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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: Roller Rink Wash with LED?

Jingles8302 ·
mikey wassup man? long time no see huh? how ya been. ok down to business. i would look at the design led 36 moving heads and a bunch of octo strips. what is ur budget? also look at the ELED blinder and the design panel and also the trackpod 81. jingles! and how i would mount em is put the heads towards the center of the rink and line the outside with either strips or trackpod 81's. my opinion. jingles!
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Re: Roller Rink Wash with LED?

madmikey ·
the lumen output of the design heads and led blinders is far too little for tryin to light a roller rink. trim height is 22 feet. those fixtures would get washed out instantly by all of the other lighting. But thanks for the try
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Re: Roller Rink Wash with LED?

eloader ·
Well...we do offer some LED fixtures now which have enough output to work in this type of environment - even IP 65 Rated - check out our Design Panel 72 - which has lumen output comparable to 250W discarge units in colors. Check it out... http://www.elationlighting.com/product.asp?ProductIDNum...9&cat=LED%20Lighting
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Re: Color mixing

Jingles8302 ·
well actually if u look around the web site a lot of them have the color mixing. here are a few of them. the power wash 250 and 575E,the design spot 575E, he power spot 700, design washes. and one or two more im sure. so u have a good array of choices from elation if u ask me. peace jingles!
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Re: Color mixing

elationpro ·
Hi Jonathan, I agree, I love the CMY color mixing feature. However this makes a lighting fixture a lot more expensive. Also, its dificult to fit all of these features in a light. So at Elation we are working on incorporating this feature into most of our lights. In the 250 range, if we incorporate CMY in a spot, it will be a bigger light, and be as much as a 575. So if you are already buying a big light, might as well bump up to a 575 fixture. The Elation Design Spot 575e, will be one of the...
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Re: gel color in 3d visulizer

homeboy ·
Thanks! and No Problem. I made a design for a theater I help with, but as it got closer to the show the use of Compu Pro was tossed and I never got rid of the program. Its not very detailed and no lights are actually ploted except the work lights, but it helped who it needed to so I guess its a sucsess after all! -Homeboy
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Re: Design Spot 250 colour wheel

elationpro ·
Hi Toby, I think your question was more in lines of a color wheel with replaceable colors. This was suppose to happen to the Design Spot 250. However as it stands this feature will not be available with the current Design Spot 250. We have talks of a Design Spot 250LX which may be available by LDI in November. Best regards, John Lopez
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Re: Design Spot 250 Fade Issues

elationpro ·
Hi Joey, That's wierd. I just programmed a few scenes and I am not getting the strobing effect with the design spots. I think its a matter of how your recording your scenes. For example If I have scene 1 lights on with blue wave gobo in position 1. I would then simply bring the dimmer down to zero and record scene 2 with the dimmer all the way down. So when I go from scene 1 to scene 2 and I add a fade time, the dimmer takes the time to dim, and thus no strobing. I just thought about it and...
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Re: Design Spot 250 Fade Issues

joeytech87 ·
i just tried what you suggested and still no luck... here are my steps first on the design spot page i set what i want.. so positions.. and colors..gobo's then i do the same for the other pages.. mostly LED lights once im done setting the scene up i click on the master page logo and press Save Scene.. using the scene fade toolbar i set my fade time.. to 2 seconds.. scene is programmed.. starting on init i click on the scene.. and this is when the strobing occurs.. it isn't a fast strobe..
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Re: Compu Live Questions

matchless1 ·
John, Thank you and Jingles for your help. It all really helped! I actually went ahead and ordered the program about a week ago. Today was the first chance I've had to make sure what I had programmed matched what actually happened. I have figured out most of the bugs, but there is still one I can't quite get: My 4 moving heads (Design Spot 250) initialize to a different position than what is shown on the visualizer. For example, in reality when I look at the MH's they sit on the ground in...
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Re: Compu Live Questions

elationpro ·
Hi Matchless, Yes, I know what your talking about.. and you have a few simple modifications to work with. 1. The Design Spot 250 has two pan degree settings. The degree is the amount of spin from left to right that the light can move. It should be set to 540 degrees on the light to match the 3D window. 2. Once this is done, then on the 3D window you may want to invert the pan and tilt to match the direction of the actual light. Here is a picture to help you find the pan and tilt inversion.
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Re: Design Spot 250 Color Correction

elationpro ·
Hi TW, The Design Spot 250 does not have color correction. The easiest solution would be to have a 32K dichroic filter cut to the size of a Gobo 26.9 x 23mm viewing. Your best bet would be to contact Rosco or Apollo to get the best filter. Best regards,
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Re: Help with buying the best controller

Jingles8302 ·
yes i did! also those weren't all ur exact fixtures. i had to sub out the scanners cause the profile for the scanners u have does not give me a good real representation. it would be fime if u oen the lights just for visualzation purposes i used vision scans 575's lol. and the leds were elation design 36 leds. no profile for the jr's yet. but if u e-mail in the dmx values chart they will make one for ya. what u think? time spent total on all that a lil over an hour. and those were just quick...
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Re: Design Spot 250

Jingles8302 ·
hey esteban can you tell me exactly what values channels 11 and 12 are on when u progrma this black out? also about the CMY, on the design spot 575 elation offers CMY mixing. i don't believe they have CMY as a option to be put in on the design spot 250. thanks. jingles.
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Re: Design 36 LED

pulighitng ·
My units are 6 channels like the manual says. 1= red 2= green 3= blue 4= FX 5= strobe 6= dimmer .I have had them on an Avolites Pearl, a strand 550, a Elation Magic 260 , a dove systems IQ512 and a Baxter systems pocket console. I love the light and am using them on a bunch of shows but as far as the internal programs go they are not performing in a manor that is suitable of a professional quality unit. Is it possible to upgrade the chip to function in seven channel mode? I also have 6 of...
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Re: Design 36 LED

serraava ·
I have the same problems as well with a few Design LED 36s I just ordered. Great lights, but the standalone programs have strobing in them as well as the internal programs via DMX. Also, according to one of the paper manuals I have in front of me right now, there are two DMX modes. The first is 6 channel mode: R, G, B, Programs, Strobe, Dimmer. The second mode is 3 channel mode: R, G, B.
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Re: Magic 260 Issues

gfuller2000 ·
HeyMRD,Guys, Could it be that the "auto pan/tilt correction" function is "ON" within the Design spots? I have had that problem with power spots & my Magic 260.I believe you can turn the auto correction off on your fixtures.(it might not be the controller)Hope that helps. GF
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Re: Design 36 LED

pulighitng ·
John and Ron , Thank you for your help on this problem. I am excited to hear that this might have a simple solution. I know that it is hard to please everyone with pre program effects but I feel strongly that this was a design flaw, and not just my picky personality trying to have my cake and eat it to. Given the time I would often write my own effects but when it comes to the people I am renting these units to just having them change colors without the strobing would make life allot easer.
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Re: Design Spot 250 Fade Issues

ebaclights ·
Sorry this is a little late... What you need to do is; if you are gonna be starting on the INIT scene you need to go in to edit on that scene, and set the shutter channel to open. To do this, just left click on the shutter channel and it will give you the option to set it. That way it does not go through the strobe section upon fading up or down. Another thing you should do is right click on your design spot section on the page box, and go to settings. When the box opens, click on "channels"...
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Re: Design spot 250

elationpro ·
That's what I was thinking you were doing. The Design spot 250's have 2 different pan rotation settings. 1 is 540 degrees 2 is 630 degrees I believe they are set to 630 degrees from us here at the factory. this 630 degree pan setting makes alot of things not match very well. So look for the degr setting on your fixtures and set them both to 540 degree's. See how that works for you. Best regards,
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Re: Octopod 80 with Magic 260 profile?

Jingles8302 ·
hey lemon. no there is no way to assign one pod to one fixture button unless u have a pixel drive for each pod individually. now this is costly and would have very little point. if u want a led pod check out the design 36 led. like i said in my previous post that the pixel drive is recognized by your controller as one fixture and you will not be able to split up the pods unless u buy more pixel drives. sorry but this is how the octopods work. sincerely jingles!
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Re: Hey Guys!!! I'm Back . . . again

tylerherron ·
Hey John, James told me to tell about this. It is a quick story that I experience on tour. Our lighting guy is 16 (yes they put a 15 and 16 year old in charge of all that equipment, scary huh?) He really isn't a lighting guy he just knows how to run the software. He really just wants to play in a band. Anyways for awhile I have been learning from him, but now it is different. Since I've been on these forums as well as the ADJ forums I have learned ALOT. Well at one of our shows we had the...
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Re: A couple of questions about design spot functions

stevelynch ·
Okay... I know how to program scenes and such, It was just that the design spot is my only light that resets when you switch parameters.. My accu scans and accu spots never did this... I'll get with James! Thanks!
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Re: A couple of questions about design spot functions

elationpro ·
Yes.. that's always the best. But I would like to see what your talking about.. You say that on your Accu page you don't get this, but on you Design Page you do. Save your file to info@elationlighting.com
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Re: Design 36 LED

pulighitng ·
I guess that is what i was waiting for it is a shame that 7 of the 8 programs are bad and that is that. I will be ordering the next twenty units sometime this week only i will be going with the Colorado1 from chauvet. I have ten of this units and the feature sets and service are way better and the price is $100+ better then the design 36. I am also starting to have problems with my design 60 units and will be shoping for another brand to complete my need for 15 more units.
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Re: OPTI 30 RGB

elationpro ·
Newman, keep in mind that the OPTI 30 is the small fixture. We also carry the OPTI RGB which is more comparable to a Par 56. You can read this article to get an idea. Sweet Sixteen Article in Live Design in December? http://livedesignonline.com/resourcecenter/howtos/howI/sweet_sixteen_lighting/ Best regards,
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Re: Design Spot 250 shutter fix . .

luisramirez ·
Sounds like one of the shutters is bent and is hitting against the other shutter. That happened to me once on the design spots 575, but i just opened the fixture up and bent it back to place and it worked fine. Luis Ramirez Ram Pro Audio and Lighting Lighting Designer
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Re: OPTI 30 RGB

pulighitng ·
I have invested heavily in elation and my main complaint is that I feel that the customer service needs help. I like where they are heading but I am unwilling to continue with this years spending until somehow I feel that they are improving or are at least willing to listen. I know specifications are subject to change but I have had two times where I ordered two sets of lights as little as one month apart and received two different versions. This makes building systems of like units harder.
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Re: Riva 80

Jingles8302 ·
Cant go wrong with a few sets of the riva 80's and about 4-6 design spot 250's and we even have them in a white case to help them blend in to your celing. my two watts. you could even get white truss.
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Re: black lights

serraava ·
Not 100% true jingles, you can dim fluorescents with a Sine Wave dimmer, which are very expensive. All light sources emit UV. Nothing has the same effect as fluorescents because fluorescents output a lot of UV do to design. So much so that they are used to sterilize things. All fluorescents have a coating to block UV so it doesn't hurt anyone. Black light fluorescents don't have as strong a coating, allowing save levels of UV out. They are also colored purple because UV has no color...
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Re: trackpod84

pulighitng ·
i copied this straight from the website so i am wondering why you cant map?????????????? Why we are at it I also noticed that the 7 attribute traits sheet is still on the Design 36 page? Full video pixel mapping control. LEDs are arranged in ten modules of 84, each of which can be divided into four individual sections. This provides a total of 40 pixels capable of running graphics or matrix when multiple units are used together.
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Re: Demo Download?

ebaclights ·
Hey Jingles, Nice stage! I am wondering if you can design me a stage, that I can import into compu? I would have you build me one with lights and all, but I am looking at doing several different things with the stage, so I will add my own. I don't care about adding all the details, if you could just do the shape and layout it would be great! The stage is 45' wide, 16' deep, the ceiling peaks at 18' and goes down to 10' on the side walls. The only rounded shape is the front lip of the stage,...
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Re: For Rain

rain ·
FAR OUT! yes, with that stage (Northside Assembly) I will have 2 Design Spot 250 lights out front and a pair of DLED 38 MH lights as well. The stage might get 8 DLED fixtures but I'm pushing for a grid of 12 Acclaim X-EYE HD lights(RGB and a few Cool White). Thats the start anyhow. LOOKS GREAT!
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Re: Demo Download?

ebaclights ·
Hey Jingles, I jumped the gun and replyed to your design and didnt read the post before it . I shouldnt have asked you to add the rest of the room, its not a big deal. I do however need the columns if you can figure out a way to add them. You can see the 2 on the back wall in the picture, and there are also 2 on each side wall. You can email the files to me direct at drum4081@juno.com Thanks so much! Justin
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Re: Demo Download?

rain ·
WHEW - Im a bit overwhelmed but I think its because Im on a tiny notebook. Gotta hook up to a couple of 20" flat panels to get all these windows open. Will the demo let me put the 3D model you made in it? Client wants to use Design Spot 250 (2), DLED 36 (8), DLED MH (2) and Im working on getting him to use the software over the ShowDesigner board. (I'm also trying to get him to drop the DLED fixtures in favor of Acclaim X-EYE HD lights too.. about 12 of them) Will the demo let me put these...
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Re: Design 36 LED

pulighitng ·
Wow this is great. I have not moved forward on my next order of LED lighting yet so this news also helps get me off the fence. I would need 20 chips to replace old units. Now if you tell me that I can get a smaller beam angle with the units and some diffusion filters for my Design 60 I might just hug you. Thank you very much.
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Re: Design 36 LED

rain ·
Yea, going in two diff. churches. (order will be for Magnolia Music Center - Gulfport, MS) We are new so I'm sure we have to pay for it all up front a few times before we get "terms". HAHA! 8 DLED 36, 2 DLED MH, and 2 Design Spot 250 fixtures go to one church. 10 DLED 36, and 2 Design Spot 250 fixtures go to another church. Both will go Compu Live for control. (and yes, James has laid out one 3D for me and might be working on the 2nd one soon) Plan on having both installed and trained by...
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Re: Design Spot 250 PAN Problem, Help!!

gfuller2000 ·
Hello, Herm IU, I just bought 2 B-stock Design 250's One has the "Pan sensor issue" I would hate to think I got your lemon???>>>> Could you please e-mail me the Company you purchased yours from. kfuller2@nycap.rr.com appreciate it.......... Thanks GARY
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Re: A silly question about polarity on a Show Designer 1.

lightech ·
As far as I can remember, the polarity switch should take the place of the polarity reversing cable to get the Robos to listen. However, other fixtures in the chain would then need to have a reversed polarity cable to 'un-reverse' the signal. You'll just need to do some creative lighting plot design and daisy-chaining to get 'regular' and 'reversed' polarity to work in the same show. You will just need to daisy-chain all the Robos together and then put the reversing cable in between the...
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Re: Design 36 LED

pulighitng ·
I am wondering if i can get a demo of the design 108. Is it goung to be ip65? any photos? MSRP. I would like to get my hands on a unit soon if possible.
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Re: Is there a 250 spot that will mix color like this?

elationpro ·
bdunard, Yes, a wash will be about from 40 brighter than a spot. You have a lot more light being projected along a bigger beam of light. However, that's all a wash fixture does.. color change.. but the beam of light it projects is impressive. Most rigs require a 1 to 1 ratio where you have 1 wash to every spot. So if you have 8 Spots you should also have 8 washes. But with the Frost filter of the Design Spot's it helps resolve not having to buy so many washes. Still the wash effect of a...
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Re: Is there a 250 spot that will mix color like this?

bdunard ·
Is the "rainbow effect" that is listed on the elation site for the design wash 250 the same smooth color changing that I see in the video? Or is the color change in the video a carefully programmed chase? The design 300 looks great! However I don't think I can pull the trigger on a fixture that is that much more. It's a bit out of my range at this point as I see it lists for $2k more than the Design Spot 250. At the end of the day I would like to have more beams of light I think than just a...
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Re: Is there a 250 spot that will mix color like this?

bdunard ·
Ok, last question before I go to bed. Since I don't have any moving head fixtures just yet it was hard to justify buying the software. However, I threw up some of DLED 36's and I can do some great effects with these that are not possible on my show designer 1. Ok tell me how to accomplish this in the real world. 1. I want to create a dimmer chase for Design LED 36's that I can save and then overlay on any of my other static DLED 36 scenes. i.e. Say I have 3 scenes programmed for my DLED's.
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Re: Is there a 250 spot that will mix color like this?

bdunard ·
Question regarding the best way to organize scenes. I will have 20 or so scenes. I will have 20 or so switches that I can press at any given time to give my scenes a different look with gobos, prisms, dimmer fx editor chases, cmy fx editor chases, etc.... I see that when I save a scene it puts a button that set of fixtures. If I make a scene that use three pages (say design wash 250, dled 36, and generic dimmer) where should I save that button for that scene. It shouldn't just go on the...
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Re: Is there a 250 spot that will mix color like this?

bdunard ·
I am tring to create a rainbow effect using the effect editor for my design wash 250's. However, when I open the switch window I can't move any of the faders like I can when following the steps in your window. Should you be able to move the faders in the switch window. I need to be able to do that so I can open the shutters and see what the effect is doing. Thanks!
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Re: What are some other uses for moving heads at weddings?

esteban ·
it depend on the location too. It amazes me the amount of money people put into weddings. We did this one HUGE set up with lighting. the wedding was in a 3 acre backyard. there was a pond with a water fall, tons of trees, a stage for the band, a huge dance floor and all the seating area. what we did was for every group of trees of 3 or more we would light with century colour 2500's. individual trees we used the design 250 (PR) . the pond and waterfall was all LED lit. front truss was pars...
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Re: What are some other uses for moving heads at weddings?

bdunard ·
I definitely know how important lighting is to a wedding...however it's hard to sell a mom on some lights on a band. However, I have found it easier to sell the mood of a room, their name on a gobo, a spotlight on the first dance, uplighting the backdrop or rear wall the same color as the bridesmaid dresses...this is the stuff that makes sense to the purchasers. However, I want the lights for the show! On a side note...I went to demo a design wash 250, and design spot 250 today. If found out...
 
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