Pyrodigital Check Status
So how do we check continuity of our setup?
You will be using the check status feature of the Pyrodigital Field Controller (FC) for continuity. There are three different modes to check status with. They are, Manual, Semi-Auto, and Auto. We will cover the two most commonly used, namely, semi-auto, and auto. Regardless of which continuity mode you are in, they will each display a certain character next to each cue to indicate it's status. Here are the following symbols you will encounter and their meaning:
- Equal Sign (=) - Means there is SOMETHING in the data table for that cue, and it "sees" something at the FM. (good continuity)
- Question Mark (?) - Means there is NOTHING in the data table for that cue, but it "sees" something at the FM. (this shot should not be there and will NOT be fired by the FC).
- Letter X (X) - Means there is SOMETHING in the data table for that cue, but it does NOT "see" it at the FM. (bad continuity)
- Blank Space ( ) - Means there is NOTHING in the data table for that cue, and it does NOT "see" anything at the FM.
When conducting continuity, you want to see either and equal sign or a blank space. Either a question mark or the letter X indicates a problem that needs to be resolved before show time.
A short explanation will be given, followed with step by step instructions on conducting these type of continuity checks. Make sure you watch our training video to the right which visually shows both of these modes.