So I've been working on a small one-act at my school. I've recorded the cues on a Smartfade ML. I now have access to a first-gen Element with the latest firmware and fixture updates, which I would rather use to run the show, over our Smartfade. Is there a way I could take the show file and convert it to an ESF? I already have the ASC on my computer.
I can't speak to the Smartfade side of things. But Element had an ASCII import. File>Import>USITT ASCII>Custom Fixtures
In case you've not realised it you can download etc Nomads onto your PC and set it as an Element and try this out at home first and then save the show file and load it on the actual Element at the venue having tidied it up off line.
I've tried this, and there's nothing in the cue list.
Are you able to post the file on here so someone can look at it and see if its importable
You might have to zip the file to get it posted here. A Dropbox link (or similar) also works
Here's the show file: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k2AEfmgIUBVBgk1bvXxanRwCvX-Azob4/view?usp=sharing
"Show import from Obsession, Express, Expression®, Emphasis®, Congo®, Cobalt®, Grand MA1, Grand MA2, Safari and Strand 500/300 Series" From the Element 2 Datasheet. Say nothing about SmartFade
I think if with a text editor you edit the line that says
and change it to
It will work - at least it seemed to for me,
That line is supposed to specify the file format
That worked for me.
It worked! Thank you.
Just checked the spec for USITT ASC and it looks like smartfade was incorrect to send 3.0 as the ident.
The spec says
The IDENT keyword identifies the version of this specification used to create the data stream. The IDENT
keyword data field shall be composed of two integer parts separated by a colon(ASCII3Ahex). Both parts shall be processed as integer values (as described in Section 7.2).
So as smartfade is not in active development anyone trying to import a file into EOS will need to change the 3.0 to 3:0 to match the standard. (obviously might be fixed on a different version to the one in these posts)