necro post.The Source Fours are the most applicable fixture for using a scroller on. However, one word of caution, be sure to choose one company to get your scrollers and gel strings from and insure that when you swap out gel strings, all of the new gel strings have the colors in the same sequence from on string to another, other wise you could be in for a mess when you go to program a cue when you want a certain color wash. The two scrollers that I would recommend are the Wybron CXI and the Apollo Smart Color. If your school is willing to put some more money on equipment, try getting some Sea Changer Color Engines for the ETC Source Fours. The Sea Changer is a dichroic color mixing system that uses a hexachromic mixing system with CMYxG. This allows for a color palette with much richer colors and more vibrant light tones.
If you are going to spend what it would cost to get Chroma-Q's, you might as well buy Apollo SmartColor scrollers. They are quieter, lighter, more durable, easier to maintain, and easer to load. The gel strings are cheaper too. Also, for the same price as a Chroma-Q you can get the SmartColor 7.5 with universal mounting plate that will fit any fixture with up to a 10"x10" color frame holder.You can find scrollers for any light practicly. I would look at Chroma Q:
I have used these and the seem to work the best.
Wow, I have never had my Chroma-Qs lose their calibration, but they love to rip the little metal hooks off the end of the gel strings every week or so during their power-on-claibration sequence.
That's always fun, too. I think that we just got a bad batch, and they're not the newest model, either. And they're bulkier.
Its not an insult, its just informing people that this was a dead thread and its now brought back to life. Essentially saying, the OP is long gone and odds are whatever they are asking has been taking care of years back. Essentially, we are sitting hear squabbling over nothing. Like the other thread you brought back that discussed lighting consoles, the OP posted in 2003. You were recommending he buy the smartfade, odds are he bought something 4 years ago. When he was looking at consoles, the 300 and 500 series from strand was top of the line, the hog 3 didn't exist, and ETC hadn't had out a new console for a good amount of time. Its annoying to type a huge response and then find out that the person you are trying to help has not been on the site in over 6 months. If you are going to necro post, please say something in the beginning that states that this is an old thread.Is that a complement or insult?