I currently am running a show on a GrandMA1 light.
Recently the theatre purchased a GrandMA3 compact XT.
So now I am trying to convert the showfile so I can run the show on the new board. The original thinking was "Well, the MA1 file can be upgraded to a 2 using the conversion program supplied online by MA. Then the MA3 can be run in 2 mode and read the converted show file." But the more I am looking into this, the less likely it is looking. But I wanted to reach out to those who would know more than I to see if there are possibilities.
The file from the 1 light has been converted to a 2 through the MA online software. And my understanding is that this should bring it to version [2.9.1]. So where should I go from here? How many offline editors will I have to go through in order to get this to work, if I can at all? From what I've gathered, the MA2 software running on the 3 is version [126.96.36.199]. Am I out of luck trying to make this upgrade happen? Am I going to have to start from scratch?
From the research I've been doing, it looks like I might be able to go through the process of upgrading the showfile by opening and re-saving it through offline editors. But looking at the MA website, I don't even see an offline editor that will open my current converted MA2 file since the version is so old.
On the MA 2 forum where I posted this question, someone answered that the MA3 could be set so that the outputs will act as inputs instead and could record the show as I run it on the 1 Light. Any advice on how to go about this? I think that is beyond my knowledge of the board.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.