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Author Topic: Scanners vs. Movers  (Read 5553 times)

Zach Zaba

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Scanners vs. Movers
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:16:59 pm »

I'm sure this is an entirely subjective manner and as far as the definition for the fixtures themselves I understand the differences BUT I was curious to personal experiences.

For example I have had better luck finding the "rotating gobo" effect affordably for scanners but find that only the higher end LED movers include this. I really enjoy this feature for lower tempo jams/improv sections and find it a hell of a lot more feasible to afford 4 of them in the near future (although I frickin love the LED movers).

Thanks!
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Duane Massey

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Re: Scanners vs. Movers
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 05:59:45 pm »

Zach, I use both in my installs, and the choices are getting better. I tend to use scanners more often, as they are faster and less expensive, but until recently there were few LED scanners w/ rotating gobos. Most of my clients are bottom-line oriented, so anything over  $1k is a tough sell, but ADJ/Elation has some new fixtures that fit the needs. Check out the Vizi LED Spot:
http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?Category=& ItemNumber=2001

MAP is $ 749.95

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Matt Melberg

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Re: Scanners vs. Movers
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 12:56:48 pm »

Also check out The Blizzard Polaris Spot.  It has rotating gobos and a prism with a 30watt LED source for $629.99 MAP.

http://www.performanceledlighting.com/products/led-moving-he ads.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&a mp;product_id=20&category_id=6

I have 4 of these in my personal rig and love them.  Does the "Gobo rotated beams through the fog" thing really well.  
Some of the Chauvet units are well below $1k and do that as well.
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