ColorSource Fixture Library

Hi There,

Is there a document somewhere that lists the fixture profiles in the console? I've done several searches and can't find one.

I have a customer interested in the console and they had asked if I could provide one.

  • It seems that we overlooked putting a copy of the library content HTML on our website, we'll add that shortly.

    In the meantime, it is attached to this

  • Thank you Richard.
    Could you please add the Chauvet Maverick MK2 Wash to the cue?
    I have a customer that just purchased the console and would like a profile from ETC.
    Let me know if there is any information I need to provide to make this happen.
    Thank you.
  • Bob, I'm just about to write a profile for the MK2 Wash in 68 channel mode. If it is successful, I'll pass it on to you.
  • Hey wait, Bob, it's you! Haha, it's still early in the AM for me. I'm the one you requested the profile for !
  • Hello,

    Just to let you know, the ColorSource console will not really control this fixture in 68-channel mode. It doesn't have the ability to control multiple cells of color (Blue 1, Blue 2, Blue 3....)

    I would suggest that you use it in "Basic Mode" (20 channels) or "Advanced Movement Mode" (26 channels) or maybe one of the smaller modes.

    At the moment, the only ETC console that can readily handle multiple cells of color is the Cobalt software.
  • Thank you, that was one issue that I thought I might come up against. I'll probably call into tech support soon. I'll switch gears now and go for a new mode.
  • Ok looks like we both have the irons in the fire.
    Hopefully we'll hear soon.
  • I have it written and am tweaking the ranges now.
  • Hi

    I'm not sure where I need to put this request, but thought I would start here.

    I have an ETC ColorSource 20, with updated firmware.

    I am trying to get it to control ProLights EclipseFresnelJTW lights.  Using the profile ProLights EclipseDM it sort of works although the colours do not always match what is on the desk.

    So I used your ColorSource Edit program to create a user profile.  Once again it doesn't quite line up, despite trying various modes.

    Is this a profile that can be added?

    Or could a profile be created that I can load?

    Many thanks for any help you can offer.

    Kind Regards

  • The Prolights Eclipse Fresnel TW is already in library update 14.5.2, is that the fixture you have?

    If not, we can certainly add this fixture if you can send us the fixture manual, either here or by emailing colorsourceconsole [at] etcconnect [dot] com.

  • Ah, I have updated the Firmware but not the fixture library - where do I go to get that update?

    Many thanks

  • Hi Alan,

    I assume you got this sorted by now? Could you share your secret please? I can't get my Eclipse JTW to work right either.

    Thanks in advance.


  • Liam

    Sorry for the slow reply, we don't use our lights very often (amateur dramatics society).  I still haven't got them working properly, it seems you have to get the color temp all the way up to 10k first (someone showed me using software on a laptop), once the light is there standard colours work  I haven't managed this with the ETC desk, can't quite reach that magic number.  

    I do have a work around, I am using the Color Mix option.  I went through the colours in steps and found 1=Red, 10=Orange, 30=Yellow, 60=Green, 85=White, 140=Blue, 145=Violet, 150=Purple, 170=Pink and 250=Warm White. 

    Not ideal, but it is a start and from there I can move up or down colours to get something I need.

    Hope this helps you in some small way.


  • Which fixture personality are you using - name and mode?

    Looking at the manual we were sent, it doesn't say what any of the "Color mix" colors actually are, and several of the parameters are somewhat vague so we have had to guess at their relationships.

    Do you have the console and a light at home to quickly try some things so we can make corrections?

    If any of you do, please email colorsourceconsole (at) etcconnect (dot) com and we'll send you some things to try.

    I believe the "9ch" mode should work the best at the moment (library 16.1.5) as the manual appears to properly describe that mode.

  • Richard

    I only have the offline console here so can't test unfortunately.

    I couldn't find anywhere to match the Color ID's to an actual colour, or even work out what they should be.  So it was trial and error.

    I know I uploaded a new profile at the end of last year, can't tell you which one sorry.  The offline console here is ColorSource 20 v2.5.0.11 - Qt 5.9.6

    We are using the 19ch mode currently, but once we are out of lock down I can try the 9ch one.

    One thing I couldn't work out how to do is to get the colour temp to 10k on the console it only goes to 9k.

    Many thanks for any help.