Skypanel Uses Too Many Dimmer Channels

Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:52 pm

Hi -- Is there any way to reduce the number of channels a sky panel uses on my dimmer board? I run the on-set lights from a 24-channel board with sliders so I can adjust lights during the shot. The Skypanels take seven channels, which eats up the whole board pretty fast. I really only need to control intensity and color temperature most of the time. Thanks in advance. Scott
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Re: Skypanel Uses Too Many Dimmer Channels

Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:21 pm

Hi Scott,

If you are looking for fewer DMX channels, there is an option.

In the SkyPanel, go to: Menu --> DMX Settings --> DMX Protocol Ver. --> Version 3.4

Now, if you have DMX mode 2 selected, the DMX footprint would only be 3 channels (Intensity, CCT and Green/Magenta).

Please note that with this DMX protocol version you will not have access to newer DMX modes like gel selection, source matching, lighting effects or x,y coordinates.

I hope this helps and let us know if you need more help.

- Mike Wagner
Senior Product Manager, Lighting
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Re: Skypanel Uses Too Many Dimmer Channels

Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:13 pm

Thanks Mike! Worked like a charm. Bad news for the Celebs...
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