I am having a problem because a lot of theater where I work is renting congo kid or junior and they are not with the latest update.
so the files csf file are not read, I have to export in asci cue light.
what is the interest of recording from my computer in csf ? Is there information that is lost in the transfer of one format to another.
Thank you for your return on this subject not very present in the community
What version is your compiuter?
you can't play a V8.2 file on V7.3.1 No lighting console manufacture let you step backwards in versions like that. New versions brings new features and bug fixes that can mess upp your file while going backwards.
As jolsson explained, .CSF files are the show file format for version 8.x files while the .asc (USITT ASCII) file format was used for versions prior to 8.x. If you are going backwards from version 8.x to 7.x, you do indeed need to export as ASCII so the older software can understand your show data. The things that you lose when doing this are your screen layouts and magic sheets as those features changed significantly in version 8.
I work on my computer with cobalt 18.104.22.168. I have some problems with 8.2 (https://community.etcconnect.com/control_consoles/f/cobalt-family/31804/dmx-off-8-2)
so, expect layout screen and magic sheets, I do not lose anything else?
my question is just because when I work in theaters with Congo kid or junior, often cobalt 7.x.x is installed and not 8.x.x
I find new things
with ascii export, I lose delay focus - color - beam ! it's unpleasant