Using MADRIX 5

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Overview

The MADRIX AURA works great in combination with the MADRIX 5 Software.
This chapter explains a variety of features. For more information, see the MADRIX 5 User Guide.

 

 

MADRIX 5 Software License

In order to record data (effects and visuals) from MADRIX 5, a MADRIX 5 software license is required (sold separately)!

 

 

MADRIX 5 Patch

In MADRIX 5, configure your virtual LED matrix with the help of the Matrix Generator or Patch Editor to define the correct resolution for your record.

 

 

MADRIX 5 Options

Overview

Before recording to MADRIX AURA, make sure to set up the correct settings in the MADRIX 5 Options.

1] In MADRIX 5, go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices Network
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices Network]

Devices Network

 

Activate inoage - MADRIX

 

2] Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Recording
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Recording]

Start Options
 

Set up the options as explained below.

 

General

Target - Set to Network Record

FPS - Choose the required frequency with which records are recorded [in Frames Per Second].
D - Restores the default settings. The default value is 33.3 FPS.

 

MADRIX Record

These options are not relevant for a Network Record, and thus for MADRIX AURA.
For more information, see the MADRIX 5 user manual.

 

Network Record

Group - Set up the correct Sync Group.
- Setting up a Sync Group assigns your device to a specific group in which it operates. In this way you, may set up several different Master-Slave clusters in the same network. As a result, these will run independently and do not affect each other.
- Make sure that Master and Slave devices that should communicate with each other are assigned to the same group!
- As such, you can start the recording process only for a specific group [ranging from 1 to 256] or to All groups.
D - Restores the default settings. The default value is All.

 

 

Recording Overview

Make sure to set up the correct settings as explained above.

 

By starting a Network Record, MADRIX AURA will automatically start the recording process, when you start recording in MADRIX 5 [as explained above].

Depending on your Group settings, the record will be started for all connected MADRIX AURA or only for the devices in a specific sync group.

Make sure to send data to the device [Art-Net or Streaming ACN] before you start a recording process!

 

There are two locations in the MADRIX 5 Software where you can create records.

 

 

Main Output Recording

Overview

You can find the Main Output Recording directly on the main user interface.
As the name implies, you will record everything from your Main Output. This will include any crossfades, effect changes, brightness changes, etc.

 

Important Note

Only the Main Output will be recorded. Make sure that your content is displayed on Preview Output before you start to record.

 

How To Record

Left Mouse Click - Click REC in order to start the recording process.
- The context menu allows for more options. Learn more below.

The button will now pulsate in red and a new window will open to see more details.

 

 
- State - Shows the current status of the recording process [Started, Stopped].
- FPS - Shows the currently set recording frequency in Frames Per Second.
- Duration - Shows how long the record currently is in HH:MM:SS:FF [hours:minutes:seconds:frames].
- Frame Count - Shows the total number of single frames that has been recorded and created.
- Key Frame Count - Shows the total number of frames that differ from each other. The MADRIX 5 Software will automatically optimize the file size of records if recorded frames are identical. Hence, the total number of frames can be different to the number of recorded key frames. For example, a color change [without a fade] might use only two colors. In this case, the record may have 400 frames in total, but just 2 key frames.
- Buffer Usage - Shows the status of the temporary memory when creating a MADRIX Record. The higher the progress bar, the more memory is used. You can set the Buffer Size in the Options.
- Memory Usage - Shows the currently used main memory [RAM] when creating a MADRIX Record. You will receive a warning icon if the recording process is likely to use too much memory with the following tooltip: The required memory has reached a critical amount in relation to the total physical memory (RAM)!
 

Left Mouse Click - Click REC a second time in order to stop the recording process.

Please wait a few seconds to let the software process the data. You will be asked for the location to store the record file on your hard driver as well as a name for the file. Click Save in order to confirm.

 

Context Menu

Right Mouse Click - Click REC in order to call up the context menu.

 
- Set Duration... - Allows you to set a specific time that the record should last [HH:MM:SS].
 
- Watch... - Calls up the Main Output Recording window again for more details.
- Options... - Calls up the Recording Options.
 
- Cancel - Aborts the recording process without asking you to save the file.

 

Cue List Recording

Overview

The Cue List Recording features are part of the Cue List .

You can open the Cue List in 3 ways:

Go to the menu Tools > Cue List...

Or press F7

Or click Layer Control > Cue List on the user interface.

 

Important Note

Make sure to create a Cue List first. Otherwise, Cue List Recording is not available to you.

All cues need to have a Duration.

 

How To Record

From - Defines the cue to start with. Enter the desired value. The default value is 1.

To - Needs to be activated first. Allows to set the last cue to record to and thus create a range from cue to cue. If deactivated, the recording will automatically stop at the last cue.

Left Mouse Click - Click REC in order to start the recording process.

The button will now pulsate in red and a new window will open to see more details.

 

 
- State - Shows the current status of the recording process [Started, Stopped].
- FPS - Shows the currently set recording frequency in Frames Per Second.
- Duration - Shows how long the record currently is in HH:MM:SS:FF [hours:minutes:seconds:frames].
- Frame Count - Shows the total number of single frames that has been recorded and created.
- Key Frame Count - Shows the total number of frames that differ from each other. The MADRIX 5 Software will automatically optimize the file size of records if recorded frames are identical. Hence, the total number of frames can be different to the number of recorded key frames. For example, a color change [without a fade] might use only two colors. In this case, the record may have 400 frames in total, but just 2 key frames.
- Buffer Usage - Shows the status of the temporary memory when creating a MADRIX Record. The higher the progress bar, the more memory is used. You can set the Buffer Size in the Options.
- Memory Usage - Shows the currently used main memory [RAM] when creating a MADRIX Record. You will receive a warning icon if the recording process is likely to use too much memory with the following tooltip: The required memory has reached a critical amount in relation to the total physical memory (RAM)!
 

The software will automatically stop the recording process according to your settings.

Please wait a few seconds to let the software process the data. You will be asked for the location to store the record file on your hard driver as well as a name for the file. Click Save in order to confirm.

 

Context Menu

Right Mouse Click - Click REC in order to call up the context menu.

 

- Watch... - Calls up the Cue List Recording window again for more details.
- Options... - Calls up the Recording Options.
 
- Cancel - Aborts the recording process without asking you to save the file.

 

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