So I have a question which it definitely feels like I should know the answer to, but here we are.
I'm working with an Ion merrily firing video Q's on a catalyst machine using Midi Transmit. I've no problems firing the those cues side by side, they're just using my cue numbers etc.
We wanted to make a macro which would fire a "Shutters Off" or "Shutters On" cue for emergencies, and it seemed the simplist way to do this would be to create a seperate Q list 11 with 11/1 nad 11/2 being those Qs. We've successfully manually fired them from command line, so we know the connection is good, but that of course kills my LX state on stage. I tried a few different ways to have the macro fire the individual cues but nothing as yet has worked.
Is there a really simply command I've missed in the macro editor? Or am I essentially left with putting the list on a sub and manually bumping each Q? which of course is not ideal.
Hopefully I'm just so distracted jumping in and out of the editor as we're focusing that I've missed something simple.
In the macro editor you can find a softkeys "Send MIDI String" or something like that. It will make the macro send midi, so you can use those two macros instead of firing cues
If you post a picture of the macros you're using, we might be able to help. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to fire a cue in a different list without clearing your state onstage as long as those cues in list 11 have absolutely no channel data in them.
So what I was using (I'm just re-writing) was:
Execute Cue 11/1 Enter.
I'd set it to background. Which did nothing but add a Q list to an empty fade on my wing. When I made it foreground or default it just added the execute command.
TBH I really haven't looked overly hard, it's been a long few days.
It doesn't seem to be working, either using the laguage catalyst uses so:
I've used string with Qlab before and not had a problem, so it's a little odd.
I could just use the bump button on the fader, but that feels a little rustic when I'm sure a macro could do it.
Taking Midi out of the equation, all I need to do is fire Q 11/1 or Q 11/2 on demand without it effecting playback.
I would use "Go To Cue 11/1 Enter" and "Go To Cue 11/2" as my macros. Set the macros to background. Then in cue list properties for cue list 11, set Phantom to On.
It's worth saying that you can fire cues directly from buttons on magic sheets without writing a macro. Just set the target type to Cue and the target to 11/1 (or whatever cue number). You can't fire cues directly from direct selects, however, which may be why you're writing a macro in the first place.
Oh Magic Sheets!!! I KNEW there must be a simple way. It's my own fault for preferring DS's over MS's. And I've even done it before with a Vid power off. Well I feel silly.