Since starting with the LightShark it’s become one of my favorite consoles to work with. If you’ve been following Learn Stage Lighting for a while you might have noticed how much I talk about LightShark.
Like working with any new piece of equipment there are things I wish I would have known about when I started using the LightShark. Here are the top 3 things I wish I knew when I got started.
USB Charge Port
The first thing I wish I knew when I got started with the LightShark is the USB Charge Port located on the back of the unit. This charge port is specifically for charging your unit.
It does charge the device but
While there is really no way to avoid this I do recommend just getting a good charger and have the unit plugged in to charge when you plan on using the LightShark for longer periods of time.
When working with the actual LightShark software there are a couple of things I wish I knew. Using the Find command on the program has become a very useful tool and I wish I had known about it sooner.
As you can see in the image above the Find command does a couple of things. First, you will “select” the fixtures and then click “Find”. When you do this your fixtures will come to their find value. When you go to the “Prog/Out” tab located on the top you will see that all of those fixtures are opened to full.
It’s important to remember that when you do use the “Find” command it does bring those values into the programmer. So, you want to consider that when you set the parameters are you sure you want all of that information stored in that Cue. Because when using the “Find” command you bring all of those values to the programmer.
HTP, and Clear
The last thing I wish I knew when working with the LightShark console is understanding how the LTP and
When selecting the lights you want to work with, setting the positions, and any other parameters if you click “Clear” the console is going to clear the HTP values. If you would like learn more about
When working with the LightShark console the
This may be a bit of an adjustment but when you work with this function more it can be a great tool for creating a fantastic lighting show.
If you would like to learn more about the LightShark and how to get started, be sure to check out these resources.
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