Losing one’s head

Nowadays there are moving heads that cost little more than their static counterparts, and they are finding their way into serious lighting. However making best use of them is still a black art. We are  slowly getting accustomed to 255 being the new 100 but are we ready for 255 being the new 540, or 190?

Add to that the fact that most heads these days can rotate one and a half turns horizontally and flip right over vertically means that there at least three different settings for X and Y that point the head in the same direction. This can easily lead to a head taking the ‘long way round’ from one position to a nearby one. 

Something needs to be done to make controlling these heads more user friendly and I would suggest that the Colorsource desk is at the level of price and user expertise where the need is greatest. Any ideas?

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