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  1. Many thanks, Ed. I'll try solo first ! regards, Zulu
  2. Ah, understood. Thanks, kgallen, I'll give it a go. (I've just read the user guide, which doesn't mention FLX or ZeroS in the list of applications, but I presume it's ok) cheers, Zulu
  3. Hi, all. please can anyone say what is the mechanism for creating/installing a fixture profile that isn't currently in the library? It's a Showtec Hydrogen DMX Mk II thanks, Zulu
  4. OK, thanks Ed. I think I've got it. Time to stop talking and give it a go !! cheers, Zulu
  5. OK, thanks, Ed. that sounds good. So, in my example, if when recording Cue 10.5, I hold RECORD, and set the Record Options as you describe, will Cue 11 onwards take its tracking from Cue 10, ignoring 10.5? Or does the "Cue Only" flag switch tracking off for the entire Cue stack? ta, Zulu
  6. Thanks for the tips on Tracking, and the video. It's good. I pretty much get the concept, and how it can reduce data input and processing. I think it means that I can only plot my show in sequence from the start, cue by cue. If I do this perfectly first time, all is well. But If I have plotted cues 1 thru 20, then decide to insert a cue between, say, 10 and 11, (ie, 10.5).... cues from 11 onwards, which previously took their tracked info from Cue 10 or earlier, are now taking tracked info from 10.5. Won't this screw all further cues? thanks, Zulu
  7. Thanks for the responses, guys. V. helpful. Regarding the HTP LTP Inhibit query, I think I get that. Thanks. Regarding the copying of cues, I'm interested in kgallen's offering: I still struggle a bit with Tracking, but generally everything works as I want, with the default settings. Typically when starting to plot a new play, I create a "blank" cue list with all descriptions, numbers, and script references. Then, when I'm plotting, and realise I can re-use a lighting state from Act 1, in Act 3, I'll want to copy. Can tracking help me with this, or should I rethink my
  8. To advance my learning . . . 3 questions: Using the Master Playback with a theatre style cue stack 1. When a cue is live on stage, the Output window shows exactly what all the channels/fixtures are doing. Very useful. Is it possible to preview the view for a cue that isn't currently live? 2. Copying cues. Using the Z button, I frequently copy existing cues into other existing cues (over-writing), meaning I only need minor edits to the new cue. Is it possible to copy the content of a cue into another existing cue, without over-writing the description ? 3. I've mastered pr
  9. OK, I get that. Next time I'm at the theatre, I'll check that, to see if I really do have 2 universes, or just 1, split across the 2 outputs. Expect radio silence for a while now, as I'm going away for the next 10 days. thanks, Guys., Zulu
  10. This thread has taken an unexpected twist ! As suggested, I checked, and saw there was only Output 1 under Universe 1. So I tried to also assign Output 2 as a 2nd output under Universe 1 I got a message to say Output 2 was already assigned to a Universe. At this point, I see Universe 2 is assigned to Output 2 ! Very unexpected, as my desk is only supposed to have 1 universe. Perhaps I should stop her! I have everything I need, and have learnt some gems of knowledge from Kevin and Ed. Many thanks, Zulu
  11. Thanks, Ed. I've tried a couple of fixture profiles . . . 3Ch (RGB), 4Ch (RGB-D), (D-RGB), with no joy. I was doing this at home, where I only had 3-pin DMX cables available, hence using the 2nd DMX output. I have a 1-universe desk, so was expecting identical behaviour from each DMX output. However, when trying the set up at the theatre, with the 5 pin cable from DMX Output 1, my LED strip behaved properly ! All is well ! So I now wonder if there is a problem with my DMX Output 2. Is it "switched off" ? So for now, my LED Tape problem is solved, but I now need to do
  12. Thanks, K having selected a 3 channel profile, I was using the fader for intensity, and the colour-picker for colour. No luck. If I understand you correctly, I should have success if I either . . . Use a 4 Channel profile (RGB+ Virtual Dimmer) or Use a 3 Channel profile (RGB), and use the colour wheels, not the colour-picker, to bring up the colours (I didn't do either of these !) I'll try this later, and report back. regards, Zulu
  13. Hi, all. I wonder if anyone can help with this problem . . . I am planning to control RGB LED tape from my FLX S24 desk. I have bought and connected some RGB 5050SMD 10mm tape, similar to this: I have bought and patched a DMX Decoder, 3 Channel, Generic maunufacturer, similar to this: I've used the 3 Channel RGB LED fixture in the Generics section of the Fixture Library on the FLX S24. I'm getting no life from the set up at all. I have connected the same arrangement to a laptop running LightFactory software, and the LED tape responds correctly. So
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