Two dimensional lighting array controllerOverview
Colour-Tramp™ is a lighting control system specifically designed to handle the complexity of two and three dimensional lighting arrays.
Colour-Tramp combines the concept of lighting control with a graphic editor. The lighting array is entered using a sophisticated graphic user interface.
Show programming is then performed using colour palettes and visual editing tools.
Colour-Tramp is much more than just a lighting controller. It provides a full implementation of V1.0 Remote Device Management. This allows Colour-Tramp to communicate with the lighting fixtures.
Key RDM features include the ability to remotely program the fixtures' start address. Another innovative feature is the diagnostics display screen.
In diagnostics mode, the geographic screen layout displays colour coded feedback of fixture status and sensors. The display is very intuitive, showing green for normal operation, magenta when the fixture start address does not match the patch, yellow for warnings such as a marginal over-temperature in the fixture and red for a fault condition.
Colour-Tramp outputs using the Art-Net Ethernet standard. Any Art-Net compatible products such as Cata-Lynx O/P, Net-Lynx O/P or Data-Lynx O/P can be used to convert to DMX512.
Colour-Tramp provides multiple sub-masters for playback of lighting sequences.
The interaction between sub-masters is user programmable. Simple merging of sub-masters is the default, but options include subtractive, additive and matte based schemes.
Colour-Tramp provides a rich selection of triggering options. These include keyboard, MIDI, real time, email, ethernet and RS232. Colour-Tramp can also be interfaced to Common-Sense for an even wider range of triggering options.
All stack and sequence steps can be made conditional upon external events. These features are programmed graphically and displayed in text such as: 'If Today = Wednesday then jump to stack 3 else continue'
Colour-Tramp can also be programmed to synchronise to real time, MIDI time code or Art-Net time code.
Colour-Tramp provides a range of editing tools that allow selection and colouring of geometric shapes of lamps. Further editing controls provide the ability to shift, wipe, move, rotate and much more.
Colour control is central to the control system. Numerous colour gamuts are provides. A colour palette system allows the use of 'indirect' colours and allows very fast editing of the final show. A gel library is also provided.
Colour-Tramp uses the concept of 'Stacks' to control overall show program and sequence. Stacks can be synchronised to real time, MTC, or free run. They can also be loaded automatically on program start allowing fully unattended operation.
Colour-Tramp can be used to author and then export show files for: sign-control, Light-Switch, Dimmer-Switch and ((Multi-Play Rack.
Colour-Tramp is available in a number of versions.
Off-Line: The Off-Line version can be used for show programming, client presentation and software demonstration. It contains all the features of the full version but does not output Art-Net. This version is available from the Artistic Licence CD or web site. It is free of charge.
On-Line: The full version of the product is available in different 1024 channel output configurations. These product versions are protected by an USB device. Order codes are Colour-Tramp followed by the number of universes required.
- Unlimited Channel Count using multiple instances
- 10 Submasters
- Ethernet output
- Video Render
- Live Video
- Bitmap Render
- RDM Standard V1.0
- Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit supported)
- (Net-Books are not suitable)
- Package includes software on CD, printed user manuals and multiple USB security devices.
- Colour-Tramp is a very powerful software package and requires an equally powerful PC. The following should be considered a minimum, but more computer power equates to better performance:
- Processor speed 2GHz, 4GB Memory, 1024 x 768 graphics with 32 bit colour.
- 100BaseT Network Card
- We recommend Windows 7 for Colour-Tramp.
- Net Mass: 0.50 kg
- Approximate Carton Mass: 0.52 kg
- Approximate Carton Dimensions: 400 x 300 x 50 mm
- Volume: 6000000 mm³
- Manufacturer: Artistic Licence Engineering Ltd
- Country of Manufacture: The United Kingdom
- App Note 33: Programming Colour-Tramp for time lapse video
- App Note 41: Triggering Colour-Tramp with DMX
- App Note 45: Using Windows Vista & 7 in XP Compatibility Mode
- App Note 47. Using curves in Colour-Tramp.
- App Note 48. Using Art-Osc with Colour-Tramp.
- App Note 49. Using Colour Palettes in Colour-Tramp.
- App Note 50. Recording XML output from Colour-Tramp.
- Colour-Tramp tutorial - Visual patching
- Colour-Tramp tutorial - Using live video
- Colour-Tramp tutorial - Using the layout wizaed
- Colour-Tramp tutorial - Manual patching lamps
- Colour-Tramp tutorial - RDM patching lamps
- Colour-Tramp tutorial - Edit and playback a sequence