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EOS -> ASCII Conversion (-> Strand 500 series)

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hum_scum_dave posted on 05-26-2009 6:34 AM

Hi...I don't recall a conversation about this, and couldn't find one in search, so:

I'm currently trying to convert a show from EOS to Strand, via USITT ASCII and Showport. I've done this successfully in the past, but this time I had a lot of errors thrown up by Showport. When I looked in the text file, there were an awful lot of strange intensity values. I've tried converting the file as-is (with a lot of movers), and repatching the movers to generics.

I'm doing the conversion using the offline editor (v1.4.5.9.0.5)

Any ideas why? And more to the point - any ideas how I sort it? (I could delete all these values manually from the text file, but there are quite a few cues!)

Example:

Cue 1

   Part  1
   $$Text hl out
   Up 8
   Down 8
   $$TimePosition 8
   $$TimeColor 8
   $$TimeGraphic 8
   $$ChanMove  801@0 802@0 803@0 804@0 805@0 806@0 807@0 808@0 809@0 810@0
   $$ChanMove  811@0 812@0
   Chan  43@10
   $$Param  801 1@0
   $$Param  802 1@0
   $$Param  803 1@0
   $$Param  804 1@0
   $$Param  805 1@0
   $$Param  806 1@0
   $$Param  807 1@0
   $$Param  808 1@0
   $$Param  809 1@0
   $$Param  810 1@0
   $$Param  811 1@0
   $$Param  812 1@0
 
   Part  2
   $$Text b/o
   Up 8 4
   Down 8 4
   $$TimePosition 8 4
   $$TimeColor 8 4
   $$TimeGraphic 8 4
   $$ChanMove  43@0 201@0 204@0 223@0 233@0 240@0 251@0
   Chan  2@126824776 3@5577 4@126853090 5@3932160 6@6619211 7@6422649
   Chan  8@6357103 9@6553714 10@655422 11@3932169 12@7274578 13@4063351
   Chan  14@589834 15@3932169 16@6619211 17@4063353 18@589834 19@589833
   Chan  20@5439548 21@6357108 22@6619252 23@5111840 24@7143521 25@3997797
   Chan  26@4522018 27@6488179 28@2097186 29@6488129 30@6881396 31@7209071
   Chan  32@2228285 33@2228280 34@3080224 35@655422 36@589833 37@3080252
   Chan  38@6619211 39@4063353 40@589834 41@3932169 42@6619211 43@0 44@589834
   Chan  45@589833 46@5439548 47@6357108 48@6619252 49@5111840 50@7143521
   Chan  51@3997797 52@6291490 53@2097186 54@4063279 55@589834 56@589833
   Chan  57@5439548 58@6357108 59@6619252 60@5111840 61@7143521 62@3997797
   Chan  63@8257570 64@2097186 65@4063279 66@589834 67@589833 68@5439548
   Chan  69@6357108 70@6619252 71@5111840 72@7143521 73@3997797 74@6291490 <and so on>

I should point out that channels 8,9,10,18,19,20,25-30,35-40,49-50 don't exist at all......!

Thanks for any help (or pointing out any posts I was too blind to find!)

Dave

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Hi Dave,

There are two things going on here, I believe.  The first is that the versions of Showport that I have seen do not handle manufacturer-specific data (anything that starts with "$$"), and may error out if in the file.  We have added an export option in Eos version 1.5 which turns off these entries for the conversion programs that don't handle them.

The second problem is that the channel levels can get confused under certain circumstances, and can print erroneous levels - this bug has been fixed in 1.5.

Once version 1.5 is released, this should work for you, but if you need the file now, you can email your Eos show to me at  eos@etcconnect.com, and I will create an export show for you to try.  Mark the email "Attention: Ann Foster", so I get it asap. 

Ann

Ann Foster

Senior Software Engineer II / Eos Team Lead

Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.

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