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diane January 29th, 2014 07:17 AM

new PID suggestion: pan/tilt lock
A new PID which might be useful would be one which could lock/unlock pan/tilt in an automated light. It could have a GET function also which would return whether the mechanism is currently locked. This is particularly helpful as a remote command because the light can be positioned while in the truss and then locked without having to climb back up to the fixture.

prwatE120 January 29th, 2014 07:32 AM

Which fixtures do you know of that have an electrically activated rather than purely mechanical lock ?

Are there any that you know of that already have some form of sensing on a mechanical lock ?

sblair January 29th, 2014 06:43 PM

I can't remember off hand which ones but there are some fixtures out there that do have electrically activated locks.

creese January 30th, 2014 10:12 AM

The fixtures that I know of:

PRG Bad Boy
PRG Best Boy

prwatE120 January 31st, 2014 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by creese (Post 2714)
The fixtures that I know of:

PRG Bad Boy
PRG Best Boy

Do they support RDM yet?

ericthegeek February 1st, 2014 07:56 PM

If we did a PID like this, how would we structure it?

A: Dedicated PIDs for PAN_LOCK and TILT_LOCK?

B: Generic AXIS_LOCK PID where there can be up to 255 named axes, each of which can be locked and unlocked individually?

We already have dedicated PIDs for Pan and Tilt invert, so I think option A is consistent with what we've already done. Does anyone know of fixtures that need the ability to lock FX Wheels or anything else?

sblair February 2nd, 2014 12:15 AM

I would just go with A. More consistent with existing PIDs.

nomis52 June 24th, 2014 09:52 AM

I've included PAN_LOCK and TILT_LOCK in the E1.37-5 draft.

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