idea behind lighting networks, and discuss different cabling and different nodes that you can use to help increase your capacity in your network.
Cable testers in general are extremely useful for keeping your cables of any kind in good working order. Testing your DMX Cables before installing them can save you from a big headache down the road. Daniel and Tyler talk through testing DMX cables, and also touch on using RDM to test fixtures at the same time.
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