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kgallen

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  1. ...it's like the dance the UK PM did on entrance to her Party Conference. Don't forget the hip wiggle... (bleughhh).
  2. The manual, p34, says "If the LCD Backlight or Contrast have been set to unreadable values, you will need to connect a monitor to be able to navigate to this menu and set readable values.". It seems your only other option is to know the menu structure and be able to navigate to the required menu item blind. I don't have a Jester - Edward might be able to supply the "footsteps" you need to navigate blind from a cold desk start... https://eaton.nanorep.co/storage/nr1/kb/2AD62C9/3879A76B/3A205D35/22/Jester Manual 3.4.pdf
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    Beam & Shape Lockup

    Yes it's normal... for now. The Shape button is provided for future use with a new fixture library format which requires separate "Beam" and "Shape" attributes. Pressing "Shape" used to display a message "Coming Soon..." but Zero88 seemed to get a lot of stick from the user-base for this so they just made the Beam and Shape buttons act as a locked pair. In some future software release, Shape will have it's own functionality. For now, don't worry about it, just press the Beam button - and yes, both Beam and Shape LEDs will light.
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    ZerOS 7.9.5

    Nico, I think you're going to be waiting a little longer:
  5. The "old style" approach before desks had MOD functionality is to have a "mark" cue (usually a point-5 cue number) between existing cues, to reposition the fixture. For MOD to work on ZerOS, the fixture needs to have a programmed intensity=0 in a cue in which the move will happen.
  6. I've no idea how this is set up on the Jester, but essentially what has happened, is when you programmed for the smoke machine, you also captured the data for the MACs into the submaster. This means that when you raise the sub for the smoke machine, the MACs are moving to whatever state they were when you set up for programming the sub for the smoke. This is normal LTP (Latest Takes Precedence) rules. This is also why the results don't change until another memory or submaster is played. When lowered, the submaster needs to be set to "release". Sorry I don't know how to do this on the Jester, but maybe with this info you can hit the manual until Edward comes along to answer... Kevin
  7. Pete, Go back to the beginning - start with an empty playback. Set some levels. RECORD. Set some new levels. RECORD. Set some other levels. RECORD. You should end up with a cue list of 3 cues. Each should show a time in the fade columns - the 3.0s default time. If you go to cue 1 and press GO, you should be able to step with GO through the 3 cues in the stack and each should fade with the default fade time of 3s you say you have.You should see the intensity values ramping up/down in the outputs window. Compare this to the cue stack you recorded at the start of this thread - seems that your cues did not record a change in level/brightness/intensity when you recorded each cue, hence the fade columns not having any numbers in. You will see the same in the colour/beamshape/position columns for those fixtures that didn't have a change in these respective attributes. Kevin
  8. No intensity changes recorded in those cues.
  9. Hi Carpo, I recently had some queries on what various effects did and how I might achieve some particular effects using the engine. In this thread here from around about the post linked, Edward gives some insight and examples to my queries that might be of interest. Kevin
  10. This is usually an issue with the channel faders reference voltage, or maybe the DIP switches on the channel boards if you've been rummaging around inside. I'm sure there are some posts on here or on the BlueRoom. I'll have a dig around... Give Keith a ring at Zero88, he'll have you sorted in a jiffy... (Mods: This post could do with being moved to the Frog Range MkI forum). Kevin
  11. This confirms my total bemusement at the WING pricing. I can buy from CTS, now, walkup, an S24 for £880+VAT. If I want a WING for my full FLX then suppliers are quoting between £850+VAT to over £1000+VAT. So I can buy a full humdinger of a lighting desk with an integrated touchscreen and a quad ARM CPU - who's left hand half is the hardware of a WING, for less than... a WING - which is essentially a bunch of faders and buttons with a USB lead. I'm just glad I don't need a WING... 😣 (And I'm not knocking the Z88 brand - I own more Z88 kit than is frankly healthy, so I'm probably firmly in the "fan-boy" camp...)
  12. <grumpy> 'cos in Z88 land you can have whatever console you like - you just pop into stores and pull the beast you want! S24 for small shows, S48 for medium ones and FLX for large ones! However here in the real world we can only afford one console in 10 years and sometimes have to purchase add-ons incrementally as we can afford them! Bubba - technically I'm sure you're right, in fact both S24 and S48 probably have the CPU power to be a full FLX. But like most customer-facing companies, Z88 have a marketing department, and they have to have product differentiation. They want you to buy an S48 or a full FLX, not an S24 and get the equivalent functionality of the bigger desks with add-ons. Yes I know it's not exactly like that, there are differences to the surfaces, monitor support etc, but they won't want to have a mechanism to "short circuit" their product line. Having said that - a 96 fixture "upgrade" to S24 does of course appear a sensible and viable idea, but maybe not one that would fly "marketing wise" with the current desk line-up. Actually it doesn't even need the wing, but the lack of monitor support could be more of a challenge. </grumpy>
  13. Mark is right - the headline spec for the FLX S24 says: Control up to 48 LED, moving lights and conventionals https://www.zero88.com/products/consoles/flxs/index.shtml I think with S24 you will still be limited to 48 fixtures though, regardless of DMX Universe upgrades. Edward will be here any minute to confirm... Kevin
  14. Yea, but which one is which, Mr Smarty-Pants? Ha, got you stumped now haven't I... 😈
  15. Ah I see, ETCs version of Leap Frog (FrogOS) and um.... Leap Frog (ZerOS). Both of you, your marketing departments are incompetent! (I'm just heading for the hills - the address you hold for me is bogus, no point sending me letter bombs Charlie! 😋)
  16. Aha. I was thinking Eos and Ion were two hardware variants (like Solution and FLX). I guess you'd prefer my ignorance on ETC LX desks to me having a deep interest in them! 😁 Thanks!
  17. Cheers Edward. Assuming for the purposes of this question, Eos/Ion are interchangeable (they use the ETC equivalent of ZerOS?), as I asked about Ion? Thanks for the tip about Nomad. Thanks! Kevin
  18. It may well be that the keyswitch needs replacing. I think it's a fairly standard item - but Ian Knight is your man, he knows these desks inside out. Kevin
  19. Possibly. If Zero88 can't help (I'm sure Edward or Tyler will reply shortly), then Ian Knight can probably help out one way or another: http://www.serviceguy.co.uk/zero88-legacy-service-repair/
  20. Hi chaps, Urgent query, hope you can help... I know FLX can read some ASCII showfiles. Can FLX read a showfile from ETC Ion? I only need conventionals for a cut-down version of a larger show. Do I need to confirm the particular software version running on the Ion and do I need to get it exported any specific way - I need to get the producer to email the ETC Ion showfile to me so it would be handy if I could give them specific instructions on how to get the correct format for the FLX to use. FLX will be ZerOS 7.9.4. Anything else I need to know to facilitate this? Thanks for any help. Kevin ps, Yes I've seen this: http://support.zero88.com/Legacy-Products/Legacy-Consoles/Legacy-ZerOS/ORB-XF/1011408431/How-do-I-load-files-into-my-console.htm
  21. I find it hard to believe that the LCD itself isn't replaceable, rather than the whole PCB assembly - ok it will require some soldering so Z88 might not offer that as a service (and that is a little disappointing). £500 seems a bit steep. Is the LCD a standard part that's available from an electronics supplier? Maybe you should have a chat with Ian Knight http://www.serviceguy.co.uk/zero88-legacy-service-repair/ to check feasibility. Kevin
  22. Probably you have the Speed or Size settings such that the effect is too large or too fast for the mover to mechanically keep up. I experienced this the first time I used a mover (MAC250 in my case) with desk effects. Kevin
  23. I think you will for a (fair) while until the ZerOS colour mapper improves support for such LED fixtures. At the moment it can map to R/G/B/W LED elements. Anything on top you'll have to dial in yourself and create a colour palette. Is it an ETC LED fresnel?
  24. Hmmm, interesting. I posted a similar fixture request to the fixturesupport email on Monday at 10:04, got an auto-ack email at 10:05 and Tyler emailed on Tuesday at 16:24 to say someone would look at it within a day. Edward/Tyler usually look at the Forum daily so I'm surprised it's not been picked up by now. Could you try the email again and check you get the auto-ack email within a few minutes? Kevin
  25. Hi Pete: Requesting new fixture profiles To requests new fixtures, please email us, ensuring you supply full details of the fixture (Make, Model, Mode) and a download link to the Operating Manual. FixtureSupport@Zero88.com
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