Power Cue DMX Console Support

Software Revision History
To find out what version software is currently installed in the Power Cue DMX, simply press "Setup / Fixtures / Assign" and then look at the installed card serial number.  This will be a four digit number such as 2074, 2075, etc. where the last two digits are the version number. The software version is not the number represented in the main menu.

Version 74
This was the original Power Cue Software.

Version 75
The Power Star parameters were wrong in the fixture library. There wasn't a channel assigned for the shutter. Version 75 fixed this problem. EC-1 and ES-1 were also added with this software upgrade.

Version 76
The Studio Color 250 had a focus parameter, this should have said Zoom. All of the Color parameters said Colour, which was suppose to change in Version 75. The Studio Spot 575's color wheels wouldn't function correctly. Version 75 fixed these problems.

Version 77
Test version, never released.

Version 78
Three fixtures were added to the fixture library: Color Pro, Technobeam I, and GLP Patent. Also the master dimmer now works for the shutter on all of the Powerline Fixtures.

History courtesy Ryan Krebs, Powerline Product Support Specialist.

Power Cue DMX® Tips and Tricks

User Tips

 1) Use the fader panel wing for additional control over your fixtures by adding channels to a fader. You can do this by pressing SetUp then Patch. Once in your in fader panel setup you can press Type to select channel and then use the trackball to select your desired channel.

2) While in Run Mode use the View button to find out what scene or chase is programmed to a key. You can do this by holding down the View button and pressing any key on the touch panel or switch panel.

3) While running a chase off of a key in Run Mode, use the adjust key to change the speed of the chase. You can do this by pressing the Adjust key (while in Run Mode) and then press the Adjust key again and use the trackball to adjust the speed on the chase. Note: Once you have adjusted the speed of the chase the program will automatically override the original speed. Once you exit out you will have to go back into adjust to change back to your original speed.

4) If you get a "Battery Low" error when trying to backup your programs to an SRAM Card then you will need to charge your card. Just putting your card in the slot and continuing on with your programming will not complete this task. You must be in card mode in order for your card to charge. To get into card mode from the Main Menu simple hit the Card key. If you have a card in the slot in will begin charging.

5) Utilize your preset focus and positions. Scene 450 - 495 are set aside for preset positioning. To make your programming life easier program your positions first. To do this go to scene 450 and position all of your fixtures one by one to the spot you want them to project, you can also focus at this time to make things even easier. Continue to repeat this step till you have every possible position you can think of is programmed into the 45 preset position scenes. Once you begin to program your scenes you will be able to revert back to any one of these preset positions. You can do this by selecting the Preset button when you are adjusting your attributes on any given scene. When you do this it will automatically take you to scene 450 and from there you can choose what preset you want that scene to reference by scrolling down to the one you want and pressing the Store key. Once back at the attributes page it will tell you that a preset is referenced and once back at your scene list this scene will have an R next to it, specifying that this scene is referencing a preset.

Tips courtesy Ryan Krebs, Powerline Product Support Specialist.

Power Cue DMX® Information Guide and Physical Attributes

Rated Voltage:  100-240 VAC
Rated Frequency:  50Hz / 60Hz
Voltage/ Frequency Select:  Auto Sensing 115/230V       
Protocol:  DMX
Channels:  256
Number of Universes:  1/2
Data Connector: 5 pin XLR
Show Control:  MIDI             
Audio Tracking: Internal Mic / 1/4" TRS
Data: DMX      
Software Features  
Setup  Library in OS
  Fixture Groups
  Change Fixture Type
  Import patch
  Various Fader Abilities
  Pan/Tilt Invert
Palettes: Position
  User Macros
Configuration:  Mini-Desk
Media:  256-512KB SRAM card
Faders: 16 + Grand Master 
Touch Keys: 16
Buttons: 38
Bumps: 16
Trackball: Yes
Console Displays:  LCD
Little-lites: 1(BNC)
  DB25 Aux Con
  1/4" Stereo
Size (Console)  
Height:  12cm (4.72 in.)
Width:   50cm (19.68 in.)
Depth:  31.2cm (12.28 in.)
Weight:  5kg (11.02 lbs.)
Options:  Fader Wing
Test / Diagnostics: Auto Check