Using a USB hub to connect a mouse and keyboard to a FLX S24 or FLX S48 makes naming easier and can speed up plotting shows.
Selecting SETUP will show you the fixture schedule, with your fixtures listed. This is where you can edit your fixtures, such as give them custom names such as stage locations.
Use the Fixture Tabs at the bottom of the screen to select a particular group of fixtures.
You can select the Change all Names box at the top of the column to change all at the same time or select individual one to change.
To save your changes exit Setup.
Groups can be named by holding Setup and pressing the Group on the touchscreen. An onscreen keyboard will then be displayed to type the group’s name. Press OK to confirm.
Naming is really important, to ensure you know what a cue will do when output. You could name the cue with a brief description of what the cue does, or more commonly in theatrical shows, you could name the cue with a description of when the cue should be triggered. For example, a line in the script, or when a performer does something on stage.
To name a cue, double touch/click the “Name” cell in the Cues Window. An onscreen keyboard will be displayed to name the cue. An external keyboard can also be used.
Playbacks can be named, by opening the playback’s settings, tapping Advanced, and then giving the playback a name. The playback settings can be opened by pressing and holding Setup, and tapping the playback’s button. This name is then displayed in the Faders window, allowing you to very quickly see which playback fader does what.
On FLX, playbacks can be named by tapping Name, and then tapping the button of the playback you wish to name.
Palettes can be named by holding Setup and pressing the Palette on the touchscreen. An onscreen keyboard will then be displayed to type the palette’s name. An external USB keyboard can then also be used. Press OK to confirm.
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