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Please add Write to SD card from Show Editor

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So, I have a u MP3g3 mini-director, which is great....but, I have to use either the Simple Show Builder or the HWU to write my sequences to the SD card.  Both of these applications are extremely weak for building a show.  Neither lets you save a show to come back and edit it later - you have to build a show from scratch each time.  Also, they don't let you add the same sequence multiple times, such as a voice-over announcement.  Why not let us use the Show Editor, as well, to write to the SD Card.  I feel like we are being punished for purchasing this extra hardware from you to run our show.  Time to update across the board.

 

Thanks.

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Aaaarggghhhh...and now, as I come close to the season, I realize I can't run a Background sequence or concurrent Animation Sequences...wish I would have known this before I got the mini-director...now, it is basically useless to me...wasted money.

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When I have clients who want background and/or concurrent animation with the directors, I just add to the sequences that are already running.

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MP3 directors can not run background sequences/etc like a COMPUTER can.  Computers running a show have much more flexibility and many more options than running from a director, and so you'll never get the ability to write SD cards from the Schedule or Show editors.

 

You are correct however that there is no way to edit a show once it is placed on an SD card.  I'm currently working on that for a future release.

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Arg.  I was hoping this wasn't true!  I just reprogrammed an entire show today and once it began running I discovered an error in the order - I was hoping I could just open and edit it - but it looks like I have to recreate the whole thing.  Arg!!!

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I agree that you can't save a show from Hardware utility is a big pain. I just leave the hardware utility open with the show schedule until I am sure I am done. You can write multiple times. Also you can add a sequence multiple times to HU I use that feature for my Halloween sequences.

Editing an SD would have limited benefits unless it updated from the sequences from disk which the SD probably does not include a source path. A better option would be to save and name a show with all of the options including network settings from HU. Simple show builder lacks all of the network options needed for setting network speeds or enhanced protocol.

I vote for save a show including network and advanced settings from HU. It will need to update the show from the source not just write the exact same show again.

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In MHO the show editor is a GREAT tool if you are running from a computer but it could use some tweaking.  Like maybe being able to run show #1 on Monday and Show #2 on Tuesday and so on since there is already a calendar function. I have the G3-MP3 Director and I have to change cards every day to change shows.... Dev Mike I am throwing rocks at you like George does..... You got a great product, and I am sure you are working on a ton of ways to make it even better.  But if we do not voice ideas you have no idea on what is a priority for the customer.  Keep up the wonderful job you are doing. 

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