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Oliver Blatt

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    Northeast PA
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    Theatrical guru

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  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    I have no idea...it was too long ago!
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    Basic Plus

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  1. LORMonitor has stopped working

    I have located a win XP disk. I think I'll start from scratch and see what happens. That way I won't waste any time! This computer's only job is the light show, so I'm not really losing anything except for all the accumulated junk that I probably don't need anyway! Of course, if any of you have a good reason to not start from scratch by re-installing XP, let me know! I plan on doing this sometime next week.
  2. LORMonitor has stopped working

    I thought I wiped the registry manually, but maybe I missed something. Where would I find the LOR wipe program?
  3. LORMonitor has stopped working

    I finally had time to work on this. I just updated to 4.3.18, created a new show, did a scndsk in safe mode, and even uninstalled and reinstalled the LOR software. When running a show schedule, it still crashes for me. Attempting to find my winXP disk to return the computer to factory default to see if that fixes the issue!
  4. So confused!

    So, to start this conversation, I've been having issues with my computer crashing a previous version of Lightorama, so I figured that while I'm fixing things, I'd see if I could upgrade the version of software I'm using. I just did a license check, and it states the following: "Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.0.*. To use this version, you will have to purchase a license renewal. However, you can continue to use version 4.8.* or lower without renewing your license." When going to the download page, I can't find a version that is higher than 4.3.18. Does this mean that I'm able to download the newest version of the software for use without a license renewal, or am I missing something? Normally, I'm pretty savvy about this type of thing, but this time, I'm stumped! Any help is appreciated!
  5. LORMonitor has stopped working

    I'm waiting to update, but I am still having the same issue. I've pinpointed it to a specific show running. I'm not sure if the show file is corrupt or the song file in the show is corrupt. When I have time I'll rebuild both the song and the show to see if the problem is fixed. I'm hesitant to upgrade until after the season is over. My temporary solution is to remotely log into the show computer every day at the appropriate time and reboot. I'm then able to get through the night with no issues. I'll be interested to hear if you figure out your issue.
  6. Moving Light Heads??

    With advances in technology, pretty much any moving head light from any reputable company will do what you want. It comes down to doing your research to find the price point and features you're looking for. I'm currently using Chauvets at a theatre that I really like, but I use Mac Entours for other lighting projects. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Id recommend looking at a company that handles dj grade gear. At that level, you'll get the build quality you need without breaking the bank. It's the pro grade gear that will start to get pricy. ADJ, Chauvet, Elation are all fine DJ quality brands (at least with my experience). Hope this helps!
  7. LORMonitor has encountered a problem

    Here's an update. First, here's how my show schedule works every night: All my songs are musical sequences. 4:30-4:31 lights on sequence runs. This turns on a static display until I start the show. 4:50-4:52 lights off sequence runs. This turns off the static display. 4:52-8:56 show runs. 8:56-8:57 lights on sequence runs again. This turns on the static display after the "show" 11:00-11:01 Lights off sequence runs again. This turns everything off for the night. After observing for a few days, I realized that once I got the error, everything would run fine except for the lights off sequence. When that sequence would start, the lights would just shut off, and the sequence wouldn't run. If I would clear out the error, lights off would run the way I expected it too. Every other sequence would run fine with the error, just not lights off. Last night, when I got home, the show was running, but the error was triggered. I cleared out the error, and the watched the entire show run, and watched lights on sequence run. No error last night. I also saw that the final lights off sequence ran fine (the log shows that song ending, which it wouldn't show when lights off didn't run correctly). This morning, another error! I did run the verifier, and I fixed a few conflicting channels in my lights on sequence, but other than that and a bunch of "this channel is unused" codes and I didn't have the program set to clear the memory, there were no weird codes. As of now, everything is reset, and I'm hoping I've found the problem!
  8. FM Station Display Signage Question

    I finally made a sign this year. The paint is still drying (my timeline this year got pushed back terribly, but that's a story for another thread), so I don't have a picture of it in it's native habitat, but it's just a simple piece of plywood that I painted. I have a solar light that I usually keep in the back yard around the fire pit recycled to light it for the show. With it getting dark so early, the battery lasts just long enough to keep the sign lit until the show comes down every night. It saves me from using a LOR channel for "just" a sign, and it looks nice nestled in among the shrubbery in front of my house!
  9. HELP The show keeps crashing every other night.

    Interesting. I am having this same problem, but the show keeps running. I'm running win xp, so that may be why my show isn't crashing.
  10. LORMonitor has encountered a problem

    Those are all good questions! I never get there error when actively using the LOR software (sequence editor, schedule editor, visualizer, show editor)...so I'm not in front of the computer when the error pops up. When I came home from work yesterday, I was relieved to see the lights doing their thing, and when checking the computer, there was the error. I didn't click "close" since the show was running, but I'll do that this morning when I leave for work. I may have been incorrect when I said nothing has changed on the computer in a few years. Last year before the season started I upgraded my license level and installed the latest version of the software, but I had no issues last year. i just rebooted the computer a few days ago when I first saw the issue as I was finishing my show for the year (yes, I am extremely late to the party this year, but that's a discussion for another thread!). I may reboot again tonight once the show ends for the evening to see what happens. One of these nights, I'll camp out by the computer and see if the error occurs during the show, or if it happens when nothing is going on.
  11. So this is an interesting issue... Occassionaly, while the show is merrily running (schedule is enabled, tray light bulb is blue, shows are playing) I'll get the dreaded "this program has encountered an error and has to close" box. But, the show and schedule continue to play and work fine. Choosing the close program box changes the lightbulb red for a second, then it immediately changes to blue again, and one everything resets, everything keeps chugging along as expected. Rebooting the computer had not solved the problem, which just started this season. I'm running XP, and the computer has not been modified with new programs, or even connected to the internet in a few years. Watching the show log also gives me no clues or errors Other than the annoyance of seeing the error window, everything seems to be working fine, but I'd like to resolve the issue at some point. Has anyone had this issue?
  12. C7 Incandescent Twinkle

    Last year I purchased a box of 25 from amazon. I don't have the link in front of me, but I found them by searching c7 twinkle bulbs or something similar to that.
  13. Great Christmas Light Fight 2016

    Don't make your pick based on lights...go for the human interest story! They win every time! It is "reality" tv!
  14. Already planning for next year?

    When I redesigned my show last year, because I knew I could only be so much built each year, I designed to expand. Because of this, the mega tree I added this year works with the same design that added leaping arches last year. While I'm spending time building each new prop and wiring harness, the elements that are repeats from the previous year are setting up in very little time.
  15. 16 channel controller question.

    I only run my "show" for one night a week. The other six days, I run with lights on continously...after six years, I have had no issues, so you should be fine having lights on for an hour or two continuously.