Upcoming blog posts

Hi all,

these are some ideas/topics where I think useful blog posts can be derived of:

  • bug 390 – tips and hints for using the video wizard (Bartek can give good inputs)
  • kiosk mode with supervisor mode (with help of AutoHotkey) (kiosk_supervisor.zip)
  • moxa e:script commands need DIGITAL_INPUT_0 (instead of INPUT_0) since 5.5
  • “import another patch”, behavior of FX in this situaion:
    A side effect is also that after an import of a new patch the FX won’t be editable.Both issues are fixed with this bug fix.
    The first situation (deleted fixtures) gives a warning in the logbook. The FX still won’t be editable. Use templates to save and reapply the template to keep the FX.
    The second issue (additional fixtures) won’t be a problem.
  • Done. [Rainer]
    blog post for Programmer<->Powerpoint (see LAS System Manual S. 173)
  • Moved to existing post [Rainer]
    Triggers supported in standalone mode
    Initialization – parameter context ignored
    Cuelists – only start/stop supported
    Hourly – seconds are ignored, only hour/minute
    Label – fully supported
    Periodic – fully supported
    Sunrise Timer – fully supported
    Supported Actions
    Cuelist – supported except parameter Choose
    Mutual Exclude Group – fully supported
    Ramp Intensity Start – fully supported
    Ramp Intensity Stop – fully supported
    Reset All – fully supported
    Step Intensity – fully supported
    Stop all cuelists -fully supported
    Trigger Label -fully supported
    Hibernate – fully supported
    Freeze – fully supported
    blog post for triggers supported in Butler XT2 Stand Alone Mode:

    [email von Jens, Di 03.07.2012 15:47]
    Triggers supported in standalone mode
    Initialization – parameter context ignored
    Cuelists – only start/stop supported
    Hourly – seconds are ignored, only hour/minute
    Label – fully supported
    Periodic – fully supported
    Sunrise Timer – fully supported
    Supported Actions
    Cuelist – supported except parameter Choose
    Mutual Exclude Group – fully supported
    Ramp Intensity Start – fully supported
    Ramp Intensity Stop – fully supported
    Reset All – fully supported
    Step Intensity – fully supported
    Stop all cuelists -fully supported
    Trigger Label -fully supported
    Hibernate – fully supported
    Freeze – fully supported
  • macro “toggle XT2 enable/disable” on AP button
  • “Action Pad connection problems” – suggestions
    switch to WPA2 (if not yet)
    turn off Auto-Brightness and make sure brightness is NOT set to the minimum (no joke!)
    turn off bluetooth
    use a current router (best an apple router)
    reset the iPads network settings (General > Reset > Reset Network Settings)
  • preview_updates (how to set them correclty, -1 vs 50000, trade off)
  • bpm master, bpm-crossfade-master (AP > cuelist control)
  • cuelist view, doubleclick on different rows leads to different functions
  • create an “e:cue programming cheat sheet”, which contains (at least) the following tables: “Trigger -> Call Macro”, “RegisterEvent(…) parameters”, “DMX Input Remote Control channels”, tbc
  • Done by Björn. [Rainer]
    channels behaving like inverted, but they are not
  • How To create an “On Exit Online Mode” Trigger (XT2), which runs ONLY in Offline Mode, not in Programmer online?
    (when I load a show, nothing should happen. Wenn I take the XT2 offline, QL1 should play)
    workaround: Play Cuelist, that stops itself via CallMacro. Call Macro does not work offline, so the Play Cuelist remains. Online the QL will immediately be stopped.
  • Programmer Action Pad vs remote (Browser/iOS) Action Pad – what does work, what does not?
    Cuelist Control
    Trigger Rules with Action Pad Event
    Page switch not forwardable to clients
    execute macro -> Programmer ActionPad MUST show the page that contains the button with the CallMacro action
  • working with the Action Pad: how to use the “Assimilation”, keyboard shortcuts (arrow keys = move; shift+arrow keys = duplicate; ctrl+enter = properties; etc)
  • explain that the FX Templates (Live Fx dialog) can be edited, deleted, organized by manually handling the files in C:\ProgramData\ecue\Programmer V6.0\FxTemplates
    One level of subfolders is allowed for structuring. The files will be read instantly on opening the menu in Live Fx dialog (no need to restart, etc.)
  • Done by Rainer. [Björn]
    Butler S2/XT2, how to behave like the old Butler Classic? On initialization trigger, put all QLs in same mutual exclude group 1 and action mutual exclude group > 1 > next
  • XT2 Standalone(!): on an input (dry contact) a cuelist is played. How to make this a cuelist different for workdays/weekend? Idea:
    On trigger, play all cuelists.
    All cuelists have a VMaster.
    On monday, set VMasters accordingly; on weekend vice versa.
    Example show: Damian Gale, LSV 13-6-13 for PB.shw
  • In a macro, wait for something (e.g. until device online). How to do it best?
    Cut your original macro into 3 pieces: before-wait, wait, after-wait
    QL a contains 3 cues: cue 1 calls before-wait, cue 2 calls QL x, cue 3 calls after-wait)
    QL a has Auto release on end!
    cue 1 and 3 have Control = 1.0s (or similar)
    cue 2 has Control= End QL x
    QL x contains 1 cue, which calls wait every 0.1s
    wait stops QL x, if device online
    Now everything is in place and by playing QL a you start the whole thing.
  • describe how to trigger something (e.g. play a QL) from a received TCP message, see http://www.ecue.com/forum-test.html?tx_mmforum_pi1%5Baction%5D=list_post&tx_mmforum_pi1%5Btid%5D=2408&tx_mmforum_pi1%5Bfid%5D=10
  • Color Picker pitfalls: 1) set CP to full white before export! 2) user trigger label to start (do NOT user actions within the QLs!)
  • password for remote (browser) ActionPads. Seems not possible via macro. See remoteActionPad_password.shw for example
  • Some Library channel names have a special meaning. Explain those and how you can get around it. See http://www.ecue.de/bugs/view.php?id=2380#c3772 for some infos.
  • HowTo enable Programmer Webserver (for remote ActionPad) to listen on all NICs, see http://www.ecue.com/forum-test.html?tx_mmforum_pi1%5Baction%5D=list_post&tx_mmforum_pi1%5Btid%5D=2920&tx_mmforum_pi1%5Bfid%5D=13
  • Scrolltext (wizard) with unicode letters and seamless wrap-around in Bitmap Wizard
    see http://www.ecue.com/forum-test.html?tx_mmforum_pi1%5Baction%5D=list_post&tx_mmforum_pi1%5Btid%5D=2948&tx_mmforum_pi1%5Bfid%5D=5
  • to be continued…

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