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There are several options in the Operational section of Settings. FLX S consoles do not have the last couple of settings pictured.

Operational settings are explained below.

MFF Window Playback Action

“MFF Window Playback action” defines what happens when you press an onscreen playback in the MFF (Faders) window. By default this opens the Playback’s Settings, but it can instead match the physical button action, or set a Fader Level.

When set to "Match button action", the button function is displayed in the MFF window.

When set to "Set fader level", this will also work in Channels function too.

Auto Select Channels 

This setting automatically selects a fixture when a channel fader is moved. This is enabled by default, however can be disabled if you wish, meaning you will need to manually select fixtures.

Page Handover

Page handover defines the behaviour of active playbacks when you change page. “Disabled” is the default behaviour, which means changing playback page will change the page of all the faders. When “Enabled”, changing page will only change the page of faders currently inactive. Any faders with active playbacks will remain on their previous page, until the respective Playback is released – at which point the fader will change to the current page.

Recovery Mode

On FLX, “Recovery Mode” defines how the console should react when it’s powered off and powered back on again:

  • “Disabled” will release all playbacks when ZerOS starts, so no lights are on.
  • “Enabled” will output the same cues that were active when the console lost power. This option is useful if you expect to lose power at any point, for example when running with temporary power. Transition timings of the "recovered" cue that outputs will already be complete. This includes Move On Dark timings ready for upcoming cues. If your lighting system is configured to hold last state when DMX data is lost, there should be no change in DMX values when FLX restarts with Recovery Mode enabled.

Rem Dim & Highlight options

These “High value” and “Low value” settings affect the values of Rem Dim & Highlight.

Rem Dim will take all unselected fixtures down to the “Low value”. If the selected fixtures are currently at 0%, RemDim will take the selected fixtures to the “High value”.

Highlight will take the selected fixtures to the “High value”.

Hide Unused Fader Pages

By default, "Hide Unused Fader Pages" is enabled for Channels & Playbacks. This means only Channel pages with fixtures patched can be accessed, and only Playback pages with playbacks programmed can be accessed.

For example:

  • On FLX:
  • If only Channels 1-36 are patched, the Page Up / Page Down buttons will cycle between Page 1 & Page 2
  • If Playbacks are only programmed on the first page, the Page Up / Page Down buttons will not function
  • On FLX S:
  • If Playbacks are only programmed on the first page, the Page button will not function

All playback pages are always available after tapping Record, holding Setup or View, or during a Copy/Move action.

Setting "Hide Unused Fader Pages" to Disabled, will allow all Channel and Playback pages to be accessed, irrespective of whether faders are populated. It is also possible to just limit this functionality to Channels Only, allowing all Playback pages to be accessed.