Lock programming on ETC eos

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Palms, Oct 11, 2019 at 4:15 AM.

  1. Palms

    Palms Member

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    Hi all,

    I am trying to find a way to lock an ETC eos file so that none of the programming can be altered. I have a SM that is convinced they know what they are doing on the desk but in preshow checks they have managed to alter my fade times twice already.

    Is there a way or is it a macro I have to write for it?

    Any help or advice much appreciated!
     
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  2. sk8rsdad

    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    There is no way to lock the file. There is also no reason to lock it. Eos saves a new version of the file instead of overwriting the existing file. Load an earlier version if somebody makes an unwanted change.
     
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    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Locking the console is easy shift+escape
     
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    College ?
     
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    Amiers Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.

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    Does Equity and IATSE rule in the UK too? Genuinely curious.
     
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    SteveB Well-Known Member

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    As thought, I have seen this request countless times in assorted forums and will suggest to ETC that they offer a change to the Shift +Escape keystroke to allow a Record Lock function. Seems a LOT of schools, where people don't know better, deal with this issue all the time.
     
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    It's fairly normal in smaller equity contracts for the sm to run lights/sound in a simple show.
     
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    Not unknown for houses that are union to let whomever run console, long as there’s a union member alongside or in the Booth. As long as it’s not putting somebody out of work is the concept.
     
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