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How to Use grandMA2 mode on grandMA3 like a Rockstar
11 Aug
2020
Written by catwest

How to Use grandMA2 mode on grandMA3 like a Rockstar »

So, you gotta run your MA2 showfile on an MA3 for the first time: I got you. After you watch this, you'll know how to make it look like you've been doing it forever.

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grandma2 Cloning: Clone a Tour to a Festival Rig
28 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

grandma2 Cloning: Clone a Tour to a Festival Rig »

Cat's 8 Steps to a Successful Clone In this video, I'm going to take you through how I clone a touring showfile to a festival rig... start to finish! This is a big clone, but I'll explain it all and show you the types of macros I use. Seriously, this is how I do it every time, and it works for me - every time! If you can clone a full showfile, every other type of cloning is easy!

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grandMA3 Stages, Grouping Fixtures and Filtering in the Patch
7 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

grandMA3 Stages, Grouping Fixtures and Filtering in the Patch »

This time, Joe and I take a look at the new organization of the grandMA3 Patch window. We'll explain Stages, Grouping Fixtures and Filtering. There's some cool new tricks, especially if you're going to be controlling multiple live stages or rooms in one showfile. This video should make navigating your fixture patch a lot easier.

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Whats new in the grandMA3 3D Visualizer? – From MA Lighting’s HUMAN TALK SERIES
15 Jun
2020
Written by catwest

Whats new in the grandMA3 3D Visualizer? – From MA Lighting’s HUMAN TALK SERIES »

We're back on MA Lighting's HuMAn Talk series. Today, we're taking a look at the new functionality of the (now integrated) grandMA 3D software on the MA3.Learn what to do and not do when using it in the desk versus how to set up a dedicated 3D Visualizer computer. You'll also learn where the 3D objects live now. There's even new tips and tricks in 3D, like labels- which we love.

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HuMAn Talk Episode 5 – GDTF and MVR
8 May
2020
Written by catwest

HuMAn Talk Episode 5 – GDTF and MVR »

This week, Joe and I guest again on MA Lighting's HuMAn Talk series. Today, we're explaining what the heck GDTF and MVR are.

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18 Tips to a Cleaner Showfile in 2018
31 Dec
2017
Written by catwest

18 Tips to a Cleaner Showfile in 2018 »

Happy 2018. I thought Iโ€™d try something a little different here and work on a series of videos that will help us make our showfiles a little bit simpler, a little cleaner, a little more efficient. Since its 2018, Iโ€™ve put together 18 video tutorials to us do just that.

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Timecode for Hog- Video Tutorial
17 Mar
2015
Written by catwest

Timecode for Hog- Video Tutorial »

The setup for incoming timecode on Hog4 differs slightly depending upon whether you are using Midi or LTC. I'll show you both setups and also how to set your cuelists to timecode using the built in Simulation tool.

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SMPTE Timecode on GrandMA2
10 Mar
2015
Written by catwest

SMPTE Timecode on GrandMA2 »

Triggering your cues via SMPTE timecode is actually a lot easier than most people think.

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An Intro to Timecode on Tour
9 Mar
2015
Written by catwest

An Intro to Timecode on Tour »

Timecode can be used for corporate events, tv, film, theme parks, etc. For this post, I'm going to use it's applications in the concert touring industry as an example. The ideas are the same, so if you understand the application, you can implement it elsewhere.

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