Presentation on theme: "an introduction to the SmartFade® ML Lighting Control Console"— Presentation transcript:
1an introduction to the SmartFade® ML Lighting Control Console Get Smart – Get Moving!
2Problem - SolutionThe engineers first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is…
3Problem - SolutionProblem: The cost of moving lights has come down over time yet the cost of professional moving light controllers has not.Solution: Design a control console with professional features but reduced cost, and reduced peripherals (monitors, work lights, shipping size/weight, etc.)
4Problem - SolutionProblem: Small events often require users to control lighting accurately from small dark locations in non-traditional performance venues.Solution: Provide a console with the most-used functions simplified (reduce typing/steps to achieve results) and consider the size/darkness issue.
7OverviewSmartFade ML is a compact, lightweight console designed to control up to 48 dimmable channels and up to 24 moving lights.In the SmartFade tradition, SFML uses direct controls, encoders and LCD displays and color coded backlit elastomer keys to provide feedback to the user without the need for a connected monitor.
8Direct ControlsSmartFade ML maps all moving lights patched to a specific range of parameter names. These parameters can be directly controlled using the 24 faders.Dimmer intensity is also controlled using these 24 faders, just like SmartFade.
9Encoders and LCDsSmartFade ML provides three encoders and two LCD displays for use in setting up the system and patching, programming moving lights, and seeing Stack playback information.
10Direct SelectsSmartFade ML includes direct select keys for selection of moving lights, groups, palettes and effects.Direct select keys are backlit with RGB LEDs, and will display the current color setting of fixtures with color mixing systems and the color mix stored to color palettes.24 default color palettes are built automatically when a fixture with color mixing capabilities are patched.
11Playback Controls199-step Stack with crossfader pair, Go and Pause keys24 Memories x 12 pages – 288 total12 Sequences (24-step) x 12 pages – 144 totalGrand Master, Blackout, Bumps Master and Solo
12EffectsSmartFade ML provides up to 11 focus shapes (pan/tilt) and 11 single-parameter effects per show.These can be referenced by any devices in any Memory.There are a number of pre-built shapes and effect tables included.
13Advanced ML Functions Hue/Saturation Color Mixing Controls Parameter “Fan”24 x 3 Types of Palettes – Focus, Color, BeamSelective Storing functions – record only selected channelsMasking functions – record only selected parameter groupsBump = Go – choose whether you want to pre-set moving lights before manually fading up intensity or allowing the live move.Move Dark
14Who uses this product? Meet “Scooter”! Scooter is 24 years old and he does gigs for a living. He owns his own lighting console so he can light local bans, parties, meetings and other small events. He uses mostly moving lights and some conventionals.Scooter doesn’t have a lot of money, but he wants to provide his clients the most professional show he can.Scooter rarely gets a scripts for his shows. He needs a console that will let him improvise and make up the lighting as the show progresses.
15How does SFML help?Small footprint, no monitor required, Kensington lock for securityBacklit buttons – no work light needed, speeds programming, looks coolFocus palettes and Auto-built color palettes speed programmingManual or timed playback of MemoriesRubberband or “Bump=Go” playback styles144 Sequences available for short cue lists or chaser effectsStack for more theatrical playback if neededSelective recording and masking functions
16Who uses this product? Meet “Walt”! Walt is the head of the Lighting Ministry for his expanding church. He is in charge of lighting the rented movie theatre that acts as the church’s remote video venue. He uses mainly conventionals, but he has some moving lights for special purposes and to create a similar “feel” as one gets at the big church.Walt works with volunteers with little lighting experience and often has teenagers run the console during services.Walt’s “show” is relatively unchanging. He needs to be able to do special looks for holidays, but mainly he needs to be able to present the same looks each week for the service. Playback needs to be as simple as possible.
17How does SFML help?Small footprint, no monitor required, Kensington lock for securityBacklit buttons – no work light needed, speeds programmingDirect control of parameters on faders makes it easy for volunteers to control lightsFocus palettes and Auto-built color palettes speed programmingManual or timed playback of MemoriesStack for main playback with Go, Pause and Go Back functionsSD card to backup the show file.
18Coming Soon - SmartSoft While no monitor is required to use a SmartFade ML, there are times where having displays is a good thing…SmartSoft is a software application that can be used together with a SmartFade ML (and ultimately SmartFade) to view show data.Additionally, you can use the PC to enter text labels for show content like Groups, Palettes, Memories and Sequences.SmartSoft can also be used offline for show editing.
19Stats 48 Channels + 24 Fixtures 24 x 12 pages of Memories 12 x 12 pages of Sequences199-step Stack22 Shape/Effects slots per showOutput: 2 DMX Universes (1,024 outputs)MIDI In/OutUSB connectivity with a PCUniversal Power Supply (same as SmartFade)Same size/weight as the SmartFade 2496 console.
20What you’ve been waiting for… The List Price!$2,995