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MAC Viper™ Profile
USER GUIDE

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  • Page 1 MAC Viper™ Profile USER GUIDE...
  • Page 2 The Martin logo, the Martin name and all other trade- marks in this document pertaining to services or products by Martin Professional A/S or its affiliates and subsidiaries are trademarks owned or licensed by Martin Professional A/S or its affiliates or subsidiaries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ............... . 4 Effects .
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Guide contains information that is mainly of interest for lighting designers and operators, whereas the Safety and Installation Manual contains important information for all users, especially installers and technicians. Before using the MAC Viper Profile, check the latest version of the Installation and Safety Manual, paying particular attention to the Safety Precautions section.
  • Page 5: Effects

    In other words, the fine channel works within the position set by the coarse channel. Shutter and strobe effects The MAC Viper Profile’s dimmer/shutter provides instant blackout and snap open as well as regular or random strobe and pulse effects with variable speed from approx. 2 Hz to 10 Hz.
  • Page 6 Moves the FX wheel to random positions within the gobo range. Time to next position is determined by speed setting. Random effects wheel position Moves the FX wheel to random positions within the animation and gobo ranges. Time to next position is determined by speed setting. MAC Viper Profile User Guide...
  • Page 7: Beam Effect (Rotating Prism)

    Beam effect (rotating prism) The four-facet prism can be applied at indexed angles or rotated with variable direction and speed. Iris The iris can be set to a static diameter, or regular and random pulsing effects can be set with variable speed.
  • Page 8: Optical Configuration

    The MAC Viper Profile is supplied with an interchangeable four-facet 15° rotating prism (P/N 41300070) installed. Color wheel The MAC Viper Profile color wheel has 8 interchangeable dichroic filters and an open position (illustration shows color wheel viewed from front glass): Slot 9 - Open...
  • Page 9: Fx Wheel

    FX wheel The MAC Viper Profile is supplied with the “Super Sic 58” FX wheel (P/N 43950059) installed. This wheel has an animation range that provides animation effects when used in conjunction with breakup gobos, for example, plus four integrated static gobos, plus an open position.
  • Page 10: Breakup And Aerial Gobos

    Breakup and aerial gobos The breakup and aerial wheels in the MAC Viper Profile each provide 5 rotating gobos plus an open position. The standard gobos that are supplied installed in the fixture are shown in the correct order in Figure 3.
  • Page 11: Control Panel Operations

    Figure 4: Display and control panel When the MAC Viper Profile 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 35) in the display A.
  • Page 12: Dmx Address

    3. Press the Escape button to step back to the main menu. DMX modes The CONTROL MODE menu lets you set the MAC Viper Profile 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 on both gobo wheels, pan and tilt.
  • Page 13: Fixture Id

    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 Profile will display this ID number by default, and indicate FIXTURE ID in the display.
  • Page 14: Factory Defaults

    - DISPLAY ROTATION lets you rotate the display manually through 0°, 90°, 180° or 270° so that it can be read easily no matter how the fixture is oriented. If set to Auto, the MAC Viper Profile senses its orientation and rotates the display automatically.
  • Page 15: Dmx Signal Monitoring

    • TEMPERATURES provides separate PCB temperature readouts. DMX signal monitoring The MAC Viper Profile 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.
  • Page 16: Adjusting Settings Via Dmx

    See under “Control panel menus” on page 30 for details of these settings. • Dimming curve • Pan and tilt speed • Effect shortcuts • Zoom/focus linking • Ballast output • Beam smoothing • Auto blackout • Calibration offsets MAC Viper Profile User Guide...
  • Page 17: Changing Calibration Offsets Using Dmx

    DMX channel (for example, set Cyan to 192 on channel 2. Send a ‘Store’ command for the effect on the Fixture Adjustment/Calibration channel. The MAC Viper Profile now reads the value on the effect -2.5% channel (192 for Cyan in the example above), translates it to an offset value of between -5% and +5% as shown in Figure 6 (+2.5% Cyan offset in the example above) and...
  • Page 18: Rdm

    RDM ID Each MAC Viper Profile 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.
  • Page 19: Software Service Functions

    10 seconds, feedback is automatically disabled. • ADJUST is for use at the factory and by authorized Martin Service technicians only. This menu allows dimmer and frost positions to be adjusted after replacement of components, etc. To adjust the default positions of all the MAC Viper Profile’s effects, use the CALIBRATION menu instead.
  • Page 20: Firmware Installation

    2. Disconnect the data link from the MAC Viper Profile. 3. Insert the USB stick in the MAC Viper Profile’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.
  • Page 21 1. Download the firmware ‘.MU3’ file from the MAC Viper Profile support page on the Martin website to the 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.
  • Page 22: Dmx Protocol

    DMX protocol Applicable when running MAC Viper Profile firmware version: 1.3.0 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...
  • Page 23 Basic 16-bit 16-bit Extended Fade Default Mode Mode DMX Value Percent Function type value Color Wheel Continuous Scroll Open Open → Slot 1 1 - 14 1 - 5 Slot 1 Slot 1 → Slot 2 16 - 29 6 - 11 Slot 2 Slot 2 →...
  • Page 24 49 - 50 No gobo rotation, gobo stops at current position CCW, slow → fast 32896 - 64515 50 - 99 64516 - 65535 No gobo rotation, gobo indexed at 90° Table 1: DMX Protocol MAC Viper Profile User Guide...
  • Page 25 Basic 16-bit 16-bit Extended Fade Default Mode Mode DMX Value Percent Function type value Aerial wheel (wheel 2): gobo selection, indexing, shake, rotation Indexed gobo: set indexed angle on channels 12/13 (16-bit) or 13/14 (16-bit ext.) 0 - 9 0 - 4 Open 10 - 14 4 - 5...
  • Page 26 Prism indexing: set angle on ch. 18 (16-bit) or 19 (16-bit ext.) 139 - 255 54 - 100 Prism rotation: set direction and speed on ch. 18 (16-bit) or 19 (16-bit ext.) Table 1: DMX Protocol MAC Viper Profile User Guide...
  • Page 27 Basic 16-bit 16-bit Extended Fade Default Mode Mode DMX Value Percent Function type value Prism indexing angle, rotation speed and direction If prism indexing is selected on channel 17 (16-bit) or 18 (16-bit ext.): 0 - 255 0 - 100 Indexed angle 0°...
  • Page 28 Store tilt calibration – 5 sec. 245 - 249 96 - 97 Reset all calibration values to factory defaults – 5 sec. 250 - 255 98 - 100 No function Reserved for future use Table 1: DMX Protocol MAC Viper Profile User Guide...
  • Page 29 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 Reserved for future use Table 1: DMX Protocol MSB = Most significant byte LSB = Least significant byte DMX protocol...
  • Page 30: Control Panel Menus

    Control panel menus Applicable when running MAC Viper Profile firmware version 1.3.0. 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 –...
  • Page 31 Menu level 1 Menu level 2 Menu level 3 Menu level 4 Notes (Default settings in bold print) Automatic lamp striking disabled Lamp strikes automatically within 90 AUTO LAMP ON seconds of fixture being powered on Lamp strikes automatically when the fixture receives a DMX signal Lamp can be powered off via DMX DMX LAMP OFF...
  • Page 32 Run test sequence of pan and tilt TEST* TEST PAN/TILT functions. Press Escape button to stop test Run test sequence of all effects. Press TEST EFFECTS Escape button to stop test Table 2: Control menus MAC Viper Profile User Guide...
  • Page 33 Menu level 1 Menu level 2 Menu level 3 Menu level 4 Notes (Default settings in bold print) RESET RESET Click jog wheel to reset fixture LAMP ON/OFF Manually strike/douse lamp STROBE/ 0 - 255 Set shutter/strobe effect (default = 30) SHUTTER DIMMER 0 - 255...
  • Page 34 Table 2: Control menus * Menus marked * are available only when the fixture is connected to mains power. All other menus are available in mains- and battery-powered operation. MAC Viper Profile User Guide...
  • Page 35: Service And Display Messages

    Service and display messages The MAC Viper Profile 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.
  • Page 36: Error Messages

    ** 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 Profile communicates errors as follows: • Error messages flash in the display.
  • Page 37 Short code Long message and explanation CAL DATA Z/F CDZF Valid zoom/focus calibration data not detected in EEPROM. Fixture may be unable to read/write zoom/focus calibration data to EEPROM. COM ERR CMY CECM Communication error between main processor and color mixing circuit. Lamp shut down. COM ERR EFFECT CEEF Communication error between main processor and effects circuit.
  • Page 38 Some part of the system did not startup as expected. This error message is usually followed by SSTO other more descriptive messages. Service intervention required. Fixture control possibly disabled, depending on nature of error. Table 4: Error messages MAC Viper Profile User Guide...
  • Page 39 Short code Long message and explanation TILT ERROR TIER Tilt position electrical indexing circuit timeout. TILT SENSOR ERR TSER Fixture unable to retrieve reliable data from tilt position sensor. UPL ERR CMY UECM Could not upload new firmware to the color mixing system. Error cleared when new firmware is uploaded successfully or power is cycled off and on.
  • Page 40 • Olof Palmes Allé 18 • 8200 Aarhus N • Denmark Tel: +45 8740 0000 • Fax +45 8740 0010...
  • Page 41 MAC Viper™ Profile SAFETY AND INSTALLATION MANUAL...
  • Page 42 The Martin logo, the Martin name and all other trade- marks in this document pertaining to services or products by Martin Professional A/S or its affiliates and subsidiaries are trademarks owned or licensed by Martin Professional A/S or its affiliates or subsidiaries.
  • Page 43 Contents Safety Information ..............4 Introduction .
  • Page 44: Safety Information

    This product presents risks of severe injury or death due to fire and burn hazards, electric shock, lamp explosion and falls. Refer any service operation not described in this manual or in the MAC Viper Profile User Guide to Martin™ Service or an authorized Martin™ Service partner.
  • Page 45 • Do not modify the fixture in any way not described in this manual or the product’s User Guide or install other than genuine Martin™ parts. Do not stick filters, masks or other materials onto any lens or other optical component. Use only accessories approved by Martin™ to mask or modify the light beam.
  • Page 46: Introduction

    Technical Documentation, Martin Professional A/S, Olof Palmes Allé 18, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark. Unpacking The MAC Viper Profile is packaged in either a cardboard box or a flightcase that is designed to protect the product during shipment. The following items are included: •...
  • Page 47: Packing

    Release the tilt lock and allow the fixture to cool before packing it in its flightcase. The anti-shock material in the MAC Viper Profile flightcase is designed to protect the head without the tilt lock applied. Release the tilt lock when transporting the fixture in the flightcase. Leaving the tilt lock applied may cause damage that is not covered by the product warranty.
  • Page 48: Physical Installation

    Warning! The MAC Viper Profile has a powerful pan motor. The torque reaction when the head is panned suddenly can cause the base to move if the fixture is standing unsecured on a surface. Do not apply power to the MAC Viper Profile unless the base is securely fastened to a surface or to rigging hardware.
  • Page 49 M12 bolt (minimum grade 8.8) and Half-coupler Omega clamp rigging clamp attachment bracket lock nut. Figure 3: Martin rigging hardware 3. See Figure 4. Note the position of the arrow on the bottom of the base. The arrow indicates the front of the fixture. FRONT Figure 4: Front of fixture 4.
  • Page 50 9. Check that other lighting fixtures cannot project light at the MAC Viper Profile from a distance of less than 3 m (10 ft.), as intense illumination can damage the MAC Viper Profile’s display.
  • Page 51: Ac Power

    The MAC Viper Profile requires a power input cable with a Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA cable connector for AC mains power input. The cable must meet the requirements listed under “Protection from electric shock”...
  • Page 52 Connecting to an AC mains power source The MAC Viper Profile power cable can be hard-wired to a building installation circuit or fitted with a cord cap (mains plug) to allow connection to local AC mains power outlets. If you install a cord cap (mains plug), install a grounding-type (earthed) plug, following the plug manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 53: Dmx Data Link

    1. Connect the DMX data output from the controller to the MAC Viper Profile’s data input (male XLR) socket. 2. Run the data link from the MAC Viper Profile’s data output (female XLR) socket to the data input of the next fixture.
  • Page 54: Service And Maintenance

    Lok-it discharge lamp. This lamp has a color temperature of 6000 K, a color rendering index greater than 85 and an average service life of 750 hours. Do not use any lamp that is not approved by Martin™ for the MAC Viper Profile.
  • Page 55 Important! The lamp can be a stiff fit in its holder. Twist the lamp base a full 45° clockwise when installing to ensure that the lamp contacts are fully engaged. Replacement lamps are available from Martin™ by ordering P/N 97010346. The clear bulb must be perfectly clean. Do not touch it with your fingers.
  • Page 56 DMX. 4. See Figure 11. Turn the three Torx 20 lamp adjustment screws C, D and E to obtain the most even beam. Figure 11: Lamp adjustment MAC Viper Profile Safety and Installation Guide...
  • Page 57: Access To The Head

    Cleaning schedules for lighting fixtures vary greatly depending on the operating environment. It is therefore impossible to specify precise cleaning intervals for the MAC Viper Profile. Cooling fans suck in airborne dust and smoke particles, and in extreme cases fixtures may require cleaning after surprisingly few hours of operation.
  • Page 58: Replacing The Head Air Filters

    17 and release the tilt lock before reapplying power. Replacing the head air filters There are two disposable air filters in the MAC Viper Profile head. They must be replaced as a pair when they become dirty. The replacement procedure is the same for each air filter: 1.
  • Page 59 Figure 14: Head air filter removal 7. Remove the old air filter element from the filter housing and put the new element into position with the ribs in the element running from top to bottom (in the same direction as the louvers in the filter housing cover) as shown in Figure 15.
  • Page 60: Lubrication

    Lubrication The MAC Viper Profile does not require lubrication under normal circumstances. The slides for the zoom and focus lens cars are lubricated with a long-lasting teflon-based grease that can be reapplied by a Martin service partner if necessary. Replacing optical components Optical components have fragile coatings and are exposed to very high temperatures.
  • Page 61 – and will not be durable. Gobo orientation The orientations shown in Figure 17 are correct in most cases, but consult your Martin dealer or gobo supplier if you are in any doubt about the orientation of a specific gobo type.
  • Page 62 Correct gobo orientation is critical. Read the guidelines in Figure 17 carefully before installing a gobo. The MAC Viper Profile has two rotating gobo wheels: one is supplied with rotating breakup gobos, and one with rotating air FX gobos. Gobos are interchangeable.
  • Page 63 5. See Figure 19. Grasp the goboholder by its teeth and pull it out of its clip to remove it from the wheel. 6. Note that the fused glass Limbo/Crystal gobo is glued into the goboholder and cannot be removed from it. If you need to replace this gobo, you must replace the entire goboholder.
  • Page 64 Replacing a color filter The MAC Viper Profile has eight dichroic color filters. See the MAC Viper Profile User Guide available for download from www.martin.com for names and part numbers. Use only genuine Martin™ color filters. Handle and store filters with care. Wear cotton gloves while handling them and keep them perfectly clean.
  • Page 65 Replacing the FX wheel MAC Viper Profile has a motorized FX wheel that provides gobo animation effects and integrated gobos. See the MAC Viper Profile User Guide available for download from www.martin.com for full details. To replace the FX wheel: 1.
  • Page 66 Figure 25: Projection module removal 6. See Figure 26. Remove the four Torx 10 screws (arrowed) that hold the projection module together and lift up the top part of the module. Figure 26: Opening the projection module MAC Viper Profile Safety and Installation Guide...
  • Page 67 7. See Figure 27. Use a small flat-headed screwdriver to lever the retaining circlip A away from the FX wheel hub to release the wheel. Avoid bending the FX wheel during removal and storage. Figure 27: FX wheel removal and mounting 8.
  • Page 68: Using The Fixture

    Using the fixture Before using the fixture, download and read the latest version of the MAC Viper Profile User Guide from the MAC Viper Profile Product Support page on the Martin website at www.martin.com. The User Guide contains details of: •...
  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    Repair or replace damaged cables. Insert DMX termination plug in data output socket Data link not terminated. of the last MAC Viper Profile on the data link. Fixtures reset correctly but respond erratically or not at all Incorrect addressing of fixtures.
  • Page 70: Specifications

    Protection rating..............IP20 MAC Viper Profile Safety and Installation Guide...
  • Page 71 Martin USB Duo™ USB-DMX Interface Box ........
  • Page 72 MAC Viper Profile™ in cardboard packing case ........
  • Page 76 • Olof Palmes Allé 18 • 8200 Aarhus N • Denmark Tel: +45 8740 0000 • Fax +45 8740 0010...