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iPro fom Rosco, is it good?
« on: Aug 28, 2007, 06:40 pm »
Has anyone heard of and/or used an iPro from Rosco? It's a slide projector, but high quality for backgrounds on the cyc and stuff. We were looking into one and I was wondering if it was a good investement for a medium sized theatre. Thanks in advance.

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Re: iPro fom Rosco, is it good?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 28, 2007, 08:10 pm »
Buy a good used projector instead.
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Re: iPro fom Rosco, is it good?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 28, 2007, 08:57 pm »
It's an image projector rather than a slide projector - it slots into a profile lantern and doesn't have its own light source.  I used a couple of them two years ago, and the way I see it they have one major drawback in that you have to use the Rosco slide kits to fit the image into them, and each slide kit can't be re-used, and from memory, they're not cheap.  You also have to run power to the iPro separately from the lantern and there's some fan noise (probably not an issue in a medium-sized venue, but still needs to be taken into consideration).  Yes, they work, but IMHO there are better ways - a Selecon Pacific will take an acetate gobo without an iPro, which to my mind is a much better idea and a much better investment! 

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