Strand SSF

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Name Strand SSF
Description Strand Lighting Consoles. Used to store a show: Light Cues, Setup, Patch etc. Coupled to console (i.e. hardware) version.
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File extension(s) ssf
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Format specification  


A summary of the format, focussing on digital preservation concerns.

Format issues

Issue 1

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.

(From here)

Issue 2

List of know preservation issues amd risks that this format can suffer from.

User Experiences

e.g. links to AQuA/SCAPE/Hackathon issues related to this format

News Feeds

Links to places to find out when this format changes.


Cross-references to tools that support this format.

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