Main Features
The DMX Controlled and Conventional's Data Box Drop Down Menu's

The DMX Chart distinguishes two different types of fixtures; 1) DMX Controlled Fixture types which would include fixture types like your movers, scrollers, foggers, or atmosphere, and 2) Conventional fixture types like an ETC Source Four Par.

The Input Tab is where you enter into The DMX Chart, each of your fixture types specific details, both DMX controlled fixture types, and conventional fixture types. It is also where you define your chart settings.

The three Input Data Boxes

The DMX Controlled & Conventional data box, The DMX Controlled Fixture Type data box,
and The Conventional Fixture Type data box

The DMX Controlled & Conventional data box consists of the Show Name Drop Down Menu, the Position Drop Down Menu, and The Dimmer Specs Drop Down Menu; along with the unit number field, and the notes field. These are the only fields that both types of fixture types (DMX Controlled and Conventional) have in common. Because of this, the DMX Controlled & Conventional data box must always be answered in addition to either the DMX Controlled Fixture Type data box, or the Conventional Fixture Type data box.

The DMX Controlled Fixture Type data box contains fields that are specific only to all fixture types that are controlled by DMX data. For example: your movers, your scrollers, and your foggers. This data box must be answered along with the DMX Controlled & Conventional data box.

The Conventional Fixture Type data box contains fields that are specific only to fixture types that are NOT controlled by DMX data. For example: an ETC source 4 19 degree light. This data box must be answered along with the DMX Controlled & Conventional data box.



The Data Boxes

The DMX Controlled and Conventional's Data Box
Drop Down Menu's on The Input Tab

Contains the only fields that both types of fixture types (DMX Controlled and Conventional) have in common.

The DMX Controlled and Conventional's Data Box contains the only fields that both types of fixture types (DMX Controlled and Conventional) have in common. Because of this, the DMX Controlled & Conventional data box must always be answered in addition to either the DMX Controlled Fixture Type data box, or the Conventional Fixture Type data box.

It consists of the Show Name Drop Down Menu, the Position Drop Down Menu, and The Dimmer Specs Drop Down Menu; along with the unit number field, and the optional notes field.

The Show Name Drop Down Menu has no defaults. Each time you start a new chart, you will have to add the show names here by clicking the Add New button.



The Show Name Drop Down Menu



The Position Drop Down Menu is a list of where your fixture types are located by position in your lighting rig. It comes with a few defaults that you can either keep or delete. Anything you add to or delete from this drop down menu will be remembered for every chart you create there after.



The Position Drop Down Menu



The Dimmer Spec's Drop Down Menu is a list of dimmer specifications. Things like Dimmer, DMX Controlled Dimmer, Full at 1%, and Hot Patched. It comes with a few defaults that you can either keep or delete. Anything you add to or delete from this drop down menu will be remembered for every chart you create there after.



The Position Drop Down Menu



Related YouTube Videos

for The DMX Controlled and Conventional's Data Box Drop Down Menu's on The Input Tab

  • The Input Tab - General Information
    Length: 4:42

    General information on Chart Settings, Input Instructions, Last Added Data for DMX Controlled Fixture Types, Last Added Data for Conventional Fixture Types, the input data boxes, and the deletable defaults in the drop down menus.

  • Input Tab - Show Name Drop Down Menu
    Length: 3:05

    Includes an explanation of:
    • Adding new show names to the drop down menu.
    • Editing show names in the drop down menu.
    • Deleting show names in the drop down menu.

  • Input Tab - Position Drop Down Menu
    Length: 8:31

    Includes an explanation of:
    • Adding new positions to the drop down menu.
    • Adding new categories to the drop down menu.
    • Adding just a position to the drop down menu.
    • The edit buttons: edit - move - delete.
    • Editing a position or a category name.
    • Moving a position to a category.
    • Deleting positions or a category.

  • Input Tab - Dimmer Specs Drop Down Menu
    Length: 3:35

    Includes an explanation of:
    • Adding new dimmer spec names to the drop down menu.
    • Editing dimmer spec names in the drop down menu.
    • Deleting dimmer spec names in the drop down menu.