ColourStyle User Guide

ColourStyle User Guide
User Guide
User Guide - Getting Started
This manual is in three sections:
1. Getting Started: Specifications, installation, and using the controls (p. 2)
2. The Quick-Setup Assistant – rapidly getting results (p. 10)
Continued on the CD ROM, enclosed:
3. Advanced Setup: The Engineer’s Menu, and advanced configuration (p. 22)
Contents:
Introduction............................................................................................................................................................. 2
Technical Specification..................................................................................................................................... 2
How do I ?............................................................................................................................................................... 3
Getting Started..................................................................................................................................................... 3
Rear Terminal Connections........................................................................................................................... 4
DMX Wiring........................................................................................................................................................... 4
Number of DMX Devices Connected..................................................................................................... 6
Basics - Taking a First Look at the Display............................................................................................. 7
Using ColourStyle512 for the First Time – Quick Setup................................................................. 10
Using Sound-to-Light......................................................................................................................................... 15
Using Favourites................................................................................................................................................... 16
Select a Scene to be a Favourite from the Scenes Menu............................................................ 17
Editing a Favourite.............................................................................................................................................. 18
To Edit the Favourite’s Name........................................................................................................................ 18
To Edit the Favourite’s Master Brightness ........................................................................................... 19
To Edit the Favourite’s Master Speed...................................................................................................... 19
To Edit the “Recall at Power-up” Setting.................................................................................................. 19
Master Speed and Master Brightness.................................................................................................... 20
Using Quick Setup if the ColourStyle Has Been Used Before................................................... 21
Entering Engineer’s Mode for Detailed Configuration................................................................. 22
Configure Menu.................................................................................................................................................. 23
Continued on the CD (enclosed):Continued on CD to page 50
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Getting Started - How do I ...?
Getting Started - Introduction
Introduction
How do I...?
ColourStyle from Mode Lighting is a fully-programmable, network-enabled DMX
control system.
How do I...?
Description
Connect an LED fixture
Use the DMX screw-terminals on the rear of the
product
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Create standard colours and patterns
Use the Quick Setup Assistant
10
Change the overall brightness
Use the scroll wheel to set “Master Brightness”
20
Change the speed of a sequence
Use the scroll wheel to set “Master Speed”
20
Create custom colours and patterns
Add fixtures, create scenes and create sequences
using the C o n f i g u r a t i o n menu options
On CD
Use a PIR sensor to activate a sequence
Set a “trigger” for one of the contact inputs
On CD
Check to see if a DMX fixture is working
Use the slider controls in the Test DMX Fixture feature
On CD
Recall scenes using a web browser
Find out or set the ColourStyle’s IP address, and use
a web browser
On CD
Monitoring DMX scenes using a web
browser
Use the DMX Output Test feature to access all
channels individually or the DMX Fixture Test feature
to control an individual fixture
On CD
Find out the IP address
Use Network Setup in the C o n f i g u r a t i o n menu
On CD
It is a stand-alone product, that can be configured to produce patterns on DMX
fixtures in a few minutes, without having to use PC-based configuration software.
ColourStyle’s many features enable you to get up and running very quickly, or to
edit and create fully definable scenes, sequences and triggers in precise detail.
Technical Specification
2 complete universes of 512 channels each
DMX 1990 A
Configurable, 36Hz Max
15v DC, 300mA, (included)
Ethernet 10/100 MHz - Auto uplink detection
Built-in web server
Telnet command server
3 independent 0-10v outputs, 50mA
Analogue channels
Any Combination
3 volt-free contact inputs
Contact inputs
Line-level mono audio input for beat triggering
Audio Input
Built-in real-time clock, with 6-month battery back-up
Real-time clock
128x64 pixel, monochrome with configurable RGB
LCD Screen
backlight
Physical Size 35mm deep Fits standard 47mm-deep UK double-gang backbox
255 grammes, without fascia
Weight
Stainless Steel
Standard Fascia
Polished Brass
Finishes
Polished Chrome
White
DMX Channels
DMX Standard
DMX refresh rate
Power Supply
Networking
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Getting Started
The DMX Generator can be installed in a standard 47mm UK-type double-gang
backbox. All cable connections are made on the rear of the product.
Connect a 15v DC power supply to the supply terminals on the back of the product.
(see p.6)
On the Mode PSU, supplied with the ColourStyle, the + wire has a white stripe on
it, and the – wire has no stripe.
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User Guide - Rear Terminal Connections
User Guide - DMX Connector Wiring
Rear Terminal Connections
DMX Wiring - Continued
On the back of the Box are terminals for DC power, two DMX universes, and three
pairs of configurable terminals that may be used as analogue outputs or trigger
inputs..
ColourStyle should be connected at one end of the daisy-chain, and not in the
middle. However, the default outputs created by the Q u i c k S e t u p A s s i s t a n t are
transmitted from both universes, and therefore it would be possible to have one
chain of DMX fixtures connected to output A, and another connected to output B.
Ethernet Socket
DC Power supply input
3 pairs of configurable terminals
0-10V output, or
contact closure input
DMX Universe
Outputs
A and B are
independent 512-channel universes of DMX
Avoid long runs with power or high-voltage cables, as noise pickup can interfere
with the signal that reaches the DMX fixtures.
DMX Connector Wiring
ColourStyle is intended for use in fixed installations, and therefore has rising-clamp
screw-terminal connections for the DMX.
Audio input
The following is a summary of common DMX pin-outs on other connectors:
Connector
DMX Wiring
There are two separate, fully independent, DMX “Universes” on a ColourStyle. Each
has DMX +, DMX – and Screen connections via screw-terminals, as shown above.
DMX fixtures are usually wired together using a daisy-chain. The furthest device in
the chain needs to be terminated with a 120Ω resistor between DMX+ and DMX-.
DMX +
DMX -
DMX Standard
5-pin XLR
(male, pins view)
3
2
1
3-pin XLR
(male, pins view)
3
2
1
Standard RJ-45
1 White/
Orange
For a trouble-free installation it is recommended that you use good quality shielded
cable with a twisted pair for the data, with a minimum size of 24AWG.
The DMX standard suggests a maximum length of cable of 300m, before signal
repeaters are used.
2 Orange
Screen / 0v
7+8 Brown+
Brown/White
DMX wiring should not be T’d off, or star-wired. ‘Y’ connections should not be used,
as they will cause degradation in the signal quality.
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User Guide - Configurable Terminal Wiring
Number of DMX Devices Connected
Basics - Taking a First Look at ColourStyle’s Controls
Up to 32 “loads” may be connected to each DMX universe. Modern DMX fixtures
do not present a full unit of “load” to the DMX output, and therefore more than 32
may be used. For example all DMX fixtures from Mode Lighting are 1/10th load, and
therefore 320 may be connected to each DMX Universe.
If you need to connect more than 32 fixtures-worth of “loads” then use a DMX
signal amplifier or booster.
Using the ColourStyle looks and feels very much like using a pocket MP3 player: you
set up scenes as if they were songs, and sequences are handled much like play-lists.
You can assign Favourite looks for quick access.
Further information:
For further information on DMX wiring
and termination see:
“ Re c o m m e n d e d
Practice for DMX512,
A Guide for Users
and Installers” by Adam Bennette,
available from PLASA.
Soft-key buttons
for selecting special features
“On / Off” button
used to “mute” the DMX output
The three pairs of configurable terminals on
the rear of ColourStyle
can be configured as
either Contact Inputs or
Analogue outputs (see
page 32).
They are wired as
follows:
Configuring the DMX Generator is performed entirely using a combination of the
scroll-wheel, the “Back” button, the “Select” button and three soft-keys.
“Back” button used to return to the
previous menu
Configurable
Terminal Wiring
1)
2)
3)
Scroll wheel. Used to move between
menu options or
adjust values.
LCD Screen
(backlit)
“Select” button,
used to activate a menu option
Independent Control of Fixtures
The ColourStyle is unusual in that you can connect multiple fixtures to one DMX
universe even if you want to control them totally independently of each other. This is
because the ColourStyle allows you to change any DMX channel level or group of
channels’ levels at a time without having to specify the levels of all the other channels.
For further details see the section on creating custom Scenes (see CD).
1) Switch Input
2) Button Input
3) Fuorescent Ballast
Output
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User Guide - A First Look at the Controls
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User Guide - A First Look at the Display
User Guide - A First Look at the Display
Basics - Taking a First Look at ColourStyle’s Display
Basics - Taking a First Look at ColourStyle’s Display - Continued
Each menu has three parts: the title, the menu options, and the scroll bar. Some
menus also have up to three extra soft-key features indicated by icons on the left
hand side.
3. The bottom left-button is “On/Off”, or “Mute”.
Menu title
Menu
options
Scroll bar
Soft key
feature
1. The top-left button, which is next to the menu title, takes the user back to the previous
menu screen from any sub-menu. This “Back” button action is uniform throughout
the system’s operation, and is just like the “Back” button on your computer’s web
browser.
When the back button is available it will illuminate orange.
2. The bottom-right button is the “Select” button, which is used to select menu
options, to tick or un-tick toggle options, or to execute commands, or to move to the
next menu. This is just like clicking on items in a computer’s web-browser.
The button is red when the output has been “muted”, and all DMX channels will be
transmitted with a value of 0.
4. The three middle buttons next to the screen on the Left-Hand Side act as soft-keys.
In some menus these have special functions, which are indicated by icons on the lefthand side:
The icon/text on the screen next to the three buttons below indicate the function of
the soft-keys (for example in the image above they are add (+) , delete (-) and Edit (!).
Some menus may not have soft-keys options, in which case the three middle buttons
do not perform any function.
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User Guide - First Time - Quick Setup
User Guide - Quick Setup - Single Zone
Basics - Using ColourStyle512 for the First Time - Quick Setup
Basics - Using ColourStyle512 for the First Time - Quick Setup - Continued
The Q u i c k S e t u p A s s i s t a n t rapidly configures your ColourStyle with default colours
and sequences suitable for the fixtures that you have connected.
To return to the previous screen:
When your new ColourStyle512 is first
switched on the following screen is shown:
- Highlight the Back option and then press the select button
or
- Press the Back button, on the top-left of the
ColourStyle
- For quick-setup, choose Yes :
- Highlight the Yes option in the centre of the screen and press the select button
or
- Press the soft-key next to the ✓ icon.
1. If you select No or ✓ instead then you will be able to configure the ColourStyle
using the C o n f i g u r a t i o n menu options (see page 21 for further details)
- Highlight the Fixture and press s e l e c t .
3. You are then asked if you plan to use the Sound-to-Light feature. This is so that if
you don’t need it then the day-to-day user interface won’t confuse users by
including the Sound-to-Light on/off switch as part of the main menu.
You can choose between a single zone (fixtures
of one type are configured to do the same
scenes at the same time), or multiple-zones
(many different fixture types with independent
control).
- To configure a single zone, press S e l e c t or the <✓> button.
And that’s it!
The ColourStyle will then ask you two questions in order to configure standard
scenes and sequences, for a single zone.
2. Selecting the DMX Fixture Type
The ColourStyle will confirm that you wish
to proceed:
To proceed:
- Highlight the OK option in the centre of the screen, and then press the select button
or
- Press the soft-key next to the ✓ icon.
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The ColourStyle will create standard static solid colours, standard rolling-block
colours and cascading colours automatically, filling both DMX universes so that it
doesn’t matter which one has been used.
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User Guide - First Time - Quick Setup
Basics - Using ColourStyle512 for the First Time - Quick Setup - Continued
Standard Static Solid Colours
White
Red
Orange Red
Orange
Gold
Yellow
Green-Yellow
Lawn Green
Chartreuse
Green
Jade
Mint
Aquamarine
Cyan
Sky Blue
Deep Sky Blue
Royal Blue
Blue
Violet
Purple
Indigo
Magenta
Hot Pink
Deep Pink
Crimson
Standard Sequences/Cascading Colours
Short Rainbow
Long Rainbow
Hot Colours
Warm Colours
Cool Colours
Basics – Using the ColourStyle512 for the First Time – Multi-Zone Quick Setup
The Multi-Zone Quick Setup Assistant enables you to
quickly configure different fixture types or groups,
perhaps in different areas in a building, each with
the standard scenes for independent operation.
A zone is a group of identical fittings.
No ” to configuring a single
If you answered “N
zone system then you will be asked if you want
to configure a multi-zone system:
To configure a multi-zone system, press S e l e c t
or the <✓> button.
The system will start at the first zone, and will
walk you through the setup, step-by-step:
Pastel Chase
Arc Line
The Main Menu: Recalling Standard Colours / Sequences and Favourites
From the m a i n m e n u , shown below, the user has the option to select a Favourite output, or a specific Scene or Sequence.
In the main menu all four of the buttons on the left of
the screen will be illuminated blue to show that they
are available.
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In a multi-zone system it may be more convenient for you to connect different zones to different DMX universes, you are therefore given the
option of choosing which universe the fixtures in
the zone are connected to.
Press OK to continue.
Scroll the highlight bar onto either DMX Universe A or DMX Universe B.
Press the S e l e c t button or the ✓ soft-key to continue.
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User Guide - Using Sound -to-Light
User Guide - First Time - Quick Setup
Basics – Using ColourStyle512 for the First Time – Multi-Zone Quick Setup - Continued
Next, select the type of fixture used in this zone:
Move the highlighted bar to the fixture you are
using.
Press the S e l e c t button or the ✓ soft-key to
continue.
Next you will be asked to specify the DMX
channel that is used. If you are configuring several zones, then the start-channel given is the
next-available DMX channel, taking into
account all of the fixtures that have already
been added in previous zones.
If you need to, then use the scroll wheel to
adjust the starting channel.
Press the S e l e c t button or the ✓ soft-key to
continue.
Highlight Y e s or No and then press S e l e c t , or use the <✓ > or <✘ > soft keys to
proceed.
If you are configuring another zone, then follow the on-screen instructions again.
The ColourStyle will now create scenes and sequences for each zone, as well as
“master” favourites that control all zones.
Using Sound-to-Light
ColourStyle has a built-in beat trigger system to give you a stunning lightshow, controlled
directly from your sound system.
To use sound-to light, connect a line-level audio source to the ColourStyle’s audio
input. ColourStyle detects beats, and uses them step through the current sequence.
If “Sound-to-Light” was selected during the Quick Setup Assistant then it can be
enabled and disabled by toggling button 4.
You will then need to specify how many fixtures are in this zone:
The musical notes icon changes to show whether the sound-to-light is currently
controlling sequences.
If you need to then use the scroll wheel to adjust the number of fixtures.
Press the S e l e c t button or the ✓ soft-key to continue.
You will then be asked if you want to configure another zone.
Enabling Sound-to-Light if it Wasn’t Selected During the Quick Setup
Enter C o n f i g u r a t i o n mode by pressing: 4 (following the instructions on page 22)
Scroll down to “SS o u n d - t o - L i g h t S e t u p ”, and
press S e l e c t
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User Guide - Using Sound-To-Light
Enabling Sound-to-Light if it Wasn’t Selected During the Quick Setup - Continued
“SS h o w S o u n d - t o - L i g h t ” will be highlighted. Use
the s e l e c t button to tick or un-tick this item.
Press Back to return to the c o n f i g u r a t i o n menu.
Press Back again to return to the main menu .
User Guide - Using Favourites
Using Favourites - Continued
Favourites may be renamed to indicate their use. You may have as many favourites
as you need.
Favourites are required if you want to set triggers (see p. 30 on the CD) from
external inputs or the IR remote control to activate colours or patterns on the
ColourStyle.
There are three ways of creating a new Favourite:
Viewing The Audio Beats
You can view the incoming audio beats using the “beat monitor”, which is shown in
the S o u n d - t o - L i g h t S e t u p menu.
For each beat a black blob will fly across the
screen from left to right.
Capture the Current “Look” as a New Favourite
From the m a i n m e n u press the f a v o u r i t e s soft key to display the list of favourites
Press the + soft-key to add the current “look” as a favourite.
Using Favourites
A favourite is a combination of scenes/sequences with a master brightness level
and a master speed setting. A single “favourite” therefore defines a complete “look”
for the output of your ColourStyle. A venue with ColourStyle installed would typically set up favourites for common events.
Favourites are accessed by pressing the button next to the F a v o u r i t e s option, which
is at the top of the m a i n m e n u :
Select a Scene to be a Favourite from the Scenes Menu
From the m a i n m e n u press the S c e n e soft key to
display the list of scenes
Highlight the scene that you want to add to the
Favourites list
Press the ✭ soft key to add the scene, a message
will show that this has been done.
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User Guide -Editing a Favourite
User Guide - Editing a Favourite
Select a Sequence to be a favourite from the Sequences Menu
From the m a i n m e n u press the S e q u e n c e soft key to
display the list of sequences
Highlight the sequence that you want to add to the
Favourites list
Press the ✭ soft key to add the sequence, a message will show that this has been done.
To Edit the Favourite’s Master Brightness
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the B r i g h t n e s s option, and then press S e l e c t
Use the scroll wheel to adjust the brightness to the level that you want
Press Back to return to the E d i t F a v o u r i t e menu
To Edit the Favourite’s Master Speed
Editing a Favourite
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the S p e e d option, and then press S e l e c t
From the m a i n m e n u press the F a v o u r i t e s soft key to show the list of favourites.
Select the favourite that you want to edit, and press the edit softkey.
You have options to change any of the following attributes
The name
The master brightness used by the favourite
The master speed applied to sequences recalled by the favourite
Whether the favourite is recalled at power-up
To Edit a Favourite’s Name
To Edit the ’Recall at Power-Up’ Setting
Highlight the Name option, and press S e l e c t
Use the scroll wheel to highlight the R e c a l l a t P o w e r - U p option
The text editor appears. For more information on using the text editor see page 35.
Once you have the name you want, press Back to return to the E d i t F a v o u r i t e menu
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Use the scroll wheel to adjust the speed to the level that you want
Press Back to return to the E d i t F a v o u r i t e menu
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Use the S e l e c t button to tick or un-tick the option.
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User Guide -Master Speed/Brightness
User Guide - Accesing Quick Setup
Master Speed and Master Brightness
Using Quick Setup if the ColourStyle Has Been Used Before
Use the S e l e c t button to choose between M a s t e r B r i g h t n e s s control (default) and
M a s t e r S p e e d control on the scroll-wheel.
If the ColourStyle512 has been used before, the Q u i c k S e t u p A s s i s t a n t is available
via the C o n f i g u r a t i o n menu (see page 22), and it checks to see whether you really
want to start a fresh setup:
By default, from the m a i n m e n u , the scroll wheel is used to proportionally adjust the
brightness of all current outputs at once (think of this as working just like a “volume”
control on a hi-fi system):
Brightness may be adjusted between 0% and 100%
Any sequences which are running will be “turned up” or
“turned down” as appropriate, and will carry on running at the new brightness level.
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r i t ereturn to the main menu after 5 seconds, or press the orange
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to menu
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to thethe
main
menu immediately.
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the main
Favourites
soft key to show the list of favourites.
Select the favourite that you want to edit, and press the edit ! softkey.
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When
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side ofbrightness
the screenused
changes
show which function is active:
The master speed applied to sequences recalled by the favourite
Speed may be adjusted between 10% and 1000%.
NB Speed may only be adjusted when the S o u n d - t o - L i g h t is not active.
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User Guide -Engineers Menu
User Guide - Accesing Quick Setup
Entering Engineers Mode for detailed Configuration
Configure Menu - Continued
To enter Engineer’s Mode from the M a i n M e n u press the fourth button (Sound-toLight) and the select button alternately, twice (i.e. press left, right, left, right).
Clock:
Sets the built-in real time clock, and geographical location.
Timed Events: Configures how the real-time-clock can be used to make scenes or
sequences happen at pre-programmed times or dates.
1.) Sound-to-Light
2.) Select
3.) Sound-to-Light
4.) Select
Configure Action Menu
The C o n f i g u r a t i o n menu is used to set up all functions of the DMX Generator:
Fixtures; The DMX fittings connected to the ColourStyle
Scenes; Groups of static levels for channels of DMX
Sequences; The recall of scenes automatically over time
Triggers; Sets up the way in which the buttons or inputs
cause scenes or sequences to be recalled.
The scroll-bar position shows which
section of the menu
is currently on view.
Use the scroll wheel
to move up and
down between
menu items and to
bring new items
into view.
Network Setup: Configures the TCP/IP settings of the DMX Generator.
DMX Setup:
Configures the number of channels
transmitted, and the timing
parameters of the DMX data, such as
the break, mark-after-break and
packet refresh timing.
Rear Terminals Setup: Selects the function of the configurable terminals on the rear
of the product, whether they are to be analogue 0-10v outputs, or
switch inputs.
Sound-to-Light Setup: Enable the Sound-to-Light
and view the “Beat Monitor”
Display Setup: Choose the backlight colour and
contrast of the display
Language:
Select the display language
Clear Lighting Setup: Return to a blank system, so that new settings can be created.
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User Guide -Engineers Menu
Continued on the CD (enclosed)
Contents:
Entering Engineer’s Mode for Detailed Configuration.......................................................... 22
Configure Menu.......................................................................................................................................... 22
Configuring ColourStyle for the First Time (without using Quick Setup Assistant).... 24
Defining Fixtures........................................................................................................................................... 24
Copying Scenes........................................................................................................................................... 31
Define Sequences...................................................................................................................................... 32
Rear Terminals Setup................................................................................................................................. 33
Define Triggers............................................................................................................................................. 34
Clock Setup.................................................................................................................................................... 36
Timed Events................................................................................................................................................. 36
Network Operation................................................................................................................................... 40
DMX Configuration.................................................................................................................................... 43
Testing the DMX Output.......................................................................................................................... 45
Network Configuration........................................................................................................................... 46
Language and Display Setup.............................................................................................................. 48
The About Menu......................................................................................................................................... 49
Firmware Update......................................................................................................................................... 50
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Mode Lighting (UK) Limited.
The Maltings, 63 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire,
SG12 9AD, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 1920 462121
Fax: +44 (0) 1920 466881
email: sales@modelighting.com
website: www.modelighting.com
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