The QII (Q2) Lighting control system was designed by the BBC as a replacement for the obsolete Thorn Q-File lighting control system and console then used in most BBC television studios. It comprises a control surface and approximately 12U of rack containing the electronics.
In the mid-1980s Television Centre Studio 1 (TC1), which was being refurbished, required more than 1000 dimmers installed. The software of other lighting control systems could not apparently cope. The BBC research department designed a console that could control this many dimmers. It is a copy of the old Thorn Q-File using modern components.
- BBC Heritage Collection
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overall: 995 mm x 1170 mm x 965 mm, 145 kg
- lighting equipment
- tools and equipment
- equipment by process
- image viewing equipment