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Setting Up Outputs

Duke DeJong:[00:00:13]

Hey everyone Duke from CCI Solutions with Thomas Fonseca from Chauvet Professional and ChamSys. We're here with the new QuickQ series lighting consoles really powerful. I keep wanting to call it a little console, but it's not. I mean it's small in size but it's got a ton of horsepower lots of capabilities in here, and this video we're actually gonna talk about setting up your outputs - your DMX outputs on this. There's a couple of DMX ports depending on which console you get the.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:42]


Duke DeJong:[00:00:42]

10, 20, or the 30. There's 10 has one.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:46]

Twenty has two, and the 30 has four ehh.

Duke DeJong:[00:00:50]

Just to mess me up.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:51]

Just to mess you up :) Throw a little curveball in there.

Duke DeJong:[00:00:54]

So physical outputs are super simple right. They kind of default patch to universe one output one, kind of deal and super, super simple. What I love about this this console though is we're not stuck to physical DMX.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:06]


Duke DeJong:[00:01:07]

We're doing more and more lighting systems where we're actually just running Cat 5 to everything, and we'll have a node up at every in every lighting bar and it'll be - I want this to be universal to today, I want this to be universe 3 but it's all Cat 5 right, or Cat 6.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:21]

We're kind of moving in the same direction as audio and.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:25]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:25]

Even video has kind of gone in that direction to networking.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:29]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:29]

As well and not just relied on on DMX.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:32]

Now, so I love the fact that this will actually do Art-Net or streaming ACN (sACN) so you get your options you get or you get the flexibility you want if you want to go networked or if you just want to kind of go old school DMX.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:42]


Duke DeJong:[00:01:43]

I still remember when the DMX wasn't a thing so for me old school is like multiplex.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:47]


Duke DeJong:[00:01:50]

But let's dive in. Let's get into the networking on this thing and let's set up streaming ACN (sACN) or an Art-Net network.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:55]

All right, so as we talked about the QuickQ consoles obviously default DMX outputs is standard DMX ports 1 and 2, or ports 1 or ports 1, 2, 3, and 4 out of the back, and obviously those are assignable, but I think one of the coolest things about such a small console and such a cost effective console is the fact that we can get into networked outputs. So let's talk about actually setting up the outputs whether we're looking at streaming ACN (sACN). Or Art-Net, or even we were on a network and we don't want to go back to physical outputs. How do we how do we set up those outputs?

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:29]

So what's kind of great. You can always constantly use the regular DMX, so I can have fixtures connected via DMX, and on the same universe have it connected through CAT 5. Through either Art-Net, streaming ACN (sACN), or Pathport net. So if I go into my settings, and I'm going to going to DMX. So now I can choose Universe 1 and Universe 2. What kind of network do I want it to use? So I say no network or do I want Art-Net or do i streaming ACN (sACN), and I can also choose what kind of universe do I want on each.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:18]

Sure. And so this one's showing you two universes because obviously it's a QuickQ 20 which gives us two universes. So QuickQ 30 would show four, QuickQ 10 would only show one?

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:29]

Correct. But the good thing is that you never lose the hard DMX connections. You're only setting the Cat 5. So the IP protocol would be the only one that you can set to something different.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:46]

Yeah talk about "Test Mode" for a minute. What what is "Test Mode" do for us and how does that help.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:52]

So "Test Mode" basically ramps the channels so everything on this universe so it's a quick way to test. So you're basically any lights that you have on this network using streaming ACN (sACN) would all start ramping up in ramping down so all of the channels. So you'd see, essentially, that you're light to start to freak out. And you're like oh okay. It's working so I'm going to turn that off.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:16]

And so this it's just a very nice quick way to verify that your streaming ACN (sACN) or your Art-Net network is actually working and talking to all the things you think it's talking to.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:27]

Exactly. Exactly. OK.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:28]

And obviously whether streaming ACN (sACN) or Art-Net. There's a lot of different ways to use that whether you're using Pathport nodes or you guys have some devices as well at Chauvet Professional. There's a whole host of devices out there that will take streaming ACN (sACN) Art-Net and turn that into a fixture. Although we're starting to see more fixtures.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:48]

Absolutely. We have a whole line of fixtures within Chauvet Professional that take Art-Net or streaming ACN (sACN) direct into the fixtures. So you don't need any sort of node, you're now working just with Cat 5 coming out of the console directly onto the lights and then another cat 5 cable going from light, to light, to light.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:09]

So there you have it super, super simple whether you want to go kind of standard good old tried and true DMX, or you want to get into streaming ACN (sACN) or Art-Net. This they will do it.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:05:18]

It's right there in your fingertips- it's pretty easy.


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