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About PhilMassey

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  1. PhilMassey

    LOR 4.3.28 crashes after install

    4.3.30 installed on top of 4.3.28 with zero issues. Took 2 minutes, everything seems to be working normally.
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    LOR 4.3.28 crashes after install

    Just for reference, my install appeared to complete, but upon starting up SE reported that Users\appdata\local\temp\ verylongfilename..msi could not be found. Rebooted, same thing. Uninstalled, and ran the 4.3.18 Regwipe and reinstalled from the same download and the normal behavior resumed Lorpost ran and all seems good now. W10 64 bit, No AV other than Win Defender.
  3. PhilMassey

    Sequence editor won't sync with visualizer

    Not sure what you mean by "sync". Is it not connecting to the visualizer or not in time with the sequence. Either way the first thing to check is if your video drivers are up to date., then make sure that Play Visualizer is checked in the SE Play menu. Control panel ( Red light bulb in Sys Tray) and hence Commlistener needs to be running. Make sure that "Use Visualizer" is checked in the Control panel right click menu. Comm settings should to be set to Local and port 30303 in the Com/Ref tab of the visualizer Options menu. Some video chips and drivers do not support Enhanced Rendering so try unchecking that in the Com/Ref tab. I think DevMike posted a Visualizer trouble shooting checklist several years ago. I will look for it when I get a chance.
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    This years must have sequence - Chicken Attack

    Make it stop..............please........
  5. Are you sure you have the same timing grid selected on both machines. I think each machine will remember the last used grid on each machine. If you accidentally changed to a different but similar grid on one machine it would stay on that grid till you change it again. I think
  6. PhilMassey

    LOR software/harware Controlling a DMX moving head w/LEDS

    Here's a compilation of clips from my moving heads. You can find the link to them in my post above. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ssf2hef9b22qf8o/Headscomp 2018.mp4?dl=0
  7. PhilMassey

    New to rgb Where do you find decent "Dumb Nodes"

    You don't have to use pigtails, but it's a lot easier than dragging a controller with pre attached wires around. Much easier to mount the controller box and then plug the lights in. Also helps with strain relief too. Don't want to be yanking those wires loose from the board. And while we're on the subject.. Make sure to secure the Cat 5 cable to the box. There are many posts on here about RJ45 failures, many of which can be attributed to flexing or even yanking on the cable. I do this.....
  8. PhilMassey

    How do I set up RGB floods (plug and show) in visualizer?

    Unit 5 would work. You do have to set the ID on the board using the DIP switches, as described in the manual. Page 20. http://www1.lightorama.com/Documents/CMB24D_Man_Web.pdf
  9. PhilMassey

    How do I set up RGB floods (plug and show) in visualizer?

    The CMB 24 is a Light-O Rama Controller, hint hint.
  10. PhilMassey

    100% Brightness?? Do you EVER?!

    Why 50 or 100 or whatever. Why not let the song determine the level. Soft sections can be dimmer while loud dramatic segments can be brighter for impact. I have some songs that may vary from 10% to 80 or 90% depending on the content. I use the high levels sparingly, for an occasional dramatic peak. Music has dynamic range, lights can too.
  11. PhilMassey

    Suggestions for backup gear

    Click the Search box at the top of the page, Click the down arrow, and select advanced search, click the members tab, and search by location.
  12. PhilMassey


    Unfortunately, the properties that make solvents aggressive and effective at attaching to various surfaces, also tends to make them carcinogens, and many are now banned. We used to slop Benzene around like water years ago to make adhesives and for surface prep. I believe if gasoline were invented today it would probably be banned.
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    I expect the solvent used for the "Fusion" version has been changed to a "safer" variety, for environmental and/or health regulations. While it is understandable, these solvents are usually less aggressive, and and don't work quite as well.
  14. PhilMassey

    How do I set up RGB floods (plug and show) in visualizer?

    In Visualizer, click on Edit/ Draw Floodlights, click on the screen where you want to place it, and follow the dialogs.
  15. PhilMassey

    Just install one thing?

    No. Besides you need some of the other components to run the Sequence Editor, such as the Control Panel for instance.