How to use Easy Time
Easy Time is an advanced tool which must be used to program movements (circle, curve...). If you want to simply create steps, it is easier to use Easy Step.
Easy Time is a tool which enables you to control channels in time. Each channel is programmed independently. "EasyTime" has been designed for maximum ease and convenience when programming "Scenes" and "Switches".
Easy Time is similar to an Excel-sheet displaying all the values of each channel in time. Channels are shown on a horizontal axis and elapsing time on a vertical axis. This grid is called the "time sheet".
Therefore, "Time sheet" therefore globally represents the progress made by all the channels on a specific page from the corresponding "Scene" or "Switch" activation onwards.
Each line refers to a specific moment, since the button was activated.
To activate a period of time, i.e. to be able to visualize what will happen at some point, just move (yellow) edit line to appropriate time-cell. Each column in a time-sheet represents a channel.
As soon as a "Scene" or a "Switch" has been activated, the time-sheet associated with this button will be read from line 000'00'00 to the final line containing information.
To program a time-sheet with fade effects, you may program all cells in sequence but to make things easier, this software includes very efficient tools such as "Fade" or "Cut/Copy/Insert" modes.
Now a little training...
Things will go smoothly once the channel has been set in "EasyTime" mode as was done for "On" or "Dimmer" modes.
Just click "EasyTime" mode to pilot all the channels required in "EasyTime" mode (click and drag leds). Now just scroll the time-sheet to time-indication. To set value, just move the fader. The value will be displayed in the cell concerned, i.e. at the channel column concerned.
You must move the cursor to the line corresponding on the total expected time for your scene before to setup your channels with EasyTime function. For example : for a 10s scene, we move the cursor (yellow line) to the 00m10s00 line and then we affect EasyTime function on selected channels.
In case there are blank cells in between the latest time programmed and current time, you will be prompted to answer the following questions :
- Prolong previous value up to current time?
- Gradually move from previous value to new value?
- Assign new value from latest cell programmed onwards ?