STICK1 fade time

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STICK1 fade time

Post by jimp » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:00 am

Fade time between scenes is always less than half of the time setup in the cofiguration tool or by using the touch panel entry. Also the transition is not smooth. For example, I have a static white scene at 255,255,255 RGB and I have a 90 second fade selected to a 0,0,0 RGB scene. The fade will run visibly steppy and completely transition, to in this case black, after only 23 seconds. However a DMX scene timeline running a slow ramp up or down works very nicely, smooth and time accurate. Using firmware 1.18. Scenes created with ESA Pro (Beta) May 4 2011.

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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by simonB » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:04 am

Thanks for this bug report. I'm surprised it hasn't been found until now as 1.18 has been available for over 4 months. It will be fixed in the next firmware update
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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by jimp » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:40 am

Thanks for the reply. Just wanted to mention that the scene indicator lights on the touchpad do continue to flicker during fade transition for the complete duration of fade, in this case 90 seconds although the actual transition was complete after 23 seconds.

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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by jimp » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:26 pm

I have now installed the new firmware 1.19 and fade durations are still wrong. For example, I have fade duration at 20 seconds. LEDs at 255 then select a scene at 0 level . The transition to off takes about 6 seconds.

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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by simonB » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:03 am

firmware 1.19 is a beta firmware, therefore there are many versions of 1.19. Once 1.19 is included with an official software release, the fade times will work correctly
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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by jimp » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:24 am

OK. It's ayear later and I have now installed the May 2012 release of 1.19 and fade times are still not right. I entered a fade time of 25 seconds and with lights nearly 100% on, a fade to all off last scarcely 4 to 5 seconds. As before, the led on the control continues to blink during the 25 second transition but the dimming certainly is not working any where close to the way it should.

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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by simonB » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:58 pm

Please try the firmware with the latest ESAPro beta which can be downloaded here:
http://www.nicolaudie.com/downloads/files/EsaPro.exe
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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by jimp » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:15 am

This is the same firmware I already have. i reloaded it just for fun. Same results. A preset with all colors at 255,255,255 transitions to a preset with all colors at 0,0,0 in about 5 seconds while the transition is set to 20. The indicator on the panael continues to blink for the full duration of the transistion but the actual fade is not even close to working properly!!!

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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by simonB » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:28 am

Sorry, I sent you the wrong link. The beta can be downloaded here:
http://www.nicolaudie.com/downloads/fil ... robeta.exe
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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by jimp » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:41 am

Thanks! Much better! This does work. Can I toss out another suggestion? How about curves for the fades? Appears to currently be linear.. how about S-curve or logrithmic??? I realize such things would best be done in the DtoA driver stage, but since that is not an option I have seen yet...

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Re: STICK1 fade time

Post by simonB » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:58 pm

We're thinking about this for the future
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