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Gary Levelius

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  1. G3MP3 Director ports

    Never mind, just read the manual
  2. G3MP3 Director ports

    Using the hardware utility MP3 Tab and the show builder. Also using S4. During the write to SD card option, it asks if it's a G3 director. I checkmark that as it is. Next it asks for the number of ports. Since I run a single network, I select (1). If I remember right, this outputs Network 1 on both jacks. Am I correct? -Gary-
  3. Transferring sequences

    An additional note to what Brian said... make sure the sequence and audio file paths are the same on both computers, normally located under c:\users\username\documents\light-o-rama. If the paths are different, you'll have to go through each sequence and, using the "Media File" option under the Edit menu, point the sequence to the current audio file location. -Gary-
  4. Multiple shows?

    I'm going to be putting on a show at a local park this upcoming Christmas. I'm going to have two different shows, one running on the even hour and the other on the half hour. I know this is possible with a PC running the show, but is something like this possible with the G3 MP3 Director? Everything I'm seeing says no but I want to make sure. -Gary-
  5. Multiple shows?

    That was about the idea I came up with too. 9 shows scheduled four a half hour each would handle the 5:30 to 10:00pm timeframe I was looking at. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Multiple shows?

    But each show can be only for a set period of time, not alternating as I want to do. And it'll almost do it except I need 11-12 shows to cover a 5pm til 10pm time frame.
  7. Multiple shows?

    Both of the MP3 directors (the original and the G3) have the real time clock. That's exactly what I'm trying to do but from looking at the show creation functions of the hardware utility (on the MP3 tab), I appears that only one show can be scheduled per day for a set time frame, which is what I used to do at the fairgrounds. What I need to be able to do is repeat multiple shows, alternating on the half hour (show one on the hour, show 2 on the half hour) and it doesn't appear it'll do it. -Gary-
  8. Hardware Utilitiy and Pixe4

    That's a limitation that DevMike has referred to before and is with the hardware utility. I think he mentioned that the new version (S5, when it comes out) is supposed to have a much better test facility than S4 currently has.
  9. 4 & 8 Pixie controllers VS what software upgrade to?

    Well, hopefully the new firmware will be available soon as will a way to update the bootloader on the Pixie's which is why they couldn't get them to accept updated firmware. Once the Pixies are updated, they can behave just like the CCR ribbons, using all the macro channels available (7 I think). Without the update, you'd program them just as you do normal pixels (3 channels, or 1 RGB channel) per pixel. Resolution would then be set on the Pixie configuration page.
  10. Hardware Utilitiy and Pixe4

    Only way to really test individual channels is to use the Pixel Console, click the CCR/CCP/Pixie radio button, select the unit Id for the port you want to test and use the sliders to manipulate each string.
  11. 4 & 8 Pixie controllers VS what software upgrade to?

    One little side note. The Pixie4, Pixie8 and Pixie16 as they originally shipped (v1.01) will NOT emulate the CCR's as the book says they will. The original software (v1.01) skipped the emulation to enable shipment of the units (time constraints). A new software (firmware) version is in development which will enable ALL the features that the Pixie controllers are designed for. -Gary-
  12. Light Up Ohio 2017

    Tickets ordered and received and hotel reservation made
  13. TABCTL32.OCX Error

    Sounds like the file wasn't registered in the system registry. The upgrade you did fixed the problem by registering that file. This happens from time to time. I had the same thing happen a while back. Another solution would have been to totally uninstall and run the registry wipe utility from LOR which clears out any left over pieces. Sometimes those left over pieces can cause havoc too -Gary-
  14. Pixie Firmware update?

    Just wondering what if anything is known about the upcoming Pixie update and how close it might be to being released? Looking forward to the addition of the CCR emulations. -Gary-
  15. Pixie Firmware update?

    Steve, just a heads up. The problem with loading the new firmware via the hardware utility turned out to be a problem with the bootloader on the chip. The board I'll be getting will be at v1.02 still but with the fixed bootloader. All I have to do is the request the beta software version and upload it to the Pixie with the hardware utility as normal.
  16. Just wondered what the latest time frame is for the firmware updates for the Pixie controllers to handle the macro channels? -Gary-
  17. Pixie software updates for CCR/CCP/CCB macros?

    I just submitted a help ticket. We'll see what happens I'd really love to test out this new version. I have a number of CCR sequences that I could modify to test as many of the macros as possible.
  18. Pixie software updates for CCR/CCP/CCB macros?

    Is there a best way to contact them about this? I sent John a message but when he sees it is anyones guess...:)
  19. Pixie software updates for CCR/CCP/CCB macros?

    I did indeed see that. I have a number of sequences that use the macro channels so I could certainly help. I got nothing else to do this spring
  20. Pixie software updates for CCR/CCP/CCB macros?

    Yeah, most people running 16 strings go with the PixCon16 instead. I wanted the Pixie update to use the CCR macro functions and to be able to run multiple arches on just one controller as well as use any string of pixels the Pixie supports without being limited to the 6803 chipset.
  21. Pixie software updates for CCR/CCP/CCB macros?

    Giving this a bump, hoping for an answer.
  22. Pixie 16D

    In this case, George is right. I also use the same method he does and it works flawlessly. I use these type of connectors where I work and they ALWAYS pinch the wire towards the screw. I have yet to see one that works the other way. If I have questions, I find out from the supplier data sheets as to how they are to be used. The problems you had may have resulted from not enough wire stripped to go far enough into the connector. I always allow a quarter inch and trim if needed. -Gary-
  23. 4amp fuse not enough with 100 nodes

    A possible option is to bring power directly to the nodes and tie only the ground, clock and data lines to the Pixie. You'd need to provide your own fuse (an inline auto fuse holder works well) in this case. -Gary-
  24. 2017 Display!

    Displayed in Edge just fine here. -Gary-
  25. Pixie Firmware update?

    Spring is coming in just two weeks I'm just dying to use the Pixie for ribbon strips. I'd gotten the same time frame and am just getting anxious I guess.