DMX512 [DMX-OUT]

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Overview
Configuration Of Devices
Step-By-Step Configuration
Additional Functionality
Important Information

 

 

Overview

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
 

MADRIX 5 supports various communication protocols and hardware interfaces.
The majority of these communication protocols is based on DMX512. That is why these interfaces will be listed here.

 

 

Configuration Of Devices

Depending on your hardware interface further configuration may be required.
Make sure to read the corresponding chapter of this user guide regarding the correct output settings.
Learn more »OUTPUT Settings

 

 

Step-By-Step Configuration

1] Enable drivers in MADRIX 5.

2] Activate your device.

3] Choose if you want to use Input or Output.

4] Set up the correct DMX universe.

5] Set up the Frame Time.

6] Choose to send optimized frames or full frames.

 

1] Enable Drivers In MADRIX 5

First, make sure to activate the required USB or network drivers in MADRIX 5.
Learn more »Devices USB
Learn more »Devices Network

 

2] Activating Devices

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager ...> DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
The tab DMX Devices will be selected automatically.
Click
- MADRIX 5 disconnects all DMX512, Art-Net, and other devices and starts to search for new or newly connected devices.
- Do not rescan for devices if all of your interfaces have been found correctly.
Select your device in the list.
Right Mouse Click on the column State to set from Off to On [indicated by green light].
[Alternatively, you can perform a Left Mouse Double-Click]

 

3] Output or Input

Make sure that your device is still selected.
A] Right Mouse Click on the column OUT / IN to set to OUT for data output.
[Alternatively, you can perform a Left Mouse Double-Click]

DMX Devices
 

B] Right Mouse Click on the column OUT / IN to set to IN for data input if you wish to receive incoming data through this device.
[Alternatively, you can perform a Left Mouse Double-Click]
Learn more »DMX-IN / Art-Net Remote / sACN Input

DMX Devices

 

4] DMX Universe

Make sure that your device is still selected.
When using your device as an output device, set up Universe
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column Universe and enter the required number.
This setting assigns a specific DMX universe [of the Patch] to the device or the port of the device.
Make sure to assign the correct universe according to your requirements.
Learn more »Glossary

 

5] Frame Time

Make sure that your device is still selected.
Set up the frame time for your device.
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column ms / FPS and enter the required number.
- The frame time [in milliseconds; ms] affects the frame rate. The frame rate specifies how fast data is sent to the device or received from it [in Frames Per Second; FPS].
- Increase the frame time in order to decrease the frame rate [e.g., 40 ms = 25 FPS].
- Decrease the frame time in order to increase the frame rate [e.g., 20 ms = 50 FPS].
- The default value is 30 ms / 33.3 FPS.
- Some LED fixtures might have problems with a low frame time / high frame rate. Then, it is recommended to increase the frame time / decrease the frame rate.

 

6] Optimized Frames Or Full Frames

Make sure that your device is still selected.
Choose how to send data.
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column Frames to choose between Optimized and Full
- Per DMX512 standard, MADRIX 5 only sends the number of DMX channels that is configured [optimized frames]. For example, if you are using 312 DMX channels on a DMX universe, only 312 DMX channels will be sent with every single frame on this universe.
- Activate Full Frames if devices should always send full frames on a particular universe, instead of optimized frames. Sending full frames means that always the full 512 DMX channels of a DMX universe will be sent with every frame [even when you are using less than 512 channels on the universe].
- Activating Full Frames is recommended if problems with the data output of your devices occur.

 

 

Additional Functionality

Direct Configuration In the List

Highlight Device Button

Highlight Device Button

State

Single-Selection

Left Mouse Single-Click - Selects a device in the list.
Left Mouse Double-Click - Directly toggles the state of selected devices between On or Off
Right Mouse Single-Click - Calls up a context menu to choose between On or Off

Multi-Selection

Right Mouse Single-Click - Calls up a context menu to choose between On or Off for all selected devices.

Device Name

Single-Selection

Left Mouse Single-Click - Selects a device in the list.
Left Mouse Double-Click - Calls up the device configuration window [if available].
Right Mouse Single-Click - Calls up the device configuration window [if available].

Multi-Selection

Right Mouse Single-Click - Calls up the device configuration window for all selected devices [if available].

Universe

Left Mouse Single-Click - Selects a device in the list.
Left Mouse Double-Click - Allows you to change the assigned universe directly [if available].
Right Mouse Single-Click - Allows you to change the assigned universe directly [if available].

OUT / IN

Single-Selection

Left Mouse Single-Click - Selects a device in the list.
Left Mouse Double-Click - Directly toggles the mode of selected devices between OUT or IN [if available].
Right Mouse Single-Click - Calls up a context menu to choose between OUT or IN [if available].

Multi-Selection

Right Mouse Single-Click - Calls up a context menu to choose between OUT or IN for all selected devices.

ms / FPS

Left Mouse Single-Click - Selects a device in the list.
Left Mouse Double-Click - Allows you to change the set up Frame Time directly [if available].
Right Mouse Single-Click - Allows you to change the set up Frame Time directly [if available].

Frames

Single-Selection

Left Mouse Single-Click - Selects a device in the list.
Left Mouse Double-Click - Directly toggles the mode of selected devices between Optimized Frames or Full Frames [if available].
Right Mouse Single-Click - Calls up a context menu to choose between Optimized Frames or Full Frames [if available].

Multi-Selection

Right Mouse Single-Click - Calls up a context menu to choose between Optimized Frames or Full Frames for all selected devices.

 

Search For Devices

Highlight Device Button

Search For Devices - Performs a rescan by disconnecting all devices and starting to search for all currently connected devices, including old, new, or newly connected devices.
- Do not search for devices if all of your interfaces have been found correctly.

 

Configuration

Highlight Device Button

Device Configuration - Calls up the device configuration window [if available].

 

Highlight Mode

Highlight Device Button

Highlight Devices - Activates the highlight mode for the selected interface and universe under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices. Select one or more interfaces and click the button. The corresponding fixtures at the selected interfaces will flash for a better identification or tests. This makes it easier to see them on stage. It considerably speeds up the procedure of programming or testing the selected interfaces.

 

DMX Watcher

DMX Watcher

 

DMX Watcher - Opens the DMX Watcher to monitor your DMX output or input under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Learn more »Tools

 

Universes Numbering

DMX Watcher

DMX Watcher

Number Devices - Opens the a new window that allows you to number all currently selected devices consecutively, starting with the universe number you enter in the window.

- First, select multiple devices in the list.

- Reverse - Changes the universes numbering from an ascending order to a descending order.

- Click OK to confirm. Abort the process with Cancel

 

Device Details

Highlight Device Button

Device Details - Shows more information about the device in the column Details, such as serial number, version number, and much more as well as the device type.

Device Type - Shows which kind of device is connected [including for example Art-Net, Philips KiNET, USB ONE / NEO, Streaming ACN, PLEXUS, LUNA, MADRIX I/O, GamePort, Philips Hue, MA Lighting, NEBULA, STELLA, ORION] and which kind of connection is made [Ethernet Network, USB, GamePort].

 

Resizing The Window

If wish to resize the window of the Device Manager to see more devices in the list, simply move your mouse pointer to the bottom of this window. Then, select the border and hold the left mouse button, while moving your mouse downwards.

 

 

Important Information

Remember to configure your light matrix. Learn more »Matrix Generator or »Patch Editor
Make sure to save your MADRIX 5 Setup file after the configuration process.
Make sure to have the correct drivers enabled in the MADRIX 5 Options. Learn more »Options

 

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