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I bought a 24x50 matrix board and a pixcon 16 controller.  the sequence im using is from a dmx 24 channel sequence.  I am running 12 universes with 100 pixels on each but just cant get it right.  What setting do I need the pixcon on?  I have 1 under zig zag and tried it at the 500 speed and looked like it wasn't running fast enough.  so I tried it at 1000 last night and it was all garbled.  Do I have too many lights on one channel? any help would be appreciated!  thanks!

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I use the sequence editor, bought the sequence from holidaysequences.com.  copied and pasted the 1000 channels into my 1000 channels.  only difference is he has 24x50 and I have 12x1000.  set up the pixcon 16 and worked ok the first time I used it.  you could make out what was going on but it was a mirrored image so the guy told me to try a faster speed so I ordered the g4 mps player and made a port 1000 speed.  it got worse and on two strands only 50 pixels are working and on 2 about 70 are working.  This happens when I run the test also.  I am using s4 I believe.  don't really use a pixel editor

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sorry, I have 1 port running 100 pixels.  50 going 1 way then up one and back 50.  I put the zig zag at 1 but not sure that's what it needs to be at

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Confirm your software version.  Your profile is showing 5.3.10, but your earlier message said S4.  The answer substantially differs between versions.

 

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1 minute ago, CRMSNRD said:

MY SOFTWARE VERSION IS 4.4.4.  PRO

Thank you - and thank you for updating your profile as well.

I don't have S4 on anything so I can't create a file for you.

 

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1 minute ago, CRMSNRD said:

SHOULD I UPGRADE TO S5?

In January, yes - NOT NOW!  Too big of a learning curve to make that switch right before show season.  However I would recommend that you upgrade to S5 in January.  That way you have many months to learn the new software.

 

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I concur with k6ccc, the differences between S4 and S5 are HUGE ! Wait until after the New Year to upgrade....then spend the time with S5 and delving into the land of pixel-mania...yes you can do pixels in S4, just a bit more cumbersome.

Regarding S4, there ARE some very good experts here for that help.

 

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Crmsrd  it's seems that you don't have your channels setup right can you post a picture of your channel layout in SE and do you set the bitrate on the song before using in the sequence how did you zigzag in SE .

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I can ge a picture of my channel layout when I get home, but I set the controller at 39 and went 100 per port for 12 channels.  I put the zig zag setting at 1 but im not sure that is right because I can t tell if that's 1 pixel or 1 set of 50 or what.  that may be my problem

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3 hours ago, CRMSNRD said:

I can ge a picture of my channel layout when I get home, but I set the controller at 39 and went 100 per port for 12 channels.  I put the zig zag setting at 1 but im not sure that is right because I can t tell if that's 1 pixel or 1 set of 50 or what.  that may be my problem

I don't know anything about the pixcon controller but your zig zag should be set at every 50th pixel. 

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A39 is that the universe number ?    The sequence your copying and pasting from only has 24 lines right ?    Do you know how to group the channels so you have 24 lines also.  Not expanded like you have them 

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Since it's being used in LOR mode I take it you assigned Unit ID 39 for Port 1? If that is the case then the other ports follow in Hex order.

I also assume you have enhanced mode checked as that is mandatory for a Pixcon16.

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this is what im copying from.  all I did was expand my controller and expand his and then copy and paste 100 channels at a time.  no idea what you mean by grouping them

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