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  1. Jay Czerwinski wrote: Thank you (and everyone) for the compliments! I did not even get to have Madrix running with the Snowvision tubes properly as I ran out of time trying to get the DMX equipment properly talking to eachother. Right now you have to go out of LOR, through LOR's iDMX to output DMX to a DMX input module. That module takes the signal back in to the computer in a USB port where Madrix gets commands from LOR. Then Madrix outputs out of another USB port to another DMX module for output, where the DMX wire goes in series to the DMX lights. It was a mess because I bought DMX devices that were brand new in the market and had a few software updates needed before operating properly. I am at the understanding that LOR boxes DO NOT take DMX as an input. I did think that I saw somewhere that the CCRs WILL take DMX if configured properly. That will be a 2012 project possibly because I might want to take what I have learned so far and try to do something for Christmas and New Years. I certainly understand how difficult it would be for people to do both holidays at 100% effort. Something has got to give!!!! Good luck with the Christmas display!!!! Actually almost all of the LOR devices can use DMX as an input.
  2. Jay Czerwinski wrote: Thank you (and everyone) for the compliments! I did not even get to have Madrix running with the Snowvision tubes properly as I ran out of time trying to get the DMX equipment properly talking to eachother. Right now you have to go out of LOR, through LOR's iDMX to output DMX to a DMX input module. That module takes the signal back in to the computer in a USB port where Madrix gets commands from LOR. Then Madrix outputs out of another USB port to another DMX module for output, where the DMX wire goes in series to the DMX lights. It was a mess because I bought DMX devices that were brand new in the market and had a few software updates needed before operating properly. I am at the understanding that LOR boxes DO NOT take DMX as an input. I did think that I saw somewhere that the CCRs WILL take DMX if configured properly. That will be a 2012 project possibly because I might want to take what I have learned so far and try to do something for Christmas and New Years. I certainly understand how difficult it would be for people to do both holidays at 100% effort. Something has got to give!!!! Good luck with the Christmas display!!!! [/quote Actually almost all of the LOR devices can se DMX as an input.
  3. Very creative! That must of been one cool party! Madrix looks like a great program, but rather complex. Did you try controlling any of the LOR devices using it? I ended up skipping Halloween this year... But when I was planing my Halloween display this year I was going to control my display(48 AC LOR channels 36 DC LOR channels, 5 CCR) using 2 DMX universes and a custom program I was working on. It was going to create shows on the fly to the music playing. I stooped working on the program when I stopped working on the display, it was working pretty well, maybe over the winter I can clean it up and release it...
  4. Awesome Job! Getting a band to come you your house for free definitely takes lighting to a new level!
  5. Congrats Man! And we thought last years was good.... Your display is truly amazing and inspiring, keep up the great work! You definitely deserve all the attention! BTW you even made the local news in Long Island NY.
  6. LightORamaDan wrote: That would be perfect
  7. I really think it depends on what you want to achieve and how much you want to spend. If you want to do an Arch a CCR will probably be better. If you want to put lights on a tree a CCB will probably be better. Also a CCR will be 250$ normally and has 50 RGB pixels if all goes well the CCB will be 100 RGB pixels for 200$ That a cheaper price and double the nodes. Which will probably make RGB Lighting allot more reasonable.
  8. Thanks Dan for finally telling us ball park prices, this makes it much easer to plan now. How far can the two flood lights heads be from each other? So if I do the math right 1 set of 50 CCB's = 33 feet of light To people saying other things I think Dan prices and ideas are pretty great. Also remember that by going with LOR you will have a well tested product that will be backed by there company. RGB lights are expensive no matter how you buy them. I definitely like the idea of the larger bulbs. Allot of people have been talking about finding diffusers for other RGB node products, LOR CCB will have the diffusers already. Someone by me used the GE color changing lights by me this year and the bigger sized looked great on their house. Looks to me like next year I will be making a mega tree out of CCB If the price can stay the same I could see my self buying 8 sets of 100. I would also recommend people seriously think about adding RGB floods to their display. They really help to add a punch to your display. Dan said that each flood gave out the light of about 10 rainbow floods. So two floods for 300$ = 20 rainbow floods, 20 rainbow floods will coast you more then 300$. Greg does make and awesome product, and I can recommend him highly but my display suffers quite a bit from Light pollution issues, so I would definitely like to add some extra powerful floods to the parts of the display that get hit with light pollution issues the wort. If the prices stay the same I will probably buy 2 of the 2 light floods Dan you have made me very excited about 2011, I know things might change but at least we know about what to expect Now I will admit that I do stile plan to work with a few other RGB devices in the next year, honestly I am not even sure of these devices will make the display, just want to play with a few ideas I have floating around my head that LOR does not have comparable products for. But once again LOR proves that it will be very hard to find a product on the same level of something they make.
  9. I can see the flicker of a 1/2 wave LED and find it very very annoying on my eyes. Granted these are consumer store bought LED's I am not sure if pro LED's that are 1/2 wave have the same issue. From my experience most people seem to see the flicker of 1/2 wave LED light and for the people that don't like LED lights most say its cause of the flicker.
  10. 1/9 will be the last day for me.
  11. 12 CCRs and a sequence for 99$ Not sure how your profiting from that one but I will take all 5!!!
  12. I just came across your 2010 video today because of the wide angle lens topic. all I can say is I am completely impressed. I think your display may just be taking the title of my favorite display, which previously was the Holdmans.
  13. There are no wholes in mine at all, should I contact LOR? Should I maybe post pictures of them?
  14. I am not sure if this is a stupid question or not but here it goes. Today I received a pair of the LOR wireless light linkers, there working great but I got one question. Is there supposed to be a whole for the wire to o through? There appears to be a mark on the plastic bottom piece as to where a hole should be for the wire, do I just have to make the whole with a razor bald or some thing? I looking through the user manual but can not find any thing about this, am I missing something? Yes it's December 14 and I am stile getting the animated parts of my display working... Hope to have it all done by dec 20th.... lol but I run the display to little Christmas so the show will stile be live for about 20 days. (every one that in the neighborhood knows the display grows through out the whole month of December until Christmas eve, I think every one is going to be very surprised for the final touch this year )
  15. The Nikon d90 has given me some really nice videos from Halloween. Only draw back are: 1) file limit of 5min in HD 2) 720p max resolution The Nikon d7000, while a bit more price seams to fix both of the above issues.
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