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Everything posted by kgallen

  1. My extra 2p worth too, if the issue is with an Effects palette, then I've found it easier to delete the darn thing and start again. I think the last time I had that issue Edward agreed that is often the easiest approach! Above should be good though for a normal cue or single cue playback. Let us know if it worked!
  2. I just looked in the manual. Also you need SmartTag *disabled*. Somewhere on this forum you'll find me endlessly asking the same question, and Edward patiently answering. https://zero88.com/manuals/zeros/cues-playbacks/updating-cues/update-options#remove
  3. I always struggle with this, but your friend is the HOME key since this tags all parameters of a fixture. So select the fixtures you want to remove. Press HOME. Press and hold UPDATE to get the options box up and enable REMOVE. Press the playback you want to remove this stuff from.
  4. Without wishing to short-circuit @Davidmk 's excellent response, once you've gotten your head around the structure of the system it would be worth patching say 48 "dimmers" on the desk and seeing what (if anything) responds to channels 1 thru as-high-as-you-fancy. There is a high chance that conventional dimmers will start at address 1. Of course to do that you need to have located the supply isolation for the dimmers and any other kit rigged, which is the opening part of @Davidmk's reply. @james_ letting us know where you are geographically would help too. You don't need to give out the name of the school publicly on here. A city/town would do for a start. Best of all, add it to your Forum profile. Also I'm with @KWR88, if this was a professional install, there must be some sort of documentation somewhere. Only the most cowboy of installers would have left you with absolutely nothing. Roughly how old is the install? (1-2 years, 5, 10 years, 20 years???) Are there stickers anywhere for the installer/supplier who should have some records of the main info we need here - accepting some details of the install/kit might have been changed post the install date.
  5. Great news, thanks for letting us know! Here's to another 20 years of use!
  6. Sorry Edward! Hope it's going ok! You seem to have found your laptop at least. Hope you also found the bread and baked beans!
  7. Yes of course. (I was hoping Edward might chip in here as I’m not fully familiar with the restrictions on Effects on FLX-S!). You could approach this several ways. I think with FLX-S you mostly have to use the preprogrammed effects palettes. It’s probably easier to deal with the intensity and movement parts separately. So I’d select your fixtures and have a play with the Effects marked ‘I’ which are intensity effects and see if there is something there that suits. You should be able to adjust the speed and ‘size’. I think there is a 1/8 intensity effect which might be a start. On the movement side it depends what you want to do. Again, look at the Effects marked ‘P’ which are position effects. There are circles, figure-of-8, fly-in etc. maybe one of them suits with adjustment to speed and size. If the existing Effects palettes get you something you like, you can layer each type onto your fixtures. When you’re happy you can then RECORD this new composite effect to a new effect palette. Ensure the palette when recorded is marked with I and P. If you want to do something quite different on intensity and movement than what’s available from the Effects palette then you will need to go down the route of programming a sequence. You could do this all on one playback, but if you wanted independent control of intensity and movement you might want to put each on a separate playback then overlay the two, maybe triggered from another playback. Maybe time to have a read of relevant parts of the manual and have a search on this Forum for similar questions as there are details you’ll need to understand (like tracking and only recording certain attributes). Good luck!
  8. Did you save to USB stick? If not then yes you will have lost your programming.
  9. Yes but maybe not in the way you describe. You can create any sequence of cues on a playback then you can trigger that playback from any other playback(s) when you want to trigger that sequence. When you start programming the sequence, when you go to record the second cue, the desk will ask if you want to create a sequence, where you can set the speed. Effects are something slightly different. On FLX S (compared to ‘full’ FLX) they are a little more limited on how you can create your own. But nonetheless you can setup say some movers in a position pattern with some colours and gobos then you can record that as your own Effect palette. You can use this effect palette in the same way you can use any other palette type.
  10. Jon I think the guy has a Solution rather than Orb, but couldn’t open the DWG file for Solution. I could be wrong, sorry if so.
  11. It’s probably a CR2032 or similar coin cell? It you feel competent to do the job the go ahead. What is worth researching is which screws to remove to get access as usually it’s not all of them (for example on Frog desks it’s just two screws required to be removed not all 20).
  12. Hi Terry, That's a shame. Where are you located? There is an AmDram society (or two) near me that could probably make use of one. Can you give more information? Thanks, Kevin
  13. Check your cables - swap them around to see if the fault changes. A broken data- or data+ can cause these issues where the screen is intact.
  14. Add a USB keyboard and mash F1 at boot. You’ll get some options. Worth having a USB key with 7.10 and 7.11 on it. See https://www.zero88.com/manuals/zeros/trouble-shooting/zeros-startup-tool
  15. Hi Franco Can we go back to the beginning and you list out what you want to do?
  16. Programmer Time under Z key.
  17. Just to wrap up, thankfully no other issues with the FLX/ZerOS during our tech/dress/performance run. (No issues from any of my other LX or SX kit either including my ~20 yo Sony minidisc decks ). Just one blown (but well behaved) T25 in a Prelude PC! Just the Cue List focus requiring a mouse click once in a while (a bit random as you say)… and on Saturday Matinee, a bit of a PEBCAK issue (ie me! ).
  18. I got lucky as I realised afterwards the question was for Solution and I wasn't sure it had the same buttons or process as the FLX!
  19. Setup+Playback button Release on Lower = no
  20. Fantastic thanks Edward! Interestingly I’ve booted the FLX twice tonight (for dress rehearsal) and on neither occasion did the palette screen appear!
  21. Hi Jon! I don't have an A:B comparison as I use generics for face light (and specials, gobos etc) and LEDs for back and side light colour washes. I don't have good enough quality LED fixtures to use for face and hence neither are they colour calibrated. So in that sense I'm not trying to match tungsten+gel to LED+palette, I'm using the colour palettes to pick a convenient colour for LED fixtures rather than a match to conventionals. That said, the wider filter range is nice - but the colour on stage is not really much like the colour on the touchscreen swatch. My LED fixtures tend to be RGB(CW) or RGB(WW) or RGBAW - i.e. no "filler" colour LEDs like lime etc that you get in a high-end LED fixture. This could be unrelated but I'd have to say the yellow shades I could achieve on my cyc seemed much better than I remember from before - I believe a decent yellow can be hard to achieve from the simpler RGB+W fixtures which I have (in this case my cycs are Stairville RGB(WW) floods). As mentioned above I did also use the new "Temp" (colour temperature) feature with a Philips PL1 LED profile (probably the "highest quality" LED I have) which as a backlight worked nicely when working with a tungsten Source 4 from the front - I was able to warm-up the PL1 a little to blend a little better with the Source 4. So probably not the data you're really looking for, but that's all I've got to offer, sorry! Regards, Kevin
  22. My rig isn't large compared to most of you pros. In this show I have (if I counted everything) 15 LED fixtures (inc 4 movers) and 26 conventionals (Source 4, Prelude F/PC, Quartet F, Minuette F). I'm using "real" gels too: L136, L063, L202, L159, L008 - and L179 chrome orange (which indeed won over L134 on this occasion!).
  23. Thanks Edward! Hmm don't believe "GO" worked. Certainly no blue boxes on the cue list (and hence the mouse click). Sounds like you have this under control anyway, thanks! It's the "mash F1" on boot process to recover the console. @Davidmk kindly provided me with details on the PM. I'm hoping not to need that though... Thanks all for support! Regards, Kevin ps Sorry if this is the wrong thread to be having this discussion, feel free to move to a better place in FLX/ZerOS.
  24. Here is the show file for the above. Edward - I understand there is a desk restart process - could you give me a link to the instructions for this? (Probably this: https://www.zero88.com/manuals/zeros/trouble-shooting/zeros-startup-tool ?) Thanks, Kevin TMM_dress1.zos
  25. Thanks Edward. As mentioned elsewhere I did use the Lee filters a lot in this show and those two do look familiar. Whether they were filters I tried and kept or tried and discarded I don’t know. I’ll aim to upload the show file. This screen was repeatable as after this I couldn’t get the GO button to work so power cycled the desk and got it again. The GO button ‘issue’ was just that the machine did not have focus on the cue list from boot - something I’ve mentioned before on an older ZerOS. For me it was rectified by mouse clicking on the external monitor, but it’s something I think should also be fixed - because it catches me out as a reasonably competent desk user, but could completely throw a less experienced operator or stand-in op. I know you gave me a key sequence before when using the bare desk (probably View-View-View) but it shouldn’t be necessary.
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