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Obsession Software Release Notes 4052L1020 (Released 12/97)

Product Line: Obsession Family
Description: System software version 3.1
Engineering Change Order (ECO): 3207
Effective Date: 12/19/97

Version 3.1 replaces version 2.4.2 system software for Obsession 600, Obsession 1500, Obsession II 750,
Obsession II 1500 and Obsession II 3000 consoles. Obsession 3000 is not supported with version 3.1 software

There are three purposes for this release:
1. To add moving light capabilities to Obsession products, and
2. To repair defects in version 2.4.2 software, and
3. To upgrade Obsession 600 consoles to Obsession 750.
This release also includes version 3.1 Obsession Off-Line for IBM-compatible personal computers. This is the first release supporting the complete line of Obsession II products.

Restrictions and qualifications (applicable only to Obsession 600 and Obsession 1500, not to any Obsession II models):
1. Warning: The console must have ECO 2205 installed before upgrading to software version 3.1.
2. Prior software: This upgrade works ONLY with version 2.4.2 software. If the console's software is older
than 2.4.2, you must upgrade to 2.4.2 before upgrading to 3.1.
3. Memory upgrade: All Obsession consoles except Obsession II require the 2 MB SRAM memory upgrade to
work with software version 3.1. Contact ETC Technical Services to determine if your system has the upgrade.
4. Compatibility: If used with Sensor AF dimming systems, the Sensor CEM software version must be at least

Contents of this release:
1. Version 3.1 software installation diskettes
2. Software Release Notes
3. Ver. 3.1 upgrade installation instructions for single processor systems, dual processor systems, restoring
archived software and Obsession Off-Line.
4. Obsession Moving Light Supplement, version 3.1
5. Obsession Off-Line installation package including a printed copy of Obsession Off-Line QuickGuide and
diskettes containing Off-Line, Off-Line QuickGuide, Keyboard Template for Obsession, Obsession User
Manual, the Obsession Moving Lights Supplement and Adobe Acrobat ® Reader.

Software capabilities added:
Obsession's new ML feature set makes programming moving lights easy and efficient. For a complete
description of all ML features please read the Obsession Moving Light Supplement. A brief description of some
moving light terms and new console features follows.

Devices, such as moving lights and color scrollers, that can be controlled by DMX512 in multiple ways are
called fixtures.

The characteristics of a fixture that can be controlled by DMX512 are called attributes, and a fixture's
attributes are associated with individual channels in a console.

Each fixture type has its own personality consisting of the set of its attributes along with other
characteristics related to DMX512 control, such as whether the fixture needs an external dimmer. With
version 3.1 software, you may create new personalities or edit existing ones to suit your needs.
Personalities for the moving lights you plan to use in a show are loaded into or created in that show. ETC
provides personalities for most popular moving lights on the market, and more personalities will be made
available for use in the console as the need and availability arises.

Most attributes fall into one of four categories: beam, image, color, and position. Categories allow for the
easy selection of like attributes for storage or recall functions. You can specify which attributes are
included in each category. Beam attributes include Intensity, Zoom, Focus, Iris, and Frost. Image
attributes include Gobo and F/X. Color attributes include Color, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. Position
attributes include Pan and Tilt.

A library lets you save a collection of attribute level settings for one or more of the personalities in your
show. You can use the library to apply values for selected attributes to selected fixtures that use the same
personality. Each library can contain levels for each personality in the show.

ML Live and Blind displays
New Obsession displays are organized in a column and row format showing each fixture's attributes as
percentage levels or discrete values.

Fixture Patch
After you load the personalities needed for the fixtures in your show, you patch a fixture by assigning to it
a personality, a start channel and a start DMX512 address. Obsession then automatically assigns console
channels and DMX512 addresses to all attributes of the fixture. You may assign a remote dimmer to the
fixture if needed and customize it's channels, such as to swap its pan and tilt channels and determine
whether channels are independent.

Part numbers for Version 3.1 upgrade kits
 4052S1024 Obsession 600 (upgrade to 750 channels)
 4052S1025 Obsession 1500
 4152S1001 Obsession II 750
 4152S1002 Obsession II 1500
 4152S1003 Obsession II 3000

Problems in Version 2.4.2 system software corrected with Version 3.1:
A-000478  In Flexichannel-Show and Multi-user, the Expand display will not show the first page of channels
when the normal screen is scrolled to the last page.
A-000658  There is no alphanumeric key for the Mirror button.
A-001024  When changing a Normal Cue into a Part Cue and recording an Effect in it at the same time into
Part 8, the old channels are not saved. They should be placed in another Part (1 or 7?).
A-001361 When a tower is booted up without any face panels to receive pot levels from, there is a 15sec
delay during which the Diagnostic Dimmer Levels show that there are zero levels being output
but they not because the slave is still inactive.
A-001648  Recording part cues from Live with a channel list, the channels will be placed in the default Part
and not in the new Part if there are no channels whose levels were set from the keyboard. The
Cue List does not update with the new Part number. Only happens when converting the Cue
from a normal Cue to a Part Cue.
A-001652  In the Multi-user Configuration screen, if the first device is not online and it is deleted, the entire
device list is cleared from the screen. Workaround: Sort the list either before or after the delete.
A-001733  When a Cue in Live has been edited in Blind and Sneak is used, the edited channels in Blind will
snap to the new levels in Live at the end of the Sneak time. It should not take levels from the
recorded cue but from the Faders.
A-001767  When the console is booted up w/ the Group List held down on an RFP, the console crashes.
A-001822  Updating a cue with a selected range, if any channel is from the keyboard then channels that
came from another cue will be updated as well.
A-001923  Record operations with a channel selection will put all channels not in the selection that should
track in from the previous Cue, at a level of zero.
A-001924  When an Effect is running in a Cue and the levels are set to zero on the keypad in Live, if the
levels are then recorded into a Cue, the zeros are lost. The channels think that they are set to
zero in the Effect Cue and so the zeros when recording are ignored in the next Cue.
A-001938  In the Patch display, if a range of Channels are set to Independent and then a Profile is assigned
without retyping in the Channel selection the last Channel's Dimmer gets patched to the first
Channel. Ex: Chan 1 thru 8 Independent Enter Profile 11 Enter (Dimmer 8 is patched into Channel
1 and is the only Dimmer that gets the Profile assigned).
A-001951  The Flash Soft key causes the Soft key page to switch back to the first page. It should stay on the
second page.
A-001986  Macros are not Learning Sub Bumps.
A-002006  Cntrl-C would cause the console to crash.
A-002109  Using Move Cue to move a Part of a Part Cue to another Part of the same Cue will corrupt the
Cue. The new part is visible in Spreadsheet but not in the Cue List, the old part is also visible in
Spreadsheet, but it cannot be selected.
A-002137  Problems with Memory Protection Faults.
A-002315  In the I/O Configuration screen, soft key 6 - [Print Config] is not printing all the I/O config
information. It is only printing the Multi-user I/O Devices, DMX ports, and MIDI show control. It
should also be printing: I/O Options and Multi-user Preferences
A-002379  When a SMPTE Event bumps a Submaster Effect with the Bump On command it is really doing a
Bump command. The Bump Off command does not work at all. (Only when the Submaster is an
A-002453  System drops out of tracking when loading I/O config from disk.
A-002454  In performing S3, Store Diskette, when the operation is complete, the command line clears on
the 'B' unit and the message on the 'B' diagnostic screen reads: 109 Unable to open file
A-002461  Play Submaster from Split Submaster console, then disconnect any remote device from the
network...The lights on the Submaster will dip.

Problems noted in Version 3.1 software:
A-000002  If you select a range of cues and place a level in all cues the response time is slow.
A-000010  If a cue(cue 1) links to a later cue(cue 50) and that later cue links back to an earlier cue(cue 20)
that has a follow time and you press GO during the execution of cue 20, then the console will
jump to the cue after the later cue(cue 51) even when there are cues without follow times
between the earlier cue and the later cue.
A-000020  When loading a new I/O Configuration enables Multi-user and changes a remote device to Video
Expand, the remote device's display went blank because the console needed to be rebooted
after enabling multi-user.
A-000023  Effects that have a step where the step is active before the effect's up fade time is done, has a
step in fade time, and it has a non-full high level, then channels in that step will flicker wildly
during the fade.
A-000144  When the Rate for a cue fade is set to 1-3% then the fade stops.
A-000307  When the first level a channel is set to is zero, then placing a level in the cue before it does not
change it to a green (down fade) zero but leaves it a white (blocked) zero. Example: Create cues
1 & 2, set channel 1 in cue 2 to zero, then set channel 1 to full in cue 1. Channel 1 will stay white
in cue 2.
A-000391  The Very Large Show, which has lots of effects with subs and groups, takes 20-30 sec to update
the cues every time a sub or group is modified.
A-000393  In Obsession Off-line, the diagnostic display under the Diagnostics menu does not show
A-000394  The Message Log display allows Obsession Off-line users to enable message logging, but it
doesn't do any logging.
A-000400  Off-line: The submaster pot display bump buttons don't work, and F9(Blackout) will clear the
A-000476  In Flexichannel - View Channels the last channel in the view does not have a divider after it when
it is not the last channel in the show.
A-000550  If you use the system shutdown command on the console, the nodes will display the OK to turn
off system message. However the cursor is displayed. ***See report A-000502 for more
A-000597  If an Effect loaded into a sub is edited, then the submaster will no longer play the effect. Only
happens after filling all of submaster memory.
A-000605  When the system has 1535 or 1536 dimmers and there are no dimmers patched to zero, then
looking at channel zero in Patch by Channel shows either channels 1535 & 1536 or a blank space
above channel zero.
A-000608  In Multi-user, if one user is in Live and the other is in Effect, then when the one in Live hits
[Enter] it will select the first step of the effect displayed on the other user.
A-000612  When entering a cue for a Load Cue command and it does not exist, when you use [Swap] the
error will disappear off the command line.
A-000618  The Dimmer Status display does not show Dimmer Status information for the B dimmers.
A-000634  When Multiplexing is in use and an About Dimmer is called for a dimmer over 256, then when
next and last are used 257 is added to the dimmer number instead of adding or subtracting one.
A-000680  In Off-line the System Shutdown message 'The system is ready. You may shut the system off
now.' is drawn with the wrong colors.
A-000681  The softkey text for Quit needs to be modified manually for OBSN and Sensor On-Line. The
code needs to change so that this happens automatically.
A-001033  In Tracking systems, the B unit should drop off of ETCNet when it detects the wrong software
A-001035  Reading in an Obsession I/O Configuration file into an Obsession 608 will cause the 608 to slow
down and the message log will have a large number of 'Retries to GetSlaveData' messages.
A-001045  The message 'cueMoveListEnd != cueMoveListBase + last' happens when all 1000 cues exist.
A-001248  Cues with a split wait time and are linked to another cue will display the wrong colors when
played back in Live.
A-001369  When a channel set from the keypad is then brought to a higher level by a sub, then that sub
level will be used when a cue is updated instead of the keyboard level.
A-001378  Effects will occasionally not run. Happens only when the effect is Random and all of the channels
in one step are tracking from a previous cue.
A-001394  Record Loads unnecessarily requires that DMX levels exist on dimmers to be recorded.
A-001396  Dimmer check in Live overrides the dimmers parked level.
A-001614  When an Effect runs and the channels are set to a level by the previous cue, the effect should
fade from those levels to the effect's levels. Currently the levels will go to zero and then fade up.
A-001654  If the TouchPad is in RFU mode and the user disables the TouchPad RFU option, then the
TouchPad will stay in the RFU mode.
A-001660  TouchPads that are in screen saver mode when the console is rebooted will not reenter screen
saver mode when the console is finished booting unless the user presses a button.
A-001666  When reducing the number of channels in a show and there are Groups that only had channels
larger than the new channel count, selecting the Group's channels (ex: Live: Group x Enter) will
cause the display to switch to a blank page with no channels on it.
A-001668  When RFUs and TouchPads have the same device ID the TouchPad will display the RFUs text on
its graphic display. If the RFU's ID is changed and the old one is deleted, then a new device
with an invalid type is created and the device number reappears with no text in the Device Type
column of the Multi-user I/O Devices display.
A-001766  The first step of fast effects are not running properly. The first step finishes before the cue get
ready to start changing DMX levels. Therefore the first step does not always run. The cue should
start timing the effect after it loads and is ready.
A-001768  Running macros from macros can cause the console to drop tracking. This is after the software
change to synchronize macros.
A-001773  When using selective record, then sneaking back to the current cues recorded levels, the
channels will snap to the recorded levels at the very end of the fade instead of fading in the sneak
A-001776  Obsessions functions, such as the Library List and ML Live display, are running slow.
A-001892  The Number of Dimmers value set in the System Settings menu does not correlate to the dimmer
numbers in the show if two or more DMX Ports are set to Multiplex. Example: with the last two
DMX ports set to Multiplex and the Number of Dimmers set to 1050, there are only 794 dimmers
displayed in patch, but typing in dimmer numbers between 795 and 1050 will not generate an
error and will scroll the patch screen to channel zero.
A-001933  In tracking systems, a Macro that goes to the ETCNet Self-Test screen and runs itself again will
cause problems when the master is switched from B to A. B as backup stops executing events,
then when it is switched to master again, it has a large number of Macro Step events (#738).
A-001947  If you load a cue out of sequence and edit it before you run it, it will not fade it's tracking channels
in or the previous cue's tracking channels out.
A-001954  If you unpatch a dimmer that has a Profile or a level attached, the Profile or Level stay attached.
A-001959  In Off-line, when an Inhibitive Submaster is at zero, About Channel will report that the Channel's
source is from Sub 1 and not from the Inhib Sub.
A-001995  The Library List updates slowly.
A-002001  The ML Live display is slow.
A-002061  In Off-line, loading an effect into a submaster then bringing it to a level, the levels did not appear
in Live screen.
A-002062  Toggling a DMX port to multiplex in I/O Configuration, dropped RPU's out of tracking on a 3000
A-002065  In Fixture Patch, Swap Focus does not check to see if fixture has Pan & Tilt capability.
A-002070  In Fixture Patch, if user sets Start Channel & Start DMX and then decides to change the Start
Channel, The dimmers that are patched to the new Start Channel do not get unpatched.
A-002074  In Attribute Display and ML Live, Lock is not working.
A-002081  Submasters with Effects do not show the Effect's Channels in Flexichannel Current.
A-002151  Attribute Patch: Allow changing the Profile and the Proportional level of the DMX Addresses.
A-002198  Using Groups to select Attributes (***see very bottom of page 52 of 3.0 ML Spec).
A-002199  Recording Channels and Attributes minus an Attribute and Recording Attributes minus an
Attribute (***see middle of page 58 of 3.0 ML Spec).
A-002202  Whenever a multiplex Dimmer number is allowed, check to see if it is available given the current
System Setting.
A-002203  Patch: When setting a Dimmer to Multiplex check to see if the B dimmer number is available
given the current System Settings.
A-002204  Personality Setup: the Diskette space left value is always zero. Also, when not looking at the
Diskette the space left line should be removed.
A-002218  Find a way to store shows that don't have ML so that the show is smaller and saves/reads
A-002219  Problem reading shows from 2.1 and before (Jo has sample show).
A-002222  When a Personality is deleted, it's Attributes will still display in ML Live and ML Blind on the other
A-002223  Does not support Personalities that have a larger DMX Order number than the Channel Order
number (because there are dimmers not being used).
A-002230  A macro with '+10 -10' will just subtract 10 and never do the add 10.
A-002235  The Time displayed for Cues that have a Rate override is not accurate.
A-002243  If Sneak is used when in Cue 0, then the levels of Channels that have been updated turn to
magenta and the level stays the same.
A-002244  When an Effect with a hold time is in a Submaster and the bump button is used, the LED does
not flash.
A-002263  When a Group's Channels are on the level wheel of one user, the other user cannot name the
Group in Live (or ML Live).
A-002264  When Undo is used to clear Record Cue off the command line, the Memory left display in the
upper right does not go away.
A-002269  Changing the Attribute order in the Attribute Display Setup screen did not change the order on
the other users ML Live screen properly. (***I think the levels changed order but the Attribute
names did not, but it could be the other way 'round).
A-002310  ETC link: There is no error message that comes up as an advisory when a module is removed
from the rack. The error comes up in the message log and in Dimmer Status (unknown dimmer
error 100). But no pop-up dialog box appears on the screen when Display Advisories is enabled.
A-002314  Updating Lists: If User 1 makes a change to the Fixture Patch and User 2 is displaying the Fixture
List, the change is not updated on the User 2 screen. This is the List screens not the setup
screens. The Cue List, Library List and Effects List screens work correctly. That is, if User 1
records a library, the Library List screen will immediately be updated on the User 2 screen. The
same with Cues and Effects.
A-002370  The wrong dimmers are used in Fixtures when Multiplex is enabled. (Assign DMX Port 2 to
Multiplex then try to patch Fixtures to 3/1).
A-002376  When Learning a Macro that already exists, there should be a command line please confirm
message. NOTE: this requires a change in every screen, it will be extremely time consuming to
A-002378  When changing the Personality of a Fixture that is already patched to one that has more Attributes
there is no warning that there are not enough channels and it still tries to patch the fixture.
A-002383  When the user attempts to save a Personality to the Diskette that is the same as one that is
already there then ask for confirmation. (Check this from the remote console)
A-002408  Proportional levels are lost when the encoder is used to bring the levels to zero.
A-002416  Go to Blind - Preview a Cue - Clear Preview by pressing [Preview][Enter]. Preview the Cue again,
hit [Preview] again and the Previewed levels that had appeared under the Blind levels
DISAPPEAR. The description (Previewing Q1) still appears above the command line.
A-002433  When a range of Effect steps are selected and a range of groups are entered the groups should
be automatically place in the steps just like channels are.
A-002435  In the Cue List, part cues should highlight the cue number line as well as the selected part.
A-002439  Cue pointer did not change on other user when an update was used.
A-002451  After loading a configuration from disk, an advisory comes up saying: '...please restart now'. This
advisory comes up well before the master unit has processed the information.
A-002456 Effects that run in submasters will have rounding problems for the following levels 6, 8, 17, 19,
26, 28, 37, 39, 46, and 48.
A-002520  Loading an I/O Configuration from a console of a different size will cause a problem with the i960.
The software will continuously get a couple hundred 'Retries to GetSlaveData' messages, then
work for a loop, then get a couple hundred more messages until the configuration is cleared.
A-002546  In the Setup Menu, when setting the time (S1 - Set Time), the 'hour' has a limit of 'equal to / or
less than '23. The 'minute' value has a limit of 'nothing greater than 99'. Therefore the time can
be set as: 10:99 which is equal to 11:39. There should be a limit of 59 minutes so that this
doesn't happen.
A-002548  Encoder LCD's only show 6 characters on an 8 character display, show the extra 2 characters.
A-002549  Cues do not run on the same faders on the backup unit as they do on the master unit. When
manual control of a fader occurs, it may not be the same cue on both systems.
A-002550  In certain situations, a cue may end up in more than one fader at the same time.
A-002554  In Effects, the Help file for S4 [Lo Hi Levels], is not how this function actually works. The Help
file example is [Step] [3] [Lo/Hi Levels] [0] [/] [9] [Enter]. The way the board works is: [S4] puts
Step # Low Level on command line, but no levels can be entered. The level fields are selected
and the levels can be changed here.
A-002556  In the Macro editing screen, there is no Error message when trying to do S3 (Clear Macro) when
that particular Macro is non-existent.
A-002557  The Help file for Toggle Mode under I/O Configuration, DMX512 Ports, is incomplete. This file
appears to run out of the text window.
A-002567  From the Dimmer Patch Display Screen, in Patch by Channel, by entering a number (i.e.513)
[Enter], to select it, then pressing (S7) Dimmer Double, strange parsing things happen. The
command line reads: Patch by channel: Dimmer Double Chan <<<Invalid Input 513. Pressing
the Clear key only gets the command line back to reading 'Chan 513' Undo will clear the line.
A-002568  If Fixture (i.e. one) does not exist, and the (S6) Delete Fixture command is used, a message
comes up on the command line that reads '<<<Invalid Fixture'. If a non-existent fixture(s) is
included in a selected group of fixtures, (S6) Delete Fixture i.e. 1 > 5 the procedure is carried out.
A-002569  See report #002568 If Fixture (one) does not exist, and the (S5) Move Fixture command is used,
a message comes up on the command line that reads: '<<<Invalid Fixture'. If a non-existent
fixture(s) is included in a selected group of fixtures (S5) Move Fixture 1 > 5 the procedure is
carried out.
A-002570  In Fixture Patch, the use can select (S6) Frame Table, even if there are no discrete Attributes for
the Personality, therefore, no Frame Table to select.
A-002577  When running a show that has both Macros and Cues (i.e. Tumbler / Display Macro), when firing
a Macro it takes several seconds for the Secondary processor to react to the command to fire the
Macro. Stopping the Macro has the same results. The same happens with running Cues. In
some instances, the Secondary processor does not drop out of Tracking, but it does lose all
connect with everything else on the network. Both the Cue and Macro can be commanded to
stop, and the system reset, but the Secondary processor keeps running the Macro or Cue. The
following message appears frequently on the diagnostic screen: 299 [ADDRESS_FACE_PANEL]
[six digit number i.e. 667908] [No_Target] X X X X
A-002582  The Video Expand Screens cannot be swapped.
A-002583  When running a system in redundant tracking, if there is a disk to be read in, the Master
processor should be the only unit looking for the disk. Currently, if a floppy disk is loaded into the
Backup Processor and the command to Read show from disk is initiated from the keyboard
connected to the Backup unit, there is an error message that reads: 'Unable to transfer show
data over the network.' This whole process takes a very long time (about 3 minutes).
A-002588  There is no error message when an Effects' Up/Down Fade time is changed to Manual. I.E.
Man/2/Man The Dwell time must be 'Hold' in this scenario.
A-002589  There is no Help message for 'Mirror'.
A-002599  In the year 2018 shows stored on the hard drive will not have valid file names and will not save.
The reason is that the year is encoded into the file name with a single letter starting with A in
1992, 27 years later (in 2018) the ASCII symbol after Z is not valid in a DOS file name.
A-002600  When a moving light Personality is changed the Fixture needs to be repatched. The User should
be informed of this Necessity.
A-002604  System drops out of tracking after the Secondary processor reports: '299 Sync failed - parse done
sync'. The particular instance reported was: the Secondary processor reported Cmd: LEVEL
WHEEL ticks, that were different from those reported on the Primary processor. The Secondary
processor also reported one more command than the Primary processor.
A-002605  When a Cue is run after a cue that has an Effect in it, if the Cue has control of different channels
than the Effect, when the second Cue is run, it will take the Effect channels to zero.
A-002616  When Multi-user is enabled, the Secondary Processor does not come up as being on the
network (no diamond). This can be viewed in the I/O Device screen, under I/O Configuration.
Note: This is only evident on the Secondary Display monitor. The other devices show this
Device as being online.
A-002622  I/O Configuration: When Multi-user has been [S4] Enabled / Disabled, without a Reboot, the
following Advisory comes up: 'Multi-user will be Disabled/Enabled the next time your system is
initialized. To Disable/Enable Multi-user now, turn your system off and back on .' When in Multi-user
and the commands [S1] Clear Configuration or [S2] Load Configuration are used, the
following Advisory comes up: 'The I/O Configuration has been modified. To activate the new I/O
Configuration, you must restart your console by turning it off and then back on...' This Advisory is
not necessary since rebooting is not necessary since the system was not cleared.
A-002626  In Moving Light Setup, Personality Setup, when selecting a Personality (i.e. Trackspot) and then
going into [S5] Personality Editor, followed by selecting More SoftKeys then [S5] Move Channels
(i.e. Channel 6 @ 1), then change DMX512 Channel Order (i.e. Channel 1 [S5] DMX512 Channel
Order 1) results in 2 Attributes being Patched to DMX512 dimmer 1. When viewing the normal
Patch screen, Channel 1 is not patched to anything and Channel 2 is patched to Dimmer 1.
A-002627  When setting up a new Personality in Personality Editor, assigning certain attributes to have a 16-
bit data type, does not work. The DMX512 Order gives the Attribute 2 DMX Dimmers (i.e. 2 &
3), but then the next Attribute starts with the last DMX Dimmer of the Previous Attribute (i.e. 3 &
4). When viewing the DMX output of this Personality on the DMX'ter, the selected 16-bit
Personality only controls 1 Dimmer, while on the Live screen, 2 Channels are selected.
A-002632  Undo will not work if you use Channel At Enter when the channel comes from a submaster.
A-002634  When in a Display screen that allows line editing on the Command line, when the Command line
is active (information has been entered onto it), using the Up or Down Arrow key causes the
Parser to allow Invalid Input on the Command line. I.E. In the Live screen, enter '1' , 'Chan 1'
comes up on the Command line. Pressing the Up or Down Arrow key at this point will show that
Command on the line, and the message: 'Invalid Input' will come up, but it still allows other key
hits to show on the Command line.
A-002635  When working in the ML Live screen and paging through the Encoder pages, if the Expand
Mode key is pressed, the Expanded screen always defaults the Encoder page to Page one. I.E.
Fixtures 1 > 10 are patched. The second page of Encoders is selected which includes the
Attributes: Gobo, Gobo2. Gobo2 Rot and F/X. When the Expand key is pressed, that display
comes up with the first page of Encoders highlighted including the Attributes: Intensity, Pan, Tilt,
Color and Cyan.
A-002639  Sneak does not restore levels to levels from Cues after setting Channels to a different level from
the keypad. I.E. Chan 5 Full [Enter]. (Chan 5 goes to Full) Chan 5 @ 50 [Sneak] [Enter] (Chan
5 goes to 50%) Chan 5 [Sneak] [Enter] (Chan 5 goes to 0%) Chan 5 should go to Full.
A-002651  In System Settings Menu: Change the number of Channels to a value less than the number
that is currently displayed on the Video Expand Mode screen and this display does not update
(Refresh) until going out of the screen and then back into it. I.E. System Settings - # of
Channels 1536. On the RVI screens, display the last Page of Channels 1401 > 1536. Change
the number of Channels in System Settings to 1300. The last screen goes black, but the other
RVI screen still displays Channels 1201 > 1400.
A-002659  Using the Primary/Secondary switch on the Obsn 2 RPU can cause the Obsn 2 processors to
both think they are Masters. There is then a message 'Two consoles tried to connect as masters'
in the message log. The primary will completely disable tracking, the secondary will become an
Active console. One (it's random between the two) will output to the network, the other will
queue all of it's Ethernet packets. Both will listen to network packets from the facepanel.
A-002662  If the processor is on but loses power, it will not come back on when power is returned. Have
the processors turn themselves on every time they receive power.
A-002689  Whenever a new version of software is loaded FTB is disabled in software. The two units will
continue to not boot into tracking until a proper shutdown has been done on both processors.
A-002705  When the processors are powered down or turned on, they occasionally spit out noise on the
DMX line that is interpreted as DMX levels. This will cause lights to get stuck on, because when
the DMX goes away the racks try to hold the last look.
A-002724  Storing and Reading from the diskette in the Obsn II console is slow
A-002758  Certain commands on the Obsession 1 in 3.1x software are very slow. In a particular Block Cue
and Delete Cue. Using the Chicago London show, in Live, blocking Cue 70 took 7 seconds,
deleting it took 9 seconds. In 2.4.2, using the same show and on the same RPU, the same
operations took less than a second for the block and just more than a second for the delete.
A-002803  Switching control between the Primary and Secondary processors from the O2 Console causes
the CEM to report a DMX data error.
A-002804  During bootup, if there are any levels in channels, they are brought up, then out, then up again.
Happens at the same time that nodes flash the video several times.
A-002805  Clearing the I/O configuration will remove the Secondary processor from the network device list.
After a reboot it will show up again.
A-002807  The TouchPad does not go into it's screen saver mode.
A-002809  Nodes do not always come online when a system (O1 or O2) boots up.

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