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Pros & Cons: CineQ 24 Aug 2001 20:07 #21026

I know most of you (if not all), really dislike CineQ automations. Why? Are there any good things about it?
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Re: Pros & Cons: CineQ 25 Aug 2001 15:56 #21027

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Andrew,

Your stuck in a rut. What type of automation you use is perhaps the least important aspect of running a theatre. I have three automations from Strong that I know nothing about. They work, so I don't think about them.

You need to become obsessesed with the things that matter, like sound and what kind of projector heads you want. Suprisingly enough, many small theatres don't use any kind of automation at all.

I have a friend with 200 prints in his collection. He probably watches a couple a week. He has a projector set up so it can handle 6,000 foot reels with an automatic changeover. But does he ever use it, no! He always uses 2,000 foot reels with manual changeovers because he is in love with the process of presenting film.
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Re: Pros & Cons: CineQ 25 Aug 2001 19:01 #21028

I know what kind of equipment I want, I just wanted to know why people hate it so much.

In the far future, when I have a theatre, I'll have Strong Highlight II consoles, Simplex Millenium Projectors, Strong platters, DTS-6D sound systems, Kodak slide projectors and CineQ automations.

As I said above, I just want to know why everyone I talk to hates CineQ.
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Re: Pros & Cons: CineQ 27 Aug 2001 16:03 #21029

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Andrew said: "I know most of you (if not all), really dislike CineQ automations."

I haven't seen anything that supports YOUR opinion on this. Please base your postings on actual experience.



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Re: Pros & Cons: CineQ 28 Aug 2001 16:57 #21030

I just got that idea from Film-Tech when I use to post about it.
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Re: Pros & Cons: CineQ 01 Sep 2001 19:14 #21031

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We only have automation on one of three screens and I never feel safe with it even though it has never screwed up in 4 years. We have never dared to start the show remotely: what if it screwed up! Our projies are there when it auto cranks. It is really nice when the lights start to come up in a very slow fade as the credits roll. As long as they work: fine. I don't even know what the name of it is.

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