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Tips and Tricks for the Power Cue DMX

Tips from users

  1.  Use the fader panel wing for additional control over your fixtures by adding channels to a fader. You can do this by pressing SetUp then Patch. Once in your in fader panel setup you can press Type to select channel and then use the trackball to select your desired channel.
  2.  While in Run Mode use the View button to find out what scene or chase is programmed to a key. You can do this by holding down the View button and pressing any key on the touch panel or switch panel.
  3.  While running a chase off of a key in Run Mode, use the adjust key to change the speed of the chase. You can do this by pressing the Adjust key (while in Run Mode) and then press the Adjust key again and use the trackball to adjust the speed on the chase. Note: Once you have adjusted the speed of the chase the program will automatically override the original speed. Once you exit out you will have to go back into adjust to change back to your original speed.
  4.  If you get a "Battery Low" error when trying to backup your programs to an SRAM Card then you will need to charge your card. Just putting your card in the slot and continuing on with your programming will not complete this task. You must be in card mode in order for your card to charge. To get into card mode from the Main Menu simple hit the Card key. If you have a card in the slot in will begin charging.
  5.  Utilize your preset focus and positions. Scene 450 - 495 are set aside for preset positioning. To make your programming life easier program your positions first. To do this go to scene 450 and position all of your fixtures one by one to the spot you want them to project, you can also focus at this time to make things even easier. Continue to repeat this step till you have every possible position you can think of is programmed into the 45 preset position scenes. Once you begin to program your scenes you will be able to revert back to any one of these preset positions. You can do this by selecting the Preset button when you are adjusting your attributes on any given scene. When you do this it will automatically take you to scene 450 and from there you can choose what preset you want that scene to reference by scrolling down to the one you want and pressing the Store key. Once back at the attributes page it will tell you that a preset is referenced and once back at your scene list this scene will have an R next to it, specifying that this scene is referencing a preset.
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