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    Light Shows, Model Trains, RC Airplanes & Drones, Old Cars
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    Halloween, but starting to morph to Christmas

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  1. I ran out of time trying to get this sequence into my show this year. But what I saw in LOR S5 Preview was amazing, and I plan to incorporate into next year's show. JR and James do amazing work.
  2. Never mind. I just upgraded to 5.3.10 and all seems to work as I think it should now.
  3. Rob, Did you ever figure this out? I am trying to add 4 of these to my show this year, and although I can import the prop from Boscoyo, I cannot get it to do anything in preview. I feel like I am missing something fundamental here. I assigned a new controller ID to it, and although its "motion effects rows" all look correct, I cannot get them to do anything.
  4. These are both very good questions that I also would like to see some answers to. I use a Mini Director to drive my show and also have a "click" between songs. But I found this to be less annoying than my problem of "hum" from the FM transmitter, which I finally resolved last season by plugging the box containing the mini director and the FM transmitter into a completely different power circuit from all other controllers. I had added significantly more controllers and lights last year that I guess caused feedback on the power circuit. All my lights are LED. As for stuck lights, I have had this problem on items that I usually keep on all the time, like my "tune to" sign. I found that if I had a song where I wanted it turned off right at the start of the sequence, simply "turning it off" in the row would not work; the sign would stay on. To fix that issue I put in a quick 1 second fade at the beginning of the sequence to turn it off. It almost seems like it misses the first command and since it never changes state after that, the light stays on.
  5. For 2019, I had all my usual Halloween songs, plus I managed to sequence and add two more: Sucker by the Jonas Brothers, and because I live in the Washington DC area, Baby Shark by PINKFONG in honor of the Washington Nationals. This video for baby Shark was made using my cell phone, then brought in to iMovie where I added the titles and overlayed the audio for clarity. The link for Baby Shark: https://youtu.be/mcidYoK3tCA You can follow this show at www.facebook.com/woodleahillslights
  6. For 2019, I had all my usual Halloween songs, plus I managed to sequence and add two more: Sucker by the Jonas Brothers, and because I live in the Washington DC area, Baby Shark by PINKFONG in honor of the Washington Nationals. I finally had some time tonight to go out and record the sequence for Sucker, edit it and upload (yes, it is the middle of November). The link for Sucker: https://youtu.be/9sagXGWCDOU You can follow this show at www.facebook.com/woodleahillslights
  7. Yes, James sent it to me. Took me a little bit to figure out which channel moved to which channel, but once I figured it out it is an amazing sequence. You both do great work. Thanks.
  8. Not sure exactly what you mean, but one action in S5 under the "Sequence" menu selection near the top left is to select the "@ Manage Archived Props", and remove any channels here that you no longer require.
  9. JR, I would love to try this sequence (Zombie). I agree to not share or sell anything in relation to the usage of or incorporation of your sequence(s) (or anyone else's). I truly enjoy this hobby, and get great satisfaction hearing the kids laughing from their cars, and the positive feedback from parents. Posting of videos that contain your sequences I assume is not an issue? My show can be found at Woodlea Hills Lights on Facebook. hasslerk@verizon.net
  10. I did something similar last year. I bought the 4 arches and the Alphapix kit from HolidayCoro, and then changed from S4 to S5 while trying to fit them into the show between Halloween and Christmas. Since I was already stressed out by the software change, adding on DMX was just too much. In the end, it was just easier for me to swap the Alphapix with a Pixie 4 (very similar size and power requirements), using the HolidayCoro enclosure and pigtails. Works like a champ. You can see it at Woodlea Hills Lights on Facebook.
  11. Ah, thanks for the clarification. I agree that I would also like to remotely watch the show while it is running to help discern problems/issues. Of course this would be very difficult in my setup since I use a Director rather than my computer to run the show.
  12. Phil, what do you mean by this? I watch my show in Preview all the time to verify my effects are what I want them to be.
  13. Against all better judgement and advice from others, I switched from S4 to S5 between Halloween and Christmas shows last year. It really had me stressed out for a while. But once I figured out the preview and how you define props I feel it is way better than S4. I literally just converted all my S4 Halloween sequences to S5 5.3.8; lots of repetitive editing actions in each sequence in part to better align with new props, but the show is up and running. What also compounded my problem last year was that I was adding some pixel arches for the first time, which led me down different networks, network speeds, hardware version problems, and faulty network cables, all which had nothing to do with upgrading to S5. You can see my post on all that elsewhere out here in the forums.
  14. I apologize. My post last night to rphelps68 about how I setup my dumb RGB lights/strips was incorrect. I crossed my thoughts between S4 and S5. What I described was how I configured them in S4. In S5, the channel configuration is done in the prop definition. Refreshing my brain this morning, it took me a while and few trial and error mouse clicks to see how to set them to a specific color. Seems like it may be more mouse clicks in S5 than it used to be in S4, but I guess that is progress. I need to start porting my Halloween show over to S5, so I am sure I will learn more and hopefully some shortcuts.
  15. Jack, I just realized I missed your post. It came in while I was on business travel overseas. Thanks for your inputs. My wireless light linkers are only used to get out to my mega tree in the yard, which utilizes an AC controller (CTB16PCg3) and is on a "regular" network defined as 57.6K. Since everything on this network are only AC controllers, I did not feel I needed a higher speed. All my RGB dumb strips, spots and leaping arches are on the other "enhanced" network, set to run at 500k. This year I will be adding at least two more colors to my LED mega tree. I know it is probably easier to convert to pixels, but I have the lights and extra AC controllers so why not. I plan to use the "LED mounting strips for M5 faceted lens" from Boscoyo Studios to create a nice red, green, blue vertical spacing (and maybe white). Best of luck with S5. Cheers, Kurt Woodlea Hills Lights
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