LiteDimmerTM

Features - Local

  1. Local Control
    1. Basic Operation. Described above.
    2. Gradient Mode. 
      1. Likely to become the stand-out feature, Gradient allows simple control of multiple pixels. E.g. Using a LiteMat 4, Gradient allows for separate control of pixels by allowing the user to adjust values for Intensity, CCT, Tint, Saturation, and Accent color by setting the first and last pixel. Magically, the middle pixels are averaged to values in between first and last, creating gradual transitions. 
        1. Enable Gradient mode in settings/local-control/pixel-control/gradient and return to switch-down.
        2. Now set values for Pixel-A by operating the left know and short-pressing to cycle through parameters. The output should be “typical”. 
        3. Now using the right knob, it is possible to adjust the “last” pixel values individually per parameter. Short-press to cycle through parameters. 
        4. When PX-Z shows a <– symbol, this indicates that the individual parameter is disabled or defeated. E.g. Intensity typically may be adjusted from 0% to 100%, in the case of Gradient and PX-Z only, 0% is replaced with disabled (<–) implying the “value” is inherited for PX-A, hence the arrow symbol. Repeat and adjust as desired.
      2. Adjusting PX-Z values to anything other than <– instantly creates a grad from PX-A to PX-Z for only that parameter. This can be done with one or more active PX-Z parameters to create CCT grads or slightly change the accent color from one to another. 
    3. Improved presets. 
      1. OS2 allows for individual parameter-presets allowing a user to set a favorite CCT without regard for the other settings. These factory settings, exist for the three parameters CCT, Saturation, and Accent color. With the switch-down, in non-gradient mode, there are six of each and are accessed by pressing the screen-side left button. Three are displayed along with an > symbol denoting pagination. Use the left knob to scroll to the next page. A short-press of any screen-side button loads that value into the selected parameter. To exit, tap the same preset a second time, or short-press the right knob, or wait 10 seconds.
      2. OS2 also includes user settable parameter presets. They are accessed in the same manner as factory presets above. User presets overwrite factory presets when desired. To save a user preset, set the parameter to any desired value and tap the screen-side “presets” button. Now long-press the desired and corresponding button until the value is replaced with the current value. That’s it. 
    4. Cue Function. 
      1. The Cue function offers a dedicated area to perform Cues often carried out during the shot. Like Presets function, values are stored to be recalled at a later time. The Cue function records the entire output including Intensity, CCT, Tint, Saturation, and Accent color, all at one time. Cue is available on non-gradient modes and is evoked with a long-press of the right knob when the switch is down. There are 2 standard cues and a momentary denoted by the (3) brackets. Also active is the local settings that were on before you performed a long-press of the right knob. Intensity for this local “look” remains active at all times and is applied to the local “look” only. Activate cue by tapping the adjacent button, once to engage, another to disengage. At any time you may replace Cue 1 or Cue 2 or the local output by pressing the right screen-side button for as long as the look is desired (since it is momentary). 
      2. To exit, short-press the right knob. 
      3. To overwrite one of the three Cues, set the local “look” to the desired output, return to the Cues screen and while holding the left knob, long-press the selected Cue button until the values change on the screen. 
        1. Note: Cue 1 and Cue 2 uses “Aand Action!” button behavior to trigger the look when the button is released, not originally pressed. 
    5. Audition Feature.
      1. A simple feature but a very useful one. Audition is the term for “sampling” the light output by seeing it turned on and off while the gaffer watches. In non-gradient modes, momentarily press the AUD button to temporarily deactivate the output.  
    6. Nudge Feature. 
      1. The Nudge feature makes adjusting parameter values much more granular by allowing the user to make adjustments that are usually performed with the left knob, to be adjusted by using the screen-side buttons in small increments. This feature is also great for adjusting values while not looking at the screen. The Audition function is included in this Nudge feature as well. To invoke the feature from switch down and non-gradient modes, long-press the left knob. The lower line of the screen shows plus and minus buttons for each parameter. Both the left and right knobs remain active allowing for a combination of turning the knob and fine-adjusting parameters using the Nudge buttons. Cycle through parameters by a short-press of the left knob. To exit, short press the right knob or wait 15 seconds.
    7. Current Sense. 
      1. There are two stages of this feature, factory and user.
        1. A value set at the factory, this feature allows any size Spectrum light fixture to be safely powered by any size LiteDimmer Spectrum ballast. E.g. a LiteMat 8 on a 200w ballast. 
      2. A User-level value is used in conjunction with the factory setting, this feature allows the user to further limit power consumption to comply with battery capacities or to extend battery life.