Overrule Time Code

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L1ght
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Overrule Time Code

Post by L1ght »

Hi,

I am struggling to get my head around the following setup:

1. Start a cue (1) at sunset with a duration of 25s followed by a cue (2) set without duration.
2. Cue list should hold at cue 2 until 19:00
3. At 19:00 cues 5 through 21 should loop until 20:00
4. At 20:00 cue list should return to cue 2 until sunrise.
5. At sunrise cue 3 should be activated with a duration of 25s followed by a second cue (4 - empty for black out) set without duration.

This program should run everyday at sunset.

I have used the sunrise/sunset script to start the cue and stop triggering cue 3.

My problem is that I have set cue 5 time code to 19:00 and I have a used a cue 22 with a time code at 20:00 to stop the loop. If the time is not between 19:00 and 20:00 the cue list will always return to cue 22 and not follow the script triggering cue 1 at sunset or cue 3 at sunrise.

Do you have a solution for me on how to overrule the time code at a variable daily time (sunrise/sunset)?

Thanks!
Guertler
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Re: Overrule Time Code

Post by Guertler »

Hello L1ght,
Welcome to the MADRIX forum.
1. Start a cue (1) at sunset with a duration of 25s followed by a cue (2) set without duration.
You are right if you want to start a cue at sunset, you will need the Main Ouptut Macro. If the second cue should be activated after 25 seconds, please set a duration of 25 seconds at cue 1.
2. Cue list should hold at cue 2 until 19:00
Please don't set a Duration or Time Code at cue 2. That means if this cue is activated MADRIX will play it back until the next trigger (by time code or manually) of the cue list will be received.
3. At 19:00 cues 5 through 21 should loop until 20:00
So you have to set the Time Code of cue 5 to 19:00:00:00 and the "Follow Cue" of cue 21 to 5.
4. At 20:00 cue list should return to cue 2 until sunrise.
I recommend to add another cue which will also call the same Storage and Place like cue 2. For instance you can duplicate cue 2. Now you will be able to set the Time Code of the duplicated cue 2 to 20:00:00:00.
5. At sunrise cue 3 should be activated with a duration of 25s followed by a second cue (4 - empty for black out) set without duration.
Also for triggering a cue at sunrise you have to add the function at the Main Output Macro. Like in cue number one you have to set a duration of 25 seconds and if not cue 4 should be played you have to set the desired "Follow Cue" number.
L1ght
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Re: Overrule Time Code

Post by L1ght »

Hi Guertler,

Thank you very much for your response! I have had some time to play with your suggestion but I think I am still doing something wrong.

Now that I have implemented everything the cue list is holding at the last cue (duplicate cue to storage place of cue 2 as per your suggestion) with the time code set at 20:00. I am wondering if the script will overrule the time code? If not then I would say that the cue list will remain on the last cue from 20:00 to 19:00 the next day and then start the loop again.

Is there a way I can test the sunrise/sunset script without waiting 24 hours?
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Re: Overrule Time Code

Post by Guertler »

Hello L1ght,

To analyze if there is an issue in the created Cue List I recommend to send your created MADRIX setup via e-mail to info[at]madrix[dot]com.

If you want to test the sunset/sunrise time, simply change the time of your PC to a time before sunset/sunrise and double check if it is working.
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