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  1. Hi Dan,

    MIDI Timecode from your description will be your best option, as any cue on any Playback can be triggered by MIDI Timecode. MIDI Show Control (MSC) only triggers cues on the Master Playback.

    For demos, we use the MOTU Fastlane USB MIDI interface...

    http://motu.com/products/midi/fastlane_usb

    We use this with QLab for Mac. I haven't used any Windows based software to send MIDI triggers, but I believe software such as Multiplay has this functionality.

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know.

    Edward


  2. Hi Mac,

    The link below contains the ZerOS 7.9.4 software file, Phantom ZerOS, and the release notes.

    http://zero88.com/forum/files/file/17-zeros-794/

    Therefore after downloading this you should find Phantom ZerOS, that you’ll be able to extract and run on your PC, will update Phantom from 7.9.2, and you’ll be able to extract the software file to the root of a USB stick, for you to load into your FLX and run the update to ZerOS 7.9.4. 

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know. 

    Edward


  3. Hi Peter,

    We found a couple of issues with patching that in some circumstances cause the console to crash. These issues were fixed early on, and the latest software for FLX S is ZerOS 7.9.4, available to download from our website here...

    http://zero88.com/forum/files/file/17-zeros-794/

    If you install that, you should find this solves the issue, along with bringing new features and enhancements to the FLX S. 

    Any queries let me know. 

    Edward


  4. Hi Peter,

    Can you confirm that’s crashing on ZerOS 7.9.4? Is it always crashing when trying to patch? Is it the same thing you’re doing at the point of crashing, if so could you give instructions on how to recreate?

    Hope to get you back up and running as soon as possible. 

    Edward


  5. Hi Steve,

    That's correct, if you save your show that will store all information about the desk, including Network settings, Fixtures Patched, and of course cues, Playbacks and Palettes. Therefore save your show and update the software to ZerOS 7.9.4 by loading the upgrade file into the console like you would a show file. After turning the console off and on to complete the software upgrade, you can then load your show file back in. This should fix the app issues you were experiencing.

    Any queries let me know.

    Edward


  6. Hi Tom,

    Thierry's comment will work on ZerOS 7.9.2. The latest version of software is ZerOS 7.9.4.

    You should find you can also use the Load method. With your chase released (fader at 0% so it isn't running), tap LOAD type the cue number followed by the Chase's button, and the cue of the chase will be brought in to the programmer. You can then make your changes, and tap UPDATE ENTER, to update the cue of the chase.

    Hope that helps,

    Edward


  7. Hi Jim,

    It sounds like there is a patching issue if the Channel faders controlling the dimmers are affecting the movers, so check the DMX addresses. 

    Feel free to email me your show file with the list of problems you are experiencing, and I’ll take a look to find the cause of the issues. 

    Edward


  8. Hi Peter,

    It sounds like your FLX S48 is running an early software version. You can check the software version by tapping Z / Shift, and then System Information. It sounds like it’s running software ZerOS 7.9.2.60. The latest software is ZerOS 7.9.4, available to download from our website here...

    http://zero88.com/forum/files/file/17-zeros-794/

    In ZerOS 7.9.2.60, the External Monitor is Enabled by default, meaning the Outputs, Cues and Faders windows are displayed on the External monitor rather than the internal touchscreen. Therefore I would recommend installing the new software, that changes this, along with bringing new features and many enhancements. However you can manually access these windows in the internal touchscreen, by tapping SETUP -> System Settings -> External Monitor -> Disabled. 

    By default FLX S consoles will not be patched, unless your dimmer has something called RDM, such as our Betapack 3 or Chilli dimmers. Therefore you’ll need to patch your dimmers into the console, to assign each dimmer channel to a fader. Do this by tapping SETUP -> Add Fixture’s -> Next -> Tap Channel buttons 1 onwards for each dimmer channel, and tap Finish. You can then tap SETUP, and use the channel faders to control your dimmer. 

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know. 

    Edward


  9. Hi Lex,

    When it comes to editing Playbacks/Cues, you first need to Playback/ Go into your cue you wish to edit, so that it is live on stage. Now using the channel faders, and fixture controls make edits to the lighting state. To lower channel levels, you'll need to level match the channel fader to the intensity level the fixture is at from the cue. The value will change from the cue colour to red in the output window, and you'll then have control of the fixture on the channel fader. When you're happy tap UPDATE, and tap the Flashing Playback button that your cue is coming from.

    To remove fixtures from a Playback, again Playback your cue, and ensure that the intensity of fixtures you wish to remove is in the programmer. Programmer values are indicated by a red percentage value under the fixture channel number. When only fixtures you want to remove are in the programmer, press and hold UPDATE, and choose "Remove" from the Update Options pop-up, so that it has a Red Stripe next to it. If the SmartTag option also has a Red Stripe next to it, tap this so it goes blue. Then tap the flashing Playback button that your cue is coming from, and these tagged fixtures will be removed.

    As you stated, editing cues on any of the MFFs or on the Master Playback will behave in exactly the same way.

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know.

    Edward


  10. Hi Eric,

    If you are receiving that message that means you are running the ZerOS 7.9.4 OS USB Creator software. This software is used to format and create a bootable USB stick, which was the old way to perform software updates. 

    For Phantom ZerOS, you’ll need the dedicated Phantom ZerOS 7.9.4 software also available from the download here...

    zero88.com/forum/files/file/17-zeros-794/

    This software allows you to choose which ZerOS console to emulate.

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know.

    Edward


  11. Hi Marco,

    Glad that you found the cause of the problem. SmartTag will ignore parameters if the fixture’s intensity is 0%, which is why you can also get around SmartTag nudging the Fixture up to 1% intensity.

    If you ever need more support with your FLX S just let us know. Our Europe Sales Manager Franck is German, and would be happy to help you out in German. 

    Edward


  12. Hi Eric, 

    As Solution and FLX run ZerOS, although they have different hardware, their functionality is very similar. As Kevin referred to, Solution has been around for a while, whereas FLX is only 3 years old this year. FLX has a much more powerful processor, future proofing the console for software advancements. FLX does have the ability to be upgraded to output 8 Universes of DMX, whereas Solution is limited to 4. FLX also doesn’t have a fixture limit, whereas Solution/ Solution XL are limited to 248 & 296 fixtures respectively. 

    6 ZerOS WINGs can be connected to FLX. There are 5 USB ports, so for 6 simultaneously you would need a powered USB hub. 

    Hope that helps,

    Edward


  13. Hi Eric,

    All of the consoles you listed run ZerOS, so all operate in a similar way. Don't forget you can download Phantom ZerOS, to try out these consoles on your PC...

    http://zero88.com/forum/files/file/17-zeros-794/

    From your description however, it sounds like FLX would be the ideal console choice...

    http://zero88.com/products/consoles/flx/index.shtml

    If you then require more hands on faders, you can add up to 6 ZerOS WINGs...

    http://zero88.com/products/consoles/wing/index.shtml

    FLX S48 consoles can control a maximum of 96 fixtures. WINGs will not expand this fixture limit, purely give you more hands on faders.

    If your required fixtures aren't included in our latest Fixture Library (version 35), send us an email to FixtureSupport@zero88.com, and one of the team will be able to make it for you. A list of available fixtures can be found here...

    http://support.zero88.com/975072641

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know.

    Edward

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