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Hi Everyone,

 Im going from 32 ch to 80ch. There are some sequences Id like to save parts of on a particular song.  I know I can copy my timing(although I don't remember how I did it), but is there some way to import my old channel assignments to my new ones. I hope that even makes sense. If not let me know and Ill try to clarify...Thanks, Shaun

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Thanks, but I changed the order of my channels. However, you did point me in the right direction. I had to make a 2nd copy and import the timings but then I have to go channel by channel and copy paste them.Thanks for the help

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I find that every year I've changed some part of my show. With every new year I get my new channel config done then just do a channel by channel move. I know that this is teadeous but I find that I get it right on the first try. First moving all my timings then moving each channel.

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I often recycle my shows, and unfortunately i always add things.  What i did last time seemed to work really well.


1. Open a new sequence and the old sequence together.

2. With both windows open, put the old on on top and the new one on the bottom.

3. At the very first timing mark, turn it on.  This way you can keep track of what you cut and paste to the new sequence.

4. Copy the entire channel line, eg Deer 1 to the end of that line - horizontally.  Do a control-X - this cuts the line.

5. Do a control-V this pastes that line in the new sequence.

6. Repeat for the remainder of the sequence, until all the old is now in the new.

7. Save the new sequence as name - year.   This will not over-write the original sequence.

8. Change the first timing mark to the original setting.  Refer to your original sequence settings.


This way you can keep track of what you pasted into the new sequence and you really don't have to line up the channels two to match exactly.  When done do not save the old sequence.  This way you always have the old one to compare.  I never delete any old sequences so I can refer to them at another time.



Hope this helps some out there.....

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