QLC+ and USB to DMX Tutorial

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In this video, I go over how to control and program lights with DMX using the QLC+ software and uDMX adapters. The software is cross platform and works on Windows, Mac and Linux including small platforms like a Raspberry Pi!


Overview

I show you how to use the QLC+ software to control lights using DMX, as well as program scenes and shows. I discuss how DMX works, DMX channels, and how the configuration works on various lights.


Links

I won't link to any particular seller of these adapters, but doing a search for uDMX or DMX to USB on sites like AliExpress or eBay should bring adapters similar to the one I used.


Watch my tutorial and demo video on the 15W RGBW light I used in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph5mWGDw9QI

Computer DMX control software: https://www.qlcplus.org/ (just grab a generic uDMX adapter that is supported)

Bigclive has done tons of testing on LED lights like this one as well as very thorough teardown and analysis of products like this. Check his channel out! https://www.youtube.com/user/bigclivedotcom


Production Remarks and Rants

- The intro and outro are out of focus part of the time, it's hard to focus a 1080p camera on the small preview monitor... And autofocus missed it as well...

- I actually have proper audio now, it does clip sometimes, because I don't want to adjust the volume of each clip, so I used a baseline to normalize it.


Music

Music by Approaching Nirvana:

https://approachingnirvana.com

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3sS2Q1UZuUXL7TZSbQumDI

http://youtube.com/user/approachingnirvana

Intro and Outro: 2nd Flight


Watch

Watch this video on Peertube: https://peertube.tonytascioglu.com/videos/watch/452f6d86-01b9-405a-8ffa-c0c0e8a38cf9

Watch this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my9_Weks8oQ


Conclusion

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Tony Tascioglu

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