• grandMA3 User Manual
    • About the manual
    • Device Overview
      • grandMA3 consoles
        • grandMA3 full-size
        • grandMA3 full-size CRV
        • grandMA3 light
        • grandMA3 light CRV
        • grandMA3 compact XT
        • grandMA3 compact
      • grandMA3 extension
      • grandMA3 replay unit
      • grandMA3 processing units
      • grandMA3 Nodes
      • grandMA3 Nodes DIN-Rail
      • grandMA3 I/O Node
      • grandMA3 I/O Node DIN-Rail
      • grandMA3 onPC command wing XT
      • grandMA3 onPC command wing
      • grandMA3 onPC fader wing
      • grandMA3 onPC rack-unit
      • Screen allocation
      • Keyboard shortcuts
      • Keys
        • . [Dot]
        • <<< [GoFastBackward] | Black
        • >>> [GoFastForward] | Flash
        • - [Minus]
        • + [Plus]
        • / [Slash] | * [Asterisk/Multiply]
        • At
        • Assign
        • Align
        • Blind
        • Clear
        • Channel
        • Copy
        • Cue
        • Down
        • Delete
        • Esc
        • Edit
        • Freeze
        • Full
        • Fixture
        • Group
        • Goto
        • Go+ [large]
        • Go- [large]
        • Go+ | Temp
        • Go- | Top
        • Help
        • Highlt [Highlight]
        • If
        • Learn | Rate1
        • List
        • MA
        • Menu
        • Move
        • Next
        • Numeric keys | arrows
        • Oops
        • On
        • Off
        • Pause [large]
        • Pause | Fix
        • Page+
        • Page-
        • Please
        • Power
        • Preset
        • Prvw [Preview]
        • Prev [Previous]
        • Select
        • SelFix [SelectFixture]
        • Sequ [Sequence]
        • Set
        • Solo
        • Stomp
        • Store
        • Thru
        • Time
        • Up
        • Update
        • U1
        • U2
        • X1 | Clone
        • X2 | Link
        • X3 | Grid
        • X4 | Layout
        • X5 | Step
        • X6 | TC
        • X7 | View
        • X8 | DMX
        • X9
        • X10
        • X11
        • X12
        • X13 | Phaser
        • X14 | Macro
        • X15 | Page
        • X16 | Exec
        • Xkeys
      • Control elements
        • Command section
        • Master section
        • Custom section
        • Dual encoders
        • Level wheel
        • Grand master
        • Executor elements
      • Connector pin assignment
    • System Overview
      • Standalone device
      • Locally networked devices
      • World server
      • Parameters
        • Calculate parameters
        • Expand the amount of parameters
    • First Steps
      • Unpack the device
      • Check scope of delivery
      • Position the device
      • Connect power
      • Connect desk light
      • Connect external screens
      • Connect USB devices
      • Connect DMX
      • Connect Audio In
      • Connect MIDI
      • Connect LTC
      • Connect Ethernet
      • Connect DC Remote In
      • Connect grandMA3 extension
      • Connect grandMA3 fader wing
      • Turn on the device the first time
    • grandMA3 onPC
      • System requirements grandMA3 onPC
      • Windows installation
      • Optimize Windows
      • macOS installation
      • Optimize macOS
      • onPC Terminal App
      • onPC settings
      • Clean start
    • Show File Handling
    • Workspace
      • User interface
        • Configuration of displays
        • Desk lock
        • User-defined area
        • Command line
        • Control bar
        • View bar
        • Tables in general
        • Trackpad window
      • Gestures
      • Command section
      • Master controls
      • Playback controls
      • Displays in grandMA3 onPC
      • Encoder bar
        • Feature group control bar
        • Encoder toolbar
      • Calculator
      • Playback bar
      • Colors
        • System
        • Markers
        • Color theme
    • Command Syntax and Keywords
      • General syntax rules
      • All keywords
        • / [Slash]
        • . [Dot]
        • .. [DotDot]
        • = [Equal]
        • <<< [GoFastBackward]
        • >>> [GoFastForward]
        • - [Minus]
        • * [Asterisk]
        • % [Percent]
        • + [Plus]
        • Absolute
        • Acceleration
        • Action
        • ActivationGroup
        • Align
        • AlignTransition
        • Appearance
        • Assign
        • At
        • Attribute
        • Black
        • Blind
        • Block
        • BPM
        • Call
        • Camera
        • Capture
        • ChangeDestination
        • Channel
        • ChannelSet
        • Clear
        • ClearActive
        • ClearAll
        • ClearSelection
        • Clone
        • CmdDelay
        • ColorTheme
        • Configuration
        • Console
        • Cook
        • Copy
        • Cue
        • CueDelay
        • CueFade
        • CueInDelay
        • CueInFade
        • CueOutDelay
        • CueOutFade
        • CurrentUser
        • CurrentUserProfile
        • Cut
        • DataPool
        • Deceleration
        • Decimal8
        • Decimal16
        • Decimal24
        • Default
        • Delay
        • Delete
        • DelGlobalVar
        • DelUserVar
        • Dismiss
        • Display
        • DMXAddress
        • DMXReadout
        • DMXUniverse
        • Down
        • Drive
        • Echo
        • Edit
        • EditSetting
        • Eject
        • Effect
        • EndIf
        • Exchange
        • Executor
        • Export
        • Extract
        • Extension
        • Fade
        • FaderMaster
        • FaderRate
        • FaderSpeed
        • FaderTemp
        • FaderTime
        • FaderX
        • FeatureGroup
        • Filter
        • Fix
        • Fixture
        • FixtureType
        • Flip
        • Flash
        • Fog
        • Font
        • Freeze
        • Full
        • Gel
        • GetGlobalVar
        • GetUserVar
        • Global
        • Go+
        • Go-
        • Goto
        • Grid
        • Group
        • Help
        • Helplua
        • Hex8
        • Hex16
        • Hex24
        • Highlight
        • Houselights
        • Hz
        • If
        • IfActive
        • IfOutput
        • IfProg
        • Image
        • Import
        • Index
        • Insert
        • Integrate
        • Interface
        • Invert
        • Invite
        • IP
        • JoinSession
        • Keyboard
        • KeyboardShortcuts
        • Knockin
        • Label
        • Language
        • Layout
        • LearnRate
        • LearnSpeed
        • LeaveSession
        • Library
        • List
        • ListOwner
        • ListRef
        • Load
        • Loaded
        • LoadShow
        • Lock
        • Login
        • Logout
        • Lowlight
        • Lua
        • Macro
        • Master
        • MAtricks
        • MAtricksPool
        • Media
        • Menu
        • Mesh3DS
        • Move
        • MyRunningMacro
        • MyRunningSequence
        • NewShow
        • Next
        • Node
        • NonDim
        • Normal
        • Off
        • On
        • OnPC
        • OSC
        • Oops
        • Page
        • Part
        • Park
        • Paste
        • Patch
        • Pause
        • Percent
        • PercentFine
        • Phase
        • Physical
        • Plugin
        • Preset
        • Press
        • Preview
        • Previous
        • Programmer
        • Property
        • PU
        • Pyro
        • Rate1
        • Readout
        • Reboot
        • Recast
        • Relative
        • Release
        • ReloadPlugins
        • ReloadUI
        • Remote
        • RemoteHID
        • RemoteCommand
        • Remove
        • Reset
        • Restart
        • Root
        • RTChannel
        • RunningMacro
        • RunningSequence
        • SaveShow
        • ScreenConfig
        • ScreenContent
        • Scribble
        • Seconds
        • Select
        • Selection
        • SelFix
        • Sequence
        • SendOSC
        • Set
        • SetGlobalVar
        • SetUserVar
        • Shuffle
        • Shutdown
        • SnapDelay
        • SoundChannel
        • Solo
        • SpecialExecutor
        • Speed
        • Speed1
        • Stage
        • Station
        • Step
        • Stomp
        • Store
        • Temp
        • Thru
        • Time
        • Timecode
        • Toggle
        • Top
        • Transition
        • Unblock
        • Unlock
        • Unpark
        • Unpress
        • Up
        • Update
        • User1
        • User2
        • User
        • UserProfile
        • Version
        • View
        • ViewButton
        • Width
        • World
        • Zero
      • Extended command line syntax options
    • Windows, Views, and Menus
      • Add window
      • Rearrange
      • Store and recall views
      • Remove windows from a screen
      • Window settings
      • Menus
      • Change menu locations
      • Pool windows
        • Create pool object
        • Label pool objects
        • Move pool objects
        • Insert pool objects
        • Copy pool objects
        • Lock and unlock pool objects
        • Delete pool objects
    • Networking
      • Interfaces and IP
      • Session
        • Create a session
        • Join a session
        • Leave a session
        • Invite to a session
        • Dismiss from session
        • Create a custom key
      • Web remote
      • SFTP connection
    • DMX In and Out
      • DMX port configuration
      • Ethernet DMX
        • Art-Net menu
        • sACN menu
        • Transmit DMX using Art-Net
    • Single User and Multi User Systems
      • Create User
      • User settings
    • Patch and Fixture Setup
      • What are fixtures
      • Add fixtures to the show
      • MVR
      • Live patch
      • DMX sheet
      • DMX universes
      • Remove fixtures from the show
      • Position fixtures in the 3D space
      • 3D window
      • Camera Pool
      • Stages
      • Classes and Layers
      • Attribute definitions
        • Activation group
        • Feature group
      • Parameter list
      • DMX curves
    • Operate Fixtures
      • What is the programmer
      • Fixture sheet
      • Encoder resolution
      • Using the color picker
      • Selection bar
      • Align
      • Selection Grid
      • Smart view
    • Scribbles
      • Create scribbles
      • Edit scribbles
      • Assign scribbles
      • Delete scribbles
    • Images
      • Screenshots
    • Appearances
      • Create appearances
      • Use appearances
      • Delete appearances
    • Groups
      • Create groups
      • Edit groups
      • Delete groups
      • Group masters
    • Presets
      • Preset pools
      • Create new presets
      • Recipe presets
      • Use preset
      • Edit presets
    • Worlds and Filters
      • At filter
      • Create a world
      • Create a filter
      • Use a world or filter
      • Delete a world
      • Delete a filter
    • MAtricks and Shuffle
      • Blocks
      • Groups
      • Wings
      • Widths
      • Shuffle
    • Cues and Sequences
      • What is tracking
      • Look at cues and sequences
      • Sequence settings
      • Store cues
      • Update cues
      • Copy cues
      • Cue recipes
      • Store options and preferences
      • Play back cues
      • Move in black
      • Cue timing
      • Renumber cues
      • Delete cues
    • Executors
      • Assign object to an executor
      • Executor configurations
      • Running playbacks
      • Special executors
    • Masters
      • Selected masters
      • Grand masters
        • Time Control
      • Speed masters
      • Playback masters
    • Phasers
      • Step bar
      • Phaser editor
      • Create sinus dimmer phaser
      • Create circle phaser
      • Create circle phaser around position
      • Create color rainbow phaser
    • Macros
      • Create macros
      • Edit macros
      • Assign macros to keys and buttons
      • Examples
    • Agenda
      • Agenda modes
      • Create an agenda entry
      • Edit an agenda entry
      • Agenda toolbar
      • Agenda edit menu
    • Timecode
      • What are timecode slots
      • Timecode settings
      • Track groups
      • Time ranges and events
      • Toggle view mode
      • Record a timecode show
      • Record an external timecode show
      • Edit a timecode show
    • Layouts
      • Create a layout
      • Edit layout
      • Layout view settings
      • Edit layout view
      • Edit layout elements
      • Layout encoder bar
    • Plugins
      • What is Lua?
      • Lua function list
      • Lua functions
        • Echo
        • Printf
    • Data Pools
    • System
      • Date and time
      • Clock
      • Desk lights
      • System information
      • System monitor
      • Info Window
    • Sound Window
    • Remote In and Out
      • DC remotes
      • MIDI remotes
      • DMX remotes
      • OSC
      • PSN
    • RDM
    • Control other MA Devices
      • grandMA3 Nodes
      • RemoteHID
    • Update the Software
      • Update grandMA3 consoles
      • Update grandMA3 xPort nodes
      • Update grandMA3 onPC windows hardware
      • Update grandMA3 viz-key
      • Network update
      • Troubleshooting
    • Fixture Types
      • Import fixture types
        • Import GDTF
      • Build fixture types
        • Insert fixture types
        • Insert DMX modes
        • Insert geometries
        • Insert models
        • Link models to geometries
        • Link DMX modes to geometries
      • Export fixture types
        • Export GDTF
    • File Management
      • Import / Export Menu
      • Folder Structure
    • Shut down the System
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual consoles
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual processing
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual Nodes
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual Nodes DIN-Rail
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC command wing XT
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC command wing
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC fader wing
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC rack-unit
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual viz-key
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual I/O Nodes
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Version 1.5

Encoder Resolution

Sometimes precise handling is required, and you may want to change the resolution of an encoder.

Default encoder resolution of attributes can be defined from the user configuration menu:

  1. ​Press Menu, tap Settings, and tap User Configuration. The user configuration menu opens.
  2. On the left side of the window, tap Profiles.
  3. Tap Edit Encoder Bar. The Default User Attribute Preferences menu opens.

It is also possible to change the encoder resolution directly on an encoder.

To do so:

  1. Press and hold MA, this will display the possible resolutions in the channel function area of each encoder.
  2. While holding MA, tap Link Resolution and select Single or FeatureGroup, then tap the resolution area of an encoder, the selected resolution of the encoder will change to the next resolution.
  3. When the desired resolution is selected, release MA.

Hint:
- An encoder has 24 clicks for one turnaround.
- 5 turns of an encoder are needed to cross the whole range of the attribute from its minimum to maximum.

The possible resolutions are:

  1. Coarse: One encoder turn click will change the value depending on the readout:
    • Percent: 1
    • PercentFine: 1
    • Physical: (MaxValue-MinValue)/ (24*5)
      When multiple fixture types are selected, the smallest physical range of a fixture is taken to determine the size of one click. This allows having the same value change when for example, turning the tilt encoder.
    • Dec8: 255/(24*5), therefore 1 click equals 2.125
    • Dec16: 65 535/(24*5), therefore 1 click equals 546.125
    • Dec24: 1 677 216/(24*5), therefore 1 click equals 13 976.8
    • Hex8: 255 (=FF)/(24*5), therefore 1 click equals 2.125
    • Hex16: 65 535 (FFFF)/(24*5), therefore 1 click equals 546.125
    • Hex24: 1 677 216 (=FFFFFF)/(24*5), therefore 1 click equals 13 976.
  2. Fine: Fine has a 10x finer resolution than coarse.
  3. Increment: When the resolution is set to Increment, one encoder turn click will change the lowest digit of the displayed readout.
  4. Native: The value Layers absolute and relative offer this mode to have direct access to the smallest possible value change of the parameter resolution.
Hint:
When Native mode is selected, if for example, a dimmer channel is based on 8/16/24 bit, one encoder turn always results in one digit change of the DMX output.

 An encoder displays the current resolution in the center of the encoder symbol within the encoder bar:

Encoder resolution coarse
Encoder resolution fine
Encoder resolution increment
Encoder resolution native

Furthermore, the factors of value change between turning the inner encoder and all other encoder actions can be defined. See User settings for more information.

All factors can be selected from a list of predefined factors:

Predefined Factors Background Used Factors
Div50 0.02
Div25 0.04
Div10 0.1
Div5 0.2
Div2.55 0.39
Div2 0.5
One 1
Mul2 2
Mul2.55 2.55
Mul5 5
Mul10 10
Mul25 25
Mul50 50
Disable 0


 

 


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