Create a recording
In order to use the Duo in standalone mode you will first need to make content for the Duo to playback. This is done using the ProtoPixel Mapping Tool software which will allow you to make recordings that can be uploaded to the Duo.
1. Lighting Fixtures
First define the fixtures in the Mapping Tool that you to control using the Duo.
Make sure that you have a controller with 1 or 2 outputs configured and that these are assigned to the corresponding fixtures that you intend to make the recording for. The recording will capture the all of the information generated when you run the content in the Mapping Tool and “hit record”, this includes which output the fixtures are connected to.
2. Lighting Content
You can now start designing and laying out the content in the Mapping Tool that you wish to capture with the recording process.
👆🏼 If you think that you may upgrade your install to use a ProtoPixel Node to control the DUO in the future now is a great time to export the project 👆🏼
3. Set where the recordings will be stored
In the Mapping Tool inspector panel, you will find the Recording section.
Here you need to define the recording name, select your controller and the path where you want to store the recording.
By default, the recordings will be saved in your Documents folder (e.g. on Windows: C:\Users\YourName\Documents\ProtoPixel\Recordings)
You will also need to define the frame rate you want your recording to be saved.
👆🏼 Note that the format you must select from the recording panel in the Mapping Tool for the Duo is V1👆🏼
💡 TIP: Add a suffix in your recording name indicating the frame rate (e.g. *_60fps). It will be useful when uploading the file to your Duo with the Player WebApp 💡
4. Make the recording
Once you have completed steps 1, 2 and 3 you are ready to record. Run the content sequence that you wish to capture then click on the “Start” button to record. Once your content sequence is done you need to click the “Stop” button. Your recordings will be automatically saved to the path you defined in step 3.
👆🏼 A REC hint will appear in the Mapping Tool canvas (bottom right) to show when you are recording 👆🏼