Elation Professionals ... having problems with SD1. I recently upgraded (I think) to an SD1 from a DMX Operator Pro and am having some issues here.
Problem #1: I cannot get this thing to update to 3.18. It is presently at 3.05 or something like that. Every time I try to update, I get an Error 02 message that says something about repower and retry, which, of course, I have done many times. This comes on immediately after pressing "send file". Com Ports are set the same. On the computer, you can see it sending the file. The serial cable has a light on it that comes on (apparently, meaning that information is going through it). I have a null adaptor between the cable and the console. I tried just putting a gender changer (instead of the null adaptor) and it didn't respond. I've had various computer programs in the past that could not be updated unless you update each individual update that comes out. Could this be the problem? However, I also tried to hook up a mouse to this thing and nothing happened there either. Anyone have any ideas? Getting pretty frustrated.
Problem #2: This could be because it is not updated (maybe). I have 4 vizi spots (moving heads) that I can control with no problems in the fixture section. I tried to program some scenes and was able to program only one properly. The manual (which is 3.18 ver., so maybe that's the problem) says that I should be able to recall a scene, adjust it and resave or (save) to another scene number. I tried just a basic move on one of the vizis and was going to save that to the next scene. However, when I record it onto an empty scene channel or override a channel, the vizi immediately moves back to where it was in the first place. If I press that new scene button, the vizi goes to the original scene location. If I press the original scene button and then press the new scene button (where I did the basic move with the vizi), my vizi tries to go where it's supposed to (moving quickly maybe 5 inches in the direction it is supposed to go) and then returns to the "original" scene's position.
Let me add this to the pot of not being able to get the scenes to program correctly ... I took the "original" scene and changed one of the colors of the par lights (thinking maybe it was just the vizis not working correctly). It appears that it's ANY changes that I try to do will only work for about 1 second and then go back to the "original" scene setting.
Anybody have any ideas here? I appreciate any help that you can give me. I have 43 songs to program in 2 weeks for a show. Not sure with all of the problems whether or not I'm going to make it.