Release Notes Sabre 29.9.99

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SBRD06R1
Release Notes
Sabre
29.9.99
version:
SBRD06R1.imf
SBRD06R1.tim
OSiD06B4.imf
Service Tools: DRSA28B3
Last version: SBRD05R3.imf
EPROMS
Keyboard 310
Keyboard 311
KY312
SB1000
SB1001
S/W
KY310A02
KY311A07
PAL
CANK310B
CANK311A
KY312
SB1KU51
SB1KU64 (2 CRTs)
SB1KU644 (3 CRTs)
SB10U10A, SB10U12B, SB10U13B,
SB10U24B, SB10U25B, SB10U26B
New Features
• Active/Add
Select spots according to Library values. Select spots, channels, and scrollers according to
Palette values
•
Chase Rate
•
Crossfader
The A/B rate wheel now controls Chase Rate
Lock crossfader assignments
•
Device Files
Save, load, and erase Device Definitions from the Hard disk or floppy diskettes
•
Display
•
Effects
Parameter names are displayed when the editor is idle
Link Palettes to Effects
Join for Effects for global rate control
Support for Effects in Blind mode
New sequence for fast Duty Cycle assignments
•
Event
The text for Events is displayed in the text column in the Memory List
•
Exams
•
Fan
Improved Exam control for NSK exams
Apply Fan to selected spot parameters and channels. Fan is applied according to selection order
•
Groups
•
Join
Support for 999 Groups
Display for Joined chasers
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Libraries
Improved Library modification tools used during memory modification
New menu for Library inconsistency testing
•
MIDI
MIDI on Ethernet
MIDI Show Control
•
Scrollers
•
Snaps
Memories update when the scroller set up is changed in the Scroller Patch menu
The NSK LED in Snap mode blinks last Snap operated
New Text (.tim) file
Starting from SBRD06R1.tim, the Parameter Name Pool now appears in alphabetical order and some
new names have been added.
Parameter
Name
Color Wheel 1 Function
Color1Func
Color Wheel 2 Function
Color2Func
Litho Wheel 1 Function
Litho1Func
Litho Wheel 2 Function
Litho2Func
Litho Wheel 1 Rotation
Litho1 Rot
Litho Wheel 2 Rotation
Litho2 Rot
Macros
Macros
Control
Control
Laser Aiming Device
Laser Dev.
Mspeed
Mspeed
Beam Speed
Beam Speed
Beam Size
Beam Size
Edge
Edge
Also the following changes were made in the device definitions:
Device
Change
MAC 600
MAC 1200
Leader values corrected to: X 440
Y 306
VL5
VL6
Replaced with 16 bit, 9 channel VL5E and VL6E.
Color parameter order for these devices are now:
P2 Yellow
P3 Cyan
P4 Magenta.
Note: Palette V2.0 has been updated following these changes.
Telescan 2
P4 is now Green.
Ø Note
Following the changes in the text file, a new Palette file (version 3.0) has been posted on the web.
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Important Information!
•
•
There is a new BIOS version – SB1KA02. The new BIOS supports LCD displays.
The cable connecting between Sabre and the Sabre Backup unit cannot exceed 3 meters.
Notice to Beta Testers!
The bug fix for Effects assigned to controllers as described in Bug Fixes 15.8 (see below) does not
apply to shows recorded previous to 6.6.99. Work around: Record the memory again, using the
sequence [MEMORY #] [SPOT] or [CHANNEL] [STORE].
New Keys
[ACTIVE/ADD] - Located to the left of [MACRO 101]
[FAN] - Located to the left of [LINK]
[LOCK A/B/C/D] - Located next to [FILTER]
[RATE CHASE] - Located next to the A/B Rate Wheel.
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New Features
1.
Active/Add
The Active feature allows you to select spots whose values match Libraries and spots, channels,
and scrollers whose values match Palettes. The values referenced are output values from a
selection, playback source and editor, or tracking. If there is no selection the output from
playback sources (controllers, crossfaders, and editor) is referenced. If there is no selection and
no output from playback sources and editor, tracking is referenced.
The selection is according to active and tracking values, therefore if a Library or a Palette is not
assigned but the output values match the Library or Palette values, the spot/channel is selected.
Example: Spots 1 à 12 are output on the A/B crossfader. Spots 1 à 6 are assigned in Color
Library 26. Select only the spots in that range that are assigned Color Library 26.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Press [ACTIVE]
2. Press [COLOR]
Skip this step if Color is the NSK mode.
3. Press NSK 26
Spots 1 à 6 are selected.
Example: Spots 1 à 24 are output on A/B. Spots 1 à 12 are assigned Position Library 10 and
spots 4 à 8 are assigned Color Library 26. Select spots that are assigned Position 10 and Color
26.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Press [ACTIVE]
2. Press [POSITION]
Skip this step if the NSK mode is
Position.
3. Press NSK 10
Spots 1 à 12 are selected
4. Press [COLOR]
5. Press NSK 26
Spots 4 à 8 are selected. Spots 1 à 3
and 9 à 12 are no longer selected.
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The Add feature adds spots whose values are identical to the selected Libraries and Palettes to
the current selection.
Example: Spots 1 à 24 are output on A/B. Spots 1 à 12 are assigned Position Library 10 and
spots 1 à 20 are assigned Palette 101. Select spots that are assigned Position 10 and all the
active spots assigned Palette 101.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Press [ACTIVE]
2. Press [POSITION]
Skip this step if the NSK mode is Position.
3. Press NSK 10
Spots 1 à 12 are selected
4. Press [ADD]
5. Press [PALETTE]
6. Enter a Palette number on
the keypad or press an NSK.
2.
Spots 1à 20 are selected.
Chase Rate
You can now use the A/B Rate Wheel to control the Chase Rate.
Pressing the [CHASE RATE] key next to the A/B Rate Wheel gives the Rate Wheel global
control over all assigned chasers. In other words, it is not necessary to select the chasers for
modification or join them in order to control them simultaneously. If you do select specific
chasers by pressing their [GO] or [HOLD] keys the global control is cancelled and only the
selected chasers or those joined to them are under wheel control.
You cannot modify chaser and Effect rates simultaneously.
Modified chaser rates are displayed on the LCD display and on the monitor in the XFade
display.
2.1
Modify all active chasers
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Press [CHASE RATE]
The LED is on. The Chaser Rate in the XF display is
displayed in blue on a red field.
2. Move the left Rate Wheel.
The modified rate is shown on the LCD display.
2.2
Modify selected chaser
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Press [CHASE RATE]
The LED is on.
2. Press the controller's [GO] or
[HOLD] key.
You can view the current chase rate on the
LCD display and XF display.
3. Move the left Rate Wheel.
The modified rate is shown on the LCD display
and on the XFade display.
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3. Crossfaders
3.1
Lock crossfader assignments
Locking the assignments on the A/B and C/D crossfaders permits freeing the assignments only
if [FREE] is pressed first.
3.2
Switch in Systems Parameters for Go key
The Go for Multifades toggle in the Systems Parameters menu determines the functionality of
the crossfader [GO] key.
When toggled to Yes [GO] behaves like [GO TO], initiating a multifade when pressed in the
middle of fade. Note that it does not exit loops.
When toggled to No [GO] does not initiate multifades. [GO TO] must be used for multifades.
4.
Device Files
Device Files is an option in the Mix Output menu. Device Files are moving light definitions.
Files can loaded from a floppy diskette or the local hard Drive - C:\Dev - to the Device List.
Device files can be recorded to a floppy diskette or to the local hard Drive - C:\Dev - from the
Device List.
Device Files contain the device definition, leader information, and wheel bank assignments.
Each file contains 1 device only. The file name can be up to 10 characters long. The file name
extension begins with #. When a device is selected the full device definition is displayed in the
Definition window.
Ø Note
The full device definition is only displayed when reading from drive C. It is not displayed when
reading from drive A.
The Device Files are sorted alphabetically.
[UP2] and [DOWN2] are used to select devices in the Device File or the Device List.
[UP1] and [DOWN1] are used to page the Device File.
[WINDOW] is used to toggle the active window between Device Files and the Device List. This
key is only available after you have an operation.
4.1
Loading a Device File to the Device List
Replacing a device that is assigned to spot numbers (for instance, default assignments) by
loading a device file to the Device List does not clear the output patch. If there are DMX output
collisions the DMX out addresses are displayed in red.
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If the device you are loading replaces a device of a different type (for instance, replacing a High
End device with a DMX device), the output patch is deleted.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Go to the Mix output menu.
2. Press F3 Device Files
The Device Files window opens. Only Device
Files are displayed. The Device List window is
active (displayed on a red background). The
default drive is C, change drives if necessary.
3. Press [UP2] or [DOWN2] to
select a device from the
Device List.
The device you load will replace the selected
device.
4. Press F1 Load Dev Files
5. Press [WINDOW]
The Device Files window is now active
(displayed on a red background).
6. Press [UP2] or [DOWN2] to
select a file from the Device
Files.
7. Press F1 Load
4.2
The selected device file is loaded to the
Device List, replacing the device selected in
the Device List. The Device List is active
Recording a device file
Only DMX devices can be recorded.
Do not use the character # in the device name. This character is reserved.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Go to the Mix output menu.
2. Press F3 Device Files
The Device Files window opens. The Device
List window is active (displayed on a red
background). The default drive is C, change
drives if necessary.
3. Press [UP2] or [DOWN2] to
select a device from the
Device List.
The selected device will be recorded.
4. Press F2 Record Dev File
5. Press F1 Record
The device definition is copied from the
Device List to the Device Files directory or a
floppy diskette.
Ø Note
If the device already appears in the Device Files Are You Sure? and the message Device File
Exists are displayed.
Press F1 Record to continue or F6 Restart to cancel.
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4.3
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Erasing a device file
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Go to the Mix output menu.
2. Press F3 Device Files
The Device Files window opens. The Device
List window is active (displayed on a red
background).
3. Press F3 Erase Dev File
The device files window is now active.
4. Press [UP2] or [DOWN2] to
select a device.
The selected device will be erased. Note:
Double check your selection. No confirmation
message is displayed.
5. Press F1 Erase
Warning: The Device File window remains
active. Pressing F1 again erases another
device.
5.
Display
The parameter names are now displayed on the Stage display when the editor is idle. The
display is per spot window. The parameter names for the first spot type in the window (spot 1,
13, 25, 36, etc) are displayed.
Ø Note
When using Mix Editing and the selection contains more than 1 type of spot, the parameter
name display is according to the last type of spot in the selection.
6. Effects
6.1
Link Palettes and Effect Templates
Palettes can be linked to Effect Templates for quick programming of Effects that rely on
specific Base values. Example: Palette 101 is a color Palette. Link Effect 1 (a color parameter
Effect) to Palette 101. Whenever Effect 1 is assigned to a group of spots, the color values in
Palette 101 are assigned as Base values for the Effect.
There is an additional column in the Effect Exam called Link Palette. The linked Palette
number and text or No Link is displayed.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Press [EFFECT]
Skip this step if the NSK mode is Effect.
2. Press an NSK
3. Press [LINK]
The command line reads: Effect # Link to
Palette
4. Press [PALETTE]
5. Press an NSK
The Palette number or text is displayed in the
command line.
6. Press [STORE]
The message Effect # Stored is displayed. The
Effect Exam displays the links.
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6.1.1
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Erase a Palette link
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Press [EFFECT]
Skip this step if the NSK mode is Effect.
2. Press an NSK
The Effect number and text is displayed in the command
line.
3. Press [LINK]
4. Press [ERASE]
6.2
The message Effect 3 Stored is displayed.
Join for Effects
Effects assigned to controllers can be joined for global rate modification. Joined Effects stored
in Snaps are displayed in with a red J in the Snap exam.
Note that when the [JOIN] key is active, Joined Effects have only 1 LED on, while joined
chasers have both LEDs on.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Press [JOIN]
The assignment LEDs are extinguished.
2. Press [DIM] or [XF] to join
Effect assignments
The [DIM] LED is lit under the Join feature.
3. Press [JOIN]
4. Press [CHASE RATE]
5. Press and hold [DIM] (to
increase the rate) or [XF] (to
decrease the rate) for one of
the Effect assignments
6.3
The rate for the Effect assignments included in Join is
changed. The icons are displayed in blue in the XFade
exam.
New Sequence for Duty Cycle
A new sequence has been introduced for quick Duty Cycle assignment in the Effects Editor:
<Duty Cycle tot> [••]. The Duty Cycle is divided according to the number of participating
spots/channels. If there are 4 channels selected the Duty Cycle assignment is 1:4.
This is very useful for programming step chasers. Example: Program a step chase for 4
channels.
[CHANNEL] [1 à 4] [EFFECT] < STEP primitive> <Duty Cycle tot> [•• ] <Offset Spread> [•• ].
Ø Tip
For rapid operation make a Macro for <Duty Cycle tot> [•• ] <Offset Spread> [•• ]
7. Exams
7.1
Library Exams on monitor 2
Pressing [TOPO] clears Library Exams on monitor 2 and returns the display to the previous
window.
7.2
Macro Exam
Exam Macros using the sequence [MACRO] [EXAM 1/2/3]. The Macro List is displayed on
monitor 1 only.
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8.
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Fan
The Fan feature applies Spread values to spot parameters and channels according to the
selection order. The wheel is used to assign the Spread.
The first spot/channel of the selection is the base reference point for the Fan and as such stays
where it is set. The Fan is applied to the rest of the selection.
Example: Select channels 1, 5, and 3 and set the Base to 10. Now wheel the Spread to 45%;
channel 1 is at 10%, channel 5 at 55%, channel 3 at 100%.
You can fan one only parameter at a time.
When [FAN] is active (LED on) the parameter wheel assigns Fan Spread values. Selecting
another parameter turns off the Fan feature. You must press [FAN] again to reactivate.
The exception to this rule is the trackball. You can select pan (x), for example, assigning the
Fan with the X wheel. If you then use the trackball the Fan is applied to tilt (y) also.
Ø Note
Fan can be applied to all parameters.
Fan is useful for position, iris, dimmer, and color mixing.
Examples:
Colors
Apply the fan to cyan. The result is light cyan to dark cyan according to the
cyan value of the first spot in the selection and the selection order. You can add
to this a Fan applied to yellow and get graduated shades of green. This can be
stored as a memory, Palette, and Color Library.
Iris
Applying the Fan to the Iris when the starting value of the first spot in the
selection is a small Iris gives you beams that ascend in size.
Position
You can create diagonals very quickly using Fan with the trackball.
Fan is interactive with the Effects Editor. You can use the Fan within the Effects Editor to
change the Base values, thus retaining the fan formation.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Select a range of
spots/channels
2. If you selected spots, select a
parameter and set the
starting values. Working with
channels, set the start value.
3. Press [FAN]
4. Move the parameter wheel to
Fan the selection.
The value of the first spot in the selection remains the
same.
The Fan starts at the first spot/channel in the selection and Fans according to the selection
order.
Example: If the selection is spots 13 à 26, the Fan begins at spot 13.
To create a Fan from the center split the selection in two.
Important! It is recommended to home the spots before applying the Fan.
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Example: Fan the pan for spots 1 - 12 starting at the center.
Keypresses
Results/Comments
1. Select spots 1 à6
2. Press [X]
3. Press [FAN]
4. Move the X wheel to Fan the
selection.
5. Select spots 12 à 7
6. Press [X]
7. Move the X wheel to Fan the
selection.
Spot 1 is the base reference point for spots 1 à 6.
Spot 12 is the base reference point for spots 7 à 12.
Attention: Mixed steps are supported within the range of a single step (1.0 à 1.f).
Discrete steps are not supported.
9. Join
9.1
Display for joined chasers
Joined chasers are now displayed. The Chaser Type icon is displayed in blue for joined chasers.
The Joined Chasers are displayed on the Playback display and the XFade Exam.
9.2
Joined Effects
See item 6.2.
10. Libraries
10.1 Modifying Libraries during memory modification
This new modification option allows you to modify Libraries during memory modification. If
you have modified a memory by changing parameter values that are assigned Libraries you can
choose to update the Library (or not) when you store the memory modification.
After pressing [STORE] the Update Library window opens.
It looks like this:
Update
All
Libs
F1
Update
Confirm
Each
Lib
F2
Clear
All
Libs
F3
Press F1 to update all of the Libraries associated with parameters modified during this memory
modification. This is identical to updating Libraries during Store Store.
Press F2 to request confirmation for each Library category update. Example: You have
modified parameters that were assigned Position, Color and Gobo Libraries. Each press on
[STORE] displays the message P # Exists. Update?, C # Exists. Update?, G # Exists. Update?.
Press [STORE] to confirm. Press [+] to cancel storing a Library.
Press F3 to clear the Library assignments for modified values in the memory.
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Keypresses
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Results/Comments
1. Select a memory.
2. Press [SPOT]
The command line reads: Memory # Spot. The spots in the
selected memory are displayed in white; Libraries are
displayed in red.
3. Modify parameters
4. Press [STORE]
If some of the modified parameters had a Library
assignment, the Update Library window opens.
5. Choose the update according
to the Update windowF1, F2, or, F3
6. Press [STORE]
10.2
If you selected F2 Confirm for each Library Type Update you
may need to continue pressing [STORE] until the sequence
is complete.
Temporary Library modes
The functionality of Temporary NSK Library modes has been improved.
When you press [POSITION] or [COLOR] or [GOBO] the Library category appears in the
command line beginning a Library sequence.
A second press on [POSITION] or [COLOR] or [GOBO] clears in the command line.
10.3
Library Test menu
The Library Test menu is menu 27.
The Library Test menu compares the values contained in libraries with the actual values in
memories with library assignments. If any inconsistencies are detected a report is generated.
The report shows the number of errors found, the number of errors fixed, and the number of
memories that contained errors.
Keypresses
1. Go to the Library Test menu.
2. Press F1 Start Test or F2 Test & Fix
11. MIDI
11.1 MIDI via Ethernet
Starting from this version, MIDI commands can also be sent via Ethernet.
In the System Parameters menu (menu 8) there is a new toggle – MIDI on Ethernet. Enable or
disable according to your needs.
The MIDI via Ethernet connection between Compulite consoles connected in the same network
does not require special MIDI cabling. MIDI settings have not changed.
11.2
11.2.1
MIDI Show Control
Sabre now supports MIDI Show Control.
Enable/Disable MSC
To use MSC, MIDI must be enabled in Service Tools/Sys Config/Special Functions.
MIDI Show Control is enabled and disabled in the MIDI menu.
Press F1 MSC On to enable.
Press F2 MSC Off to disable.
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11.2.2
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MSC ID Numbers in System Parameters menu
MSC commands can be sent to a single console or a group of consoles. ID numbers assigned
in the System Parameters menu determines command destination.
New toggles have been added the System Parameters menu:
MSC Device ID Units assigned a Device ID only receive MSC commands explicitly
addressed to that unit. Device ID numbers are 0 – 111.
MSC Group ID
Units assigned a Group ID receive MSC commands addressed to a
group of units. Units may be assigned both Device and Group ID
numbers. Group ID numbers are 112 - 126.
MSC Peer ID
The Peer ID number provides the address for outgoing commands.
Peer ID numbers are 0 – 126. MSC commands are sent from the
console to the Peer address. MSC commands must be actually done on
the board. Example: To send a Go command to A/B, the A/B [GO] key
must be pressed and a crossfade executed.
Ø Note
MSC provides 15 Group addresses.
MSC
Group
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Compulite
Group ID
MSC
Group
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
Compulite
Group ID
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
The diagram below shows an optional MSC ID numbers set up.
• MSC commands can be sent to each device separately.
• Devices 3, 4, 5, and 6 receive an MSC command sent to Group 112.
• Devices 1 and 2 receive an MSC command sent to Group 113.
• MSC commands can be sent to Peer. The Peer ID is set in the console that sends the
MSC command: Device 1 to Device 2.
Device 3 to Device 4.
Device 5 to Device 6.
Group
112
Device
5
Device
3
Group
113
Device
1
Peer 6
Peer 4
Peer 2
Device
6
Device
4
Device
2
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11.2.3
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MSC commands
Compulite consoles recognize five basic MIDI Show Control commands:
Go:
1. If no Cue List is designated in the MSC command, the memory assigned to
the crossfader is selected from default Q-List.
2. If a Cue List is specified the memory assigned to the crossfader is selected
from the designated Q-List.
3. Cue Path 1 transmits a Go command to the A/B crossfader.
4. Cue Path 2 transmits a Go command to the C/D crossfader.
5. If no Cue Path is specified the Go command applies to the A/B crossfader.
Ø Note
A multi-fade is forced when a Go command is sent to a crossfader with a
crossfade in progress.
11.2.4
Timed
Go
This command is identical to the Go command with the addition of a fade time
applied to the incoming memory. If no memory number is specified, the
command behaves like the Go command.
Stop
Puts the crossfader on Hold. If no crossfader is specified the Stop command is
applied to both crossfaders.
Resume
Restarts a crossfade on Hold. If no crossfader is specified the Resume command
is applied to both crossfaders.
Fire
Operate Macros 1 – 127. The Macro always fires ignoring the current system
state (for instance, if the system is in Menu mode the Macro still fires.)
MSC displays
MSC has been added to the MIDI flag. When MIDI Show Control is enabled the MSC flag
appears in red. When disabled the MSC flag appears in gray.
A pop up message is displayed when an MSC command is received and executed.
12. Scrollers
Scroller frame assignments in memories are updated when there are changes in the Frame
Setup in the Scroller menu.
A Default Space option (F3) has been added to the Scroller menu to reset the frame values to
their default value.
Changing the number of frames in the Scroller menu also updates memories. Frames outside of
the new range are updated to the last valid frame. Example: the number of frames in scroller 1
was changed from 32 to 28. Frame 32 appears in some memories. The frame values are
reassigned as frame 28. If you have changed the number of frames, check the memories that are
affected by the change.
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Bugs Fixed
1. BackUp
1.1
When exiting to Service Tools via menu 8, the BackUp displayed the Main console's keyboard
version. Now the display is correct - No Keyboard version is displayed.
2. Big Spots
2.1
Replacing spots not in the Big Spot range with Martin PAL A and Martin PAL B the message
Cannot Link Device is displayed. In this case you must reassign the Big Spots to the correct
range.
2.2
When Big spots were selected the A parameters were displayed on the wheels and stage display
even when the spots were paged to B. This does not happen anymore.
2.3
A Big Spot parameter that was selected and then cleared by pressing [RESET] was reselected
when the spot was selected and assigned a dimmer value. This does not happen anymore.
2.4
When there were Big spots in the Device List and you loaded a show with no Big Spots in the
Device List, the spots that replaced the Big spots were erroneously treated as Big Spots. This
does not happen anymore.
2.5
Big Spots interfered with Part assignments. This is now fixed.
2.6
Problems with the 2nd parameter page were fixed.
2.7
Releasing a Big Spot from a memory released the active page only and not both parameter
pages. This is now fixed.
3. Blind
3.1
The sequence [CHANNEL #] [à
à à ] did not work in the Blind editor. Now it does. Thank
you Eldad at TAPAC, Israel.
3.2
It was impossible to program Palettes in the Blind editor. This is now fixed. Thank you
Stephen Plotkin, Canada.
4. Call
4.1
After the sequence [CALL #] the number was entered as a channel or spot (depending on the
Number Default selection) instead of the correct Memory #. This is now fixed.
5. Channel Patch
5.1
Returning to the Channel Patch menu after exiting in the middle of an Assign Dimmer
sequence changed the prompt to Assign C/D. This does not happen anymore.
6. Compatibility
6.1
SMPTE times were assigned to some memories in when shows recorded on Animator were
loaded on Sabre. This is now fixed.
7. Controllers
7.1
Pressing [ASSIGN] [à
à ] after homing spots assigned the editor group to A/B. Now you can
continue with the assignment after the mistaken press on [à
à ].
7.2
Cyberlight and Intellabeam special mode parameters were forced to zr when assigned to
controllers. This does not happen anymore.
7.3
When the LCD showed the text of the first memory in the chaser, the text disappeared when
the chaser was stopped. Now the text is still displayed.
7.4
Pressing [DIM] or [XF] cleared temporary NSK modes. This does not happen anymore.
8. Crossfaders
8.1
In certain circumstances, exiting the Spot Patch menu and then assigning a memory to A/B
using [GO TO] jammed the system. This does not happen anymore.
8.2
Freeing assignments from the A/B crossfader when it was on Hold did not extinguish the
[HOLD] key LED. This does not happen anymore.
8.3
Jump on Fade did not work for spots' dimmers. This is now fixed.
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Changing memory time using the sequence [MEMORY] [A] [TIME #] [STORE] did not
reactive the [SEQ] LED. Now it does.
Holding C/D did not initiate a fade to A/B. This is now fixed.
9. Delta
9.1
When some parameter were excluded from Position Libraries, it was impossible to make a
Delta with Libraries; only the values were stored in the Delta. This is now fixed. Thank you
Michael Bliss, USA.
9.2
Modifying a memory by changing the values for spot parameters that had a Library assignment
created an incorrect Delta that could potentially cause Library inconsistencies. This does not
happen anymore.
10. Device Files (attention Beta testers)
10.1 It was impossible to add mixed or discrete steps to a device that was loaded as a Device file.
This is now fixed.
10.2 Sometimes when a device was recorded the number of steps in mixed and discrete step
parameters was changed. This does not happen anymore. Thank you Stephen Plotkin, Canada.
10.3 Some bugs that occurred when loading devices have been fixed.
11. Display
11.1 The text for memories with Event assignments was not always displayed in the XFade Exam.
This is now fixed.
11.2 Effect remained on the command line after exiting the Effects Editor. This does not happen
anymore.
11.3 Some display problems that occurred after using Exam on monitor 2 were fixed.
11.4 When using Macros to select spots the LCD parameter display did not update for a new
selection. This does not happen anymore.
11.5 The command line showed Mask after [DISPLAY] was pressed. This is now fixed. Thank you
Gino at Spotlight, Italy.
12. DMX Input
12.1 Loading a show file recorded on Animator that was configured for more channels (and no
scrollers in the configuration) than DMX input, all channels that did not fit the parameters of
the DMX input were assigned a random DMX input. This does not happen anymore.
13. Delta
13.1 Libraries in Delta did not update when Libraries were modified. This is now fixed.
13.2 Creating a Delta for Libraries through Store Store did not work when the values in the Library
were the same as the values in the Libraries originally assigned in the memory under
modification. This is now fixed. Thank you Jasper at BEO, Holland.
14. Editing
14.1 Sometimes spots, spot parameters, and channels bumped out on release. Now they always fade
out after being released.
14.2 Selecting a spot, selecting a Library on the NSKs and moving a wheel generated the message
Illegal Number. This is now fixed.
14.3 In certain circumstances [SPOT] [••] did not select the last selection. This does not happen
anymore.
15. Effects
15.1 After releasing the Effect assignment from spot parameters the spots stayed selected in the
editor but were cleared from the command line. Now the command line is not cleared and you
can continue working with the selected spot.
15.2 The Sync option is now blocked for channels.
15.3 When entering 2 digits on the keypad to assign Base value the system accepted the second digit
as a spot or channel selection. This does not happen anymore. Note: If the system is USA No,
enter #•#.
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15.5
15.6
15.7
15.8
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The Effects Editor did not open the second parameter page for Big spots. Now it does.
It was impossible to store memories using [+STORE] while in the Effects Editor. This is now
allowed.
Problems editing Effects in the Blind editor have been fixed.
Using the Size wheel to change the spread did not work. This is now fixed.
The rate for Effect assigned to controllers in soft or hard modes was assigned Cut time and it
was impossible to change the rate. This does not happen anymore. Important! If you are using
a show recorded on SBRD04* record the show first on SBRD05*, otherwise this bug will
occur.
After assigning a Primitive and a Base value to X, reselecting the spot using [SPOT] [•] and
selecting a new parameter bumped the x value to 0. This does not happen anymore.
16. Ethernet
16.1 When the console and CompuLINK were assigned ID 000 no VCs higher than VC 4 were
broadcast. This is now fixed. Note: Software from UNA03R03 or higher is needed for this fix!
16.2 When a CompuLINK that was already logged on was turned off and then on again, any
subsequent log on of that CompuLINK was not displayed. This does not happen anymore.
Note: Software from UNA03R05 is needed for this fix!
16.3 Some of the display colors on CompuLINK were not the same as those on the console. Now the
colors are identical. Note: Software from UNA03R05 is needed for this fix!
16.4 Pushing new software over the network caused CompuLINK units to disconnect when the
network consisted of more than 2 CompuLINK and VideoLINK units. This is now fixed. Note:
Software from UNA03R05 is needed for this fix!
16.5 There were a number of problems on the Macro Extension Keyboard when connected to
CompuLINK. These are now fixed. Note: Software from UNA03R05 is needed for this fix!
16.6 There were textual errors in CompuLINK shortcuts. These are now corrected. Note: Software
from UNA03R05 is needed for this fix!
16.7 CompuLINK units did not disconnect when going to Service Tools via the backdoor in the
System Parameters menu. This is now fixed.
17. Event
17.1 Sometimes the Event was not displayed in the Memory List. This does not happen anymore.
17.2 Assigning a spot to the Joystick and then assigning a spot to Submaster 1 resulted in an
incorrect assignment to the Joystick. This does not happen anymore.
17.3 An Event occupying more than 7 lines in the X-Fade display corrupted the display. This is now
fixed.
17.4 In the Event menu, entering an Event number, pressing F5 MACRO and then F6 MACRO #
reset the Event number to the last Event stored. This is now fixed. Thank you Alon at Danor,
Israel.
17.5 The option Sleep found in the controller tress is now called Release.
18. Filter
18.1 Operating a Snap that contained Filters changed the Filter texts. This does not happen
anymore.
19. Flip
19.1 Flip was not working correctly when the Spot Patch was type 5, 6, 7, or 8. This is now fixed.
20. Groups
20.1 Selecting a Group number on the keypad and then pressing [CL1] or [CL2] did not work. Now
it does.
21. Intellebeam and Cyberlight
21.1 When releasing a spot from a memory not all of the parameters with parameter modes were
released.
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22. Libraries
22.1 When p1 was excluded from Position Libraries after libraries had already been programmed,
the sequence [POSITION 1] [SPOT #] [iris wheel] forced p1 to zero. This does not happen
anymore.
22.2 The following scenario overwrote Libraries: [SPOT #] [TB] [ENTER] [STORE] [F2]
[STORE]. Select the same spot and move the trackball and press [STORE]. The message Pos
# Stored was displayed and the last modified Position Library was overwritten. This is now
fixed. Thank you Paul Turner, USA.
23. Loops
23.1 Continuous manual loops ran like infinite loops when assigned as soft chasers. Also Q-Lists
assigned in soft mode ran as infinite loops. This is now fixed. Thank you Richie at CDA,
Australia.
24. Menus
24.1 It was impossible to open the Record, Load, or Delete menu directly following Effect Exam.
This is now fixed.
25. MIDI
25.1 When the system was configured for split crossfaders the MIDI notes for B and D were not
recognized. This is now fixed.
26. Mix Output menu
26.1 New names added to the Device Pool name list were not recognized. This does not happen
anymore.
26.2 Clearing the DMX offset from X and X1 changed the value of some mixed and discrete step
parameters to 35 steps. This does not happen anymore.
27. Network Settings menu
27.1 Loading a show changed the System ID. Now the system ID does not change after load. If you
want to change it you must do so manually.
27.2 Slots 5 and 6 were not available. Now they are.
28. Output
28.1 When the same spots were assigned to A and to a controller in Dim mode, taking the controller
to 0 faded the spots to 0 and then they jumped to the level on A/B. This does not happen
anymore.
29. Palettes
29.1 The sequence [SPOT #] [select parameter] [PALETTE #] [STORE] did not work. Now it
does.
29.2 When Mix Editing was toggled to Yes, Palettes did not work for spots with the same ID
number. This is now fixed.
29.3 Examining Palettes in the Load menu corrupted the display on monitor 1. This does not
happen anymore.
30. Panel
30.1 When loading a new show, containing Macros, over a show in the console, the Macro LEDs
did not refresh. This also happened on the Macro Extension Keyboard. This does not happen
anymore.
30.2 The LED for [STAGE] was always on. Now it is on when the Stage display is on view and off
when the XFade display is on view. Thank you Fred Lindauer, USA.
31. Remote Control
31.1 The LED A/B display did not display the correct information when the assignment was made
using a Macro operated using the Remote Control. This is now fixed. Thank you Fred
Lindauer, USA.
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32. Service Tools
32.1 The Filer was present even when there was no hard disk in the console. Now if there is no hard
disk the Filer option is not displayed.
33. SMPTE
33.1 SMPTE did not work if it was reactivated after resetting the internal clock. This is now fixed
Thank you Gil Teichman, Israel.
34. Spot Patch
34.1 When the spot selection was done using a Macro, entering the Spot patch menu changed the
spot selection. This does not happen anymore.
35. Submasters
35.1 When memories with spots were assigned to Submasters 1 or 2 the Submasters did not control
all the spots. This is now fixed.
36. Text
36.1 The text window was corrupted after Warm Start. This is now fixed.
36.2 Sometimes the sequence [MEMORY #] [TEXT] [ENTER] opened the Store Store window.
This does not happen anymore.
36.3 The NSK Alpha mode did not work in some of the menus. Now it does.
36.4 Entering text for a show file using the NSKs in Alpha mode in the Record menu, F1 Store in
the menu did not work. This is now fixed.
36.5 The Enter key on the keyboard did not work in the Record menu. Now it does, even when the
keyboard is locked. Thank you Stephen Plotkin, Canada.
36.6 The F keys on the alphanumeric keyboard did not work in the Macro menu. Now they do, even
when the keyboard is locked. Thank you Stephen Plotkin, Canada.
37. Wheels
37.1 Turning a parameter wheel really fast caused problems. This does not happen anymore.
Known Bugs
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Mix Device Only does not load from shows recorded on Animator. The message Corrupted Play
is generated. Work around: Load the whole show.
Memories with Effects and cut time running on a controller slow the Effects Editor. Work
around: assign a fade time higher than cut.
When the NSK Snap mode is forcing it is impossible to store a new Snap.
SMPTE assignments cannot be erased for a range of Events.
An absolute SMPTE time assignment cannot be assigned to a range of Events.
Effect run rate that has been modified with the Chase Rate function is not saved with the show.
The sequence [CHANNEL] [# à #] [PALETTE] [#] [#] changes the intensity of the selected
channels instead of selecting the channel, spot, or memory (according to the Default number
selection).
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