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    What desk? ML24

    Hi guys, I have just joined the forum today. I volunteer with a small festival who also run other small events. I have no professional background but can carry out basic DMX programing. I have been using a cheap 48 channel Chinese made desk with the ability to record and run chases but little else. To date we use 8 traditional Par cans with dmx controlled dimmers, 14 fixed led par cans , 1 dmx controlled follow spot and a few pin spots. This year we bought our first moving heads and the limitations of our desk became clear. we are looking to purchase a new desk which should have the following attributes 1. ability to add up more moving heads maybe 8-10 more 2. We train up local youngsters in the use of the desk so it must be (relatively) simple to operate I think the Jester ML24 might be a good option. What do you guys think? I have read the tech spec but what are the real world pros and cons of the ML range? what is Zero 88's support like? Any advice gratefully received. Thanks Chris
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    FLX hints & tips Advent Calendar

    Well done guys these are excellent. I'm hooked now. Can't wait for "Mixing cocktails using the gobo shake function on my movers and a UDK" Happy Christmas Chris
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    ZerOS Released

    Hi Jon. How close are we to getting 7.9.3? No point in me updating to if .3 will be ready in a few days. Cheers Chris
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    Remote switches

    I'm on a roll with the forum posts today! I made up a remote switch box this afternoon with parts from CPC and ebay(including a D sub socket with screw connectors which saved some fiddly soldering) In "Inputs and Outputs" I enabled switch 1 to trigger a playback that contains a chase. I press the switch(A momentary switch) and the chase runs but as the fader is at 0 there is no intensity and therefore no light (I can see the steps in the chase being displayed as they cycle round) the chase continues even after the button Is released. If I wanted a chase to run at full intensity only while the button is pressed is this a job for a Macro or is there some other way to achieve this? Thanks Chris
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    Remote switches

    Hi Edward, thanks that's great. I will give that a try in the next few days. This is a steep learning curve for me. When I started at this venue in Sept with no proper lighting background we had an old 24ch Strand desk running D54 protocol, 12 par cans and 4 Fresnels. I'm dragging it kicking and screaming in to the current century We have now added DMX dimmers, the FLX, Mac 250 Entours, LED PARs and a couple of LED multi beam effect fixtures. I will be busking my first show for a touring band on the 29th so fingers crossed. Cheers Chris
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    Relationship between playbacks sharing the same MFF

    Thanks, Mike and Edward, Spot on. Page hold over was set to Enabled. Changed it to disabled and all sorted now. Thanks for the help Chris
  7. Until today I have run all my shows on a single page of playbacks. On using two pages for the first time I came up with an issue that probably has a simple solution. Example- Playback 1 on page 1 has a nice cue stack of LED washes. The MFF is left sitting at max on one of the cues. I then move to page 2 of the playbacks where I have a chase on a different group of fixtures recorded on playback 25. I want to keep the wash recorded on playback 1 running but as I lower the MFF controlling playback 25 the wash from playback 1 is dimmed then the chase recorded on playback 25 is played back when the fader is raised again. Any pointers? Cheers Chris
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    Martin Mac 250 Entours

    Hi Folks I have a question about my new (used) Mac 250 Entours my understanding is that when the intensity is 0 and the other shutters are open the lamps go in to low power mode to keep the heat down. Is it common practice to at the end of a series of Entour cues with the last cue creating that set of circumstances to keep the heat down or is it safe to keep the intensity at 0 and can the internal fan keep the lamp cool? Second question- Any good forums that cover Entours?
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    Martin Mac 250 Entours

    Hi Edward, Thanks for the quick reply. I will give Blue Room a go. I've not recorded any macros yet so I will have a go at that tomorrow. Chris
  10. Hi Martin Mac 250 Entour users, I went through the same issue with My Mac 250 Entours (my first movers) so I stored all the settings in one of my FLX user definable keys to trigger a lamp off command to work when DLOF is set to "on" which saves a bit of work. While we are on the subject of the Mac 250 Entour my understanding is that when the intensity is 0 and the other shutters are open the lamps go in to low power mode to keep the heat down so is it common practice to at the end of a series of Entour cues that the last cue should creates that set of circumstances or is it safe to keep the intensity at 0 and the internal fan will keep the lamp cool?
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    Can I download/dump an error report? Partial boot fail

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I'm just running 7.9.1. I will up date it to .2 then try to program some more cues and get back to you. Thanks again. Chris
  12. I switched my FLX on this morning and a red message appeared about being unable to load something. unfortunately my fat fingers pressed a key before I fully read what it said and the desk continued to boot normally but without my playbacks. I only lost a few test playbacks (but will start saving shows to USB). Is there way of sending an error report in to Zero88? Thanks Chris
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    Overwrite colours?

    I am setting up some Kam Powerbars to provide back drop colour washes. Powerbars are 4 flat par can units, each par can containing RGB LED's . The fixture profile (a modified Parbar profile) contains 12 colour parameters (4 x red 4 X green 4 x blue) each assigned to a wheel on the FLX therefore to record the various colour washes it requires 12 wheel adjustments for each wash. I thought I might be able to speed this up by recording some colour palettes. I set the 4 flat par cans to full Red pressed "record" and then "c2 Red" on the Palettes touch screen.A warning dialog box then popped up to say the palette was already programed did I want to overwrite it. What would happen to other fixtures that used "c2Red" Palette button to set them to display Red if I overwrote this? or probably a better question is how can I speed up the programing? Chris
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    Overwrite colours?

    Thanks keredyelesob that worked perfectly.
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    Overwrite colours?

    Thanks for such a quick response and especialy to keredyelesob for creating a Fixture file. Any files I have created in the first few weeks of life with an FLX I will share with the forum/zero88 once I'm sure they all work correctly.
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    Can I copy data when creating fixtures?

    Hi Folks Just to add to the above. As I have become more used to the FLX and creating fixtures I went back to the Kam Power Glide issue that started this topic, I found that when I entered all the data for each of the 8 RBGW leds the FLX created pallets for each colour when the small centre button on the wheel is pressed. (however that did involve entering 128 colour names and 128 end values when creating the fixture) which brings me back to why I posted my original question asking if I could copy data as it would have only involved 16 names and 16 end points.
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    Can I copy data when creating fixtures?

    Hi Folks, I'm just getting my head round my new FLX after a few years on an old 48 channel console so its a steep learing curve. I have used some of fixtures from the FLX database, written two of my own for RGB LED fixtures to learn the basics of that for myself. We are busking small music shows and one of our big bang for your buck fixtures is the Kam Powerglide. Zero88 created a fixture for us the fixture has 8 controllable LED's on two moving bars. Zero88 created LED1 with colour "details" which then creates palettes on the FLX, the other 7 LED's do not have the additional data entered when the fixture was created . The wheel has to be used to change colours. My question is can I copy the data in the fixture creator from colour 1 to the other 7 colours so they can all use the pallet? or am I doing something wrong? I have attached the ift if it helps Thanks PowerGlide.ift
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    Can I copy data when creating fixtures?

    That's great thanks for getting back to me. I will put that to Zero88 as a future enhancement. I will have a go at creating 9 fixtures per unit! I'm working with Phantom on a laptop for the next few days and still have to set up a visualizer so once i'm back home I will let you know how I get on.
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    Importing fixtures

    Just for info - the file you want to load should be in the root directory of the USB stick. I had them in a folder to start with and they were not visible on the FLX screen.
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    What desk? ML24

    Cheers Keredyelesod, I have had a look at the Solution and FLX and I agree the Solution does look like a good option. Thanks for your help

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