Incrementing values on pan tilt encoders

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  • I'm not sure what causes it, but sometimes the pan/tilt encoders add values that are either greater or less than expected. For example, when I move the PAN encoder, the value increases by 4.50, while the TILT encoder increases by 2.25. This might be related to the pan/tilt range, but why isn't the value increase consistent at 1?

    There's also another issue - when I switch to controlling the RGB colors using an encoder, which increases the value by one, and then switch back to controlling the position, the value added is only 0.01????

    Is there any way to fix this?

    I will add that I use web remote and mouse wheel

  • Krzysztof Korzeniowski February 24, 2023 at 4:18 PM

    Changed the title of the thread from “PAN TILT encoders value” to “Incrementing values on pan tilt encoders”.
  • [...] when I move the PAN encoder, the value increases by 4.50, while the TILT encoder increases by 2.25. This might be related to the pan/tilt range, but why isn't the value increase consistent at 1?

    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.

    So the Coarse and Fine Resolution value changes while on Physical Readout (which is also the Natural Readout for Pan and Tilt) will be based on the Pan and Tilt ranges of the selected fixtures.

  • if you have the exact same fixtures selected, each time and this happens randomly then it sounds like a bug.

    however if selection may be different, then maybe you have a bad fixture profile:

    e.g. if you have fixture with pan physical range 0 thru 1 instead of e.g. -270 thru 270, then the behavior you are describing is expected whenever this fixture is included in the current selection:

    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.

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