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Pan and Tilt Inverts: DMX vs Encoder
22 Feb
2016
Written by catwest

Pan and Tilt Inverts: DMX vs Encoder »

Most consoles allow for inverting pan and tilt because, well, you gotta have it! The MA offers you two different ways to invert pan and tilt, so lets look at both.

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Group Masters- Tips and Shortcuts
8 Jun
2015
Written by catwest

Group Masters- Tips and Shortcuts »

Group masters are one of the special assignments you can set on an executor. They allow you to inhibit output over any selection of lights- sort of like mini-grandmasters.

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Organizing Effects
14 Apr
2015
Written by catwest

Organizing Effects »

It's all about organization. Last week, we talked about why I make all of the effects in my cues Selective - and it has a lot to do with updating. This week, we go a step further and talk about why good organization plays a role in this.

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Why the Effects in My Cues Are Selective
7 Apr
2015
Written by catwest

Why the Effects in My Cues Are Selective »

Template effects are great, but if I'm storing an effect into a cue- it's definitely gonna be Selective.

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MA2 Surfaces
31 Mar
2015
Written by catwest

MA2 Surfaces »

Ever move your show file from a grandMA2 full size to a grandMA2 lite only to find that all of your sequences are on that set of 15 faders that don't exist on the lite? We can fix that with Surfaces.

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Oops
24 Mar
2015
Written by catwest

Oops »

I know we all use and love the OOPs key.  Some days, I know I feel like I live on the OOPS key. BUT, if you don't know about some of the finer points, you might not be getting everything you could out of it.

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SMPTE Timecode on GrandMA2
10 Mar
2015
Written by catwest

SMPTE Timecode on GrandMA2 »

Triggering your cues via SMPTE timecode is actually a lot easier than most people think.

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Decoding Presets- MA2 Video Tutorial
2 Mar
2015
Written by catwest

Decoding Presets- MA2 Video Tutorial »

There's a lot of useful feedback built into the visual of a grandMA2 preset, but you might not know what all of those characters mean. Let's take a look.

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The Freeze Key- MA2 Video Tutorial
9 Feb
2015
Written by catwest

The Freeze Key- MA2 Video Tutorial »

I've found that this is a key that's often times misunderstood when you're learning the console. The freeze key is all about priority- specifically, it gives the values on the fixtures in your programmer priority over values that may be played back in a cue.

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Default Presets – MA2 Video Tutorial
3 Feb
2015
Written by catwest

Default Presets – MA2 Video Tutorial »

Default presets are a quick and handy way to set and change default parameters in your rig.

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