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Control Freak: A Real World Guide to DMX512 and Remote Device Management [Paperback]

Wayne Howell

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11 Jun 2008
In this book Wayne Howell explains the subject of control protocols in words and language that make the complex topics he deals with clear and understandable. In his preface, Mike Wood says: Clarity is important. If there s one thing we need right now with lighting control it s clarity. The world of entertainment lighting is in a period of significant change; moving lights have become ubiquitous and we have two simultaneous disruptive technologies the introduction of LEDs as truly viable light sources and the slow inexorable merger of video and lighting. The consequence is that new and improved control standards have become essentials rather than nice-to-haves. Those standards have issued but just because a piece of paper with standard written on it exists doesn t mean that anything will actually happen. It needs developers to adopt those standards and incorporate them into products; it needs users to connect those products together in a rig and make them work; and finally it needs everything to come together in a show that achieves the designer s artistic vision. Control protocols are an essential enabling technology to help achieve that artistic vision that s what it s all about and why we are all so passionate about this industry. The author says: Control Freak is intended to provide a more in depth discussion of the subject than simple protocol standards guidance booklets. It is intended to prove useful to both users and product designers whilst also offering an introduction to those who simply require an overview of the subject.

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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Entertainment Technology Press Ltd (11 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904031552
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904031550
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 614,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, very in depth guide to the protocol ... 20 July 2014
By Jef Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great read, very in depth guide to the protocol that is DMX and RDM, penned by people who wrote the standard.

That said, it's a bit dry and technical. If you want to build your own DMX light fixture, this is a good started book, but if you are working DJ or stage and looking for real world controlled lighting advice, this is not for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 30 Aug 2014
By Angie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Pretty stellar book in my opinion. Really goes in depth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Index 22 Feb 2012
By M. C. Chiesa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Contents by chapter:
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 LIGHTING CONTROL PROTOCOLS
CHAPTER 2 THE DATA
CHAPTER 3 THE WIRE
CHAPTER 4 DMX512 NETWORKS
CHAPTER 5 FAULT FINDING & COMMON FAULTS
CHAPTER 6 DMX512-A
CHAPTER 7 CONVERSION & SPECIALIST PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 8 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
CHAPTER 9 REMOTE DEVICE MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 10 PACKET STRUCTURE
CHAPTER 11 DISCOVERY COMMANDS
CHAPTER 12 USING RDM COMMANDS
CHAPTER 13 THE RDM PHYSICAL LAYER
CHAPTER 14 RDM SPLITTERS
CHAPTER 15 RDM PRODUCT SUPPORT
CHAPTER 16 NOTES TO RDM PRODUCT DESIGNERS
APPENDIX A Q&A
APPENDIX B ESTA START CODES
APPENDIX C DMX512 START CODE CONFLICTS
APPENDIX D ESTA MANUFACTURER CODES
APPENDIX E DECIMAL, HEXADECIMAL & BINARY CONVERSION
APPENDIX F START ADDRESS OFFSETS BY UNIVERSE
APPENDIX G START ADDRESS DIP SWITCHES
APPENDIX H WORLD INFORMATION
APPENDIX I GLOSSARY OF TERMS
APPENDIX J OTHER INTERFACES
APPENDIX K RDM PIDS
APPENDIX L WIRE GAUGES
APPENDIX M BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX N WEB RESOURCES
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