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MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

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MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

Postby ChampdAction » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:14 pm

I tried to use a new magicDMX in a show in a premier theatre but is was impossible because the lights (all normal spots; no leds or active stuff) kept flickering randomly.
The connection to their system was via a MA Node on their network.
I changed to my old laptop with an Enttec dmxpro which worked fine.
The technicians told me the DMX signal from the dongle is not up to par?
Anyone else having this problem?
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Re: MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

Postby ChamSys.be » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:28 am

You did ask us the same via e-mail, but you don't answer on our questions:
- what if you connected MagicDMX directly to the dimmers, with the MA Node?
- what if you connect MagicDMX to other spots?
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Re: MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

Postby ChampdAction » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:32 pm

We could not try to connect it directly to the dimmers without the node (if at all possible?). Ill try this week.
On our own traditional dimmerrack it works fine.
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Re: MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

Postby ChamSys.be » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:35 pm

So this means, that it can also be a problem of the MA node, that it can not handle all DMX rates.
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Re: MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

Postby ChampdAction » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:54 pm

Then it would be interesting to find out the difference between the output of the Enttec vs MagicDMX.
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Re: MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

Postby ChampdAction » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:56 pm

The test with direct connection is planned for this week.
Patience is rewarded...
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Re: MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

Postby ChampdAction » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:59 pm

Test done. It was ok. So when the dongle was connected to the dimmers directly: no problem.
MA Node: flicker.
So there is something indeed with the MA node (software?) which causes the dongle to be useless on their system.
So avoid using that kind of system, I guess.
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Re: MagicDMX lights flickering on MA node

Postby ChampdAction » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:19 am

I assume this was an exeption. Its the first time ever I came across this node type thing.
In the future i will immediately ask for a straight cable connection.
About experimenting with artnet: that will have to wait because we are too busy now ;)
Althougg the artnet sounds like a nice option.
Tnx sofar.
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