Im working on a stage with an ETC insight board. Unfortunately they are going to upgrade right after our shoot. Im looking for a way to wire my own switches on set for the actors to trigger cues back on the board. Ideally an analogue switch or button. I have found some info on doing this for the ION but nothing for the insight. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
I appreciate it thanks!
www.etcconnect.com/.../Expression-2_3-Line-Remote-Macros.aspx Expression 2/3 Line Remote Macros The Expression 2.3 Line consoles provide eight remote macro inputs through the 25-pin connector on the back panel labeled Remote Go. A user-supplied remote device connects to the console via a 24 AWG, aluminum-shielded, multi-conductor cable with one twisted pair designated for each switch (Belden 9507 S-R PCV Insulated or Alpha 5477 80 Deg. C 300 V PVC). The cable connector at the remote device will vary depending on the device itself. Console connector Remote connector DB-25 female Connector type depends on unit Pin Function 1 -Macro 1,901 2 -Macro 1,902 3 -Macro 1,903 4 -Macro 1,904 5 -Macro 1,905 6 -Macro 1,906 7 -Macro 1,907 8 -Macro 1,908 9 N/C 10 Ground 11 + 12Vdc 12 N/C 13 N/C 14 +Macro 1,901 15 +Macro 1,902 16 +Macro 1,903 17 +Macro 1,904 18 +Macro 1,905 19 +Macro 1,906 20 +Macro 1,907 21 +Macro 1,908 22 N/C 23 Ground 24 + 12Vdc 25 N/C The Three Ways to Wire (#1 is most typical way of wiring. Remote Macro also requires ribbon cable and chips in Facepanel PCB.)
1)Connect all -Macro pins (pins 1-8) to ground (pin 10) and switch the leads connecting the +Macro pins (pins 14-21) to +12 Vdc (pin 24)
2) Connect all +Macro pins (pins 14-21) to the +12 Vdc pin (pin 24) and switch the leads connecting the -Macro pins (pins 1-8) to the ground (pin 10).
3)Provide your own power supply that generates a 12 Vdc potential between the +Macro and -Macro pins and switch either of these leads.