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About jwblazek

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  • Birthday 10/31/1952

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    Morgan Hill California
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    Director of Operations

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    Woodworking, boating, classic & muscle cars
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  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas of course !

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  1. Combination of both. Some copying when song lyrics allow, otherwise sync'd in SE. I always use 50 ms grid for timing. This seems like a common issue / opportunity for many. Surprised no one has come up with some easy SW to do this
  2. Ran it thru Audacity and changed sampling to 128Kbs
  3. Just completed lip syncing of 4 singing trees using S4, latest version. Made certain to change sampling rate to 128Kbs. First 17 seconds or so is good and then gets out of sequence.
  4. I use Rapidresizer. I see now there versions are on line only, Rapidresizer.com, but allows you to scale to very large sizes over multiple sheets of paper
  5. Yeah, looking at that route, but you are far faster than I JR. With singing trees, singing bulbs, multiple RGB arches and all the other props, it will take me week. By the way, excellent ceativity on the Red Baron and the inflatables !!! May want to consider what I do, a little rewiring and turn off the inflatable lights
  6. Never too early, planning sequences and layout for 2019 already. Had several requests this year to do Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt. I usually like to buy the CCR / CCB 16 string tree and build the rest of my display ( RGB arches, singing trees singing bulbs etc.) from it. Haven't been able to source / located that artist sequenced to CC yet, any ideas?
  7. Had some time before the partying started yesterday so tried doing only saves, and problem persisted. For the final show of the year, I had multiple shows to play at different times and rathe than struggling with Show on Demand, used the scheduler and all worked fine. I did try on last time around 2AM to do a show on demand, and same problem. Definitely a strange one I have not seen before and so elusive in attempting to fix
  8. Show just won't launch on first try. If I hit Show on Demand again, its fine. It also works with scheduler, but I prefer show on demand . It seems to work more reliably if I hit start as soon as possible rather than setting a time, so I do not believe it is a Save As issue, but Thanks JR
  9. Season is almost over, and probably should have used show scheduler, but opted to use Show on Demand. Works, sort of. I enter the time to start and the time to stop and hit OK. The CP shows Schedule Loaded, Initializing LOR Networks, LOR Networks Initialized, Request for show on demand received and Show Player Initialized. I would have thought at this point LOR was happy and would start the show at the time I selected. But it does not. Nothing happens, no additional messages as the time comes and goes. I need to repeat the Show on Demand request again. Any ideas? And why would background start shortly after the main show? I would have expected it start first, but it starts in the exact same place, about 7 seconds into the main musical show. Background in my case are some static house, fence and tree outlines
  10. Very valid point "TheDucks". Mine used to have the lights on the same cord but I separated the lights from the motor so I could still sync the inflatable lights to the music
  11. I have used my controllers to run inflatables for Christmas and Halloween. One change I make is in the Hardware Utility, change the channel function from LOR Standard to ON/OFF only. Been running this way for many years without an issue
  12. Rebuilt LID files, remerged and then added to sequence, works fine now
  13. Ignoring the file directory & file names, <placed in < >, anyone know what this error means? Error with Sequence [Cannot read blob from intensity file <file name is here>blob length 150 at offset 40759212;read 84 bytes <then rest of file directory stuff> Never saw this one before Guess I'll try rebuilding the Intensity file. It is merged with another one as I have 2 props using SS for this particular sequence. Other sequences using these props work fine Hope its not my disk. Shows wouldn't start tonight so for heck of it looked at show name. There was a +6 after the .LSS so LOR couldn't find it I guess. Interesting, I ran Verifier as I have another issue trying to cope with, some background lights go off on occasion or start late. Already verified, manually and with verifier, that the background channels are not in any other sequences Happy Lighting !! John
  14. Having a real tough time trying to video tape (using a SLR) my display this year. Either blurry, over or underexposed and particular, the RED LED's blurring Have already disabled auto focus, using a WB of outdoor and using a tri pod Suggestion?
  15. Taking a lot longer than normal. Added 4 CCB strings to my mega (16 now) along with a new RGB star for the top and 4 singing C9 Bulbs. Work has been hampered by the smoke from the CampFire in No Cal and then the last several days of much needed rain. So for the heck of it this year, actually tracked my time and have just over 43 hours in it so far, not including sequence modifications for the new props. Estimating I have about 6 hours left, so total time will be close to 50 hours
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