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Re: Show Designer 1 Bricked

ELA GINES ·
greetings if you are comfortable working on the unit the try the following: with the units unplugged open it up.. you will see a large PCB with multiple E-proms. make sure they are properly seated then retest.. if successful then close the unit up and enjoy if not then you may need to send it in for repair: for RMA requests email RMA @ELATION LIGHTING.COM
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Re: Show Designer 1 Bricked

ProfFilament ·
Thanks for your reply, Ela! I just got off the phone with support and they said something similar about the PCB and sent me a RMA request form. I'm curious though, since that repair sounds like something that I would feel comfortable trying, do you know if opening the unit would void my warranty and make it so that I could no longer send it in for an RMA repair?
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Re: Show Designer 1 Bricked

Rafael C. ·
To whom it may concern, The display PCB's have changed in time but it's the same operating system. It could be either a bad display or a bad PCB inside. If it's within the 2 year warranty your best bet would be to send it in for warranty repair. You can always send an email to rma@elationlighting.com to set you up with a RMA to send it in. If it's not under warranty anymore and if you have another working unit with the same color display, you can always start by trying to swap out the...
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Re: question about mixed lighting

Jingles8302 ·
hey. actually there are no stupid questions here. we try to teach all we can to the customers so no worries about questions ok? also on the op pro the reason the faders are on the right side is just for convience of having two controller sides to the board it doesn't mean they are the last 8 channels. you can assign the pars cans dimmer packs to start at any channel on the board through your dimmer packs. if you wanna go for convience and low equipment carry around try compuware if you want...
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Re: Compu live Dec. 21, 2007 version; movie record error

perfectmixsoundinc ·
the low end version, sorry its at the venue and I have not looked at it in years. I take it that the full blown I/O/dongle is the only one that allows recording. I only use one universe so don't need high end I/O.
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Re: General uplighting for sanctuary - suggestions?

rain ·
I can't. Im at the tire shop putting new ones on the work van. Just happened to have the store laptop with me and an ethernet cable. Otherwise I'd be stuck watching Christy Yamagoochie on the only TV station they get in this place. HAHAHA! But yes, seems the 2 options are either a low profile up-light from the crown molding along the sides, (traditionally churches put florescent bulbs here), or some sort of tiny can(or long thin) fixture on each beam washing down on the congregation.
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Re: What are some other uses for moving heads at weddings?

serraava ·
Lighting doesn't just light. It helps set the mood and accents the room as well. Movement is also a part of lighting, and with it adds another dimension. I have done a ton of shows which I just have movers slowly moving around the room for glow and effect, other times just changing and shooting gobos on different targets for effect like this: Sorry for photo quality, camera phone. But the center piece I have 2 Mac 700's shooting on it using different gobos and colors for different things at...
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Re: Octopod 80 or 36?

jazzman ·
Thanks for your prompt response. Being in a Jazz group w/o a light man, I just use the presets on the pixel controller. If I use both sets together (30's and 80's) do I need a DMX controller and if so can you recommend a low cost solution? Are there computer programs for Mac? Jazzman
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Re: Octopod 80 or 36?

Jingles8302 ·
are you willing to run bootcamp on the mac? if so American DJ makes a low cost software called my dmx. were you mainly looking for a software controler or a small console? let me know. sincerely,
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Re: Octopod 80 or 36?

jazzman ·
Actually, i figured programming would be easier on a computer or you could load programs from others into your computer. But the most important part is EZ. If a little programming w/ a low-cost console wouldn't be too much to think about while performing, that sounds like a decent option. What console do you think? Jazzman
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Re: Compu Live Question

partime ·
Is there a low voltage fader that could be used instead of toggles? Can I get that through the suppliers or does Radio Shack have them? I want to keep it small as possible. I'm on vacation and will be back in the routine in a week.
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Re: Compu Live Question

ebaclights ·
No you can't use faders with the Compu Box. It simply senses the momentary closing of the switch to change the presets, it will not allow you to manually fade. You can get the low voltage buttons at Radio Shack, and MAYBE they can order the 10 pin IDC connector.
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Re: lighting que fades

acedpeot24 ·
Ok, I tried using that toolbar and still, the scenes are not fading. They are just changing abruptly as if I took a dimmer switch and just flipped it to high or low. Also, I am using the 1024EC.
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Re: DMX Operator Pro and MIDI

crazzydrummer ·
Thanks John. I wish I could step up to the showdesigner, but at that point, I would just get the 1024FC and have the timeline ability. Basically, I am only running 8 channels of pars, 4 scanners, and 4-6 LED PARS's so both the software and the showdesigner 1 are way overkill for as little as I have. Plus, fundage is pretty low. So I guess we are back to the 3 questions: Can you select par scenes/chases independent to moving light scene/chases? Can they be selected this way with MIDI as well?
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Re: DMX Operator Pro and MIDI

studio42 ·
I've been asked to jump since I did a LOT of testing with MyDMX and MIDI and had documentable and repeatable results. Issue 1: Does MyDMX respond to MIDI triggers? Yes, it does. This has been resolved and in the latest version, you can use MIDI triggering, so we can just move forward from that. Issue 2: How easy is it to trigger MyDMX? Well, it really depends. Overall, the answer is yes, since most people are going to use MIDI NOTE ON commands for triggering scenes. Once a triggers are...
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Re: Haze question.

ebaclights ·
You don't need Antari brand fluid. All fog/haze machines will tell you to use their brand of fluid. The truth is if you buy a good quality fluid thats been filtered, it will work just fine. In the case of your machine you want water based fluid. I get my fluid from http://www.froggysfog.com . They make very good fluid and have both fast dissipating and a "haze" fluid that will stay in the air a little longer. You will notice that the manual for the X-310 says to use Antari FLG fluid, DO NOT...
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Re: Haze question.

ebaclights ·
Nope, the Chauvet machine is a fog machine that they call a hazer, kind of like the X-310 is a "Fazer". I'm sure you know this but in case you don't, a machine that heats up water based fluid and sprays it out like fog is a fog machine. If you add a fan to it and run it at low output, then you can call it a hazer but, its still a glorified fogger. A true haze machine uses a compressor to fill the oil fluid with air and allow the particles to "float". Froggy's water based haze formula is made...
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Re: Opto Branch

elationpro ·
It all depends on the type of voltage being passed through the cable. If it’s low voltage say 8-40VDC, you’d probably never experience more than a single driver going out. If it’s high voltage, then there is a chance that both drivers on the same output could go with the possibility of losing other components within the output circuit.
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Re: Audio Analysis

floodstage ·
Please, write an entire chapter on the audio analysis and anything to do with sound to lights. It's not adequately covered in the manual. One thing that would be nice is for the audio analysis to not reset every time you open it. If I change the sensitivity from automatic to manual and adjust the level on it, it would be nice if the settings would save and be there when I open the audio analysis the next time. I think Elation underestimates how important sound to light is on the software...
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Re: Design Spot 250 discolored

serraava ·
Check the hours on the lamp first. If it is up there, then it is most likely a lamp. If it is low hours, then it might be the lens. There was a bad batch that went out in which the lenses where discoloring, actually a couple topics on here about it. If that is the case, I would give service a call and they should be able to get you an RA and have it fixed for you.
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Re: Hazer/Fazer....confusion :confused:

elationpro ·
Your on the right track. I believe X-310II is what your looking for. The other great features this machine has is it already comes with on board timer and DMX digital module!! this is awesome. It also features a blue LED fluid indicator, as soon as fluid levels are low it starts to blink telling you to add more fluid. And to be clear the X-310II is mainly a fog machine producing a haze-type effect. A haze machine runs continous, the minute you turn on a hazer the compressor starts and you...
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Re: Hazer/Fazer....confusion :confused:

serraava ·
Hey Chris, I have 3 of the X-310's and love them. In the photos seen here , it is actually one X-310 hazing a stage that is 65' wide, 30' deep, and the fly goes up all the way to about 70' (visible is about 25') in a 2500 seat theatre, so quite huge. I wish I had two when I did this, but only had one at the time. Do to how the air in the theatre moved/s, I had to sit the X-310 center stage. You can see it in the shots, particularly the last one sitting upstage center. I taped the LEDs like...
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Re: Hazer/Fazer....confusion :confused:

elationpro ·
i forgot to post about your ground fog. Typically what you need to do is cool down fog as quick as possible. The reason many are so expensive is because they quick cooling airconditioning system in a portable machine. So all fog can be ground fog. many people would put dry ice in a foam cooler and blow fog through one end and let the cooled down fog just flow out the other end, but that gets pretty messy and I've heard dry ice can be dangerous to handle. So the invention of low lying foggers...
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Re: Hazer/Fazer....confusion :confused:

serraava ·
Oh, forgot about the ground fog myself as well. Sorry. I have two different types of ground fog units, an Antari ICE-101 and an Aquafogger 3300. Now, speaking from experience, the only way you are going to get real low-lying fog is via dry ice. Fog chillers aren't nearly as good. The ICE-101 is a fogger with a chiller. The fog sticks to the ground, but as soon as someone or something moves through it or the wind blows, it turns into fog, meaning it raises up and stops hugging the ground. The...
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Re: Hazer/Fazer....confusion :confused:

studio42 ·
Wow, that's gonna a be WAY over kill for this production. I see where you're coming from though. In this case, your experience is helpful, but I know for a fact there is just no way I can afford this unit, much less power it! The budget on this show is "whatever I can spare", and I've gotten word that I can give up the lighting search. Thanks for the advise though, I'm applying it towards a future purchase as I need stuff like that anyways. 4 IEC's? Crap. That's a lot. Seems like a 30-amp...
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Re: Hazer/Fazer....confusion :confused:

serraava ·
I hear ya on the overkill front. The reason I even have the Aquafogger is because I do stuff in which I need low-lying fog for long periods of time and it needs to stay that way for some theatre stuff I do. It is the extreme end of the spectrum with regards to low-lying foggers. They do make a 220v version, but 120v is easier for me since sometimes I don't have the ability to tap and get 208. Thus ,I have the 120v version. Only reason I bring up dry ice is because some people get fog...
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Re: Crashing...Crashing...Crashing

Jingles8302 ·
Hey glad to hear back from you. yes end me any crash reports from the sl2006 folder. those help out a great deal to our developers. I highly suggest you group all like fixtures on one fixture page. Say in stead of 8 ds250 pages one ds250 page with 8 fixtures. This could have been why you were having problems. Another thing is the more dmx channels you have the higher the resource it takes out of your cpu cycles. so make sure you have plenty of RAM on the machine running compu live. When...
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Re: ICE-101 and freezer packs

studio42 ·
Well, the ice pack idea will be something I try in the future. I'll stick with ice cubes for now, especially since the stage manager will pay for those. I coughed up for the ICE-101, time for them to help out! I find myself really liking this unit a lot. I'll see about getting some low speed and small fans to help spread it out a bit. That plus the angle I think will make a big difference. I was thining of using some sort of a low profile v-wedge on the ground slightly in front of where the...
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Re: ELED

studio42 ·
Excuse me for getting low tech and wanting to help you get the job done: 2 suggestions: Power strips/bars and extension cords. If the fuse won't handle the load, it depends where the fuse is inline, and clearly it's in the inbound portion. I thought it would be elsewhere. Use 4 per "daisy chain" and burn 10 or 11 outlets via power strips and extension cords. I mean, if I was under the gun like you are, and I did the math like you did, I'd have come to the same conclusion after about an hour,...
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Re: DS 250 case

studio42 ·
ADJ and Elation have some ties to each other, so the chances are either company would probably know what a case would fit within their umbrella. Personally, the phone is my friend. I often work where I need fast and definitive answers. No doubt you are familiar with this sort of environment since you're posting here in the first place. People want something at the last minute but they've known about this for a while sort of things. Or, in my recent case, something just got sprung on me and...
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Re: Platinum Spot Videos?

serraava ·
As soon as I get them, you can believe I will post pictures of them and pit them vs my DS 575s. Optics, colors, and intensity are what I am most interested in. Bang for the buck, low power consumption, and size/weight of the fixture are next on the list. Going from 64 lb fixtures to 28 lb that performs similar will be a great help. I can live without CMY, but zoom would be nice. CMY would be the next feature I would want followed by another rotating and animation wheel. Then its a DS 575...
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Re: Z1200II wireless

studio42 ·
Just a warning about wireless. I was using wireless for my Fog Storm 700(ADJ low-end fogger) for a fast Halloween rig. It was frustrating, becuase the fogger has short duty cycles, so I was frequently hitting duty cycle times. I kept thinking my wireless was defective. Even with short blasts, this thing cycles when it is going to cycle and that's that. I'm sure the Z1200II is a bit more friendly in those regards. Personally, I prefer DMX control, but that's just me. Too bad we can get...
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Re: HZ-300 concerns

studio42 ·
What a foggin' show. The producer's fogger(non Elation, and an el-cheaper piece of crap) died. Well, maybe. t would be fine, then afte r a while it would give a gigantic blast of fog until either it woudl duty cycle or I power it off. Unreliable, didn't use it. Couldn't use it. My HZ-300 would work using the remote, so chances are it's an issue in regards to DMX inside the unit. I used a new flame bowl effect AFTER the HZ-300 on a power pack, and it worked fine except at the end when the...
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Re: Magic 260

hobson ·
Getting the fixture profiles installed on the M260 is a good start. Hopefully you chose profiles that used less than 16 DMX channels. If you profiles with a higher number of channels you will need to redo the installation with profiles with 16 or less channels. If you want to keep things simple for now, I'd suggest that you use a low - maybe even the lowest - number of channels for each fixture. You mentioned 20 fixtures and said you had others. The M260 can control up to 24 fixtures or 24...
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Re: MIDICon Profile Work-Around

sdman ·
The wheels are sending MIDI notes for up and down clicks, so they appear as up and down buttons to most software programs. On the lastest software update for the MIDIcon I just added continuous controller messages to the wheels so that they will look like rotary pots to programs that don't support encoder wheels. This latest software update also addresses some low level USB functions so it requires reprogramming the MIDIcon CPU chip. If anyone wants to try just adding the wheel update to...
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Re: Help w/ purchase

studio42 ·
Let me talk a little out of turn and recommend MyDMX by AmericanDJ(which is under the Elation umbrella, so I'm sure I won't get my butt kicked for recommending it). It really depends on how you need to use things. MyDMX is a fantastic low-cost product, but with any low-cost product, it has limitations. Of course, working within those limitations can still provide fantastic results depending on what you want to accomplish. With support for 1 DMX universe and the full 512 channels, it's got...
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Re: House lighting

studio42 ·
Just a bit of advice: At nearly any venue I've been in, assuming I am allowed to touch the house lights(and I prefer to have a house guy do that), it has ranged from flipping breakers off, banks of simple wall switches and/or dimmers or some sort of multi-panel/multi-location lghting control. At no time did the sound or light people touch house lights at least during a show. We had a house guy on clear com told to bring lights up/down. So, my suggestion to you is that if you want the...
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Re: House lighting

studio42 ·
This one is just in regards to software vs. hardware control: I'm not an expert on the better lighting consoles. They can get quite costly, and it all really depends on what you need to accomplish with it. I know that computer software for me has been a wonderful way to go. starting with a low-end controller, the ADJ/Elation DMX Operator, while light on the bank account, is perhaps too lite in features you might want. For then a small jump in price(if we compare what I paid for the DMX...
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Re: Midicon firmware update

sdman ·
The reason for the factory update rather than over USB is that some of the low level USB firmware needed to be changed. The testing for the MIDIcon was all done with faster machines running XP so the problem never showed up. XP eats up more processor time than Win7 servicing MIDI. If your dealer does repair, it should be possible to get him the programming tool quickly so he can update your machine.
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Re: Info/Experiences with Opti Quad Par?

serraava ·
Hey scrogers and welcome to the forums. I have a bunch of Opti Tri's myself that I use for theatre stuff all the time. Biggest reason I like the Tri stuff is no color shadows. I get a shadow of whatever color I am mixing vs 3 different shadows with standard LED stuff. Looks a lot more realistic for theatre. Other advantages include the obvious, no more gels, 16.7 million colors (4.3 billion with the Quads), no more lamps, a lot less heat on stage, low power, etc. Brightness wise, they will...
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Re: DS 250 Focus Lens going brown

pulighitng ·
I was hoping that I would not have to deal with this issue that seems clearly to be a manufacturing problem. But low and behold today during maintenance we discovered two units that have the focus lens glue starting to deteriorate. The units have only totaled ~ 900 hours on the lamp and it seems that the lens life equates to 1/3 of the lamp life? Will all 18 units do this?
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Re: Introduction and basic questions

hobson ·
Great question. I'd like to see others' comments on this. I don't know how well what I do with the Magic 260 will translate, but it might help. [The M260 has Pages of 24 Scenes or 24 Shows (chases)). I only run in Show mode. Since I'm playing keyboard, I can't do any programming during the gig. While I have many other fixtures to spice things up, the foundation of the lighting system is two poles each with four Par 56 type fixtures. I aim each of the six outside fixtures at one of the six...
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Re: American DJ Mega Tripar Profile

isabellamiller ·
The ADJ Mega Tripar Profile is a compact, low profile par designed for uplighting and stage lighting, and will bring color and excitement to any party.
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Re: HZ500 DMX OUT

brianwalsh ·
Thanks for your reply. We are big fans of Antari and we have pretty much the whole range in our production hire inventory. I just bought our first HZ500 a week ago. We love the design of the case although 3pin would have been a nice addition and an opening to allow the date cables (not just the power cable) to escape the case, would also be good. The output seems VERY low. I would say it is about 1/4 of the output of the Unique hazer (on its lowest setting). Granted, it is a different type...
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Re: Does DMX 512 applicable for LED Screens based on RGB Pixels

Jingles8302 ·
One example going off of what Jeff said, ADJ has some LED panels. The Flash panels are DMX ran and have 16 "pixels" per panel. So each panel takes 48 dmx channels. You can run about 10 panels in one DMX universe. Take a look at the You Tube video on the product page: http://www.americandj.com/Prod...nId=2&Category=L.E.D . They are very low res and it would require many many panels and DMX universes to get a decent resolution out of them for even basic graphics. But the point of all this...
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Re: PowerSpot 575

fslp1 ·
did you check out the fuse for the lamp .This will blow if voltage gets to low due to having to many fixtures on 1 power source and will cause the fuse to blow
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Re: ICE-101 Bad Fan ?

ELA GINES ·
yes, you can meter power to the fan, the specs should be listed on the fan as well so you can measure accordingly. make sure you follow safety guidelines for inspecting high/low voltage fixtures.
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How to change CR2325 in SD2

Liberty Opry ·
Showing Battery Voltage is Low and trying to figure out how to change the battery. Do you just have to unscrew the back of the board to get to the battery? Thank you Nina Cantu
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Spot Briteq BT-Theatre 60FC Black LED theaterspot

Technican ·
Spot Briteq BT-Theatre 60FC Black LED theaterspot I have got an demo. The spot Briteq BT-Theatre 60FC Black LED theaterspot is very good. We want to buy 10 of them but without fixture we can’t use them with Emulation. Can you do the job? If we have the fixture, how can we update Emulation with teh fixture, Best regards, Deschamps Koen.
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Platinum Spot 15R Pro

Tommy H ·
Hi guys. I have a Platinum Spot 15r pro that has lost power to the fan that cools the lamp. All of the other low voltage items seem to work so I didn't think it was the power supply. Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone had this problem with this fixture? Thanks in advance for the help Tommy
 
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