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When I installed 4.3.26, I cannot get the pixel editor to open. Is it still included with 4.3.26? My 2 other machines have 4.3.24 on them and the pixel editor opens just fine. Going to drop back down to .24 on this machine and see if I can open it then. I will report back here either way.

Un-installed 4.3.26 and installed 4.3.24. PE will still not open on this machine. Everything else starts opens up fine.

Any Ideas?

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I don’t use Pixel Editor normally so had not tried it.  However as it gave me something to do on my commuter train, I remoted into one of the computers that has 4.3.26 on it and started Pixel Editor from the start menu.  It started up just fine.  I did not attempt to do anything with it other than start it and confirm that it showed 4.3.26 Pro.

This was on a Windows XP based computer via TeamViewer from my piece of crap iPhone.

 

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Ron, move to 5.xxx. If you want some help with it give me a call and we can to a teamviewer or something like that.

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OK Doug, I'm installing S5 on the PCs. I may be giving you a call when we get our displays down. I might even make a road trip down on a Saturday to get some one on one help. We'll need to set something up. I'll have a few questions to start, then try to dig into it.

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Ron, once I made the switch no regrets. Biggest problems I had conversion of sequences. This year starting from scratch with S5, I believe it will go real smooth. Come on down anytime or we can do a teamviewer, just let me know.

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Doug, has the SuperStar integration improved since I last played with S5 about 7 weeks ago?  Or do you not use SuperStar (in which case you likely would not know)?

 

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On 12/29/2017 at 7:36 PM, dougd said:

Ron, once I made the switch no regrets. Biggest problems I had conversion of sequences. This year starting from scratch with S5, I believe it will go real smooth. Come on down anytime or we can do a teamviewer, just let me know.

Yeah, that seems to be where I'm going to be stuck. Since my display will change for 2018, either I can't figure out how to convert multiple files in one sequence, or the program just won't do it. Plus, I can't seem to get the effect I want on the ChromaFlake Tree/Pyramid. I will probably stay with S4 and go to the PE to do a few things that I, either can't accomplish in SS or want an element level effect.

 

On 12/29/2017 at 9:11 PM, k6ccc said:

Doug, has the SuperStar integration improved since I last played with S5 about 7 weeks ago?  Or do you not use SuperStar (in which case you likely would not know)?

 

Jim, when I opened my ChromaFlake Tree/Pyramid in S5 and SS, it didn't look right. Maybe I was doing something wrong, I don't know.

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Those of us who sequenced our whole display in SS and  tweaked our visualizer to get the grid exactly how we wanted it in SS are somewhat disappointed in S5. That being said the good far out weighs the bad.

S5 needs and lite version of the visualizer so we can create our display for SS like we always did.

I still have S4 installed in a vmware. I will create my 2018 display in S4's visualizer and tweak it like I always do. That is all I will use S4 for. I will then import that visualizer into SS and sequence just like I did last year. I will bring that sequence from SS into S5's sequence editor. Now is where the good stuff comes in. 

You could import the S4 visualizer into S5. I am not going that route. I created my 2018 display using the preview. That way I can get my display for S5 exactly as I like it. Now I can add movies, pictures and any of the other motion effect to my sequence quite easily because they are all built into the grid. If I need to add any SS effects at this point it is quite easy to export to SS for those props or groups I want to make changes to.

My sequences from this past year I will copy and paste into a new sequence for this year, Get rid of some of that legacy stuff that shows up when you convert S4 sequences.

Anyways, that is my plan. S5 ran great this season.

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I just can't see the benefits of S5 yet so I will be sticking with S4 for the foreseeable future. Maybe in another year or two but right now everything is running smooth with what I have now.

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On 12/31/2017 at 11:39 AM, dougd said:

Those of us who sequenced our whole display in SS and  tweaked our visualizer to get the grid exactly how we wanted it in SS are somewhat disappointed in S5. That being said the good far out weighs the bad.

S5 needs and lite version of the visualizer so we can create our display for SS like we always did.

I still have S4 installed in a vmware. I will create my 2018 display in S4's visualizer and tweak it like I always do. That is all I will use S4 for. I will then import that visualizer into SS and sequence just like I did last year. I will bring that sequence from SS into S5's sequence editor. Now is where the good stuff comes in. 

You could import the S4 visualizer into S5. I am not going that route. I created my 2018 display using the preview. That way I can get my display for S5 exactly as I like it. Now I can add movies, pictures and any of the other motion effect to my sequence quite easily because they are all built into the grid. If I need to add any SS effects at this point it is quite easy to export to SS for those props or groups I want to make changes to.

My sequences from this past year I will copy and paste into a new sequence for this year, Get rid of some of that legacy stuff that shows up when you convert S4 sequences.

Anyways, that is my plan. S5 ran great this season.

That's how I was planning on doing it Doug. Sequence in Superstar, Export to SE, then import to S5 Sequencer. Tweak, Save and Run. The P10 panels are going to be where I need either S5 or xLights. You know me though, LOR through and through. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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There was a thread on here about someone getting the P10 panels to work with LOR so I think it is doable.

 

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My SS is at 160 License. I can actually use SS, but mostly for Tune To info. I was thinking of doing a 2 panel x 2 sides using P5 panels for Tune To info and using the P10 for effects and maybe Video. All but the Tune To info will need to be done in the S5 sequencer though

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Ron you might want to look at Ron's Holiday Lighting he has a small controller for the p10 panels that connect to E-31 directly to the P10 panels  however he is out of stock till sometime In January  I'm going to try his board for small tune to sign 4 panels

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25 minutes ago, Dennis Laff said:

Ron you might want to look at Ron's Holiday Lighting he has a small controller for the p10 panels that connect to E-31 directly to the P10 panels  however he is out of stock till sometime In January  I'm going to try his board for small tune to sign 4 panels

Thanks. My P10 Panels are complete except for the enclosure. I used Darrell Pelligrin's, CFOL P10 PiHat. I have one of Ron's for a backup.

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