The Channel Configuration Screen

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The Sequence Editor's Channel Configuration screen shows a list of the channels in a sequence, along with their properties such as their  name, color, unit ID, and circuit ID.  It can also be used to modify all of those properties, and it includes ways to add, change or delete channels (including all channels for a controller) and to print out a list of the channels and their properties:

 

Selecting a Track
The Channel List
Print
Add Controller
Change Controller
Delete Controller
Add Channels

 

RGB channels and channel groups are not listed in the Channel Configuration screen, but their constituent channels (e.g. the red, green and blue channels which comprise an RGB channel) are.

 

The Channel Configuration screen can be opened via "Channel Configuration" on the Tools menu.

 

ChannelPropertyGrid

The Channel Configuration screen

 

Selecting a Track

 

At the top of the Channel Configuration screen is a dropdown box listing the tracks in the sequence.  Only the channels in the selected track will be displayed at any given time.  To view the channels in another track, simply choose that track in the dropdown box.

 

When the Channel Configuration screen is opened, this defaults to the currently active track.

 

The Channel List

 

The Channel Configuration screen displays each channel in the selected track on its own row, along with its various properties such as its name, color, and device type, allowing changes to be made to these properties.  Note that not all properties will be available for all channels - for example, X10 controllers do not have circuit IDs, and only channels representing subsequences will allow a sequence file to be specified.

 

On the left of each channel's row is a red X button.  Clicking this will remove that channel from the selected track.  If the channel had been shared with other tracks, it will not be removed from those tracks.

 

Print

 

This button on the Channel Configuration screen will print out the channel list, including the channels' properties (such as name, unit ID, and circuit ID).

 

Add Controller

 

This button on the Channel Configuration screen can be used to add several channels to the selected track at once, all for a single controller.  You can specify the type of controller, as well as its network, unit ID and number of channels.  The newly created channels will automatically have their device type, network, unit ID, and circuit ID set appropriately.

 

AddController

The Channel Configuration screen's "Add Controller" dialog

 

Change Controller

 

This button on the Channel Configuration screen can be used to change the settings (such as unit ID) of several channels from a selected track all at once, all for a single controller.  Pressing it will open the Change Controller dialog, from which you can select a controller and then change its settings.

 

Note: The Change Controller dialog will not change the names of your channels, even if the names are based upon the existing channel settings.  For example, if you change LOR unit 03 to LOR unit 07, and the channels for LOR unit 03 had been named "Unit 03.1", "Unit 03.2", and so on, they will keep those same names, even though their actual unit IDs change from 03 to 07.

 

ChangeController

The Change Controller dialog

 

 

Delete Controller

 

This button on the Channel Configuration screen brings up a list of the controllers used in the selected track.  Choosing one from the list will delete all of its channels from the track.  If any of the channels had been shared with other tracks, it will not be removed from those other tracks.

 

DeleteController

The Channel Configuration screen's "Delete Controller" dialog

 

Add Channels

 

This button on the Channel Configuration screen can be used to add many channels to the selected track all at once.  You will be prompted for how many channels should be added.

 

The newly created channels will not have any of their properties (such as device type, unit ID and circuit ID) set.  If you know in advance what these properties are to be, it would probably be easier to use "Add Controller" instead of "Add Channels".