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  1. Ah, got it - it's an almost zero config device. I am gathering that it is something like: Universe n maps to output 1 Unit ID y, Universe n+1 maps to output 1 Unit ID y+1, etc I was making the assumption that like essentially every E1.31 controller out there, you could configure the channel arrangement - to varying degrees. Although I personally do not like using really long strings (mainly because a pixel failure will have a far greater impact on your show), there are LOTS of people out there who think that strings of up to at least 1,000 nodes is the way to do it... Power injection is a very common topic on the various forums (including this one from time to time).
  2. Just tried a video and other than the resolution being pretty crappy - playing to my P5 matrix so it was 64 pixels high by 192 pixels wide - it worked fine. Then added additional effects on top of the video, then modified them, deleted them, added more, etc. Can't make it fail in any way. About the only thing I can confirm is the number of motion effects for a prop, as defined in the Preview does not seem to match what you actually get when creating a new sequence with that preview. But so what. So it takes 5 seconds to add more, one time only - whoopie do...
  3. John, I can't think of any E1.31 pixel controller that can't put multiple Universes on a single pixel string. In the case of a standard E1.31 pixel controller, the controller is outputting SPI pixel data, not DMX, so the 512 channel limit of a DMX universe does not apply. Every E1.31 controller I have ever played with could apply multiple DMX universes of E1.31 data to each pixel string. In the PixieLink, since Pixie controllers are LOR protocol only, the PixieLink would be outputting LOR protocol, not DMX protocol, so again, the DMX limit would not apply. In fact, I would presume that the RS485 output would be able to handle dozens of DMX universes that come in encapsulated as DMX over E1.31, and output as LOR protocol over the RS-485 - else you could not very well drive any of the larger capacity Pixie controllers. Either that or I am missing something here...
  4. Ignore it. I never have a USB adapter plugged into my sequencing computer, so it can never find it on this computer. I would do it as a line (or lines). I essentially never (S3, S4, or S5) use the controller type settings.
  5. Generally done with servos for things like the deer head you mentioned, moving body parts, etc. LOR has the ServoDog controller specifically for that purpose. Moving spotlights are almost universally done using the DMX protocol over RS-485. You can easily create a DMX universe and control it from LOR.
  6. Glad I really was not aiming to get anything...
  7. Not a secret. Just go to the LOR store. http://store.lightorama.com/
  8. So much for what I remembered... Honest opinion here: Use E1.31 - not your own variation of it. Reason is that it gives a better ability of people running other software to use LOR controllers (which lots of those other people have).
  9. No. With one exception, currently, the only way to control P5 & P10 panels is with a Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone computer running Falcon Player. To drive that from LOR, you use E1.31. The exception is that you can drive a panel using a Video sender and receiver card combination (there are a couple of these) where you are sending video - not sequenced in the traditional sense.
  10. Maybe I failed to understood what the PixieLink will be. I thought it was a converter that would input LOR network and output E1.31. Assuming that is the case, it still might be hard to get enough bandwidth on the LOR network side of it. Even my fairly small P10 matrix is a little over 18,000 channels - which is roughly double the max channel count for a 1,000K enhanced LOR network. And my even smaller P5 matrix is double that number of channels.
  11. I think that would be the PixieLink - but it's not available yet.
  12. Exactly. That was the point. The link to the G4 manual actually goes to the G3 manual. Bet it gets fixed real soon too...
  13. Sure can. http://www1.lightorama.com/stand-alone-show-directors/ About a quarter of the way down the page.
  14. At least for your testing, plug one of your old CTB16 controllers into network 1 on the director - solely to provide power to the director. Then plug the pixie into network 2. Problem solved.
  15. There is no indication on the web page for it that it supports E1.31. Unfortunately the link to the manual goes to the G3-MP3.
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