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  1. ice

    Desk Lamp Connection

    Try the forum search, this problem is known for some desklights, had something to do with the ground being attached or not as I recall. Edit: here it is: http://support.zero88.com/forum/viewtopic....neck&t=1014
  2. ice

    Follow Spot

    In order to use yokes as follow spots you require very good coordination on the wheels. I don't think your going to manage unless it only requires a bit of left-right panning. But if you need real follow spot operating, you shoud use a follow spot and not a yoke
  3. A scanner or movinghead calculates the movement it has to make to get from current to new position. That means flickering signal does make the fixture unusable, but it won't destroy it. I'll simply calculate movement to the next position, but before it reaches that position it has to recalculate to the new position. Exactly the same as a nice clean fade, only the endpoint keeps on changing rapidly. It's a common mistake that only low-end stuff would be affected by bad cabling. Highend fixtures usually have more sensitive signal sensing and thus are more likely to react to a bad signal. Low end equipment uses less sensitive readings in combination with algorithms which make sure that doesn't affect operation. I've allready experienced a rig of new MAC250's and old 518 scanners with a long, unshielded microphone calbe. The new macs wouldn't react, pro518 worked like a charm; new proper cable and terminator fixed everything.
  4. ice

    USB

    So maybe somekind of poll will help?
  5. ice

    USB

    No it doens't, at least not the first 5 times this question came up. I asked about it myself too, way back... search, find and conclude it's not gonna happen and then focus on doable requests, like software stuff.
  6. ice

    USB

    No flame intended, but damn... you people should understand it's nearly impossible to fit hardware onto a platform which isn't intended to support that kind of device. Sure, with USB this all became a lot easier because you can hookup every kind of device with a USB port on it. But the chip which makes this possible has to be put into the hardware design when that's being made. It's like trying to fit 6 seats into a normal hatchback chassis: can't be done (easily). If you really need USB: buy another desk. If you don't have the money for that, accept the floppydrive for now. </annoyed-IT-guy-mode>
  7. I've never finished it beyond the point mentioned above... sorry!
  8. ice

    Is it possible ?

    I'm afraid not... the only way to get such behaviour is the use of pallets, and you can't use pallets on the brightness attribute. If it's only intelligent lighting you used; you could set your master fader at 82% and use an extra submaster to push the rest of all the intensities to 100%. That is offcourse, assuming you programmed @ 100% all over. Think you have some editing work to do Maybe Z88 could provide you with a way to alter the actual showfile, but I don't know if there is one.
  9. Read the update notes on that one! The wheel group now has a different function: it is used to view the tagging state of each attribute. The former wheel group function has been moved to the attribute selection buttons, which you can press to flip though the different attributes. Read the notes for a more detailed description.
  10. ice

    Fixture library only with Robe

    You can create your own libraries using the tools available for download of the Z88 website! Just use the current library, import the items you want to have in your own custom library and save it to disk. You can also update the standard fixtures of your console to contain your own personal fixtures.
  11. ice

    tagging "home"

    That's not an answer to my question. I know how the desk works, but I wonder WHY it works like this. When are you going to actually use all the tagged HOME parameters? Or do you really want to program you're movers HOME parameters to a sub or memory? No you don't, you always want to program the stuff you alter after pressing home, so tagging all paramters isn't usefull since you're going to untag them anyway. And you're right: you can allready do that, but doing that every time takes way to much time. And what exactly would you need HOME for during the show? What effect do you acheive by turning off your lights and setting them to default position? If you want everything to go off, program a submaster containing brightness info and lower it. Resetting position, beamshape or colour can always be done by pressing the attribute button + HOME, which is a nice functionality (tagging involved here too?). As far as I can see, the console always tags parameters you change. In my opinion it shouldn't, it should only tag parameters changed by hand via the encoder wheels or pallet entries. I find the other autotagging functions useless.
  12. ice

    tagging "home"

    I don't see why HOME should tag anything. In what case are you really going to program such a setting when you're in partial mode? Partial mode now implements full transparancy, so you'll only want to program things you change from default. In the one case you do want to program everything, you can always acheive that by pressing wheel group + program. So what is the benefit of tagging stuff on HOME?? In my opinion: - HOME: everything to default parameters, nothing tagged - HOME + WHEEL GROUP: everything to default parameters, fully tagged for those of you who actually use that, I'm not going to... As for the brightness matter: when you get around the philosophy of the desk you'll won't need the HOME button during showtime, so who cares if brightness will be up or not? I found it an issue when I was a beginner, I don't anymore since more desks seem to work this way, when you get used to it it's fine.
  13. ice

    tagging "home"

    I agree with tygrysm!!
  14. ice

    CS-4 from Studio Due

    Instead of 4 HTP channels for the fixture, you can, offcourse, always choose to patch normal HTP faders for controller the fixtures output. This way all movement is kept to were it belongs: the fixture section, but brightness is set to faders. You can group these faders in a sub to control the entire fixtures brightness. The only problem is this takes 4 of your 48 channels for each fixture, so how many do you intend to use? By the way, does anyone know how these kind of problems are dealt with on other console ranges such as the Avo's, SGM, LSC and even Hogs? Do they allow more than one HTP parameter for a fixture? Same goes for programming LED fixtures by the way...
  15. ice

    Yet another monitor screen

    Ah you're right, that makes sence... ok!
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