Some fixtures work from cue, but not programming console

burtbickburtbick Registered User
Hi, we have some LED lighting fixtures that are behaving strangely.

With Blind off I cannot get the LEDs to turn on if they are off, or off if they are on when entering commands on the programmer. But other lighting fixtures do turn on or off when addressed.

In the Cue list if we go to where the lights are turned on we can see them being addressed in the cue, and they do turn on and cycle through color combinations as expected.

Then when we advance to the cue that sets the intensity to 0% for these fixtures the LEDs do not turn off!

If we Goto cue 1 the LEDs DO turn off, but there is no explicit addressing of the fixtures in Cue 1 that I can find.

Again, if I am at Cue 1 and I try to enter 300 @ 100, for example, the LED does not turn on. Of if I am paused at the cue where the LEDs are cycling issuing 300 @ 0 does not turn them off. (Obviously issuing more than the 300 fixture number).

What should I look for to identify the problem? Again the lights are being controlled somewhat, but not fully.

Thanks,
Burt

Comments

  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited July 2012
    What fixtures + profile are you using?
  • Hugovd89Hugovd89 Registered User
    edited July 2012
    Sounds like your fixture profile is RGB+Dimmer, and your led fixtures are on RGB (3ch) mode.
  • burtbickburtbick Registered User
    edited July 2012
    Thanks all,

    I'll have to check how they have things set up at the theater when I get in today. I didn't set things up for them and they've had a couple of different people in playing with the lighting since I cleaned it up a few weeks ago.

    This appears to be new behavior, so I suspect someone did something by accident that is creating the problem. Worst case I'll revert to a backup that I had made prior to the changes that have taken place to verify that this is indeed a new problem.

    When I have more details I'll update the post and then maybe a solution will be obvious if the problem still exists.

    Burt
  • burtbickburtbick Registered User
    edited July 2012
    A little more information. I haven't had a chance to test this as there wasn't time enough before the show today.

    At the cue where they were trying to turn off the LED lights the cue had the R G and B levels set to 0% and the LED intensity field is not accessible (since RGB was being used).

    A little further on there was another cue that also was labeled blackout. In that cue the same LED fixtures set the LED intensity field to 0% and RGB was not being used. This cue does indeed turn off the LEDs as expected.

    Tomorrow I'll try a quick edit to see if this also works for the first cue, I would expect that it will resolve the issue.

    Thanks,
    Burt
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