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  1. That's great and I use that but it is useless for bring in a stand alone sequence into a large file.I can make the placeholders in the master file and then copy the channels. No different than copying a channel into a new track....
  2. OK, since there is no clean way to merge sequences, would it be possible to select a channel's properties from one sequence and copy that channel's properties into and then paste it into a second sequence? That means copying the Channel Name, Color, Device Type, Network, Unit, and Circuit? At least that would help speed up things rather than having to manually set each value which is painfully slow. I would even be OK with adding the devices/channels in the new sequence and then be able to just copy the channel name and color. Just a thought. Greg
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    Channel Configuration Woes

    Has there been any updates to this problem over the last 3 years? I created a "Stand Alone" sequence using 12-16 channel controllers for a new display. I would like to merge this configuration to the end of the master configuration which is HUGE containing 32-16 Channel Controllers, 48-CCR's and about 80 RGB Floods.
  4. I have a new HP Pavilion All-in-One running windows 10 Home 64-bit edition. 8 GB ram Trying to install the latest version of LOR and I keep getting the following error: Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly component {303994BA-6487-47AE-AF1D-7AF6088EEBDB} HRESULT: 0x800736FD I've tried running the install as admin and still will not install. This is a first time install of the software. Any suggestions?
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    Merge two SE files

    I have a similar issue. We are building a new display of Whoville this year that using 10 -16 channel controllers. I've created a separate config file for it as it only uses the regular network. Our show config uses 9 networks and I don't have all the dongles in our workshop so if put these channels into our show config, SE will not run. Besides, it takes forever to update SE with the new channels using SE. We have 48 CCR's plus 28 - 16 Channel controllers and 75 RGB spots in our current show config. Looking for a better way. It's taking me an average of 1:43 to add one channel to the config file. BTW, don't know why my version in signature is incorrect, but we're using the PRO 4.3.14
  6. I already have 3 monitors. I'm anxious to try out the floating windows! Thanks!
  7. I have a large grid and switching the screen resolution to 2400 x 1600 makes it much easier to select pixels. However when I do that the bottom half of the grid disappears and there are no scroll bars that show up. Is that possible?
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    copying effects

    This would be an awesome capability and would make it much easier and efficient to manage/program using scene mode and then copy and paste the fx from ribbon to ribbon. Maybe something to consider. I find it easy to miss scenes when there may be hundreds of them in one sequence.
  9. I managed to create a visualization of our mega tree this year. It has the 8 row globe on top and then 24 CCR's on the top and then 24 CCR's on the bottom. The ribbons are center fed from the middle of the tree. The top is set edge to center and the bottom is set center to edge in the visualizer. I'm trying to create an instant sequence of a portion of the song but it only sequences the top ring and the globe. It ignores the bottom half of the tree. Any Suggestion? I have a sup and visualizer file to send as they are too big to post. https://www.dropbox.com/s/rwbrgtqq80hxg1l/SS_megatree.JPG?dl=0
  10. It's a Not for Profit organization called Making Spirits Bright. Last year was our 3rd year and we raised 35 tons of food for the county food bank which is about 5 months worth...just an FYI about who we are. We also have an attitude that nothing cannot be accomplished if it isn't thought of first. You-tube search for Making Spirits Bright and you can find us. As far as the extensions go, we originally were going to use cat5 cable that that turned out to be way to brittle and unreliable when we started crimping the ends. So now we are using 18/4 OAS CMR/CL3R shielded cable. The ends are now perfect. We are using Digi-Key connectors. WM1127CT-ND Male Terminal WM1125CT-ND Female Terminal WM1847-ND 3MM 4POS Single Row Receptacle WM1857-ND 3MM 4POS Single Row Plug Male Terminals go into the Plug and the Female Terminals go into the receptacle. Pin1-Red Pin2-Green Pin3-Black Pin4-White We talked about putting some type of platform for the controllers in the middle of the tree but getting to it in case of emergency would very difficult. The outside ring at that point is about 12' in diameter and even with a bucket lift, getting between the CCR's wouldn't be feasible. Finally screwed around with the superstar and got the visualization to import correctly. Grids are very tiny so programming will be a challenge.
  11. We're building a 40 foot CCR 360 mega tree this year with two rows of 24 CCR's. Obviously, the leads are too short to pull this off so we did a test using one CAT 5 cable to provide the signals and power from two controllers to two CCR's. We purchased the CCR connectors from DigiKey and a Molex crimper. Granted making the cables are somewhat of a pain it works. Here is a video of the results: http://youtu.be/uk20FuSuKfY Now on to programming to ensure we can pull this off!
  12. I found the problem that was causing the lockup but I can't change the title of this topic. I was going though all of the audio files to "normalize" them for a better broadcast. Unfortunately, I inadvertently I overwrote the audio of one of of the songs to the title of a different song in the sequence. Obviously, the total time of the sequence was now off along with the animation in the sequence. But because the sequence and audio had a different total time, this caused the network crash. I didn't catch this until the end of the season but was able to correct it and the crashes stopped. Is there any way to do an "error check" in the software to ensure the length of the audio file matches the length of the sequence? It sure would be a help!
  13. I am having a goofy situation. The show, occasionally, will shut down the light linker and I loose 4 displays on that leg of the network. Rebooting the PC solves the problem sometimes for an hour and sometimes for the whole evening. I wrote a simple batch file where I can do a remote boot of the PC running the show but I would also like to copy the log file to determine if it's a particular sequence causing the problem. I do this with team viewer on my phone so it's quite difficult to click the copy log button, open notepad, and paste the file with a new name. The mp3 file just is a short audio file that broadcasts to alert the viewers there was a naughty elf. Any Ideas? RESTART SHOW.BAT @echo off shutdown /g /m \\SHOW-PC start C:\Santa_Shutdown.mp3
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    Distortion in music through fm transmitter

    It is definitely over modulation. That means the sound input into your transmitter or your transmitter volume is too high. I made a receiver and use SDR tough on my tablet that lets me see the spectrum and adjust my "volume" accordingly. It works great and you can do this for less than $30. Trust me, it's a whole lot easier than guessing!