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Surprised no ones making comments from the expo....Curious as to what it's going to do (besides merging SE/VI/PE)....

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Couldn't afford to go to Expo so I don't know.  I have not heard of any Alpha testers outside of LOR, so either there are none, or no one is talking.

 

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I just couldn't get the time due to prior commitments, but hopefully for those of us left behind, we'll hear something soon...

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That is strange. The LOR work shop was Monday and Tuesday. You would have thought someone would have leaked something by now. Maybe they all had to sign a non disclosure :)

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Mike announced the 5.0.0. beta availability a few minutes ago.  I see my download is completed....

 

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S5 Beta just released for open testing, you can download and try it out.

 

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Hey Admins, where do we report bugs??  I've hit 2 already and just installed it:  Here's 1 (and this was after a reboot)

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Too bad it won't let me upload a picture...says I can only upload files 20K in size

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3 minutes ago, Brucey said:

Too bad it won't let me upload a picture...says I can only upload files 20K in size

Total filesize on the forum is something like 500K.  Most of us upload the file onto a website or photo sharing site and post the link.  You can also go into your profile and delete old unneeded files.

 

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4 minutes ago, Brucey said:

Hey Admins, where do we report bugs??  I've hit 2 already and just installed it:  Here's 1 (and this was after a reboot)

 

Go to the Open Beta Forums.

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Groan.  From an initial look, it's just an updated version of Pixel Editor.  As far as I can tell there is no better integration with SuperStar (which is what I use for all my sequencing) than there was with S4.  Since I have NEVER been able to get Pixel Editor to do anything useful, this is a huge dis-appointment to me.

 

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Agreed.  Maybe I'm missing something, but it just looks like they took PE and threw it into SE (or is it the other way around) and moved the models into a floating window.

I didn't see anything 'new' in Superstar.

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Looks like 4.3.18 is going to be my last LOR software. Plus I have not been able to play a sequence in it yet.

Tried to install onto a clean machine, now it wont accept my licence. Guess I have to install 4.3.18 first and then upgrade.

Maybe this will be the push I need to go to SS

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1 hour ago, Brucey said:

Too bad it won't let me upload a picture...says I can only upload files 20K in size

Host pic on Photobucket- copy URL link and paste I. Your post

JR

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I'm going to wait until the rest of you get the bugs worked out. As of now mine isn't broke and I get what I need done.

JR

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Reminds me a lot of Xlights as you need to create all your props and everything first before you can do anything. Once the background image is installed and props created you can create a new sequence. After creating a new musical sequence the top reminds me of PE and the bottom half is SE.

The AC channels are still programmed the same way but I can't for the life of me find the color fade tools for RGB channels.

Oh the agony, I feel like I am starting over like I did when I first started five years ago.

Hi, I am Mr. P and I am an LOR newbie.  :D

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Well, I played with it during a good portion of my lunch break, and I still have the same fundamental problem with Pixel Editor that I always have had.  The result is that I can't accomplish anything useful with it.

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Reminds me a lot of Xlights as you need to create all your props and everything first before you can do anything. Once the background image is installed and props created you can create a new sequence. After creating a new musical sequence the top reminds me of PE and the bottom half is SE.
The AC channels are still programmed the same way but I can't for the life of me find the color fade tools for RGB channels.
Oh the agony, I feel like I am starting over like I did when I first started five years ago.
Hi, I am Mr. P and I am an LOR newbie.  [emoji3]

Wow, thats exactly what I was thinking, that they're now basically mimicking the xlights way of creating sequences!!

I was hoping for new models and easier way to control rgb's but I don't see it anywhere.


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This is a beta, let's hope they add more functionality before it goes into production.


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Don't give up on it just yet, in just a few hours of poking around there is lots of things possible and new features and effects now that were not in S4 or xlights. ie. multiple effects on the same (all) props at the same time (rgb) Some things have changed and that is to be expected. The lack of docs doesn't help the level confusion some are experiencing. If you are attempting to load existing sequences be sure to load COPIES or backups to play around with.

If you weren't using or trying PE before you might be behind the 8 ball a little. The docs are still available for PE. Watch the videos for adding effects in PE, it's very similar. If you like an effect, add it as a favorite to make it easier to get to.

It's too bad some seem disappointed, to me this opens a lot of possibilities for sequencing that haven't been available before. I am waiting for documentation.

Currently I am stuck on being able to load existing sequences that had both PE and/or Superstar Intensity files. I haven't figured out how to load Intensity files at all.

Remember it is a beta. You can always go back to S4.

Alan...

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6 minutes ago, default said:

If you weren't using or trying PE before you might be behind the 8 ball a little

I would not call it "behind the 8 ball a little".  I would call that a MASSIVE handicap.  Keep in mind that I have NEVER been able to get PE to do anything useful.  Granted that I have not touched PE since the S4 beta period two + years ago (when there was essentially no docs on it either).  I also consider the lack of integration with SuperStar to be a disappointment (at best).

Yes, as more information comes out, my opinion may change, but at this point I completely expect that I will continue as I have for several years and do ALL of my sequencing in SuperStar with nothing done in the S5 Sequencer.

I'm not giving up on it yet, but compared to the S4 beta, S5 is a let down.

 

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I too was hoping for better integration with SS. I was hoping some how you could bring a sequence editor file into SS. That would have been awesome.

At this point I just want to open an existing sequence into the editor so I can see how that looks.

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36 minutes ago, dougd said:

I too was hoping for better integration with SS. I was hoping some how you could bring a sequence editor file into SS. That would have been awesome.

At this point I just want to open an existing sequence into the editor so I can see how that looks.

Hmm that was my hope too. Maybe I will jut hold off for now!

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If I decide to download s5 beta do I lose s4? I don't want it to replace s4 for now anyway.

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