Jump to content
Zero 88 Community Support Forum


Trained on FLX
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About kgallen

  • Birthday July 28

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Gloucestershire, UK
  • Interests
    Alcora, Alphapack, Betapack, LineBacker, FatFrog, FLX

Recent Profile Visitors

11,203 profile views
  1. Houselights / Independent Faders

    Edward - excellent explanation/example of Inhibit - I now understand how it works (and I might even use it now!!!)! Great job!
  2. Houselights / Independent Faders

    Sorry Martin, a very reasonable question very badly answered by me! The best I can find so far is Jon's response here, but it's just a hint rather than a definitive answer to your question. I thought I'd seen this discussed somewhere but I can't find the post yet...
  3. Houselights / Independent Faders

    Of source - you have 241 playbacks on FLX and in it's simplest form with a single cue, a playback is what we used to call a submaster. <set up lighting> RECORD <select playbacks page, press button under multi-function fader> CLEAR-CLEAR Push up fader! Easy peasy You might want to visit the options under SETUP+MFF button and the cue window for that playback, VIEW+MFF button, to set fade times.
  4. Hi Ed/Jon, Here are fixture profiles for the Showtec Shark Wash One, not in the gft35 library (Zoom and Spot are in there, not the Wash). Regards, Kevin (I thought I posted this last night, but I don't see it, sorry if this is a duplicate entry). Showtec_Shark_Wash_One.ift
  5. Please share on the Forum anything of general interest, we're all still learning . Don't keep it to yourselves!
  6. Random intensity effect

    Another entry for your "How To" applications note, Jon. I like it. But you can bet when I need to do it, I won't be able to find this thread. First time I've come across an application for Inhibit (I'm sure you pro's use it all the time though...!). Kevin
  7. Set DMX refresh rate

    Those settings don’t seem compliant to the table here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMX512 (MAB transmit min 12us and break transmit min 92us) and don’t stack up to 17 frames per second at 250kb/s. 44 frames per sec with MAB of 12us and break of 92us stacks up as a 22.676ms frame. So the Entec must be sending much longer break or MAB to reduce the max 44fps to 17fps. Even if the break were 1ms that still gives 23fps. How bad can those fixtures really be. It seems hard to envisage they could be that bad!
  8. Rosco/Lee Color filters

    Isn't the standard filter set just another 'button' you touch (is on the 'daddy' FLX)?
  9. Touch Screen Help

    Whatever you do, it's always 'the other one'!
  10. Touch Screen Help

    Press the Update key. Catches me out too!
  11. Alphapack faulty

    If you're competent to do so, can you open the unit and check the jumper that sets the max current draw for the unit is still in place? On a UK unit this limits the total current draw across the channels to ensure 13A is not exceeded. Just an idea I don't know this is the cause. Otherwise try directly emailing: keithrogers@eaton.com
  12. Set DMX refresh rate

    Have you got a DMX terminator on the end of the line? If you have multiple chains have you used an active DMX splitter? Even with a 'poor' fixture this problem seems strange. Can you try the fixtures one at a time with a short cable from the desk and note the results?
  13. Set DMX refresh rate

    Try setting your problem fixtures to a high DMX address, so they are forced to read the whole DMX packet. However what's interesting about this is that the FLX* will be sending out a full 512 channel DMX packet so the refresh rate is naturally as low as it can be (without adding padding to the break). Maybe the entec sent short packets (maybe up the the top address used?) and thus the "refresh rate" was changed to emulate full 512 channel packets. If the fixtures can't take a fully formed 512 channel DMX packet then they must be *really* rough! Even "off the web" Arduino DMX receiver code isn't that bad!
  14. Building own fixture

    If I understand you correctly, you have RGB LED tape and the driver (not really "controller") is 3 channel. This is fine, you can have a "virtual intensity" channel - so 4 channels on your lighting desk and 3 DMX channels to the driver. There will be an RGB+virtual intensity already in the fixture library, or just build one in the Fixture Editor. Or attached which is one I built myself for RGB LED tape: led_rgb_vi.ift
  15. Smart tag

    Thanks Edward, I'll give that a go. I'll have a think if there is any move on dark impact but I don't think so with a simple rotator. Cheers, Kevin