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  1. I went against conventional wisdom and switched to S5 at the last minute. Supposingky I had no issues. However, I am adding more pixel lights next year and need some new sequencing. Any video tutorials out there on S5 to do cool things like waves etc.?!?
  2. I am revising my statement. I opened a sequence in S5, it asked me if I wanted to use an existing preview from last year I created. I opened it, saved it as a new version 2019. Then continued to open the sequence. I then re-saved the sequence in a new folder labeled 2019. I was hoping it was that simple. Well, I created a new show file, added that sequence and it played through once then I got playback errors in the log console. YIKES! FYI. I plan on running the show from my laptop using S4. However, I would still like to learn how to properly import (I assume I am doing something wrong) and learn to use the software over the next month or so. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Sorry to hear this. My lights were vandalized this year as well. So disheartening to know such cruel people would do stuff like this.
  4. Thanks everyone for the community support. FYI, I couldn't replace everything this season but I have it back up and running at least. Screw this person. Evidently, they hit several neighborhoods in the vicinity and did lots of damage. None of them had a synchronized light show like me but still. Unfortunately, multiple videos caught the person using their GMC Yukon to purposely drive over decorations but not one good picture of a license plate. Such a Grinchy thing to do. I am so pissed I am going to go bigger next year. Going to hit the sale, replace some old LOR controllers with some LED ones and say a big screw you to the person who did it. I wish I could pony up to get at least one new replacement CCR controller but it's tough right before Christmas. Again, thanks everything for the well wishes and thoughts. Hopefully Santa puts the jerk on the naughty list.
  5. Have a $500 dollar deductible. About the same was done in damage so a claim would make no sense. Honestly, if it wasn't for my kids this would be enough for me to hang it up.
  6. My light show was vandalized last night. My neighbor a few houses down was also hit. I was already down a CCR 2 ribbon and now down another thanks to the vandals. Other decorations were not salvageable. We are assessing damage but I think I might be able to band-aid things together. What has the world come to?
  7. OK. Thanks I didn't think so. Bummer. I was trying to figure out a way to make this happen this year.
  8. Hi all. I am thinking of adding a second projector to my Halloween display. I have one that shows video in a window but I wanted to add one outdoors for different effect. I know how to get LOR to run one video image but is it possible to control a second video image outside without it showing the same sequence in doors? In other words two completely discrete video displays. I hope that makes sense but don't know if that is possible. My guess is no and I don't think filming split screen and dividing the "full screen" between windows will work for me since I already have to do that for two windows in the front where I show my current video. It would only be for one effect but I can't think of a way to do it.
  9. Thanks. I just opened a ticket. I hope they can help. If not, I might do without arches this year. I might as well buy a new controller if the above prices for the replacement are correct. If they are not anymore durable? What is the point?
  10. I think I may have found the replacement. $149.95 ?!?!?!!? What?!? Looks like replacements for the new controllers are only $59.95. That can't be right can it? http://store.lightorama.com/cocorireri.html
  11. Hello all. I built 4 arches last years using 2 CCR Ribbon sets. They worked perfectly all through Halloween and Christmas. I stored them away carefully. Now when I pulled them out this year, 1/2 of one of the ribbons is stuck (in effect one arch). It turns on but it's all white except a few pixels appear to be random colors. I tried swapping CCR controllers to make sure it wasn't the controller but that didn't change the symptoms. I tried hitting the reset button and holding it down and that did nothing as well. Is that strand toast?
  12. Sorry to pile on. I figured I would get on my neighbors good side and that is their favorite!! Will send a PM.
  13. I am always interested in the cool ideas everyone comes up with here. Appreciate it.
  14. Hi guys. I really have not seen anybody do this yet but this year I was really looking for an excuse to put up my new arches for Halloween. I had the old school ones but replaced them this year with CCR versions. I know typically they are used for Christmas displays but honestly I was a little excited to test them but then again really didn't want to take them down after they were setup. So, I decided to dress them up for Halloween. Something like I said I really have not seen. What I did is dress them up as ghosts. Basically using this as an opportunity to experiment with material, effects and design. Because this was an experiment I used some super cheap dollar store shower curtains to dress them up. I have already learned so much. For example, the material on those cheap ones is a little too thin. So, next year I will replace these with the thicker shower curtain material. I think what it will do is allow for a better glow effect (throughout the material vs it shining through) and if I decide to add some decorative eyes and mouth it will either allow me to pain them on or maybe they show up better. Also, it can get windy where I am at at the cheap material doesn't stand up well to the wind. Last but not least, when dressing up the arches I learned it's better not to get too fancy with the FX. Basically sticking to mostly changes ARCH colors together and chase entire arch by arch for example looks better verses the fancier FX you would use for Christmas. Here is a picture of what I did. If anybody has experimented with dressing up their arches or has any suggestions I am open but wanted to share. If anybody is interested I can try and get a snapshot of what these look like lit up at night. P.S. This is only my second year putting up my LOR Halloween display so it's a learning experience. Throwing programming CCRs for the first time has been an adventure.
  15. I will give it a try tonight. I didn't want to mess with last night as it was our neighborhood contest. What is interesting is that I tried another "program" that shall remain nameless, converted one of my sequences and it has zero issues with video. ZERO. So, it perplexes me a bit why this is something that seemingly can't be resolved. Thanks for the info.
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