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Edit Chapters Widget

Overview

The Edit Chapters widget is where Chapters are created, removed, and re-ordered. The selected chapter or chapters in this widget define what is displayed in the central pane of the Edit View, in Single Chapter, or Several Chapters mode.

The Edit Chapters widget displays the name, description and the programmed fade time that were set for each Chapter in the Chapter Settings widget. You can double-click the fields on the Name, Fade and Description columns to edit the values or you can open the Chapter Settings widget.

The Chapter Settings widget is accessed from the Edit Chapters widget. The Chapter Settings widget is where you set or change the name, description, fade time, and calibration preset for each Chapter that is selected. See the section To edit chapter settings below.

EditChapters240 Edit Chapters Widget

Functionality

The following actions can be performed in the Edit Chapters widget:

To create a new chapter

  1. In the Edit Chapters widget, click the Plus button.
    • Result: A blank chapter is created in the chapter list below the currently selected chapter.
  2. For the changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.

To create a copy of an existing chapter

Copying a chapter will copy all aspects of the selected chapter, including fixture and Trackable relationships.

  1. In the Edit Chapters widget, select the chapter you want to copy.
  2. Click the Copy selected chapter button.
    • Result: A copy of the chapter is created in the chapter list below the currently selected chapter.
  3. For the changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.

To delete a chapter

  1. In the Edit Chapters widget, select the chapter you want to delete.
  2. Click the Delete button.
    • Result: A dialog box appears asking if you really want to delete the chapter.
  3. To confirm deletion, click Yes.
  4. For the changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.

To move chapters in the chapter list

  1. In the Edit Chapters widget, select the chapter you want to move.
  2. Click the Up Arrow or Down Arrow button to move the selected chapters up or down.
  3. For the changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.

To edit chapter settings

  1. In the Edit Chapters widget, click the Chapter Settings button.
    • Tip: You may click the Chapter Settings icon on the Main Toolbar in Edit View.                 ChapterSettings Icon Chapter Settings icon.
    • Result: The Chapter Settings widget appears.                                                        ChapterSettings240  
  2. On the Name box, type the new name of the selected Chapter.           
    • Result: The new name appears on the Edit Chapters widget.
  3. On the Description box, type a description of the selected Chapter.
    • Result: The description appears on the Edit Chapters widget.
  4. On the Fade Time scroll box, click the Up or Down arrow or type a value to set the fade time for the selected Chapter.
    • Result: The Fade Time value appears on the Edit Chapters widget.
    • Notes:
      • Fade Time sets the Chapter timings when fixtures' zoom, iris, pan and tilt functions fade during transition between two different Chapters or to and from the lighting console.
      • Fade Time applies to transition timings from Chapter to Chapter, Trackable to Trackable, Console to Chapter, and Chapter to Console. Trackables change, console release, offset values, LED following and beam sizing features are supported.
      • Fade Time value will be displayed in the Show Report.
      • Fade Time default value is 0; maximum value is 60 seconds.
      • Standby Chapters has no fade time; Standby default value is 0.
      • Fade Time does not apply to Intensity effects which are controlled via their individual feature's timing.
      • Chapters operate in LTP when several Chapters are triggered back to back. The latest Chapter will take priority and fixtures will snap to the beginning of that Chapter's starting position.
  5. On the Calibration Preset drop-down box, click and select a calibration preset from the drop-down list.
    • Result: The fixture calibration data collected under the selected preset is applied to the selected Chapter.
  6. For changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.

To name a chapter

  1. In the Edit Chapters widget, in the Name field of the chapter, double-click to enable editing.
  2. Type the name of the chapter in the Name field.
  3. For the changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.

To write a description of a chapter

  1. In the Edit Chapters widget, in the Description field of the chapter, double-click to enable editing.
  2. Type the chapter description in the Description field.
  3. For the changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.

To set a fade time for a chapter

  1. In the Edit Chapters widget, in the Fade field of the chapter, double-click to enable editing.
  2. Type a value or click the Up or Down arrows in the Fade field.
  3. For the changes to take effect, click Apply Changes.

Edit Chapters Widget in Multi Book Mode

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In Extended Chapters (with Books) mode, the Edit Chapters Widget displays the name of the selected Book where the current selected Chapter is accessed. See Edit Books Widget.