To open the Output window click on the icon on the main toolbar or select the ‘Output’ option from the Window menu. Vista displays the Output window in icon view:
You use this screen to display the state of fixtures that are active – that is fixtures that have one or more parameters that are being controlled by the playbacks. The window is split vertically with multi-parameter fixtures displayed in the top pane and conventional fixtures (i.e. dimmers only) being shown in the lower pane.
If you have a large main screen or external monitors attached, you can add a new Output window and drag it so that it is always in view. To do this select the ‘Add window > Output’ option from the Window menu.
Adding output view tabs
You can create as many different views of the output as you like, each arranged in its own away. To create a new output view:
You can create as many different views of your fixtures as you like, each arranged in its own away. To create a new layout view:
- Select the ‘Add view’ option from the View menu. Vista creates a new view tab at the bottom of the window.
- Type a name for the layout and click OK. Vista creates a new layout and adds a corresponding ‘tab’ at the bottom of the layout panel.
To switch between layouts click on the tab you want to use.
Configuring the Output window
|This option…||does this…|
|Text Mode||shows the actual values of the features. If a parameter is set to a preset value, the name of the preset will be displayed rather than the value.|
|Graphic mode||shows a graphic representation of the features.|
|Source mode||Shows where each feature is coming from. For example a fixture might have Intensity and Position coming from a Cuelist and Colour from the Editor Live tab.|
|Follow Fixture selection||Shows the selected fixtures at the top of the view|
|Show all fixtures||Shows all fixtures|
|Add selected fixtures||Adds the fixtures, selected in the Fixture Chooser, to the output window|
|Remove selected fixtures||Removes the selected fixtures from the output window|
|Show only selected fixtures||Filters the window to only show the selected fixtures|
|Clear view||Clears all fixtures from the output window|
|Resize all columns||Resizes all columns to their default size|
|Rename view||Opens the Rename Viw where you can type a new name for the selected layout view|
|Remove view||Deletes the selected layout view|
The Source view shows the source of control for each of the parameters. For example if a fixture’s colour settings have come from a cuelist named ‘Rainbow’, that name will be displayed in the Colour column for that fixture.
If you click in the ID or name cell of a fixture in the tracking view window, Vista selects that fixture or adds it to the existing selection.