Automation allows you to store snapshots of the console's settings for recall later. These are called scenes and are stored within your showfile. Basic scene store and recall controls are found in the Master Tile hardware (shown below).
The Up and Down arrows scroll through scenes. The highlighted scene is shown in the adjacent LCD with dashes on either side.
Advanced automation features are available within the main Menu automation menu:
Each scene occupies a row and the blue selected scene's settings are displayed in the bottom half of the screen.
The active scene on the console is indicated in the green Go column.
The selected scene is the scene which is selected in preparation for firing and its settings can be edited in the lower half of the display.
The active scene is the scene which was fired most recently (even if the console settings have been altered since it was fired).
- Filtering of the settings that are stored and/or recalled.
- Scene grouping such that adjustments made to a scene apply to all other scenes in the same group.
- Scene triggering via transition time values, timecode, MIDI, or GPI.
- Scene triggering of GPO and MIDI outputs to other consoles and external devices.