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Recording focus points using Solo on Express consoles

You can use Solo to selectively record into a focus point in the same manner as using Solo to selectively record into a cue or group.

There are two ways to select channels with Solo: while clearing other independent channels such as other lights and while clearing ALL other channels, including non-independent ones. See Recording a cue using Solo, for examples of these two procedures. When using those procedures to record channels into a focus point rather than into a cue, press the [Focus Point] key where they call for pressing the [Cue] key.

When working with focus points, you are more likely to record selected attribute settings for moving lights than the intensities of ordinary fixtures. For example, you might use a focus point to store the pan and tilt settings for several lights aimed at a particular location on stage. Or, you might want to store the settings of colors for those moving lights so that you can use them later when recording cues, groups or submasters.

Remembering that all attributes but the intensity of moving lights are independent, only the Solo procedure that can clear either of these allows you to select out moving light attributes such as position and color. This was procedure was explained under Using Solo as a pre-recording filter.

An example of its use for moving lights is given below.

Keystrokes: Action:
1. Press [Blind]. Selects the Blind display mode
2. Press [S8], Fixture, [1][0] [Thru] [1][5]. Selects moving light fixtures 10 through 15
3. Press [Only] [Color]. Restricts the selection to the color attributes of these fixtures
4. Press [Record] [Focus Point] [7] [Solo]. Records the color attribute settings into cue 7
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