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Posted - 11 Feb 2016 :  09:31:16  Show Profile
I just had a conversation with someone who always uses the Dimmer Effects of the lighting console to create Strobe effects for Movinglights, instead of using the Shutter.
I have seen many Movinglights from inside and the Shutter and Dimmer Blades where always the same. Is there any Martin Movinghead with separate Dimmer and Shutter Blades and if yes would it be a harm to run fast strobes on that Blades?


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Posted - 11 Feb 2016 :  19:03:21  Show Profile
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Paul Pelletier

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Posted - 11 Feb 2016 :  19:56:01  Show Profile
it won't harm but dimmer channel are internally optimized to be smooth while shutter function are optimized for speed.

So even on a fixture where dimmer and shutter are mechanically the same, trying to run fast FX on dimmer channel will never be as responsive as the internal shutter /strobe effect. this is by design.

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