Studio Color 250 randomness

EsotericEsoteric Registered User
edited June 2007 in HES Automated Lighting
Hey guys, I am new here, and I am mainly posting because of a problem I am having with a Studip Color 250 (I know they are discontinued). We have four of them in the youth facility at my church, and three of them function perfectly but the middle/stage left one has one little thing wrong. When I run the middle color wheel on the console (a GrandMA Light) instead of mixing to magenta and then inserting the red flag, the red flag comes up and then the unit mixes to magenta and back to white. In other words it is running in reverse. The console is set the same for all fixtures, and as far as I can tell the software is all set the same. I even took it apart to make sure everything was installed right on the inside.

Anyone have any ideas?

Help!

Mike

Comments

  • teericksonteerickson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited May 2007
    Mike,

    There were a couple of revisions of the Studio Color 250 optical module, and one of them had the magenta wheel oriented opposite the other.

    If you use the menu on the fixture to change the user mode between A and B, you should find that one of the modes will allow you to control the fixture properly.

    I hope this helps.
  • EsotericEsoteric Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Well, I tried that and once I was able to get both users to work (one user was set to instrument addressing and the other was set to DMX) I found out that both of them had exactly the same problem. I think someone copied the broken user profile to both profiles. I fixed it at the console by making that channel function inverse, but I would like to find a solution that isnt ghetto.

    Mike
  • Zach PeletzZach Peletz Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited June 2007
    Mike,
    Changing user modes is not really going to be the answer to your problem. User Modes just store different playback presets/scenes. Tom is correct that there were a couple revisions of this unit and that one revision had the color wheel spinning in the opposite direction. However, to fix this problem you need to go into the fixture's menu and in MODE set the TYPE to COLR Rev 1 or Rev 2. This will change the direction of the wheel movement. Once you do this restore defaults in your console and you should be good to go. Let us know if you need more help.
  • teericksonteerickson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited June 2007
    :dunce: Whoops.

    Thanks for the correction, Zach.
  • Zach PeletzZach Peletz Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited June 2007
    No problem Tom :poke:
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