Electrical
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ANSI E1.11

This video is a brief overview of one of ESTA’s most popular standards, E1.11, DMX512-A. This control protocol is nearly ubiquitous in the entertainment lighting industry, used in a host of luminaires, lighting effects, special effects, house lighting systems, video servers, and more. The standard is simple and effective, specifying everything about the protocol, including the structure of the data packets, the electrical interface, and the physical connectors. Viewers will get a basic overview of the standard and be informed where to download it for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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ANSI E1.17

This video is a brief synopsis of our largest, most complex standard: ANSI E1.17. That standard is a suite of documents that specifies an architecture, including protocols and language, which may be configured and combined with other standard protocols to form flexible, networked audio, lighting, or other control systems. It's big: about 2 megabytes as a ZIPped archive of PDFs and a directory of related DDL files as DDL and HTML. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: September 12, 2017
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Collapse Quickfire: Entertainment Technology - Configuration Standard for Metal Halide Ballast Power Cables
ANSI E1.16

This video is a brief synopsis of an extremely brief standard: ANSI E1.16 - 2002 (R2017), Entertainment Technology - Configuration Standard for Metal Halide Ballast Power Cables. This standard prescribes which contact should be used for the safety ground for detachable power cables on 6 kW, 12 kW and 18 kW metal-halide lamp ballasts. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. 

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: September 12, 2017
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Collapse Quickfire: Entertainment Technology--Recommended Practices and Guidelines for the Assembly and Use of Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies
ANSI E1.15

This video is a brief synopsis of ANSI E1.15, which gives advice on boom and base assemblies, simple ground-support devices for lighting equipment and accessories. If the assembly is tall, leaning, loaded unevenly, or likely to get run into by stage wagons or performers, there is substantial risk. This document offers advice to lower or eliminate that risk. Viewers of the video can find out where to download the standard for free, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance. 

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: September 12, 2017
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Collapse Quickfire: Lighting Control Systems - 0 to 10 V Analog Control Specification
ANSI E1.3

The video is a brief introduction into the third of ESTA’s American National Standards, now in its fourth edition. Zero to ten-volt analog control is an old method, but it's still used, and this standard helps define the controller-current-source method used in the entertainment industry as distinct from the controller-current-sink method used with dimming fluorescent ballasts. The video outlines the what the standard covers: transmitter specifications, receiver specifications, cabling, connectors, and marking. It also tells the viewer where to get the standard and the companion document, the Application Guide for ANSI E1.3, for free courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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Collapse Quickfire: Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting
ANSI E1.9

This video offers viewers a quick look at a standard to describe a method of reporting the photometric performance of luminaires being sold for or offered for use in entertainment lighting that is both detailed and easy to understand for people in the entertainment lighting market. In other words, a standard for reporting photometrics on a cutsheet. Viewers are given instructions for downloading the standard, free of charge, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: April 24, 2017
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Networking for Live Shows

About John Huntington:

John Huntington is Professor of Entertainment Technology at City Tech Brooklyn. He is a sound engineer, and author of the book Show Networks and Control Systems. He is an Electrical Subject Matter Expert, ESTA Entertainment Technician (ETCP) and has worked in virtually all sectors of the entertainment industry.

Formats Available: Show Networking Basics by John Huntington
Original Go Live Date: December 19, 2019
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Collapse Understanding Emergency Lighting Control
$75

The program reviews the requirements for emergency lighting control covered under the National Electrical Code® (NEC®), the associated UL Product Standards, and application and misapplication of products, and the newest requirements in the NEC®.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Go Live Date: April 25, 2017

Approved Credit:
  • ETCP: 0.75 hours CEU

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