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kgallen

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  1. Nah, I don't see "GO" on Phantom but I do on the desk button! 😋
  2. Hi Mac, It's ArtNet over Ethernet or sACN over Ethernet. ArtNet and sACN are just two higher layer protocols, for carrying DMX-like numbers, that exploit an ethernet network (and even then I think there might be some network restrictions/implications!). Likewise DMX512 is just a protocol for transporting 512 numbers regularly over a pair of wires!
  3. Ouch. Those things - even the "budget" brands (although in my experience Showtec are pretty good) - are expensive aren't they! Glad I can (currently) stay within the two universes of DMX XLR on my FLX! Good luck Mac! ETA: I bought the Brad Schiller book a while back. It's ok, but if you've been doing this stuff for more than a couple of months I don't think it will take you anywhere new. I'm certainly no expert on using movers - but I got one decent idea from the book - to lay out my palettes akin to the physical placement of the fixtures!
  4. Maybe I miss something - and sorry if I'm stating the obvious! My assumption here is that the other end of that RJ45 is plugged into the back of the FLX. The RJ45 is carrying ArtNet or sACN. So to extract the DMX needs some "fancy" kit - it's not just DMX over the wires of the RJ45 cable that need breaking out from RJ45 to XLR. That Stairville FX4 is just that - an RJ45 to XLR breakout box (just some wires and connectors), it's not an ArtNet/sACN decoder. For ArtNet decode, you're into a lot more bucks than the £21 for that FX4. Zero's own offering for example include this, and you're in to many hundred of pounds. This one for example is a couple of grand! https://www.zero88.com/products/control/ethern8/index.shtml
  5. When programming I find the cue stack listing and current/next bar behaviour really annoying - because by definition I'm at the end of the cue stack I'm always working at the bottom of the cue stack list on screen. When playing back then the "next" cue is in the centre of the screen cue list. This is fine. It's when programming it drives me batty... There are some screens provided on Orb that I've seen you chaps using the get more detailed information on cues/fixtures etc when debugging stuff. As you don't sell Orb anymore (so don't need feature-differentiation to FLX) can you port these screens to FLX? Of course now I want one, I can't find an example where you've done this on the forum to show here even though I've been looking for about an hour... 😣 Debugging RDM fixture setup is impossible. Like Erics above, "RDM controls to see RDM parameter from devices" please. I know you have some internal debug screens you use. Looking back there are a lot of ZOS enhancement requests that us early-adopters have raised. Would be good to see some of those make it into the software finally, or at least get some sort of roadmap so we can "reliably" know when to expect them. I'm including the ones from 2015-2016 that have "gone quiet"...
  6. kgallen

    FLX Startup issue

    Can you share the symptoms for the rest of us? What ZerOS version?
  7. Not on the console. The Fixture Tools can be used on a Windows PC to create new fixture definitions: http://support.zero88.com/Fixture-Library/975405071/Fixture-Tools.htm
  8. kgallen

    Default Color

    I believe so. Even with the "old" Frog range I made that mistake, having the mind-set a colour palette needed to be "red" or "rosy pink" when in actual fact it could be any set of colours across the fixtures it was programmed for. Something I too should exploit more often but one does get artificially stuck in "this is my red palette", "this is my blue palette"! Same with beamshape and position. Beamshape could be whatever selection of gobos you wanted across a set of fixtures and you could easily have a position palette "jumbled about" as much as "line across"!
  9. Select fixture. Beamshape. Press Beamshape until you get the gobo spin channel above one of the encoders. Wind encoder or maybe press encoder to see if there are any predefined settings. Please try to give a little more information in your posts (and give it a meaningful title) - one-liners really don't help us understand your issue or help us answer your question. We also like it when you pay attention to your spelling and grammar. Remember we're not sitting in front of the desk with you.
  10. When you say "scroller" are you meaning a traditional colour scroller on a conventional (tungsten) fixture? If so, for Move on Dark to work, you need to use the composite dimmer+scroller fixture so the desk knows what intensity channel the scroller is associated with, then it can wait on dark before moving the scroll. Also, did you program the next cue as a Record All (Snapshot)? If so, Move On Dark can't work.
  11. Shhhhhhhhhh. Jon will be writing the upgrade Invoice for you as we speak...
  12. Good advice as ever from Edward, but do be aware you are going to eat through the supported fixture count on your desk with this multi-patching - although with an S48 you do have 96 to play with. More of a trade-off for those with a base S24 with a 48 limit. But as ever, you pays your money and makes your choice. Kevin
  13. I’m not sure how the 3 channel ‘RGB’ fixture works because if they are colour channels then I don’t know where the desk gets the intensity information from. Hence recommending the RGB plus virtual intensity fixture. This is of course only 3 real DMX channels going out to your controller for R/G/B tape and the desk is using the so-called virtual intensity to scale the RGB values on those channels. This has the benefit that the colour picker will work, you can set the overall brightness with one fader, SmartTag will work and move-on-dark will work. Also you’ll be able to use any Effects with a colour component on your tape. These comments are applicable for any of the Zero88 desks with some or all of these features, from the Frog range through to all of the ZerOS-based consoles not just the FLX family. (I make this clarification for wider reference as we’re in the Fixture Library forum not an FLX-specific forum). Good luck! Kevin
  14. There is nothing unusual about RGB LED tape from the lighting desk's point of view. It's just a number of DMX addresses. What you have to decide is whether you will control R/G/B elements as colour channels or intensity channels. I would suggest the RGB+Virtual-dimmer profile, this will allow you to use colour palettes with RGB tape. You should of course patch the "fixture" to a suitable DMX base address on the FLX-S that is also configured on the decoder using the DIP switches. I have FLX and have used RGB tape using this method. 3 pin or 5 pin should make no difference assuming it is wired correctly and your electronics at the decoder, tape and power supply end is sound.
  15. Tapani - are you really solved with this issue because of the Release on Lower setting or do you still have a query related to the lime emitter ‘misbehaving’? With so many emitters in these ETC fixtures you’ll find the other colours on subsequent pages by pressing the Colour button multiple times. If not it would suggest the fixture definition is deficient Sorry if you’re an experienced user and already know this.
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