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  • JLCooper MCS3000+Spectrum

  • Holger Hessinger

    December 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Now that the Eclipse is officially supported…

    Is there a way to use my JLCooper MCS3000+Spectrum with Resolve.
    I currently run it with Apple Color via Ethernet.
    Will I have to install the USB Interface for the MCS3000.


  • Holger Hessinger

    January 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    OK, found out myself.
    Got it to work via Ethernet, so no card switching to usb-Interface.
    Good amount of controls.
    I like it!

    Holger Hessinger

  • Christopher Tay

    January 7, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Oh…didn’t know the MCS Spectrum works with Resolve.

    Does it work well ?


  • Holger Hessinger

    January 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Officially it´s the JLCooper Eclipse CX which is supported.
    The Spectrum in combination with the MCS-3000 and an ethernet interface is “technically” the same beside the housing and the touch of the Buttons,balls,rings etc.

    It works very well with Resolve. I can´t directly compare it to the wave
    functionwise, ´cause i´ve no experience with it, but I tried out the wave at IBC last year and all I can say from first impression is that I´m very thankful for the JLCooper Support of DaVinci.

    I´ve been using it for the last years with Apple Color and before that with FinalTouch. The layout of the functions is totally different now
    (as are the functions) and i have to get used to it!

    Maybe I´ll try to remap some keys with the JLCooper Software.

  • Marco Mauti

    January 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Holger
    I try my MCS-3000+ spectrum but work only the MCS 3000
    in the spectrum display I can see the led display but dont work anything
    Can you help me
    sorry for my english

  • Holger Hessinger

    January 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Marco,

    Is this a new installation or did it already work with Color?

    If you´re new to the Spectrum here´s the way to make it work:
    You have to power up the Spectrum first, wait a few seconds until you see:
    “JLCooper Electr……..etc”.
    Then you power up the MCS3000. Watch the display.
    If it reads”MCS-3000 Spectrum found” you can use the Spectrum.
    If it doesn´t check the small cable between the MCS3000 and the Spectrum.

    The MCS3000 is the one which “communicates” with DaVinci via ethernet.
    The Spectrum is just an expansion to it.

    Hope that helps,

  • Marco Mauti

    January 12, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    now it works
    I switched on both at same time
    thank you very much

  • Nodari Nozadze

    January 15, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Dear Holger, i know this post is 10 years old, but by any chance if you still use this panels can you help me as well, I have just bought it as the ebay listing mentioned it was compatable with resolve, but I can’t communicate the unit with the resolve, I am running version 16, I have a crossover network cable connected to mcs 3000 and imac, the listing said that it was pulled from a working system but I am not sure and there is not much info about this ancient panel on the internet.


  • Holger Hessinger

    February 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Hi Nodari,

    Sorry for the delay! Switch to JLCooper Eclipse CX in System Preferences/Control Panels and make sure that the IP and Port Number matches that of your MCS3000.

    To see/change the IP and Port Number do the following

    From the manual:

    Turn on the MCS-3000 and wait for the unit to be powered up.

    Hold down the SHIFT and ASSIGN/UTILITY buttons simultaneously

    The current IP Address settings will be shown in the display.

    Type in the IP Address using the numerical pad, then press ENTER to accept and continue. Example

    Type in the Gateway using the numerical pad, then press ENTER to accept and continue. (Not Necessary)

    Type in the Mask using the numerical pad, then press ENTER to accept and continue. Example

    Type in the Port number using the numerical pad, then press ENTER to accept and continue. Example 10001(make sure its not a common portthat is useable by another protocol)

    <i class=””>Power down the unit, then power up the MCS-Spectrum, then the MCS-3000

    And here the Link to the manual:

    I still have 2 MCS3000/Spectrum units and they do fine with Resolve.

    BTW here is the mapping of the functions on the eclipse panel which are identical to the spectrum:



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