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  2. danglen

    Capture with MacBook Pro

    Hi Martin, I'm using the free version with the demo files patched in on my desk and it works great with my iMac 8Gb and 3,2 GHz Intel Core i5. Dan
  3. danglen

    Touchscreen monitors

    Hi Chris I have a Iiyama ProLite T2452MTS and the touch screen works fine 🙂 Dan
  4. Last week
  5. sabah69

    USB Show Save/Load Issue

    Thanks Edward, will mail.
  6. Edward- Z88

    USB Show Save/Load Issue

    Hi Sandy, OK thanks for trying that. If you’re happy to, please send me an email to EdwardSmith@Eaton.com, and I’ll be able to arrange getting you access to the latest beta software. This should solve the problem, and greatly improve the performance of your Leapfrog 96. Alternatively you can of course wait until ZerOS 7.9.5 is released. Any queries let me know. Edward
  7. sabah69

    USB Show Save/Load Issue

    Hi Edward Just tried Jon’s suggestion and it all seemed ok until I did some programming. When going to save on the same usb it couldn’t be found. I hadn’t removed the stick, and it was recognised and loading previous shows up to that point. cheers Sandy
  8. Edward- Z88

    USB Show Save/Load Issue

    Hi Sandy, OK thanks for letting me know. Did you try Jon’s suggestion... Neil tried out our latest beta version, which I believe solved the problem. I haven’t heard from him recently though. Just to confirm, are you finding if you Factory Reset the console, you can read USB storage devices ok, but as soon as you start programming the console USB devices don’t appear? Any queries let me know. Edward
  9. sabah69

    USB Show Save/Load Issue

    Hi Thanks for these replies, just back to the forum. I'm still having the same issue. Did you get a resolve Neil/Edward? Cheers Sandy]
  10. Edward- Z88

    Grand Master does not work at startup

    Hello, That's correct. The behaviour of the Grand Master changed in ZerOS 7.9.3, so that now on boot the Grand Master level will be at full, irrespective of fader level. This allows you to then grab control, by level matching the Grand Master fader. This allows for any Playback fader to be configured as a Grand Master, and also means that if you're not someone who ever uses a Grand Master, you don't need to touch it. It also means that if you were in a lighting state, turn the console off, when you reboot FLX will recover the lighting state, even if the Grand Master has been adjusted since. If you have any queries please let me know. Edward
  11. Since the update to 7.9.4 the Grand Master does not work at startup. If the active lighting moods or channels are set to 0 via the Grand Master before switching off and the FLX is switched off afterwards, the previously active tunes / channels will be restarted at the start with the original values, even though the Grand Master is at position 0. In order to get the Grand Master function back on the fader, you have to move it up and down first.
  12. Edward- Z88

    Working light

    Hello, Currently there isn't the ability to prevent an individual playback from being stored into cues. You do however have a couple of options, depending on your current setup. One option is to disable SmartTag. With SmartTag disabled, only programmer values will be recorded. Programmer values are indicated by red intensity values in the Output window, and highlighted parameters on the encoder wheels. Therefore information from playbacks wouldn't get recorded into your cues when SmartTag is disabled. You can disable SmartTag by pressing and holding RECORD or UPDATE, and tap SmartTag from the Options menu. Your other option is to use an Inhibit playback. For this, program all of your cues with your working light playback at full, therefore adding them to every cue. Then go into the settings of your Working light playback. This is done by holding SETUP and tapping your working light playback's button. From the Intensity mixing options. choose "Inhibit". This playback fader now works a little bit like a Grand Master but just for the channels recorded in the playback. You can therefore go into any of your cues, and the working lights will only come on when you raise their inhibit fader. More information on Inhibt playbacks can be found here... http://support.zero88.com/1077997011 Hope that helps, if you have any queries just let me know. Edward
  13. Techiemactech

    Working light

    Is there a way to have a non recordable working light/submaster. I have had a quick look in the manual but haven’t seen anything. M
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  15. Edward- Z88

    FLX thoughts

    Hi Richard, Many thanks for your comments. Thank you for confirming. Yes this is the latest version of ZerOS software. That's correct- currently the default "Automatic" DMX out means if nothing is patched on a universe, that respective DMX port will be disabled. I have logged your comments as ZOS-8852; we will consider changing this behaviour to avoid confusion. After patching fixtures, whilst viewing the Fixture Schedule you may select those channels you want to edit (eg type 101 THRU 106 ENTER), and then tap the "Address" column header to adjust all of their addresses. Or your other option is to use the syntax 101 THRU 106 @ 201, which will address channels 101 THRU 106 to DMX address 201 through sequentially. In future we are going to allow for the use of AND whilst configuring the DMX address, to assign channels multiple DMX addresses via syntax. OK thank you for letting me know. I haven't come across this before, so will keep an eye on this one. We have seen this a couple of times with the current iOS app. This issue is due to be fixed in the next version of the apps. We'll investigate further how this should behave. Logged as ZOS-8858. Thank you for your thoughts, we'll bear this in mind. The right hand side of the touchscreen are your attribute keys. The left hand side are your function keys, providing extra features and user tools. I do appreciate all of these touchscreen buttons apart from SHIFT and HOME change the screens. OK thanks for letting me know. This feature is on our road map to be implemented in a future software update, logged on our software tracking system as ZOS-7984. We agree, this is logged as ZOS-8223, to be included in a future update. This is due to a feature called "SmartTag". When SmartTag is enabled, FLX will automatically include programmed values from other cues as well as programmer (red) values at the point of recording or updating. This can be disabled at any point in the Record or Update window, by tapping the "SmartTag" button- with SmartTag disabled only programmer (red) values will be included. You should find if you select a fixture that wasn't included when recording the palette, and isn't of the same fixture type as those included in the palette, then it will be greyed out rather than highlighted in the palettes window. Were you experiencing different behaviour to this? Yes currently decimal points are required to know where to break the time. I have noted your comment as ZOS-8859. When using shorcuts such as @@ or @., ENTER is not required to complete the command. Completed commands are ended with a comma and change to a slightly darker yellow, rather than the brighter yellow of the command currently being typed. We should maybe look to make this a more obvious colour change. There are a couple of different options for this. One of which is to use Knockout, which is available to configure as one of the special UDK functions. These can be configured by holding SETUP and tapping an empty UDK, and choose Knockout from the drop down. Now when in a cue you can select a fixture and tap knockout, and it will be snapped out of the cue this once. Next time the fixture is used in a cue it will come back on. To bring the fixture into the programmer the other option is to use syntax in conjunction with a fade time. To do this go into your cue, and enable Programmer Time. Programmer Time can be found by tapping Z, situated on the last encoder wheel. Tap the middle encoder button to enable Programmer Time, and now all syntax and palettes will use this time. You can therefore type your fixture's channel number, @. to turn it off, and it will fade out over the defined Programmer Time. You can then clear your programmer so the fixture can be used again by future cues, either by double tapping the CLEAR key, or to only remove that specific fixture from the programmer, you can customise an empty UDK to be "Clear Fixture". You can then select your fixture and tap your Clear Fixture UDK, and only this fixture will be removed from the programmer. The parameter table can be opened for a fixture simply by selecting it. This will then open at the bottom of the Output window, giving a breakdown of the fixture's parameters. They are indeed very useful! Thank you very much for the comprehensive comments. Hope my comments are helpful. If you have any further queries on FLX, please don't hesitate to contact us. Feel free to email me directly too, if that's easier. Edward
  16. Дмитрий

    Languages

    Hello. There is a question. Is it possible to make support for other languages for the OS? Or allow users themselves to do the language pack for consoles as libraries for devices.
  17. RichardWilliamson

    FLX thoughts

    Hello Thanks for the responses - much appreciated. Sorry for the delay coming back. To answer a couple of your questions.. - I was using 7.9.4 (Which I think is latest version) - Re. outputs, I was getting no data received on the dimmers until I set an output to universe 1, however I hadn't patched anything at this time so maybe the output wasn't initialised? It was slightly confusing behavior though Could you elaborate a little on where you find this is an issue? In the Fixture Schedule, using arrow keys you can see what cell is highlighted by the blue cell.  I am used to working in command line, so patching with the keyboard as far as possible. I found the workflow on FLX which seemed best for me was: - Open to the patch window (after creating all the fixtures I want) - Tap on the address column, this might cause a window to open but I clear that - Type the channel I want to patch, press enter - the patch detail window for that channel appears - Add the DMX address etc - Press enter - Confirm over-patching if necessary - This returns me to the normal patch view, I now have to press clear, as if I type a second channel number without pressing clear I will edit two channels (however the window doesn't tell me this so i can make lots of mistakes!) Could you elaborate a little on this? When doing this you will simply need to move the faders to the level the playbacks are currently at (shown in the MFF window), and the faders will then re-gain control of the playbacks. We call this level-matching. It seemed to me that when I changed between the two the output would jump to the current fader positions in a non-nice way (level matching is what I would expect to happen), I would need to get back to the desk to check I wasn't imagining things I'm not sure I understand what you mean here, could you expand a little? There is a new version of the iOS apps coming soon which greatly improves connectivity, and provides support for Apple Watch.  When you press a key, the button is rendered as down (highlighted) and when you remove your finger it should re-render to the normal state. What I found happening regularly (maybe due to bad wifi?) was that my release of the button was missed, so the button would remain pressed. If I wanted to use that button again I would need to press it so it logged a key-up before I could use it again The thought behind the Remote is that any time you try to connect to the console from any device you will require the password. You can disable the password in SETUP -> Remote, if you wish, which in most cases still provides sufficient security as the wireless network password is required to connect your device in the first place. This is just annoying though - once I know the password then I should be able to save it so I can quickly re-connect to the desk. I see no benefit to forcing it to be typed every time. Pressing SETUP will take you out of Setup, as long as you aren't in a separate window within the console Setup. The HOME key is purely used to Home fixtures or program defaults and max levels, rather than being used to access a "Home screen". So this is where I think the physical button layout is confusing - to me, the buttons surrounding the screen appear to be buttons that change the view - which some of them do (and their light lights up to reflect the view, hence the weirdness when the lights go out) - I would expect the home button to be near the programming keys. Obviously these buttons are now rather set in stone and I'm sure I would get used to them in time! Do you remember whether any front panel buttons were lit, or did it just seem that the buttons were unresponsive? If this happens again, please let me know. Has been fine since - all the buttons were off, although the 8 segment button for fader pages did its cycle on power up so was connected to something There are a few other comments I have since using the desk a bit more.. - It would be great to have a list of used fixtures/favorite fixtures when adding new ones - I found it very boring to have to search for a fixture every time I wanted to add one. Ideally the "show" fixtures and maybe bookmarked fixtures would be in a list - Similarly, it would be great to be able to search all fixtures (from all manufacturers) in the middle column when you haven't specified a manufacturer - that way if you know the model name you can miss a step of having to find the manufacturer first - I found update annoying. In my mind update should only put the captured (red) channels into the target, however it seems to take the console output. This meant that in my use (an exhibition whit a playback for each area) I had to take other areas to blackout in order to record or update a specific playback - I found it a little confusing when selecting a colour palette for a unit that wasn't in that palette (as there was no error to see when it wasn't a relevant palette) - maybe this is just me - I found entering real time confusing in that I am used to being about to type 220000 and a console automatically formatting it to 22:00:00 - Jon Hole kindly pointed me in the right direction of adding decimal points to format appropriately - I'm not a massive fan of the long command line - I found it hard to tell what I had just typed, and I feel at the least the "enter" command (or assumed enter after commands such as @@) should insert a more obvious block than just a comma. - I also would like a way of sneaking/releasing a single channel out of the programmer in both live and also in blind, I couldn't see how to remove a channel from a cue.. - Also, in blind or in live, is there a way to see the colour/other information for a channel. I usually worked in the Strand 520-esq channel view (using shift-view) Hope these thoughts are useful! I've finished on that job now but will try and find an excuse to use an FLX again soon Richard
  18. Edward- Z88

    movers

    Hi Alan, As Kevin says above, for Move on Dark to occur, you’ll need a cue where the fixture is off before it is on in its new Colour, Beam and Position. If you are going directly from a cue in one colour to a cue in a different colour, some fixtures have a control channel that allows you to shut the shutter when colour/beam/position is changing. This is specific to the fixture. If your fixture doesn’t have this functionality then you’ll be able to insert a cue that turns the fixture off, and then the next cue can automatically follow on to turn the fixture on again. If you have any queries let me know. Edward
  19. kgallen

    movers

    If you have a cue at blue, then a blackout on that fixture then a cue at white then this should be handled automatically by move on dark. However you need to make sure the blackout is a tracked cue not a "Save All" cue, which is the mistake I've made in the past!
  20. Alan Wiles

    movers

    Need help urgently please I am unable to get the shutter to close before the head moves. So we get a blue and then white to slow fade.
  21. Edward- Z88

    FLX thoughts

    Hi Richard, Sorry to hear your first experience with FLX wasn't quite what it should have been. As Kevin asks, could you please confirm the software version running on your FLX? You can find out by tapping Z -> System Information, and in here will be a line of text displaying "Software Version". ZerOS 7.9.4 is the latest, which depending on the age of your console may not be installed. I'll work through your comments below... Hmm that's an odd one, I haven't come across this before. The "Auto" option should be exactly the same as enabling that output's respective universe if something is patched on it. I have logged this on our software tracking system as ZOS-8852 for the software team to do further investigations. Currently when patching, a fixture must be given a DMX address. This can then be removed if you wish, by tapping "Address" -> Unpatch. When working through the second page of Add Fixtures, the cursor/ENTER keys may be used. ENTER will move you on to the next field to fill in. If you type in a DMX address that is in use in Add Fixtures, and then click Finish, you will get an error message. If you enter a DMX address that is already in use and then move onto a different field, it will revert back to the suggested next available address. Could you elaborate a little on where you find this is an issue? In the Fixture Schedule, using arrow keys you can see what cell is highlighted by the blue cell. Added as a feature request. Logged as ZOS-8853 In the Fixture Schedule, if you hold SHIFT and tap a column header, the list will be sorted by the column information. Therefore to sort by DMX address hold SHIFT + tap "Address". Unpatching a fixture can only be done in the Edit DMX Address window, or by confirming a DMX address conflict. Hmm haven't come across this before. Assigning a fixture multiple DMX addresses is done in the fixture's Edit DMX Address window, rather than in Add Fixtures. Could you elaborate a little on this? When doing this you will simply need to move the faders to the level the playbacks are currently at (shown in the MFF window), and the faders will then re-gain control of the playbacks. We call this level-matching. Currently attribute keys will turn off when a new command is typed in the command line. I have logged a review into this behaviour as ZOS-8854. I'm not sure I understand what you mean here, could you expand a little? There is a new version of the iOS apps coming soon which greatly improves connectivity, and provides support for Apple Watch. Logged as ZOS-8855. The thought behind the Remote is that any time you try to connect to the console from any device you will require the password. You can disable the password in SETUP -> Remote, if you wish, which in most cases still provides sufficient security as the wireless network password is required to connect your device in the first place. Hmm ok thanks for letting us know. Again, as I said the new apps will be on their way soon, which should solve this. Pressing SETUP will take you out of Setup, as long as you aren't in a separate window within the console Setup. The HOME key is purely used to Home fixtures or program defaults and max levels, rather than being used to access a "Home screen". Do you remember whether any front panel buttons were lit, or did it just seem that the buttons were unresponsive? If this happens again, please let me know. To skip through Next/Previous fixtures use SHIFT + LEFT or RIGHT arrow (You can actually also use SHIFT + AND or EXCEPT). There is currently no way of controlling raw DMX data on FLX. This is something we get few requests for, but may look to implement in future. Is the Avolites PowerCube RDM enabled? It doesn't seem to be advertised on Avo's website. If it is and RDM is enabled, it should be discovered by the console if you are going directly into the PowerCube, or via RDM enabled DMX splitters. It will probably be patched as an individual fixture as FLX will see it as one device. Under the Beam attribute for the fixture will then contain each of the dimmer channels. If RigSync support for the PowerCube is something you're interested in let me know, and we will look to add full support for this device, so that it is patched correctly as separate dimmers, in the same way it would if connecting to Betapack 3 or new Chilli dimmers. Again thank you for your comments. We always value customer feedback to improve our products. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to let me know. Edward
  22. kgallen

    FLX thoughts

    Hi Richard, Brilliant work for giving this comprehensive feedback - I have some sympathy with some of your observations, particularly the messaging/error feedback. (In my experience of using lots of very expensive commercial software at work, this need has to be driven in detail in the requirements: if you just leave it up to the software engineers to code something ‘useful’ then the quality of the message depends on how much the coder sits in the users shoes and really understands what information they need for the particular issue). Some of your symptoms suggest old software to me - are you using 7.9.4 ? Welcome to FLX anyway, good to have you ‘on board’, Regards, Kevin
  23. RichardWilliamson

    FLX thoughts

    First time on the FLX today. I like it but there seem to be a number of bugs/issues - initially I had universe set to ‘auto’, however using DMX output 1 I got bad signal when checking with a swisson (dimmers didn’t recognise anything) - changing to universe 1 fixed it - patching is laborious. There seems no way to add a fixture without giving it an address, and far too much tapping on the touch screen. It’s not very clear which column you are editing, when you try to patch an address that’s in use for a new channel you don’t get a warning, the number just reverts. You seem to have to make lots of use of clear/enter and check which Column is selected meaning it is stupidly easy to make mistakes without noticing - also when patching, the menu when addressing doesn’t display the channel number you are working on, neither do any of the confirmation alerts. So if you accidentally edit the wrong channel there is no way to know - similarly if trying to patch an in use channel the alert should tell you where you are currently using the address - is there a way to view patch in address order? - I somehow managed to unpatch channels twice. And I’ve no idea why. This could have been a bug. Or just me - either way it’s not good as there was no alert that gave me enough information to know it was happening. - at one point patching one 8 bit dimmer would patch two addresses. I have no idea why. This stopped after a while - in live, when you switch faders from channel to playback mode with faders up ugly things happen - when you select ‘colour’ on the right, the led above the colour button lights up as expected, but as soon as you move an encoder it goes out - the remote (iOS) regularly doesn’t read key up’s meaning you can end up with a load of buttons seemingly pressed - the remote is confusing if you leave the desk in setup and try and use it - the remote should remember the console password - the remote seems to flash ‘incorrect password’ when making a successful connection. - I feel pressing home should take you out of the setup area - at one point the entire face panel (other than touch screen) became unresponsive across power cycles. Maybe this was a hardware issue - no way I can see to go next/last through channels. - no way I can see to call up channels by address. I couldn’t get rig sync to work with a power cube but they may not work with it? Richard
  24. stowedout

    Touchscreen monitors

    Hi Edward, Thanks for the reply. No it wasn't one on the list that's what prompted the question but there are a couple Ilyamas . I was looking to see what was available on ebay. I will let you know how I get on. Chris
  25. Edward- Z88

    Basic Networking Guide - FLX & ZerOS Remote

    Hi Mac, Great, no problem at all. If you have any queries configuring Tracking Backup just let me know. Edward
  26. Uriahdemon

    Basic Networking Guide - FLX & ZerOS Remote

    Hi Ed, now working a treat, thanks very much for your help. Now for me to get an unlock dongle and set up the laptop as a tracking back up. Best Rgds
  27. Edward- Z88

    Inserting a cue between existing cues

    Hi Dave, Great, really glad to hear it. Edward
  28. simzee47

    Inserting a cue between existing cues

    Hi Edward, Desk came back today. LED 2 fixed. Fantastic service. Thanks a lot to you guys. Onwards and upwards to the show in 10 days time. Dave
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