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Ken Lackner
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 - posted 07-10-2004 12:57 AM      Profile for Ken Lackner   Email Ken Lackner   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote: Maxi-12 manual, page 3
Dynamic cue memory remembers the last cue decoded by the cue logic board and re-executes the pulse to the corresponding line on c/o open, when restarting following a film break or unsheduled stop.
I would assume that this means that if the film breaks and the failsafe shuts down the system during the feature, where the lights are in the full down position, that when I restart the show after the film is repaired, the lights would go back to the down position. But this has never happened at my theater. The lights are programmed to go to half at c/o open, and they always do, even when restarting after a film break. Am I missing something?

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Michael Schaffer
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It basically means that it executes the last cue before the event again, which would typically be the feature cue if the film breaks in mid-feature.
But then, you can never rely on Xetron equipment to do whatever it is supposed to do.

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Steve Scott
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I've never had a Maxi 12 reset itself to the last cue. It just restarts the automation sequence from when you press the start button.

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