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Hi Folks,

I have programmed a MFF's to introduce a figure of 8 effect on a group of fixtures. The fader is set to control the "effect" so the further the fader is raised the speed and amount of effect is increased. Once the MMF is in the required position the result is as I expected. However when the fader is moved from 0 to 25% for example(which will result in a small slow figure of 8 the fixtures make an initial fast movement copying the speed I have moved the fader. The visual result is that the flown fixtures are pointing towards  the stage they shoot 30 degrees to stage left then a figure of 8 takes over. I compensate for that by raising the MFF very slowly so it appears to the audience to be part of the figure of 8. Although when busking a show its easy to forget and get it looking a bit rubbish.

Thoughts?

Chris

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Guessing now... is there a "fade" time you can apply to the Raise Fader that will do the "gentle introduction" for you?

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Hi Chris,

Does your effect playback also include position information? If so when you raise the fader, position will still use the cue's fade times whereas effect will be scaled by the fader position.

To avoid the jarring position, you therefore may want to increase the position fade. To do this hold VIEW and press the playback button. You can then edit the position fade time.

You may find that enabling fader controls position as well as fader controls effect on the same playback also solves the issue.

Hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know.

Edward

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Hi Edward you were spot on. There was position data recorded as well. I deleted the cue and rerecorded  with effect data only. Had I wanted to edit the position data ,in your previous reply you said "hold VIEW and press the playback button. You can then edit the position fade time." is that a shift option in the position window?

Chris

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Hi Chris,

If you hold VIEW and press a playback button, this will open the playback in the cue list window. You can then edit fade times by tapping on the fade time value, and use the encoder wheels to set the time.

Hope this helps,

Edward

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