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Programming LED batten - demo file wanted.

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Hi All,

 

I am hiring in 3 LED battens (Miltec EA8090 with up to 13 channels but the only spec I can find is from Viking hire here which may or may not apply). I thought I'd get ahead on PhantomZerOS and learn how to program some chases & other effects.

 

I've read Jon's post on Pulse LED Block which helps but hit some snag for very inexperienced DMX programmer.

 

Patching

How do you patch the 4 RGB segments to MFKs and the intensity to a fader, if the unit expects all 13 channels to be contiguous? From the EA8090 spec, I think I need a control channel, then the 4 RGB segments - does that mean the control channel goes on an MFK as well.

 

Effects

When I get the patching done, I need to start getting to grips with effects. If anyone has some sample show files with these programmed I'd be grateful for a look.

 

Simon

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Patching

How do you patch the 4 RGB segments to MFKs and the intensity to a fader, if the unit expects all 13 channels to be contiguous? From the EA8090 spec, I think I need a control channel, then the 4 RGB segments - does that mean the control channel goes on an MFK as well.

 

If you address the LED bar to DMX 150, this is what you end up with:

 

150 - Dimmer / Control

151 - Red 1

152 - Green 1

153 - Blue 1

154 - Red 2

155 - Green 2

156 - Blue 2

157 - Red 3

158 - Green 3

159 - Blue 3

160 - Red 4

161 - Green 4

162 - Blue 4

 

So, instead of patching it onto the console as a single device, you can trick the console into thinking it's five separate devices (as I have split them up above) by patching a dimmer channel on DMX 150, and then four LED Dimmers addressed to 151, 154, 157 and 160.

 

For the dimmer channel, you can either take up one of the main console faders if you have one spare, or you can patch it as another fixture on the Multi Functional Keys.

Effects

When I get the patching done, I need to start getting to grips with effects. If anyone has some sample show files with these programmed I'd be grateful for a look.

 

Once you've patched everything, go into SETUP, press "Auto Menus" and select "Create Auto Palettes". This will create a load of premade effect palettes for you.

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