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Creating a Move in Black cue

Sometimes you will want fixtures to move to a position, change to a colour, add a gobo or get set up in some other way while their intensities are at zero. You could do this by programming the necessary events, but you can also do it quickly using the ‘Mark Cue’ option on the Tools menu.

When you create a Mark cue your original programming is preserved and will be restored if you delete the Move in Black (MIB) later.

To Mark a cue and add ‘Move in Black’ events:

  1. Select the cue you want to work with.
  2. Choose the ‘Mark Cue’ option on the Tools menu. Vista opens the Move in Black window:
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    This screen shows the options available; you use it to set the way Vista stores the Move in Black event:

    This option… does this…
    Move in Black destination cue If the ‘Select existing cue’ button is not greyed out you can click it to select any cue, earlier in the Cuelist, for the Move in Black events.

    If you prefer to create a new cue for the MIB events select the ‘Insert a new move in black cue’ option.

    Move in Black destination cue If the ‘Select existing cue’ button is not greyed out you can click it to select any cue, earlier in the Cuelist, for the Move in Black events.

    If you prefer to create a new cue for the MIB events select the ‘Insert a new move in black cue’ option.

    Cue Details – Name

    Sets the name for the new cue that will be created. The default name is MIB.
    Cue Details – Duration Sets the duration for the new cue.
    Start action Sets how the MIB cue is started. the options are:

    Halt – Press the Go button to play this cue.

    Auto Follow – the cue plays automatically after the previous cue.

    Finish with preceding – the cue plays automatically and is set to finish at the same time as the previous cue.

    Disable Move in Black Removes the Move in Black events from the MIB cue but does not delete it.
    Marked Features

    – Feature filter

    Only the selected features will be marked for move in black.
    Marked Fixtures Lets you choose to mark all fixtures or just the ones currently selected.
  4. Click OK to create the Move in Black cue:

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The move in black events are shown as ‘ghosted’ events in the Move in Black cue and display the “MIB” icon. Move In Black cues show ‘MIB’ in the tiled cue display and ‘[M]’ in other views.

Marked cues display ‘MARK’ logo in the tiled cue display and ‘[m]’ in other views.

  • Individual events in a marked cue can also be excluded from move in black. To do this, select the events in the timeline view and select the ‘Ignore Move In Black’ option from the from the Timeline’ menu or right-click menu. Ignored events show a MIB icon with a red cross running through it.
  • Intensity cannot be marked.
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