Control Systems for Live Entertainment / Edition 2

Control Systems for Live Entertainment / Edition 2

by John Huntington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240803485

ISBN-13: 9780240803487

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first published book on how computers and control systems are used in the live entertainment arena is now more essential than ever in this completely revised and up-to-date new edition. Covering lighting, sound, projection, machinery and pyrotechnics for theatre, concerts, theme parks, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums and corporate events, the Second Edition…  See more details below

Overview

The first published book on how computers and control systems are used in the live entertainment arena is now more essential than ever in this completely revised and up-to-date new edition. Covering lighting, sound, projection, machinery and pyrotechnics for theatre, concerts, theme parks, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums and corporate events, the Second Edition includes:

  • Sections on all major entertainment control standards, methods and protocols.
  • Basics of data communications, control systems, and control programming.
  • Information on networks for entertainment applications.
  • Case studies featuring realistic problems and practical solutions.
  • A unique combined focus on computers, art and technique.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240803487
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Basics1
1Basic Control Concepts3
2Data Communications9
3Networks38
2Production Element Control47
4Lighting49
5Sound76
6Machinery108
7Video/Multimedia115
8Film Projection120
9Process Control128
10Pyrotechnics130
3Show Control135
11SMPTE Time Code137
12MIDI Time Code149
13MIDI Show Control154
14MSC 2.0169
15MIDI Machine Control178
16SDX210
17Networks for Entertainment Control215
18Typical Commercial Show Controllers221
4Example Systems227
19A Theatrical Thunderstorm229
20Put on a Happy Face239
21Film at 11246
22It's an Itchy World after All256
Conclusion271
Appendix 1: Contact Information273
Appendix 2: Manufacturers Discussed in the Book275
Bibliography279
Periodicals281
Index283

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