Category Archive: Lighting Design

Jan 04

The Best Xmas Gift – Visit to Martin Professional

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Back in October 15th, I told you about the contest I won. All my interest in the lighting industry and admiration for the Martin Professional brand earned me a trip to their Happy Factory and the Head-Quarters at 16th and 17th of December. This was the best Christmas gift I could ask for. A dream come …

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Oct 15

Martin “Show Your Passion” Contest

Back in September, Martin started a contest named “Show Your Passion”. Contestants were required to submit a video with no more than 1 minute in which they showed their passion for the brand. So did I… I made a small text, grabbed two cameras and recorded the video. After some editing and some gymnastics to …

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Aug 15

New product: RD/USB2DMX

Controlling your DMX-512 lighting fixtures using your PC requires an interface! I’ve already shown you howto build your own OpenDMX interface. RD/USB2DMX is the result of a full research done on DMX interfaces and is the most portable, affordable and reliable DMX interface you can get for the price! With this interface, one can easily turn a laptop …

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Aug 14

Presenting RD/MPCTools

Martin M-PC is a new free software that can be used in stage lighting productions, compatible with the ENTTEC USB-to-DMX interfaces. Being able to use a free software that is compatible with my home-made USB-DMX interface is very appealing. The M-PC Graphical Interface is user-friendly, but developed to be easy to use with touch-screens! Because …

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Mar 29

DMX512 Protocol at Low Level

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DMX512 (acronym for Digital Multiplex 512) is a serial protocol widely used to control lighting equipment. It was created to define a common communication standard between all the lighting devices, regardless of the manufacturer. Before robotic lighting appeared, lighting in shows was based on simple projectors, with color filters placed in front of them to create different …

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