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Old 02-15-2017, 02:40 AM
Gregor B. Gregor B. is offline
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Default Joystick S5-MC

Dear All,

The joysticks on both my System5-MCs are troublesome for me. Everytime I want to use one of them I need to use a two button combo and select 'use attentioned track' in order for me to then attention a track and pan it. After few other commands on the 5-MC, it will have forgotten about this setup and the joystick will be inactive. Everytime I want to resume working with it, I will need to select 'use attentioned track' and attention a track. The default for joysticks is to pan 'None' and obviously the default should be 'use attentionsd track' instead. Its pretty bizarre. This bug is as old as the console itself. Will it ever be fixed?

Best, Gregor
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: Joystick S5-MC

If you set it to use attention it should stay that way (I think)
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:03 PM
Gregor B. Gregor B. is offline
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Thx for the reply eddy!
No unfortunately it doesnt stay that way. Instead it loses this preference virtually after every other command I pursue on the console. Meaning, if I pan a lot on a movie I will do this 30 or 40 times a day:
- push attention+upper button next to joystick
- change preference from 'none' to 'use attentioned track'
- attention desired track and pan

What is the preference 'none' for? Why would I ever want to pan 'nothing'? It seems illogical to me. The system 5-MC is a very well made and expensive console, tbh I'm quite baffled by how poorly the joysticks are implemented.

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