Hey guys! First time posting here on the Martin forums, although I've been browsing the the forums for quite a while!
We recently installed some moving heads (Martin RUSH MH5's) in our church and are just now getting used to the basics of them, such as programming presets and movements for them. We use a Martin M1 console.
We originally wanted to have two of the lights follow a speaker (two lights are mounted on a truss far out from the stage, while the speaker moves left/right across the stage.) Controlling both lights with Pan/Tilt doesn't work because the lights only are lined up at one point, and if we adjust the pan the beams don't line up on the speaker anymore - one will veer too far left or too far right.
So far we've only been using one light, which is working great, except for the fact that it does cast shadows on the other side of the speaker (the side that isn't lit up.) Our photographers have said that the light has greatly improved photography and the speaker is overall very well lit compared to before (we didn't have any lights directly on the speaker, because the speaker always moves around.) However, we would like to use both lights as possible.
We tried recording multiple pan tilt positions (so that the lights are overlapping each other as the move across the stage and don't veer off) into a cuelist, but we were only able to get the lights to move to the positions that they were recorded to (in other words, we couldn't "Blend" the recorded positions and get something in between left stage and center stage), and we were only able to cycle through the positions, instead of being able to go back and forth (in other words, the cuelist would go position 1 -> position 2 -> position 3 -> position 4, and from the beginning again, instead of being able to chose between going backwards or forwards.)
Would Q-Blenders be of any help with this dilemma? Or are we trying to tackle this problem incorrectly. I realize that it might be hard to visualize exactly what our situation is or what we tried to do, so if you have any questions please ask and we'll try to explain in further details our situation, if it doesn't make sense:)