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    LED SMD strip storage?

    And they're not as durable for second purposes as they used to be. Probably best to just can 'em. Thanks guys.
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    LED SMD strip storage?

    No, not the striplight variety, the flexible surface mounted LED strips. University theatre reuses as much as possible, and I'm basically just cheap frugal with my budget. I'm slowly drowning in spools, bundles, rolls, and wadded masses of LED strips. I try to not remove the backing tape if...
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    Genie Lift seating?

    Similar situation, but we've prepped all the soldering below so we don't have to solder up top. We're running multiple runs of RGB LED tape around a portal, so it's lots of screwing down holder clips and making splice connections. My gut reaction was to say no to the chair, but couldn't really...
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    Genie Lift seating?

    As long as it's not used to gain additional height, is it permissible to put a stool or chair in a Genie bucket AS A SEAT while working?
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    Vintage Lighting Old color puzzle/question

    Well, I may not have kept the swatchbooks, but I found a photo of the gel showing the label. It's not R128. The winner is Roscolux 152.
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    Vintage Lighting Old color puzzle/question

    Here they are, sitting on my 1981 first edition Warfel text. I like that somebody had written 'new' on the Cinemoid book.
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    Vintage Lighting Old color puzzle/question

    Hey Reidly!! The Rosco 108 makes sense for the one labeled G108. It is a sky blue, and frosted thru, like R111. However the other sheet is only frosted on one side of the sheet, not unlike the R121, but paler. I was wondering if there was a Sky Blue Frost at R128 next to the Sky Blue Silk at...
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    Vintage Lighting Old color puzzle/question

    I'm cleaning out my gel drawers and finding some un-identifiable color. So for you history buffs, help! 1.) I know that one is a Roscolux colored diffusion of the R120 range, but in Sky Blue, that's been discontinued. (the student who wanted 2 cuts, cut off the label!! I seem to recall R128?)...
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    Express show merging?

    Thank you all for the ideas. I tried the 'Export to ASCII and editing' routine, but everything I tried, after editing, it took it out of ASCII (.asc), and took it to .txt. After a few attempts I ran out of time and it's fallen to back burner. At this point, Steve's very-roundabout method...
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    Express show merging?

    Currently doing Angels in America in rep on Express 250. Shows were recorded on separate disks. Now, the console is acting up with saving/reading the disks, and we're looking at merging the two Q lists (Pt1 would be Q1-299 and Pt2 is 300-500 kind of thing). I'm not remembering any easy way...
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    Colorsource 20 and cueing movers

    I'm considering the ColorSource 20 for a Dance Studio here (upgrade from the Express). I'm assuming from this thread that it won't do multipart cues like the express used to?
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    Gantom GPlex portable DMX controller opinions

    I just saw that BMI has the DMXcat in stock, and was wondering if anybody had tried it yet. I was also wondering how it wirelessly deals with the possibility of multiple control sources (i.e. some other joker with an iPhone hijacking my control!)?
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    4-pin DMX?

    Now I'm curious, why would it not be compatible with the Forerunner power supply?
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    Single fixture type per DMX run

    One other instance of it being needed: We have some older Martin gear with the data polarity reversed. Separate line with only one custom polarity reverser at the head.
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    Lamp Question - Defective?

    My guess is that the rattle was a previous exploded lamp that was replaced, but not cleaned out of the fixture. As to the lamps, I've not noticed the decreasing amount of filler in the base, I don't use that style much anymore. It's curious. Back a dozen years or so, I was boycotting Sylvania...