Dear Jester users,
I'm having just the hardest time getting any sense from my brand new, out of the box Jester.
I have a Chauvet 48 channel desk which has developed amnesia and keeps forgetting important things, like what I just saved to it, so we have invested in a Jester.
I unwrapped the Jester and plugged it in - I'm in manual mode, nothing at all fancy going on - I was just testing that the rig responded to the board in the correct way on 48 channel manual mode.
We have a fairly simple DMX universe, which consists of
1-6 6 channel dimmer
7-12 6 channel dimmer
13-18 6 channel dimmer
19-24 6 channel dimmer
25-29 Eurolite TS-5 Scanner
30-35 Eurolite TS-5 Scanner
36 DMX Switchbox
37-48 12 channel dimmer
All works completely fine on the Chauvet, and all the dimmer packs work perfectly fine with the Jester except the scanners.
On the Chauvet (and on other DMX boards)
However, on the Jester there is a change in behaviour.
However, for stability, both channels 4 and 5 have to be in exactly in the same place. If they are not, the gobo oscillates between the two gobo's which are on Channels 4 and 5. Also there is no longer stability with the scanners; other channels changing cause the scanner to blip and wriggle a gobo or color or intensity.
This happens with both scanners, and as a test I changed one of them to start on DMX number 1, and the fault followed.
I have reconnected the Chauvet for a test as it works fine as a manual board, and all is correct. When I use the Jester I immediately get this behaviour.
This problem makes no logical sense to me; DMX is DMX and these are not exotic scanners, so I wonder if there are some recommended actions I could take to further investigate this strange behaviour.