File Types

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Introduction
MADRIX 3 File Types
Images And Videos
Loading A MADRIX Setup File

 

 

Introduction

You will come across several file types, while working with MADRIX. This chapter explains which file type belongs to which function or which part of the software.

 

 

MADRIX 3 File Types

*.msz

*.msx

MADRIX Setup

MADRIX Setup Uncompressed

Your whole show will be saved. It stores relevant data in one single file; including but not limited to Patch, effects, settings, Cue List, images, etc.
Note: Videos will not be included in this file, for example.

*.msz.msbackup

Backup of a MADRIX Setup

Stores MADRIX Setups automatically as backup files as set up in the file recovery options of the software. »General
 

*.mpz

*.mpx

MADRIX Patch

MADRIX Patch Uncompressed

Stores your Patch. »Patch Editor

*.mflx

MADRIX Fixture Library

Stores the whole Fixture Library. »MADRIX Fixture Editor
Note: The madrix.mflx is being overwritten with an updated version every time a new MADRIX version [software update] is installed.

*.mfxx

MADRIX Fixture

Stores one single fixture. »MADRIX Fixture Editor

*.mstz

*.mstx

MADRIX Storage

MADRIX Storage Uncompressed

Stores a complete Storage including all of its Storage Places [i.e., effects]. »Storages

*.mspz

*.mspx

MADRIX Storage Place

MADRIX Storage Place Uncompressed

Stores one single Storage Place, and thereby one effect you created. »Storage Places [256 x 256]

*.mdmxx

MADRIX DMX Device Settings

Stores all relevant settings for your [connected] DMX devices. »OUTPUT Settings

*.mdvix

MADRIX DVI Device Settings

Stores all relevant settings for your [connected] DVI devices. »OUTPUT Settings

*.mvisx

Visualizer Device Settings

Stores all relevant settings for a configured 3rd-party visualizer. »WYSIWYG Visualizer

*.mpdx

MADRIX PLEXUS Device Settings

Stores all relevant settings for a MADRIX PLEXUS interface. »MADRIX PLEXUS

*.xml

MADRIX PLEXUS Configuration

Stores a PLEXUS Configuration, i.e. show, for a MADRIX PLEXUS interface. »MADRIX PLEXUS

*.mldx

MADRIX LUNA Device Settings

Stores all relevant settings for a MADRIX LUNA interface. »MADRIX LUNA

*.mndx

MADRIX NEBULA Device Settings

Stores all relevant settings for a MADRIX NEBULA interface. »MADRIX NEBULA

*.msdx

MADRIX STELLA Device Settings

Stores all relevant settings for a MADRIX STELLA interface. »MADRIX STELLA

*.mmrx

MADRIX MIDI Remote Configuration

Stores a MIDI Remote Configuration [MIDI map] for a MIDI controller for the MIDI Remote Editor. »MIDI-IN

*.mdrx

MADRIX DMX Remote Configuration

Stores a DMX Remote Configuration for DMX-IN for the DMX-IN Remote Editor. »DMX-IN / Art-Net Remote / sACN Input

*.mrec

MADRIX Record

Stores recorded effects. »Recording

*.dxd

MADRIX DMX Data

Stores DMX data for the MADRIX PLEXUS hardware interface. »Recording

*.mclx

MADRIX Cue List

Stores the Cue List and its entries as well as settings. »Cue List

*.csv

Comma-Separated Values

A file format that can be used for the Cue List. »Cue List

*.mgcz

*.mgcx

MADRIX Group Control

MADRIX Group Control Uncompressed

Stores the Group Control including fade-in time, Group Presets, and current values. »Fixture Groups

*.mitz

*.mitx

MADRIX Image Table

MADRIX Image Table Uncompressed

Stores an Image Table for the SCE Image effect including the images. »SCE Image

*.mctx

MADRIX Color Table

Stores color information [Color Table, Gradient, M2L Color Table, etc.] for various MADRIX effects. »Using Colors And Intensity

*.mstrtx

MADRIX String Table

Stores a String Table including its strings and characters for the SCE Counter effect. »SCE Counter

*.mepcz

*.mepcx

MADRIX Effect Parameter Chaser

MADRIX Effect Parameter Chaser Uncompressed

Stores an Effect Parameter Chaser including its Step list for a Layer. »Chaser

*.msppcz

*.msppcx

MADRIX Storage Place Parameter Chaser

MADRIX Storage Place Parameter Chaser Uncompressed

Stores an Effect Parameter Chaser including its Step list for a Layer. »Chaser

*.mgvcz

*.mgvcx

MADRIX Group Value Chaser

MADRIX Group Value Chaser Uncompressed

Stores an Group Value Chaser including its Step list for the Group Control. »Fixture Groups

*.mmapx

Map Settings

Stores all settings regarding a Layer's mapping, tiling, and rotation. »Mapping / Tiling / Rotation

*.mfelx

MADRIX File Extension List

Stores a File Extension List for the HTTP Remote Control web server. »Remote HTTP

*.log

Log File

A logging file created with the MADRIX Logfile tool or the MIDI Watcher. »Tools

*.mas

MADRIX Script File

A script for the MAS Script Effect. »MAS Script Effect

*.macs

MADRIX Script Encrypted

A compiled and encrypted script for the MAS Script Effect. »MAS Script Effect

*.mms

MADRIX Effect Macro

A Macro for an effect, a Storage Place Macro, or a Main Output Macro. »Macros And Scripts

*.mcm

MADRIX Effect Macro Encrypted

A compiled and encrypted Macro for an effect, a Storage Place Macro, or a Main Output Macro. »Macros And Scripts

*.rtc

*.WibuCmRaC

MADRIX KEY File

Required if the MADRIX KEY should be upgraded or updated. »MADRIX KEY [Software License]

*.rtu

*.WibuCmRaU

MADRIX KEY Update File

Required to upgrade or update the MADRIX KEY eventually. »MADRIX KEY [Software License]

*.mnlc

MADRIX NEO License Context File

Required if the MADRIX NEO license should be updated. »Update From MADRIX 2.X To MADRIX 3.X

*.mnlu

MADRIX NEO License Update File

Required to update the MADRIX NEO license eventually. »Update From MADRIX 2.X To MADRIX 3.X

 

 

Images And Videos

Furthermore, MADRIX supports every image and video type that is supported by your Windows PC. In most cases, a specific video codec needs to be installed on your computer.

Images
Examples: *.bmp, *.gif [including animated GIFs], *.jpg, *.png, *.tif, *.tiff
Learn more »SCE Image
Videos
Examples: *.avi, *.mpg, *.mov, *.wmv, *.asf, *.divx, *.vob, *.flv, etc.
Learn more »SCE Video

 

If you are encountering problems using such files, please install the required video codec or image codec on your PC.

 

 

Loading A MADRIX Setup File

As described above, a MADRIX Setup File stores a lot of information. When loading a Setup, you have different choices to make:

Open Options When Loading A Setup
 

Load Patch - Will load the pre-defined virtual matrix and Patch settings from this Setup. This overwrites your current Patch. If you deselect this option, your current Patch will be used.
Load Group Control - Will load the Group Control from this Setup. This overwrites the current Group Control. If you deselect this option, your current Group Control settings will be used.
Load DMX Device Settings - Loads all settings regarding DMX devices from this Setup. This can overwrite your current settings. Deselect this option if you have configured your own DMX settings.
Load DVI Device Settings - Loads all settings regarding DVI devices this Setup. This can overwrite your current settings. Deselect this option if you have configured your own DVI devices settings.
Load Audio Performance Settings - Loads all settings regarding audio this Setup. This can overwrite your current settings. Deselect this option, if you wish to keep your own audio settings.

 

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