Today's issue is that I have a fixture which keeps moving of it's own accord.
Every half hour or so, the lamp will snap to a different position (probably its 'Home' position). Thee's nothing to indicate any changes on the desk (no change flags, etc) Live Attributes still shows the fixture as being set to its previous pallette, and nobody is touching the desk -I was on the floor when it did it last ! Re-cutting in the Preset brings it back again.
Has anyone else come across this spooky phenomenon ? -it's odd that it's only happening with one lamp (a Mac 2000)
Hi Richard -
Actually I would be more surprised if it were more than one fixture doing this. This is not likely a console problem. Check the fixture out for a bad control card, dodgy DMX or power cable. If the console isn't changing its data then it is most likely sending the correct values, and the fixture has something wrong with it.
I hope this helps -
Thanks much -
Market Manager, GmbH
Could be, but it seems odd that it's never done it before.
Usually if there was a data issue the lamp would stay where it was and not respond.
It also has no knowledge of it's 'home' position.
Will have a look and check terminations, etc.
Might try it on a different desk momentarily.
Hawe you tried another fixture with the same adress as the spooky one.
Holland Performing Arts Center
Omaha, NE USA 68102
Well, it seems that my trouble stemmed from a preset stored in Submaster 11 which had the fixture recorded in it's home position.
The Preset wasn't being played back at any point, the fader wasn't moved and the flash button left well alone -but the Sub, somehow, seemed to intermittently interfere with the Main Playback.
After clearing the sub (as I said, it wasn't being used) the lamp behaved impeccably for 8 hours of live Television.
We do have an issue with the LCD screen on that particular desk which keeps flickering / going dim, I wonder if there's something slightly dodgy from a hardware / data point of view.
It's being reported via our fault-reporting system.
I'll keep you posted...
Are they using Congo jr? If yes, the IO Firmware version should be 126.96.36.199.0.026 (check by the popup of About Congo). This Firmware version improves the physical DMX output from the rear of Congo jr console.
Today I finished my 8 hours of training with Dave of ETC, (on a Congo Jr.). While being trained one of my new MAC 250 Spot Heads, less than 8 months old, began moving to the home postion and then tracking back to its position. The other lights are not having any trouble so I do think it is the Congo Jr, but you never know. I plan on checking out the light by hooking up the old express 48/96 to see where the problem is. Let me know what you find and I will let you know what I find. I have to admit it is going to take me a little time to understand all the bells and whistles of this console.