CreamOS Effects List

Effects Off

This is the default setting and will turn off any effects.

CreamOS Effects List - No Effect

Candle & Fire

Realistic candle are firelight effect with control over preset, intensity, speed and colour.

CreamOS Effects List - Candle & Fire

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

PRESET

1-8

Choose from presets that closely mimic various fire effects. 1 Custom / 2 Calm Candle / 3 Windy Candle / 4 Fireplace / 5 Campfire / 6 Bonfire / 7 Inferno / 8 Gas Fire

INTENSITY

0-100%

Intensity of effect (amount brightness can vary by)

SPEED

0-100%

Speed that the effect will flicker

COLOUR

1400-5600k / Custom

The colour temperature of the effect. If set to Custom, can use any colour set in Colour Mode screen.

Emergency

Emergency lights such as police and ambulance with control over preset, colour, flashes, speed and pause time.

CreamOS Effects List - Emergency

SETTING RANGE DESCRIPTION

PRESET

1-14

Choose from presets that will save time for setting up. If set to Custom, can use any colour set in Colour Mode screen.

COLOUR

1-13

Preset colours used for the effect

FLASHES

1-20

Number of flashes of each colour

SPEED

0-100%

Speed of the effect

PAUSE TIME

0-2000ms

Pause duration between each flash

Television

Changes CCT and green/magenta to simulate light cast by TV screen, with control over speed, dynamic range and CCT.

CreamOS Effects List - Television

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

SPEED

0-100%

Speed of effect

DYNAMIC RANGE

0-100%

Dynamic range of effect (amount brightness can vary by)

CCT

2200-10000k

Base CCT for the effect

Party

Dynamic colour changing party lights with control over palette, speed, transition type and transition speed.

CreamOS Effects List - Party

SETTING RANGE DESCRIPTION

PALETTE

1-9

Choose colour palette from the following PRIMARY 6 / PRIMARY 12 / PRIMARY 24 / WARM / COOL / WARM & COOL /  PASTEL / PURPLE RAIN / ULTRAVIOLET

SPEED

0-100%

Speed of the effect

TRANSITION

1-3

Change the way the effect will transition between colours

TRANSITION SPEED

0-100%

Speed of the transition

Pulse

Pulse of light fading in and out with control of frequency and pulse speed.

CreamOS Effects List - Pulse

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

FREQUENCY

0-100%

How often the effect will display 

PULSE SPEED

0-100%

The speed the pulse effect

Paparazzi

Random camera flash-bulb effect with control of speed, decay speed and CCT.

CreamOS Effects List - Paparazzi

SETTING RANGE DESCRIPTION

SPEED

0-100%

Speed of the effect (interval between flashes)

DECAY SPEED

0-100%

How quickly the flash fades

CCT

1700-15000k / Custom

Base CCT for the effect

Colour Cycle

Cycle through the spectrum of saturated colours with control over speed.

CreamOS Effects List - Colour Cycle

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

SPEED

0-100%

The speed the colour cycling

Strobe

Strobe effect with control over frequency, brightness & duty cycle.

CreamOS Effects List - Strobe

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

FREQUENCY

0.1-50Hz

Frequency of strobe effect

DUTY CYCLE

1-99%

The ratio between light OFF and ON times

Random

Create a random pattern of flashes with control over frequency, length & variation.

CreamOS Effects List - Random

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

FREQUENCY

0.05-5.0Hz

Frequency of random effect

LENGTH

2-200ms

Maximum length of any flash

VARIATION

0-100%

The amount of variation allowed from the effect

Dual Level

Set two different light levels and instantly switch between then using Flash button, DMX or external trigger signal.

CreamOS Effects List - Dual Level

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

FLASH LEVEL

0-100%

Light output when FLASH button pressed on the control panel

Sync Flash

Used to create flashes of a defined duration, similar to a Studio Strobe light. A modelling level can also be set. The flash can be triggered by pressing the Flash button, DMX or by an external trigger signal such as a camera hot shoe.

CreamOS Effects List - Sync Flash

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

FLASH LEVEL

0-100%

Light output when FLASH triggered

FLASH TIME

1/5000th - 1/5th sec

Duration the light is flashed ON for

Flash Frames

Use this mode to create flashes tightly synchronised to the camera shutter. Must be used in conjunction with a sync source such as Creamsource FlashBandit, or Genlock output of camera.

The duration of the flash ON and OFF is specified in Frames - e.g. Flash 1 frame ON, followed by 3 frames OFF, repeat. The Frame Offset is useful if using this effect with multiple fixtures, so they can respond to different frames. 

CreamOS Effects List - Flash Frames

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

OFF LEVEL

0-100%

Brightness for the OFF frames

FRAMES ON

1-255

No. of frames to flash ON

FRAMES OFF

1-255

No. of frames to flash OFF

OFFSET

0-255

No. of frames to offset the sequence by, from first frame received

Calibrate Sync

This is a special mode used for calibrating the light to an external sync source, such as the FlashBandit sync box. It is used to make sure the camera shutter and Vortex8 are synchronised, to prevent the flash-banding effects when shooting on a CMOS sensor camera or when using frame synchronised effects such as Flash Frames.

CreamOS Effects List - Calibrate Sync

SETTING

RANGE

DESCRIPTION

SYNC PHASE

0-360

Change the phase offset of the camera sync input.  Adjust until the flashing light cannot be seen in the camera monitor.

Ensure that you setup a camera sync signal that is connected to the Accessory port. See Camera Sync for a more detailed process of this setup.