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A R T I S T I C
L I C E N C E
P R O D U C T
R E G I S T R A T I O N
F O R M
Product:
Micro-Scope 3a
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Date Purchased:
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C O N T E N T S
MICRO-SCOPE 3A ......................................................................... 1
ARTISTIC LICENCE PRODUCT REGISTRATION FORM ............................... 5
CONTENTS ................................................................................ 7
INTRODUCTION .........................................................................11
QUICK START .................................................................................................................................... 11
MICRO-SCOPE FEATURES ................................................................................................................. 11
WHAT’S NEW IN MICRO-SCOPE 3A .................................................................................................. 12
THE CONTROL SURFACE ................................................................13
OVERVIEW.......................................................................................................................................... 13
MENU ................................................................................................................................................ 13
TOGGLE! .............................................................................................................................................. 13
LEFT RIGHT .................................................................................................................................... 13
UP DOWN ......................................................................................................................................... 13
MENUS ............................................................................................................................................. 14
THE MENUS ..............................................................................16
DISPLAYING RECEIVED DMX512 ............................................................................................. 16
STATUS ....................................................................................................................................... 17
DMX BASE ................................................................................................................................... 17
DISPLAY MODE .............................................................................................................................. 18
D ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
% ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
$ ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
B ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
DATA RECEIVED ............................................................................................................................ 18
DATA ERROR ................................................................................................................................... 19
S ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
F...................................................................................................................................................... 19
O ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
T ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
LOOP THROUGH ............................................................................................................................ 19
MAX/MIN MODE .......................................................................................................................... 20
FLICKER HUNT .............................................................................................................................. 20
Hexadecimal ................................................................................................................................ 20
TIMING MODE ................................................................................................................................. 21
CHECKSUM MODE ........................................................................................................................ 22
TRIGGER OUTPUT .................................................................................................................... 23
DISPLAY RECEIVED COUNTERS .............................................................................................. 24
DISPLAY RECEIVED START CODES ....................................................................................... 25
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START CODE LIST .................................................................................................................. 25
SELECT DMX START CODE........................................................................................................ 28
DISPLAY RECEIVED TEXT ......................................................................................................... 29
TRANSMIT RIG CHECK ............................................................................................................... 29
TRANSMIT ALL CHANNELS...................................................................................................... 30
TRANSMIT MEMORY ................................................................................................................... 31
NUMERIC DISPLAY .................................................................................................................. 31
LAMP DISPLAY ........................................................................................................................... 31
TRANSMIT LAMP ......................................................................................................................... 32
TRANSMIT DYNAMIC DMX512 ................................................................................................ 33
TRANSMIT TEXT ......................................................................................................................... 34
TRANSMIT SEQUENCE .............................................................................................................. 35
SNAPSHOT DMX TO MEMORY ................................................................................................. 36
FILL MEMORY WITH PATTERN ............................................................................................... 36
TESTING CABLES ........................................................................................................................ 37
DOUBLE ENDED CABLE TEST............................................................................................... 37
SINGLE ENDED CABLE TEST ............................................................................................... 37
NETWORK TEST ....................................................................................................................... 38
AUTO BACKUP IF DMX FAILS .................................................................................................. 39
LOOP THROUGH ........................................................................................................................... 39
DISPLAYING RECEIVED MIDI ................................................................................................. 40
THE SETUP MENUS ......................................................................41
SETUP MENU .................................................................................................................................. 41
ENABLE BACKLIGHT (S1) ........................................................................................................... 42
POWER SAVING (S2)................................................................................................................... 42
MENU MODE (S3) ......................................................................................................................... 43
DARK CHANNEL (S4) ................................................................................................................... 44
MEMORY DISPLAY MODE (S5) ................................................................................................. 44
TRANSMIT SIP (S6) .................................................................................................................... 45
TALK TO MIC-EDIT (S7) ............................................................................................................ 46
MIC-EDIT .................................................................................47
OVERVIEW ..................................................................................................................................... 47
INSTALL ..................................................................................................................................... 47
HARDWARE ................................................................................................................................ 47
COMMS ........................................................................................................................................ 48
MAIN SCREEN............................................................................................................................... 49
SETTING THE PATCH ................................................................................................................. 50
PATCH COLUMNS ...................................................................................................................... 51
DELETING A LAMP ................................................................................................................... 51
EDITING MEMORIES ................................................................................................................. 52
EDITING MEMORIES BY SPREADSHEET ......................................................................... 52
MEMORY COLUMNS ................................................................................................................................... 52
EDITING MEMORIES BY FADER ......................................................................................... 53
FADER ROWS ................................................................................................................................................ 53
SETTING LEVELS ........................................................................................................................................ 54
EDITING LEVELS ..................................................................................................................... 54
USING PALETTES ........................................................................................................................ 56
EDITING MEMORY LEGENDS .............................................................................................. 57
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EDITING FIXTURES ................................................................................................................... 58
SPREAD SHEET ......................................................................................................................... 58
HEADER ....................................................................................................................................... 60
FOOTER........................................................................................................................................ 61
FINISHING EDITING ............................................................................................................. 61
EDITING MICRO-SCOPE 3A CONFIG ..................................................................................... 62
MENU ............................................................................................................................................... 64
EXPORT ....................................................................................................................................... 64
LIVE EDITING .......................................................................................................................... 65
USITT ASCII IMPORT ........................................................................................................... 66
EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS .............................................................67
POWER SUPPLY ............................................................................................................................. 67
Connector .................................................................................................................................... 67
Battery......................................................................................................................................... 68
RECEIVE DMX ................................................................................................................................ 69
MIDI ADAPTER WIRING ....................................................................................................... 69
TRANSMIT DMX .............................................................................................................................. 69
CONVERSION TABLES ..................................................................71
MANUFACTURER ID NUMBERS .........................................................74
INDEX .....................................................................................75
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I N T R O D
QUICK
START
U C T I O N
Welcome to the Micro-Scope manual. Micro-Scope is a sophisticated
DMX512 and MIDI analyser, but is remarkably simple to operate.
Users who are familiar with either DMX512 or MIDI should find
that a scan of the Control Surface section is sufficient to get
started.
Please remember to return your product registration card, so that
we can keep you informed of new developments.
MICRO-SCOPE
FEATURES
Micro-Scope provides the following features:
 Receives DMX512 & MIDI
 Display as bar chart, decimal, percentage or hexadecimal
 Display update rate, number of channels, Break and MaB time
 Display maximum, minimum and current value of a single
channel
 Double and single ended cable test
 Generate DMX512 or re-transmit buffered DMX512 or MIDI
 Twelve full level memories with snapshot
 Automatic Moving Lamp test
 Auto-backup, transmits Memory if console fails.
 PC Link to Mic-Edit Software (preview only)
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WHAT’S NEW
IN MICROSCOPE 3A
A range of powerful new features has been added to Micro-Scope 3a
providing new functionality for the DMX512-A standard.
1. Micro-Scope 3a can be used with DMX512, DMX512 (1990) and
DMX512-A.
2. All menus can now be enabled or disabled in the setup menu. This
allows Micro-Scope 3a to be configured for operation ranging from
a simple rigger’s remote to a power user development tool.
3. A new Transmit All Channels menu has been added. This provides a
simple method to slowly fade up the entire lighting rig for a bulb
check.
4. A new Receive SIPS menu has been added. System Information
Packets are a new feature of DMX512-A. The SIP contains useful
data including checksums, manufacturer identification, software
revision numbers and much more.
5. A new Receive Text menu has been added. Text DMX is a new
function of DMX512-A. Text DMX is transmitted using an
alternate start code. It allows DMX products without screens to
transmit status information.
6. A new Network Test menu has been added. Test Data is a new
function of DMX512-A. It allows the integrity of a DMX512
network to be tested by transmitting a special test pattern with
the maximum transition rate. This menu provides a simple good /
bad indication.
7. A new Analyse ASC menu has been added. DMX512-A implements a
number of Alternate Start Codes. This menu analyses received
DMX512 and lists all the received start codes.
8. A new mode of controlling moving lamps has been added. The
Transmit Memory function allows an entire patch of moving lamps
to be entered using Mic-Edit. Micro-Scope 3a allows each channel
to be controlled whilst indicating the channel function.
9. A new sequence mode has been added. The sequence allows the
memories to be output in an order and at variable speed.
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T H E
C O N T R O L
S U R F A C E
OVERVIEW
MENU
TOGGLE!
Micro-Scope is operated by the six front panel buttons. The buttons
function as follows:
The MENU key is used to select the operating mode of Micro-Scope.
Pressing MENU once will display the currently selected mode. The
LEFT and RIGHT cursor keys are then used to select a new operating
mode. The process is completed by pressing MENU a second time.
The MENU Key is held down whilst power is switched on to access
the Setup Menu.
When Micro-Scope is in DISPLAY RECEIVED DMX512, the TOGGLE
key is used to step through the different display formats (bar graph,
percent, decimal etc.).
In TRANSMIT mode, the TOGGLE key is used to invert the level of
the selected channel.
In TRANSMIT LAMP mode, the TOGGLE key selects each of the
automated tests in sequence.
LEFT RIGHT
When Micro-Scope is in DISPLAY RECEIVED DMX512, the LEFT and
RIGHT cursor keys are used to select a new base address.
In TRANSMIT DMX512 modes, the LEFT and RIGHT cursor keys
are used to select a new transmit channel.
If Micro-Scope is displaying the menu, the LEFT and RIGHT cursor
keys are used to select the next operating mode.
UP DOWN
The UP and DOWN cursor keys are used to increment or decrement
the level of the displayed data.
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MENUS
Upon entering MENU mode, twelve different operating modes may be
selected (using the LEFT & RIGHT cursor keys). These are:
Displays the DMX512 signal from any
console, in any of the six available
formats.
Displays received System Information
Packets. The SIP is a new feature of
DMX512-A.
Displays a list of all received DMX512
Start Codes. The registered owner of
the Start Code is also displayed.
Select a DMX512 Start Code for both
receive and transmit operations.
Displays received DMX Text
information. DMX Text is a new
feature of DMX512-A.
Transmit Rig Check. Only a single
channel on at a level. This is the basic
flash through rig mode.
Transmit All Channels. Transmits all
512 channels at a level. This provides a
quick check that all lamps work.
Transmit and edit one of 15 Memories.
Each Memory allows all 512 channels at
individual levels.
Automatically test any automated
luminaire from the library.
Transmit any range of channels at a
level or continuously ramping.
Transmit DMX Text Information. A
number of predefined messages are
available.
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Allows the Memories to be played
back sequentially at a variable speed.
A simple non-fade controller mode.
Copy received DMX to any of the 15
Memories. Used to create show
backup or record test patterns.
Fill one of the 15 Presets with a
symmetrical pattern of channel levels.
Fully test all three pins of DMX512 or
MIDI cables for shorts and open
circuits.
Test the two signal pins of DMX512
or MIDI cables for shorts, when only
the console cable end is available.
Transmits a special test packet. The
data received is analysed for errors
with good / bad indication.
Allows Micro-Scope to connect in-line
between desk and dimmers. Switches
to a selected Preset if the desk fails.
Switch between the DMX512 output
of Micro-Scope and a regenerated
version of the received signal.
Display MIDI data characters in
hexadecimal form.
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T H E
DISPLAYING
RECEIVED
DMX512
M E N U S
In DISPLAY RECEIVED DMX512 mode the following keys are
active:
 LEFT
Decrement the current DMX512 start address
 RIGHT
Increment the current DMX512 start address
 TOGGLE
Select the display format
Received DMX512 data is displayed in one of seven formats. They
are:
 Bar Graph
 Decimal
 Percent
 Hex
 Binary
 Max/Min & Flicker Hunt
 Timing
 Checksums
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STATUS
The first five display formats also include the following
information:
1. DMX512 base address
2. Display mode
3. Data received indicator
4. Data error indicator
5. Loop-Through indicator
The diagram below shows Micro-Scope receiving DMX512 in bar
graph mode.
1. DMX512 Base
2. Display Mode
3. Data Received
5. Loop Through
4. Data Error
DMX BASE
The DMX base address is in the range 1 to 512 and defines the
first channel displayed. This value is also used to set the TRIGGER
OUTPUT.
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DISPLAY
MODE
This character shows the currently selected display mode:
Bar-graph mode displays twenty four channels as a bar-graph with a
resolution of 12.5%. Whilst the resolution of this mode is limited,
it is often the most useful when the DMX line is running show
information. It is easy to pick out chases, which in other display
modes could be mistaken for flickering data.
D
Decimal mode displays six channels as numbers in the range 0 to
255. This mode shows the entire resolution of each channel. It is
most useful when dealing with moving lights and colour changers.
%
Percent mode displays six channels as numbers in the range 0 to
100. This mode provides the most familiar numbering system.
$
Hexadecimal mode displays six channels as numbers in the range 00
to FF. This mode is most useful when working with DMX devices
such as relay boxes and smoke machines, which use bit control. See
Appendix for conversion tables.
B
Binary mode displays two channels as both binary and hexadecimal.
This mode is most useful for electronic designers and engineers
when solving complex electronic problems such as a damaged data
bus.
DATA
RECEIVED
This character cell displays a tilde to show that data is being
received. The data is not necessarily valid DMX512.
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DATA ERROR
This character cell is clear when good data is being received. If
an error occurs, one of the following is displayed:
S
DMX512 is being received with a non-matching Start code. The
Start Code is selected using menu 4 – “Select Start Code”.
F
Data is being received with Framing errors. This can be caused by
noise pick-up and also occurs when the phase pins of the connector
are reversed.
O
Data is being received with Overrun errors. This can be caused by
noise pick-up and also occurs when a phase pin is disconnected.
T
The received data is outside the DMX512 Timing specification.
This display occurs when either the number of channels per frame
exceeds 512, or the Break time is less than 88uS, or the MaB time
is less than 4uS.
LOOP
THROUGH
This character cell displays 'L' when Micro-Scope's output is
providing a clean and buffered version of the incoming DMX512.
When the character cell is clear, Micro-Scope's DMX512 generator
is connected to the output.
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MAX/MIN
MODE
FLICKER
HUNT
HEXADECIMAL
Max/Min mode is the "Flicker Finder". A single DMX512 channel is
displayed as the current value,
minimum value and maximum
value. All three numbers are
decimal 0 to 255.
This mode will capture any fluctuations in the level of a channel. To
clear the Max and Min values, press the MENU key twice. When
data is not received on the selected channels, the Max value is set
to 0, and the Min value to 255.
The UP & DOWN cursor keys are used to start the automatic
‘Flicker Hunt’ mode. In this mode
Micro-Scope analyses the level
of each channel in thirty
consecutive frames of DMX512.
Any level that has varied outside the flicker band causes the hunt
to stop and the display reverts to MAX/MIN mode, displaying the
erroneous channel data. The DOWN cursor key cycles through the
range of flicker band values between 0x01 and 0x3f. When the
flicker band is set to 0x01, a single bit fluctuation in the level of a
single channel will cause the display to revert to MAX/MIN mode.
Micro-Scope offers both decimal and hexadecimal display.
Hexadecimal numbers are shown by a preceding ‘$’ symbol. This is
interchangeable with the more common ‘0x’ prefix for hexadecimal.
The following numbers are identical: 0xAA, $AA, H’AA, AA16.
Micro-Scope uses the ‘$’ symbol for the simple reason that it uses
the least display area.
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TIMING
MODE
Detail mode provides four further pieces of information about the
DMX signal.
The Period "P" is the time between received Breaks on the DMX512
signal. The reciprocal (that is
the ‘1/x’ button on your
calculator) of this number
gives the refresh rate.
The second number is the Break time "Bk". This is the length of the
synchronising code used to restart a new DMX frame. The
specification requires this value to be 88uS or greater. If this is
not the case, the timing error icon "T" will be displayed in the main
receive window.
The third number "C" represents the number of dimmer channels
received in the last DMX packet. This number should be constant,
although the value may be less than 512, depending on the type of
console used.
The fourth number is the Mark after Break time "MaB". This is the
delay between the end of a Break and transmission of the start
code. The specification requires a MaB of 4us or greater. If this is
not the case, the timing error icon "T" will be displayed in the main
receive window. (The MaB limit was increased to 8uS in the
DMX512 1990 Revision).
The DMX512 timing analyser in menu 1 has been improved and now
displays data specific to the selected start code (menu 4). That is:
 ‘P’ This is the period or time between DMX512 frames. If the
start code (menu 4) is set to ‘don’t care’ this will display the
time between all consecutive frames. In networks containing
RDM, it can be difficult to interpret as the packet lengths are
so different. When the start code is set to a specific value,
the time period displayed will be a measure of the time
between DMX512 breaks of consecutive packets with that start
code. The result is a more accurate view of packet timing and
bandwidth use.

‘Bk’ This is the break time. If the start code (menu 4) is set to
‘don’t care’ this will display the break time of all frames. It
can be useful to view the break time of packets with a
specific start code, which is achieved by setting the start code
in menu 4.
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CHECKSUM
MODE

‘MaB’ This is the mark after break time. If the start code
(menu 4) is set to ‘don’t care’ this will display the mark after
break time of all frames. It can be useful to view the mark
after break time of packets with a specific start code, which
is achieved by setting the start code in menu 4.

‘C’ This is the number of data slots in the DMX512 frame. If
the start code (menu 4) is set to ‘don’t care’ this will display
the count for all frames. This can be difficult to interpret in
networks containing data with multiple start codes. When the
start code is set to a specific value, the ‘C’ count will show
the number of data slots in all frames which match.
Checksum mode displays the calculated checksum for the last
packet received.
Both the 8 bit and 16 bit versions of the checksum are calculated.
This provides a useful check of
data integrity. If the
transmitting device (console) is
sending non-changing data, the
checksums should show a constant value. In this scenario, if the
checksum is seen to change, data corruption of the DMX signal is
occurring.
The checksum is displayed in hexadecimal format.
The checksum displayed relates to last packet received with a zero
start code. i.e. the Start Code selected in the setup menu is not
used in this display.
NB. The DMX512-A checksum implementation has not yet been
ratified by ESTA.
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TRIGGER
OUTPUT
The spare two pins of the DMX512 output are used to provide a
TTL (5V) oscilloscope trigger output. This signal can be used to
synchronise the oscilloscope to either the start code or the DMX
base address.
The operation of the scope trigger has been greatly improved from
firmware V7.1 onwards. In previous versions the scope trigger
output a pulse synchronised to Break and selected display start
address.
In this release the scope trigger is now synchronised to the start
code selected in menu 4. The rising edge of the scope trigger
occurs 50uS after detection of a DMX512 packet with the selected
start code. This allows a scope to be used to view DMX512 frames
with a specific start code.
The falling edge remains synchronised to the start address
selected in menu 1. This is useful for two reasons:
1) It allows a specific data slot to be viewed on a scope by
triggering on the falling edge of the scope trigger.
2) If the start address is set to a large value, the trigger will
only occur for packets containing at least that many slots.
DMX512 packets such as RDM are variable length, so it is
possible to capture specific length packets on the scope.
55uS
52uS
TRIGGER
R
DMX512
End of Break
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DISPLAY
RECEIVED
COUNTERS
The DISPLAY RECEIVED
Counters menu provides four
event counters for received
data:
 Pk. The total number of DMX512 packets received
irrelevant of their start code.

Sc. The total number of DMX512 packets received with a
start code matching that set in menu 4. If the start code in
menu 4 is set to ‘Don’t Care’ (Toggle Key) this will display
the same number as ‘Pk’.

RDM. The total number of RDM packets received (including
both draft and standard start codes).

Fer. The total number of framing errors detected. Before
the advent of RDM a framing error was simply an error.
RDM makes use of collisions to discover devices on the
network. These collisions generate framing errors. So this
counter can be used to see whether RDM discovery is in
progress.
The data is displayed in hexadecimal.
The following keys are active:





LEFT
No Function
RIGHT No Function
UP
No Function
DOWN No Function
TOGGLE Clear Counters
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DISPLAY
RECEIVED
START
CODES
The DISPLAY RECEIVED
START CODES menu is
designed to search received
DMX512 for all packets using
alternate Start Codes (i.e. non-zero start codes).
DMX512-A uses a number of ASC’s and it is often useful to identify
these.
The following keys are active:





LEFT
Display Previous Alternate Start Code
RIGHT Display Next Alternate Start Code
UP
No Function
DOWN No Function
TOGGLE Jump to receive DMX using this start code
Alternate start codes are displayed in the order in which they were
detected. Some start codes are transmitted very infrequently. For
this reason it is worth leaving this mode active for up to 30
seconds. The list automatically updates as new start codes are
detected.
Micro-Scope will attempt to
display a text description to
identify the start code for
well known codes. The example to the right indicates that start
code 24 (decimal) is one of three start codes detected.
The following table lists the registered start codes. Start codes
that form part of DMX512-A are shown in bold.
START CODE
LIST
Start Code
Decimal Hexadecimal
000
0x00
002
0x02
Registered
By
ESTA
T-Recursive
003
004
005
006
0x03
0x04
0x05
0x06
R A Gray
T-Recursive
T-Recursive
T-Recursive
007
008
009
016
0x07
0x08
0x09
0x10
T-Recursive
T-Recursive
Rosco ET
ADB
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Standard Lighting Data
Packet contains 256 x 16
bit levels in lo-hi order.
Proprietary format.
Checksum message.
Answerback query.
LSB of double precision
transmission.
Compressed data.
Compressed 16 bit data.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
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Start Code
Decimal Hexadecimal
017
0x11
023
0x17
024
0x18
038
060
061
065
079
085
0x26
0x3c
0x3d
0x41
0x4f
0x55
Registered
By
Tokyo
Broadcast
Systems Inc
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Licence
ESTA
Artistic
Licence
High End
Avab
Avab
Microlite
Oscar
ESTA
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
144
145
0x70
0x71
0x72
0x73
0x74
0x75
0x76
0x77
0x78
0x79
0x7a
0x7b
0x7c
0x7d
0x7e
0x7f
0x80
0x81
0x82
0x83
0x90
0x91
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
ETC
Leviton
Leviton
Leviton
Leviton
ESTA
ESTA
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Proprietary format.
Text Packet.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Internal configuration.
Smart 16 bit format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary backup.
Installation Test
Packet.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Proprietary format.
Curve select.
LSB 16 bit data.
Patch.
Dim/non dim.
Reserved for expansion.
First two slots contain
manufacturer ID.
Remaining data is
proprietary.
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Start Code
Decimal Hexadecimal
1460x92-0xa9
169
170
0xaa
1710xab-0xcb
203
204
0xcc
Registered
By
ESTA
Description
Sun
ESTA
Proprietary format.
Reserved for expansion.
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ESTA
RDM Remote Device
Management
System Information
Packet.
Proprietary format.
ENR mode control.
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Dimmer download.
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SELECT DMX
START CODE
The START CODE menu is used to select non-zero DMX512 start
codes. The Start Code was
not widely used in DMX512.
However, DMX512-A makes
significant use of this
feature.
The Start Code value is reset to zero when Micro-Scope is
switched on.
The Display Received Start Codes menu provides an alternative
method of editing the start code. The Start Code affects both
receive and transmit DMX512.
The UP and DOWN keys are used to select any one of the 256
possible values. The same value is used for both receive and
transmit DMX512.
The Toggle key selects “Don’t Care” mode that is displayed as
“xxx”. In this mode a value of zero is used for the transmit start
code. However, received DMX512 will be displayed as good data
whatever the start code.
The bottom line of the display shows registered start code owners.
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DISPLAY
RECEIVED
TEXT
The DISPLAY RECEIVED
TEXT menu is used to display
DMX Text.
DMX Text is a new feature of DMX512-A. It allows products that
do not have a display to output diagnostic and configuration data via
DMX512.
DMX Text allows a total of 509 characters of ASCII text to be
sent.
This menu displays a window of 32 characters from the text data.
The following keys are active:
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LEFT
Decrement the character address of the window.
RIGHT Increment the character address of the window.
UP
Decrement the character address by 16.
DOWN Increment the character address by 16.
TOGGLE Display text from the start of the text packet.
The entire display is used for Text display. Character position
unused in the text packet are displayed as ‘?’.
TRANSMIT
RIG CHECK
The TRANSMIT RIG CHECK
menu allows any single
dimmer channel to be
switched on at a level.
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The following keys are active:
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LEFT
Decrement the dimmer channel
RIGHT Increment the dimmer channel
UP
Increment the dimmer level
DOWN Decrement the dimmer level
TOGGLE Invert dimmer level
The display shows the current dimmer channel, followed by its level
as a percentage.
The DMX512 output continues when Micro-Scope is in Receive
mode.
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TRANSMIT
ALL
CHANNELS
The TRANSMIT ALL
CHANNELS menu allows all
512 channels to be output at
a level. This is a simple bulb
check function.
The following keys are active:
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LEFT
Decrement all levels by 5
RIGHT Increment all levels by 5
UP
Increment all levels by 1
DOWN Decrement all levels by 1
TOGGLE Invert dimmer level
The display shows the current level of all channels.
As a safety measure, the level is always set to 10 decimal when this
mode is started. This is to avoid accidentally flashing the entire rig
to full.
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TRANSMIT
MEMORY
The TRANSMIT MEMORY
menu allows any one of the
twelve Memories to be
transmitted to the
dimmers and edited. Each Memory contains individual level settings
for all 512 channels and is held in non-volatile Memory. The Memory
to be transmitted and edited is selected by the UP and DOWN keys
when the menu display is active. Press the MENU key to enter edit
mode.
The following keys are active:
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LEFT
Decrement the dimmer channel
RIGHT Increment the dimmer channel
UP
Increment the dimmer level
DOWN Decrement the dimmer level
TOGGLE Invert dimmer level
The DMX512 output continues when Micro-Scope is in Receive
mode.
The SNAPSHOT and FILL menus are alternative methods of
programming the Memories.
Two separate modes of display are available within this function.
The display mode is selected from within Setup Menu 5.
NUMERIC
DISPLAY
LAMP DISPLAY
In Numeric Display mode, the
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dimmer channel, followed by
its level in percent, binary,
hexadecimal and decimal. This feature also doubles as a decimal,
hexadecimal, binary converter.
In Lamp Display mode, the
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dimmer channel, followed by
its function and decimal level.
The lower line of the display shows the moving lamp of which this
channel forms a part.
The patch entered in Mic-Edit defines the moving lamp name and
channel function.
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TRANSMIT
LAMP
The TRANSMIT LAMP menu
is the most powerful method
of testing automated
luminaires.
Micro-Scope contains a library of nearly 200 lamp definitions which
can be used to automatically test lamps.
When the menu is active, the UP & DOWN cursor keys are used to
select the required lamp
from the library.
To accept the lamp selection
press MENU. The display
changes to show the start address of the lamp, the current test
and the selected lamp.
At this point the DMX output will command the selected lamp to
point to its centre position with the beam on at full white and no
gobos. The following keys are active:
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LEFT
Decrement the start channel to the previous lamp
RIGHT Increment the start channel to the next lamp
UP
Increment by one the start channel
DOWN Decrement by one the start channel
TOGGLE Select the next automatic test
The automatic tests consist of ramping the levels up then down
between defined values for the channels that relate to each lamp
attribute. The Speed at which the ramp operates can be defined in
Mic-Edit.
NB. If a lamp patch has not been programmed in Mic-Edit, this
menu is automatically disabled.
The automatic tests function as follows:
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Point lamp at centre of Pan & Tilt range with a full
power white beam.
Ramp up and down the lamp intensity. If a dimmer
exists in the lamp it is used, otherwise the mechanical
shutter is used.
Pan the beam from one extent to the other
Tilt the beam from one extent to the other.
Pan & Tilt the beam from one extent, diagonally to the
other.
Pan & Tilt are controlled by the cursor keys. This is
particularly useful for manually focussing a moving
lamp.
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Name
COL 1-7
GOB 1-7
STRB
ZOOM
FOCS
IRIS
PRIS
EFFX
AUX 1-7
ALL
Function
Exercise the colours available. This tests up to seven
colour attribute channels of the lamp. Depending on the
lamp type, the order will be either:
RED BLUE GREEN COLOUR-WHEEL 1-4 or
YELLOW MAGENTA CYAN COLOUR-WHEEL 1-4
Run through all the available gobos.
Test the Strobe effects.
Test the Zoom.
Test the Focus.
Test the Iris.
Test the Prism.
Test the Effects.
Test a further seven attributes as defined in the lamp
library.
Run all of the tests listed above in sequence. When the
ALL test is running, the display alternates between
‘ALL’ and the current attribute.
The DMX512 output continues when Micro-Scope is in Receive
mode. You can download a copy of Mic-Edit from the Artistic
Licence web site to inspect the detailed channel allocations for
each moving lamp.
TRANSMIT
DYNAMIC
DMX512
The TRANSMIT DYNAMIC
DMX512 selection allows any
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range of dimmer channels to
be switched on at a level, or
ramp continuously. The following keys are active:
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LEFT
RIGHT
UP
DOWN
TOGGLE
Decrement the end dimmer channel
Increment the end dimmer channel
Increment the start dimmer channel
Decrement the start dimmer channel
Stop or Start the channels ramping
Any range of dimmers can be controlled. The display shows the
start and end dimmer channel, followed by the current percentage
level.
The level ramp requires ten seconds to increment from zero to full
and then decrement back to zero.
If the end channel is set to a lower value than the start channel, all
output channels are set to zero.
The DMX512 output continues when Micro-Scope is in Receive
mode.
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TRANSMIT
TEXT
The TRANSMIT TEXT menu
provides support for the new
DMX Text feature of
DMX512-A.
DMX Text is a useful function that allows equipment that lacks a
screen display, to send diagnostic and status information via
DMX512.
This menu provides the option to send one of four preset text
messages in order to check text reception on other equipment.
When Transmit Text is selected, the text DMX frame is sent once
every 64 packets of standard (start code zero) DMX512.
It is therefore possible to leave this menu with text mode still
active. If this is not desired, set the message to None before
exiting the menu.
The UP and DOWN buttons force an immediate text packet
transmission.
The following keys are active:
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LEFT
RIGHT
UP
DOWN
Previous menu item
Next menu item
Previous text message
Next text message
The available text messages are shown in the chart below. The field
marked xxx is a three digit number that counts the number of text
frames sent. This number rolls over to zero at 255.
All text messages are sent with both control fields set to zero. The
strings are null terminated.
Messages 1 & 2 use all letters of the alphabet. Message 3 is
formatted for display by Micro-Scope.
Message
1
2
3
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TRANSMIT
SEQUENCE
The TRANSMIT SEQUENCE
menu allows memories to be
sequentially played back. This
allows Micro-Scope 3a to function as a simple show controller.
The following keys are active:
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LEFT
RIGHT
UP
DOWN
TOGGLE
Reduce number of sequence steps
Increase number of sequence steps
Increase step time
Decrease step time
Run / Pause
The sequence can play back up to twelve memories. Memory 1 is
always included in the
sequence. The Left and Right
keys control the last Memory
in the sequence.
The time delay between each step may be varied from 0.1s to 25.5s.
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SNAPSHOT
DMX TO
MEMORY
FILL
MEMORY
WITH
PATTERN
The SNAPSHOT menu allows
any one of the twelve
memories to be filled with
data captured from the
DMX512 input. The Memory to be used is selected by the UP and
DOWN keys when the menu display is active. Press the MENU key
to take the snapshot. The process requires eight consecutive
frames of DMX512 to capture the data. The snapshot can be
aborted (for example if the DMX512 input fails) by pressing the
TOGGLE button.
When the data has been
successfully captured, the
display shows:
The FILL menu allows any
one of the twelve Memories
to be filled with a
symmetrical pattern of
channel levels.
The following keys are active:
 LEFT
Select one of the pre-defined patterns
 RIGHT Select one of the pre-defined patterns
 UP
Increment the Preset number
 DOWN Decrement the Preset number
 TOGGLE Execute the Fill
Fill patterns are selected from the following list:
Name
Function
ALL CHAN OFF
Clear the Preset
ALL CHAN HALF
Set all channels to 50%
ALL CHAN ON
Set all channels to 100%
ODD CHAN ON
Set all odd channels (1,3,5..511) to 100%
EVEN CHAN ON
Set all even channels (2,4,6..512) to 100%
RAMP UP
Set incrementing ramp from channel 1 to 256
and 257 to 512
RAMP DOWN Set decrementing ramp from
channel 1 to 256 and 257 to 512
RAMP DOWN
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TESTING
CABLES
Micro-Scope offers three methods of testing DMX512 cables and
DMX512 networks.
The DOUBLE ENDED TEST is used when both ends of the cable
are available. Micro-Scope can test for short circuits and open
circuits on any of the three active pins of the DMX512 cable.
The SINGLE ENDED TEST is used when only the console cable end
is accessible. Micro-Scope can test for a short circuit between the
two signal pins.
The NETWORK TEST is used to transmit real test data over an
installed network.
DOUBLE ENDED
CABLE TEST
The DOUBLE ENDED TEST display shows the connectivity of each
of the three active pins of the DMX512 or MIDI cable. An OPEN
CIRCUIT is shown by a
period, and a SHORT
CIRCUIT is shown by the pin
number. The diagram below shows a correct DMX512 cable.
The diagram below shows a
DMX512 cable with pins 2 &
3 swapped.
SINGLE ENDED
CABLE TEST
The SINGLE ENDED TEST display shows the short circuit status
of pins 2 and 3 of the DMX512 output connector. The display will
show the following when there is a connection between pins 2 & 3:
This test can be used to test
for short circuit in the cable
or to confirm that the cable
is properly terminated.
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NETWORK TEST
The NETWORK TEST provides a more sophisticated test for
installed DMX512 networks. This test is capable of confirming that
both data distribution
amplifiers and cables are
working correctly.
The test makes use of a new
feature of DMX512-A, the Test Packet. This is a specific DMX512
packet, with an alternate start code, that is designed to exercise
the DMX512 network in a worst-case scenario.
The worst-case data is generated by ensuring that every bit
position includes a transition.
Whilst this menu is active, Micro-Scope transmits the test data
and searches for received test data.
The Micro-Scope output is then connected in place of the lighting
console. Each DMX512
outlet can then be tested
for good data.
If the lighting console has the ability to transmit test data, this
can be used instead of the Micro-Scope output.
The display gives a simple Good / Bad indication.
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AUTO
BACKUP IF
DMX FAILS
The AUTO-BACKUP menu allows Micro-Scope to be connected inline between a lighting desk and dimmers. Micro-Scope monitors
the received DMX512 and
should the signal fail,
switches one of the twelve
Memories to the output.
This mode provides a useful backup, which forces a known look on
stage, should the console fail. When the backup mode is triggered,
the user can snap between the presets.
When the menu is entered,
the following display is shown
and received DMX512 is
looped to the output. The UP and DOWN keys are used to select
the Memory that will be output should the received DMX512 fail.
If the DMX fails, the following display is shown and the selected
Memory is output to the dimmers. When the problem with the
received DMX512 has been corrected, simply press MENU twice to
reset AUTO-BACKUP mode.
When AUTO-BACKUP is
active, the UP and DOWN keys are used to snap between
consecutive Memories.
LOOP
THROUGH
The BUFFER DMX/MIDI option is used to select between MicroScope's Generator output
and a buffered copy of the
incoming DMX512 signal.
The Loop Through mode is selected by pressing the TOGGLE key
when the menu is displayed. The BUFFER mode of operation allows
Micro-Scope to be used as a signal booster for long DMX512 or
MIDI cables.
BUFFER mode is switched off when the Generator Menu is next
selected. When BUFFER mode is active, “L” is shown in the receive
window to denote “Loop Through”.
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DISPLAYING
RECEIVED
MIDI
DISPLAY RECEIVED MIDI shows six MIDI characters in
hexadecimal format. The external MIDI adapter cables are
required to use this mode. The TOGGLE key is used to freeze the
data display. The following diagram shows the screen layout.
Loop Through may also be used with MIDI. The output circuitry
used by Micro-Scope is RS485 compatible. Whilst this is correct
for DMX512, MIDI specifies a simpler and less expensive set of
circuitry. However, the two sets of circuitry are compatible and
the circuitry used by Micro-Scope overcomes the very short cable
limitation usually encountered with MIDI.
The MIDI input of Micro-Scope is opto-isolated.
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T H E
SETUP
MENU
S E T U P
M E N U S
The Setup Menu is entered by powering on Micro-Scope whilst
holding down the MENU key; eight different operating modes may
be selected. These are:
Allows the LCD backlight to be
enabled or disabled.
Power Save option can be disabled to
ensure that Micro-Scope always
transmits DMX512.
Select which set of main menus
should be active.
Set the level of transmitted DMX
channels that are at zero. This is the
lamp preheat function.
Defines whether Transmit Memory
displays numeric or lamp information.
When enabled, System Information
Packets are transmitted every 256
packets.
Starts communication with the PC
program Mic-Edit.
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ENABLE
BACKLIGHT
(S1)
The BACKLIGHT menu is used to enable or disable the display
backlight. The Backlight
operates as follows:
 DISABLE: The backlight
is off, giving the longest possible battery life.
 ENABLE: When external power is connected the backlight is
on in all modes.
When operating on battery power the backlight is normally on, but
powers down after one minute of inactivity. The next key press will
re-enable the backlight.
The TOGGLE key is used to enable or disable the backlight
selection.
POWER
SAVING (S2)
The POWER SAVING menu is used to enable or disable the power
save features of MicroScope. The power saving
operates as follows:
 DISABLE: The Micro-Scope will not enter power saving mode.
This feature is most important when Micro-Scope is
used as a signal booster or left in a remote location
as a DMX512 transmitter.
 ENABLE: Micro-Scope will enter power save mode after about
two minutes of inaction. This will only occur if there
is no external power and no DMX512 input.
The TOGGLE key is used to enable or disable the selection.
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MENU MODE
(S3)
The MENU MODE is used to select which subset of main menu
options is active.
This allows infrequently used
menus to be disabled.
Six options exist, their
functionality is detailed in the table below.
Mic-Edit has the ability to further customise these options.
Menu
Default
Power
User
Moving
Lamp
Conven
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Display Received
DMX
Display Received
SIP’s
Display Received
Start Codes
Set Start Code
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Transmit Memory
Transmit Lamp
Transmit Dynamic
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Transmit
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Snapshot DMX512
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Test
Test Network
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DARK
CHANNEL
(S4)
The DARK CHANNEL menu is used to set the level to be
transmitted in place of zero
(dark) channels when
operating in either Rig Check
or Transmit Dynamic Mode.
This is effectively a preheat feature and can significantly improve
lamp life.
The UP DOWN keys are used to increment or decrement the level.
MEMORY
DISPLAY
MODE (S5)
The MEMORY DISPLAY menu is used to select between the two
possible display modes of the
TRANSMIT MEMORY
function.
When LAMP mode is selected, channels are displayed in terms of
their associated moving lamp attribute.
In NUMERIC mode, channels are displayed with levels shown in
decimal, binary, hexadecimal and percent.
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TRANSMIT
SIP (S6)
The TRANSMIT SIP menu is used to enable the transmission of
System Information Packets.
When enabled, a single SIP
packet is sent for every 64
standard packets.
If Text DMX is enabled (Menu 10), the SIP packet is sent every 65
packets.
The structure of this SIP is shown below:
Slot
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9/10
11/12
13/14
15/16
17/18
19/20
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Byte Counter
Control Bit Field
MSB16 Checksum
LSB or 8 bit
Checksum
SIP Sequence
Number
DMX512 Universe
Number
DMX512
Processing Level
Software Version
Packet Length
Number of
Interval Packets
Originator’s
Manufacturer ID
2nd Device ID
3rd Device ID
4th Device ID
5th Device ID
Spare
SIP Checksum
Value (Decimal, 0x = Hex)
24
64
0
Calculated from last packet
Increments by one for each
packet
01
00
70 (This is V7.0. It will change as
Micro-Scope 3a firmware
upgrades are released)
0x0200
0x0040 (Text DMX disabled)
0x0041 (Text DMX enabled)
0x414c (‘AL’)
0x0000
0x0000
0x0000
0x0000
0
Calculated for each packet
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TALK TO
MIC-EDIT
(S7)
The TALK menu is used to start communication with the PC MicEdit Software. Please note that Mic-Edit is an optional item not
included with the standard Micro-Scope. It is included with MicroScope Pro.
Enter this mode prior to pressing the Download button on Mic-Edit.
Micro-Scope displays:
When the Mic-Edit Download
button is pressed, MicroScope displays:
When the transfer starts,
Micro-Scope displays:
Followed by:
When Mic-Edit has finished
sending data, the following
message is displayed:
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M I C - E D
OVERVIEW
I T
Mic-Edit is a Windows application that provides the following
functionality. Mic-Edit is an optional product that enhances MicroScope. It is ordered separately.
 Provides an on-line editor that allows live programming of moving
lamps (preview of levels only)
 Provides an off-line editor allowing all Micro-Scope 3a Memories
and configuration data to be programmed in a console style
format.
 Provides a Moving Lamp personality editor.
 Provides file compatibility with other Artistic Licence products.
Mic-Edit is compatible with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT5, 2000 & XP.
INSTALL
Mic-Edit is installed as follows:
 Insert the CD and select the ‘Enter CD’ option.
 Click the ‘Software’ button, followed by the ‘Mic-Edit’ button.
 Select the ‘Run this program from its current location’ option
and press ‘OK’.
 Dependent upon your computer setup, you may see a security
warning. Click on the ‘Yes’ button to continue.
 The Install Shield program will start and guide you through the
remaining steps of the installation procedure.
HARDWARE
Mic-Edit requires the following minimum specification to run:
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Windows operating system.
Mouse.
VGA 640 x 480 or better.
10 MByte Hard disc space.
32 MByte ram.
Serial (RS232) port with 9 pin connection.
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COMMS
Mic-Edit communicates with the Micro-Scope 3a via the RS232
interface of the PC. Mic-Edit can access COM1 through to COM8.
An XLR5F to 9 pin DB cable is provided with Mic-Edit. The cable
contains the RS232 to RS485 conversion electronics required for
communications between the PC and Micro-Scope 3a.
Live DMX is only transmitted on a change of value. It should not be
used as a Live Show Tool.
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MAIN
SCREEN
Mic-Edit displays the following screen when started.
The left panel of the screen displays the information store. This lists
all the data that will be downloaded to Micro-Scope 3a. This is
referred to as the Show Panel.
The right panel is used to display the spreadsheet or fader style
information for editing presets and lamp personalities. This is
referred to as the Edit Panel.
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SETTING
THE PATCH
The patch is used to select the DMX512 channel allocation that is
used in the ‘Transmit Memory’ menu.
When the ‘Patch’ option is selected in the Show Panel, the patch
spreadsheet is then displayed in the Edit Panel.
Click the Fixture Library button at the top of the screen. The
palette of available fixtures is then displayed:
Select the required lamp from
the palette and drag in onto the
required start channel of the
patch.
A dialogue is displayed which
confirms the start channel and
the number of lamps to be
patched.
The example shown will patch two High End Trackspots starting at
channel 4. The resulting patch is shown below:
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PATCH
COLUMNS
DELETING A
LAMP
The columns of the Patch display provide the following information:
Column
Name
Purpose
1
Channel
2
Lamp
3
Fixture
4
Function
5
Legend
Lists the DMX512 channel number from
1 to 512.
The number of the moving lamp. MicEdit generates this automatically,
numbering lamp 1 as the lowest DMX
channel value.
The text name of the moving lamp. This
corresponds to the name in the Fixture
Library Palette.
Describes the lamp function controlled
by this channel.
This is a seven character description of
the lamp channel function. This text is
displayed in the ‘Transmit Memory’
menu. When a lamp is patched, this field
is automatically updated from the lamp
function. This field can be edited to
override the default behaviour.
To delete a lamp from the patch, simply right click on the lamp. A
popup menu is displayed offering this option.
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EDITING
MEMORIES
EDITING
MEMORIES BY
SPREADSHEET
MEMORY
COLUMNS
To edit a Memory, select the
required Memory in the Show
Panel. Depending upon the setting
in the Preferences menu, the Edit
Panel will display either a
spreadsheet or an array of faders.
When editing memories in spreadsheet mode, the Edit Panel displays
as shown below:
The columns of the Memory spreadsheet are identical to those
displayed in Patch mode, with the exception of column 6.
Column
Name
Purpose
1
Channel
2
Lamp
3
Fixture
4
Function
Lists the DMX512 channel number from
1 to 60
The number of the moving lamp. ShowEdit generates this automatically,
numbering lamp 1 as the lowest DMX
channel value.
The text name of the moving lamp. This
corresponds to the name in the Fixture
Library Palette.
Describes the lamp function controlled
by this channel.
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EDITING
MEMORIES BY
FADER
FADER ROWS
5
Legend
6
Level
This is a seven character description of
the lamp channel function. This text is
displayed in the ‘Transmit Memory’
menu. When a lamp is patched, this field
is automatically updated from the lamp
function. This field can be edited to
override the default behaviour.
The level of this channel in this Memory.
The level can range from 0 to 255. Off
is identical to zero level.
When editing memories in fader mode, the Edit Panel displays as
shown below:
Each channel of each moving lamp or dimmer is displayed as a fader.
Below each fader, a 5 line text display describes the function:
Row
Name
Purpose
1
Channel
2
Lamp
3
Function
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Name
The Channel number ranging from 1 to
512.
The Lamp Number ranging from 1 to
512. Channels that are not patched do
not have a lamp number but can still be
programmed.
A text description of the lamp attribute
controlled by this fader.
The name of the moving lamp.
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SETTING
LEVELS
EDITING
LEVELS
Dragging the fader knob with the mouse sets fader levels. When the
level of a fader is set to any value above zero, tick marks are
displayed next to the fader track. The absence of tick marks
indicates that the channel is at zero.
Right clicking on any fader produces a popup menu. The popup menu
provides numerous Memory editing functions as detailed in the table
below.
The fader that is right clicked is described as the selected channel
in the table below.
Entry
Name
Purpose
1
Exclude channel from this
Memory
Exclude fixture from this
Memory
Selected channel is set to
zero in this Memory
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp, all channels
in the lamp are set to zero in
this Memory.
3
Exclude INTENSITY
channels of this fixture
4
Exclude POSITION
channels of this fixture
5
Exclude COLOUR
channels of this fixture
6
Exclude BEAM channels
of this fixture
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is an
intensity (dimmer) channel, all
intensity channels of the lamp
are set to zero in this
Memory.
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is a
position (pan or tilt) channel,
all position channels of the
lamp are set to zero in this
Memory.
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is a
colour channel, all colour
channels of the lamp are set
to zero in this Memory.
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is a
beam (iris, gobo, prism)
channel, all beam channels of
the lamp are set to zero in
this Memory.
2
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Entry
Name
Purpose
7
Exclude CONTROL
channels of this fixture
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is a
control (lamp strike etc.)
channel, all control channels of
the lamp are set to zero in
this Memory.
8
Exclude all INTENSITY
channels from Memory
9
Exclude all POSITION
channels from Memory
10
Exclude all COLOUR
channels from Memory
11
Exclude all BEAM
channels from Memory
12
Exclude all CONTROL
channels from Memory
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is an
intensity channel, all intensity
channels in this Memory are
set to zero.
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is a
position channel, all position
channels in this Memory are
set to zero.
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is a
colour channel, all colour
channels in this Memory are
set to zero.
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is a
beam channel, all beam
channels in this Memory are
set to zero.
If the selected channel is part
of a moving lamp and it is a
control channel, all control
channels in this Memory are
set to zero.
13
Clear Memory to zero
Sets all channels to zero level.
14
Clear Memory to off
Sets all channels to zero level.
15
Remove fixture from
patch
Removes this fixture from the
patch.
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USING
PALETTES
To display the palette, click on the
Palette button at the top of the screen.
The Palette contains 50 entries that
contain settings for every attribute of
every fixture.
These values are defined in the Fixture
Editor.
For ease of use, the palette entries are
coded by colour, but they are equally
valid for use with position and beam
attributes.
The palette can be used in both
spreadsheet and fader view of a Memory.
Simply drag the required palette entry
and drop it on the required fixture. The
cursor changes to a hand icon with a small
moving lamp icon.
The entire fixture changes to represent
the levels contained in the palette. This drag and drop function can
be further modified by combination of the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys
as detailed in the table below.
Hold
Key
None
Cursor
Dropping on
Channel Type
All
Result
Shift
Fader Icon
All
Only the channel that is
dropped upon will change to
the palette value.
Ctrl
Light Bulb
Intensity
Arrows
Position
Colour
Wheel
Colour
All intensity channels within
the fixture change to the
levels contained within the
palette.
All intensity channels within
the fixture change to the
levels contained within the
palette.
All intensity channels within
the fixture change to the
levels contained within the
palette.
Moving
Lamp Icon
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level contained in the
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Key
Ctrl
cont
Alt
EDITING
MEMORY
LEGENDS
Cursor
Diamond
Gobo
Dropping on
Channel Type
Beam
Hammer
Control
Multiple
Lamps
All
Result
All intensity channels within
the fixture change to the
levels contained within the
palette.
All intensity channels within
the fixture change to the
levels contained within the
palette.
Sets all patched fixtures to
the levels contained in the
palette.
The name or legend of each
Memory can be changed by right
clicking on the required Memory in
the Show Panel.
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EDITING
FIXTURES
SPREAD SHEET
To edit a fixture personality, double click on a fixture entry in the
Fixture Palette.
The following dialogue is displayed (this example is the Artistic
Licence Colour-Fill CF250 mode 6).
The spreadsheet displayed allows each of the possible fixture
attributes to be controlled. Each attribute (pan, tilt etc.) contains
the settings detailed below:
Column
Name
1
Attribute
2
Notes
3
Use
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Result
Defines the fixture channel type.
This field is simply for your information; it
is not downloaded to the Micro-Scope 3a.
Set to Yes if this channel function is active.
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Column
Name
4
Chan
5
Offset
6
Range
7
Icon
Function
Result
This is the channel address for this lamp
attribute. Numbering is in the range 1 to 38.
This is the minimum value of data that is
valid for this attribute. Normally this is
zero, however some fixtures (the MadScan
for example) mix attributes on a single
channel. If intensity is controlled over the
range 128 to 255, you must enter a value of
128 in this field.
This is the range of values of data that is
valid for this attribute. Normally this is
255, however some lamps (the MadScan for
example) mix attributes on a single channel.
If intensity is controlled over the range 128
to 255, you must enter a value of 127 in this
field.
This field is for file compatibility with
Show-Control.The following are the default
abbreviations:
Abbreviation
Attribute
P
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Pan
T
Tilt
R
Red
G
Green
B
Blue
C
Colour
g
Gobo
I
Intensity
i
Iris
p
Prism
This is the default data value for each
attribute of each palette.
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HEADER
The header to the spreadsheet allows overall configuration of the
fixture:
Field
Function
Lamp Filename
The name of the file that contains this
fixture personality.
Used to enter the total number of channels
required by this fixture.
This is the 16 character name of the
fixture.
Defines whether the fixture uses red,
green, blue or cyan, magenta, yellow colour
mixing.
If this box is ticked, Micro-Scope will
include all the Aux attributes in the
automatic tests. Generally you will not select
this as the Aux attributes are used for
controls needed to make the entire lamp
operate.
Three options of speed for the automatic
test ramp are provided. Generally you would
use Slow to Normal for moving heads and
Normal to Fast for moving mirrors.
This field is provided to document revisions
to the personality.
Number of Channels
Lamp Name
Colour
Include Aux In Test
Test Cycle Speed
Notes
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FOOTER
The footer to the spreadsheet provides two additional controls:
Field
Function
Graph
The graph shows the level of each consecutive fixture
channel for the selected palette. It also changes
colour to reflect the colour assigned to the palette.
This defines the DMX512 channel to use for live
testing the fixture data. If a fixture is available, this
greatly simplifies the task of data entry.
The Warning Display provides help with entry of
complex lamps. Show-Edit analyses the data as you
enter it, and checks for any possible problems. The
display options are:
Error: Channel x is duplicated: This means that you
have entered identical channel numbers for two or
more lamp functions.
Error: There are x channels over patched: This
means that you have entered a channel number that
exceeds the number in ‘Number of Channels’.
Error: There are x functions over patched: This
means that you have entered more lamp functions than
the number in ‘Number of Channels’.
Warning: There are x functions unpatched: This
means that you have entered less lamp functions than
the number in ‘Number of Channels’.
Unpatched functions transmit with a zero channel
level. This is therefore a warning not an error. On
complex lamps, you will regularly see this message.
OK: X channels patched: This message simply
confirms that all is well.
Live Test
Channel
Warning
Display
FINISHING
EDITING
To finish the editing there are three options:
Save As: Allows the edited personality to be saved as a new
personality. This is useful when entering a new mode for a fixture as
only the differences need be entered.
Save: Simply saves the edited personality.
Cancel: Drops any changes made during the editing session.
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EDITING
MICROSCOPE 3A
CONFIG
The Micro-Scope 3a configuration dialogue is displayed by clicking
the Micro-Scope button at the top of the screen.
The dialogue displayed, allows access to all the Micro-Scope 3a
configuration items.
Field
Function
User
Name
When the enable box is ticked, the 32 character user
name will be displayed when Micro-Scope 3a is
switched on. The user name is also displayed when
Micro-Scope 3a enters power saving mode.
When ticked, the backlight is enabled. On battery
power, the backlight switches of after a period of
inactivity. On mains power, the backlight is
continuously on.
When ticked, Micro-Scope 3a will not enter power
saving mode.
Enable
Backlight
Disable
Power
Saving
Startup
Default
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The selected menu is used when Micro-Scope 3a is
switched on or exits from power saving.
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Field
Function
Transmit
DMX512A Text
This option is used to select one of four preset text
messages in order to check text reception on other
equipment.
When Transmit Text is selected, the text DMX frame
is sent once every 64 packets of standard (start code
zero) DMX512.
If this is not desired, set the message to None before
exiting the menu.
The two controls are used to select the range of
memories and the inter step delay for sequence
playback.
The control allows one of eight position bar graph
fonts to be selected. The selected font is used in the
Receive DMX512 menu.
The Dark Channel control is used to set the level to be
transmitted in place of zero (dark) channels when
operating in either Rig Check or Transmit Dynamic
Mode.
The Transmit SIPs option is used to enable the
transmission of System Information Packets.
When enabled, a single SIP packet is sent for every 64
standard packets.
If Text DMX is enabled (Menu 10), the SIP packet is
sent every 65 packets.
The Menu Options section is used to enable or disable
individual menus within Micro-Scope 3a. When the box
is ticked, the relevant menu is enabled. The six buttons
are simply shortcuts to select menu lists that may be
useful.
Sequence
Bar Graph
Dark
Channel
Transmit
SIPs
Menu
Options
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MENU
The main menu functions can also be accessed from the button panel
at the top of the screen. The main functions are:
Open:
Save:
Import:
Export:
Configuration:
EXPORT
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
to
to
to
to
to
load a file from disc into Mic-Edit.
save a file from Mic-Edit to disc.
read an USITT ASCII text format file.
send data from Mic-Edit to Micro-Scope 3a.
set Mic-Edit configuration options.
Export sends data from Mic-Edit to the Micro-Scope 3a. Not all data
is sent to Micro-Scope 3a, so you should save your show to disc as
well as exporting.
Ensure that Micro-Scope 3a is switched on, connected to the PC com
port and displaying ‘Waiting for Mic-Edit to talk’.
Once the Export key is pressed, the following is displayed:
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The Export Dialogue allows the user to select which of the three
types of data should be exported. The configuration data is always
exported, even when all three boxes are un-ticked.
Select the relevant types and then click the OK key.
Mic-Edit will then export the data. The export process may take up
to two minutes. When the Export process finishes, press the MicroScope 3a MENU key to return to the Setup Menu. Should MicroScope 3a display an error at any point, cancel the Export and start
the process again.
LIVE EDITING
Mic-Edit is able to send live DMX512 data via Micro-Scope 3a when
editing. It will only send values when they change. Therefore the
‘Live Editing Mode’ should only be used as a preview tool.
This allows the show to be programmed visually with the aid of the
actual lighting rig.
To use this feature, ensure that Micro-Scope 3a is in ‘Talk to MicEdit’ mode.
The Setting dialogue allows this feature to be enabled and also the
PC com port to be selected:
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USITT ASCII
IMPORT
Mic-Edit allows the import of USITT ASCII text files. This is an
international standard designed to allow lighting data to be
transferred between differing manufacturers.
Mic-Edit implements the following subset of commands:
 CLEAR ALL: All memories will be cleared to zero channel levels. If
this command is removed, the import will effectively merge data
into the existing show.
 CUE: Cue numbers are not used, the data is simply loaded to the
next consecutive Memory number. The cue is automatically
assigned to the next available sequence step.
 TEXT: The text field is loaded into the Memory’s legend.
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E X T E R N A L
C O N N E C T I O N S
POWER
SUPPLY
CONNECTOR
Micro-Scope 3a has an internal Ni-Cd rechargeable battery that
provides a life of about 25 hours between recharges (this is
reduced to 15 hours when the backlight is used continuously). The
external 9 Volt DC power supply is used to power and recharge
Micro-Scope.
Pin
Function
Centre
+9VDC 350mA
Skirt
Ground
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BATTERY
As with all Ni-Cd battery products, the best battery life is
obtained by completely discharging Micro-Scope 3a prior to
recharging. The power switch is used to switch off Micro-Scope 3a,
battery charging will continue if the power connector is plugged in.
Micro-Scope 3a contains a sophisticated battery manager, which
regulates battery charging. A full charge is obtained in three
hours, after which the external power supply is used solely to
power Micro-Scope.
When the product is not used for an extended period of time, the
battery can go into ‘deep discharge’. In this state, the battery
appears unable to hold any charge.
Deep discharge can be overcome by forcing the internal circuitry to
charge the battery at a high current rate.
To do this, follow this procedure:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
Switch off Micro-Scope
Connect the charger and switch on mains power
Leave for 5 minutes
Switch off mains power
Wait 5 seconds
Switch on mains power
Leave charging for up to three hours.
It you frequently, do not use the product for extended periods,
consider unplugging the battery when in storage. This is achieved by
disconnecting the internal 2 pin connector.
Micro-Scope can be operated with the battery disconnected.
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RECEIVE
DMX
The DMX receive input connects via the male 5 pin XLR. The pin
allocation is as follows:
Pin
Function
Pin 1
Screen
Pin 2
DMX Receive Signal-
Pin 3
DMX Receive Signal+
Pin 4
MIDI Receive Anode
Pin 5
MIDI Receive Cathode
The MIDI receive feature of Micro-Scope uses pins 4 & 5 which
are undefined by the DMX512 protocol. These pins may be
disconnected internally should this conflict with your DMX512
implementation.
MIDI ADAPTER
WIRING A MIDI adapter cable is available from Artistic Licence or can be
simply constructed from the following wiring plan:
TRANSMIT
DMX
Female 5 pin XLR
Female 5 pin DIN
Pin 1 connect to screen
No connection
Pin 4
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 5
The DMX transmit output connects via the female 5 pin XLR. The
pin allocation is as follows:
Pin
Function
Pin 1
Screen
Pin 2
DMX Transmit Signal-
Pin 3
DMX Transmit Signal+
Pin 4
Scope Trigger Output
Pin 5
Scope Trigger Ground
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The Trigger feature of Micro-Scope uses pins 4 & 5 which are
undefined by the DMX512 protocol. These pins may be disconnected
internally should this conflict with your DMX512 implementation.
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1100 1100
1100 1101
1100 1110
Dec
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
Hex
E0
E1
E2
E3
E4
E5
E6
E7
E8
E9
EA
EB
EC
ED
EE
Binary
1110 0000
1110 0001
1110 0010
1110 0011
1110 0100
1110 0101
1110 0110
1110 0111
1110 1000
1110 1001
1110 1010
1110 1011
1110 1100
1110 1101
1110 1110
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
CF
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
DA
DB
1100 1111
1101 0000
1101 0001
1101 0010
1101 0011
1101 0100
1101 0101
1101 0110
1101 0111
1101 1000
1101 1001
1101 1010
1101 1011
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
EF
F0
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
FA
FB
1110 1111
1111 0000
1111 0001
1111 0010
1111 0011
1111 0100
1111 0101
1111 0110
1111 0111
1111 1000
1111 1001
1111 1010
1111 1011
220
221
222
223
DC
DD
DE
DF
1101 1100
1101 1101
1101 1110
1101 1111
252
253
254
255
FC
FD
FE
FF
1111 1100
1111 1101
1111 1110
1111 1111
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M A N U F A C T U R E R
N U M B E R S
ASCII Code
AL
LP
PC
Hex Code
0x414c
0x4c50
0x5043
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I N D
A
adapter · 48, 76
ADB · 33
address · 13, 16, 17, 22, 40
Artistic Licence · 1, 5, 34, 76, 84
attribute · 40, 41, 66, 67
Auto-backup · 11
AUTO-BACKUP · 47
Avab · 34
Avolites · 35
B
Backlight · 50
BACKLIGHT · 49, 50
Bar Graph · 16
base · 13, 17, 22
battery · 75
Binary · 16, 18, 77, 78, 79, 80
booster · 47, 50
Break · 11, 19, 21
Breaks · 21
BUFFER · 15, 47
buffered · 11, 19, 47
C
cable · 11, 15, 45, 48, 76
capture · 20, 44
clean · 19
COMMS · 56
Compulite · 36
configuration · 34, 72, 73
Cue · 59, 60, 61, 62
D
DARK CHANNEL · 52, 71
decimal · 11, 13, 20, 39
Decimal · 16, 18, 33, 34, 35
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E X
DMX512 · 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48,
49, 50, 76
Doug Fleenor · 35
DOWN · 13, 20, 23, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 52
E
EDI · 35
Effects · 41
error · 17, 19, 21, 73
ESTA · 34
ETC · 34
Export · 72, 73
F
Features · 11
Flicker · 16, 20
Focus · 41
Framing · 19
G
GO · 13
gobos · 40, 41, 67
Grand · 59, 60, 61, 62
Grand Master · 59, 60, 61
Gray · 33
H
HARDWARE · 55
Header · 19
Hex · 16, 77, 78, 79, 80
hexadecimal · 11, 15, 18, 39, 48
High End · 34
I
Insert · 55
INSTALL · 55
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Iris · 41
POWER SAVING · 49, 50, 51
Presets · 14, 15, 39, 44, 47
Prism · 41
L
lamp · 14, 15, 40, 41, 42, 49, 52, 57, 66, 68,
69, 70
lamps · 40, 67
LEFT · 13, 14, 16, 23, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
42, 43, 44
Leviton · 34
Link · 11
M
MaB · 11, 19, 21
Max · 16, 20
Max/Min · 16, 20
MENU · 13, 14, 20, 39, 40, 44, 47, 49, 72, 73
Mic-Edit · 11, 40, 41, 49, 54, 57, 72, 73
Microlite · 34
MIDI · 11, 15, 45, 47, 48, 75, 76
Min · 20
Moving Lamp · 11
moving lamps · 55
Q
Quick Start · 11
R
Ramp · 40, 42
Receive · 37, 39, 41, 42, 75
rechargeable · 75
recharges · 75
regenerated · 15
registration · 11
RIGHT · 13, 14, 16, 23, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44
Rosco ET · 33
S
Save · 49, 69, 72
on-line · 55
OPEN CIRCUIT · 45
Oscar · 34
oscilloscope · 22
Overrun · 19
Overview · 13
OVERVIEW · 55
Scope Trigger · 76
Screen · 75, 76
Sequence · 59, 60, 61, 62
short · 45, 48
SHORT CIRCUIT · 45
Show-Control · 5, 11, 55, 56, 75
Show-Edit · 55, 56
shutter · 40, 42
Signal- · 75, 76
Signal+ · 75, 76
SNAPSHOT · 39, 44
speed · 68
spreadsheet · 57, 66, 68, 69
Start · 41, 42, 43, 49
start code · 19, 36
START CODE · 36, 52, 53
Strobe · 41
Sun · 35
P
T
Pan · 40, 42
PC · 11, 49, 54, 72
Percent · 16, 18
percentage · 11, 37, 41
personalities · 57
Power · 49
POWER · 75, 76
test · 11, 14, 15, 40, 41, 45, 67, 68
Test Packet · 34
Tilt · 40, 42
Timing · 19
TOGGLE · 13, 16, 23, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 50
Tokyo Broadcast Systems Inc · 34
N
Ni-Cd · 75
Notes · 72
NSI / Colortran · 35
O
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transmit · 11, 13, 36, 49, 76
TRANSMIT · 13, 14, 15, 23, 33, 37, 38, 39,
40, 41, 42, 43
T-Recursive · 33
trigger · 22
U
V
Version · 5
Z
Zoom · 41
UP · 13, 20, 23, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
42, 43, 44, 47, 52
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