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Randytenn

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About Randytenn

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    http://www.lakenonalights.com

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    Orlando, FL
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    MouseHouse

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    6th year, with my friend Todd.
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    Online
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

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    A Beta Version
  • License Level
    Pro

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  1. Yes, the mixer is the first thing we checked. Everything is maxed. That's where we are seeing the very low level coming from LOR vs the level from the wmp. As I mentioned, we've checked on three computers, and the volume from LOR is lower than the same file played in wmp. I took the files through mp3gain to bring the levels up a bit, but now we're getting some distortion. So, we're going to try to find some better sound equipment. It's just frustrating because it's worked fine every year before. We even ran S5 beta for the show last year.
  2. Using S5, the volume level for the audio is much lower than previous versions. We stayed our show, last night, and had to put the volume in Windows full, and the volume level is only hitting the meters at 25%. These are the same audio files we've used for the past seven years with no issue, so it seems to be an issue with the software. We tried it on two different computer, and had the same results.  We then played the same mp3 files through an mp3 player, and the volume difference was definitely higher. Is there something new in S5 that is reducing the volume level? Any way to adjust it for playback? 
  3. Using S5, the volume level for the audio is much lower than previous versions. We've got the volume in Windows full, and the volume level is only hitting the meters at 25%. These are the same audio files we've used for the past seven years with no issue, so it seems to be an issue with the software. We tried it on a different computer, and had the same results. Is there something new in S5 that is reducing the volume level? Any way to adjust it for playback?
  4. I've been using S5 for some time now, and it's working great. No issues, easy to use, and not too steep a learning curve. Great job, folks. One enhancement request would be a "repeat last action" command, similar to Excel, where you hit F4 and it repeats whatever you last did. I copy/pasted some sequence elements, and wanted to change the lights on some, but not all. I used the "apply toolbar hue" function (which is awesome), but had to right click and scroll down to it for each channel I wanted to change. This is where being able to select the channel and hit "repeat last action" would be such a time saver. Thanks again for a great product.
  5. Chris, where are you located in Orlando? Would love to get out and see your home. Great job for first year.
  6. If I have a section of music where DMX lights are flashing quickly, sometimes, they do not flash correctly, or at all. For example, in this photo, there are very quick white segments on the top four channels. . These have played perfectly for the past 5 years on the older version of the software. But now, they occasionally fail to light up. I originally thought it might be a visualizer issue, but now that we have everything set up on the house, we are seeing the issue is not only with the visualizer. When I saw this, I would stop and go back, and the next time, they would play correctly. It doesn't happen each time, either. So, this appears to be a sporadic issue. But last night, we saw it several times during rapid flashing. Additionally, we hooked up an older computer still running v4, and played it, and the lights flashed as expected. When we upgraded that computer to v5, the issue returned. If needed, I can try to put together a sequence of flashing lights, and see if I can get video of the issue. This is occurring when we play the sequences through sequence editor. We have not tried playing through show editor yet. Please let me know. --Randy T.
  7. Matt, As a clarification, I'm pasting onto the Member Props section, not the Motion Effects section. I'm not doing anything to the Motion Effects row. The only other thing I'm doing is using Paste Special, and "all the way to the end of" the prop, so that the color is on all the pixels of the prop. This may be a misunderstanding on my part of the software, but I believed you used the Motion Effects row when inserting a motion effect from the software, and that you used the Member Props row when either individually controlling pixels, or turning all of the pixels to a certain color (choosing the color, and hitting "N"). Is this the correct thought process? -Randy
  8. I only use the select tool. I don't think I've ever used the other tools while sequencing (which probably costs me time). But, thanks for the attempt at a solution.
  9. In the attached image, you can see that there is a large block of blue covering part of the wreath channel, all of the left and right archs (motion effect and member props), and it's all showing as blue. This is actually a paste of the color red above, using "paste special all the way to the end" on the left arch member props, and a green paste special on the right member props. However, it shows up the wrong color, and creates a large block covering the motion effects, as well as bleeding over onto other channels. Is there a way to keep these isolate to the correct channel (member props in this case), and also show it as the correct color? Even before the blue block, you see white and blue colors on hemotion effects. These are actually red channel effects, and the white section is just red color wash. --Randy T.
  10. While sequencing smart props, I've found that the automatic switching to "motion effect" is causing a bunch of extra clicks, when I simply want to turn on a solid color for the entire prop. I click and highlight the timeframe of the prop I want in the "member elements" section. This automatically changes the mode to "motion effect", even though I didn't click on the motion effect row. I then have to go to the menu bar, change the dropdown to "on", and then hit "N". Even if I used the motion effect colorwash, that would be a bunch more steps to select that effect each time. Is it possible to have the "member elements" not trigger "motion effect", as they don't work in that column anyway? Randy T.
  11. Ooo, that's worse than what I've seen. I've seen where the visualizer randomly skips lights, or plays back a little "stutter stepped", but nothing like that. I also have an SSD, and ended up putting everything on the SSD drive, because I was seeing delays between it and the normal drives. My suggestion, take a break, get some Kansas City Joe's burnt ends, and the world will at least seem better. Then, hopefully, they'll have a fix for this. Randy T.
  12. I've had this happen a few times now. I've placed a motion effect onto a smart prop, in the "Motion Effects" line. For some reason, when I play it back in visualizer, it doesn't play. I've double checked, and the channel even shows the effect is there. If I click on the effect, it shows on the full screen effect. But, it doesn't play in Visualizer.
  13. Is there going to be a final release of 5 in October? We've got our whole show being built on it..
  14. Yes, they are traditional fixtures. Some are icicles, some are white mini trees.
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