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Console Personalities

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:01 pm
by GregBecker
Perhaps you could explain the basic differences between the console personalities and how the different operating options will be supported?

Re: Console Personalities

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:08 pm
by JohnGrimshaw
According to Alan Martello...

Windows UI - displays toolbar above cue list; dialog boxes when pressing Record, Update, etc. (to put on command line, press shift-Record, shift-Update, etc.); US spelling; Obsession style colors (magenta tracking); cue list shows green running cue, red stopped cue

Genius Pro, Light Palette Pro, Palette Classic EU, Palette Classic US
no toolbar above cue list; command line when pressing Record, Update, etc. (to display dialog box, press shift-Record, shift-Update, etc.); cue list shows "Light Palette Invert" colors (running cue is red, stopped cue is yellow)

Genius Pro = EU spelling, magenta up
Light Palette Pro = US spelling, magenta up
Palette Classic EU = EU spelling, magenta tracking
Palette Classic US = US spelling, magenta tracking
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(should this be in the help file somewhere?)

Re: Console Personalities

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:22 pm
by RobertBell
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From the Quick Start Guide:
If you like the interface that you currently have with v3.x, don’t worry, just use Palette Windows UI (the default after an install). You will get playback icons above the cue list and all action buttons will initiate a dialogue box. For example, RECORD will initiate the record dialogue box and so on.

If you prefer a more command line oriented approach, just select any of the other personalities based on preference for channel evel colors and English language spelling. The first two that reference the 500 series line of consoles will give you 500 series level colors (green is down, magenta is up and cyan is tracking), the next two will give you LP90 level colors (green is down, cyan is up and magenta is tracking). The Genius Pro or European versions will use British spelling choices while the LightPalette or US versions will use American spelling choices.

All of the personalities other than the Windows UI will assume a command line preference. This doesn’t mean you can’t use a touchscreen or the mouse; it’s just oriented for command line operation. Notice that the playback icons are no longer present. Also, all action buttons will go directly to the command line and will not initiate a dialogue box unless you precede the action command with SHIFT.

Re: Console Personalities

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:06 pm
by BobbyHarrell
This is explained in the Quick Start Guide that is supposed to come with the download.

Re: Console Personalities

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:08 pm
by JohnGrimshaw
Quick start is a separate download (found it buried in the downloads section).

Re: Console Personalities

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:59 pm
by RobertBell
Some of the other items you may want to look at include:

SHOW OPTIONS (show specific)
  • General|Cue-Only Mode
  • Cue List|Goto Cue on Record
  • Cue List|Release Fixtures on Record/Update
HARDWARE SETUP|CONSOLE (console specific)
  • Level Entry Mode (Enter, Single Digit, Double Digit)
  • Hold Delta Levels (Old 500 Channel Hold if Active)