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ItsMeBobO

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  1. Can you post pictures here? What case and what power supply? Is there a heat sink? Did you assemble yourself?
  2. This year my show was my personal best. Two props needed mid-season repairs but overall everything worked great from the guest point of view all season long. But I had a lot of problems with S4 sequence saving slowness. Major issues with previewing 100 pixel strings in S4. And also network slowness, a big part of that is the Cosmic macro channels. The macros have prevented me on S4 from using an enhanced network as they are not seen on the lights. No hope that will be fixed. They do however always work on the S4 visualizer. I have been giving more consideration to switching away from S4 to something else, maybe S5 but I am plagued by heavy use of macro channels which are not even previewed in S5. It seems very few people embraced the macros in the early days so I am in a small minority with this problem I wrote a sequence scanner which summarized how may effects exist on a macro channel on my sequences and found nearly all of them use a macro in some way. Today I modified 5 sequences to remove minor/moderate macro use. But others are going to be a really big task. All the sequences I changed were using just LR logical Resolution of 1,5,16. So I was able to multiply the controlling pixels to get the effect on the entire string. I there anyone else who is a macro user?
  3. Hate to hear stuff like this. Did you place the order to get your arch going again? When possible I order spares to allow quick replacement in a running show.
  4. Marisabel Figueroa Lopez says the lights and music on her neighbor’s elaborate holiday display helped her non-verbal daughter with autism start to speak out for the first time. https://www.kron4.com/news/christmas-display-inspires-nonverbal-girl-with-autism-to-speak/
  5. The pixie 16 controller has dip switches for address. Set all off to change using hwu. Even if on a different network, you can number controllers as if on the same network. This allows you to move them between networks easier in the future.
  6. There is no easy way to combine sequence parts like that. In S4 you add the new channels to the bottom of track one of an existing sequence. After you are confident the new channels are setup properly in that one sequence, you export the channel configuration to a file. Then you import that configuration into your other sequences. You didnt say are what kind of arches these are? Regular channels or pixel arches?
  7. Where have you added them working in your show if not to a sequence?
  8. Are you trying the firmware update one at a time? I would guess not since you would have stopped at the first firmware failure. Plug the cat5 from the PC directly into the first failed ccr controller and the other jack empty. Try the firmware update again. If you give up.. don't throw them away I will take them!
  9. I dont upload to youtube. All my videos are on vimeo and all are marked private so they are not found by searches. They are only seen by people who see a posted link.
  10. That product faded away in 1994!
  11. Are you saying you this happens with all file saves? I thought you were talking about within SE. If you cant save any file at all that is a different thing. Maybe try saving to a usb stick.
  12. You can upload to dropbox or some other host and send me the link. or you can zip it and send me the zipped file via email.
  13. Please send me a broken file you are unable to save. Itsmebobo@ yahoo.com
  14. Of course I was inviting discussion about using the chewed cord. The covers however are not upside down. They are the only mountable position which is usable. Unless you are 6 inches tall, when the outlet is close to the ground you cant see under them to plug cords in or see the indicator lights.
  15. Many types of strobes has been part of my display. I do like the white in this video but I dont like the blue which are much dimmer. These 5mm are wrapped to make them very close together with halogens below. I dont like the LED globe strobes. Not nearly bright enough by 10. Dont believe it when you are told they are just as bright. Some blink once a second and other 3-4 blinks a second. More blinks better.
  16. Right side near bottom. That is a lot of chewing. I only find damage on the ground wire so will continue to use this one.
  17. No not related to file size. If you are hearing a crackle on headphones I would think its the audio output jack.
  18. try turning down the volume to your FM transmitter. Mute everything else.
  19. Autoflip works the same for S4 and S5. https://vimeo.com/254073093 1) Have Autoflip open ( its waiting for you to save a clipboard) 2) Save a clipboard with an instruction in the name. (end in -ho for a horizontal flip) 3) Open clipboard selector to see new clipboard (new one end -hf) 4) Select the clipboard to paste with it (usually by time, both both)
  20. Verify all the adapters in your network preferences are connected. I have noticed in the past everything would seem to freeze up when any were not present.
  21. The old CCR macro channels work like this. Resolution means "how many pixels control 50?" 50 controlling 50 is normal which means you are not multiplying at all. The macros were never upgraded to work for strings longer than 50. And S5 does not preview macros. I have used them extensively in S4 so this is a barrier for me to move to S5. If you set the resolution to 1 that means the first pixel in your sequence will control all 50 pixels on the lights. This is a short cut: when your want your entire string to be white.. you set pixel 1 white and resolution to 1. Setting resolution to 2 means first 2 pixels of the sequence control first 25 and second 25. My friend JR refers to resolution in HWU. In your sequence you do not need to specify 50 in resolution all the time to control 50 pixels of string with 50 pixels in your sequence. You just leave it blank/zero. The HWU value is used when the sequence does not have a value which is a good multiplier. Blank/Zero is not a good multiplier so 50 takes its place. The only possible values which work in sequence and in HWU are Resolution 1 controls 1 group of 50 using pixel 1 in the sequence Resolution 2 controls 2 groups of 25 using pixels 1-2 in the sequence Resolution 5 controls 5 groups of 10 using pixels 1-5 in the sequence Resolution 10 controls 10 groups of 5 using pixels 1-10 in the sequence Resolution 16 controls 16 groups of 3 using pixels 1-16 in the sequence (end groups are one long) Resolution 17 controls 17 groups of 3 using pixels 1-17 in the sequence (center group is one short) Resolution 25 controls 25 groups of 2 using pixels 1-25 in the sequence Resolution 50 controls 50 pixels using pixels 1-50 in the sequence This S4 sequence, still in use, is about 7 years old. It has resolution 1 and moving blocks of pixels. How this macro looks is here in a really old video https://vimeo.com/96427319
  22. I agree with my friends on using a schedule with planned dark time. Even people who are aware of the schedule and plan well will either arrive early and wait around or arrive a few minutes late missing the beginning. At my job we would call this customer friction. It seems to me this would cause traffic to bunch up and discourage people from coming.
  23. Oh yeah Those sharp edges on zip tie tails can really hurt you. This year I planted some props further apart than before and now several of the wire bundles are a few inches short.. I hate that
  24. Bundles of wire from SPT and vampire plugs is the way to go. I used to have the various sizes of extension cords 3 6 9 12 15 foot and organize and inventory them so I could find a 9 foot when I needed one. The bundles are much better. Be sure to label them. A year in the shed makes it easy to forget which is for what. Since going to pixels the need for these is going down.
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