A SnapShot stores console settings for recall at a later date. S5 Fusion supports 240 SnapShots per Title. The operator can choose which parameters to include in a SnapShot. For example, a SnapShot may include every setting on all channels, a single channel, or just the EQ or pan settings on a single channel. SnapShots can be named and can also be modified. When a Title is stored the state of the console is stored in that Title so when it loads it brings back all console settings.
As S5 Fusion is a fully digital console, it has been designed with Total Automation in mind. Almost all parameters on the console may be dynamically automated to timecode including faders, EQ, pans, Aux sends, dynamics, processor in/out and fader On/Off.
The faders are motorized and touch-sensitive, as are the knobs, which (with their unique illuminated displays) show automation moves as they playback, with dedicated LEDs showing automation status. Each switch that can be automated has its own automation punch key.
In the center of the console are a set of dedicated automation keys. These are used to select objects for inclusion into the automation and for selecting the object status. Automation may be written in small sections, which is more normal for post work, or can be written as continuous moves throughout the length of the Title.
Isolate - Object behaves manually.
Read - Object plays back automated move. When playing back an automated move in READ the engineer can manually override the control or fader by simply touching and moving the control - nothing is written but the manual moves will be heard.
Write Absolute - moves are recorded.
Write Trim - trim moves can be written on top of an existing move.
Auto Glide - This is a punch out mode for a soft ramped change between the level at punch out and the underlying level. Glide time can be user set.
Automation Performance Control
Several modes are available to modify the main automation status: