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Stupid programming question - can't crossfade!?

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Ok, really simple and stupid one!

 

Got a show programmed, but I have got something wrong!

 

I am only using generic fixtures, and when I move to the next cue, they dont really crossfade. The first cue dies out, then the next fades up!

 

What have I forgot to do!?

 

Thanks again - sorry it's a stupid one!

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perhaps setting the crossfade time ??

 

Are you using the A/B masters to crossfade og through Submasters ??

 

The A/B masters is controlled by the round thing just above the faders. Try turning on this to the amount of time you wan't the crossfade to take

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Are you using the Playback X controls including the Go button to play back the memories (cues) on the memory stack ?

 

If so, check that the Override control is set to the central (neutral) position.

 

Also check the fade up and fade down times of the memories (cues) themselves. For a smooth dipless crossfade between two memories (cues) you would normally set the two fade times to be the same (eg 3 seconds).

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Sam

 

If you are doing big fades between say a red and blue wash then sometimes it is best to use a split cross fade, say 3 sec up and 5 sec down. It will also often depend on the dimmers and the lamps on them. Sometimes the curve can mean a light fades out before the one fading in has reached a similar level. Play with the times.

 

Graham

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