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Jay Czerwinski

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About Jay Czerwinski

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    Peachtree City, GA
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    Industrial Designer

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  1. Jay Czerwinski

    LOR XLights Pixcon and/or Falcon

    Thanks for the info! In particular, do the S5 features do those full sweeps across the yard and house like XLights? (like mapping out the yard and applying effects to the whole scene?) Do they have similar effects? Thank you again!
  2. I feel like this question must have been asked several times over, but I am not finding it. Sorry if it's a repeat to a life-long question. LOR or Xlights and Pixcon or Falcon. I have been a LOR user for many years exclusively. In recent years, some local pros have taken me to mini-meets where everyone wants to convert me to Xlights and pixels. Although I started last year with some pixels run from Pi3's with a Falcon PiCap on the E131 Network from LOR software, I am not sure what to do with future controllers and sequences, I love LOR and all the the service I have received in the past with my 16 channel AC controllers and the CCR products. Loyal LOR fan! I see how the Xlights might be easier than what I think I can do in LOR software. Like the whole scenes of effects and video. I am not sure how the pixCon products stack up against the Falcon controllers. Which is easier to use? They look to be nearly the same price, and I know the service level I get from LOR. As I did not have a ton of spare time to research these age old questions here in the forums, I'm also concerned about the time I would need to learn all new Xlights software and convert all of my sequences over the years to Xlights. - Does anyone bounce back and forth between the two?? I would love to hear opinions and have people identify blind spots for me. Thank you for any advice you can offer! Jay
  3. Jay Czerwinski

    Using Tracks and confused

    I have had success! Thank you. It's working now. - two separate tracks in different configurations than the original track 1. Works like a charm now!! Interesting thing I learned - If you copy to another track and leave it exactly the same, changing the copy also changes the original - even when locked channels! So, I grouped channels in the #1 main and copied them to #2. If I change the name of Group #2 or move any of the channels, it does the same in #1. And visa-versa. If I degroup either #1 or #2, then the connection is broken permanently. I can regroup them the exact same way and even call it the same group name, but the link is broken and the parallel channel name/order/grouping changes will not happen. (keep in mind I am only talking about the channel name/order connection. The sequence info stays in connected as long as it is a copy from the original and not done by creating new channels from scratch with the same unit/channel ID) So the DEGROUP immediately after making a COPY to the new track is essential. Thank you again! Jay
  4. Jay Czerwinski

    Using Tracks and confused

    Thanks again and sorry for so many questions Do they need to be ungrouped in the master? I have groups and sub groups now. Can i rename them in the master after the copy? Can I rename them in the copies after the copy from the Master? I am assuming that if I rearrange them in the copy track 2, that then I can also group them as I wish in the copy track 2?
  5. Jay Czerwinski

    Using Tracks and confused

    Do I have to do each channel manually as a copy, or can I do a Group or at least RGB channel?
  6. Jay Czerwinski

    Using Tracks and confused

    SUPER fast reply Don and thank you - I suspected as much. I think in the mix, I was making new channels instead of copying - and now I am also probably sending dual and conflicting commands to the same channel to make things even more confusing. Wow..... Back to the SE for a lot of editing...... Thanks again, Jay
  7. Jay Czerwinski

    Using Tracks and confused

    I have been using LOR for a very long time but never used tracks. This year I made a complicated star with RGB pixels and the order of the pixels as wired were done to save wire and not in a shape order at all. So my thinking was to make a track below and identify the pixel numbers that make straight lines - e.g Side 1, Side 2, Side 3, etc. After I did this for track 2 with straight lines, I saw an opportunity to do pixels that are in circles. So I made a track 3 with Circle 1, Circle 2, etc.... Now I would think that if I turn on a pixel in any track, it should also be turned on in the other tracks, but that is not happening. I'm lost and will keep searching for videos and other posts, but I thought I would post here in parallel and see if anyone knows where my flaw is.... Thank you in advance! Jay
  8. Jay Czerwinski

    Love LOR - Trying Raspberry PI B + w/ Falcon Pi Cap

    Thanks guys - I'm using DMX (E1.31) and have managed to get things working right from the LOR sequencer now. What a trip to be running a controller without a CAT5 line connected. My next challenge is that the Falcon Pi Cap on the Raspberry Pi can run a huge amount of channels/pixels, and LOR does 170 pixels per a universe. So I'm testing to see how many universes I can send from LOR to the Pi. I'll report back here with any success. Thanks again!!
  9. Jay Czerwinski

    Love LOR - Trying Raspberry PI B + w/ Falcon Pi Cap

    When I do that, I get more of a push to XLights or other things I don't want to learn outside of LOR. Looking to socialize and solve problems with LOR folks! :-)
  10. I love LOR and want to continue using the software I know how to use. I am experimenting with Raspberry PI B + w/ Falcon Pi Cap. I finally got two strands of pixels to light up using FPP direct from my computer to run a test mode from FPP. Now I want to light those pixels up from LOR - preferably from the hardware utility, but eventually from my showtime products. Can anyone help me in the final steps and give me some advice on how to make LOR control the FPP Pi Cap on a Pi B+? Thank you in advance for any guidance you can provide!
  11. Jay Czerwinski

    TSO - Paul O'Neil has passed

    All of us lighting fanatics will have at least one light out this season...
  12. Jay Czerwinski

    lor's UV Flood

    Can you describe how you are using the lights? Like how far from the house/display and what coverage you get. If you point them at your house, do you feel it is a concern to look out at the yard and see them directly even from a distance?
  13. I read that Blacklights are at 365 for the most part. I'm trying to find the spec on what the wavelength is on the LOR UV floods....
  14. Jay Czerwinski

    Just wanted to share...

    Also sorry for your loss. Know that you gave Little Man a great life and that others lucky enough to have you in their life also appreciate all that you have to offer. Wishing you the best of strength through the healing process....
  15. Jay Czerwinski

    Not Christmas,but Hanukkah and Chanuka in my display!

    I forgot about this post - but a couple of weeks ago I was invited by the locals to a mini! We drove about 2.5 hours north in to the Chattanooga area and I met about 20 brilliant folks!!!