Can we get a way to save a “base” file that acts as a default that cannot be charged/updated without a password. Like a default file. I understand Cobalt has this and EOS users would enjoy it. This would help in multi user light labs and rental venues.
Would love this.
I have a new shows all the times, in the same venue with the same rig. A default play would be nice to have. That can not be over written so easy. (Cobalt’s solution is nice, but need some more options for saving sertings)
bring it to EOS. ;)
It's impossible to change a file. Every time you "Update" your show file, it creates a brand new file which includes a unique timestamp in its name.
Save a file named "Base" & load it when you want to start a new show.
That is true of course. But when we have 12 students in a light lab all working on different files that started out based on the "base: and the "saved as" when they return to the system later after other users they can mistakenly save over the "base:" it can become confusing to them. While we can keep the "base": is a secure place it might be helpful to have a "default file" that cannot be altered without a password. I understand that Cobalt system have this.
I believe this has been on the wish list for many years.
Wow. Could it be very complicated ? Wonder why it’s not been done ?
Because for normal theater you not need?You can create an USB Drive with your default Show, you can create a Netdrive for store your default Show...And you can`t overwrite an existing show.You ever store a new version.So if you can`t overwrite the original Show -you can only delete it- why you must protect this extra?Teach you students give unique names for the file they create and work with.If you store "Base" ever and ever you get also ever and ever the timestamp.And EOS sort them, latest as first.I think that the reason why we can`t rename Showfiles and "move" files in CIA via drag and drop from folder to folder
In a normal theater it is kind of needed. We operate multiple spaces all with "stock files" some of these venues only see a lighting technician once or twice a month while there are many volunteers and clients that come in and operate the lighting consoles. It would clear up a good hour of my day having to walk through a volunteer on how to get to a stock file. While educating them is great. Most of the time they will work one or two shows and then its a new face again.
They call themself "Operator" and have not 5 $ for a USB Drive?Safe last status of own work?Plug in USB Drive, load Base-Show, unplug the USB Drive and if you wanne store the show you work for create an own folder at desk.So YOUR Base-Show on YOUR USB Drive is safe.Why you need a extra password protection...???
Agree with JLahr for all the reasons he mentions. Same with our lab with so many people moving through the system all the time.
If you really want to do this, its actually reasonable simple to achieve.
You just need to rename the file from the windows explorer (which you can get to from the shell on a desk) or trivially on nomads.
If your base file was Base 2019-07-17 11-02-35.esf just change the year in the file name to 2030 and then even if someone saves over the base file it will always open this one as it will be the "latest" as far as EOS is concerned.
That’s an interesting workaround.