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Manual and Software Copyright, Strand Lighting Limited. All rights reserved.
Manual and Software Copyright, Strand Lighting Limited. All rights reserved.
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Manual on the CD supplied with the equipment and available on Strand Lighting’s world-wide web site. It is also shown on the console
on-screen help.
For technical questions regarding setup, operation, or maintenance of this equipment, or if equipment fails to operate properly upon
installation, or under normal load and temperature conditions, and basic troubleshooting procedures are not effective, please contact your
nearest Strand Authorized Service Centre or Strand Lighting Field Service at the office serving your area.
For comments regarding equipment functions and possible improvements, or for comments on this manual, please write to the Strand
Lighting office serving your area.
This equipment is designed to operate from the mains electricity supply and contains voltages which, if touched,
may cause death or injury. It should only be operated in accordance with these instructions and for the purpose
of a lighting control system.
Danger
Do not open the lighting control equipment. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Avoid spilling liquid on the equipment. If this should happen, switch the equipment off immediately.
Dieses Gerät ist nur für den Gebrauch am 230V Netz geeignet. Im Gerät können Spannungen anliegen, die bei Berührung tödlich
sein oder zu Verletzungen führen können.Das Pult darf nur nach Lesen der Bedienungsanleitung in Betrieb genommen werden
und ausschließlich als Lichtstellpult Verwendung finden.
Das Pult sollte nicht geöffnet werden, da sich im Inneren keine austauschbaren Teile befinden.
Vermeiden Sie das Eindringen von Flüssigkeiten in das Pult. Sollte dieses doch geschehen, ist das Pult sofort abzuschalten.
Cet équipement est conçu pour être connecté au réseau électrique et par conséquent il contient des tensions dangereuses qui
peuvent être mortelles si touchées. Il doit être utilisé en suivant ces instructions et dans l’objectif du contrôle des systèmes
d’éclairage.
Ne pas ouvrir cet équipement. Il n’y a pas à l’intérieur de pièce susceptible d’être changé par l’utilisateur lui-même.
Ne jamais renverser de liquide sur cet équipement. Si cela arrive, veuillez éteindre l’équipement immédiatement.
Questo prodotto è stato progettato per funzionare collegato alla rete elettrica principale ed è dotato di selezionatore di voltaggio,
se toccato, può causare il decesso o lesioni. Da usare soltanto come sistema di controllo luci in accordo alle presenti istruzioni.
Non aprire. Non ci sono elementi riparabili da parte dell’utente all’interno.
Evitare di versare liquidi sul prodotto. Nel caso dovesse accadere, spegnere immediatamente.
Este equipo ha sido proyectado para funcionar a traves de la red principal de energia electrica y contiene voltajes que, si se
tocan, pueden causar la muerte o graves perjuicios. Solo podra ser utilizado de acuerdo a estas instrucciones y con el proposito
de un sistema de control de iluminacion.
No abrir el equipo de control de iluminacion. No hay elementos a ser utilizados por el usuario.
Evite el contacto de liquidos con el equipo. Si llegara a suceder, apague el equipo de inmediato.
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Contents
Offices & Service Centres
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Section
Introduction............................1 ............... 1
Patching................................... 5 ............... 2
3
Channel Levels.................. 11 ............... 3
GeniusPro
Lightpalette
1 or 2 Scene Preset.........16 ............... 4
Cues & X Playbacks...........18 ............... 5
Submasters..........................27 ............... 6
Effects..................................... 33 ............... 7
Groups.................................... 40 ............... 8
Macros.................................... 42 ............... 9
Operator’s Guide
Lighting control operating software
v2.4
Profiles................................... 46 ............ 10
Direct Output Control.... 49 ............ 11
AutoMod.................................50........... .. 12
Timecode Events...............52 ............ 13
Show Controller................ 58 ............ 14
Backup & Remote.............64 ............ 15
Report Displays.................66 ............ 16
Setup........................................ 67 ............ 17
Archive................................... 68 ............ 18
Console Reporter............. 72 ............ 19
Document No: 40/B949
Date: March 2000
Advanced Features......... 75 ............ 20
Software Install & Reg..78. ............ 21
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Offices and Service Centres
Phone numbers do not include country code or other international access data.
World Wide Web:
http://www.strandlighting.com/
Strand Lighting Asia Ltd: 7/F Corporation Square, 8 Lam Lok Street, Kowloon
Bay, Hong Kong.
Tel: 852 2757 3033, Fax: 852 2757 1767
E mail: service@stranda.com.hk
Strand Lighting Inc (Los Angeles): 18111 Santa Fe Avenue, Ranch
Dominguez, CA 90221, USA.
Tel: (310) 637 7500, Fax: (310) 632 5519, Fax: 800 775-LEKO,
E mail: service@strandlight.com
US Service & Support: 800 4 STRAND (800.478.7263)
Strand Lighting Inc (New York): 2nd Floor, 151W-25th St, New York
Tel: (212) 242 1042, Fax: (212) 242 1837,
E mail: service@strandlight.com
Strand Lighting (Canada) Inc (Toronto): 2430 Lucknow Drive #15,
Mississauga, Ontario, L5S 1V3, Canada
Tel: 905 677 7130 or 800-387-3403, Fax: 905 677 6859,
E mail: service@strand.ca
Strand Lighting Limited (Kirkcaldy): Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy,
Fife, KY1 3LY, Scotland,
Tel: 01592 652333, Fax: 01592 653528
Software Registration: 01592 653499,
E mail: service.net@stranduk.com
Strand Lighting Limited (Paris): 1 rue de l’Arc de Triomphe, Paris 17, France
Tel: 00 331 553 70033, Fax: 00 331 553 70233,
E mail: service.set@stranduk.com
Strand Lighting GmbH (Berlin): Strand Lighting GMBH, Ullsteinstrasse
114-142, 12109 BERLIN, Tel: 004930 707 9510, Fax: 004930 707 95199
E mail: service.cet@stranduk.com
Strand Lighting Italia Srl - (Pomezia): Via delle Gardenie, 33, 00040 Pomezia
– Roma, Italia,
Tel: 00 39 06 914 7123, Fax: 00 39 06 914 7138
E mail: service.set@stranduk.com
Strand Lighting Limited (Moscow): Novinsky Boulevard 20A, Buildings 3-6,
121069 Moscow, Russia,
Tel: 007 095 290 2092, Fax: 007 095 290
Foreword
This manual describes the operation of the GeniusPro/Lightpalette software for
the 500 and 300 lighting control consoles and show controllers. In order to
simplify the operation of the 300 Series consoles, a number of keys relating to
some more advanced features have not been included in the design of the
operator interface.(e.g., preloading of effects and setting bump modes). If you are
a 300 Series user and require to use functions mentioned in this manual for which
there are no keys, you can simulate the keys using a PC keyboard and the
keyboard template at the rear of the manual.
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Introduction
General
GeniusPro or Lightpalette operating software, together with Tracker ,
CommuniquéPro and Networker application software, provide complete lighting
control using Strand’s 500 and 300 series consoles.
Familiarization and training courses using the software described in this manual
are available from Strand Lighting and authorised dealers. Service and
installation training on consoles, SN10X nodes and network systems is also
available. Contact Strand Lighting or authorised dealers for further information.
Operating Software
The console can run in one of two modes, each with its own default setup
properties and display options. The operating mode is factory set to GeniusPro or
Lightpalette. However, you can change from one mode to the other in the User
Setup Screen.
Standard Application
Software
Tracker software supports advanced facilities for control of moving light fixtures
and includes fixture libraries and preset focus groups. Networker software
provides remote video, remote DMX via ethernet and access to all SN10X node
ports. CommuniquéPro software adds SMPTE, MIDI, MIDI Show Control, DMX
input and external submasters. Reporter software monitors and reports on the
status and load information of SV series dimmers.
Optional Software
Server software provides the facility to use a PC for central storage of show files
and includes user logins, allowing individual user profiles to be used.
Loading Software
A 3.5” floppy disk drive is provided to load prerecorded light shows, additional
channels, new applications and operating software upgrades. To load a show
from floppy disk, refer to the Archive section. To load additional channels,
applications, or upgrade software, refer to Installation and Registration of
Software at the back of this manual.
Additional
Documentation
More detailed information concerning operation of the software is available using
the console on-screen help. A complete operating manual is also available on the
CD supplied and on Strand Lighting’s web site at http://www.strandlighting.com/
Document
Conventions
•
•
•
•
•
HELP
On-Line Help
[CLR] (key name in square brackets) shows a key on the console or the
optional alphanumeric keypad.
{DEFLT} (key name in braces) shows a softkey.
<LIVE> (key name in arrows) shows a key from the Display keypad.
<Wheel> shows use of the level wheel.
# indicates a numeric entry of one or more digit keys.
To get help for the current display, press <HELP>. Once in help you can use the
hyperlinks to move to referenced topics and the {BACK} and {FORWARD} softkeys
to move to previously displayed topics. Alternatively, you can press the {LINKS}
softkey to display the Help Menu. Using the softkeys you can gain access to
{USING HELP}, {CONTENTS}, {INDEX}, {GLOSSARY} or {QUICK REF}. Press
<HELP> again to turn off help and return to normal console operation.
Context-sensitive help is also available when in help by pressing any of the
console keys or displayed softkeys.
Connecting a Mouse/
Trackball
(300 Series Consoles)
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When you initially connect a mouse to a 300 Series console, the mouse will not
operate until you set the Mouse Net Node and Port fields in the User Setup Screen.
To do this, press <SETUP> then press [SHIFT] [0] to enter cursor lock mode. You
can then use the cursor keys on the console keypad to highlight the Net Node and
Port fields and the [+] or [-] keys to set the options.
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Channel Control Mode
Consoles will respond to channel control commands entered from the keypad
and displayed on the command line at the bottom of each display. Commands
can be a combination of hard keys and softkeys. The console can accept
commands in three different formats, as follows:
Command Line (Lightpalette Default): Commands are mainly only carried out
after you press [*] , although it is sometimes not required. In general, the syntax
is action first, then object (for instance, [RECORD] [CUE] [1][*] ). Channel levels
are entered as a single-digit number (e.g. 1 = 10%). This can be followed by a
second digit for fractions of 10%.
Direct 1 Digit (GeniusPro Default): Commands are carried out as soon as they
are fully entered although the [*] key is required for some commands. In general,
the syntax is object first, then action (for instance, [CUE] [1] [RECORD]. Channel
levels are entered as a single-digit number (e.g., 1 = 10%). This can be followed
by [.] and a second digit for fractions of 10%.
Direct 2 Digit: Commands are carried out as soon as they are fully entered
although the [*] key is required for some commands. In general, the syntax is
object first, then action (for instance, [CUE][1][RECORD]). Channel levels are
entered as a two digit number (e.g., 25=25%).
Intensity and Attribute
Channels
The operating software is capable of controlling the intensity of up to 6000
luminaires and up to 2000 controllable features (attributes) of lighting fixtures
(600 and 400 respectively on 300 Series consoles). Unused intensity channels
can be used as attribute channels making the system flexible enough to adapt to
any lighting control requirement. The number of channels that can be controlled
by your console depends on the model number and is displayed in the Status
window of the System Report Display by pressing the <REPORT> key. However,
you can increase the number of channels, up to the maximum, by purchasing
additional channels in blocks of 50 or 200. Please contact Strand Lighting or your
nearest authorized agent.
Apart from intensity, many modern luminaires will have a number of other
functions, typically color scrolling, movement control (pan and tilt), focus and iris
control, cyan-magenta-yellow color mixing, gobo control and often more. In
control terms they are referred to as attributes of the luminaire. Tracker Software
permits simultaneous control of up to 99 different attributes of one luminaire.
GeniusPro and Lightpalette use a decimal notation to identify the intensity and
associated attributes of a luminaire. The value associated with each attribute is
fixed and shown in the Fixture Library. This page shows that intensity is always
attribute 1, color is 2, pan is 3, tilt is 4, etc.
If a luminaire is controlled by channel 1 (intensity channel), the channel intensity
is referred to as 1.1 (Channel 1, Attribute 1). All other attributes of the luminaire
are referred to as 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, etc.
Important Note: If the number after the decimal point is omitted, the attribute is
automatically assumed to be intensity. When referring to channel intensity, it is
therefore only necessary to refer to the channel number (e.g., 6). All other
attributes must have a decimal number (e.g., 6.3).
System Shutdown
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Press <REPORT>{EXIT}. An Exit Menu is displayed providing the opportunity to
save the show and/or setup, to exit and restart or to shutdown the system. If
Server software is installed and Logins are enabled, you can log out by pressing
{LOGOUT}. To shutdown the system, press {SHUTDOWN} {SHUTDOWN}. 500
Series consoles will display a shutdown screen, telling you to switch off the
console. 300 Series consoles will display a shutdown screen and automatically
shutdown the system.
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Time Formats
The times used for fades, delays and waits are entered in minutes and seconds,
or in seconds, tenths of seconds and hundredths of seconds.
Range
0.01 - 59.99
0.1 - 59.9
1 - 59
1:00 - 59:59
VGA Monitors
Value
Hundredth of a second
Tenth of a second
Seconds
Minutes /Seconds
500 Series consoles can operate with either one or two VGA monitors connected
to the VGA1 and VGA2 connectors at the back of the console. An optional dual
VGA card is available to enable up to a further two monitors to be connected. You
can set the Number Screens field in the User Setup Screen to either 1, 2, 3 or 4.
All Manual/Memory consoles and the Memory 250 console in the 300 Series have
provision for one VGA monitor, as standard. Memory 400 and 600 consoles are
supplied with two modular LCD displays, and the 120 Submaster console has
provision for two VGA monitors. Optional video cards are available enabling
expansion to two, three or four VGA monitors, or modular LCD displays.
When two monitors are used and the Number Screens field is set to 2, VGA2
displays the channel levels and is referred to as the Channel Levels Screen.
VGA1 shows either one window or several windows, depending on the setting of
the Live Screen Layout field in the User Setup Screen. When the <LIVE> key is
pressed, the windows show the Live state of the Playback, Submaster, Effects or
Events, or a combination of these windows, and is referred to as the State Screen.
If one monitor is used, and the <LIVE> key is pressed, the display area is split into
a number of windows. The top window, shows the Channel Levels and the bottom
window displays the same information as the State Screen described above.
When optional VGA video card(s) are fitted the extra monitors serve as extended
Channel Levels Screens, enabling up to 3 pages of channel levels to be
displayed.
The
Key
(300 Series Consoles Only)
SHIFT
LIVE
SHIFT
LAST
SCREEN
PAGE
UP
PAGE
DOWN
Locking the Console
Faders and Keys
SHIFT
HELP
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The key with the Strand Logo on all 300 Series Consoles is the same as the
[SHIFT] key on 500 Series consoles. The [SHIFT] key is shown in all examples
throughout this manual.
Pressing [SHIFT] <LIVE> cycles through the Live Screen Layout options,
without having to select the <SETUP> screen.
Pressing [SHIFT] [LAST SCREEN] will swap screens VGA1 and VGA2 (if
applicable)
Pressing [PAGE UP] or [PAGE DOWN] serves to scroll the Channel Level
Screen(s) to the next, or last page of channels.
In order to avoid accidental changes to a show, you can lock the console faders
and keys.Pressing [SHIFT] <HELP> will toggle between locked and unlocked.
The display shows CONSOLE LOCKED in yellow with a red background on the
title bar on the top of all screens when the console keys and faders are locked.
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Output Connections
1
Each DMX connector can be set to control up to 512 outputs simultaneously,
giving a maximum of 2048 outputs for consoles with four DMX output
connectors. If enabled, AMX (192 outputs) or D54 (384 outputs) on 500 Series
consoles only, will output the appropriate analogue signal.
The output range and other parameters associated with the DMX/analog outputs
and network DMX outputs is set in the Output Connections and Network
windows of the Console Setup Screen.
Layout and Content of
Live Screens
The layout and content of the Channel Levels Screen and the Live State Screen
is dependant on the setting of the Live Screen Layout, Channel Display, Smart
Channel Display and Channel Formatting fields in the User Setup Screen.
Locking the Console
Memory
You can lock the console memory after a show has been recorded to prevent
accidental changes being made to the show. Press <REPORT> {ADV SETUP}
{ACCESS RIGHTS} {MEMORY LOCK} and type the password [3] [1] [7] [1]
followed by {ENTER} to lock the console memory. Repeat this command to
unlock the memory.
ACCESS MEMORY
LOCK
RIGHT
REPORT ADV
SETUP
3
1
7
1
ENTER
The
MORE
Key
Pressing the <MORE> key displays a menu, providing softkey access to the
following functions:
MORE
PROF
DISP
NOTES
PAGE
BACKUP
CMDS
EVENT
LIST
AUTO
MOD
CUT
LINE
{PROF DISP}: Displays the Profile Display Menu. Refer to Section 10
{NOTES PAGE}: Displays the Notes Menu. See below.
{BACKUP CMDS}: Displays the Backup Commands Menu. Refer to Section 15
{EVENT LIST}: Displays the Event List Menu. Refer to Section 13.
{AUTO MOD}: Displays the Auto-Mod Menu. Refer to Section 12.
COPY
LINE
PASTE
LINE
The Notes Page
SAVE
FILE
Loading Files
LOAD
FILE
BACK
README
FIRST
ATC
PAGE
Config
Files
CONF
FILES
NET
CONFIG
MAP
CONFIG
RACK
CONFIG
BACK
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Press {LOAD FILES} to load the current Notes Page or other files as shown.
{README FIRST}: Non-editable information about your software.
{ATC PAGE}: Editable attribute control page assignment used when controlling
moving light fixtures.
{FIXT LIB}: Editable Fixture Library containing attribute details of moving light
fixtures used when patching fixtures.
NOTES
PAGES
FIXT
LIB
The Notes Page is an editable text file that allows you to leave notes for yourself
or others.
Pressing {CONF FILES} provides access to a number if editable configuration
files as follows:
{NET CONFIG}: Displays the network configuration file 220node.cfg used to set
up an Ethernet configuration (refer to Networker Functions in the Operator’s
Manual or On-Screen Help).
{MAP CONFIG}: Displays the map configuration file 220map.cfg used during
remapping of the console controls (refer to Key, Wheel and VGA Remapping in
the Operator’s Manual or On-Screen Help).
{RACK CONFIG}: Displays the rack configuration file 220rack.cfg used by
Console Reporter (refer to Console Reporter section. Section 19).
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Patching Outputs to Channels
The Patch Screen
DISPLAY KEYS
PATCH
PATCH MENU
When you initially enter the patch screen, or when the patch is defaulted by
pressing {DEFLT} {DEFLT}, all available intensity channels are patched to the
same numbered output (e.g., 1:1 patch).
DEFLT
Customising the Patch
Screen
PATCH MENU
SET
SET
DISP
OR
CHAN
ORDER
LOADS
ON
OR
LOADS
OFF
You can choose to show the outputs and channels in channel order or output
order using the {SET} {SET DISP} softkey combination to show the Set Patch
LCD menu and the {OUTPUT ORDER} or {CHAN ORDER} softkeys to select the
display format.
You can display learned loads on the Patch Screen. Only outputs patched to an
intensity channels with learned loads will display a value. If a fault occurs on any
dimmer, and the fault has not been filtered out, the output label will be displayed
in red. If the fault is a load fault and the load fault has been learned, the value will
also be displayed in red. (Refer to Console Reporter section. Section 19). To
display the learned loads, press the {LOADS ON} softkey. To turn off the loads,
press {LOADS OFF}. Press the {BACK} softkey to return to the previous menu.
SET PATCH MENU
OUPUT
ORDER
Press <PATCH> to display the Patch Screen. This screen enables you to patch
intensity and attribute channels to specific outputs to suit the show requirements.
Use the level wheel to scroll the Patch Screen to show each page. The current
page is shown at the bottom of the Wheel window.
BACK
Pressing {.DMX/OUTPUT} toggles between showing standard output numbers
and output numbers in Universe.DMX Format.
.DMX/
OUTPUT TOGGLE
Patching Intensity
Channels
1
@
3
*
The default patch patches all intensity channels to the same numbered output.
The following example shows how to patch a channel to a different numbered
output.
Patches output 1 to intensity channel 3
Note: You can use either output numbers or Universe DMX formats in the
command line to define outputs. [2] [.] [1] and [5] [1] [3] both specify output 513.
You can use a single intensity channel to control the intensity of a number of
luminaires by patching a single channel number to a range of outputs as shown.
1
THRU
6
@
4
*
Scaling Factor
5
@
6
@
5
0
When you patch an intensity channel to an output, a default scaling factor of
100% is applied to the output. This means that the output will follow the level of
the channel on a 1:1 basis. This default scaling factor is not displayed. You can
specify a scaling factor between 0% (output disabled) and 200%. This scaling
factor is shown in grey below the channel number. A scaling factor of 50% would
cause an output of 50% of the current channel level. You can incorporate a
scaling factor within a patch command or separately as shown below:
Patches output 5 to Intensity channel 6 and applies a 50% scaling factor.
*
5
Patches outputs 1 through 6 to intensity channel 4
@
@
5
0
*
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Applies a 50% scaling factor to output 5
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Inverting the Output Scaling
2
6
@
1
0
4
@
0
*
-
You can invert the output scaling value in relation to the % channel intensity level
(e.g., for default scaling, 0% = 255 DMX and 100% = 0 DMX) as shown:
Patches output 6 to Intensity channel 4 and applies a 100% inverted
scaling factor
Setting Outputs as NonDims
You can set an output such that it will only go to 100% when the intensity channel
value reaches a preset threshold percentage, otherwise it will be at 0%. When an
output is set as a non-dim the threshold value is displayed below the channel
number in magenta with the letter ‘N’attached.
Note: If no threshold value is entered, the default threshold is applied equal to
the Default N-Dim % field of the Patch window of the Show Setup Screen.
5
@NON
4
5
@NON
4
0
*
Patches output 5 as a non-dim to channel 4 at default threshold.
7
@NON
Patches output 5 as a non-dim to channel 4 at a threshold of 70%
*
3
@NON
@NON
*
Changes output 3 to a non-dim set at default threshold
Patching Attribute
Channels
Patching Color Scollers
2
@ATT
1
@ATT
8
*
You can patch individual attribute channels to specified outputs using the
decimal notation for the attribute, or you can patch a complete moving light
fixture using the {@ FIXTURE} command.
The [@ATT] or [ATTRIB] key is used as a quick method of patching the color
attribute. In the example shown, [@ATT] [1] or [ATTRIB] [1] is the same as
entering [@] [1] [.] [2]. The [@ATT] key can only be used to patch color attributes
(attribute 2).
Patches attribute channel 1.2 (Color) to output 2 and applies a maximum
frame of 8.
Note: Frame numbers start at 0. This means that a scroller with 16 frames has
frames numbered from 0 to 15, and should have a maximum frame number of 15.
The frame number is displayed in green below the channel number
Patching Moving Light
Fixtures
You can patch complete moving light fixtures using the Fixture Library and the
{@ FIXTURE} softkey. The Fixture Library, fixture.lib, is a list of standard moving
light fixtures manufactured by Strand Lighting and other manufacturers, and
includes decimal notations for each attribute of each fixture. The file, which can
be viewed and edited using the [MORE] {NOTES DISP}{LOAD FILES}
{FIXT LIB} key combination, is produced by Strand Lighting and updated
periodically as new fixtures become available on the market. If you wish to add a
new fixture to the Fixture Library you can edit the fixture.lib file using the notes
editor.
Note: Installing new operating software will overwrite any changes to the
standard Fixture Library. The amended file will be saved as fixture.old. You can
reinstate changes by renaming this file as fixture.lib.
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NEXT
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4
@FIXTURE
1
When patching a moving light fixture to an output, a description of the selected
fixture is shown below the command line. If you do not know the fixture number
you wish to patch, you can browse through the Fixture List using the [NEXT] and
[LAST] keys and press [*] to patch the displayed fixture. If you know the fixture
number you wish to patch, you can enter it directly as shown:
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1
@
4
5
@FIXTURE
*
2
Patches channel 4 as fixture 5 starting at output 1
When a fixture is patched in this way, the channels are displayed on the Patch
Screen in blue with the function of each attribute shown below the channel number.
If the patch is in ‘Output Order’, the name of the fixture is shown in white above
the channel number.
Range Patching of Fixtures
1
THRU
THRU
8
2
@
0
You can also perform multiple patching of fixtures as shown in the example:
4
Patches outputs 1 through 20 to channels 4 through 8 as fixture 1
@FIXTURE
1
*
Swapping and/or Inverting
Pan and Tilt Output
Depending on the position of a fixture, you may need to swap and/or invert the
pan and tilt outputs. This can be done while patching the fixture, or after the
fixture is patched, as shown:
1
@FIXTURE
3
SWAP
P +TILT
*
Patch fixture 3 to output 1 and swap the pan and tilt output
1
@FIXTURE
3
INVERT
TILT
*
Patch fixture 3 to output 1 and invert the tilt output.
1
@FIXTURE
3
INVERT
PAN
*
Patch fixture 3 to output 1 and invert the pan output.
1
@FIXTURE SWAP
P +TILT
*
Swap pan and tilt on output 1
1
@FIXTURE INVERT
TILT
*
Invert tilt on output 1
1
@FIXTURE
INVERT
PAN
*
Invert pan on output 1
When the pan and tilt outputs are swapped, their direction of movement is
reversed and their channel numbers are displayed in cyan to indicate the
reversal. When you invert the pan or tilt outputs, a ‘-’symbol appears alongside
the attribute to indicate the change.
Copying, Moving and
Swapping Channels and
Fixtures
PATCH MENU
COPY
SWAP
SET
1
3
THRU
0
In order to minimise the time taken to patch outputs to channels on large lighting
installations, a Copy Swap menu is available. This menu is displayed on the LCD
when the {SET} {COPY SWAP} softkeys are pressed. The Copy Swap menu
enables you to copy, move or swap patches of outputs
1
0
COPY
PATCH
Copies patch of outputs 1 through 10 to outputs 30 through 39
*
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1
2
6
2
COPY
PATCH
4
2
THRU
Assuming there are three fixtures patched to outputs 1 to 24 and you want to copy
all three fixtures to start on output 62, you can copy as shown:
Copies fixtures patched on outputs 1 through 24 to start on outputs 62
*
You can move a patch from one output to another or from a range of outputs to
another as shown:
MOVE
PATCH
1
1
8
*
Moves fixture starting on output 1 to start on output 18
You can also swap one patch for another as shown:
1
SWAP
PATCH
1
THRU
3
*
8
8
*
Swaps patch of output 1 with patch of output 8
SWAP
PATCH
3
Live and Edit Patches
(500 Series Consoles
Only)
PATCH MENU
SET
EDIT=
LIVE=
Copying, Moving Swapping
Patches Between Live and
Edit Patch Screens
1
THRU
@
2
1
0
COPY
PATCH
Swaps patch of outputs 1 through 8 with patch of outputs 33 to 40
500 Series consoles have two patch screens, 1 and 2. The Patch Screen always
shows the Edit Patch and the Live Patch always controls the outputs. However,
you can toggle the Live or Edit Patch from Patch 1 to Patch 2, or vice versa, using
the {EDIT} and {LIVE} softkeys on the Set Patch Menu. When both Live and Edit
patches are the same, any changes made to the Edit patch are reflected directly
on the console output. If the Live and Edit patches are different, changes made to
the Edit patch have no effect on the output. The current Live and Edit patches are
displayed on the LCD and Status Window.
You can copy, move and swap patches between the Edit patch and Live patch by
using the [@] key as part of the Copy, Move or Swap commands previously
described. The following example shows how to copy a patch from the Live to the
Edit patch. The example assumes that the Edit patch is currently Patch 2 and the
Live patch is Patch 1.
Copies patch of outputs 1 through 10 to the non-edit patch screen.
COPY
PATCH
*
You can also copy the complete Edit Patch to the Live patch using the
{COPY PATCH} softkey, as shown.
COPY
PATCH
Copies the Edit Patch to the Non-Edit Patch.
Assigning Output
Profiles
Any output can have a profile assigned to it. Profiles let you change the fade
characteristics of the output. The assigned profile is displayed in red below the
channel number. You cannot assign a profile to a non-dim output.
Since profiles are assigned to outputs rather than channels, you can use them to
compensate for dimmers with different output curves, fixtures with different
specifications for color frame start and stop location, gel strings that have stretched,
and other output related differences. The following example shows how to assign
a profile to an output. For further information on creating and editing profiles,
refer to the Profiles section, Section 10.
1
PROFILE
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5
*
Assigns profile 5 to output 1
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Default Patching
2
1
1
0
Sets output 21 to default patch with default scaling
DEFLT
2
THRU
2
1
DEFLT
DEFLT
You can set any output, range of outputs, or all outputs back to the default patch
with default scaling. This command does not apply to patched fixtures.
Sets output 10 through 21 to default patch with default scaling
DEFLT
Sets all outputs to default patch with default scaling
Warning: This command sets the console back to the default state with only
intensity channels patched. All attribute and non-default intensity channels will
be deleted.
Patching Double Width
Outputs
Some analog dimmer systems have double-width dimmer modules which take
two consecutive output signals (for example, Strand CD80, which take single
width 2.4K dimmers or double-width 6K or 12K dimmers). Refer to the
Operator’s Manual, or On-Screen Help for information on patching double width
dimmers using the {@6k 12k} softkey. Double-width outputs are identified on the
Patch Screen with a grey bar.
Patching DMX IN
Channels
CommuniquéPro provides the facility to accept DMX Input signals from an
external source, e.g., an FX Desk, and to patch these signals to DMX outputs
from the console. A user-selectable submaster fader is used to master the
outputs. For further information on setting a submaster as a DMX Channel or
Dimmer submaster. Refer to the Submasters section, Section 6.
1
THRU
1
0
@
5
THRU
1
4
*
+
To patch an output to a DMX input channel add [+] to the patch command as
shown in the example.
Patches output 1 through 10 to DMX Input Channel 5 to 14, scaling
unchanged.
All outputs patched to DMX input channels are displayed on the patch screen in
magenta with a letter ‘D’attached.
Channel Operations
Deleting Unused Channels
PATCH MENU
CHAN
CHANNEL MENU
1
.
1
2
1
0
9
DELETE
CHAN
5
THRU
DELETE
CHAN
0
1
.
DELETE
CHAN
THRU
Press the {CHAN} softkey to display the channel Menu
The Status window on the Patch Screen shows the total number and the number
of used and free intensity channels and attribute channels. If, during patching
operations, you have used all the free attribute channels, you can either delete
unused attribute channels and re-patch them to other attributes, or delete
unused intensity channels and use them as attribute channels using the
{DELETE CHAN} softkey available on the Channel Menu.
Deletes attribute channels 1.5 through 1.12
1
9
DELETE
CHAN
Deletes intensity channels 100 through 199 - Intensity and all attribute
channels
Note: Deleted attribute channels cannot be used as intensity channels.
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Unpatching a Patched
Fixture
2
1
*
@FIXTURE
You can unpatch a patched fixture as shown. This will not delete the channel,
only remove it from the patch.
Deletes fixture that starts on output 1
Renumbering Channels
PATCH MENU
CHAN
You may wish to renumber the channels so that they relate to known luminaire
numbers. Press the {CHAN} softkey to display the Channel Menu. Select the
channel to be renumbered, press the {RENUM CHAN} softkey and enter the new
channel number, as shown:
CHANNEL MENU
1
0
RENUM
CHAN
1
1
*
Deleting Unpatched
Attributes Channels
1
THRU
CLEAN
ATTS
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1
0
CLEAN
ATTS
Renumbers channel 10 to 11
Unpatched attributes, resulting from unpatching a fixture can be removed using
the {CHAN} softkey to display the Channel Menu, then the {CLEAN ATTS} softkey,
thereby freeing the attribute channels for use elsewhere.
The {CLEAN ATTS} softkey is used to delete unpatched attribute channels. You
must press the {CLEAN ATTS} softkey a second time to confirm the action.
Deletes unpatched attributes from channels 1 through 10.
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Channel Levels
Setting the Channel
Control Mode
Refer to Introduction section, Channel Control Modes for description. To set the
Channel Control Mode, press the [SETUP] display key and set the mode, as
required.
Screen Layout and Format
The layout of the Channel Levels Screen is determined by the setting of the
Channel Display, Smart Channel Display and Channel Formatting fields in the
User Setup Screen. The Channel Display field determines layout of the channels
on the screen, whether or not attribute channels are shown and what other
information is displayed. When the Smart Channel field is set to Tracker or Tracker
Preset and only channels with attributes are selected, the Channel Levels Screen
will automatically change to display the attribute values and place the attributes
under control of the moving light controls. If a channel is selected that has no
attributes, or the Smart Channel field is set to Off, the display will show the
channels in the layout set in the Channel Display field. The Channel Formatting
field sets the criteria governing which channels are displayed as follows:
OFF (default)
AUTO
COMPACT
DISPLAY GROUP
CHANNELS IN SHOW
Identifying Channel Types
The color of the channel numbers on the Channel Levels Screen is as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
Selecting Channels
1
2
3
4
All defined channels are displayed.
Only channels that have been used are shown.
Only channels that are On, or moved to zero at the
last Channel Control or X Playback action, are
displayed.
Only channels defined in the special Display Group
are displayed.
Displays only channels used in cues, submasters
and effects (not groups or macros) in the current
show. The displayed channels are updated
whenever any of the cues, submasters or
effects are changed or deleted, or when a show file
is loaded.
cyan or bright white shows channels with intensity but no attribute.
magenta shows channels with a non-dim intensity.
light grey shows channels with an attribute.
dark grey shows a channel not patched to an output.
red shows a channel with one or more dimmers in a fault condition.
You can select an intensity channel or a range of channels using the Channel
Control keys and set the intensity as part of the command, or by using the level
wheel, as shown in the following examples. Selected channels are represented
by chans in later examples.
Selects channel 1
THRU
THRU
ON
THRU
Selects channels 2 through 5 inclusive
5
8
5
Selects the channels between 3 and 8 inclusive that are already on.
+
7
THRU
Selects channels 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9.
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3
1
+
0
Adds channel 10 to the previous selection.
CLR
Clears the current selection.
Setting Levels from the
Keypad
3
chans @
#
Note: To set the levels of the current selection, omit chans. Always omit [*]
when in Direct Action Modes.
Sets the selected channels to the specified # level.
*
chans @
+
#
*
Increases the selected channels by the specified # level.
chans @
-
#
*
Decreases the selected channels by the specified # level.
chans
UP%
chans
FULL
Sets selected channels to Full (100%)
chans
ON
Sets selected channels to the ON level. To set the ON level, press <SETUP>
and change the value. Default is 100%. To set an on level for each
channel, set the channel level in the ON Level Group. This setting
overrides the ON Level % setting.
chans
@
chans
@
OFF
chans
@
.
chans
@
0
chans
REM
DIM
or
chans
Increases or decreases the selected channels by value of Up/Down%. To
set Up/Down% value, press <SETUP> and change the value. Default is
5%.
DOWN%
*
Sets selected channels to zero.
Selects channels and sets all other channels to 0. If selected channels
are all at 0 they are set to the ON level.
Setting DMX Levels
chans
@
DMX
5
You can set the channel levels in DMX values, in the range 0 to 255, instead of
percentage values.
1
Sets selected channels at DMX 51 (20%)
*
Using the Level Wheel
When in the Channel Levels Screen, moving the level wheel masters the
intensity levels of the channels in the current selection.
To set how the wheel masters channels, press <SETUP> and set the Wheel
Mastering field.
In SHAFT mode, each channel with a level moves up or down by the same
amount.
In PROPORTION mode, each channel with a level moves up or down by an
amount proportional to its level.
1
@
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<Wheel>
Sets intensity channel 1 under control of the level wheel
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Levels cannot be wheeled over 100%, or below 0%, but will retain their relative
proportions until you clear the selection; if you wheel them down again, the
original proportions reappear. For example, two channels at 10% and 40% can
both be wheeled up to 100% and then back down to 10% and 40%.
Setting Color Scrollers
from the Keypad
1
.
2
@
1
@ATT
5
*
1
@ATT
DMX
5
5
*
You can set the levels of color attribute channels from the keypad using the
decimal notation for the attribute (Color is always attribute 2), or by using the
[@ATT] (or [ATTRIB]) key as shown. Color frames can be set by entering the
frame number, or DMX value from the keypad, or by using the level wheel.
Sets the color attribute of channel 1 (1.2) to frame 5
1
*
Sets the color attribute of channel 1 to DMX 51 (20%)
Note: The [@ATT] or [ATTRIB] key is used to set the color attribute only and is
used as an alternative to chan [.] attribute [2]
1
.
2
@
<Wheel>
Sets the color attribute of channel 1 under control of the level wheel
Controlling Intensity and
Color Scrollers Using the
Level Wheel and Rotary
Entering the channel number, followed by [*], places the intensity channel
under control of the level wheel and the color channel under control of the top
(white) rotary control. A course control of the color scroller is provided by holding
down the centre softkey above the trackball. (See also Setting Attributes Using a
Mouse/Trackball, page 14)
Setting Non-Color
Attributes Using the Level
Wheel
You can set the levels of individual attribute channels or individual attribute
channels of patched fixtures using the keypad or level wheel. Set the Smart
Channel Display in the User Setup Screen to Tracker or Tracker Preset.
1
.
3
@
5
1
.
3
@
DMX
5
1
*
*
Setting Multiple Attributes
Using the Rotary Controls
(500 Series Consoles only)
Sets the pan attribute of channel 1 to 50% and displays the Smart
Channel Display showing intensity and the pan attribute, with the pan
attribute under control of the level wheel
As above, but sets the pan attribute of channel 1 to DMX 51 (20%)
Note: Whenever the [*] key is pressed in the above commands the pan attribute
of channel 1 is set to the specified value and is directly under control of the level
wheel.
If the Smart Channel Display field in the User Setup Screen is set to Tracker or
Tracker Preset you can select a channel with multiple attributes, or a channel
with a patched fixture to be displayed in Smart Channel format with the
attributes being controlled by the trackball and rotary controls, or intelli-trackball.
All attributes in the display are numbered and named in accordance with the
Attribute Control Page Assignment (ATC Page) and color coded as follows:
White on Red Background: Intensity channel under control of the level wheel.
Black on Yellow Background: Pan and tilt attributes under control of the
trackball. Left/right movement = Pan, up/down movement = tilt.
White on Grey Background: Attribute under control of white rotary control.
Blue on grey background: Attribute under control of the blue rotary.
Red on grey background: Attribute under the control of red rotary.
Magenta on grey background: Attribute under control of magenta rotary.
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Note: The left and right unmarked softkeys above the trackball are used to step
through the list of attributes on the ATC page, thereby assigning the colored
rotary controls to the various attributes. Pan and tilt are always controlled by the
trackball and intensity is always controlled by the level wheel. Pressing and
holding the centre unmarked softkey above the trackball applies a coarse
adjustment. Pressing the right and centre softkeys together will lock the pan and
pressing the left and centre keys will lock the tilt function.
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Setting Attributes Using a
Mouse/Trackball
(Standard on 300 Series
A mouse/trackball can be used to perform the functions of the trackball, rotaries
and trackball softkeys as previously described. The mouse must be connected
and the mouse port set in the User Setup Screen. The number of functions
performed by the mouse depend on the type of mouse, as follows:
2-button mouse: Performs the X and Y functions of the trackball (pan and tilt).
The left and right buttons are used to select the ATC page Assignment.
3-button mouse: As above. Pressing the centre button and moving the mouse
left or right changes the value of the selected attribute. Pressing the middle
button and left button together will lock the tilt function and pressing the middle
button and right button together will lock the pan function.
Intellimouse and Intellitrackball (Logitec or Microsoft): The ball and left and
right buttons perform the same functions as the two-button mouse. The wheel
varies the highlighted attribute up or down. Turning the wheel, while holding the
wheel button depressed applies the coarse adjustment mode. Pressing the
middle button and left button together will lock the tilt function and pressing the
middle button and right button together will lock the pan function.
Copying Channel Levels
9
@
COPY
FROM
5
*
Flashing Channel Levels
1
THRU
5
FLASH
1
THRU
5
SHIFT
You can copy intensity and attribute levels from one channel to one or more
other channels. This is useful when setting fixture levels, where one channel can
have multiple attributes.
Copies levels of intensity and all attribute channels from channel 5 to
channel 9.
chans {FLASH} sets the level of the selected intensity channels to the level of
the Flash Supermaster while the {FLASH} softkey is pressed. If no Flash
Supermaster is used, the flash level is defaulted to 100%. When the [SHIFT] key
and {FLASH} softkey are pressed together, the selected channels go from their
current level to 0% while the {FLASH} softkey is pressed.
Flashes intensity channel 1 to 5 from current level to 100% while {FLASH}
is pressed.
FLASH
Bumping Channel Levels
Flashes intensity channel 1 to 5 from current level to 0% while {FLASH} is
pressed.
You can use the {BUMP} softkey to bump the current channel selection in the
mode set by the [BUMP MODE] key and associated softkeys.
Press [BUMP MODE] to check the current setting. The settings are displayed on
the console LCD.
BUMP
MODE
Note: You can simulate the function of the [BUMP MODE] key on 300 Series
consoles by pressing capital V on the external keyboard.
FLASH
SOLO
FLASH +
SOLO
The right three softkeys determine the operation of the submaster bump buttons
(refer to Submaster section, Section 6). The left three softkeys determines what
happens when you press the {BUMP} softkey.
{FLASH} sets the {BUMP} softkey so that the selected intensity channels go to
the level set by the Flash Supermaster (refer to Submaster section). If there is
no Flash Supermaster, the bump level is 100%.
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{SOLO} sets the {BUMP} softkey to turn off unselected intensity channels
without changing the levels of the selected channels. If previously set to {KEYS
LATCH}, setting the bump mode to {SOLO} will automatically set the submaster
bump key mode to {KEYS ON}
{FLASH} + {SOLO} sets the {BUMP} softkey so that the selected channels go
to levels set by the Flash Supermaster and all other channels are set to off. If
there is no Flash Supermaster, the bump level is 100%.
1
THRU
5
Bumps selected channels as set by bump mode.
BUMP
Fading In Intensity
Channel Levels
1
THRU
3
TIME
5
@
THRU
3
@
5
TIME
You can set a channel selection to reach the set levels over a period of time
using the [TIME] key as shown.
Sets channels 1 to 3 inclusive from current level to 50% over a period of 5
seconds. (Direct Action Modes). Time must be specified as 2-digit for
Direct 2 Digit Mode.
5
1
5
Sets channels 1 to 3 inclusive from current level to 50% over a period of 5
seconds. (Command Line Mode).
*
Fading In Attribute
Channel Levels
.
3
TIME
5
@
1
.
3
@
5
TIME
6
*
1
You can fade in attribute channel levels in the same way as for intensity
channels.
Moves the channel 1 luminaire pan to 60% over a period of 5
seconds. (Direct Digit Modes)
6
Fading In Intensity &
Attribute Channel Levels
in Default Time
Moves the channel 1 luminaire pan to 60% over a period of 5
seconds. (Command Line Mode)
You can fade in intensity or attribute channel levels without specifying a fade
time. In this case, the Undo Time set in the User Setup Screen is used as the
default fade time. The default value for the Undo Time is 2 seconds.
Sets channels 3 from current level to 50% over a period determined by
the setting of the Undo Time. (Direct Action Modes)
3
TIME
@
5
3
@
5
TIME
*
1
.
2
TIME
@
1
.
2
@
5
Sets channels 3 from current level to 50% over a period determined by
the setting of the Undo Time.(Command Line Mode).
5
Moves the channel 1 luminaire color to frame 5 over a period determined
by the setting of the Undo Time. (Direct Action Modes)
TIME
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Moves the channel 1 luminaire color to Frame 5 over a period determined
by the setting of the Undo Time. (Command Line Mode)
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1 or 2-Scene Preset
All 300 and 500 series control desks can be set up to operate as a conventional
single, or two scene preset lighting desk, with or without a submaster bank.
Operational Modes
PB
MODE
Pressing the appropriate [PB MODE] key (300 Series Consoles) or Ctrl A/Ctrl B
(500 Series Consoles) will display the following LCD softkey menu for the
playback.
300 Series only
4
CTRL
300 series control desks are provided with two [PB MODE] keys, which are used
to set the functions of the two X Playback faders. 500 series consoles have no
PB Mode key. The keyboard equivalents are Ctrl A and Ctrl B. The options are as
follows:
A
Note: you must press the appropriate [PB MODE] key, or Ctrl A/Ctrl B to return
to Live mode after you have selected the playback mode.
500 Series
X2 Playback
{AUTO FADE} GeniusPro/Lightpalette normal operating mode (refer to
X Playbacks section).
{MAN FADE} GeniusPro/Lightpalette manual operating mode (refer to
X Playbacks section)
X1 Playback
{1 SCENE 24 SUB} where the maximum faders is the number of faders less 24
{2 SCENE 24 SUB} where the maximum faders per scene is the number of
faders less 24 divided by 2
{1 SCENE 0 SUB} where the maximum faders is the total number of faders.
{2 SCENE 0 SUB} where the maximum faders per scene is the number of faders
divided by 2.
{AUTO FADE} GeniusPro/Lightpalette normal operating mode (refer to
X Playbacks section).
{MAN FADE} GeniusPro/Lightpalette manual operating mode (refer to
X Playbacks section)
The selected preset mode for X1 Playback is shown in the submaster window of
the Live Screen. Submaster faders dedicated to channel faders are shown in
black.
Note: For 530 and 550 series consoles, the six supersubmaster faders are not
included in the faders available for single scene or two-scene preset.
Single-Scene Preset
The single-scene presets offer a larger channel capacity using the Auto Hold
feature to set up a blind scene as in a normal 2-scene preset desk. Channel
faders always correspond numerically to the lowest numbered faders.
Single Scene Preset uses the Auto Hold feature of the X Playback faders, as
shown in the following example:
X1
Preset 1
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0
0
10
Preset 2
1. Ensure that the 1 and 2 Preset master faders are completely in the home
position (as shown) and that all channel faders are at zero..
2. For the purposes of the example, ensure that the time faders are set to zero
in order to see the instantaneous response when cross fading.
3. Set faders 1 through 4 to 8 (80%)
4. Move the Preset 1 and Preset 2 faders together to the top. Scene 1 fades in
on stage.
5. Move Preset 2 down to zero to hold the scene in memory (on stage)
6. Move Preset 1 down to start to set the next scene.
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7. Set faders 1 through 2 to zero, fader 3 to full, fader 4 to 5 (50%) and faders 5
through 6 to 8 (80%)
8. Move the 1 and 2 Preset faders back up to the top position. This crossfades
between scene 2 and the live scene on the preset faders.
Note: The Preset Faders will only ‘pick up’and gain control of the channel faders
after they have been moved to the zero (fully down) position. When a scene is on
stage, you can modify the scene by moving the channel faders (including
adding/removing channels). When the scene is held, by moving Preset 2 to zero,
you can add channels to the scene, and increase the levels of existing channels,
but you cannot decrease the levels of existing channels, or remove existing
channels.
Two-Scene Preset
X1
10
0
0
10
Preset 1
When set to Two Scene Preset Mode, half of the channel faders are controlled
by the Preset 1 fader and the other half by Preset 2 fader. Similarly, the fade
times for each scene are controlled by the time faders. A dipless cross fade
between scene 1 and scene 2 is achieved by moving both Preset Faders
together. Scene 1 is indicated on 300 Series consoles by a red LED. Scene two
is indicated by a green LED. Both scenes are indicated by green LEDs on 500
Series consoles.
Preset 2
Time Faders
X2 Time Faders
0
8
8
Preset 1
Fade
Time
0
You can set the fade time between 0 and 59min, 59 secs for Preset 1 and Preset
2 using the X2 faders on 500 Series consoles or the separate time faders on 300
Series consoles. When set to zero, the fade time is governed by the rate at
which the Preset 1 and Preset 2 faders are moved manually. When set to a value
greater than zero, the fade time for each Preset Fader is the individual fade
times set by the time faders.
Preset 2
Fade
Time
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Cues & X Playbacks
What Are Cues
Cues are recorded lighting states containing intensity levels and/or attribute
levels. Cues are normally run in sequence from the Cue Sheet (see below).
However, you can manually select and run cues in any order, or set cues to
automatically run in a preset order.
The Cue Preview
Displays
Pressingthe<PREVIEW> key will display the Preview Sheet - Cue Sheet mode
CUE
PREVIEW
5
CUE
SHEET
(Lightpalette) or the Cue Sheet - Spread Sheet mode (GeniusPro). Lightpalette
and GeniusPro have both Spread Sheet and Cue Sheet modes. Cue Sheet is
an ordered list of all recorded lighting states used during playback to monitor the
progress of cues. Spread sheet shows the detailed setup of each cue.
When in the Cue Sheet mode, you can change to the Spread Sheet mode and
vice versa by means of the {CUE SHEET} {SPREAD SHEET} softkey toggle.
SPREAD
SHEET
Identifying the Current
Cue
The current cue number is shown on the Cue Sheet, or Spread Sheet when the
<PREVIEW> key is pressed. In addition, the current cue is identified on the cue
list on both displays by a cursor (>). In Spread Sheet mode, the current cue
number is also highlighted in white on a red background.
If the Show Last Recorded Cue field in the User Setup Screen is set to On, the
last recorded cue is shown in red at the bottom of the screen in Cue Sheet
mode and at the bottom of the X Playbacks window of the State Screen
Numbering Cues
Cues can have multiple parts, each part being a different lighting state. When a
cue has more than one part, all parts are run simultaneously. If a part number is
not specified in the command line, the cue is assumed to have only one part
(Part 1). Cues are numbered with one decimal point, (whole number cues are
assumed to have a decimal point of 0). Cues can be numbered from 0.1 min to
999.9 max. You can insert cues between whole numbered cues, e.g 1, 2, 2.1, 3,
etc.
Recording Cue Levels
You can record the levels of intensity and attribute channels displayed on the
Live Screen as the current cue or as a specific cue number using the [CUE] and
[RECORD] keys as shown.
Records current Live Screen levels as the current cue (Direct Action
Modes)
RECORD
Records the current Live Screen levels as the current cue (Command
Line Mode)
RECORD
*
CUE
1
RECORD
RECORD
CUE
1
Records current Live Screen levels as Cue 1 (Direct Action Modes)
Records current Live Screen levels as Cue 1 (Command Line mode)
*
Note: Cue 0 is a blackout cue and cannot be modified or deleted, but can be
played back.
Note: Changing levels in the Cue Preview display will automatically record the
levels in the currently displayed cue.
Recording Cue Parts
CUE
1
RECORD
CUE
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PART
1
2
PART
Records the levels from the current Live Screen as cue 1 part 2.
(Direct Action Modes). [PART] is a hard key on 300 Series consoles.
RECORD
2
You can record a cue part as shown:
*
Records the levels from the current Live Screen as cue 1 part 2.
(Command Line Mode). [PART] is a hard key on 300 Series consoles.
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Note: Omitting the part number automatically records the levels as Part 1.
Recording Cues without
Submasters and Effects
When in the Live screen, you can use the [REC-SUB] on 500 Series Consoles
or [SHIFT] [RECORD] on 300 Series consoles to record a cue without including
any channel levels from submasters and effects.
REC SUB
Recording Only Intensity
or Attribute Levels
CUE
INTS
ONLY
RECORD
ATTS
ONLY
Fading
In Attribute
Channel
You
can record
only the intensity
levels orLevels
only the attribute levels on the Live
Screen to a cue as shown:
Records Intensity only levels from the current Live Screen as the current
cue. (Direct Action Modes)
RECORD
Records Attribute only levels from the current Live Screen as the current
cue. (Command Line Mode)
*
CUE
1
INTS
ONLY
RECORD
Records Intensity only levels from the current Live Screen as Cue 1
(Direct Action Modes)
RECORD
CUE
1
ATTS
ONLY
Records Attribute only levels from the current Live Screen as cue 1.
(Command Line Mode)
*
Note: If the softkeys {INTS ONLY} and {ATTS ONLY} are not displayed (520
and 300 Series consoles), you must include the [REC MODE] key in the syntax,
e.g.,
[CUE] [1] [REC MODE] {INTS ONLY} [RECORD] (Direct Action Modes) or
[RECORD] [CUE] [1] [REC MODE] {ATTS ONLY} [*] (Command Line Mode)
Recording / Editing Cue
Properties
Default wait, fade and delay times, as set up in the Cue Fade Up/Down, Cue
Delay Up/Down and Cue Wait fields of the Default Times window of the User
Setup Screen are applied to all new cues unless a specific value is specified as
part of the record command. Recording a new cue sets it with no profile, links,
loops or commands. When you record a cue, and a cue with the same number
already exists, a warning is displayed, requiring you to press the last key again
to over-record the cue. Over-recording does not change the previously setup
properties.
Using the key commands, you can record cues and cue properties from any
screen, except the Setup, Archive or Help screens. Alternatively, when the Cue
Spread Sheet is displayed, you can edit the cue properties by firstly holding
down the [SHIFT] key and moving the trackball to change the properties from
yellow (non-edit mode) to green (edit mode), then using the trackball to highlight
the field to be edited (white on red background). You can then edit the selected
field using level wheel or [+] and [-] keys. You can enter a value from the
keyboard for all time fields and for loop and link fields. To return to non-edit
mode, press [*].
Cue Text
CUE
1
TEXT
Door
*
Cue Types (see also Cue
Tracking)
You can include an on-screen name for each cue using the [TEXT] key and
entering text from the external keypad, as shown. The same command with no
text entered from the external keypad, will remove any previously recorded text.
Adds the text ‘Door’to cue 1 (All Modes)
Unless otherwise specified, the console records all cues as Cross Fades when
in GeniusPro mode and as Tracking Cues when in Lightpalette mode.
Move Fade (GeniusPro) or Tracking Cue (Lightpalette) Changes the level only
when the next cue specifies a level change for the channel, otherwise levels
remain the same (see example)
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Example 1 - Move Fade
Cue 1
1
2
3 4 5
FL FL
6 7 8 9
50 50 40 75
Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0% 0% FL FL 0% 50% 50% 40% 75%
Cue 2
1 2 3
FL FL
5
4
5
6
7
0
8
9
FL
Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
FL
FL FL FL 0% 50% 0% 40% FL
Cross Fade (GeniusPro) Changes all levels from one cue to the levels in the
next cue so that the levels on stage are the levels of the next cue only (see
example).
All Fade (GeniusPro and Lightpalette) is the same as Cross Fade, except that
when it runs, it takes control of channels set by the other X playback. It is only
used when the Playbacks field in the Show Details window of the Show Setup
Screen is set to Dual HTP.
Soft Block Cue (Lightpalette) Block Cue (Genius Pro) records explicit levels for
all channels so that changes made to previous cues do not track into the cue. To
set individual channels tracking, set them off in the Cue/Preview display. Once
set to off, channels in a Soft Block Cue (Block Cue) will track changes in
previous cues.
Example 2 - Cross Fade
Cue 1
1
2
3 4 5
FL FL
6 7 8 9
50 50 40 75
Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0% 0% FL FL 0% 50% 50% 40% 75%
Cue 2
1 2 3
FL FL
4
5
6
7
0
8
9
FL
Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan Chan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
FL
FL 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% FL
CUE
MOVE
FADE
CUE
3
RECORD
CUE
3
Track Thru Cue (Lightpalette) When cues are recorded, only the levels that
changed in the cue are remembered. If you change a level in a cue, and that cue
level wasn't changed for the rest of the show, the new level will "track" through
the entire show. By default, Lightpalette records all cues as Tracking Cues.
You can record a cue as a specific type using the [RECORD] command or edit
an existing cue as shown:
Records levels in Live Screen in current cue and sets cue type to Move
Fade (Direct Action Modes)
RECORD
ALL
FADE
Hard Block Cue (Lightpalette} records explicit levels for all channels so that
changes made to previous cues are blocked. To set individual channels tracking,
set them off in the Cue/Preview display. Unlike Soft Block Cues, once the
selected channels are matched to the previous cue, they are once again blocked.
Changes cue type of cue 3 to All Fade (All Modes)
*
SOFT
BLOCK
Records levels in Live Screen in Cue 5 and sets type to Soft Block
(Command Line Mode)
*
Cue Tracking
Since Cross Fades, All Fades and Block Cues record all channels, whether they
change or not, to change levels in a series of such cues you must re-record each
one of the cues.
Move Fade and Tracking Cues, on the other hand, are easy to modify. When the
Cue Tracking field in the Show Setup Screen is set to ON, all level changes track
through subsequent cues to wherever the channel level is next changed. If you
want to avoid level tracking when you subsequently modify cues, you can set the
Cue Tracking field to THIS CUE ONLY. In this mode, level changes are recorded
into one cue and do not track through to subsequent cues. When the Cue
Tracking field is set to OFF (GeniusPro option only), cues are recorded as Cross
Fades unless explicitly recorded as another type.
The [Q ONLY/TRACK] key overrides the state of the Cue Tracking field from ON
to THIS CUE ONLY or from THIS CUE ONLY to ON for a single cue. It can be
used in record commands as shown
CUE
5
RECORD
CUE
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Records current levels to cue 5 and sets Cue Tracking to This Cue Only.
(Direct Action Mode)
Q ONLY/TRACK RECORD
5
Q ONLY/TRACK
*
Records current levels to cue 5 and sets Cue Tracking to This Cue Only.
(Command Line Mode)
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Cue Fade Times
TIME
8
RECORD
CUE
2
CROSS
FADE
RECORD
CUE
8
*
CUE
2
3
Sets Up and Down fade time of current cue to 8 seconds
(Direct Action Mode)
8
TIME
HARD
BLOCK
RECORD
TIME
Records current levels in cue 2, sets type as Cross Fade and Up and
Down Fade Time as 8 seconds. (Direct Action Mode)
Records current levels in cue 3, sets the type as Hard Block and Up/
Down Fade time as 8 seconds. (Command Line Mode)
To record separate Up and Down Fade Times, use two time values separated
by [/]. You can also specify a manual fade using the {OFF/MAN} softkey.
TIME
3
/
6
*
CUE
The fade up and fade down times are the times taken for the channels in a cue
to reach their recorded level. When you press the [GO] key to run a cue, any
channels in the cue that require to increase their intensity will do so in the set up
time. Any channels that require to decrease their intensity will do so in the set
down time.
Changes the Up fade time of cue 2 to 3 seconds and the down fade time
to 6 seconds (All Modes)
You can assign an attribute fade time to a cue as shown:
2
@ATT
TIME
3
*
Delay Times
CUE
2
DELAY
5
RECORD
RECORD
CUE
4
DELAY
3
6
*
CUE
8
DELAY
4
*
2
WAIT
5
RECORD
RECORD
CUE
4
WAIT
6
CUE
8
WAIT
4
*
Using the [DELAY] key, you can record a delay time into the cue. This is the
time from pressing the [GO] key until the cue starts running. To enter separate
Up and Down Delay Times, use two times separated by [/].
Records the current levels in cue 2 and applies an Up/Down Delay time
of 5 seconds. (Direct Access Mode)
/
Records the current levels in cue 4 and applies an Up Delay time of 3
seconds and a Down Delay time of 6 seconds (Command Line Mode)
Changes the Up/Down Delay Time of Cue 8 to 4 seconds (All Modes)
Wait Time
CUE
Assigns a fade time of 3 seconds to the attributes associated with cue 2
Inserting a wait command when recording a cue assigns a wait time to the cue.
This is the time from the start of the cue you are recording until the start of next
cue which is started automatically. In cues with parts, the wait time applies to
the whole cue and is taken from part 1.
Records the current levels in cue 2 and applies a wait time of 5 seconds.
(Direct Access Mode)
*
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Records the current levels in cue 4 and applies a wait time of 6
seconds (Command Line Mode)
Changes the wait time of Cue 8 to 4 seconds (All Modes)
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Assigning a Fade Profile
CUE
2
PROFILE
6
RECORD
CUE
3
PROFILE
8
*
CUE
4
5
Records the current levels in cue 2 and applies the fade Profile 6 to the
Up and Down fades. (Direct Action Mode)
RECORD
6
You can assign a fade profile to a cue. Enter separate Up and Down intensity
profiles by entering two profile numbers, separated by the [/] key. For
information on creating a profile, refer to the Profiles section, Section 10.
/
Records the current levels in cue 3 and applies an Up Fade Profile of 6
and a Down Fade Profile of 8 (Command Line Mode)
PROFILE
3
Applies Profile 3 to the Up and Down Fade Time on cue 4 (All Modes)
*
You can assign a profile to the attributes using the [@ATT] or [ATTRIB] key as
shown.
3
CUE
@ATT PROFILE
7
*
Assigning an Effect to a Cue
Assigns an attribute profile 7 to cue 5 (All Modes)
You can assign an effect to a cue using the [FX] key. You can optionally include
[+] in the cue command to start the effect in one cue and [-] in a cue command
in another cue to stop the effect.
CUE
1
FX
+
3
*
Assigns the starting of effect 3 to cue 1 (All Modes)
CUE
2
FX
-
3
*
Assigns the stopping of effect 3 to cue 2 (All Modes)
When an effect is assigned to a cue a ‘F’appears in the Cmd field alongside
the effect number to indicate starting the effect or a ‘f’to indicate stopping the
effect. For more information on effects, refer to the Effects section
Assigning a Macro to a Cue
3
CUE
MACRO
8
*
You can assign a macro to a cue so that when the cue is run, the macro is
started.
Assigns macro 8 to cue 3 (All Modes)
When a macro is assigned to a cue ‘M’appears in the Cmd field alongside the
macro number.
Using Links, Subroutines
and Loops
Cues normally run sequentially from the beginning of the cue sheet to the end.
Links, Subroutines and Loops can be used to run cues non-sequentially. These
can only be applied to the first part of a cue. Refer to the Operator’s manual, or
On-Screen Help for information on Links, Subroutines and Loops.
Deleting Cues
The {DELETE} softkey appears on the LCD Cue/Preview Menu and deletes the
current cue part. Alternatively, you can enter the cue(s), or cue part number(s),
followed by delete, to delete a selected cue or range of cues, or cue parts from
the cue sheet.
DELETE
DELETE
Deletes current cue part (All Modes)
CUE
6
DELETE
DELETE
CUE
6
PART
2
DELETE
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Deletes cue 6, Part 1 (All Modes)
DELETE
Deletes cue 6, Part 2 (All Modes)
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Renumbering Cues
RENUM
RENUM
After deleting a cue, you can renumber remaining cues starting at cue 1 using
the {RENUM} softkey on the Cue/Preview menu, or you can renumber cues
starting {FROM} a specified cue number, as shown.
Renumbers all cues starting at cue 1 (All Modes)
Renumbers all cues from cue 9 (All Modes)
9
RENUM
RENUM
CUE
4
FROM
6
RENUM
RENUM
Renumbers all cues starting from cue 4 to new numbers starting from
cue 6 (All Modes)
Copying Cue Levels
You can copy the levels, parts, attributes and all settings in the current
Cue/Preview display to another cue using the [RECORD] key as shown.
Alternatively, you can copy the current cue levels in the Cue/Preview display to
a submaster, group or effect step.
CUE
CUE
6
RECORD
RECORD
CUE
6
SUB
4
RECORD
SUB
CUE
3
4
*
Copies cue in current Cue/Preview display to cue 6 (Direct Action Mode)
*
Copies cue in current Cue/Preview display to cue 6 (Command Line Mode)
Copies cue in current Cue/Preview display to sub 4 (Direct Action Mode)
RECORD
4
@
5
*
COPY
FROM
Copies cue in current Cue/Preview display to sub 4 (Command Line Mode)
You can copy the levels, parts, attributes and all settings while in any preview
display using the {COPY FROM} softkey, as shown.
CUE
Copies cue 4 to cue 3 (All Modes)
Updating and Adding to
Cues
UPDATE
CUE
6
*
1
THRU
5
UPDATE
The [UPDATE] key can be used to update a recorded cue from the Live Screen,
reflecting any changed levels in the specified cue, including channels not
already in the cue.
Updates cue 6 to reflect changes in cue 6, adding channels that are not
already in the cue (All modes)
CUE
1
Changes channel 1 through 5 levels in cue 1, adding channels that are
not already in the cue. (All Modes}
*
1
THRU
8
UPDATE
THRU
6
@
8
CUE
4
*
Sets channels 1 to 8 at 80% (requires an extra ‘0’for Direct Digit 2 Mode)
and updates cues 4 to 6 to new levels. (* not required in Direct Digit
Modes)
Note: You can use the [+] or [-] keys or the {FULL} or {OFF} softkeys instead of
specifying a level, or you can specify a DMX value using the {DMX} softkey.
By entering a channel or range of channels in the update command you can
update a recorded cue from the live display to include changes made to
specified channels.
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1
THRU
8
THRU
6
FROM
UPDATE
8
CUE
4
@
3
Using the {FROM} softkey, you can update cues to only change the levels of
channels at a specified level to a new level.
Sets channels between 1 and 8 whose level is at 80% to 30% and updates
cues 4 to 6. (Requires an extra ‘0’ when specifying channel levels in
Direct 2 Digit Mode. * not require in Direct action modes)
*
Using the [UPDATE] key and {CHANS IN} softkey, you can also update a
recorded cue from the Live Screen to include only changes made to channels
that are already in the cue.
5
UPDATE CHANS
IN
CUE
6
*
The Cue X Ref Display
CUE
XREF
LEFT
RIGHT
PAGE
UP
PAGE
DOWN
Updates cue 6 to reflect changes only in channels already in cue (All modes)
To show the Cue X Ref display press <PREVIEW> in the Display keypad and
then the {X REF} softkey. This also puts the State screen into Spread Sheet
mode. This display shows fewer channels at a time, but lets you easily see how
channels are being used in successive cues.
To move to different channels in the same page of cues, use the {LEFT} and
{RIGHT} softkeys to select the channels you want to modify. To go to a channel
on a different page, press [PAGE DOWN] or [PAGE UP] or type in the channel
number followed by the {CHAN} softkey.
To move to a new page of cues, use the trackball or the level wheel or press
[CUE] followed by the cue number then [*]. If the cue does not exist, you will be
warned that you are creating a new cue.
Using X Playbacks
Press <LIVE> to show the Live Screen. If the State Screen does not show the X
Playbacks window, hold down the [SHIFT] key and press <LIVE> repeatedly
until it appears, or press <SETUP> and set the Live Screen Layout field.
There are two X Playbacks (X1 and X2), each with their own keys and fades.
Each X Playback runs cues in numerical order unless you load a cue out of
order using [LOAD], [CUT] or [GOTO] or use links, subroutines and loops to
change the order.
Setting the X Playback(s)
The Playbacks field in the Show Setup Screen determines the layout of the
playback window in the State Screen. To set the number of playbacks and their
mode, press <REPORT> {ADV SETUP} {SHOW SETUP} and set the
Playbacks field to one of the following.
SINGLE: There is only one cue list and only the X1 Playback is enabled.
SPLIT SINGLE: There is only one cue list but both playbacks are enabled.
Levels from playbacks are combined in a latest takes preference basis.
DUAL LTP: There are two cue lists and both playbacks are enabled. Levels
from playbacks are combined on a latest action takes preference basis.
DUAL HTP: There are two cue lists and both playbacks are enabled. Intensity
levels from playbacks are combined on a highest takes preference basis.
Attribute levels are combined on a latest takes precedence basis.
Inserting [PB] # into a cue record command assigns the cue to the specified
playback. In multi-part cues, the playback set in Part 1 is used. If the console is
set for a single playback, this assignment has no effect. To delete a playback
assignment, omit the playback number.
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CUE
RECORD
1
2
PB
CUE
1
PB
Records current levels in Live Screen to Cue 1 and assigns cue to
Playback 2 (Direct Action Mode)
RECORD
2
*
Customising the X
Playback Window
Records current levels in Live Screen to Cue 1 and assigns cue to
Playback 2 (Command Line Mode)
Press <SETUP> to show the User Setup Screen and set the layout of the
X Playback window as follows:
X Playback Colours: Sets the colours used in the X Playback window of the
Live display.
X Playback Order: Sets how cues are displayed in the X Playback window of
the State Screen in the order they were executed and recorded.
X Playback Format: Sets how cues are displayed in the X Playback window of
the State Screen.
Show Last Recorded Cue: Shows the last recorded cue in red at the bottom of
the X Playback window of the State Screen.
Running Timed Cues
GO
STOP/
BACK
At power-up, each playback is positioned on the cue which was the current cue
when you shut down the console. To run the next cue, press [GO]. The next cue
is loaded when fading is complete. To stop any forward running cues press
[STOP/BACK]. A second press fades back to the start of the cue(s) in the time
specified by the default time setting in the X Back, Cut field of the User Setup
Screen. A third press cuts to the start of the previous cue(s). Pressing the
[STOP/BACK] key after a cue fade is complete cuts to the start of the
previous cue.
Cues do not have to be complete before another one is run. You can keep
pressing [GO] and run up to 200 fades at the same time, where each cue part
counts as a maximum of 4 fades.
Note: Running a Cross/All Fade or Move Fade immediately steals channels
from all previous Cross/All or Move Fades (GeniusPro). Running a Block Cue
immediately steals channels from all previous Move Fades (Lightpalette) .
Running Manual Cues
Manual cues are sequenced and loaded by the X Playbacks in the same way
as timed cues, except that the playbacks will not run the cue automatically. To
load the manual cue, press [GO]. Make sure that the fader is not in Rate mode
by pressing the {UN-RATE} softkey (500 Series Consoles) or by pressing the
[RATE] key until both LEDs are extinguished (300 Series Consoles). Move the
playback faders all the way to the bottom to ‘collect’ the cue and move the
faders up to fade the cue in.
Loading a Cue
You can load a cue into the playback using the [LOAD] key. This does not affect
the output until you press the [GO] key to run the cue.
CUE
1
LOAD
LOAD
CUE
1
Loads cue 1 to the playback (Direct Action Mode)
*
Jumping Directly to a Cue
Loads cue 1 to the playback (Command Line Mode)
You can go directly to a cue using the [GOTO] key or [CUT] key. In this case,
delay times are ignored and the fade time is taken from the X Cut field in the
Default Times window of the User Setup Screen.
Loading a cue resets any loops to their initial loop count. Individual cue parts
cannot be loaded. The cue times, links and profiles can be temporarily
overridden when loading the cue using the same syntax as when recording the
cue.
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5
CUE
6
CUT
GOTO
CUE
6
or
Cuts to cue 6
*
CUT
Cuts to the nearest unrun cue
[CUT] has the same effect as [GO] if there are any stopped or reversing cues.
The stopped or reversing cues are restarted forwards. Otherwise it cuts to the
next unrun cue.
Using the Rate Wheel
5
RATE
UP
RATE
DOWN
RATE
500 Series
To move the cursor (>) up or down to select a single cue or part for rate wheel
control, press the arrow buttons in the X Playback control. Run the cue and use
the rate wheel (or level wheel on 520 Consoles) to adjust the up and/or down
fade time To return the fades to normal functioning, press {UNRATE}. Changes
to the fade times made with the rate wheel still apply to any running cues or
parts, but the rate wheel no longer controls any fades.
300 Series
For 300 Series Consoles, Press the [RATE] key for the appropriate playback
once to set both Up and Down Fade, twice for Up fade only and three times to
set the Down fade only. Run the cue and use the level wheel to adjust the Up
and/or Down fade time. Press the [RATE] key again to cancel rate mode.
UNRATE
RATE
Changing Cues
Temporarily
1
PB
To put all fades on a playback under Rate Wheel control, press the {RATE}
softkey above the playback. You can then use the {UP RATE} or {DOWN RATE}
softkeys to control the up fade rate, down fade rate, or both. The rate wheel
loses control of fades when all fades are completed, or when a new fade is
started.
*
You can change levels and properties for the next cue temporarily using the
Playback display. These changes are not recorded in the cue, so the next time
you run it, the recorded properties and levels will be used. This does not modify
the current cue (the cue with > next to it). It modifies the cue currently loaded
and ready for playback when you press [GO].
Shows the Playback Display for Playback 1
Press <LIVE> to return to the Live display.
Fading Cues with the Level
Wheel
You can use the level wheel to fade individual cues in and out without putting
them on an X playback and disrupting the remainder of the cue flow.
CUE
+
6
<Wheel>
Fades all channels from cue 6 On. Levels are combined on a highest
takes precedence basis with cue and effect playbacks and submasters.
Channel levels increase as you move the level wheel up (away from you).
CUE
_
6
<Wheel>
Fades all channels from cue 6 Off. Channel levels decrease as you move
the level wheel up (away from you)
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The channels controlled by X1 playback and X2 playback are determined by
the channels assigned to groups 993.3 and 993.4. By default, both groups are
set to permit control of all channels. However, when the Playback Partitioning
field in the Show Setup Screen is set to ON, you can exclude channels from X1
playback, and/or X2 playback by setting their value to zero in group 993.3 and/
or group 993.4. Excluded channels are not controlled by the particular
playback. This could be used, for example, to have only attribute channels
controlled by X2.
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Submasters
What Are Submasters?
Submasters are lighting states that can have both intensity and attribute
channels with an associated fade time. Submaster faders let you manually
fade in a submaster. (See also 1 & 2 Scene Preset section)
You can assign an effect and/or a macro to a submaster fader, so that when
the fader is moved from zero, it automatically runs the effect and/or macro.
Note: Although the terms are often used interchangeably, a submaster is
different from a submaster fader. A submaster fader is the physical device on
which you play a submaster. Since there are multiple pages of submasters,
there are multiple submasters for every fader.
Submaster Pages
SUB
PAGE
2
SUB
+
SUB
_
*
Display Key
SUB
There are 6 submaster pages (5 on 300 Series consoles), each with their own
recorded set of submaster levels . The number of submasters on each page is
dependant on the number of submaster faders provided with your console.
The submaster window on the Live display shows the current live submaster
page number. This is the page of submasters that are currently loaded on the
submaster faders. Moving faders will therefore change the channel levels from
minimum to maximum level, or vice versa, for each channel controlled by the
submaster fader. You can change the live submaster page using the
[SUB PAGE] key and entering the page number ([*] key not required in Direct
Action Modes) or using [SUB] [+] or [SUB] [-]. However, changing the
submaster page does not change the current submaster output until the
submaster fader is moved to ‘0’ (or ‘10’for inhibitive submasters).
When you select the Submaster screen by pressing the <SUB> key, the
current submaster page is shown, so any changes made to this page are
reflected on the output. However, you can select a different page from the Live
display submaster page, as described above, and set up submaster levels
and properties without changing the output loaded on the submaster fader.
The fade times can be set different for each submaster on each submaster
page.
The Current Submaster
NEXT
LAST
Press <SUB> to display the Submaster Screen. The current submaster number
is displayed in white on a red background with a cursor (>) to the left of the
submaster number. The Levels Screen shows the channel levels for the
current submaster. The current submaster is also shown on the banner
heading of the Live Screen and State Screen.
You can browse the levels of all submasters using the trackball, or by pressing
the [NEXT] or [LAST] keys.
Recording Submaster
Levels
You can record submaster levels in the Live, Cue/Preview, Group or Effect
Screen. Select the page number as described above, then set the levels as
described under Setting Intensity Channel Levels and press [SUB] #
[RECORD] (Direct Action Mode) or [RECORD] [SUB] # [*] (Command Line
Mode). In the Submaster Screen changes made to levels or submaster
properties are automatically recorded when changed.
Note: When recording, or editing submaster levels, always make sure you are
in the right submaster page.
SUB
6
RECORD
RECORD
SUB
6
Records current levels in sub 6 (Direct Action Mode)
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Records current levels in sub 6 (Command Line Mode)
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You can record just the intensities or just the attributes as shown:
SUB
6
RECORD
SUB
INTS
ONLY
Records the current intensity levels in sub 6 (Direct Action Mode)
RECORD
ATTS
ONLY
6
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Recording Submaster
Properties
6
Records current attribute levels in sub 6 (Command Line Mode)
Using the key commands, you can record submasters and submaster
properties from any screen, except the Setup, Archive or Help screens.
Alternatively, when the Submaster Screen is displayed, you can edit the
properties by firstly holding down the [SHIFT] key and moving the trackball to
change the properties from yellow (non-edit mode) to green (edit mode), then
using the trackball to highlight the field to be edited (white on red background).
You can then edit the selected field using level wheel or [+] or [-] keys. You can
enter a value from the keyboard for all time fields. To return to non-edit mode,
press [*].
Note: The only functions that can be set independently for the same submaster
number on different pages is the text, the up and down fade time and the
attribute fade time. All other functions apply to all pages.
Submaster Text
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SUB
TEXT
Storm
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Submaster Bump Mode
You can include an on-screen name for each submaster using the [TEXT] key
and entering text from the external keyboard, as shown.
Adds the text ‘Storm’to submaster 6 (All Modes)
Setting this mode determines the operation of the specified submaster bump
key. All submasters are initially set to Flash mode. The options are as follows:
Off: Disables the submaster bump button.
Flsh: Sets the bump button to flash channel intensities to 100%, or to the level
set by the flash supermaster, if applicable.
Solo: Sets the bump button to turn off all channels not in the submaster
without changing the levels of channels in the submaster.
F + S: Sets the bump button to flash channel intensities to 100%, or to the level
set by the flash supermaster, if applicable, and to set all other channels
to off.
Mac: Disables the bump button’s flash and solo operation and instead allows
it to trigger the macro with the same number as the submaster (e.g.,
submaster bump button 4 triggers macro 4).
The bump buttons are also controlled by the {KEYS OFF}, {KEYS ON} and
{KEYS LATCH} softkeys. Press [BUMP MODE] to see the current setting.
Press [BUMP MODE] again to return to normal operation. Use capital V on the
external keypad to simulate [BUMP MODE] for 300 Series consoles.
BUMP
MODE
KEYS
OFF
KEYS
ON
KEYS
LATCH
Keys Off: Disables all submaster bump buttons.
Keys On: Sets all submaster bump buttons to operate while the button is pressed.
Keys Latch: Sets all bump buttons to remain ‘On’on the first press and remain
off on the second press.
Note: The {FLASH}, {SOLO} and {FLASH + SOLO} softkeys determines what
happens when the {BUMP} softkey is pressed. They have no effect on the
submaster bump buttons (refer to Flashing Channel Levels in the Channel
Levels section.)
Submaster Fade Times
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Each submaster has intensity up and down fade times and a single attribute
time used for attribute changes. When you move the submaster fader from 0 to
10, the levels fade in over a period set by the fade up time. Conversely, moving
the fader from 10 to 0 will fade the levels out over a period set by the down fade
time.
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If the fader is moved through part of its travel, the fade period depends on the
amount that the fader is moved. For example, with a fade time of 8 seconds,
moving the fader from 2 to 7 (half of its travel), will give a fade period of 4
seconds. Then moving it to 9 (quarter of its travel) will give a fade period of 2
seconds.
Intensity fade times can range from 0 to 59 minutes, 59 seconds. These times
are also used by the bump buttons. Attribute fade times can range from 0 to
59.9 seconds.
Inserting [TIME] # in a [RECORD] command records levels on the current
display, together with a fade time into the specified submaster.
Records the current levels in submaster 2 and applies an up and down
fade time of 5 seconds (Direct Action Mode).
SUB
2
TIME
5
RECORD
SUB
2
TIME
5
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Records the current levels in submaster 2 and applies an up and
down fade time of 5 seconds (Command Line Mode).
SUB
2
TIME
5
/
2
Records the current levels in submaster 2 and applies an up fade time
of 5 seconds and a down fade time of 2 seconds (Direct Action Mode).
SUB
2
@ATT
TIME
5
Records the current levels in submaster 2 and applies an attribute fade
time of 5 seconds (Command Line Mode)
RECORD
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RECORD
RECORD
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Assigning an Effect or
Macro to a Submaster
SUB
2
FX
5
RECORD
RECORD
SUB
2
MACRO
4
FX
*
SUB
2
Including [FX] # and/or [MACRO] # in a record command assigns the function(s)
to the specified submaster. To delete an assigned effect or macro omit the #
from the command.
Records the current levels in submaster 2 and assigns effect 2 to the
submaster fader (Direct Action Mode)
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Records the current levels in submaster 2 and assigns macro 4 to the
submaster fader (Command Line Mode)
When in the Submaster Preview screen, removes the currently assigned
effect from the current submaster (All Modes)
MACRO
Removes the currently assigned macro from submaster 2 (All Modes)
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Assigning an External
Submasters
SUB
2
EXT
SUB
5
SUB
2
EXT
SUB
*
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The numbered submaster fader normally controls the submaster directly.
However, each submaster can be set to use one of the 12 analog inputs from
the REMOTE ANL connector, in which case the fader level is combined with
the analog input level on a highest takes precedence basis. Each analog input
can only be used once.
Assigns analog input 5 to submaster 2 (All Modes)
Removes assignment above.
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Submaster Functions
You can set the function of the submaster when recording the submaster or you
can change a submaster function after it has been recorded. When a submaster
function is set, it applies to all submasters with the same number on all submaster
pages. Options are as follows:
NORMAL (or PILEON}
Submaster intensities are combined with other level sources on a highest takes
precedence basis. Attributes are combined on a latest takes precedence basis.
Selecting a channel with the Channel Control ‘steals’it from the submaster.
INDEP (Independent)
Submaster intensities are combined with other level sources on a highest takes
precedence basis. Submaster channels cannot be ‘stolen’ by the Channel
Control, but the Channel Control can increase the channel intensity above the
submaster level.
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EXCLUSIVE
Submaster controls the channel intensities regardless of what other level sources
would influence the channels. If the same channels are used in two exclusive
submasters, the last submaster to move off zero ‘steals’the channels.
INHIBIT (Inhibitive)
Submasters act like grandmaster faders for channels that have any intensity
channel recorded in the submaster. Attributes are ignored. Multiple inhibitive
submasters which control the same output channels are combined on a lowest
takes precedence basis.
SUB SUPER (Submaster Supermaster)
Masters the levels of all supermasters
FX SUPER (Effect Supermaster)
Masters the levels of all effects.
FLASH SPR (Flash Supermaster)
Masters the levels for bumps and flashes.
S/LIGHT (Sound to Light) - 500 Series Consoles only
Submaster intensities are combined with effects, playbacks, and other
submasters on a highest takes precedence basis. Attributes are combined on a
latest takes precedence basis. The local submaster controls the maximum level
of sound to light, and the external Audio Input controls the level of the submaster
up to that maximum. Submaster channels can be stolen by the Channel
Control. Only one submaster can be a Sound To Light Submaster.
DMX CHAN (DMX Channel)
The DMX input signals become levels for channels 1-512 and are combined
with effects, playbacks, and other submasters on a highest takes precedence
basis. The local submaster controls the level of the DMX input. Recorded
submaster levels are ignored. Submaster channels can be stolen by the
Channel Control. Only one submaster can be a DMX Channel Submaster.
DMX DIMR (DMX Dimmer)
The submaster controls the level of the DMX input, and thus the levels of any
dimmers patched to DMX inputs. Recorded submaster levels are ignored. Only
one submaster can be a DMX Dimmer Submaster.
GM1, GM2 (Grandmaster 1 and Grandmaster 2)
Assigns submaster(s) to perform normal grandmaster function. Controls levels
of all channels assigned to grandmaster groups 1 and 2. (GM1 only on 300
Series consoles)
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AUDIO THR (Audio Threshold) - 500 Series consoles only
The submaster fader controls the sensitivity of the Audio Input. The Audio Input
can be used to control the stepping of an effect. Recorded submaster levels
are ignored. Only one submaster can be the Audio Threshold Supermaster.
MIDI RATI (Midi Ratio)
The submaster fader sets the number of MIDI sync pulses which the effect
must count before it will move to the next step. Recorded submaster levels are
ignored. Only one submaster can be the Midi Ratio Supermaster.
You can set the submaster function from the keyboard by pressing the <SUB>
key to display the Submaster Screen, selecting the submaster using the
trackball, and entering commands as shown in the following examples:
SUB
SUB
3
SUB
FUNC
INDEP
3
SUB
FUNC
SUPER
FLASH
SUPER
Sets the function of submaster 3 to flash supermaster (All Modes)
3
SUB
FUNC
SUPER
I/P
DMX IN
CHAN
Sets the function of submaster 3 to DMX channel (All Modes)
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Sets the function of submaster 3 to independent (All Modes).
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*
SUB
*
Quick Recording
Pressing [SUB] and then the appropriate submaster bump button is a quick
way of recording a submaster. This does not actually bump the submaster.
Copying Levels from a
Submaster
While you are in the Submaster Screen, you can select a submaster and copy
the current levels to it using the [RECORD] key. Alternatively, you can record
the levels to a specified cue, effect or group as shown.
CUE
3
RECORD
RECORD
CUE
3
Records the current levels in the Submaster Screen to cue 3 (Direct
Action Mode)
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Clearing a Submaster
CLEAR
SUB
CLEAR
3
Records the current levels in the Submaster Screen to cue 3 (Command
Line Mode)
To clear a submaster, press <SUB>to display the Submaster Screen. Select
the submaster using the trackball, or enter the sub number, and press the
{CLEAR} softkey. You are required to confirm the demand by pressing {CLEAR}
again.
Clears highlighted submaster (All Modes)
CLEAR
CLEAR
Restoring Channels to
Submaster Control
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Clears submaster 3 (All Modes)
When channels controlled by a submaster have been ‘stolen’ by the Channel
Control you can restore control to the submaster by moving the submaster
fader to zero and then moving the fader up. However, this involves setting the
intensity level of all channels in the submaster firstly to zero. You can restore
control to the submaster using the [UNDO] key as shown. This will fade the
channels under channel control to the existing level set by the submaster fader
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SUB
Restores channels ‘stolen’ by the channel control to submaster 3 (All
Modes)
UNDO
Updating and Adding to
Submasters
UPDATE
UPDATE
SUB
CHANS
IN
1
SUB
Updates submaster 1 with new levels, including channel levels that are
not already in the submaster (All Modes)
*
1
If you have changed levels of channels in a submaster using the Channel
Control, you can update the submaster in the Live Screen using the [UPDATE]
key, as shown.
*
Updates submaster 1, excluding channel levels not already in the
submaster (All Modes)
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Effects
An effect comprises a series of lighting states, that consist of intensity and
attribute levels. Each lighting state is called an effect step. You can run the
series of effect steps using any of the effect playbacks in a variety of ways to
give different chase, build, flicker and random output levels.
Note: The [FX SEL], [FX DIR] and [FX LOAD] keys are omitted from 300
Series consoles. If you are a 300 Series console user and require to use the
functions controlled by these keys, use an external keyboard, in conjunction
with the keyboard template at the back of this manual to simulate the keys.
The [FX TIME] key is labelled [FX RATE] on 300 Series consoles.
The Effect Screen
Numbering Effects and
Effect Steps
Each effect has at least one effect step, which is created automatically when
you create a new effect. You can create up to 600 effects (300 on 300 Series
consoles) each with up to 99 effect steps. Effects are numbered 1 to 600
(1-300) and effect steps are numbered .1 to .99
The Current Effect
Press the <FX> key to display the Effects Screen. The last referenced effect
(or effect 1 if no effects have been used) is shown on the Effect Screen. The
effect number is highlighted in white in a red background and is displayed on
the banner heading. To change the current effect, enter the effect number,
followed by [*], or use the [NEXT] or [LAST] keys.
Display key
FX
The Effects Screen comprises two windows. The top window sets the way that
the complete effect is run. The lower window sets the way that each effect step
within the effect is run.
Setting the Effect
Properties in Edit Mode
EDIT
STEPS
Using the key commands, you can record effects levels for each effect step
and set the effect and effect step properties from any screen, except the Setup,
Archive or Help screens. Alternatively, when the Effect Screen is displayed,
you can edit the effect properties by firstly holding down the [SHIFT] key and
moving the trackball to change the properties from yellow (non-edit mode) to
green (edit mode), then using the trackball to highlight the field to be edited
(white on red background). You can then edit the selected field using the level
wheel or [+] or [-] keys. You can enter a value from the keyboard for all time
fields. To return to the default settings, press the {DEFLT} softkey. To return to
non-edit mode, press [*].
You can switch from editing the overall effect properties to editing the
individual steps of the effect using the {EDIT STEPS/EDIT FX} softkey. To
select a particular effect step use the trackball or the [NEXT] or [LAST] keys to
highlight the step.
EDIT
FX
You can create a new effect by pressing the [FX] key followed by the next
effect number and [*]
FX
FX
2
Creates FX 2 and effect step 2.1 with default settings (All Modes)
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Setting the Effect
Properties from the
Keypad
You can set the common properties of all effect steps in an effect as follows:
Recording Effect Text
You can record a text label (entered from the external keyboard) with each
effect to help identify the effect, as shown.
1
TEXT
Storm
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Adds an on-screen text label ‘Storm’to effect 1 (All Modes)
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Effect Type
An effect can be set to one of two types as follows:
Chase: Only one step is high at a time and steps are played sequentially
according to direction. As each step runs, its levels go high and all other levels
in the effect go low.
Build: One step at a time goes high, but previous steps are not sent low. Once
all of the steps are high, they are all sent low and the build starts again.
FX
1
FX
TYPE
CHASE
*
Sets effect 1 type to chase (All Modes)
FX
1
FX
TYPE
BUILD
*
Sets effect 1 type to build (All Modes)
Effect Direction
The effect can be set to run in one of four directions
Forward: The effect steps are played sequentially from the lowest step number
to the highest step number and then repeated from the lowest step number.
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Reverse: The effect steps are played sequentially from the highest step number
to the lowest step number and are then repeated from the highest step number.
Bounce: The effect steps are played sequentially from the lowest step number
to the highest step number, and then from the highest step number back to the
lowest step number. Steps are then repeated in the same sequence.
Random: Steps are played in a random order. All steps are played once
before a new random sequence is started.
Note: To set the effect direction for 300 Series Consoles, press <FX> and
use edit mode.
FX
1
FX
DIR
BOUNCE
*
Sets effect 1 direction to bounce (All Modes)
FX
1
FX
DIR
RANDOM
*
Sets effect 1 direction to random (All Modes)
Mode
The Mode property controls how the effect combines with other effects and
with the other playbacks and faders. This property can only be changed from
the Effects Display using the trackball to select the field and the level wheel or
[+] or [-] keys to change the option. It is initially set to indHTP (Independent
Highest Takes Preference), but can be set to LTP (Latest Takes Preference)
Level
The Level property determines how the effect channel levels are interpreted,
as follows:
Normal: Channels in active steps are set high and channels in inactive steps
are set low.
Negative: Channels in active steps are set low and channels in inactive steps
are set high.
Nrm Neg: Levels start as Normal and then alternate between Negative and
Normal for each successive effect cycle.
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Neg Nrm: Levels start as Negative and then alternate between Normal and
Negative for each successive effect cycle.
Random: Steps are randomly set to any level between the high and low levels.
FX
1
LEVEL
NORMNEG
*
Sets effect 1 level to Normal/Negative (All Modes)
FX
1
LEVEL
RANDOM
*
Sets effect 1 level to Random (All Modes)
Next FX
FX
1
NEXT FX
2
*
Fade Times
You can have a new effect automatically start at the end of any effect for which
the Stop After property is set to Time or Cycles. The Next Fx property can be
set to Off or to any effect number.
Starts effect 2 automatically after the end of effect 1 (All Modes)
When an effect is run on an effect playback, the time taken for the effect to
fade up to its full level is determined by the Fade Up time. You can set values
between 0.01sec and 59 minutes, 59 seconds.
When an effect is stopped, it fades down in the Fade Down time. If you run an
effect from a cue or submaster the effect Fade Up and Fade Down times are
those assigned to the cue or submaster, the Fade Up and Fade Down fields in
the effect are ignored.
FX
1
TIME
1
*
Assigning a Profile
FX
1
PROFILE
3
*
Stop After
Sets FX 1 overall intensity fade in/out times to 1s (All Modes)
You can assign a profile to the fade up and fade down times. (To create a
profile, refer to Profiles section, Section 10)
Sets FX 1 overall fade profile to 3 (All Modes)
Determines what happens when you press [FX STOP]. Options are:
FX Stop: The effect stops and is unloaded when you press [FX STOP] for its
effect playback.
FX Load: The effect is not unloaded until another effect is loaded onto the
same effect playback. The effect is only paused when you press [FX STOP].
You can then press [FX GO] to restart the effect.
Last Step: When you press [FX STOP], the effect continues to run normally
until it reaches the last effect step. It then fades out and stops in the time
specified by the Fade Down field (or cue or submaster time).
Cycles: The effect stops after the number of cycles specified.
Time: The effect stops after the amount of time specified.
FX
1
STOP
AFTER
FX
STOP
FX
1
STOP
AFTER
5
*
Sets effect 1 to stop after the [FX STOP] key is pressed (All Modes)
*
Sets effect 1 to stop after 5 cycles (All Modes)
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FX
1
STOP
AFTER
5
TIME
*
Step Control
Sets effect 1 to stop after 5 seconds (All Modes)
Determines how the console knows when to take the next effect step. Options
are as follows:
Timed: The timing of the effect steps is controlled by the timer, which uses the
Step Time setting for each step.
Manual: The timing of the effect steps is controlled from the [FX STEP] button.
MIDI: The timing of the effect steps is controlled from the MIDI input.
Audio: The timing of the effect steps is controlled from the bass track of the
Audio input. (500 Series consoles only)
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FX
1
STEP
CTRL
MANUAL
*
Sets effect 1 step control to Manual (All Modes)
FX
1
STEP
CTRL
MIDI
*
Sets effect 1 step control to MIDI (All Modes)
FX
STEP
TIME
1
Step Default Values
These are the default values that are initially applied to all effect steps. They
are set up in the Default Times window of the User Setup Screen. Defaulted
step values are shown in the Effect Step window in black when in edit mode.
You can override the default values for each step individually. When the
default value has been changed, the value is shown in green when in edit
mode.
Editing Effect Step
Properties
Press the {EDIT STEPS} softkey to edit effect steps. Select the effect step
using the trackball and set each effect step property as follows. To add a new
step press the {APPEND STEP} softkey. Alternatively, set the effect step properties using the keypad as follows:
Step Time
The step time controls the time from the start of a step until the next step is
activated and can be set between 0 and 5 minutes. Values below 1 second can
be set in hundredths of seconds.
.
2
2
TIME
*
Sets effect 1 step 2 step time to 2 seconds (All Modes).
In/Dwell/Out Time
FX
STEP
I/D/O
1
1
.
1
0
5
4
0
/
FX
1
.
5
/
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OFF/
MAN
1
2
/
TIME
The In property is the time from when the step starts until the channel levels
are at the high level. The Dwell property is the time that an activated step will
remain in its high state. The Out property is the time from when the dwell time
ends until the channel levels are at the low level. The total time need not be
equal to, or less than the step time, allowing steps to overlap. Each time
element can be set between 0 and 5 minutes.
/
Sets effect 1 step 1 fade times to: in = 1 min, 5 sec, dwell = 40 sec,
out = 1 sec (All Modes).
*
TIME
STEP
I/D/O
5
*
Sets effect 1 step 2 fade times to: in = 5 sec, dwell = Off (no dwell time),
out = 5 sec (All Modes)
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FX
1
3
*
2
@ATT
TIME
Sets effect 1, step 2 attribute fade time to 3 seconds
Low/High Scaling
.
1
FX
Sets effect 1 low level only for step 2 to 40% ((Command Line and Direct
1 Digit Mode). Enter [4] [0] for Direct 2 Digit Mode
*
FX
1
.
2
/
8
*
LO/HI
LEVEL
Sets effect 1 low and high levels for step 2 to 40% and 80% (Command
LIne and Direct 1 Digit Mode). Enter [4] [0] and [8] [0] for Direct 2 Digit
Mode.
Deleting Effect Steps
FX
1
.
8
.
4
DELETE
THRU
1
DELETE
7
2
*
COPY
FROM
@
Copies the levels and properties of effect 2 to effect 7 (All Modes)
FX
1
.
2
RECORD
RECORD
FX
1
.
2
1
.
2
4
/
8
RECORD
RECORD
FX
1
.
4
/
8
When you set up or change the levels or properties of an effect step, or the
properties of a complete step while in the Effect Screen, they are automatically
recorded in the effect. You can also record levels from the current display (Live,
Preview, Group, or Submaster screen) into an effect step, as shown.
When in Live, Preview, Group, or Submaster screen. Records the
current levels in effect 1, step 2. (Direct Action Modes)
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Recording Levels with
Scaling
LO/HI
LEVEL
You can duplicate a complete effect using the {COPY FROM} softkey, as shown.
FX
Recording Levels in an
Effect
FX
When the Effect Screen is displayed, you can delete effect steps by
highlighting the effect step using the trackball, or the [NEXT] or [LAST] key and
pressing the {DELETE} softkey, or you can specify an effect step, or range to
be deleted.
Deletes effect steps 1.4 through 1.8 (All Modes)
Copying an Effect
FX
Scales all the channel levels set in each step. Can be set between 0 and 100%.
High Scaling sets the percentage of channel level to use for the “on” part of the
effect step. Low Scaling sets the percentage of channel level to use for the “off”
part of the effect step.
LO/HI
LEVEL
2
4
4
The attribute fade time controls the time it takes to change fixture attributes if
there is a change on the same fixture between two steps of an effect. Time can
be set between 0 and 5 minutes.
LO/HI
LEVEL
As above for Command Line Mode.
When recording levels from the Live, Preview, Group, or Submaster screen into
an effect step , you can combine a scaling command with the record command,
as shown.
Records current levels in effect step 1.2 and applies low and high
levels of 40% and 80% (Direct 1 Digit Mode) A ‘0’must be added to the
scaling levels for Direct 2 Digit Mode)
2
*
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As above for Command Line Mode
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Combining Levels and
Properties in the Record
Command
When in the Effect Screen, you can set up the effect properties and record the
current levels to the current, or another effect step by using the [RECORD] key
in place of the [*] key when setting the effect step properties from the keypad
(Direct Action Modes), or by pressing the [RECORD] key first (Command Line
Mode)
Using Effect Playbacks
Effect playbacks are used to run repeated sets of lighting states.
Press <LIVE> to show the Live Display. The Effects window of the Live display
State Screen, shows the current state of the effects and is used when running
the effect playbacks. If the Live display State Screen does not show the Effects
window, press [SHIFT] <LIVE> until the Effects widow is displayed.
The Current Effect
Playback
FX
SEL
or
SHIFT
FX
SEL
An effect can be loaded into one or more of the playbacks. After loading, the
playback is stopped and set to step 0. Previous effects on that playback are
unloaded.
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FX
1
FX
LOAD
FX
LOAD
FX
1
The current effect step is shown in white on a grey background. You can change
the current effect playback using the [FX SEL] key to move down the list of
playbacks, or [SHIFT] [FX SEL] to move up the list.
Loads effect 1 into the current effect playback (Direct Action)
As above (Command Line)
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You can load an effect into the current playback, or to a specified playback
using the [PB] key as shown.
FX
1
PB
8
FX
LOAD
FX
LOAD
FX
1
PB
8
Loads effect 1 into effect playback 8 (Direct Action Modes)
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Running an Effect
As above (Command Line Mode)
To run a playback on which you have loaded an effect, select the playback and
press [FX GO].
FX
GO
Pausing an Effect
FX
PAUSE
Stepping an Effect
Manually
FX
STEP
Changing Effect
Properties While Running
an Effect
You can pause an effect when it is running by pressing the [FX PAUSE] key.
This stops any more effect steps running, but it does not stop any fade in or
fade out times, nor does it unload the effect. Paused effect playbacks are
indicated by the effect step field flashing yellow. To resume running a paused
effect, press [FX PAUSE] again.
You can step through an effect manually by setting the Step Control field in the
Effects Screen to Manual and then loading the effect on a playback. Pressing
[FX STEP] will advance to the next FX step.
You can increase or decrease the fade time, or step time of an effect while it
is running using the [FX TIME] key, [FX RATE] key on 300 Series consoles,
and {FADE RATE} or {STEP RATE} softkey and the rate wheel on consoles
with two wheels, or the level wheel on consoles with one wheel. Moving the
rate wheel (or level wheel) adjusts the fade rate, or step rate proportionally.
FX
TIME
FADE
RATE
Rate Wheel or
(Level Wheel)
Changes the fade rate of the effect on the current effect playback
(All Modes)
FX
TIME
STEP
RATE
Rate Wheel or
(Level Wheel)
Changes the step rate of the effect running on the current effect
playback (All Modes)
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You can also change the effect type and direction of an effect while it is running
as shown.
FX
TYPE
CHASE
Changes the type of the effect running on the current effect playback
to chase (All Modes)
FX
TYPE
BUILD
Changes the type of the effect running on the current effect playback
to build (All Modes)
FX
DIR
BOUNCE
Changes the direction of the effect running on the current effect
playback to bounce (All Modes)
FX
DIR
REV
Changes the direction of the effect running on the current effect
playback to reverse (All Modes)
Updating Effects
UPDATE
FX
8
*
You can update an effect step time and in/dwell out times, as scaled by the rate
wheel (or level wheel) and update the effect direction and type from the
playback currently running the effect using the [UPDATE] key, as shown.
Updates effect 8 (All Modes)
Stopping and Unloading
an Effect
FX
1
PB
5
FX
STOP
FX
Stop
FX
1
PB
5
FX
0
FX
GO
FX
GO
FX
0
*
FX
0
PB
2
FX
LOAD
FX
LOAD
FX
0
PB
2
FX
0
FX
LOAD
FX
LOAD
FX
0
Loading a different effect into a playback will unload the current playback. You
can stop and unload an effect from any playback using the [FX STOP] key as
shown: If the Stop After field for the effect is set to FX STOP, pressing the [FX
STOP] key will stop and unload the effect. Refer to Stop After for other settings.
Unloads effect 1 from effect playback 5. (Direct Entry Modes)
*
As Above for Command Line Mode
You can also stop and unload all effects from all playbacks using the syntax:
Unloads all effect playbacks (Direct Entry Modes)
As above for Command Line Mode
Selects playback 2 and unloads the effect from it. (Direct Entry Modes)
*
Using Effects in Cues and
Submasters
As above for Command Line Mode
Unloads all effects from all playbacks. (Direct Action Modes)
As above for Command Line Mode
You can control effects with cues by assigning the effect to one cue for starting
and one cue for stopping. Refer to Assigning an Effect to a Cue (Section 5).
You can control effects with submasters by assigning the effect to a submaster.
Moving the submaster away from the zero starts the effect and moving it back
to zero stops the effect. Refer to Assigning an Effect or Macro to a Submaster
(Section 6)
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Groups
Groups are used to store levels which can be used later as building blocks, but
which do not show up on the cue sheet. The only way to get group information
to the console output is to call up group levels as part of a channel command
and show them in the Live display, or record them in a submaster, cue or effect
step.
Predefined Groups
A number of predefined groups provide levels for console components, as
shown below. To restore a predefined group to its default state, delete it.
ON console, ON 2...5 (remote consoles) and ON Hand-held set the ON levels
for channels. Values are channel levels and override the ON Level % field in
the User Setup Screen.
Display console, Display 2....5 (remote consoles) set the channels to show
on the Levels Screen if the Channel Formatting field in the User Setup Screen
is set to Display Groups. Value of FL indicates that the channel will be
displayed. A value of 0 indicates that the channel will not be displayed.
Partition Console, Partition 2....5 (remote consoles) set the channels
controlled by each console if the Channel Partitioning field in the Show Setup
Screen is set to ON. A value of FL indicates that the channel is controllable. A
value of 0 indicates that the channel is not controllable.
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Note: A channel can only be controlled by one user so will only appear in one of
the Partition Groups.
Grandmaster 1 & Grandmaster 2 set the channels controlled by each
grandmaster (if applicable). A value of FL indicates channel is controlled by the
Grandmaster. A value of 0 indicates that the channel is not controlled by the
Grandmaster. You can only set one Grandmaster group on Series 300
consoles.
X Playback 1 & X Playback 2 set the channels controlled by each X playback.
Value of FL indicates that the channel is controlled by the X Playback. A value
of 0 indicates that the channel is not controlled by the X Playback.
Preheat sets the preheat level for channels if the Auto Preheat field in the
Show Setup Screen is set to ON. Values are the channel levels.
The Current Group
The current group is the last group referenced in the Group Screen or recorded
from another display. The current group is shown on the LCD display.
All group recording commands act on a single group. If you do not enter a
group number, the current group is used. In the Group Screen, you can use the
trackball, or the [NEXT] or [LAST] keys to browse through the levels of
currently recorded groups.
Recording Group Levels
Records the current levels in the Live, Group, Cue/Preview, Submaster
or Effect Screen into the current group (Direct Action Modes)
GROUP RECORD
RECORD GROUP
GROUP
5
RECORD GROUP
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Use the [RECORD] key to record the levels currently set into the current group
or a specified group, as shown.
As above for Command Line Mode
*
Records the current levels in the Group, Cue/Preview, Submaster or
Effect Screen into group 5 (Direct Action Modes)
RECORD
5
*
As above for command Line Mode
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Recording a Group Text
Label
GROUP
8
TEXT
Front
Adds text label ‘Front’to group 8 (All Modes)
*
Deleting Groups
DELETE
DELETE
Deletes group 4 (All Modes)
DELETE
Copying Levels from a
Group
GROUP
5
5
CUE
8
RECORD
RECORD
CUE
8
GROUP
3
@
In the Group Screen, select the required group levels and use the appropriate
record commands to record the levels to other groups, cues, submasters and
effects.
Records levels in current group to group 5 (Direct Action Mode)
RECORD
RECORD GROUP
The {DELETE} softkey appears on the LCD Group Menu and deletes the
current group. Alternatively, you can enter the group number, followed by
delete, to delete a selected group.
Deletes the current group (All Modes)
DELETE
4
GROUP
You can record a group text label using the external keyboard to help identify
the group on screen.
8
As above for Command Line Mode
*
Records levels in current group to cue 8 (Direct Action Mode)
*
COPY
FROM
*
As above for Command Line Mode
GROUP
6
Copies levels in group 6 to group 3
*
Referenced Groups and
Preset Focus
The first 750 groups can be used as Referenced Groups. On playback, the
values of intensities and/or attributes from referenced groups are obtained from
the groups to which they are linked. This is done each time the cue, submaster
or effect step is replayed. If the value of an intensity or attribute in a referenced
group is changed, every cue, effect step or submaster that uses the group will
play back the linked channels with the new values.
When used to record focus positions (pan and tilt) this facility is referred to as
Preset Focus. To reference only the intensities or attributes of a group, insert
{INTS ONLY} or {ATTS ONLY} into the group assignment command.
1
THRU
1
GROUP
8
*
1
ATTS
ONLY
THRU
TEXT
1
Front
0
@
You can set a channel or group of channels to the levels specified in a
particular group by using [@] [GROUP] in the command. The cue, effect step
or submaster takes levels for the selected channels from the referenced group.
If you change the group, the recorded item will change accordingly.
Sets channels 1 to 10 to the levels set in group 8 (All Modes)
0
@
*
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You can identify the referenced group by means of the text label, instead of the
group number. In this case, you would use [@] [TEXT] label to identify the
group.
Sets only the attribute channels associated with channel 1 through 10
to the levels set in the group labelled ‘front’. (All Modes)
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Macros
Macros let you record and then playback a regularly used sequence of
commands. They can be recorded from any display and then played back
using a macro playback key, a macro playback command, by assigning the
macro to a cue or submaster, or using the optional macro tablet. Once
recorded, macros can be viewed and edited in the Macro Screen.
Most keys can be recorded into a macro. Trackball or mouse movements can
also be recorded, but you cannot use the wheel(s), faders and rotaries with a
macro. You must use the numeric keypad to enter numbers. A macro cannot
call another macro.
Macro Numbering
There are 3000 macros numbered 0 to 2999. Macros 951 to 964 are reserved
as macros P1 to P14. You can access these macros using [P1] to [P14] or
through the numeric keypad as macros 951 to 964.
Macros 971 to 984 are reserved as macros SP1 to SP14. You can access
these macros directly using [SHIFT] [P1] to [SHIFT] [P14].
Note: Keys [P1] to [P14] and [SHIFT] [P1] to [SHIFT] [P14] are available on
300 series and on 520 and 510i consoles. Keys [P1] through [P7] and [SHIFT]
[P1] through [SHIFT] [P7] only, are available on 530 and 550 consoles. The
other associated macros are available through the numeric keypad on all other
consoles.
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Macros 891 to 894 are reserved for HHM1 to HHM4 which are the four macros
which can be fired from the F1 to F4 keys on the optional hand-held remote(s).
Refer to the Operator’s Manual or On-Screen Help for further details. Only
HHM1 to HHM3 can be fired from a Designer’s Remote.
Macros 991 to 996 are reserved as macros LCD1 to LCD6. You can access
these macros directly by means of the centre LCD softkeys on 530 and 550
consoles (or the first four macros using the centre unlabelled keys on 520
consoles). Macros 991 to 996 can be accessed via the numeric keypad on all
other consoles.
Macro 997 is reserved for the STOP macro. This macro can be accessed using
the [STOP] key on 310, 510i, 530 and 550 consoles, or from the numeric keypad
on all other consoles.
Macro 998 is reserved for the USER macro. You can fire this macro using the
[USER] key.
The twelve keys on the front of a 300 Series LCD Monitor are used to fire
preset macros. The number of LCD monitors fitted is detected by the software
and the preset macros reserved as follows:
1
2
3
4
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
Monitor - 12 macros numbered 901 - 912
Monitors - 24 macros numbered 901 - 924
Monitors - 36 macros numbered 901 - 936
Monitors - 48 macros numbered 901- 948
V1
V1
V1
V1
-
V12
V24
V36
V48
Note: When using a macro tablet, the first macro is always numbered 1001.
Refer to Using a Macro Tablet.
When the console is first switched on, or when macros are cleared, all
reserved macros have no recorded keys entered, with the exception of SP1,
which is preset with the Print Screen command.
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Learning a Macro
MACRO
1
LEARN
LEARN
Enter keys, etc you want to learn in
the macro.
You can learn a macro from any display by using the [MACRO] {LEARN} key
combination.
Before you learn a macro, make sure that you are in the display from which you
want to play back the macro, or make sure that the keystrokes you are learning
take you into the correct display.
Learns the keystrokes or trackball movements in Macro 1
(All Modes)
MACRO MACRO
Replace [MACRO] [1] with macro key, e.g. [MACRO] [P1], to learn reserved
macros. While the macro is being learned, MACRO LEARN is displayed on the
bottom right of the display in flashing white on a red background.
Note: Macro actions are carried out while learning. Up to 120 keys can be
recorded in a macro. Learning automatically finishes if this limit is reached.
Recording a Macro Text
Label
MACRO
1
TEXT
Flash
*
Deleting a Macro
MACRO
1
DELETE
MACRO
1
THRU
You can record a text label to help identify each macro on screen. Text is
entered from the external keyboard.
Records text label ‘Flash’for macro 1 (All Modes)
Macros can be deleted from any display using the {DELETE} softkey.
9
Deletes macro 1 (All Modes)
4
DELETE
Deletes macros 1 to 4 (All Modes)
To confirm the deletion command press the {DELETE} softkey again.
Running Macros
Recorded macros can be started manually, linked to a submaster or cue, run at
console power up, run at a preset time, or set to run when a certain audio, MIDI,
Aux or Com port input is received. Macros can also be activated using the
optional macro tablet. You can also set a macro to output an ASCII string when
the macro is triggered.
Macros can be run from all displays except the Macro Screen.
Running a Macro Manually
MACRO
1
When a macro is run, the contents of the macro act as if they were key presses,
or trackball movements.
Runs macro 1 (All Modes)
*
P1
Runs macro P1 (macro 951)
Running a Macro from a Cue
or Submaster
A macro can be linked to a cue or submaster and run automatically when the
cue is run or when the submaster fader is raised off zero.
CUE
3
MACRO
8
*
Assigns macro 8 to run when cue 3 is run (All Modes)
SUB
2
MACRO
4
*
Assigns macro 4 to submaster 2 (All Modes)
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You can also assign any or all of the 12 external submaster as a macro trigger
by entering the Macro number in the Mac field of the Submaster Screen.
Running a Macro at Console
Power Up
You can set one macro to run when the console is powered up. Press
<REPORT> {ADV SETUP} {SHOW SETUP} to display the Show Setup Screen
and select the Power-up Macro field in the Show Setup window. Enter the macro
number to run at power up. The recorded power up macro will run automatically
the next time the console is powered up.
Running At Time Macros
You can set up to four macros to start and stop at specific times, or to run for a
specific time interval on specific days. Press <REPORT> {ADV SETUP}
{SHOW SETUP} to display the Show Setup Screen. At time macros are set up
in the At Time Macros window. The date format in all modes is dd/mm/yy.
Days of the week are set using the [+] tick (run on that day) or [-] dash, (do not
run on that day). You can then enter the start time and date, the interval time (if
applicable) and the stop time and date, together with the macro number to be
triggered.
Using a Macro Tablet
The software supports a number of graphic tablets, including a range of Intuos
tablets and the Concept 2012 A4 tablet.
Press <SETUP> to display the User Setup Screen. When the Macro Tablet
field is set to Intuos A4, Intuos A4 OS, Intuos A3, or 2010 A4 and the Net Node
and Port fields set to the appropriate setting, you can define macros and
activate them from the macro tablet. The number of macros that can be
triggered from the macro tablet depends on the tablet and setting of the Mode
field in the User Setup Screen
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A4 Tablet, Mode Low = 200 macros
A4 Tablet, Mode Med = 400 macros
A4 Tablet, Mode High = 800 macros
A4 OS Tablet, Mode Low = 320
macros
A4 OS Tablet, Mode Med = 640
macros
A4 OS Tablet, Mode High = 1280
macros
A3 Tablet, Mode Low = 400 macros
A3 Tablet, Mode Med = 800 macros
A3 Tablet, Mode High = 1600 macros
The top left macro button on all macro tablet overlays is predefined as Macro
number 1001. All other macro tablet buttons are predefined in rows from left to
right. For example, the bottom right macro button on an 800 macro overlay is
Macro 1800.
You can activate each macro simply by touching the macro button using the
macro tablet pen, or pointing device. This is the same as pressing one of the ‘P’
keys on the console.
MIDI Triggered Macro
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Press <REPORT> {ADV SETUP} {SHOW SETUP} to display the Show Setup
Screen. Set the Trigger Macro field in the MIDI window to a macro number. The
macro is automatically triggered when a message equal to the trigger bytes
specified in the Trigger Bytes field is received.
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The Macro Screen
To display the Macro Screen, press <MACRO>. The current macro is shown in
white on a red background. Macros are listed in sequence with the macro text
and key sequence alongside each macro. You can browse through the current
list of macros using the trackball, or go directly to a macro by entering [MACRO]
# [*]. To create a new macro, use the same command where # is an unused
macro number.
Editing a Macro
When you are in the Macro Screen, selecting any of the reserved macros by
pressing the appropriate key will select the macro and put it in edit mode.
Similarly, when you select a macro using [MACRO] # [*], the macro is selected
and put in edit mode. When a macro is selected using the trackball, you need to
press [MACRO] [MACRO] to put it in edit mode.
Once in edit mode you can add keys or trackball/mouse movements to the end
of the current key sequence. Pressing [CLR] removes the last key in the
sequence while in edit mode. You cannot add the [CLR] key to the key
sequence while editing, although it may be recorded during Macro Learn.
Note: when the number of keys in a sequence exceeds the display capability,
the keys at the beginning of the sequence are not displayed. The last key on the
right of the key sequence is always the last key entered. Pressing [CLR] always
deletes the last key entered. When keys at the front of the sequence are not
displayed, a white cursor is shown to the left of the sequence to indicate that
there are other keys in the sequence.
Key actions are not carried out during editing. To end editing, press [MACRO]
[MACRO]
Duplicating a Group
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Profiles
Profiles let you change the fade time characteristics of cues and effects and the
mapping of levels between channels and outputs. For cues, you can assign
separate fade profiles to the up and down fade times and assign a profile to the
attribute fade time. For effects, you can add one profile to the up and down fade
time of the effect (not the effect step). You can modify the fade characteristics of
an intensity by attaching a profile to the intensity output for the fixture and modify
the movement characteristics by attaching profiles to the appropriate attribute
output.
You can modify profiles in 1% or 5% increments graphically or through the
command line. You can also use DMX values (0 - 255) in the command line to
modify profiles.
Profiles can be recorded, viewed and edited only in the Profiles Screen. Once
recorded, they can be attached to cues, effects or outputs.
Alternatively, you can learn a profile using one of the two X Playbacks to
manually create a fade profile. The characteristics of the fader movements are
calculated and assigned to the specified profiles for up fade, down fade or
attribute fade, as specified. A profile created in this way can be edited, if
required, using End Editing and assigned to one or more cues. (Refer to
Learning a Profile).
Predefined Profiles
There are two predefined profiles. These profiles cannot be edited or deleted.
Profile 98 - S Curve
Profile 99 - Square
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The Profile Screen
To show the Profile Screen, press <MORE> {PROF DISP}. To view a specific
profile in the Profile Screen, use [NEXT] or [LAST] or use the trackball to browse
through the list of profiles. You can also go directly to a profile by entering
[PROFILE] # [*].
The Levels Screen still shows the Live display when the State Screen is
showing the Profile display. You cannot change channel levels with any of the
channel control commands. However, you can use the submaster faders, X
playbacks and effect playbacks to change channel levels and record the results
into submasters, cues, groups or effect steps.
The profile graph is scaled in percentage, shows profile input levels in the X
axis and output levels in the Y axis.
Creating a New Profile
Graph
Profiles are numbered from 1 to 99.. To create a new profile, enter [PROFILE] #
[*], where # is an unused profile number.
When you create a new profile, it starts as a linear curve (0% in = 0% out, 50%
in = 50% out, etc.), which you can then edit using either end editing or graph
editing, or a combination of both.
Using End Editing
End editing is primarily designed for setting the ends of the profile curve, but
you can also use it to specify the value of any point in the curve.
Each end point and any point you add, is an anchor point for a section of the
curve and is shown in white, rather than in green. When you add a point, the
curve is redrawn so that there is a straight line between the new point and the
nearest anchor point(s).
input [@] output [*] creates a new anchor point on the graph where input is
the input percentage and output is the desired output percentage for the input
value.
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Note: Input must be divisible by 5.
5
@
1
5
@
1
2
Sets an anchor point of 12% for an input of 5% (Direct 2 Digit Mode)
5
@
1
*
Sets an anchor point at 10% for an input of 5% (Command Line Mode)
Sets an anchor point at 10% for an input of 5% (Direct 1 Digit Mode)
Using DMX Values for Points
5
0
@
1
5
6
DMX
1
1
DMX
Sets an anchor point at 156 DMX (approx 61%) for an input of 50%
(All Modes)
*
5
6
You can use DMX values rather than percentage values when setting anchor
points during end editing. This lets you specify more precise curves than is
possible with percentage values.
0
0
DMX
*
Sets an anchor point at 160 DMX for an input of 150 DMX (All Modes)
When you use values in DMX, the graph is replaced with a point list and the
graph editing function is no longer available for that profile.
Using Graph Editing
END
EDIT
GRAPH
EDIT
INSERT
POINT
DELETE
POINT
Deleting a Profile
DELETE
PROF
DELETE
PROF
Learning a Profile
Graph editing lets you use the trackball or mouse to highlight where you want
to place an anchor point. You can change between end editing and graph
editing by means of the {END EDIT} {GRAPH EDIT} softkey toggle.
When in the graph edit mode, each end point and any points you add is an
anchor point for a section of the curve and is shown in white rather than green.
When you add a point the curve is redrawn so that there is a straight line
between the new point and the nearest anchor point(s).
To add or move a point, use the trackball to move the highlight to where you
want the point and press {INSERT POINT} {INSERT POINT}. Once you have
positioned an anchor point, you can make fine adjustments to its value by
using the [+] and [-] keys. To delete a point, press the {DELETE POINT} softkey.
To delete a profile, you must be in the Profile Screen. If you are in graph editing
mode, press the {END EDIT} softkey and then press the {DELETE PROF}
softkey to delete the current profile, or select a profile, then press {DELETE
PROF}. Confirmation is required before a profile is deleted. Press {DELETE
PROF} again to confirm.
Deletes the current profile (All Modes)
You can create fade profiles for up, down and attribute fades by selecting one
of the two X Playbacks, selecting a profile number and pressing the {LEARN}
softkey on the Profile LCD Menu, followed by [*]. Running the next cue by
pressing [GO X1] or [GO X2] or moving the appropriate X Playback fader off
zero will start the profile learn process.
Note: A profile ‘learned’in this way is not permanently assigned to the cue. It is
only used once, when the [GO X1] or [GO X2] key is pressed.
Movement of the X Playback fader, including the Up and Down Fade Time and
all movements of the fader when not on zero or 100% are used to calculate the
fade profiles.
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PB
5
PROFILE
LEARN
1
Learns intensity and attribute profiles on X Playback 1 (All Modes) . Where
5 is the Upfade profile and attribute fade, and 5 + 1 is the Downfade
profile.
*
6
PB
PROFILE
2
LEARN
PB
PB
Note: During learning, the Status Window will show PROFILE LEARN in
flashing white text on a red background. The Playback LCD on 500 Series
consoles will show the profile numbers being learned and the VGA title bar in
the Profile Screen will show PROFILE PP LEARNING.
PROFILE
LEARN
/
7
PB
*
/
Learns intensity profiles on X Playback 2 (All Modes). Where 6 is the
Upfade profile, 7 is the Downfade and the attribute fade is not affected.
3
PB
1
Learns intensity profile on X Playback 1 (All Modes). Where 3 is the
Downfade profile and the Upfade and attribute profiles are unaffected.
*
Viewing and Editing Learned
Profiles
Stopping the Learn Process
10
2
PB
8
When you have created the profile(s), you can view and edit them in the Profile
Display using End Editing only, as previously described.
You can stop an active learn on either playback as shown:
PROFILE PROFILE
Assigning Profiles
CUE
Note: If the Playbacks field in the Show Setup Screen is set to Single, or Split
Single and Playback 2 is selected. An error message is generated.
PROFILE
6
/
You can assign the same profile, or different profiles to the up fade and attribute
fades and to down fades, as follows:
7
Assigns the following profiles to Cue 8. Profile 6 to the Upfade, profile 7
to the down fade and uses any attribute fades, if already assigned. Loads
to X1 or X2 Playback as selected. (Direct Action Modes)
LOAD
LOAD
CUE
7
*
CUE
6
LOAD
CUE
8
PROFILE
6
/
As above for Command Line Mode
@ATT PROFILE
6
4
@ATT PROFILE
LOAD
4
*
Undoing a Profile Learn
UNDO PROFILE
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Assigns profile 4 to the attribute fade profile of cue 6 and loads to X1 or
X2 Playback as selected. (Direct Action Modes)
As above for Command Line Mode
You can undo the learn action using the [UNDO] key. This will restore the
profile field in the cue to the state before the learn took place.
Undoes the last profile learn action
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Direct Output Control
Output levels can be set directly from the command line by temporarily unpatching
the output, then setting the output level using the command line or level wheel.
When unpatched, the initial level of the output is set to the level of the channel
that the output has been unpatched from. The following examples do not take
into account differences in command modes, e.g., when setting levels, the [*]
key is not required for direct entry modes and the second level digit is not
required in direct 1 digit mode.
DIMMER
4
DIMMER
4
DIMMER
4
@
DIMMER
4
ON
DIMMER
4
@
DIMMER
4
@
2
5
*
DIMMER
4
THRU
4
DIMMER DIMMER
Unpatches output 4
UNPATCH
DIMMER @CHAN
DIMMER
Unpatches output 4
*
4
Sets output 4 at full
FULL
Sets output 4 at ON level (default 100%)
2
0
*
DMX
8
Sets output 4 to 20%
Sets output 4 to DMX 25 (=10%)
<Wheel>
<Wheel>
REPATCH
or DIMMER REPATCH
Wheels levels of outputs 4 to 8
11
Unpatches all outputs for channel 4 and wheels output levels
Repatches output 4
Repatches any unpatched outputs
When any outputs are unpatched, a warning label ‘DIMMERS UNPATCHED’
appears in white on a red background on all screens, except setup screens.
The percentage level of unpatched outputs is shown in white on a red
background in the Status window
Direct output control is also used with Console Reporter to unpatch and repatch
dimmers as the result of a dimmer fault condition. The softkeys {BACKUP} and
{FILTER} are used by Console Reporter to set a backup scene and to filter out
reporting of specific fault conditions (refer to Console Reporter section). These
softkeys are disabled unless Reporter is selected ON in the Console Setup
Screen.
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AutoMod
What is AutoMod
If a lamp blows during a show you can set AutoMod to temporarily transfer
control of the blown lamp (source) to drive another channel, or channels
(destination). AutoMod allows you to apply a scaling factor to compensate for
the difference in light intensity between the source and destination luminaires.
The AutoMod facility allows you to permanenly update the show to incorporate
any temporary settings made in Automod.
You can enter a maximum of 87 AutoMod pairs (Destination and Source) and
include a scaling factor for each pairing of 10% to 90% (1-digit mode) 1 to 99%
(2-digit mode)
When you set one or more channels to be replaced by another, the channels
are replaced in all cues, subs, groups and effects during playback mode.
Using AutoMod
The AutoMod Screen is displayed when you press <MORE> {AUTOMOD}. If
there are no Automod instructions, the body of the screen will be blank.
MORE AUTOMOD
The following examples show how to set up an AutoMod instruction:
Sets channel 8 to the current level of channel 3 on an htp basis and sets
channel 3 to zero (All Modes)
8
A-MOD
FROM
3
*
8
A-MOD
FROM
3
@
8
*
8
A-MOD
FROM
3
THRU
5
*
Sets channels 3 to 5 to be replaced by channel 8 (All Modes}
6
THRU
5
*
Sets channel 5 to be replaced by channels 6 to 8 (All Modes}
A-MOD
FROM
8
Sets channel 3 to be replaced by channel 8 at 80% of its current level on
an htp basis (Direct 1 Digit Mode}
Note: For Direct 2 Digit mode, 80% must be entered as 80.
Note: When a fixture is paired in automod, all associated attribute channels are
automatically paired. You can also Automod individual intensity or attribute
channels using the decimal notation, (e.g., [3] [.] [1] {A-MOD FROM} [6] [.] [1]
[*]).
12
6
A-MOD
FROM
3
*
6
@
+
You can Automod a channel to itself. This would provide the opportunity to apply
a scaling factor to the channel
Sets the intensity of channel 6 up 30% Note: For Direct 2 Digit mode, 30%
must be entered as 30.
A-MOD
ON
A-MOD
OFF
Customising the
Auto-Mod Screen
When you have set up the Automod pairing, press {A-MOD ON}. A warning will
appear (white on a magenta box) USING AUTOMOD while Automod is active.
To reset the channels to normal operation, press {A-MOD OFF} to cancel
Automod and clear the warning box.
The Automod Screen can order the display in Destination order (default) or
Source order. Press the {SOURCE ORDER} softkey to display the paired
channels in source order. Press the {DEST ORDER} softkey to return the
display to destination order.
Note: where more than one destination channel is paired to a source channel
and the display is in destination order, duplicate destination channels are shown
in black. Similarly, if more than one source channel is paired to a destination
channel and the display is in source order, the duplicate source channels are
shown in black.
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Deleting Auto-Mod
Channels
3
DELETE
You can delete specified destination channels from the Automod Screen or
delete all Automod pairing using the {DELETE} softkey, as shown:
Deletes the destination channel 3 (All Modes)
*
Note: Where only one destination channel is paired to one source channel,
deleting the destination channel will clear the source channel from the display
(source channel no longer paired in Automod). Where more than one
destination channel is paired to a source channel and one of the destination
channels is deleted, the remaining destination channel(s) will remain paired to
the source channel. To delete source channels from the Automod Screen,
proceed as follows:
A-MOD
FROM
DELETE
3
*
DELETE
Deletes source channel 3
Deletes all auto-mod entries from the Auto-Mod Screen
DELETE
Updating the Show from
the Auto-Mod Screen
UPDATE UPDATE
A-MOD
8
1
THRU
Updates cues 1 to 8 from the AutoMod Screen
*
UPDATE UPDATE
A-MOD
4
CUE
Automod channels shown on the Automod Screen will remain paired while in
the USE AUTOMOD mode. Pressing the {A-MOD OFF} key will remove the
Automod pairing from the show. You can permanently update cues, subs, groups
or effects from the Live screen to incorporate the pairing set in the AutoMod
Screen as shown:
SUB
2
THRU
Updates submaster 2 to 4 from AutoMod Screen
*
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UPDATE UPDATE GROUP
A-MOD
3
*
Updates group 3 from the AutoMod Screen
UPDATE
A-MOD
5
*
Updates effect 5 from the AutoMod Screen
UPDATE
FX
Using Auto-Mod with
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Since all associated attribute channels and channels in all cues, subs, groups
and effects are automatically paired, Auto-Mod can be used to considerable
advantage when setting up moving lights. For instance, when the
characteristics of a moving light have been set up for one light, you can pair its
intensity and attribute values to other moving lights, and to itself. In this way,
cues, subs, groups and effects using the same moving lights can be set with
the minimum number of keystrokes. You can then decide to apply the settings
to individual or ranges of cues, subs, groups and effects using the syntax
described above.
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Time Code Events
This function is primarily designed to meet the lighting control needs of ‘themed
environments’, where the requirement is for the playback of shows synchronised
to SMPTE audio or video time codes. The purpose is to create a light show
comprising SMPTE time-stamped events for use with a Strand Lighting 510i, or
310 lighting control panel. The sequence of events is based on previously
defined cues, effects, macros and submasters.
Up to 3000 events (1000 on 300 Series consoles) can be recorded against one
light show, enabling triggering of cues, effects and macros.
Events Playback Window
The Event Playback window is displayed on the State Screen when the Live
Screen Layout field in the User Setup Screen is set to Event, PB + Event or PB
+ Event + FX. This window shows the current state of the timecode playbacks.
The last actioned event is shown highlighted in yellow. The screen will
automatically scroll to continuously display at least the current and next event.
Note: It is recommended that when setting up and editing timecode events, the
Event Playback Preview window is accessed using the key combination <MORE>
{EVENT LIST} {PLAYBACK} Although both windows are identical, the Event
Playback Preview Screen gives access to the Event Playback Menu providing
control of the SMPTE internal and external clock and to the event stepping
facilities.
Both show the current time, source and status of the selected clock as follows:
INTERNAL: Internal SMPTE clock controlling events.
EXTERNAL: The external SMPTE clock is controlling events.
OVERRIDE: The internal clock has taken over control due to a failure of the
external clock (only if the Clock Override field in the Timecode Options window
of the Show Setup Screen is set to ON)
NO CLOCK: Internal clock unable to take control due to Clock Override being set
to OFF.
CLOCK: The current SMPTE time (internal or external)
PAUSED: Clock paused when {PAUSE CLOCK} softkey has been pressed (see
Event Playback Menu).
nnf: Frames per second 24f, 25f, 30f (drop) or 30f (non-drop)
SMPTE Clock type (SMPTE or OFF)
START: Timecode that the clock must reach before playback is started.
STOP: Timecode after which the clock ceases to play events.
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Note: The Source field in the Timecode Options window of the Show Setup Screen
must be set to SMPTE before the internal or external clock can be used. In
addition, the Frame Rate field must be set to the appropriate setting and the
SMPTE Net Node field must be set to LOCAL or the appropriate net node name.
The Event List
Timecode Format
The event list, which is displayed when you press <MORE> {EVENT LIST}
enables you to set up and edit the event playbacks. The Event List LCD Menu
gives access to the Event Playback Preview window which is identical to the
Event Playback window above.
The format of the external and internal SMPTE clock is as follows:
HH:MM:SS:FF where
HH = Hours (0-23)
MM = Minutes (0-59)
SS = Seconds (0-59)
FF = Frames (0-23, 0-24, 0-29 drop or 0-29 non drop)
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When the external SMPTE time clock is running, the internal clock is
automatically synchronised to it.
The Current Event
The current event is shown on the Event List in white on a red background. You
can select a particular event for editing using the trackball.
Event List Editing
You can edit the Cue and Command Field of the Event List using the commands
described below, or you can edit the fields by firstly pressing the [SHIFT] key
and moving the trackball to change the fields from non-edit mode (yellow) to edit
mode (green), then selecting the field to edit using the trackball. In the Cue field,
you can either enter a cue number from the keypad, or use the level wheel to
insert a number in the field. In the command fields, you can use the level wheel
to set the start command (F, S or M) or stop command (f, or s) and the keyboard
or wheel to set the effect, submaster or macro number. When editing is
complete you can return to the non-edit mode by pressing [*]
Note: To edit timecodes refer to Editing Timecodes.
The Event List Menu
The Event List LCD Menu shows the range of events selected for time editing in
the Event List.
Note: If only one event is selected in the Event List, the FIRST and LAST event
numbers are the same. If no selection has been made, FIRST and LAST are
shown as 0 with the time code shown as 00:00:00:00. Duplicate event times are
shown with a trailing letter, e.g., 11:22:33:44a and 11:22:33:44b. A maximum of
9 duplicate events are permitted.
Inserting and Deleting
Timecode Events
You can insert or delete events from the Event List using the {INSERT EVENT}
and {DELETE EVENT} softkeys.
When you insert an event, the new event is added after the current (highlighted)
event on the Event List at the same timecode as the current event. All the
following events are renumbered. You can insert up to nine new events
simultaneously by adding a number before the {INSERT EVENT} command.
INSERT
EVENT
INSERT
EVENT
Inserts one event after the current event (Direct Action Modes)
*
4
INSERT
EVENT
4
INSERT
EVENT
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As Above for Command Line Mode
Inserts four events after the current event (Direct Action Modes)
As above for Command Line Mode
*
If no timecode event is selected for editing (refer to Editing Timecodes),
pressing the {RECORD CLOCK} softkey will create a new event set to the
current SMPTE time.
RECORD
CLOCK
Inserts an event at the current SMPTE clock time (All Modes)
Pressing {DELETE EVENT} deletes the current (highlighted) event on the Event
List. You can also specify a particular event, or range of events for deletion by
prefixing the {DELETE EVENT} command by an event number or a range of
event numbers. When one, or more events are deleted, all subsequent events
are automatically renumbered.
4
DELETE
EVENT
2
THRU
Deletes event 4 (All Modes)
4
DELETE
EVENT
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Deletes events 2 to 4 (All Modes)
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Adding and Removing
Timecode Event Text Labels
TEXT
Ghost Scene
*
Adds the text label ‘Ghost Scene’to the current event. (All Modes)
*
TEXT
You can add a text label to identify particular events, or you can edit existing text
labels as shown. The text label that appears on screen is added from the
external keypad.
Removes the text label from the current event (All Modes)
You can add or remove a text label from a specific event by prefixing the above
commands with an event number.
Assigning a Cue to an Event
CUE
4
CUE
*
4
4
*
You can assign a cue to an event or delete a cue assignment from an event as
shown:
Assigns cue 444 to the current event (all Modes)
Deletes cue assignment from the current event (All Modes)
You can assign a cue to, or delete an assignment from a specified event by
prefixing the above commands with the event number.
Assigning an Effect,
Submaster or Macro to an
Event
FX
3
*
FX
.
3
SUB
8
*
SUB
.
8
MACRO
9
*
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You can use the two command fields on the Event List to assign the starting and
stopping of effects, or the bumping up and bumping down of a submaster, or the
running of a macro to particular events, as shown. A command is automatically
assigned to the first non-assigned command (CMD1 or CMD2), or will overwrite
if already assigned.
Assigns the starting of effect 3 to the current event (All Modes)
*
Assigns the stopping of effect 3 to the current event (All Modes)
Assigns submaster 8 bump up to the current event (All Modes)
*
Assigns submaster 8 bump down to the current event (All Modes)
Assigns macro 9 to the current event (All Modes)
You can assign effects, submasters and macros to particular events by prefixing
the above commands by the event number. To remove a assignment omit the
effect, submaster or macro number.
Recording Events in Real
Time
With the SMPTE clock set and running and all cues and commands assigned,
you can set the timecodes for each cue and/or command in real time by
highlighting each event and pressing the {RECORD CLOCK} softkey at the
instant that you want the event to start.
You can edit timecodes using the Edit Times Menu softkeys or using the
command line. In either case, you must select the timecodes to be edited.
Selecting Timecodes for
Editing
3
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*
You can select an event in the Event List for timecode editing as shown.
Selected timecodes are highlighted white on a purple background.
Selects event 3 for timecode editing (All Modes)
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Where more than one event has to occur at the same time, or has to be adjusted
by the same amount of time, you can select the events using the [THRU] key as
shown.
1
THRU
3
*
Selects events 1 to 3 for time editing (All Modes)
Using the Edit Times LCD
Menu
To edit the selected event timecodes, press the {EDIT TIMES} softkey to display
the Edit Times LCD Menu. This menu provides softkeys enabling you to set and
edit timecodes, as shown. Press {BACK} to return to the Event List Menu.
+HH
Adds one hour to all selected timecodes
+MM
Adds one minute to all selected timecodes
+SS
Adds one second to all selected timecodes
+FF
Adds one frame to all selected timecodes
+5FF
Adds five frames to all selected timecodes
When you press [SHIFT] the menu keys change to decrement keys.
Editing Timecode Events
Using the Command Line
TIME
3
1
:
TIME
2
TIME
:
:
2
4
*
:
*
Pressing the [TIME] key when events are selected for time editing displays a
different Edit Times LCD Menu and enters the word TIMECODE on the
command line. You can then enter timecodes from the keypad, set start and stop
times and copy or move the starting times of selected events as shown.
:
:
Sets the timecode for the selected events to 01:02:03:04 (All Modes)
Changes hours to 2 for the selected events (All Modes)
8
:
13
Changes the frames to 8 for the selected events (All Modes)
*
Moving or Copying Events
with Time Edit Commands
This facility enables a block of events to be moved to a new start time or
repeated at a specific point in the show.
Note: If other events are timed to occur within the time range of the moved or
copied events, they are merged together. If the events occur at exactly the same
time, they are set as duplicate times (trailing letter a, b, c, etc)
2
THRU
:
2
MOVE
TO
5
:
1
3
:
Moves events 2 to 5 to a new starting time of 01:02:03:04 (All Modes)
4
*
2
THRU
:
2
4
COPY
TO
5
:
3
1
:
Copies events 2 to 5 and repeats the events at the starting time of
01:02:03:04 (All Modes)
*
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Searching for Events Using
Timecode Commands
GOTO
TIME
4
:
:
2
3
5
:
Select the event(s) timed to occur at exactly 02:03:04:05. A marker (>) is
positioned on the first event to occur at that time.
*
Setting the Event
Playback Start and Stop
Times
TIME
:
START
You can use the time edit command to search for the occurrence of an event at
a specified time using the [GOTO] and [TIME] keys as shown:
Note: If no event is timed to occur at the selected time, the next highest timed
event is selected. If no events are timed to occur at or after the selected time, the
last event is displayed.
The following examples show how to set the event playback start and stop times.
Playback start and stop times can be entered for the complete show, or can be
set to the times of specific events, or a range of events as shown.
2
:
Sets Playback start time to 00:00:02:00 (All Modes)
*
TIME
STOP
2
0
:
0
:
0
:
0
Sets event playback stop time to 20:00:00:00 (All Modes)
*
1
TIME
1
THRU
TIME
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STOP
START
3
*
START
Sets event playback start time to event 1 time (All Modes)
*
*
Setting /Resetting the
Internal Clock
Sets the event playback start and stop times to events 1 to 3 (All Modes)
{START} and {STOP} keys have the same effect in this instance.
Sets the event playback stop time to 23:59:59:29 (All Modes)
Press the {PLAYBACK} softkey to display the Event Playback window. When
the clock is INTERNAL or *PAUSED*, the {SET CLOCK} softkey can be used to
display the Set Clock LCD Menu showing softkeys used to increment or
decrement the clock time, as shown.
+HH
Adds one hour to the internal clock time
+MM
Adds one minute to the internal clock time
+SS
Adds one second to the internal clock time
+FF
Adds one frame to the internal clock time
+5FF
Adds five frames to the internal clock time
When you press [SHIFT] the menu keys change to decrement keys.
SHIFT
RESET
TIME
Resets internal clock to 00:00:00:00
With the Set Clock Menu displayed, you can also set the clock from the
command line using the [TIME] key. Pressing the [TIME] key enters CLOCKTIME
on the command line.
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TIME
2
4
:
:
3
5
*
:
Sets the clock time to 02:03:04:05 (All Modes)
Manually Stepping
Through Events
PAUSE
CLOCK
STEP
SHIFT
Selecting {PAUSE CLOCK} stops the internal or external clock at the time of the
last triggered event. Pressing the {STEP} softkey will manually trigger the next
event and select the following event ready for triggering using the {STEP} softkey.
Alternatively, with the clock *PAUSED* you can highlight a particular event
using the [SHIFT] key and the {LAST}, {NEXT} {BEGIN LIST} or {END LIST}
softkeys to move the highlight up and down the list of events.
You can use the {UNBUMP ALL} softkey to unbump all submasters, or the
{STOP FX} softkey to stop any running effects.
and
*
LAST
or
NEXT
or
BEGIN
LIST
or
END
LIST
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The 510i and 310 Show Controller/Backup
Introduction
The 510i and 310 are designed to match the lighting needs of the themed
environment market, where the requirement is for a repetitive playback of shows
controlled by one of the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
SMPTE Audio or Video Timecodes
MIDI Show Controller
Contact Closure Inputs
Internal Clock
Manual Playback
The 510i and 310 also support playback of shows recorded on GSX and LBX.
The creation of a light show based on SMPTE time-stamped events using a 500,
or 300 series console is described under Time Code Events.
In addition, since the software configuration of applications and channel
capacity of the 510i and 310 is identical to the other 500 series and 300 series
consoles, both can serve as compact and cost effective tracking backup units
for a main 500 or 300 series console. (Refer to Tracking Backup Section)
User Interface
DISPLAY
510i
DISPLAY
310
The front panel controls of the Show Controllers provide the minimum user
interface required to operate all the GeniusPro , Lightpalette , Tracker,
CommuniquéPro and Networker playback functions. Access to the full software
functionality (in particular, show setup, editing and saving) is only possible using
an external keyboard and VGA or a remote control unit.
An LCD display on the front panel and a touch screen display on the 310,
provides all the displays and associated softkeys necessary to control the
playback functions of the system. The Macro display is shown on start-up.
However, you can select other displays using the [DISPLAY] key (510i), or touch
button on the 310, to cycle through the various softkey menus, as follows:
MACRO, SUBS, BROWSE, EVENT, PLAYBACK, BACKUP, SETUP, back to
MACRO, etc.
SHIFT DISPLAY
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SHIFT
DISPLAY
STOP
SHOW
510i
310
Entry to the Macro LCD menu from any other menu is achieved using the key
combination [SHIFT] [DISPLAY] keys (510i) or touch keys (310)
A [STOP SHOW] pushbutton is provided to enable you to stop the show and
apply a preprogrammed lighting state. This panel key is protected from
accidental operation and flashes when selected. The operation of the key is
mapped to macro 997 and to the 500 series [STOP] key. The LED in the [STOP
SHOW] key will flash if any [STOP] key mode is selected, e.g., BLACKOUT,
STOP ATTS or ST ATTS+BO.
During playback, you can prevent any unauthorised use of the panel keys
(except [STOP SHOW] and the external keyboard, if connected) by means of a
keyswitch with removable key. When locked, the condition is displayed on the
panel LCD, the keyswitch LED is illuminated and the LCD dims.
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Fourteen macro panel keys, [P1] to [P14] (510i), or touch screen keys (310),
when operated with, and without the [SHIFT] key depressed, will apply one of
twenty eight preset macro conditions The [USER] key/touch screen key is mapped
to macro 998.
The [CLR] key is used to clear the last command.
Macro Display
510i
SHIFT DISPLAY
SHIFT
DISPLAY
310
The LCD Macro Menu enables viewing and playback of sequences of commands
previously recorded using a series 500 or 300 console (refer to Recording and
Using Macros - Section 9). Up to eight macros can be displayed at one time on
the LCD display, the currently selected macro identified with the marker > after
the macro number. Pressing [SHIFT] [DISPLAY] from any other display will show
the LCD Macro Display.
Individual macros can be selected from the Macro Display and run using the
softkeys, as follows:
LAST
Selects the previous macro in the macro list.
NEXT
Selects the next macro in the macro list.
MACRO
-100
Subtracts 100 from the current macro (if applicable) and displays as the
current macro.
MACRO
+100
Adds 100 to the current macro and displays as the current macro
(if applicable)
FIRST
MACRO
Selects the first macro as current.
Runs the currently selected macro.
RUN
While the [SHIFT] key is depressed, an alternative set of LCD softkeys is
displayed, as follows:
LAST 8
Displays the previous eight macros.
NEXT 8
Displays the next eight macros.
P1
SHIFT
SHIFT
P1
P1
to
P1
to
to
SHIFT
to
USER
P14
P14
P14
SHIFT
510i
310
510i
P14
Note: Pressing [P1] to [P14] selects and runs macros 951 to 964 respectively.
Pressing [SHIFT] [P1] to [SHIFT] [P14] selects SP1 to SP14 and runs macros
971 to 984 respectively. All 28 macros can be selected and run from the macro
display as described above. Pressing the [USER] key on the panel runs macro
998. Pressing the [STOP SHOW] key runs macro 997.
310
STOP
SHOW
Submaster Display
The Submaster Menu enables viewing and playback of submasters previously
recorded using a series 500 or 300 console. (Refer to Recording Submasters Section 6).
The display shows eight submasters at a time from the currently selected
submaster page and displays the submaster number, level, text and associated
macro against each submaster. The currently selected submaster is identified
by a > marker after the submaster number.
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Using the LCD softkeys, you can scan through the pages of submasters, select a
submaster from the displayed page and increment, decrement or bump the
submaster, as follows:
LAST
Moves the > marker to the previous submaster on the page.
NEXT
Moves the > marker to the next submaster on the page.
PAGE +
Increments the submaster pages, e.g., 1>2>3>4>etc.
DOWN %
Decrements or increments the level of the currently selected submaster
by % level set in the Up Down % field of the User Setup Screen
(default = 5%)
BUMP
SUB
Bumps the currently selected submaster.
While the [SHIFT] key is depressed, an alternative set of softkeys is available, as
shown.
LAST 8
Displays the previous eight submasters on the selected page.
NEXT 8
Displays the next eight submasters on the selected page.
PAGE -
Decrements the sub pages, e.g., 6>5>4>3>2>1>6, etc.
TO 0%
Sets the level of the currently selected submaster to 0%.
Sets the level of the currently selected submaster to 100%
TO 100%
Disk Browse Menu
The LCD Disk Browse Menu lets you browse through the list of shows stored
either on the internal disk or floppy disk, load a show for playback, or copy a show
between disks and/or directories, or to and from a file server.
This display is also used in conjunction with the floppy disk drive, to load new
operating software.
Loading a Show
NEXT
LAST
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To load a show from floppy disk or internal disk, use the {LAST} and {NEXT}
softkeys to position the > marker alongside the floppy disk field (A:), or the
internal drive field (C:) and press the {SELECT} softkey until the required
directory is displayed.
SELECT
SHIFT
510i
SHIFT
310
NEXT 4
The show files on the disk browser are identified by their show name, date and
time of recording.
LAST 4
SELECT
Copying a Show
COPY
SHOW
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The drive and directory is shown on the top line of the display and the shows
contained in the selected drive/directory are listed below. To load a show from the
show list, use the {LAST} or {NEXT} softkeys to position the > marker to the
required show and press the {SELECT} softkey. A show load prompt and confirm
message will appear. Pressing {SELECT} again will load the show.
When browsing a long list of shows, you can hold down the {SHIFT} key and use
the {LAST 4} or {NEXT 4} softkeys to display shows 4 at a time.
To copy a show, firstly move the > marker, as described above using the {NEXT}
{LAST} and {SELECT} softkeys. When the marker is on the show to be copied,
press the {COPY SHOW} softkey. The menu title will change to Copy Menu. The
copy function is active while this menu is displayed. In response to a prompt
message, use the {NEXT}, {LAST} and {SELECT} softkeys to select the
destination disk and directory. The destination path is shown on the LCD display.
If the path displayed is correct, press the {COPY SHOW} softkey again to copy
the show to the desired destination. Pressing the [CLR] key at any time during
the copy process will return to the LCD Disk Browse Display .
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Loading Operating Software
SOFT
LOAD
Time Code Events Display
EXT
CLOCK
DISPLAY
510i
DISPLAY
310
or
INT
CLOCK
To load new operating software, insert the floppy disk in the disk drive and press
the {SOFT LOAD} softkey. A software load prompt and confirm message is
displayed. Pressing the {SOFT LOAD} softkey again will load the operating
software from the floppy disk. (refer to Installation & Registration of Software at
the back of this manual.
The Show Controller is designed to operate in conjunction with an externally
applied SMPTE time code, however, in the absence of a SMPTE time code, you
can enable an internal clock to control the show events. When the external SMPTE
clock is selected and running, the internal SMPTE clock is synchronised to it.
The LCD Events Menu is displayed by pressing the {DISPLAY} key. This display
lets you select the source of timing of show events and displays each event and
programmed event time in sequence as the light show progresses. A < marker
indicates the next event to trigger, and a * marker indicates the last event
triggered.
Select the {EXT CLK} softkey to apply an external SMPTE time code input via
the 3-pin Audio XLR connector.
Select the {INT CLK} softkey to apply the internal time code clock.
The status of the timing source and SMPTE time is displayed on the LCD
(EXTERNAL, OVERRIDE (internal clock taken over), NO CLOCK (external clock
absent), INTERNAL or PAUSE.
Note: The Source field in the Show Setup Screen must be set to SMPTE and the
Frame Rate and SMPTE Net Node must be set correctly before you can use the
external clock. You can also set the clock override status in the Clock Override
field in the Show Setup Screen.
Time Format
Please refer to Timecode Format in Timecode Events Section.
Setting/Resetting the
Internal Clock
Please refer to Setting/Resetting the Internal Clock in Timecode Events Section
(Section 13).
Manually Stepping Light
Show events
Please refer to Manually Stepping Light Show Events in Timecode Events
Section (Section 13)
Cues and X Playbacks
Display
The layout and content of the Cues and X Playbacks LCD Display is determined
by the options selected in the User Setup Screen and the individual cue levels
and properties attributed to each cue when first recorded.
The Show Controller is designed as a show playback unit and does not provide
direct editing facilities for cues without the aid of an external video display and
keyboard, or remote control.
The Cues and X Playbacks display is intended to provide you with the facility to
view the cue list, to select and load individual cues and to run the cue, or cue
sequence on demand.
The display shows the cue list for Playback X1 or X2. A > marker, shown to the
left of the cue number identifies the current cue. The percentage completion of
the last run cue is also displayed. The next cue to run is indicated with a <
marker after the cue number. The last cue is identified with a * marker.
The softkeys on the Cues and X Playbacks display allows you to select and run
cues , as follows:
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Note: Pressing the [SHIFT] key will toggle between X1 playback and X2
Playback (if a dual playback mode is selected in the Show Setup Screen). All key
actions apply to the playback displayed on the LCD, i.e., X1 or X2.
LAST
Selects the previous cue on the displayed cue sheet as the current cue.
NEXT
Selects the next cue on the displayed cue sheet as the current cue.
LOAD
Loads a selected cue into the X playback and resets any loops to their
original loop count. This action has ne effect on the output until you press
the {GO} softkey.
STOP
BACK
Press once to stop the current cue. Press again to move to the previous
cue.
GOTO
CUE 0
Selects cue 0 (blackout)
GO
Runs the current cue.
Backup Display
DISPLAY
510i
DISPLAY
310
This display is applicable when the Show Controller is used to provide tracking
backup to a 500 or 300 series control console using an Ethernet network. (Refer
to Tracking Backup section - Section 15).
Press the [DISPLAY] key until the Backup Menu is displayed.
The Backup Menu displays the following network information.
Networker Options:
Mode (Backup):
This Node:
Main Node:
Status Options:
On or Off
As specified by 220node.cfg
Net Name, Node Address
Net Name, Node Address or, if Node = Main,
Backup Node: Net Name, Node Address
As current network status.
For further information on backup commands, refer to Tracking Backup section Section 15.
LCD Panel Setup
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DISPLAY
510i
DISPLAY
310
Press the [DISPLAY] key until the Setup Menu is displayed. This display shows
the software version number, the software applications loaded and the number
of submasters detected. The display also shows the brightness and contrast
settings for the LCD backlight.
The following softkeys are displayed:
CONTR
DOWN
Decreases the LCD contrast.
CONTR
UP
Increases the LCD contrast.
BACKLT
DOWN
Decreases the LCD backlight brightness.
BACKLT
UP
Increases the LCD backlight brightness.
Displays warning/confirm message. Press {SHUTDOWN} to shut down
the system or the [CLR] key to cancel.
SHUTDOWN
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CLR
510i
CLR
310
Text that would be displayed on the error line of a 500 or 300 series video
monitor is displayed on the LCD display. Pressing the [CLR] key cancels the
error message.
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Submaster Macro Inputs
Forty-eight submaster macro inputs are provided via four 25-pin female D type
sockets an the back of the 510i , twenty four via two sockets on the 310 Panel.
These outputs provide simple On/Off logic switching and are designed to act
functionally as individual submaster bump buttons. Each input can be used to
trigger a macro or an effect.
To use these inputs to trigger macros, their corresponding submasters must
either have bump mode set to macro (recommended), or have an external
submaster assigned.
For pin connections, refer to the Console Connectors section of the Operator’s
Manual or On-Screen Help.
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Tracking Backup/Remote Consoles
Tracking Backup allows 2 consoles, or a console and 510i, or 310 Show
Controller, or console and PC running identical configurations of GeniusPro or
Lightpalette to work together as main and backup consoles/PCs for added
security of operation.
‘Identical configurations’ means that main and backup should be registered with
the same applications and number of channels. If the backup is a PC, this
requires that it should have a serial numbered dongle (available since version 2.0
software) which enables the PC to be registered with a password just like a
console.
It is recommended that a main console should be backed up by either another
console of the same type, or a 510i, or 310 Show Controller, or by a PC, although
other combinations are possible.
The compact nature of the 510i and 310 and the comprehensive user interface
makes it a highly effective backup unit to a main console. (Refer to 510i and
310Show Controller /Backup section - Section 14).
If the number of submasters on the backup does not match the main, e.g., if the
main is a 550i and the backup is a 520i, create the file USERINIT.BAT within DOS
in the backup console’s C:\220OS directory using the DOS edit program. To
create the file, type USERINIT.BAT and enter set 220NUMSUMS=xx, where xx is
the number of submasters in the main console.
Backup commands
Unless otherwise noted, backup commands are available only if both main and
backup are powered up with the state ‘Main Active No Sync’. displayed. Backup
commands are accessed by pressing <MORE> {BACKUP CMDS}.
{M GIVE SYNC}, Main Give Sync, transfers the current show to the backup
console/PC and enables main console output.
{M TAKE SYNC}, Main Take Sync, transfers the current show from the backup
console/PC and enables main console output.
{M GIVE CTRL}, Main Give Control, disables main console output and enables
backup console/PC output.
{M TAKE CTRL}, Main take Control, enables main console output and disables
backup console/PC output.
{BREAK SYNC} Breaks the tracking connection between the main console and
backup console/PC, and leaves the currently active outputs unchanged. This is
necessary in order to shut down either console.
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{RESET DESK} Resets many console parameters to power-up defaults. It is run
automatically at the end of the Give/Take Sync commands, but is available
manually here.
[SHIFT] {M GIVE SYNC} Connects main and backup without transferring show
data.
[SHIFT] {M TAKE SYNC} Connects main and backup without transferring show
data. Only available in the Backup Active No Sync state (when the backup has
taken control automatically, and the main has now restarted).
For more detail on backup handshaking between the main and backup units,
please see the Operator’s Manual or On-Screen Help
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Normally the backup console controls are active when in sync. Commands
entered on the backup are echoed back to the main so both consoles stay in
sync.
Console lock
To prevent the controls on the backup console being accidentally pressed they
can be locked out by pressing the keys [SHIFT] [HELP] together. Use [SHIFT]
[HELP] again to toggle the console lock off. This lock works on all consoles.
Remote consoles
Remote Console/PC allows one main and several remote consoles to work
together on the same show file at the same time. The main and remote need not
have the same configuration of software or hardware. Each console/PC user has
their own command line and screen but shares the same show (cues, groups,
effects, etc.). To configure main and remote consoles, refer to the On-Line Help
At main or remote consoles, you can view the current display of the other
console by pressing [SHIFT] <MORE> together. To return to your local display,
press [SHIFT] <MORE> again.
Using remote console
submasters
A 500 Series console, or a 510i Show Controller can be used as a main console
with 500 or 300 series desks used as remote consoles.
When a remote console logs in, its submaster faders control the same submasters
as the faders on the main console. For a fader to take control of a submaster, it
must be moved to match the position of the fader on the other console which
currently controls the submaster.
The faders on a remote console can also be used to control submasters 25 - 48
on a 510i/520/530 main console. To do this, add the line
set 220numsubs=54
in the file USERINIT.BAT on the main, and set the Submaster Layout setup field
to “25-36 & 37-48” on the remote console. If the USERINIT>BAT file does not
exist you will need to create it as previously described.
Off-Line Editor and PC
Software
GeniusPro and Lightpalette Off-line Editor and PC Software provide full
emulation of the console Operating Software on an a standard PC.
The Off-Line Editor lets you read and write show files, generate printouts, edit
cues, groups, patch, effects and submasters, and preview all recorded show
elements on screen.
PC Software lets you link to your Ethernet network using supplied Network Card
and the Networker Tracking Backup facility, in conjunction with an SN series
node to connect a PC as a backup unit to the main console. See the Operator’s
Manual or On-Line Help for more details.
Templates are provided at the back of this manual to simulate the operation of
500 series and 300 series consoles using a standard PC keyboard in conjunction
with the PC software or with the console software.
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Report Displays
The report displays, available using the <REPORT> key provide status reports
on individual outputs, channels and cues and information on the console and
network configuration. The report displays also include a number of system
diagnostic displays, primarily designed for use by service engineers.
Output, Channel and Cue
Status Reporting
Individual summary reports are provided for each console output, channel and
recorded cue. View the reports as shown.
7
REPORT
DIMMER
6
REPORT
Displays the summary report for output 6 (All Modes)
CUE
5
REPORT
Displays the summary report for cue 5 (All Modes)
Displays the summary report for channel 7 (All Modes)
System Report
REPORT
Dimmer Log
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Pressing <REPORT> shows the System Report. This report has four windows.
The System Status window shows the number of cue parts, groups, effect steps,
macros, profiles, events and print jobs currently being handled. The Ports/
Panels Detected window shows number of DMX, AUX, VGA and D54/AMX ports
detected, together with the number of submasters, faders and channel controls
detected by the system. The Network Configuration window shows the Node
Name, Node Type, Node Address, and the Sub-Net Mask and File Server
Address for the console. The Configuration window displays the Security Number,
the Operating Software Version Number, the number of channels, and the
application software installed.
Refer to Console Reporter section
Diagnostic Displays
A number of diagnostic displays are available when you select the {DIAG} softkey,
as follows:
Status Log
The Status Log is displayed when the {STATUS LOG} softkey is pressed. The
contents of this display and the associated softkeys are designed for use by a
technician. To print the Status Log, press <ARCHIVE> {PRINT} {PRINT LOG}
Network Diagnostics
The Network Diagnostic screen is displayed when you press the {NET DIAG}
softkey. For information on the contents of the Network Diagnostic display, refer
to the On-Line Help.
Internal Diagnostics
The Internal Diagnostic screen is displayed when you press the {INT DIAG}
softkey. The contents of this display and the associated softkeys are designed
for use by a technician.
Setup
There are three Setup Screens used to set up the user functions, show
characteristics and console output, network, communication and external
submaster details.
Selecting the Setup
Screens
Changing Setup Screen
Values
SETUP
REPORT ADV
SETUP
SHOW
SETUP
REPORT ADV
SETUP
CONSOL
SETUP
You can select the User Setup Screen by pressing the <SETUP> key.
All three Setup Screens can be selected via softkeys by pressing the {ADV SETUP}
softkey when the <REPORT> key has been pressed.
Use the trackball, or the cursor keys on the PC keyboard to move between fields.
Change values by using [+] and [-] or the level wheel, or by typing in numbers
where appropriate. Choices available for the currently selected field appear at
the bottom of the display, with the currently selected choice highlighted as white
on a red background. To clear a number, or character from a field, press the
[CLR] key.
When a field is selected, you can apply the default value for the field by pressing
the {DEFLT} softkey. The default value in some fields is dependent on the setting
of the GENIUSPRO/PALETTE field in the Console Window of the User Setup
Screen.
To move the highlight to the first field (top left), press [*]
Note: On 300 Consoles, you can press [SHIFT] [0] to enter cursor lock mode and
use the cursor keys to highlight the fields.
.
Pressing the {BACK} softkey, when you have selected the User Setup Screen
using the <SETUP> key, will return to the previously displayed screen. Pressing
{BACK} when you have selected a Setup Screen after pressing <REPORT>, will
return to the System Report Screen.
User Setup Screen
The User Setup Screen determines the way that the console operates and
displays information.
Show Setup Screen
The Show Setup Screen lets you control how values relating to show control
(such as cue tracking and channel partitioning) are handled.
Console Setup Screen
The Console Setup Screen lets you control how the console communicates with
other devices to which it is connected.
Further Information
For detailed information concerning the individual fields in each of the three Setup
Screens, refer to the console On-Screen Help or Operator’s Manual.
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The Archive Screen
The Archive Screen is displayed when the <ARCHIVE> key is pressed. The screen
provides the facilities to carry out all operations involving the console internal
disk, floppy disk and external printer, including loading, copying, saving, deleting,
backing up, restoring, clearing and printing shows, or parts of shows. In the
Archive Screen, you can load operating and application software, save shows to,
and load shows from floppy disk.
The Archive Selection
Window
Each of the Archive Displays has an Archive Selection Window, which controls
the parts of the show that are loaded, printed, cleared, etc.
To select a field, use the trackball to move the red cursor to the field and use the
level wheel, or the [+], or [-] keys to enable it (put a tick mark next to it) or disable
it (clear the tick mark). Type the desired numbers in the FIRST, LAST, and NUMBER
FROM fields.
ARCHIVE
The Show List Window
BROWSE
FILES
Disk Operations
Naming a Show
The show list appears at the bottom of the Archive display. To move the highlight
to the show list, press {BROWSE FILES}. Use the trackball to scan through the
list of show files held in the current directory. If a show is currently loaded, its file
name is shown at the bottom of the show list window, under the heading of
‘Current Show (Show to Save)’. As you scan through the list of shows, the
highlighted show name appears at the bottom of the show list window, under the
heading of ‘Show to Load/Copy/Delete/Restore’.
Before you save a show, you should name it so that you can identify it when you
need to load it back into the console.
Ensure that the required disk (internal or floppy) is highlighted in red and that the
correct directory is shown to the right of the highlighted disk. If you require to
change directories or create a new directory, refer to Selecting a Drive or
Directory before naming the show.
TEXT
Show Name
*
Selecting a Drive and
Directory
BROWSE
FILES
Creating a Local Disk
Directory
Type [TEXT] show name [*] entering the show name from the external keyboard.
To clear a name, type [TEXT] [*]. Once you have named the show, you can then
save it to local disk or floppy disk.
When you save a show it is saved in the current drive and directory. All data,
including the setup, is saved. To save a show in a different directory, or drive,
press {BROWSE FILES}, then use the trackball to highlight a drive or directory.
To change to the parent directory of the current directory, highlight [..]. Press [*] to
select the drive or directory. The drive is displayed in yellow on a red background
and the directory is shown alongside.
You can create a sub-directory within the current directory by using the
{MAKE DIR} softkey. You may want to do this to help organize your show
database and save similar shows in separate directories.
If you want to create a sub-directory in a directory other than the current directory,
change to the desired directory as described above.
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DIR
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1. Press the {MAKE DIR} softkey.
2. Type the new directory name from the external keyboard. The directory name
can use up to 8 alphanumeric characters and _ (underscore), e.g., show_12
(Do not use spaces, dots or the following characters (* ? - \ /)
3. Press ENTER on the keyboard. You will be asked to confirm this action.
4. Press ENTER on the keyboard to create the new directory or [CLR] or
[UNDO] to cancel the operation.
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Saving a Show
SAVE
SHOW
ARCHIVE
SAVE
SHOW
Loading All or Part of a
Show
BROWSE
FILES
*
When you save a show, all data, including the setup is saved. You do not have to
tick fields in the Archive Selection window. To save the named current show to the
current drive and directory, press {SAVE SHOW} {SAVE SHOW}. Once you have
established the show name, drive and directory for saving, you should save your
show frequently, especially if you are creating or editing a show.
You can load a show from floppy disk, or from the console hard disk. When you
are loading a show, you must first select the parts of the show that you wish to
load.
1. If you want to load the whole show, check the Whole Show field in the
Archive Selection window using the [+] key.
2. If you want to load only part of the show use [-] to remove the check mark
from the Whole Show field, then use the trackball to highlight
each item you want to load and use the [+] key to turn its select field on.
3. Type the desired numbers in the FIRST, LAST and NUMBERS FROM fields.
4. Press {BROWSE FILES} to get to the Show List window.
5. Use the trackball to highlight the show.
6. Press [*] to load the show
7. Press [*] again to confirm, or [CLR] or [UNDO] to cancel the operation.
Note: If you do not change the current drive and directory, you can use
<ARCHIVE> {SAVE SHOW}{SAVE SHOW} to periodically save the show.
Note: Shows that have been saved using a previous software version can be
loaded successfully, however, show files created using a later version of software
may not load correctly if you are running an older software version.
Restoring or Deleting a
Backup Copy of the Show
Each time you save the show to the local disk it makes a backup copy of the
existing show on disk. You can restore, or delete a particular backup copy of a
show as follows:
1. If you want to restore a copy of the whole show, check the Whole Show
field in the Archive Selection window.
2. If you don’t want to restore the whole show, use [-] to turn the WHOLE
SHOW field off. Then use the trackball to highlight each item you want to
load and use [+] to turn its SELECT field on. Type the desired numbers in
the FIRST, LAST, and NUMBER FROM fields.
Note: You cannot delete part of a show.
BROWSE
FILES
BACKUP
VIEW
LOAD
BACKUP
or
DELETE
Copying a Show
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3. Press {BROWSE FILES} to get to the Show List window.
4. Switch to the drive and directory containing the show you want to restore, or
delete, as described under Selecting a Drive and Directory .
5. Use the trackball to highlight the show name.
6. Press {BACKUP VIEW} to see a list of backup copies for the selected
show.
7. Use the trackball to highlight the backup version you want to load or delete.
8. Press {LOAD BACKUP} to restore the show, or {DELETE} to delete
the backup version. You will be asked to confirm this action.
9. Press {LOAD BACKUP} again to load the backup or {DELETE} again to
delete the backup copy, or [CLR] or [UNDO] to cancel the operation.
10. The selected backup copy of the show will be loaded/deleted.
Depending on the size of the show, restoring the show may take some
time.
You can copy a show from any drive or directory to any other drive or directory.
This feature lets you copy files directly between two locations without the need to
load them as the current show.
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1. Switch to the drive and directory containing the show you want to copy as
described under Selecting a Drive and Directory.
2. Use the trackball to highlight the show.
3. Press {COPY SHOW} to request the copy. You will be asked to select a
destination directory.
4. Select the destination drive and directory
5. Ensure that the name of the target disk and directory is displayed
alongside the highlighted field LOCAL DISK or FLOPPY DISK.
6. Press {COPY SHOW} You will be asked to confirm this action. Press
{COPY SHOW} again to copy the show to the selected directory or
[CLR] or [UNDO] to cancel the operation.
COPY
SHOW
Deleting a Show
REPORT
REPORT
DELETE
DELETE
You can delete a show by using the {DELETE} softkey. This deletes the show and
all of its backups. You may wish to copy the show to a floppy disk before you
delete it from the local disk.
1. Switch to the drive and directory containing the show you want to delete,
as described under Selecting a Drive and Directory.
2. Use the trackball to highlight the show.
3. Press {DELETE} to delete the show. You will be asked to confirm this
action.
4. Press {DELETE} to delete the show or [CLR] or [UNDO] to cancel the
operation.
Note: Before the show is deleted, it is copied to .bk0. The show, and all other
backups are then deleted. This allows the show to be easily recovered in case of
accidental show deletion.
Delete a Directory
DELETE
DELETE
You can delete a directory by using the {DELETE} softkey. The directory must be
empty before you can delete it.
1. Switch to the directory you want to delete and make sure all shows, and
backups in it are deleted. You may wish to copy the shows to floppy disk
before deleting them.
2. Switch to the parent directory of the directory you want to delete, as
described under Selecting a Drive and Directory.
3. Use the trackball, to highlight the directory you want to delete.
4. Press {DELETE} to request the delete. You will be asked to confirm this
action.
5. Press {DELETE} to delete the directory or [CLR] or [UNDO] to cancel the
operation.
Note: If a message is displayed saying that the directory is not empty, there may
be backup copies of the show that have not been deleted. Refer to Restoring or
Deleting a Backup Copy of the Show to delete all backup copies, then reselect
the directory and press {DELETE} {DELETE}
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FORMAT
FLOPPY
Before using a floppy disk, it must be formatted. To save time you can use
preformatted floppy disks compatible with PC/MS-DOS. If you need to format
your own floppy disks, follow the procedure below, which formats a 1.44Mb disk.
This procedure will erase any data already on the floppy disk.
1. Insert the floppy disk.
2. Press {FORMAT FLOPPY}. You will be asked to confirm this action.
3. Press {FORMAT FLOPPY} to start the format operation or [CLR] or [UNDO]
to cancel the operation.
A progress indicator appears while the console is formatting the disk.
Note: Console DMX output and network output stops during formatting.
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Write Protecting a Floppy
Disk
After saving, the floppy disk can be write protected by moving the write protect tab
so that the hole is open. This stops it being accidentally formatted or overwritten
by another save.
Software Operations
Software operations, including upgrading operating software, adding additional
channels, entering and saving your password, are described in the section
entitled Installation and Registration of Software at the rear of this manual.
Print Operations
Press <ARCHIVE> {PRINT} to show the Archive Print Screen. This display lets
you configure your printer and print show information. Although you can use the
Print Screen macro [SHIFT] [P1] to print the current contents of all screens (1
screen per page), the archive print functions are provided for printing whole cues
and shows.
PRINT
PRINT
SHOW
DIMMER
LOG
STATUS
LOG
NOTES
The Print LCD Menu provides the following print options available by means of
softkeys. {PRINT SHOW}, {DIMMER LOG}, {STATUS LOG} and {NOTES}. You
can also stop printing using the {STOP} softkey, or return to the Archive Screen
using the {BACK} softkey.
Before you undertake any print operation, ensure that the printer setup fields are
set correctly for your printer by highlighting the field using the trackball and
setting the field to the correct value using the level wheel or [+] or [-] keys.
Printing All or Part of a Show
PRINT
SHOW
Before selecting {PRINT SHOW}, you must select the parts of the show that you
want to print in the Archive Selection window and the print options in the Print
Options Setup window, using the trackball, to highlight the field and the [+] or [-]
keys to place or remove the tick mark from the field.
1. If you want to print the whole show, check the Whole Show field in the
Archive Selection window using the [+] key.
2. If you want to print only part of the show use [-] to remove the check mark
from the Whole Show field, then use the trackball, to highlight each item you
want to print and use the [+] key to turn its select field on.
3. Type the desired numbers in the FIRST and LAST fields.
4. Press {PRINT SHOW} to print your selection.
Printing the Dimmer Log
Pressing {DIMMER LOG} softkey will print the contents of the Dimmer Log (refer
to Console Reporter section, Section 19).
DIMMER
LOG
Printing the Status Log
STATUS
LOG
Printing Notes Pages
Clear Operations
CLEAR
Pressing {STATUS LOG} softkey will print the contents of the Status Log (refer to
Report Displays section, Section 16).
You can print the current contents of the Notes Pages using the {NOTES} softkey.
The current contents of the notes pages is the last file displayed. To check the
current contents of the Notes Pages, press <MORE> {NOTES DISP}
Press <ARCHIVE> {CLEAR} to display the Clear Screen.
Note: You cannot undo a clear operation. If the show needs to be used again,
make sure that it is saved onto disk or floppy disk before clearing.
From the Archive Selection window, select the parts of the show to clear, or select
Whole Show. To fully reset the console and recreate all working files on the disk,
select Whole Show, ATC Pages and Setup. Use the trackball to move the red
highlight to the appropriate field and [+] or [-] to turn its select field On or Off. Type
the desired numbers in the FIRST and LAST fields. Press {CLEAR} to clear the
selection and {CLEAR} again to confirm, or {BACK} to cancel the operation. This
operation may take a few minutes.
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Console Reporter
Console Reporter is used to monitor and report temperature, system status and
load information for up to 99 Strand fault-reporting dimmer racks, e.g., EC90SV/
CD80SV, connected to the console AUX or COM ports, or using SN series nodes
on the Shownet network. This facility allows the user to know the status of all
lamps on a rig and to record rack-based backup scenes simply and easily.
Setting Up the Rack
Configuration
The configuration of each dimmer rack is set up in a file called 220RACK.CFG.
This file can be viewed and edited using the console Notes Editor.
Before editing the file, you should read the information in the Reporter Rack
Configuration file. It contains important information concerning setting up and
editing the rack configuration file.
At start up, Reporter will automatically interrogate all configured racks to
determine the mapping between rack and dimmer id to console output, which is
used in all subsequent analysis of dimmer faults.
Dimmer Fault Reporting
Set the Reporter field in the Communications window of the Console Setup Screen
to ON using the [+] or [-] keys.
Note: Reporter may be used in conjunction with Networker software by setting
the Networker field in the Networker window to ON.
If one or more faults occur in a patched dimmer, a one or two line message will be
displayed on all screens, as shown in the example below.
Fault on Output 1234: Load Error, 200W, expected 500W
In addition, in order to draw the user’s attention to the fault condition, the word
Dimmer! is displayed in red at the top of the Status Screen.
The error message is removed from the current display on the next key press,
however the Dimmer! warning remains on the Status Screen until the Dimmer
Log is viewed
When one or more faults exist, the channel number(s) to which the faulty dimmer
is patched is highlighted in red.
The Dimmer Log
In order to view the Dimmer Log screen press <REPORT> {DIMMER LOG}. This
screen comprises a scrolling display showing a maximum of 200 date-stamped
fault reports in chronological order. The log is automatically updated when a new
fault occurs. The log shows the date and time that the fault occurred, the rack and
dimmer number and a description of the fault.
The lower portion of the screen shows a map of all configured racks (max 99),
color-coded as follows to show their status:
Green: On-Line
Red:
Fault on rack, or on one, or more of its dimmers.
Grey:
Off-Line
(blank): Not configured
Yellow: Console is trying to find rack.
Flashing: At least one of the dimmers in the rack is Load Learning.
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The following softkeys on the Dimmer Log screen have the functions shown.
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CLEAR
CLEAR
CLEAR
*
RESYNC
RESYNC
RESYNC
Clears all logged faults from Dimmer Log (Direct Action Modes)
Clears all logged faults from Dimmer Log (Command Line Modes)
Re-synchronises dimmer log to current rack status (Direct Action Mode)
Re-synchronises dimmer log to current rack status (Command Line Mode)
*
LEARN
LOAD
RACK
2
*
Learns load on Rack 2 (All Modes)
LEARN
LOAD
DIMMER
5
*
Learns Load on Dimmer 5 (All Modes)
LEARN
LOAD
DIMMER
AT
CHAN
9
*
Fault Report Filtering
Learns load on all dimmers on channel 9 (All Modes)
You can filter out particular fault conditions, such that Reporter will ignore the
filtered fault for the output(s) specified. By default all dimmer faults are reported.
You can filter out fault reporting using the [DIMMER] key to display the Dimmer
Softkey Menu and the {FILTER} softkey to display the Dimmer Filter Softkey Menu.
Using the softkeys as part of a command, enables you to filter out specific fault
conditions for an output or range of outputs. The following filter softkeys are
available.
{HIGH DC} {OVERLOAD} {OVERHEAT} {OUTPUT ERROR} {LOAD LIMIT}
{TRIP}
DIMMER
6
FILTER
DIMMER
1
THRU
HIGH
DC
DIMMER
OVERHEAT
6
OUTPUT
ERROR
5
*
FILTER
Filters out any high DC fault, and overheat reports for outputs 1 to 5
(All Modes)
*
SHIFT
Filters out any output fault reports for output 6 (All Modes)
*
FILTER
Inhibits all fault reporting for output 6 (All Modes)
You can remove all filters from an output, or range of outputs, such that all faults
are reported as shown
DIMMER
6
FILTER
Removes all filters from output 6 (All Modes)
*
Alternatively, you can remove some of the filters from an output, while retaining
others, by using the [-] key, as shown.
DIMMER
6
FILTER
-
LOAD
LIMIT
*
REPORT DIMMER
LOG
OUTPUT
FILT
Recording a Dimmer
Backup Scene
Removes the load limit filter from output 6 (All Modes)
Pressing <REPORT> {DIMMER LOG} {OUTPUT FILT} shows the Output Filter
screen. This screen shows a list of fault types that have been filtered out for
particular outputs. The output numbers are listed down the left-hand column and
filtered out faults for each output are indicated by a yellow tick under the
particular fault type.
This Reporter feature enables a backup scene to be recorded. In the event of a
major failure, the dimmer backup scene can then be set manually from the
dimmer rack. Up to 99 different backup scenes can be recorded. The following
examples show how to set a backup scene for a dimmer rack.
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DIMMER BACKUP
8
RECORD DIMMER BACKUP
Records dimmer backup scene 8 for all racks (Direct Action Modes)
RECORD
8
Records dimmer backup scene 8 for all racks (Command Line Mode)
*
You can incorporate a fade time within a backup command, as shown.
DIMMER BACKUP
8
RECORD DIMMER BACKUP
TIME
5
RECORD
Records dimmer backup scene 8 and sets a fade time of 5 seconds
(Direct Action Modes)
8
TIME
5
Records dimmer backup scene 8 and sets a fade time of 5 seconds
(Command Line Modes)
*
GOTO DIMMER
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BACKUP
8
*
Instructs all dimmer racks to fade the backup scene 8 in the recorded fade
time (All Modes)
Advanced Features
The following advanced features are described in detail in the Operator’s Manual
and in the On-Screen Help.
Additional Networker
Features
Apart from Tracking Backup and Remote Consoles, described in Section 15,
Networker also provides the following advanced features:Pressing <MORE> display key and the {NOTES DISP}{LOAD FILES}
{CONF FILES} and {NET CONFIG} softkeys allows you to edit the network
configuration file 220node.cfg on the console to change many aspects of the
network operation. The 220node.cfg file is also present on all nodes, consoles
and PCs
Remote Video: - Distributes console video information over the network to SN
network nodes. Remote Video is set up in the Network window of the Console
Setup Screen.
Remote DMX: - Distributes DMX data over the network to SN network nodes. The
network DMX ports are set up in the Network window of the Console Setup Screen.
Remote Handhelds: - Uses remote port on SN100 and SN102 network nodes to
connect handheld remotes. Remote handhelds are set up in the
Communications window of the Console Setup Screen. Handheld remotes may
be one of the following:
Designer’s Remote
R120 Wired Remote
R130 Wired Remote
R120 Radio Remote
R130 Radio Remote
Remote Faders: - Uses analogue port on SN100 and SN102 network nodes to
connect remote faders or to use the faders fitted to the SN100.
Remote MIDI: - Use MIDI ports on SN100 and SN102 to extend the range of your
MIDI connections.
Remote Macro Tablet: Uses remote COM port on SN100 and SN102 network
nodes to connect a Macro Tablet. The Node and COM port are set up in the
Console window of the User Setup Screen.
Remote Mouse: Uses remote COM port on SN100 and SN102 network nodes to
connect a mouse. The node and COM port are set up in the Console window of
the User Setup Screen.
Remote Printer: Uses remote printer port on SN100 and SN102 network nodes to
connect a printer. The Net Node and printer port are set up in the Printer Setup
window of the Print Screen, which is accessed by pressing <ARCHIVE> {PRINT}
File Server Functions
The file server provides a central place on the ShowNet network to store show
files, user login configuration files, Networker configuration files and archive
copies of operating software. You can use any console or PC on the network as
the file server, although many people use a PC (DOS, Win95 or NT) which can be
fitted with a tape drive or other backup device for added security.
Controlling user access to the file server is another issue in some sites, and using
a PC running NT means that the security features of NT can be used to prevent
unauthorised users from making unwanted changes to the file server. The
optional Server software also provides user login facilities.
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Shownet Functions
ShowNet configuration software runs on a PC running Windows NT or 95 and
compatible network software. ShowNet manages the patching of DMX
information across a ShowNet network between SN series nodes and/or 300 or
500 series consoles running Networker software. Multiple patches can be edited
off-line, stored on the PC hard disk, printed and downloaded to the nodes as
required.
Showport File Conversion
The Showport file conversion tool runs on a PC running Windows NT or 95.
Showport converts show files between ASCII Light Cues, Strand Show Files and
Comma Separated Values.
Channel Patitioning
When channel partitioning is on in the Show Details window of the Show Setup
Screen, only one of the logged in consoles can control each channel in the
system. Channels controlled by each console are determined by groups 998.1
(console channels), 998.2 (console 2 channels), 998.3 (console 3 channels), etc.
These groups are mutually exclusive. Setting a channel in one group removes it
from the other groups.
Playback Patitioning
When playback partitioning is on in the Show Details window of the Show Setup
Screen, channels controlled by each X Playback are determined by groups 999.3
and 999.4. By default, both groups are set to permit control of all channels by
both groups. However, when the Group Screen is selected, the user can set a
channel, or range of channels for either or both groups to 0, such that the
deselected channels are not controlled by the particular X Playback.
Additional Tracker
Features
Apart from the control of moving lights described in Section 3 and Referenced
Groups and Preset Focus, described in Section 8, Tracker provides the following
advanced features:
Auto Move While Dark: Removes the need to record Mark cues and enables
consoles to automatically reposition lights while dark ready for next cue. This
feature is set up in the Show Details window of the Show Setup Screen.
Auto Preheat: Allows you to set an automatic preheat fade time and delay for
large luminaires. Preheat is setup in the Show Details window of the Console
Setup Screen.
Attribute Filters: Allows you to set particular functions of a fixture within a
referenced group to the recorded referenced group value. By default, the attribute
filter softkeys are set to Position (F1), Colour (F2), Beam (F3), Focus (F4),
Shutter (F5) and User (F6). Pressing <MORE> display key and the {NOTES
DISP}{LOAD FILES}and {ATC PAGES} softkeys. You can then edit the softkey
assignment as required.
Additional
CommuniquéPro
Features
Apart from DMX IN Channels described in Section 2, SMPTE Time Code Events,
described in Section 13 and External Submasters, described in Section 6,
CommuniquéPro provides the following advanced features:
MIDI Control: Enables show playback from a MIDI show controller. You can also
control the speed of a running effect by controlling the Effect Step Control using
MIDI. The number of timing signals received before the effect steps are advanced
can be adjusted on the effect playback by adjusting the MIDI RATIO supermaster
fader. (Refer to Section 6). MIDI can also be used for tracking backup and slaving
and MIDI notes commands can be used to flash submasters and channels.
Experienced MIDI users can also use MIDI messaging in conjunction with the
control console. All of the above MIDI features are set up in the MIDI window of
the Show Setup Screen.
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MIDI Trigger Macro: A user definable MIDI trigger facility can be programmed to
run a macro when a user specified message of up to three bytes is received. The
MIDI trigger macro is set up in the MIDI window of the Show Setup Screen.
ASCII Remote Control Output: Permits an ASCII string of 24 characters to be
output whenever a selected macro is executed. This feature is set up in the
Communications window of the Console Setup Screen.
ASCII Remote GO Output: Permits a ASCII Go command to be sent to control
other vendors consoles or to control projectors or other AV equipment. This
feature is set up in the Communications window of the Console Setup Screen.
ASCII Remote Control Input: Allows most facilities of the console to be controlled
using a serial, RS232 or RS485, communications protocol. This feature is set up
in the Communications window of the Console Setup Screen.
Audio Input Macro: Enables triggering of a predefined macro number when the
amplitude of the audio input exceeds a preset threshold value. (500 Series
consoles only). This feature is set up in the Communications window of the
Console Setup Screen.
Cue Sheet Macros
Cue Sheet Macros is the general term given to all macros that are not fired by a
macro key, or a direct command from the keypad. You can set up these macros in
the Show Details window of the Show Setup Screen to determine whether the
macros are fired from the Last Handheld Remote, or from the Main Console
Key, Wheel and VGA
Remapping
Enables remapping of the console controls to perform alternative functions.
Coupled with remapping of the console VDUs, provides the facility to create an
additional ‘virtual remote’ console within a single console. Pressing <MORE>
display key and the {NOTES DISP} {LOAD FILES} {CONF FILES} and
{MAP CONFIG} softkeys allows you to edit the configuration file 220map.cfg and
to assign alternative functions to the console keys and controls.
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Installation and Registration of Software
Your new Strand Lighting Control System is software-based to allow you to
upgrade and add capabilities as new, or enhanced programs are introduced.
Some software products include a security registration feature that ensures that
you have received a reliable, supported and legal copy of the software.
New console purchase
Upgrading/Restoring your
Console Software
If you have purchased a new lighting control console, the operating software is
pre-installed and configured so that you can use your system immediately. In
order that we can provide you with an efficient software support service, it is
important that you register the software. Please complete the Software
Registration Form supplied and return it to Strand Lighting. Your completed
registration will also enable us to keep you informed of all the latest advances in
the software you have purchased.
If you are upgrading your console software, please proceed as follows:
1.If you are using SN10X nodes, install the ‘Networker for SN10X’software.
If not, proceed to step 3.
2.Wait for software to install and for the SN10X nodes to initialize.
3.Turn on your console and wait for it to initialize.
4.Insert disk entitled ‘Console Operating Software’and press
<ARCHIVE>{SOFT}{LOAD SOFT}{LOAD}{LOAD}
5.Wait for software to install and for console to initialize.
6.Insert disk entitled ‘Console Networker & Utilities’and press
<ARCHIVE>{SOFT}{LOAD SOFT}{LOAD}{LOAD}
7. Insert disk entitled ‘Console Help Files’and press <ARCHIVE> {SOFT}
{LOAD SOFT}(LOAD}{LOAD)
8.Wait for software to install and for console to initialize.
9.Complete the Software Registration Form and fax it to Strand
For further information, refer to the Readme.txt on the CD
Adding Additional
Channels or Applications
to a Console
Using an Upgrade Disk
1.Turn on your console and wait for it to initialize.
2.Insert upgrade disk and press <ARCHIVE>{SOFT}{LOAD SOFT}
{LOAD}{LOAD}
3.Write the date and the serial number of the console on the disk. This disk
now contains a record of your console’s new configuration and password in
electronic form and should be stored in a safe place.
4. To make a further backup, insert a new formatted disk in the floppy drive and
press <ARCHIVE>{SOFT}{SAVE PASSW}{SAVE}{SAVE} to save the pass
word.
5.Complete the Software Registration Form and return a copy to Strand
Lighting.
Note: Some software products, which include a security device (dongle), do not
require a unique security number, however, the software should be registered to
ensure that details of upgrades are received.
Adding Additional
Channels or Applications
to a Console by Entering a
Password from the
Keypad
1.Complete the Software Registration Form supplied and return it to Strand
Lighting. Your registration will be verified and a password issued to you.
2.Turn on your console and wait for it to initialize.
3.Press <ARCHIVE>{SOFT}{PASSW} and enter your password number with
no spaces or other keys. Press [*]. This process will enable the software
upgrade.
4. Insert a blank formatted disk in the floppy drive and press
<ARCHIVE>{SOFT}{SAVE PASSW}{SAVE}{SAVE}. This process
will save the new password to floppy disk, thereby enabling the
upgraded software to be reinstalled on the console if it becomes necessary.
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5. You can make a further backup of the password, as previously described.
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Software Registration Form
Please complete and fax immediately to the Strand Lighting
International Software Registration Center (see below)
International Fax number
From United Kingdom
From North America
+44 1592 653499
01592 653499
011 44 1592 653499
In case of difficulty, you may fax the registration form to one
of the following country registration centers
North America
Canada
Asia/Pacific
1-800-775-LEKO
1-905-667-6859
+852 2757 1767
or contact your nearest distributor or Strand Lighting office
(refer to front of this Operator’s Guide)
End User or Owner
Installation
(please tick one box only)
End User Workplace
Civic Venue
Professional Theater
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If other, please specify
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If other, please specify
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Zip/Postcode
City
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County/State
Telephone
Zip/Postcode
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Country
Current operating software version
Telephone
(This can be seen on the Report Screen Configuration window)
Fax
Console Series
Application software serial numbers
Enter the title (e.g., Networker, etc.) and the serial number
(if applicable) from each application software disk label.
300 Series
500 Series
Console/dongle security number(if applicable)
Change of Address
Check this box if you are notifying a change
of end user.
Other products
Name
Number
Alt L
Alt Alt G
Alt I
Alt O
Alt J
Alt N
Alt [
Alt ]
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Ctrl F2
Ctrl F3
Ctrl F4
Ctrl F5
Ctrl F6
Ctrl F7
Ctrl F8
Ctrl F9
Ctrl F10
Ctrl F11
Ctrl F12
Alt R
Page Up
Page Down
Space Bar
Other
Time
Wait
Delay
Text
PB
Goto
Hold
Sub Page
Bump Mode
Cycle Subs
Stop/Blackout
Shift (logo)
Show softkeys
Exit Menu
Scroll Displays
Pause Macro
T
W
E
Tab
Alt P
Y
H
K
V
Alt V
B
s
Alt ESC
Ctrl X
ESC
Ctrl P
Display Select
Help
Preview Screens
Sub Screen
Live Screen
Group Screen
Patch Screen
Effect Screen
Archive Screen
User Setup Screen
Macro Screen
Profile Screen
Report Screens
More
Page Up
Page Down
Last Screen
Display Select
Help
Preview Screens
Sub Screen
Live Screen
Group Screen
Patch Screen
Effect Screen
Archive Screen
User Setup Screen
Macro Screen
Profile Screen
Report Screens
More
Page Up
Page Down
Last Screen
Effect Playback
FX Dir
Alt 9
FX Sel
Alt 8
FX Type
Alt 7
FX Time
Alt 6
FX Pause
Alt 5
FX Load
Alt 4
FX Stop
Alt 3
FX Go
Alt 2
FX Step
Alt 1
Step Rate
Alt T
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Rec Time
Rec-Sub
Q Only/Track
Update
Faders/Wheel
Right Wheel
Left Wheel
Grand Master
Fdr X1 In Up
Fdr X1 Out Dn
Fdr X2 In Up
Fdr X2 Out Dn
Time Fdr In
Time Fdr Out
? or Ctrl F1
Ctrl F2
Ctrl F3
Ctrl F4
Ctrl F5
Ctrl F6
Ctrl F7
Ctrl F8
Ctrl F9
Ctrl F10
Ctrl F11
Ctrl F12
Alt R
Page Up
Page Down
Space Bar
Other
Time
Wait
Delay
Text
PB
Goto
Hold
Sub Page
Bump Mode
Cycle Subs
Stop/Blackout
Shift (logo)
Show softkeys
Exit Menu
Scroll Displays
Pause Macro
Go
Load
Stop Back
Cut
P Keys
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
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Ctrl Q
Ctrl W
Ctrl E
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Wheel Down
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FX Dir
Alt 9
FX Sel
Alt 8
FX Type
Alt 7
FX Time
Alt 6
FX Pause
Alt 5
FX Load
Alt 4
FX Stop
Alt 3
FX Go
Alt 2
FX Step
Alt 1
Step Rate
Alt T
FX Go/Stop Alt 0
R
J
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Q
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Alt Alt G
Alt I
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Alt J
Alt N
Alt [
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Record
Rec Mode
Rec Time
Rec-Sub
Q Only/Track
Update
Faders/Wheel
Right Wheel
Left Wheel
Grand Master
Fdr X1 In Up
Fdr X1 Out Dn
Fdr X2 In Up
Fdr X2 Out Dn
Time Fdr In
Time Fdr Out
<
P/B Mode
Rate
x2
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X
Alt K
Alt U
Ctrl Page Up
Ctrl Page Down
Ctrl B
o
Select
Channel
Part
Cue
Group
Submaster
Effect
Dimmer
Macro
Profile
P/B Mode
Rate
Go
Load
Stop Back
Cut
P Keys
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
x1
g
x
K
u
Ctrl Home
Ctrl End
Ctrl A
r
Playbacks
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Cue
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Dimmer
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Profile
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F2
F8
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