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kgallen

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  1. I can't post in "News and Announcements" so have to start a topic here. We used to be able to get back to the main Zero88 site from the Forum. There doesn't seem to be a click zone to do that now. OK, so I just edit off the "/forum" bit in the URL but that is a bit of a drag because I have to wake my fingers up. When I'm helping other users on your behalf (*) it can be necessary to go back to the main site to provide a link for documentation/software/related products etc so making this easy helps us help you if you are able to add this. Thanks, Kevin * Yes I know the Forum is there for users to help users and is not there just for Zero88 to answer questions, but you get my drift . I'm a resource not on the payroll...!
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    Forum (2017) - link to www.zero88.com

    Touche! 😆
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    FLX approach to concert lighting requirements (#1)

    Ah, ok so I should select 1 THRU 5 (or a GROUP thereof) not 3,2,4,1,5 [*]. Thanks for the clarification - that would have confused the bejesus out of me trying to get the Fan-V to work! Thanks for the description of the various "Rainbow" settings - that should go in the manual!!! 👍 [*] Yes I can see I'm being dim here, because 1 THRU 5 would of course be the natural way for "forward"!
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    Forum (2017) - link to www.zero88.com

    I was looking at the Knowledgebase for articles and I notice the Orb and Orb XF are not mentioned any more - not in the "Consoles" list and neither the "Legacy Consoles" list. Have they gotten lost in a page reorg? I was looking for Orb/XF because there used to be more (ZerOS) articles listed there - maybe they've all been ported over to FLX now? - (in which case I'll just look at the list under FLX, which is what I want anyway!). Having written this I just wonder if there is real benefit maintaining different "current product" and "legacy product" threads in the Knowledgebase - just means folks have to hunt around more - I know I struggled to find AlphaPack2 when looking a few months back - ok I had problems with the search then too (I did raise a Forum post somewhere - oh, here: ).
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    FLX approach to concert lighting requirements (#1)

    Wow, Edward, that's brilliant - thanks for the detailed instructions - just what I need 😊. Makes me want to get 5 fixtures out and have a play at home... I suspected it would be an Effect with a Fan, I just wasn't quite sure of the details, and how it would differ between an "Intensity Effect" and a "Colour Effect". I'm intrigued by the "Blue Rainbow" - whenever I've played with these I've just gotten confused by them. What was the reason you picked that one - and I guess what does "Blue Rainbow" (Green Rainbow/Red Rainbow) actually mean? Just on the "select your fixtures" bit, I know order can be important. So how do I get the pairs (2+4) and (1+5) to behave identically, rather than getting discrete 3+2+4+1+5 behaviour - or actually thinking about this, I bet that is handled by the fan rather than the selection order? (Sorry, dim question probably!). Cheers, Kevin
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    FLX approach to concert lighting requirements (#1)

    New scenarios, probably with the Effects engine: Example 1: I have 5 fixtures across the cyc, 1-2-3-4-5. I want to create a intensity build from the centre outwards like an intensity fan (of a single colour). All fixtures start in black and build to a defined maximum intensity (could be FF). How would I do this? Example 2: Same setup, but now I want to do a colour fan, a bit like a sunrise, where the cyc builds from black to a red (using Example 1) and then a yellow builds from the centre outwards. How would I do this (similar to Example 1 except it's a colour fade effect rather than intensity?) Example 3: Same as Example 2 except I want the colour fade to start on one end and bleed to the other. Thanks! (At some point I'll take the plunge and buy Capture so I can work this stuff out without needing a whole rig of lights!... It's just it's 350 quid...)
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    Trigger Cues Externally

    Prices for these things seem to vary wildly. Make sure you get some proper quotes rather than looking at web prices! CTS seem quite competitive (my FLX came from here): https://shop.centraltheatresupplies.co.uk/zero-88-flx-s24512-lighting-console-5473-p.asp Which ever one you get I think you'll like it! Don't rule out the "full" FLX though...! https://shop.centraltheatresupplies.co.uk/zero88-flx-4285-p.asp (these are ex-VAT prices)
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    FLX approach to concert lighting requirements (#1)

    That's the "key" information I was after! Thanks! I think it will be perfect for the application (as long as my finger doesn't slip!).
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    FLX approach to concert lighting requirements (#1)

    Thanks Jon. I need this on a few occasions, so this is also a nice workable solution. The idea of the "Solo" state is quite interesting - it would allow me to set this up specifically so I know that the lighting state is "sensible" rather than risking where the "flashing" stuff is at the time of the freeze. Solo is something I've not used before. Any gotchas? I'll be using "Tracking Basic" - I assume I can layer the generics (which will deliver the face light) independently if I make sure they are untagged when recording the playbacks I set up for the flashing and freeze states (and vice-verse). Cheers!
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    FLX approach to concert lighting requirements (#1)

    Thanks Edward for the clarification and the effects suggestion, I'll heed your wise words (and then make a total pigs-ear of it, eek!). Cheers, Kevin
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    FLX approach to concert lighting requirements (#1)

    Hi Edward, Thanks very much for that comprehensive response - lots of good info there I can use. It will be manual, the show music will be on minidisc 😊 This sounds like a good idea - I like the idea of partitioning off the problem to avoid the master playback becoming over complex. So the separate playback can trigger other playbacks with chases on them. If the master playback releases the separate playback will this also release any child playbacks (chases) of the separate playback? That's brilliant info, thanks, I'll look into those. A new aspect of the desk for me! Followup (we've possibly discussed this before, I'll trawl the FLX "How Do I" 😜 subforum for previous ideas): Given I need some situations described by the director as "crazy disco town" (which I take as lots of random flashing coloured lights) would you recommend an effect or a chase for this (although with a chase I guess I'd need to manually define each and every state in that chase - there must be an easier way!). Thanks very much! Kevin
  12. Hi Jon, I'm very concious of "spamming" the FLX forum. The Frog (Mk1) forum had sub-forums like "How Do I" and "Bugs and Errors". Maybe the FLX forum should have similar? Regards, Kevin
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    Should FLX have subforums? (How Do I, Bugs & Errors)

    Pfffttt tell me about it, I work in a design team with 20 others.
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    Forum (2017) - link to www.zero88.com

    Yes, I know what you mean! I have used them in the past to see if the poster of a new topic was still online to give a quick response if they are stuck/in a hurry, and then follow up with a longer answer. He's back! Yes a corporate network at the moment... has been a problem in the past, you're right! Thanks!
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    Should FLX have subforums? (How Do I, Bugs & Errors)

    Is it time? Or is it too big now... I'd be happy to sort the posts for you... might find some "old" gems in there...
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    Forum (2017) - link to www.zero88.com

    The Forum has lost the list of "Logged on users" and "Staff". How can I spy on you now, hey? Oh, that was the reason you removed them...😁 (ps Jon, your Genie graphic has disappeared. Has the cat eaten him?) (pps Where is my ice cream?)
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    Forum (2017) - link to www.zero88.com

    Ha ha ha, that's excellent - the graphic and the new tab 👍 !
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    Forum (2017) - link to www.zero88.com

    Hi Jon, If you still have your genie in a bottle (no, not you Edward!), any chance you could duplicate that zero88.com tab you added and rename it "Knowledgebase" with a link to http://support.zero88.com/ 😉 I know... always wanting more.. Thanks! Kevin
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    Club Capture Software

    Does this Knowledgebase article help? http://support.zero88.com/Consoles/ORB-XF/1004254221/Capture-Visualisation-Software.htm
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    Patch View

    A dimmer is a fixture, so use the Add Fixture tool and there is a generic section at the top of the list which contains dimmer. You can patch multiple at a time, so you could add for example 24 dimmers in one step if needed.
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    Clear stuck on and laggy

    According to the release notes, 7.9.3 was the first official release that supported FLX S24 and S48. So maybe when you checked it was 7.9.4.1. But 7.9.4 (.1) is currently the latest production release. You thought you then updated to the "latest" - but it looks like the desk already had the "latest" on. As of today (23rd July 2018) there isn't even a Beta release after 7.9.4. So what did you have (there is a sticker on the box with the shipped software version) and what did you put on (can't see that would be anything other than 7.9.4)? ... or have you got a full-blown FLX (the daddy) rather than FLX S24/S48?
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    Phantom ZerOS

    Understood, and makes sense! I converse with Edward so much these days, and he uses my real name we forget that might be too "open" on the Internet. Unless I'm being blind or stupid or both (and both likely), I couldn't see a way to add "real name" into my profile. (Sorry tbarden for hijacking your post - hope we've answered your question!)
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    Phantom ZerOS

    🙄 Forgotten my name already... must've had a long day. Me still working too... Regards, Kevin
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    Phantom ZerOS

    Click "Download this file" on the page below and then the box that comes up allows you to download "PhantomZerOS_7.9.4.zip" (7.53MB).
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    touch screen problem

    Is the USB plugged directly to the back of the console (not via a hub). Is the monitor on the "supported" list (yes it is). Compatible-touchscreen-monitors-with-ZerOS-consoles Which console? (FLX, FLX-S48, Solution etc) If FLX try "Factory Reset" from Setup -> Clear If FLX under Z -> System Information can you see the touchscreen listed?
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