A year on from the release of QLab 4, On Stage Lighting asks: “Will QLab ever really be a lighting thing?”
On Stage Lighting looks at the relatively modern phenomenon of Executors in busking stage lighting setups.
The continued growth in the use of colour-mixing LED based stage lighting fixtures leads to some unique control requirements. On Stage Lighting give you the quick information on “Virtual Dimmer”. [ … ]
Following on from some recent discussion in the lighting control hardware vs. software debate, On Stage Lighting considers some trends in the market and the life cycle of specialist lighting [ … ]
Following the release of QLab 4, On Stage Lighting presents some suggestions for lighting workflows aimed at users who may be unfamiliar with programming QLab and its core concepts.
The world of lighting control would seem to be very much about software right now. Fans of different console platforms will argue over functionality and workflow as much as they’ll [ … ]
So, the much anticipated QLab 4 has arrived and with it a new branch of functionality that may or may not have caught you by surprise. On Stage Lighting looks [ … ]
In the third of our experiments in the quest for minimalism in creating a setup for busking concert lighting, On Stage Lighting tackles Executors as a means of busking a [ … ]
In the second of our experiments in search of the Essential Busk Page, On Stage Lighting sets a new set of restrictions that give us a chance to explore further [ … ]
Following a recent tip-off from ChamSys that the 188.8.131.52 release of the MagicQ software will include support for Open Sound Control (OSC), we look at what OSC is and how it relates [ … ]
As part of the ‘Summer of Video’ at On Stage Lighting, we present a short tutorial on a cheap and simple DMX lighting control system that integrates the free LX [ … ]
Media Servers and Digital Lighting was a quick introduction to “convergence” and the technologies involved in using digital media for stage lighting. Current lighting trends include the use of arrays [ … ]
An introduction to the Compulite Vector lighting control, a guest article by UK Vector trainer Joe Bleasdale. If you don’t really know much about the Vector, a favourite in control [ … ]
Our guest is international LD, Paul Smith as he shares his dream of a revolution in lighting control and asks if we aren’t stuck in a timewarp of cue stacks [ … ]
UK based touring LD Mark Wynn-Edwards takes time for a chat and to tell us why, despite years of being an Avo man, he now owns and uses a Jands [ … ]
A guide to the basics of RDM (Remote Device Management) DMX. How it works and what it does.
Wireless DMX systems are getting affordable. At outdoor concerts this summer, On Stage Lighting gave up “control by wire” and got to test the Zero88 ZeroWire system. This article looks [ … ]
An explanation of the “Wide” mode that is found on a range of lighting consoles including budget models. Wide mode is useful because it doubles the number of control channels [ … ]
On Stage Lighting has always liked the ChamSys MagicQ and MagicQ PC, the free PC lighting control software, is the cheapest way to get your hands on a professional console. [ … ]
DMX over Ethernet has been around in stage lighting control for quite a while. The concept of sending DMX512 universes over a network, using Cat5 cable or Wireless, has some [ … ]