Jump to content
Zero 88 Community Support Forum

What would you like to see in ZerOS?


Jon Hole
 Share

What would you like to see in ZerOS?  

49 members have voted

  1. 1. What would you like to see in ZerOS?

    • Comprehensive Copy & Move on FLX / FLX S
    • Discrete timings on FLX (apply specific timings to specific parameters)
    • Improve effects engine
    • Intensity fanning
    • Pixel Mapping / Matrix
    • ‘Learn’ functionality (eg auto-populate auto-follow wait times)
    • Improved macros
    • "Looks" palettes (single palette with ICBSP info)
    • Channel select via palettes (if no fixtures are selected, selecting a palette selects relevant palettes)
    • Exclusive Playbacks (a playback not affected by GM, RemDim, Inhibits, other Playbacks, and not recorded into cues)
    • Ability to create RGB faders more easily
    • Rig plan layout (show fixtures where they’re physically located)
    • Stage Sizing (touch-based interface to move fixtures to specific stage locations)
    • Undo functionality
    • Ability to update multi cells simultaneously (eg, update fade time of multiple cues)
    • Custom desktop layouts on FLX / FLX S
    • Refreshed user interface (new skin)
    • Improved power control (eg, ability to switch relay power to a fixture / whole rig via a dedicated UI, without eating into fixture limitations)
    • Multi-keyboard support (eg AZERTY etc)
    • CSV import / improved export
    • ASCII Export
    • User accounts (with different levels of controls and access)
    • Multi-console (ability for multiple consoles to work simultaneously on a single show)
    • Multilingual
    • Storage of multiple show files on FLX
    • Park parameters
    • Partial file load
    • macOS version of Phantom ZerOS
    • OSC triggering & reporting
    • MIDI Out support on FLX (to trigger 3rd Party devices)
    • Reporting & monitoring of RDM Sensors etc
    • DMX In over ethernet (sACN / Art-Net)
    • RDMnet & LLRP support
    • Dimming curves
    • Global Palettes (added 10/10/22)


Recommended Posts

18 hours ago, van den abbeele Eric said:

When do will stop this topic and start to add some popular choice on futur ZerOS ? 

There’s no plan to stop this topic, we’ll just keep updating it by adding new ideas and removing the ideas we implement - like we’ve already done when we released ZerOS 7.11:

On 4/10/2022 at 10:01 AM, Jon Hole said:

ZerOS 7.11 has been released which fulfils "Colour mixing with mutli-emiter LEDs (eg, Amber, UV, Lime, Cyan etc)" - so I've removed this option from the poll. At the time, it was at 8.83% with 25 votes, making it the highest voted feature. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

I was just reading a reddit article and it made me think about the issue many of us have with non-premium LED fixtures and their inability to dim nicely at the bottom end. The suggestion in this thread is to add a delay to the dimming instructions to LED fixtures to help them blend with traditional fixture dimming. Maybe this is something that could be added to a fixture in patch - a delay to the dim value being output. (This would be analogous in sound to applying a delay to an audio output for particular physical outputs).

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This isn't restricted to LED fixtures those with discharge lamps that use shutter dimming come on suddenly and gain most of their apparent brightness within a few points.

Even incandescent lamps have this issue but not as extreme and helped because ordinary dimmers have a built in curve - called the S law - where current goes up quickly at the bottom and top but more slowly in the middle. They also have pre-heat where a small amount of current passes through the lamp all the time, even when the dimmer is at zero.

I haven't tried it but I suspect a different dimmer curve is required for LEDs and shutter dimmers, one that goes from Zero to the "visible light" point very steeply, is very shallow from there until the point where further changes are imperceptible and then steeply again to full. I think this is an extreme version of the S law.

Dimmer curves are in the voting list above already.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, kgallen said:

add a delay to the dimming instructions to LED fixtures to help them blend with traditional fixture dimming. Maybe this is something that could be added to a fixture in patch

 

2 hours ago, Davidmk said:

I suspect a different dimmer curve is required for LEDs and shutter dimmers

Yes, I'd definitely see this being a custom dimmer curve, where you stay at 0% for the first 1/10th, then fade up to 100% over 8/10th, and then stay at 100% intensity for the last 1/10th.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
  • 2 weeks later...
On 4/10/2022 at 9:01 AM, Jon Hole said:

ZerOS 7.11 has been released which fulfils "Colour mixing with mutli-emiter LEDs (eg, Amber, UV, Lime, Cyan etc)" - so I've removed this option from the poll. At the time, it was at 8.83% with 25 votes, making it the highest voted feature. 

ZerOS 7.13 has been released which fulfils "Fixture builder within ZerOS" (6.82% with 21 votes) and "GDTF support" (0.65% with 2 votes) - so I've removed these options from the poll.

It's interesting that GDTF Support was voted so low on the forum... but as we said right at the start of this thread:

On 10/18/2021 at 11:27 AM, Jon Hole said:

please remember that this forum is one of many methods we use to collate feedback

Support for GDTF has been one of the more regular requests via feedback through other channels.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Hi Simon,

16 hours ago, SimonH said:

Is this a thing or are you referring to the list of wants?

when I said list I meant the one you were working on not our would be nice list. 

Custom desktop layouts is on our roadmap. There are many factors that decide the order of the roadmap, one of which being the votes in this forum thread.

Edward

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

As discussed on another thread, being able to "clone" or "apply" palettes recorded on one fixture type to other fixture types, e.g. colour palettes.

ZOS-3718 is already logged for this and updated with discussion from the following thread.

 

ETA: Reading through this thread, I see I already added the "Format Copy" idea which is related.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Jon Hole said:

I've added "Global Palettes" to the voting list

Any chance of "everything" pallettes allowing a combination of colour, beam, shape and position?

Edit: Oops, just realised that this is already in the list a "looks" pallettes.

Edited by Davidmk
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi @Davidmk

1 hour ago, Davidmk said:

Edit: Oops, just realised that this is already in the list a "looks" pallettes.

Yep - these are referred to as "Looks" palettes in the list. These are sometimes known as "Preset" palettes.

Currently, if you wish to record a "look" palette, you can hold SHIFT and tap RECORD, and then tap any empty palette in any attribute.

Edward

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 weeks later...

Hi all, is there any idea about the adding of OSC-functionality? (via network) am really waiting for this. right now I am still forced to use a laptop with lighting software with every show I need this. Despite having two zero88 lighting desks running the newest software..........all very nice , but I think osc functionality is nowadays sort of basic need.......

I am doing quite a lot of (smaller) shows which would fit a FLXS perfectly, but I can not use it, because of this lack of OSC functionality. It is really a pity I have to solve this by using a laptop for lighting.....

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.