# Recent content by sfxGuy

1. ### Recommended Video File Format and Ripping Software for QLab Playback?

Thanks guys! Just wanted to let you know how I made out...Firstly, thanks cpf for the VLC Presenter link. It got me through opening night! It's not as elegant and flexible as QLab, SCS or SFX. But it plays brilliantly. It's biggest draw-back is the inability to choose options (audio...
2. ### Recommended Video File Format and Ripping Software for QLab Playback?

Thanks cpf. I'm told that none of the discs are encrypted/copy-protected. I guess indy filmmakers don't want to pay for it. So VLC might be the answer with your Presenter add-on. I should be able to rip the raw video onto the HDD and play it via VLC. Now I have to simply figure out if...
3. ### Recommended Video File Format and Ripping Software for QLab Playback?

Thanks [email protected] I considered using VLC and doing just what you suggested. I could even build a playlist preshow and simply press play when appropriate during the screening. But my understanding is VLC will only play DVD files not Blu-Ray files :(As for using a video switcher... I...
4. ### Recommended Video File Format and Ripping Software for QLab Playback?

Hi Gang,Happy New Year!Our theater is hosting a short film festival for the second year. Last year I just swapped discs in our Blu-Ray player. The presentation was rather ugly as while swapping discs the B-R player defaults to its home screen and Panasonic is not a sponsor of the festival...
5. ### Wireless RF-COMM Sharing RF-MIC Antennae Distro?

Hi guys...Had a BTR 700 and four beltpacks donated to us; think old and well-used. I believe only two of the beltpacks work. Certainly only two of the batteries hold a charge anymore. It came with no antennae or AA battery sleds.Question: I have some room on the Sennheiser antenna distro...
6. ### What works with e:cue?

I've only ever seen e:cue demonstrated at a trade show. It looked awesome! I would ask what DMX interface your friends are using with e:cue and borrow/rent it. My understanding is that e:cue software only works with the e:cue hardware. That's why the software is a free download: you have to...
7. ### Warranty On Spare Projector Lamps?

@ruinexplorer Hopefully those lamps will wait until I'm out of high school... Nobody I work with right now has that kind of budget! lol

10. ### Where to Purchase new large CRTs?

Thanks, Brad. In other words, it's completely hit or miss and entirely variable from product to product. I thought the digital world was supposed to make our lives better and easier? I'm missing the analog world and I'm only 17. Argh!
11. ### Where to Purchase new large CRTs?

Thanks, Chris15. This is my understanding too... As I am a high school student, I have yet to make friends with anyone in the NYC Pro shops yet. But here's my thinking... Buy a consumer grade digital camcorder with decent low light sensitivity and HDMI out. Run the HDMI to a distro/splitter...
12. ### Where to Purchase new large CRTs?

Hi guys!I've been charged with setting up conductor monitors for actors to see conducting on stage. We don't have a pit at the theater.I know of all the warnings regarding lag when using LCDs. Can I avoid the lag? If not, where can I get 32-34" CRTs? Nobody seems to sell them anymore...
13. ### Help putting playback system together, please?

Thanks, museav.According to the EASE data I was shown, 92% of our 399 seats is covered +/- 3dB with L/C/R/Subs the remaining 2% is +/- 5 db. I've run pink noise through all channels separately and my ears tell me it's reasonably even too.I've been reading manuals for all the Blu-Ray players...
14. ### Help putting playback system together, please?

Thanks, museav. The install company specifically said it's a true L/C/R/Subs install. There are 2 dbx DR260s in the rack. One handles L&R. The other handles C&Subs. Appropriate delay, high pass/low pass and EQ were supposed to be programmed.With both the Venice 320 & 1604VLZ, I was...
15. ### Help putting playback system together, please?

Hi guys,Been lurking around here a little over a year. This is my first real post.I've been working with a community theater for just over two years now. I've designed and/or engineered 11 shows for them. When I first started, all I had was a Mackie 1604 VLZ, a CD player and a...