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  • Auto Follow Lights?

    Since the search engine is down according to the announcements, does anyone know of a product that would allow a moving head spot light to automatically follow someone around the stage?

    I thought I read a post on here once that had talked about a wireless system that would clip to someone and a motor would automatically follow that person.

    Ideally what I would like to find is a device that would transmit the DMX position values to the software and the DMX light would adjust where it is shining based on the current position of the person wearing a transmitter? Hope all that makes sense.

    Not even sure if such a product exists but would really be nice if there was one.

    Thanks
    Bill

  • #2
    Martin introduced a product system that would do what you're asking. However the cost was nearly ten grand and they couldn't get it to work reliability. Its been discontinued.
    Thanks,
    Bill Cronheim
    Entertainment Systems Corporation
    Back stage since 1965
    Equipment specialist since 1973

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    • #3
      The only system that people even consider using for this is Wybron Autopilot. We won't even go in to how much that costs, but feel free to look it up if you want to. You won't even consider the possibility of purchasing it. Plus, it adds a massive amount of time to setup, and really only works well in fixed installations or touring setups that are precisely the same night after night (same height, grid dimensions, etc with an insanely small margin of error).
      Professional Moving Light Technician and Lighting Director
      Author of the Basic Band Lighting Guide

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      • #4
        $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

        http://www.wybron.com/products/tracking_systems/autopilot/

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        • #5
          My point exactly.
          Thanks,
          Bill Cronheim
          Entertainment Systems Corporation
          Back stage since 1965
          Equipment specialist since 1973

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          • #6
            Good grief. How egotistical can you GET??

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            • #7
              I need a followspot on me at all times.

              In the mall, at work, on the street...

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              • #8
                Not sure what the ego has to do with this. But thanks for the answers all.

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              • #9
                Back in the 90's there was a moving head video camera apparatus that would follow a person. The person has to have a certain little "dongle" or transmitter in his pocket and the rig would follow that dongle around...
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