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Patching Fixtures

Duke DeJong:[00:00:14]

Hey everyone Duke from CCI Solutions. I've got my friend Thomas Fonseca from Chauvet Professional, and we're here talking about the newQuickQ consolesfrom ChamSys.QuickQ 10 QuickQ 20,QuickQ 30 all on our website. Fantastic console. This video we are going to talk about patching fixtures, because it's super, super simple and there's two real real great ways to do it. One you can manually patch all your fixtures, you can get into a screen and you can patch them in the super simple. We're gonna walk through that but you guys have also got this really cool Auto-patch fixture.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:45]


Duke DeJong:[00:00:45]

Using RDM, and so if you've got RDM enabled fixtures, you can actually auto-patch your stuff. It's super, super simple. So in this video we're going to walk you through patching your lighting rig.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:56]


Duke DeJong:[00:00:57]

Right? All right, Thomas, so we're in front of the console, now. Let's look at patching a fixture, kind of one at a time, like what's kind of the normal way to patch fixture.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:06]

Exactly. So first we have to go into "Patch", right. So going into our menu we're going to find "Patch", right there for you.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:15]

Now the patch is empty since we've started a new show, and we don't have anything on there. And the first thing that you want to do it's actually hit the "Plus" (+) button, and with that you will see the Add Fixtures Window comes up. And you basically have two different layouts of it. You have a quick layout, and that one allows you to add any fixtures that you've played with in, in any of the recent shows that you've done. Or to add regular dimmers as well as regular RGB fixtures. Right. So just a three channel RGB fixtures. Really quick and easy right there in front of you. But let's say you know the fixture that you want to find. Right. So basically you click on "Find", and now you'll see a break up of a bunch of manufacturers basically all the manufacturers that you can think of. They're all here, as well as all of their fixtures. And you have to pick a mode basically how many channels that fixture has. Right.

Duke DeJong:[00:02:24]

And you'll want to consult a fixture manual for that because every fixture, a lot of fixtures have different modes depending on how, what kind of granularity you want to drill.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:32]


Duke DeJong:[00:02:32]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:33]

So you also have the ability to search, and as you start typing you'll see... So this is the fixture that I have next to me is the Ovation P56 FC from Chauvet Professional. So I'm just going to start typing "Ovat..." And then I have Chauvet as a manufacturer and I'm taking a look at all the fixtures - P56 FC right there and then you're basically choosing the amount of channel mode that you want. So I want 10 channel mode, and basically I can I can use it on universe 1 or 2. So we want to make sure that we have the correct universe that we're plugged in the back of the fixture, or at the back of the console and the starting address...

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:21]

If you don't touch the starting address, it's really cool because it will just keep on...

Duke DeJong:[00:03:25]

It'll pick the next to just available.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:27]'ll just pick the next available one.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:28]

Where it's got 10 channels.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:30]

Exactly, exactly.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:31]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:32]

And then you pick the quantity that you want. So we just have one fixture right now.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:36]

And once you have all that set you just hit "Patch" and right there you have a fixture patched right there. What's really interesting is that, it automatically you'll see that it added one to the fixture fader.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:52]

And if I bring up that fixture Fader Hey I have intensity on that fixture.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:57]

Super, super simple so let's let's clear that out because, super easy to patch a single fixture. But what's really interesting now is RDM kind of this Auto-patch mode has really become a hot, hot ticket and Chauvet Professional and ChamSys have have collaborated to make this really really work well between the QuickQ consolesand all the Chauvet Professional fixtures. Now RDM exists on a lot of different fixtures and a lot of different lighting. However, not all RDM plays nice together, yet. It's there ever it's still kind of a developing protocol, but in this case if you've got Chauvet Professional fixtures this is easy.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:39]

Yeah, it's very easy. Basically once you're in the Patch and it's an empty patch since we started fresh you're going to see in the menu RDM Auto-Patch. Once you click that it's going to find the fixture that finds it right there and it puts it into the first thing and then we have the fixture back and we're there.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:00]

All right. So there you have it. Patching your fixtures on the QuickQ Series consoles - super, super simple. Whether you want to get in and kind of go old-school and patch it fixture by fixture yourself, or you have RDM fixtures and you want to get into that auto patch feature - super, super simple.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:05:15]

Pretty easy.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:16]

Awesome, I love it. You can find the QuickQ you consoles as well as more videos on how to use them. All that information's on our website -

Also See: ChamSys Video - QuickQ: Auto-Patching with RDM (00:47)