|Name|| Strand SSF
|Description||Strand Lighting Consoles. Used to store a show: Light Cues, Setup, Patch etc. Coupled to console (i.e. hardware) version.|
A summary of the format, focussing on digital preservation concerns.
Strand SSF - have to convert to Ascii, using an unsupported and difficult to find Win 95 application called Showport. As far as I know the source code for that program is long gone.
If Strand hadn't written that before going bankrupt then a lot of people would have lost a lot of data.
List of know preservation issues amd risks that this format can suffer from.
e.g. links to AQuA/SCAPE/Hackathon issues related to this format
Links to places to find out when this format changes.
Cross-references to tools that support this format.