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MP3g3 Directors can control DMX Devices
In addition to LOR Devices, G3 and newer Directors can also drive DMX devices on one or both output ports. In order to control DMX devices, your G3 MP3 Director must have at least firmware version 5.28.
Network and Universe Priorities
New advanced MP3 Directors, like the Dual Port G3MP3 Director, or G4N4 4-Port can drive 2 or 4 separate physical networks of devices. These advanced directors can control LOR devices, DMX devices, or a combination of them on separate ports. For single (non-linked) directors, LOR Hub will automatically select which networks and/or universes in your sequence will be used by the director.
Only the ADVANCED level of the LOR software will allow for the creation of DMX output for a director. All other levels are limited to creating LOR output only.
Older Directors, like the DC-MP3-SHOWTIME, are limited to ONLY the LOR REGULAR network.
For Advanced Directors, LOR Hub uses a ‘priority system’ based on the contents of the FIRST sequence added to the show list. In order to prevent confusion, all sequences that are part of a single show should use the same preview. Shows that use Director Link use these rules as a default however the user has the ability to change them as they see fit.
1.If your license supports them, there is no difference between LOR Enhanced networks and normal LOR networks. Both are treated the same when it comes to priority.
2.LOR networks have priority over DMX universes.
3.The LOR REGular network has the highest priority, followed by AUX A through AUX O.
4.A lower number DMX Universe is higher priority than a higher number.
5.If the sequence contains more than 2 (or 4) networks, universes, or a combination thereof, those Networks and Universes are silently discarded.
6.If your director only has one port, then only the PORT 1 column applies. 4 port directors use the same rules and simply extend the table to 4 columns.
Examples assuming that you have the ‘Advanced’ level of the software:
* Please note that the dual network and 4 network directors will mirror the output of Port 1 onto Port 2 on a per-sequence basis - as well as any other empty ports. If you wish to have all controllers on port 2 stay dark during certain sequences, ensure that ALL of the sequences in that show use the same preview. That is to say, ensure all of your sequences contain channels for BOTH ports, even if those channels are all OFF for the duration of the sequence.
'Startup' sequences as well as 'Filler' sequences can also use LOR or DMX devices on advanced directors and the same rules apply to them.