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Tim Dorr

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    Olathe, KS
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    Photography, videography, travel
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Through web surfing after seeing Carson William's display. Just magical.
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  1. Phil, I've got an issue using my show computer, which is a Dell laptop. I set up the sequence on the desktop, also a Dell, adding the mp4 file as the media file, and everything works well. When I go to play the sequence on the desktop with the SE showing, the video kicks in quickly as anticipated and plays through to the end. Then I place the sequence file from the desktop on a flash drive, along with the mp4 file, transfer both to the the show laptop. Once both files are transferred to the laptop, I re-establish a connection between the SE file and the mp4 file by selecting the mp4 file as the Media File. But when I go to play the sequence after the mp4 file has been shown as the Media File, the video doesn't open like it does when the same sequence plays on the desktop. I thought I checked all of the settings to ensure that the settings on the desktop match those on the laptop. Evidently I missed something, but not sure what. Any thoughts on why the video plays on the desktop, but doesn't on the laptop? Thanks for any thoughts you have on this issue.
  2. I'm switching out of my big display and putting on a smaller scaled display at my home. At the same time I'm switching away from LEDs to dumb and smart pixels, so I'm selling my LED strings. Some of my strings are new and never used, while others have been used in my display from one to many years. All M5/M6 strings have been purchased from CDI, and therefore the professional variety. 4" spacing, UL rated for indoors and outdoors, Energy Star qualified, lifespan of 50,000 hours when new, uses 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs, one piece socket design increases weather resistance, if one light goes out the rest stay lit, flicker free, totally dimmable, full wave, end to end connectors, green wire. Here are the light strings being sold: Warm White M5/M6 50 count - new, $12.71 each, 1 available 50 count - used, $8.48 each, 1 available 70 count - used, $9.98 each, 27 available Pure (Cool) White M5/M6 50 count - used, $8.48 each, 6 available 70 count - new, $14.96 each, 1 available 70 count - used, $9.98 each, 15 available 100 count - used $13.98 each, 44 available Red M5/M6 35 count, new $6.15 each, 6 available 50 count - new $10.46 each, 4 available 50 count - used $6.98 each, 14 available 70 count - new $13.46 each, 2 available 70 count - used $8.98 each, 14 available 100 count - used $12.48 each, 33 available Green M5/M6 35 count - new $6.60 each, 7 available 35 count - used $4.40 each, 1 available 50 count - new $11.21 each, 3 available 50 count - used $7.48 each, 8 available 70 count - used $9.48 each, 8 available 100 count - used $12.98 each, 34 available 100 count - used $6.68 each 24 available (so-so, they all work but the dimming is slow to take place, so not quite up to the standards of the other used ones) Blue M5/M6 35 count - new $6.60 each, 3 available 35 count - used $4.40 each, 2 available 50 count - new $11.21 each, 1 available 50 count - used $7.48 each, 2 available 70 count - new $14.21 each, 3 available 100 count - new $19.46 each, 11 available 100 count, used $12.98 each, 30 available If you live in the KC area, or close by, we'll make arrangements to drop them off to you. But if you live out of town and require shipping, the cost of the shipping will be added to the cost and will be known to you before making the final purchase. Please send questions that includes lamp color and string length of interest. All lights have been tested and are working, but are sold AS-IS. No returns.
  3. Dennis, I'm not to the point of bringing in the media file into LOR, so I can't confirm nor deny what you've stated from practical experience. I'm only to the point of ensuring that my projector will be in the same spot, night after night. Now moving on to the next step, producing the video. I have done some research into this subject about which you ask, and have found the following information that might be helpful. Under Home>LOR Software>LOR S4 Software Suite there is a post with a title of LOR Video Projection Setup that you might find helpful. It is an old post, but appears to have good information. Check out the responses of default. But again, I haven't tried any of these so can't vouch for their accuracy in today's environment. Then under Home>LOR Hardware>LOR Hardware-General under the topic Pixie 16 Setup and Configuration step by step is a post by xrays911 which purports to outline the steps given to him/her by Drew Hickman. Again I haven't tried these so can't confirm that they work in real life. Good luck in your quest and if you find the answer that really works, it would be appreciated if you would post that fact. Thanks.
  4. Wow, 5 acres. That gives you a very big canvas. Look forward to seeing your 2019 4th of July display, including the Video Projection Mapping. (Looks like we have gotten off topic)
  5. I agree with your assessment Ionsenior. I haven't put the theory in practice yet, but everything I've read leads down the path you are going. I used a sequence last Halloween, Ghostbusters. Now this year I plan to add video projection mapping to this sequence in the manner you described. But I'm going to buy the video ready for my house, from digitalpressworks. I've done a test of the projection and mapping the house, with Matt approving the process so far. However, it appears that a critical aspect of the whole process is to ensure that the projector is in the exact same place, night after night. Since I plan to take everything inside each night, I've got to make sure that each night the projector in a box is in the exact same place as the night before. I've got a way that I'm going to try, other than paint on our driveway. Here's hoping.
  6. In all my testing to get the projector in the "right" place, it looks like the 4200 lumens will work out well with the real thing. Below is the projection on the house last night using the projection mapping software available through digitalpressworks.com. I also showed a copy of videos on the house and they appear to work well, but time will tell.
  7. Just purchased the Optoma EH460St based on the recommendation over on digitalpressworks.com. It has 4200 lumens so I'm hopeful that it will be bright enough for our situation. First time doing video projection mapping, so I'll be finding out what to do and what not to do Sally.
  8. What about using a Pi instead of a computer for the video output?
  9. That's a great question that I'm just now researching tfritz28. Hope to find an answer here, but if no one responds, I'll ask the LOR Help Desk. They are good at responding to all the questions I've posed so far. This should be any different. What did you find out?
  10. JR, thanks for helping my LOR education. Always glad to learn more. I did Google the LOROC and found one on the shannonclaus.com website. While the program is for S3 but it said it worked for later version. I'll give it a try. I was told by Brian B that the visualizer was locked in at increments of 50 pixels per object, so I would have to make a tree that was 16X100. He also said that in the end there would be a problem of only using 60 of those 100 pixels. Not sure how that works but Brian is certainly the man in the know.
  11. JR, sorry for the delay in responding. Darn, I though when you had already created a 16X60 tree it was a slam dunk. Seems like nothing is easy. I'm using a PixCon 16 to control the pixels on the pixel three and use units 01 - 10. The sequence is created in SS and then imported into SE via an intensive file. Worked well in 2017 with a 50 pixel leg. If you can walk me through the steps to create 60 pixels on a leg, I can do it and don't want you to go out of your way for me. Or and what is a LOROC? Told you I was old school. Hope the flu has passed you guys by. Not good when looking at the evening news. Certainly nothing to mess around with. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  12. Forgot to mention that I'm using S4, v4.3.24 Pro.
  13. Trying to create a 16 leg 60 pixels per leg tree. Last year I had a 16 leg 50 pixels per leg tree, but this year I want to make the pixel tree a little taller by adding 10 pixels per leg. Problem is I haven't been able to create a 60 pixel prop in the LOR visualizer. I know, I should move to S5, but I'm old fashion and would like to learn how to use the LOR visualizer. Any help you can provide dibblejr would be appreciated.
  14. Too bad nobody responded because I would like some help too in developing a pixel tree in the visualizer that is different than the defaults. Maybe someone addressed this issue elsewhere so I'll keep looking.
  15. Thanks @OzAz and @TheDucks for your comments. I've used those vents mentioned by OzAz with the CG-1500 boxes and they work great in a passive mode. Should work that much better with a fan to push around the heat. Appreciate the guidance.
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