MAC 500 DMX Protocol V5

MAC 500
DMX Protocol - Version 5

Implemented from control software version 1.8.

Version 4 - Version 3 - Version 2 - Version 1

Version 5 adds commands to open the shutter in reduced power mode (MAC 500 E only) and to override the studio mode setting (NORM / STuD) on the speed channel in DMX modes 3 and 4.

 

DMX Modes - MAC 500

Mode 1 Mode 2 Mode 3 Mode 4
12 channels 14 channels 16 channels
8 bit pan/tilt 16 bit pan/tilt 8 bit pan/tilt 16 bit pan/tilt
Tracking Tracking / Vector

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MAC 500 DMX Protocol - Version 5

Implemented from software version 1.8

DMX channel Value Function
DMX1 DMX2 DMX3 DMX4
1

Note:

Lamp Off allowed with
'SPEC->Loff' set 'On', or with 'SPEC->Loff' set off and color wheel 1 set to color 9 and color wheel 2 set to color 6.

Reset allowed with 'SPEC/dRES' set to 'On', or with 'SPEC/dRES' set to 'OFF' and color wheel 1 set to color 9 and color wheel 2 set to color 6.

0 - 19
20 - 49
50 - 72
73 - 79
80 - 99
100 - 119
120 - 127
128 - 147
148 - 167
168 - 187
188 - 190
191 - 193
194 - 196
197 - 199
200 - 202
203 - 207
208 - 217
218 - 227
228 - 237
238 - 247
248 - 255
Shutter, Strobe, Reset, Lamp On/Off
Shutter closed
Shutter open
Strobe on fast->slow
Shutter open,
lamp power reduced (MAC 500 E only)
Pulse opening fast ->slow
Pulse closing fast ->slow
No function
Random Strobe Fast
Random Strobe Medium
Random Strobe Slow
Shutter open
Random pulse opening fast
Random pulse opening slow
Random pulse closing fast
Random pulse closing slow
Shutter open
Reset Fixture
Shutter open
Lamp power on
Shutter open
Lamp power off (T > 5 seconds)
2 0 - 255 Intensity
0 -> 100%
3 0
16
32
48
64
80
96
112
128
144

 
 145 - 148
149 - 152
153 - 156
157 - 160
161 - 164
165 - 168
169 - 172
173 - 176
177 - 180
181 - 184

 
185 - 215
216 - 245

  246 - 255
COLOR 1

Continuous scroll, full positions
white
blue 111
red 301
magenta 507
green 202
yellow 604
purple 502
blue 101
pink 312
cyan 401

Stepped scroll
cyan 401
pink 312
blue 101
purple 502
yellow 604
green 202
magenta 507
red 301
blue 111
White

Color cont. rot.
CW fast -> slow
CCW slow -> fast

Alternate color functions (Select on ch. 4)
4 0
16
32
48
64
80
96
112
128
144

 
 145 - 148
149 - 152
153 - 156
157 - 160
161 - 164
165 - 168
169 - 172
173 - 176
177 - 180
181 - 184

 
 185 - 215
216 - 245

 
 246 - 248
249 - 251
252 - 255

 
 
  0 - 255
COLOR 2 (Normal color functions)

Continuous scroll, full positions
white
CTC 3200-4100
CTC 3200-5600
blue 104
blue 108
green 206
red 308
yellow 603
CTC 5500-2900
CTC 5500-4200

Stepped scroll
CTC 5500-4200
CTC 5500-2900
yellow 603
red 308
green 206
blue 108
blue 104
CTC 3200-5600
CTC 3200-4100
White

Color cont. rot.
CW fast -> slow
CCW slow -> fast

Random color
Fast
Medium
Slow

Color 2
(Enable Alternate color functions on channel 3)
65 different colors + white and black
5 0 - 55
56 - 75
76 - 95
96 - 115
116 - 135
136 - 155

 156 - 175
176 - 195
196 - 215
216 - 235
236 - 255
Rotating gobo selection
Open gobo
Gobo 1 - Indexing (set index on channel 6)
Gobo 2 - Indexing (set index on channel 6)
Gobo 3 - Indexing (set index on channel 6)
Gobo 4 - Indexing (set index on channel 6)
Gobo 5 - Indexing (set index on channel 6)

Gobo 5 - Cont. Rotation (set dir/speed on ch. 6)
Gobo 4 - Cont. Rotation (set dir/speed on ch. 6)
Gobo 3 - Cont. Rotation (set dir/speed on ch. 6)
Gobo 2 - Cont. Rotation (set dir/speed on ch. 6)
Gobo 1 - Cont. Rotation (set dir/speed on ch. 6)
6 0 - 126
127
128 - 255
 
 
 
0 - 2
3 - 127
128 - 251
253 - 255
Rotating gobo index (Select gobo on ch. 5)
Index CW
Default index
Index CCW

Rotating gobo cont. rotation
(Select gobo on ch. 5)

Static
CW slow -> fast
CCW fast -> slow
static
7
gMOD = FIX
0 - 9
10 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 - 79
80 - 89
90 - 102

 
 103 - 119
120 - 136
137 - 153
154 - 170
171 - 187
188 - 204
205 - 221
222 - 238
239 - 255
Fixed gobo

Stepped scroll
Open gobo
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo 8
Gobo 9

Gobo shake
Gobo 9 shake fast -> slow
Gobo 8 shake fast -> slow
Gobo 7 shake fast -> slow
Gobo 6 shake fast -> slow
Gobo 5 shake fast -> slow
Gobo 4 shake fast -> slow
Gobo 3 shake fast -> slow
Gobo 2 shake fast -> slow
Gobo 1 shake fast -> slow
7
gMOD = SCRL
0 - 180
 
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
 
 
181 - 183
184 - 186
187 - 189
190 - 192
193 - 195
196 - 198
199 - 201
202 - 204
205 - 207
 
 
208 - 231
232 - 255
Fixed gobo

Continuous scroll
Full positions:
Open
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo 8
Gobo 9
 
Gobo shake
Gobo 9 shake
Gobo 8 shake
Gobo 7 shake
Gobo 6 shake
Gobo 5 shake
Gobo 4 shake
Gobo 3 shake
Gobo 2 shake
Gobo 1 shake
 
Continuous rotation
CW, fast -> slow
CCW, slow -> fast
8 0-255 Focus
far-> near
9 0 - 199
200 - 215
216 - 229
230 - 243
244 - 246
247 - 249
250 - 252
253 - 255
Iris
Open -> close
Close
Pulse opening fast ->slow
Pulse closing fast ->slow
Random pulse opening fast
Random pulse opening slow
Random pulse closing fast
Random pulse closing slow
10
FTYP = PRIS (default)
0 - 19
20 - 79
80 - 89
90 - 149
150 - 215

 
 
  216 - 220
221 - 225
226 - 230
231 - 235
236 - 240
241 - 245
246 - 250
251 - 255
Prism
prism off
rotating prism CW fast -> slow
no rotation
rotating prism CCW slow -> fast
prism off

Macros - Combined rot. gobo
and rot. prism macros.
Macro 1
Macro 2
Macro 3
Macro 4
Macro 5
Macro 6
Macro 7
Macro 8
10
FTYP = FROS
0 - 255 Variable frost
No frost -> full frost
11 - 11 - 0
127
255
Pan
Max Left
Neutral
Max Right
12 - 12 - 0
127
255
Tilt
Max Up
Neutral
Max Down
- 11 - 11 0
127
255
Pan Coarse (MSB)
Max Left
Neutral
Max Right
- 12 - 12 0
127
255
Pan Fine (LSB)
Max Left
Neutral
Max Right
- 13 - 13 0
127
255
Tilt Coarse (MSB)
Max Up
Neutral
Max Down
- 14 - 14 0
127
255
Tilt Fine (LSB)
Max Up
Neutral
Max Down
- - 13 15 0 - 2
3 - 245
246 - 248
249 - 251
252 - 255
Pan/Tilt Speed
Tracking
Fast -> slow
Tracking, normal (override PTSP FAST)
Tracking , fast (override PTSP NORM)
Blackout while moving
- - 14 16 0 - 2
3 - 239
240 - 242
243 - 245
246 - 248
249 - 251
252 - 255

 
0 - 2
3 - 239
240 - 242
243 - 245
246 - 248
249 - 251
252 - 255
 
 
0 - 239
240 - 242
243 - 245
246 - 248
249 - 251
252 - 255

 
0 - 251
252 - 255

 
0 - 2
3 - 245
246 - 255
Effects Speed
Dimmer, iris, focus, gobo indexing, (frost)

Tracking
Fast -> slow
Tracking, normal mode (MOdE = NORM)
Tracking, studio mode (MOdE = STUd)
Tracking, override SCUT ON
Tracking, override SCUT OFF
Fast

Color 1, color 2; fixed gobo if
gMOd = SCRL
Tracking
Fast -> slow
Tracking, normal mode (MOdE = NORM)
Tracking, studio mode (MOdE = STUd)
Tracking, shortcuts off (SCUT = OFF)
Tracking, shortcuts on (SCUT = ON)
Blackout while moving

Fixed gobo if gMOd = FIX
Normal, no blackout
Normal, normal mode (MOdE = NORM)
Normal, studio mode (MOdE = STUd)
Normal, shortcuts off (SCUT = OFF)
Normal, shortcuts on (SCUT = ON)
Blackout while moving

Rotating gobo and prism
Normal (no blackout)
Blackout while moving


Gobo shake if gMOd = SCRL
Fast
Fast -> slow
Fast