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  1. good info @Mr. P there's an alternate link to (16 ch) controller comparison http://nutcracker123.com/nutcracker/rgb_controllers/ if anyone's interested. @lightingnewb depending on what sort of props you're building and what sort of look you want; you might want to opt for pixel strings rather than strips.
  2. The definition looks a lot better than I would have thought 3" spacing would be? How many sheets is that? FYI an alternative to the HC net is Boscoyo matrix panels
  3. FYI, a couple of other screen/video capture programs: ActivePresenter - save as various formats, but no auto upload to YouTube. More complicated, but lots of features. Flashback Express - save as WMV format only, or upload to YouTube. Easier to use, but less features.
  4. I don't believe S5 is some sort of "upgraded model of xLights" as such. Though it does look like the S5 programmers have emulated methods used in xlights, and possibly other sequencing programs, when developing S5 would matt or mike like to confirm? xlights has a convert to lms and lcb function, with lcb a popular method for pixel effects is it true lcb has been dropped in s5? If so, I doubt the xLights programmers will update to provide compatibility for whatever new format s5 is using ( especially if comments on fb are anything to go by )
  5. another tip for tomato cage trees: if like me, you have "concrete jungle" and no where to "plant" you cage trees; get some cheap plant pots and some gravel and 'pot up' you trees. worked quite well for me last year, long row of trees down the side of the driveway
  6. OzAz

    "Bumper Songs"

    Learn something everyday. Never heard the term "bumper" before, and I have some in my show!
  7. as @mpageler said if you only have 16 channels you can still look at sequences with more channels and then copy paste channels that work with your layout. Here's some 32 ch sequences (not mine) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eiyuksrshyvd3q7/AADJ6bYBiYN0OZSVFQ_awZ5Qa?dl=0 (link active till end of july)
  8. Impressive stuff if money is no object and you don't have the mad DIY skills like @Disparky there's always the SkullTronix option
  9. Ha Ha. I first read that as (missed the a ) Then thought "LOR must be making huge profits if Mike can afford to buy three Teslas." LOL "should have gone to Specsavers"
  10. It wasn't just Tapatalk, forum was down for everyone even via the web Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  11. try this thread http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/32213-holiday-coro-fixturesprops/
  12. this is another mega tree calculator, has heaps of variables and gives a nice visualisation, also provides power calculations mega-tree-calculator
  13. Thanks James Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  14. James could I get both please ozaz@ozaz.org Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  15. I struggle to sequence 1 house, let alone a whole Street! Awesome effort Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  16. I'll just leave this link here: audacity tutorials
  17. Using wire frame outline with coloured M5 leds (green for outline, blue/white for eyes, yellow for lips etc) each tree is 8 individual strings (see pic). Connected to a 36 Ch DC dimmer board
  18. old school LED 4 singing faces off 1 36 ch DC controller, with 4 channels spare
  19. 3 main types of projection 1. inside projecting onto windows - eg "Virtual Santa" << did this last year and was a big hit for not much money (you don't need as good a projector as you do for outside) 2. outside - just projecting pictures or patterns onto parts of the house, eg garage door 3. outside - "projection mapping" - where the whole house becomes the display surface, eg a link from google
  20. it's almost a bit remiss of lightorama to not include the rj45 dongles on their ready to go boxes. I've used Ethernet-LAN-RJ45-Jack-to-Jack-Outdoor-Waterproof-Connector-M20 , with a short network cable, on all my other boxes. Also saves having to open box to connect/disconnect cables.
  21. Looks great Greg Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  22. OzAz

    Dazed and Confused

    Welcome to the mad house of pixel lighting My first year of doing this and I wished I'd done my homework better. a loaded question, like asking which car is better, everyone has their own opinion. Being on a LOR forum we will all recommend LOR products of course Ask the same question on one of of the other 7 christmas forums and you'll get 7 different answers. apart from the 4 @dgrant listed there's also products from advateklights and Falcon. The type of pixels will be somewhat determined by how you are physically going to hang them. bullet or square nodes appear to work well in pixel strip holders as in LOR's pixel tree similar pixel strip holders are available from other vendors too. I haven't ordered from Ray, but have been informed you should email him your order to get a better price on the freight. Mostly. LOR, and a few others, have two versions of sequences, one that can't be modified (which may not work with any set up) and one that can be modified (should work with any set up, but often more expensive). There's also free sequences around which are a great way to see how others sequence and to learn how to do it yourself. LOR of course but there are 2 other popular contenders, each has their own quirks and suit particular programming / UI preferences. Download them, have a play (you can set up example layouts without having actual lights) and decide which is best for your needs/budget. Confused yet?
  23. BMurray you are a lucky man with a wife who obviously likes you a lot.
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