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  1. kgallen

    Solution - Solution XL VS FLX - FLX S 48

    He lives! Phew! Welcome back Edward, hope you had a nice time! 😂
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    Solution - Solution XL VS FLX - FLX S 48

    Hi Eric, <ENTER><ENTER> is a shortcut to select fixtures with intensity > 0 (get orange boxes around the channel numbers in the Output Window) <ENTER><ENTER> @. (at dot) (or <ENTER><ENTER>@0<ENTER> as you've used) will select any lit fixture and black it out. It only affects the intensity, it won't move position or beamshape.. Try <CLEAR><CLEAR> first to empty the programmer to be sure your commands are being interpreted correctly. Hope that helps. It's just a little "trick", nothing magical. This is from the manual, page 9, right column about a quarter of the way down: http://www.zero88.com/manuals/flx-user-manual-version-1.pdf Kevin
  3. kgallen

    S24 Editing on the fly

    Good point Martin, thanks for the clarification. Kevin
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    S24 Editing on the fly

    It looks like you want "Blind" mode, but this article says Blind is not provided on FLX S unfortunately:
  5. kgallen

    Solution - Solution XL VS FLX - FLX S 48

    Eric - on you ghost, can you work without the fader wing for one session and see if you get any spurious lights? I don't have a Wing, and fortunately have never experienced this problem with my "bare" FLX. (Not commenting on your new thread as I know you'd like one of the Zero88 chaps to respond... Maybe they are at PLASA this week?)
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    Solution - Solution XL VS FLX - FLX S 48

    Your application for shift+record would be for example the first cue of a new dance routine. This would stop tracked values from one dance from bleeding into the next dance. Shift+record is also useful for a blackout cue to avoid an update later put into an earlier cue from resulting in a unintended light on in an intended blackout. I wouldn’t otherwise overuse shift+record because you’ll lose the benefits of tracking and overlaying playbacks will likely result in unintended fixture behaviour.
  7. kgallen

    Solution - Solution XL VS FLX - FLX S 48

    I'm conscious we will distract from your important question regards the spurious lighting, however if I understand this latest question I would suggest: For a blackout on all fixtures you could do: <ENTER> <ENTER> @. (at dot) -> all fixtures will get intensity 0 (ENTER-ENTER selects all fixtures with intensity>0) SHIFT+RECORD -> create a blocking cue - record all parameters of all fixtures (SmartTag setting does not matter)
  8. kgallen

    Solution - Solution XL VS FLX - FLX S 48

    Eric - are you saying the fixture is being selected by the desk and the channel LED in the MFF button is coming on?
  9. kgallen

    Flashbutton Fade Down Time

    Sorry Monster I only managed to achieve the same as you did. Same happens in "latch" mode. Raise/Lower settings (Setup+Playback) didn't help either. Over to Edward/Jon...
  10. kgallen

    Solution - Solution XL VS FLX - FLX S 48

    Hmmm weird. Sorry I didn't reach a conclusion. I did/looked at: - a flick through the general setup - nothing unusual, no remotes set up. DMX output 1/2 has RigSync (RDM) enabled but overall RigSync is disabled (looks like the default -> RDM is off, so that can't be the cause). - the setup/operation of the 6 playbacks on page 2 - nothing unusual there, basic submaster usage - a run through the cue list on the master playback - nothing seemed out of place, no accidental strobes - no chases I could see or tracked issues on those channels It's interesting you say you can grab the errant channels intensity and release it and it stops the issue. Also you see it on an LED unit and a dimmer channel (conventional -> spot or fresnel?) For completeness, can you confirm you have DMX terminators on the lines and only a linear DMX topology (no passive splits). It's not an issue I've experienced on my desk (currently 7.9.4) to date.
  11. Hi Bertrand, Give this a go. It is only a quick attempt and I've not had time tonight to put all of the details in of the gobo/prism/iris channels (ch18 on), but it should be detailed enough to get you going until one of the Z88 guys can build you a fully specified definition. Regards, Kevin servospot15k.ift
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    Solution - Solution XL VS FLX - FLX S 48

    Eric - I've loaded your showfile in PhantomZerOS to have a look - can you tell us which channels were affected by the spurious lighting? Which fader did you grab?
  13. Link the manual, say which modes are a priority for you.
  14. kgallen

    Starting Cues with Crossfades / hopping between cues

    It's a link to the beta test forum for those that can see it. Peter, I thought you were a beta tester too? Kevin
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    Starting Cues with Crossfades / hopping between cues

    I don't see that ZOS-8363 is fixed in 7.9.4 (Release Notes) so I'm not sure if 2-way fader is going to work?
  16. kgallen

    Brand new FLX - questions

    Well done Eric! Can you upload your show file here so Edward can take a look at what might have caused your spurious light? There can be many reasons! Earlier we were talking about tagging for your effect. I found this Knowledgebase article: http://support.zero88.com/Consoles/ORB-XF/1014189311/What-is-Tagging.htm
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    Brand new FLX - questions

    Edward will probably give better advice but I guess (as you suggest earlier) that intensity@0 means SmartTag does not record to effect off. For that cue when you go to record, on your external monitor you should get the record options page - turn off SmartTag for that record so fixtures with changed but intensity@0 will get recorded. Great photo. I see you get ch1-24 across one monitor line. That is nice, mine are spread across 2.
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    Brand new FLX - questions

    Your naming question is easy, I generally do the record and name in one movement, for cue 10: record 10 name <type name> enter To stop the mover effect you will need to choose Effect->No effect. You could do this when you record your blackout or go back and use Update. You can use shift+record to put in a blocking cue if needed. That’s quite an achievement if you’ve already run a show with moving lights less than a week having a brand new console!
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    Brand new FLX - questions

    Ooooo, interesting... thanks Edward! Good article by the way, I'll give that a go... 😊
  20. kgallen

    Brand new FLX - questions

    Hi Eric, Did you get these "issues" sorted out? (1) Looks like something that should be handled by tracking - FLX defaults to "Tracking (Basic)" which means it's a tracking console but SmartTag is enabled to handle most of the complexity of tagging so you can just program away without worrying about the correct information being recorded in the cue. Tracking means that if "something is happening", that "something" will continue to happen until you hit a cue that has an instruction to "do something else". So you shouldn't have to replicate cue 4 to cue 5 to cue 6 etc to get the effect to continue. I understand from another thread on an intensity chase that tracking doesn't necessarily operate across chase steps, but I don't believe this is your situation here - you have a cue sequence not a chase. (2) Looks like it should be handled by move on dark (this just "works" - as long as you have the fixture intensity=0% between the two cues - although one thing that caught me out is I recorded a blackout cue as a blocking cue (SHIFT+RECORD) and that stopped the MOD happening in preparation for the cue after the blackout - this makes sense as the cue would be carrying position/beamshape information for the fixture I wanted to MOD, so it was my mistake not the consoles). You also mention Capture visualisation software. I'm also toying with the idea of purchasing this software, however it is 350GBP so quite an investment for me personally. I'm thinking on this one, so any comments on using this with FLX would be interesting - Jon/Ed is Capture the visualisation software you used in the Christmas Advent videos? Which version/name? Regards, Kevin
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    Brand new FLX - questions

    I've just got two moving head LED units which I used on the show just completed - first time with moving lights (ok I had one MAC250 for years, but rarely used with my Fat Frog). FLX made this very easy with position palettes, move on dark just works and I even got a circle effect going very quickly (Jon will be relieved to hear that with all of our historical moaning about the effects engine!). You will need to take a few more fixtures home to practice with! Try very hard to move away from the fader mentality. If your experience is with a much simpler/older desk, learn how to set up groups and palettes and how to dimension effects. With these your movers will become quick and easy to use. Without you will fight the complexity of all of the control handles and get very stressed during show plot. Reading back through this thread to some of the earlier posts, Edward (maybe Jon) suggests using different playbacks to set up a cue stack for each of your dance sequences. Then you can play back these whole stacks in any order - actually with FLX you could overlay them if you wanted. Another way would be to create "partial looks" on a larger number of playbacks and then overlay these to create different looks for each dance. This is fairly advanced and will take some practice, but would give you a very large range of elements you can mix on the fly if you need to busk. It might be worth getting some experience in your own time (at your own pace), then getting some more detailed help from your local distributor (ok, I guess you bought your FLX from Thomann though, so you might have to ask nicely...) and getting some support on creating more complex looks once you've grasped the fundamentals. Good Luck! Kevin
  22. kgallen

    Brand new FLX - questions

    Theatre (musical, pantomime, play) ~40 conventional ~20 LED +accessories -> gobo rotator, smoke, colour scroller, DMX controlled props, LED tape
  23. kgallen

    Brand new FLX - questions

    Yes!!! 😁😁😎 Iiyama touchscreens are trouble! The Touchscreen should continue to work - it will only need a new calibration if you use Factory Reset or when you update Firmware (e.g. 7.9.4 -> 7.9.5). Here starts a steep learning process on the FLX capabilities - good luck! I have had mine since 2015 and I learn something new every week!
  24. kgallen

    Brand new FLX - questions

    No, no, no! Press the physical UPDATE button on the FLX keypad when the External Monitor shows the screen with blue "+" 😊
  25. kgallen

    Brand new FLX - questions

    If you did Factory Reset, then you will need to calibrate the external monitor again (other resets you do not). Go to External Monitor Calibration (get "+" on external screen), press UPDATE button. Check if you can do 3 "+" then draw. Can you get this to work?
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