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  1. The Image Manager is just part of the Fixture Editor tool. You can add gobo images that will display on the FLX by attaching the images for each gobo under the Detail tab of the appropriate Beamshape attribute for the fixture within the Fixture Editor software.
  2. Auto palette generates the default colour and gobo palettes - what you get when you press the button in the middle of the touch screen when you’ve got a fairly fresh desk. Palette just means one you recorded yourself eg RECORD -> COLOUR
  3. The only way I know is to copy your playback into another playback on another page. Then I guess you’d populate the first couple of pages with the playback stacks you want to use and keep the ‘deep’ pages as a library of sorts. You’ve posted in the FLX S forum where my experience is with the ‘full’ FLX so you should check out the number of playbacks on the desk you have. Edward will no doubt give us some good ideas soon.
  4. This was part of a comment to the same question on BlueRoom: "although I'm not sure how advanced the FLX is in its ability to clone fixture or change the type while retaining data" My understanding of this would be: clone=no, fixture change=yes (desk will try to map attributes from the old to new fixture the best it can). Be interested to learn from Edward how well this works and how well pre-recorded palettes might map across if fixture swap-outs are done when at the venue.
  5. Hi Edward. With the demise of the KB, where did the list of known compatible touch screens go? Thanks, Kevin
  6. Edward: Get one of your software guys on it for 5 minutes. One quick "sed" script will sort the whole lot out.
  7. Brief flow: You'll need to be in Partial Mode. If you're not already then there is fun to start with. Then ensure the programmer is clear, select the fixture(s), change to put the strobe on only - don't change anything else otherwise you'll tag stuff you don't want to record. Then when you Program to the Submaster, you should only have the Beamshape attribute tagged. In theory, you'll need the submaster to release the strobe after letting go of the button. I'm not sure if BullFrog can do this, otherwise like you say, LTP will mean the strobe doesn't go off...
  8. Hi Dave Thanks for the update! Sounds like you're nearly there. As it looks like you've done, there is no reason the 48 faders need to map 1:1 on DMX addresses, so arranging the key DMX channels per fixture across desk channels 1-24 and mapping the secondary channels on 25-48 is a great idea! Of course if you don't need per-fixture e.g. strobe control, then these could be multi-patched DMX addresses to one (or more) desk channel fader. As I'm sure you're aware from your earlier post, you can "mix down" some useful combinations onto sub-masters. However if you want to "layer" the subm
  9. Hi Dave, Fat Frog was designed when most venues had mostly generics (lamps on dimmers) plus maybe a few movers (MAC500 and the like) and Fat Frog was great for this (exactly why I have/had mine). These days the split is different. I have about a 50/50 split of generics and "complex" fixtures like LED PARs and movers - and it's only moving in one direction and that is not towards "generics". These "complex" fixtures of course have a much more complicated control plane. No longer one "knob" per light but 4 upwards. This is why the "fader per channel" type desks are a little limited the
  10. Dave This is never going to work how you think - on any lighting desk. You’re not repatching faders you’re moving the DMX address where your fixtures live. In Fat Frog in wide mode you have 48 faders (these are one control channel each) plus you have the 12 fixtures control on the right. The 12 fixtures can be much more complicated beasts - one fixture has brightness, colour, beamshape, position etc. So if you want individual control of every one of your 8 channel parcans you can get at most 48/8=6 on the faders plus another 12 on the fixtures bank. So that would give you
  11. FLX with Wing in a flight case - cute! Standard flight case (looks like a Swan) or custom? Definitely interested to hear about your tablet setup.
  12. FLX S24 doesn't have a monitor port to attach an external screen directly. However you can use the Monitor App - I've seen that noted on a similar thread. Here:
  13. Hi Adrian, My setup is very similar to yours. Like you I run a cue stack for theatre/musical shows. In my case it's a couple of amateur groups which I've been active in, doing lighting and sound for the last 24 years (ouch!). I now own an FLX, having moved up from fully manual preset desks through small "modern" programmable desks like the Strand GSX and Zero88 Alcora and then Fat Frog, prior to FLX which I bought in late 2015. It would be unfair of me to say FLX is the best desk for your application as I admit to little experience of the current range of competitors desks. But for b
  14. kgallen

    Move on dark

    I thought the global value (per playback*) was the only one, plus the per cue option to not move on dark a certain attribute (for quiet scenes). Sometimes I would like a ‘quick’ MOD if I’m generally using a slow global value. * Thanks Edward for reminding me this is per playback not overall global!
  15. What did the designer want the output to look like? Surely they realise the blue and red fades won't finish together if they are of equal duration but a minute skewed! So they either have 1 minute of blue fade alone, or the blue fade is reduced to 4 minutes or... I sympathise with you! But you can't programme a requirement when the requester isn't even clear on what they want! I have similar experiences. Some directors are good at visualising what they want to achieve, others aren't. Others don't have a mental image of what they want a scene to look like.
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