I've been having some problems with my Magic 260.
1) Somehow every day or so the fixture set up and profiles seem to get corrupted. All of the sudden the fixture name becomes some kind of sideways lettering and I no longer have control of the lamp on that fixture and when the fixture is changed back to the proper profile the patch number is off as well. This seems to happen all of the sudden. I also have been running into the problem where if something is off when I select fixture 3 the LED screen says fixture 13 selected, along with other numbers. Is there something I can do about this? Also, is there a way to lock the fixture set up and patch so that nothing can get changed accidentally?
2) The blackout button doesn't appear to be working properly. If I press blackout either nothing happens or only a few of the lights will be dowsed and others will remain on and mirrors will continue to move. Is there a way that I can get everything to be dowsed and all mirrors to quit their motion using the blackout button?
3)Possibly along the same lines as the blackout button, when I unselect a scene the LED screen tells me that the scene is now off but some lights will remain on and mirrors will continue to move.
4) Is there anyway that I would be able to play multiple scenes at once? I have a stage and a dancefloor and I would like to be able to have a stage wash programmed into one scene and movers programmed into others so that my stage wash can remain and I can have different movements programmed overtop, but obviously the movers would be programmed separately so I didn't have to have the stage wash.
Am I asking too much of the Magic 260? Should I be looking towards a Show Designer 1? Or should I be looking towards Light Jockey for ease of use?