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Safety and Installation Manual contains important information for all users, especially installers and technicians. Before using the MAC Viper Performance, check the latest version of the Installation and Safety Manual, paying particular attention to the Safety Precautions section. We recommend that you check the Martin™ website regularly for updated documentation. A revised version of this User Guide will become available each time we can improve the quality of the information in the guide and each time a new firmware version is released that contains changes or new features.
In other words, the fine channel works within the position set by the coarse channel. Shutter and strobe effects The MAC Viper Performance’s dimmer/shutter provides instant blackout and snap open as well as regular or random strobe effects with variable speed from approx. 2 Hz to 10 Hz.
Framing The 4-blade framing module in the MAC Viper Performance can be rotated to an indexed position within a range of 110°. With independent control of angle and amount of insertion for each blade, it can form the beam into any shape with three or four sides.
The MAC Viper Performance is supplied with an interchangeable four-facet 15° rotating prism (P/N 41300070) installed. Color wheel The MAC Viper Performance color wheel has 7 interchangeable dichroic filters and an open position (illustration shows color wheel viewed from lamp side): Open...
Rotating gobos The gobo wheel in the MAC Viper Performance provides five rotating gobos plus an open position. The standard gobos are shown in the correct order in Figure 2. All gobos are interchangeable, but replacement gobos must match the dimensions, construction and quality of the gobos supplied as standard.
Animation wheel The MAC Viper Performance is supplied with the “Ripple Waves” gobo animation wheel (P/N 43950063) installed. This wheel provides animation effects when used in conjunction with gobos. The wheel can be inserted into the beam, indexed at any position or at one of seven predefined positions, and rotated with variable speed and direction.
Figure 5: Display and control panel When the MAC Viper Performance is powered on, it first boots and resets, then it displays its DMX address (or its fixture ID number, if one has been set) and any status messages (see page 30) in the display A.
3. Press the Escape button to step back to the main menu. DMX modes The CONTROL MODE menu lets you set the MAC Viper Performance to one of the two DMX operating modes, basic 16-bit and extended 16-bit: • Basic 16-bit mode offers coarse control of all effects plus fine control of gobo indexing angle, pan and tilt.
When a fixture is powered on for the first time, it displays its DMX address by default. As soon as you set an ID number other than 0 in FIXTURE ID, the MAC Viper Performance will display this ID number by default, and indicate FIXTURE ID in the display.
- DISPLAY ROTATION lets you rotate the display manually through 180° so that it can be read easily no matter how the fixture is oriented. If set to Auto, the MAC Viper Performance senses its orientation and rotates the display automatically.
• TEMPERATURES provides separate PCB temperature readouts. DMX signal monitoring The MAC Viper Performance provides data on the DMX signal it is receiving in the DMX LIVE menu. This information can be useful for troubleshooting control problems. RATE displays the DMX refresh rate in packets per second. Values lower than 10 or higher than 44 may result in erratic performance, especially when using tracking control.
Adjusting settings via DMX Certain fixture settings and parameters can be adjusted from the DMX controller on the Fixture control/settings channel. Commands sent on the fixture control channel override any settings entered in the fixture’s onboard control menus. To help you avoid accidentally applying a setting that may disrupt a light show, for example, most of the commands must be held for a certain time before they are applied.
DMX channel (for example, set Cyan to 192 on channel 2. Send a ‘Store’ command for the effect on the Fixture control/settings channel. The MAC Viper Performance now reads the value on the -2.5% effect channel (192 for Cyan in the example above), translates it to an offset value of between -5% and +5% as shown in Figure 7 (+2.5% Cyan offset in the example...
RDM ID Each MAC Viper Performance has a factory-set RDM UID (unique identification number) that makes it addressable and identifiable in RDM systems. The number can be found in the control panel INFORMATION menu under RDM UID.
10 seconds, feedback is automatically disabled. • ADJUST is for use at the factory and by authorized Martin Service technicians only and is intended for use after replacement of components, etc. If you want to adjust the default positions of the MAC Viper Performance effects, use the CALIBRATION menu.
2. Disconnect the data link from the MAC Viper Performance. 3. Insert the USB stick in the MAC Viper Performance’s USB host socket. The fixture should recognize the USB stick, illuminate the display and show UPDATING FILES in the display while it checks and if necessary updates its internal memory with new firmware versions stored on the USB stick.
1. Download the firmware ‘.MU3’ file from the MAC Viper Performance support page on the Martin website to the PC. 2. Read the firmware release notes carefully to check for any instructions or warnings. 3. Follow the instructions for an auto upload/upload via DMX in the Martin Uploader application help files and supplied with the hardware interface.
DMX protocol Applicable when running MAC Viper Performance firmware version: 1.0.0 Basic 16-bit 16-bit Extended Fade Default Mode Mode DMX Value Percent Function type value Strobe/shutter 0 - 19 0 - 7 Shutter closed (Lamp switches to 800 watt mode after shutter is closed...
127 - 129 Stop, wheel stops at its current position CCW rotation, fast → slow 130 - 253 51 - 99 254 - 255 99 - 100 Stop, indexed at 90° Table 1: DMX Protocol MAC Viper Performance User Guide...
Basic 16-bit 16-bit Extended Fade Default Mode Mode DMX Value Percent Function type value Framing blade 1, position Fade Out → in 0 - 255 0 - 100 Framing blade 1, angle Angle – 0 -126 0 - 49 Fade Parallel 127 - 128 Angle +...
245 - 249 96 - 97 Reset all calibration values to factory defaults – 5 sec. 250 - 255 98 - 100 No function Reserved for future use Reserved for future use Table 1: DMX Protocol MAC Viper Performance User Guide...
Basic 16-bit 16-bit Extended Fade Default Mode Mode DMX Value Percent Function type value Reserved for future use Reserved for future use Reserved for future use Table 1: DMX Protocol MSB = Most significant byte LSB = Least significant byte DMX protocol...
Control panel menus Applicable when running MAC Viper Performance firmware version 1.0.0. Menu level 1 Menu level 2 Menu level 3 Menu level 4 Notes (Default settings in bold print) DMX address (default address = 1). The DMX address range is limited so that the DMX ADDRESS 1 –...
Menu level 1 Menu level 2 Menu level 3 Menu level 4 Notes (Default settings in bold print) Fixture can be reset via DMX DMX RESET Fixture cannot be reset via DMX (can be overridden: see DMX protocol) Effects take shortest route during changes, crossing open positions if EFFECT necessary...
Set prism indexed position IRIS 0 - 255 Set iris aperture ZOOM 0 - 255 Set zoom (default = 128) ZOOM FINE 0 - 255 Set zoom, fine (LSB, default = 128) Table 2: Control menus MAC Viper Performance User Guide...
Important! For use by authorized NOT ADJUSTED service technicians during mechanical NOT ADJUSTED/ adjustment only. Do not enter the FROST 1 - 255 ADJUST menu without Martin™ service ADJUST documentation, or you may make the ADJUST fixture impossible to use correctly. RESET/FRAMING FRAMING...
Service and display messages The MAC Viper Performance gives service and maintenance information by displaying a large 3- or 4-character short code and a smaller full-text message in the fixture’s display. The short code is visible at a distance, allowing easier reading with the fixture still in the rig, for example, while the full-text message gives more detailed information.
** High temperature warnings are canceled as soon as temperature returns to normal. If temperature reaches cutoff level, the warning is replaced by a cutoff error message. Error messages Error messages indicate that there is a serious problem. The MAC Viper Performance communicates errors as follows: • Error messages flash in the display.
Right-hand side head cooling fan has stopped running. Lamp is shut down. Error cleared when fixture is reset. HD M FAN ERR Middle head cooling fan has stopped running. Lamp is shut down. Error cleared when fixture is reset. Table 4: Error messages MAC Viper Performance User Guide...
Short code Long message and explanation LAMP L FAN ERR Left-hand side lamp cooling fan has stopped running. Lamp is shut down. Error cleared when fixture is reset. LAMP R FAN ERR Right-hand side lamp cooling fan has stopped running. Lamp is shut down. Error cleared when fixture is reset.
Zoom/focus PCB temperature too high. Thermal cutoff activated. Lamp is shut down, fans set to max. Error cleared when fixture is reset. ZOOM ERROR ZOER Zoom position electrical indexing system timeout. Table 4: Error messages MAC Viper Performance User Guide...