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  1. Steve Ratcliffe

    Steve Ratcliffe New Elf

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering if it’s possible to output time code, midi or osc from either vixen or xLights? I’d like to use my lighting console to program moving lights and other effects items, and have the sequencer fire the cues on the console at the relevant points, anyone done much along these lines?

    Many Thanks, Steve.
     
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    Xlights can from its scheduler. It’s probably not the most tested code but we are happy to work with you to get it working.
     
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    Thanks Keith, I'm not sure its something ill have time to integrate into the actual show this year, but would be good to experiment over Christmas and see how it could work for next year.

    Can you only output time code when triggering a finished show from the scheduler, or can you get it to output whilst working on a sequence?

    Thanks again, Steve.
     
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    Yeah it’s only in the scheduler ... not the sequencer.
     
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    Hi again Keith, is the offer of some collaboration over time code in xlights still possible? I think we’ve discussed this on other forums since, and I’ve had some conversations with others (who’ve been less helpful/fairly negative on the whole subject really) - but I’m keen to give this a whirl and fully explore/test the functionality.

    I have a couple of other guys from pro lighting circles interested in working on this as a project, one of which knows time code/midi show control/osc etc inside out, and we have some “tinkering time” over our summer maintenance period to give it some attention.

    Cheers, Steve.
     
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    Sure but not until after expo.
     

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