user manual DMX-TX module for the LFXHub - movie

user manual DMX-TX module for the LFXHub - movie
user manual
DMX-TX module
for the LFXHub®
LightingFX Tools
for professional filmmakers
www.movie-inter.com
copyright © movie-intercom® 2006
edition 2006-0410V1e
This user manual is valid for the DMX-TX module for the
LFXHub
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This user manual is also available in german language
http://www.movie-inter.com/de/support/downloads/index.html
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are registered trademarks
of Olaf Michalke, movie-intercom
LightingFX Tools.
use or dispersal of the mentioned trademarks
is strictly vorbidden.
This user manual is alos available in german language.
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user manual DMX-TX module for the LFXHub
chapter table of content
page 3 of 16
page
1.
safety first please read me first
4
2.
quick start
5
3.
function overview
6
conditions for operation with the LFXHub
included in delivery
4.
indicators and interfaces
7
5.
connect DMX-TX module at the LFXHub
8
6.
menu structure for DMX at the LFXHub
9
menu language
7.
setting up DMX channels
10
resetting DMX-IDs to factory settings
8.
upgrading the software of the LFXHub
11
9.
trouble shooting / maintenance / disposal
12
10.
specifications
13
11.
address / support
14
12.
index
15
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Safety instructions
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PLEASE READ ME FIRST!
Please read this user manual before the first operation !
This user manual is always available for download from the homepage of
movie-intercom >
http://www.movie-inter.com/en/support/downloads/index.html
Please protect the DMX-TX module against humidity and rain before and
during operation.
This optional available DMX transmitter "DMX-TX module" is exclusively engineered to be operated with the LFXHub.
The safety instructions for operation with DMX based equipment must be
observed.
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quick start
1
connect the DMX-TX module at the
LFXHub´s socket "DMX IN/OUT"
LFXHub
2
3
read all DMX IDs from the LFXHub
DMX IDs at the receiver
 turn rotary switch "EFFEKT" to position*
"DMX IN/OUT"
 verify DMX IDs of the LFXHub´s DMX IDs
 connect DMX cable
 read addresses of channel 1 to 6
* in this position there will be no DMX transmission
example control panel of a DMX dimmer
display of the LFXHub
CH1= 001 and 004
CH2= 002 and 005
CH3= 003 and 006
»change DMX-ID
DMX line
DMX-TX module
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DMX-receiver
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Key features of the DMX-TX module
key features
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control DMX-512 dimmer packs
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Output of six DMX channels
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self-locking plug at socket DMX IN/OUT of the LFXHub
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plug & play
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maintenance free
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individual choice of DMX channels to send
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multilingual display (English, French, Spanish, German)
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configuration of DMX IDs via the display of the LFXHub
DMX-512
Requirements of the LFXHub for operation of the DMX-TX module
The operation of the DMX-TX module requires the latest DMX software in the LFXHub.
Because of the software based engineering of the LFXHub, the required software can be
installed later either.
LFXHubs, delivered after May 1, 2006 are already equipped with DMX software.
In this case there is no software upgrade necessary.
How to find out whether my LFXHub is equipped with DMX software:
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turn "EFFECT" to position "off/set-up"
with JOG navigate to:
basic settings > identity > software versions
the display should
show this:
software-versions:
CIO: 1.0 CHP: 1.15
FT: 1.11 MT: 1.10
XTM: 1.0
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The version for "CHP" must be at least version 1.15!
If the mentioned software version of CHP is not shown please read
☞ upgrading the software of the LFXHub, chapter 8, page 11
Please read the safety instructions before the DMX module will be used for the first
time. As well please read the safety instructions of the LFXHub!
included in delivery
-
DMX-TX module
user manual
eventually a CD containing DMX software for the LFXHub
(depending on the version of the LFXHub´s software)
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indicators and interfaces
output for
DMX-512 receiver
5-pin XLR female
behind protector
connector
plug into "DMX IN/OUT" of the LFXHub
status indicator DMX
is flashing during transmission of a DMX signal
The serial number is located on the bottom of the module.
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connect DMX-TX module at the LFXHub
,
The plug of the DMX-TX module is self-locking.
To lock or unlock the plug please exclusively move the centre part of the plug (as marked below.)
The external DMX module is powered by the LFXHub.
both arrows should
face to each other
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menu structure
This menu is visible when the DMX-TX module is connected to "DMX IN/OUT" and the
rotary switch "EFFECT" is in position "DMX IN/OUT".
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LCD menu level 1
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connection status LED
LCD menu level 2
LCD
LCD menu level 3
LCD menu level 4
DMX IN/OUT
Please connect DMX
module at socket "DMX
IN/OUT" on your left
hand side!
no external LFX Tool
is connected at "analog IN":
green LED at LFXHub is flashing
DMX IN/OUT
CH1= 001 and 004
CH2= 002 and 005
CH3= 003 and 006
»change DMX-TX-ID
display alternates
every 5 sec
DMX-512 module
is connected
and controls
these DMX channels:
navigation
with the
Jogshuttle
external DMX-TX module is connected:
green LED at LFXHub is steadily on
change DMX-ID: »help
CH1= 001 und 004
CH2= 002 und 005
CH3= 003 und 006
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help: change DMX-ID
1. turning JOG
selects digit
2. push JOG
»
3. turning JOG
changes digit
4. pushing JOG
confirms digit
alert after invalid entries
of an DMX-ID...
...if chosen DMX-ID is already in use:
... if chosen DMX-ID is not in
valid range between 001
and 512:
DMX-ID should have a
value between
001 and 512!
please change ID
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Chosen DMX-ID is
already is use.
please change ID
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Red digits are variables and might show different values, depending on your settings.
Menu language
If the menu language of the LFXHub will be set to a certain language, the chosen languge will be displayed in the DMX menu either.
Please refer to the user manual of the LFXHub how to set up the menu language.
Hint
A reset to factory settings of the LFXHub does not have an influence to the selected
language.
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externe up
setting
Steuerung
DMX channels
durch Zusatzgeräte über den Eingang "analog IN" (Fortsetzung)
Each DMX channel can be configured seperately.
The DMX-TX module transmitts up to six different DMX-IDs.
The three output channels of the LFXHub are transmitted twice, channels 4, 5 and 6 (as
shown in figure 1) have the same signal as the ID of the channels 1, 2 and 3.
For that reason two different DMX channels are controlled by a single output channel of
the LFXHub.
When the rotary switch "EFFECT" is on position "DMX IN/OUT" no lamp will be on.
DMX-TX module
DMX line
DMX
dimmer
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figure 1 - setting up DMX channels
 turn "EFFECT" to "DMX IN/OUT"
 push JOG
change DMX-ID menu
select a digit with the
JOG
 turn JOG
change DMX-ID: »help
CH1= 001 and 004
CH2= 002 and 005
CH3= 003 and 006
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selecton of a digit
seleceted digit is flashing
underlined
(here: "1" of CH1)
 confirm selection
by pushing JOG
change DMX-ID: »help
1 and 004
CH1= 001
CH2= 002 and 005
CH3= 003 and 006
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CH1= 001 and 004
CH2= 002 and 005
CH3= 003 and 006
»change DMX-TX-ID
change value of digit
seleceted digit is
flashing bewteen the
arrows
 turning JOG
changes value
change DMX-ID: »help
CH1= 0❱1 ❰ and 004
CH2= 002 and 005
CH3= 003 and 006
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The procedure how to change a DMX-ID is described in
the built-in "help"-function of the LFXHub either.
Invalid entries of DMX-IDs will result in an alert in the display, the user will be prompted to change the ID.
☞ chapter 6, page 9 "alert during change of an DMX-ID"
 push JOG
confirms new ID
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Resetting DMX-IDs to factory settings
The DMX-TX module stores all set up DMX-addresses without any time limit.
Please consider:
The DMX-IDs are stored in the external module, not in the LFXHub.
We do recommend resetting to factory settings if the LFXHub is returned to the rental
house. Every lighting crew starts so with same conditions.
resetting LFXHub
to factory settings?
yes
•No
1. turn "EFFECT" to position "OFF / set-up"
2. choose menu item
"basic settings" > "factory reset"
3. confirm with "yes"
DMX factory settings of all channels are shown in figure 1 above
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Upgrading the software of the LFXHub
The functionality of the LFXHub is based upon software.
Additional software can be installed to the LFXHub to extend the functionality e.g....
 language packets
 functions with new features (e.g. DMX)
The required Software will be send via e-mail or will be shipped as a CD.
LFXHubs delivered after May 2006 are already equipped with the DMX software.
system requirements
 data cable for the LFXHub (optional available)
 PC with Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / XP and serial interface (COM-port)
installation procedure
1. remove all external components from the LFXHub and disconnect loads
of "POWER OUT".
2. Plug in the data cable in socket "DMX IN/OUT" and
connect the SUB-D plug of the data cable to a COM-port of the
PC.
3. Connect the LFXHub with the power plug to stable 230 V /50 Hz
power network.
4. turn the rotary switch "EFFECT" to position "radio"
5. launch your PC and double click the EXE-database received
from movie-intercom and follow the instructions.
Please be aware:
The power of your PC and the power of the LFXHub must not
be interrupted during the installation process.
connection of data cable at "DMX IN/OUT"
data cable
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COM-port
For detailed installation instructions please refer to the user manual delivered with the
data cable.
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Trouble shooting
Possible problems using the LFXHub might be solved here.
Basic conditions for operation
1. The DMX-TX module and the LFXHub, especially the power cord, have no damages.
2. The operation voltage of the LFXHub is 220 - 240 VAC /50 Hz.
3. The built-in main fuse is turn on.
4. The DMX-TX Modul is properly connected to the socket "DMX IN/OUT" of the LFXHub.
In case of a malfunction of the LFXHub the internal fuse of the power supply could have been triggered.
This internal fuse is self resetting. Please wait 10 minutes and try again. Do not open the the LFXHub, it is
not necessary.
symptom
possible fault
DMX module is not
the software of the LFXHub is not upgraded to
identified by the LFXHub DMX
check if the LFXHubs´ software is ready for
DMX > page 6
a connected lamp of a
DMX dimmer pack is not powered
DMX dimmer pack will
not come on
solution
load latest software for the
LFXHub
> page 11
power up the DMX dimmer
pack
connected lamp is switched off
connected lamp is broken
value of "Dimmer max." is too low
DMX-ID of the transmitter (LFXHub) is different
to DMX address of the dimmer pack
switch on lamp
exchange lamp
increase "Dimmer max."
set up DMX-ID
- at the LFXHub or
- at the dimmer pack
a connected lamp at the specifications of the dimmer pack manufacturer prior unplugging the DMX modimmer pack is still on
might prevent the connected lamps from switdule turn "EFFECT" to position
when the DMX-TX mo- ching off.
"OFF/set-up"
dule is unplugged
Partially lamps will be dimmed to 50%. This effect is not part of the DMX-512 specifications.
the unit does not work
Did you use the device in wet environment?
Leave the device dehumidify at
although all settings are Humidity might be to strong inside the DMX-TX a warm and dry place for at
correct
module.
least one hour.
If you have a problem which can not be solved by this manual, please disconnect the DMX-TX module from the LFXHub / DMX line and contact movie-intercom.
cleaning the unit
ONLY clean the unit when disconnected completely from all cables!
Use a clean slightly wet cloth.
disposal
In order to avoid any possible effects resulting from the disposal of electrical an electronic equipment containing substances damaging the environment and human health, the European Parliament and Council directives
2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and
2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) have been transferred into national law in all EU member states.
The product you have purchased was developed in line with the current state of the art in an
environmentally friendly manner and with the view of recycling.
The product is labelled with the symbol illustrated above. If you wish to dispose this product,
this symbol obliges you to do so separately from industrial sorted waste.
Waste equipment should be shipped to movie-intercom. We will dispose the waste for you.
Electrical equipment does not belong in regular waste.
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Specifications
general
operation voltage
temperature range
dimensions (l x b x d)
weight
DMX output socket
DMX protocol
number of DMX channels
DMX channel selection range
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5VDC (powered by the LFXHub)
-20°C ...50°C
125 x 61 x 26 mm (without cable)
220 grams
5-pin XLR ((Pin 1 ground, Pin 2 DMX-, Pin 3 DMX+,
Pins 4 and 5 not connected))
USITT DMX-512 (1990) / DIN 56930-2
six
001 to 512
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Address / Support
Do not hesitate to contat movie-intercom.
We are looking forward to answer your questions.
postal address
movie-intercom
Wegenerstr. 4
10713 Berlin
Germany
~
phone 24h / 7 days
+49 (0)30 22 32 05 75
§
fax
+49 (0)30 22 32 05 71
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e-mail
[email protected]
@
web
http://www.movie-inter.com
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Index
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channel set-up -page 10
connection to LFXHub -page 6
contact to movie-intercom -page 14
dimmer pack -page 5, 10
displays -page 7
disposal -page 12
DMX -page 13
DMX-ID reset -page 10
DMX-ID set-up -page 10
EFFECT-rotary switch -page 10
factory reset -page 10
functional overview -page 6
help -page 12
included in delivery -page 6
Jogshuttle (JOG) -page 9,10,
language set-up -page 9
maintenance -page 12
menu structure -page 9
Multi-functional display -page 10
operation voltage -page 7
output channel configuration -page 10
output socket DMX -page 7
quick start -page 5
rain, operation with- -page 4
rotary switch -page 10
safety instructions -page 4
serial number -page 7
software -page 6, 11
support -page 14
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