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General Functions in SmartFade

Master & Black Out function

Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 12.16.43 PM.pngTo get light output (at all), the Master needs to be at full, and the Black Out button off.

The Master fader proportionally limits all intensity outputs. As soon as the Master is faded under 100% the Blackout button will blink.

The Blackout button instantly sends all intensity outputs to zero. As soon as it is activated the button will light up.

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Note: The Independent channels patched to IND 1 and IND 2 are not affected by the Master fader or Black Out button unless they are set to “GM” in the Independent Settings. See “Set up Independents.” 

Light output from the intensity faders is also affected by the NEXT button. See “Intensity channels.”

Clear

Clear is a very useful button that will bring you back to a “clean” state of the console with no output. Pressing CLEAR will NEVER erase content - it only brings the fader intensities to zero. You can press CLEAR to abort any recording function if it is blinking.

  • Set all dimmer intensities from channel faders and Stack to zero . . = 2 presses
  • Set all memory faders to zero (blackout) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . = 3 presses
  • Set sequence faders to zero (blackout) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . = 4 presses

CLEAR is also used in combination with other keys. For example

Action Console  Feedback
Clear intensities 1-24 Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.53.52 PM.png and 1-24.png All intensities 1-24 are cleared.
Clear intensities 25-48 Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.53.52 PM.png and Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.55.53 PM.png All intensities 25-48 are cleared.
Clear intensities 1-48 Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.53.52 PM.png and Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.56.33 PM.png All intensities 1-48 are cleared.
Clear intensities 49-96 Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.53.52 PM.png and Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.56.43 PM.png All intensities 49-96 are cleared.
Clear Stack Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.53.52 PM.png and Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 1.23.37 PM.png The Stack is cleared and set to zero.
Clear Snapshots Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.53.52 PM.png and  All Snapshots are cleared, and the counter is set to 1.
Clear Rate Screen Shot 2018-11-21 at 12.53.52 PM.png and  All Rate settings are cleared.

Bump Master

The Bump Master sets the level to which bump buttons will flash. See Bump Button functionality for each type of fader mode.

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