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ETC & Consoles

Discussion in 'LDI 2010' started by tyler.martin, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. tyler.martin

    tyler.martin Member

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    So ETC... There were rumors on your own forum about a 4th Eos family console making an appearance at the fall tradeshows, so... is there something you are not telling us?
     
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    starksk ETC Technical Support Specialist Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    The funny thing about rumors is that they can't always be trusted to be entirely accurate...

    There is plenty we are not telling... yet. ;)
     
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    when a rumor comes from your product manager, it tends to be trusted :)
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    I don't know anything about your rumor, but I've heard rumors from really well placed people in the past that were completely bogus.

    Martinty, If your rumor is true I'm not sure what the purpose of a 4th console would be. We've got a low middle and high console in the line already. Where does the 4th go? The options are a straight up mover console, but that makes no sense as it would hurt EOS sales. Plus the marketing department would tell you EOS is a mover console. OR something below Element but that would take out Smartfade. I don't see a need for a 4th console. Unless they took a Strand approach of releasing a console with the same software but a different control surface. In which case we could see something like EOS with 64 playback handles. That sort of makes sense. But still seems completely out of line with the direction they've been taking.
     
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    This is all I was wondering about... I havent't put much thought about where it would fit in the family, but all i was doing was wondering, if there is any thing to expect as a surprise at LDI

    Sorry, Link might be in German, google tends to autoconvert all my stuff now...


    The 4th addition to the EOS family - Electronic Theatre Controls
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Well that is interesting. Kirk it looks like Anne let the cat out of the bag on your forums about 6 months ago. Must have gotten delayed a bit as there was no sign of any new consoles.
     
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    I would like a console that has functionallity of an Element, in a size of a smartfade ML. I have never liked the Smartfade line, btw....


    My 2 cents(Sorry for bringing up an old thread..)
     
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    My wish list includes an Element with motorized faders . . .
    I just found out that our theater is getting an element and have been reading about the dificulty of working with the faders using the different selected channel ranges
     
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    To use an exaggerated phrase, that would be like lipstick on a pig...

    Not that the Element is a pig, it's just that motorized faders are not a luxury that the fits into the cost-benefit point of the market that the Element is aimed at. How much would you be willing to add to the cost of the Element to get motorized faders?
     
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    I know the thread is old but, it wasn't that far down on the list so... I thought this was quite funny.

    (Yes, it is from the forum martinty posted)
     

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