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  1. Here is another video from our Christmas show this year. The initial mouth sequence was supplied by BobO (Thank You!) and I modified it/added to it to meet the effects I was going for. I received a lot of positive feedback from people about the song selection, and the 2020 closure at the end. Hope you enjoy! Videos for all my post-Christmas light show can be found via the links in my signature block below.
    4 points
  2. I had to add the Griswold drumroll this year, here is my version
    4 points
  3. This year our show had more traffic because of the news story. I am always outside to say hello and answer questions ,most people are nice and understand others want to see the show also, I do ask people not to stop smack in the front of the house and to turn their lites off. The other nite I had a guy in a very tricked out Jeep wrangler stop crossways of the street, blocking both ways I asked nicely if he could move so people coming into the neighborhood could get by, he politely told me where &^%*$# to go. So I went to the other cars and told them to hang on and I went in and shut it
    3 points
  4. Like Jim, I usually UPDATE immediately I see the release notice by DevMike, so I rarely get the opportunity to see any notifications. I seem to recall a update message on one occasion but can't be sure. It's been many years since I UPGRADED to the Pro license level.
    2 points
  5. Those is Upgrade (as in increase your license level), not update (as in software version update). Still there in S5. Actually I do think I remember what the OP is asking about. At least at some time in the past, Sequence Editor would check for updates in the background and put some sort of note that there was an update available. Been so long since I had seen that because I normally update almost immediately after DevMike announces an update has been released.. And I just go to the software download page to get the new file, and start updating computers.
    2 points
  6. I have 2 original CCRs that I purchased in 2009 and the original ribbons failed in 2018. I replaced the ribbons with what was called "5M 6803 IC 5050 150LED RGB strips" that I bought on Ebay. Just do search and you will find them. I did have to cut the wires to attach the new strip with original CCR plug and I had to change the controller to BRG in the hardware editor. they work great and have been working perfect since 2018.
    2 points
  7. I also did the Griswold dedication. Here's my version, and I am willing to share the LOR sequencing and an explanation as to how to produce the audio I used (using Audacity). More videos can be found via the links in my signature.
    2 points
  8. Personally you could not pay me to use a Director - WAY to limiting. When using a computer to run my show, I can watch the computer and see exactly what is happening. I can edit a song while the show is running. For example, you watch a song and see an error. Edit the song, compress it, and the next time it plays, it will be corrected. I can edit a show or show schedule. And I can do any of that from anywhere in the world that has Internet access. My show can send me status messages (E-Mail or text) that a show is starting, ending, or even that some song is playing. I can run up to 16
    2 points
  9. Don't ever ever use the mechanical connectors for strips. They are horrendously unreliable. A solder joint is THE only way and even that can be fragile.
    2 points
  10. WELCOME An AC (CTB series) starter package is for you. (You might find some members selling their AC stuff at a good price. Be aware that only Gen3's can do the faster network speeds used with Pixies. Gen'2 work fine, but have a few less capabilities). It is hard to overload a CTB series using only LEDS (I converted all mine to 1 power cord configuration (12A max) ) A Basic license (sold at a discount with Starter packages), will cover 2 AC (32 ports) controllers. 💡 You will find you always need MORE ports 😛
    2 points
  11. I had to work from December 3-to January 10th with only 6 days off due to my partners at work getting sick and didn’t get a chance to take any videos with the camera due to night shift and being worn slam out. Wish I would have been able to get a better video and at night. But this year was great..... first year moving to rgb..... and it only gets bigger from here 🤣 depends on how much money I can talk the wife into. Lol there will be some trades and deals worked out 😝
    1 point
  12. My daughter said I needed to do this one. It was a catchy tune and a lot of fun once I started on it. Welcome to share if you want, as long as you don't plan to sell...
    1 point
  13. I assume you are talking about the 120V AC power to the controller's power supply. If so, that number sounds not overly out of line. It will vary A LOT depending on the pixels and power supply. So yes, you could put about 10 of them on your 15 amp outlet (assuming that there is not anything else on that circuit).
    1 point
  14. Sort, right click on the channel button and sort by whatever it takes to get them where you need them. You may also have to name/ number every node. I had to do that with a few custom props. JR
    1 point
  15. Don't know. I have never used or noticed an update check within the program. Usually I just go to the software download page when DevMike sends out notices about updates here on the forum. You can at any time go to the software download page and download any version at any time. http://www1.lightorama.com/sequencing-software-download/
    1 point
  16. Been running S5 for 2 years no issues.
    1 point
  17. Hi Eric I had 30 in a tree a few years back of various sizes looked really nice, people liked them but i sold them like to change some thing every year .
    1 point
  18. If you have any issues getting FPP working on the Pi and able to drive the P5 panels, feel free to give me a call.
    1 point
  19. 128K CBR was true with older Directors, the newest G4 Director {I have the N4-G4} seems to work just with 320K CBR MP3 files, I used 320K CBR audio MP3's in my 2020-2021 Christmas Show, all ran perfectly fine, and being 320K they also sounded much better than 128K audio files.
    1 point
  20. LOL! Had to google PEBKAC errors, happens a lot here!
    1 point
  21. That's one way of doing it. It's a lot easier to use the hardware editor and configure the controller to the correct color setup. The channel by channel method in the video could take some time if you have multiple ribbons to flip colors.
    1 point
  22. Doing RUSH Spirit Of Radio for next years show......wish me luck!
    1 point
  23. Units for each axis? To quote an instructor from my past, "Is that 500 pounds force or 500 Green and Purple Unicorns, units matter" 😁
    1 point
  24. It was a shock to me when I jumped from S4 to S5, but once I figured it out, I was so glad I made the leap! And against all advice, I did it between a Halloween and Christmas show season.
    1 point
  25. Thanks JR.You are correct about the manual timing. In any case, the beat wizard can't make head nor tails of Tool's time signatures. They took months to get right. Danny Carey's drums are a nightmare to sequence. Take a look at the Master at Work.
    1 point
  26. Pedro, Thank you for the info!! I finally found a video on the Pixel Editor I was looking for and it seems to be working out for getting text to show up on the P5 panels. It was in the LOR website help area in videos all along. The problem was the video is over an hour long and was impatient. The video 10 minutes in finally got to what was needed, now being informed on Pixel editor, I can see why S5 is becoming popular. I do not have a lot of time to devout to the hobby so I try to get tips from this forum to make it easier John
    1 point
  27. Well, I finally managed to do something that I've tried to do every year but failed. This year I managed to get updated video of every song that I've got in both my Holiday and Post-Holiday rotations. Here are all of my Holiday Songs: All I Want for Christmas is You Carol of the Bells / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Christmas Canon Christmas Eve Sarajevo Deck the Halls / Joy To the World Frosty The Snowman Hark the Herald Angels Sing Have A Merry Christmas Holly Jolly Christmas I Like A Sleigh Ride I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
    1 point
  28. Coffee shop section of here. Also sign up at LOR for the email on the Spring (grab) sale. 💡 Be ready when it starts, things sell out in the first few minutes, hours. Note The GRAB <<<--- Have a list ready. Have alternates. Be ready to check out FAST (the grab is to who gets OUT first.
    1 point
  29. Welding is worth learning, it opens up lots of things you just can't do with wood or PVC. I recommend you look into it.
    1 point
  30. we'll see how much cash I have come LOR spring mad grab... interested in learning how to weld and making my own wire frames...
    1 point
  31. Thanks JR and have a Happy New Year to you and your family .Dennis L
    1 point
  32. Three Kings Day IS the 12th day of Christmas. As I said above, the Christmas Season, according to the Liturgical calendar, STARTS on Christmas Day and lasts for 12 days (up to Jan 6). So good for you, Orville! I'm always about the last holdout in my neighborhood use the same takedown schedule as you.
    1 point
  33. As everyone else says, more details are needed. However, when you say it's not working, I assume you mean your lights aren't turning on anymore and have lost communication with your controllers. In this case, the first steps I do is to check if your computer is even seeing controllers on the network. Usually I start with the CTB16s by pulling up the hardware utility and searching the network for controllers to see if any have been found. If some are missing, you probably have an error with a cable (or as I've seen before, a very small possibility an issue occurred with the RJ45 jack in a c
    1 point
  34. Whatever computer you use to run the show will need to run the LOR software, which means a PC with a full install of Windows. LOR does make standalone directors which will run the show without a pc
    1 point
  35. The basic difference is that a non-enhanced network allows any device on the network to send data. In order to make that work, there needs to be lots of gaps in the sent data to allow some other device to get in with a packet. This slows down the total throughput. Very similar to an old coax based Ethernet (for those old enough to remember that). On an Enhanced LOR network, the Director or show PC sends out a command that tells every other device to SHUT UP! That way the Director or show PC can send data continuously. I don't have exact numbers, but for a very rough rule of thumb, figure
    1 point
  36. Here is a link to the original construction of the circles. There are not many folks with more than 4 since they take up a lot of space. This year I switched from my 2x4 frame construction to pvc pipe and I love it. The frames have always been used to mount my mini floods on but the new pvc frames make it easier to store. I use 10' rebar driven 4' in on the ends and in the centers. 8 circles is roughly 60' of space. I also have mini circles I made for my covid show. The minis are nodes and not ribbons. Note, I do not use the cross supports, I use the top and bottom framing to ke
    1 point
  37. Go to my Christmas show thread and you will see the LOR mini floods pointing to the viewers, my viewers are over 200' away. I was using the standard garden variety flood spots for years before I added these to my Halloween show. I have always liked the looks of the floods pointing toward the viewers and they are not blinding. Short Video from a Drone Pilot Last Night - My Christmas Display - Light-O-Rama Forums JR
    1 point
  38. I took my dislay down yesterday like I always do on the 26th. After getting everything packed back in my basement, I tested the 100 Xenon strobes I had in my display to see how many failures I had. I had 12 that no longer worked. Each of the 12 appeared to have water in them. I purchased them from 2 different vendors and allegedly the Xenon were supposed to be made better than in the past specifically with water intrusion. Well, at a 12% failure rate I am not so sure I will continue to use them. All of my 5mm strobe strings still work great with 0 failures. More than likely, I will stick with
    1 point
  39. What I think you are referring to is the up coming Pixel link. It is NOT an ELL replacement, but a bridge from LOR protocol to E1.31.
    1 point
  40. JR you lost me. It is 143 nodes. A single Pixie port can drive those (with PI), You just group the nodes (SE user here) for each action (assumes you want to treat the outlines as a single) I do wish that LOR had made the built in Pixie Singing face macro User configurable (node list per macro channel)
    1 point
  41. Yes, there are several people that have run neighborhoods. It is a HUGE undertaking. I am not one of them. Administration and politics are are much of an issue as the technical. Hopefully a few of those people will chime in. You may want to start small with the one neighbor and expand IF that goes OK. You've got this one neighbor that knows virtually nothing about it, and is trying to get you to put forth a huge amount of time and effort, and possibly expense. Jump carefully.
    1 point
  42. A few songs from this years lineup. For King And Country. Little Drummer Boy. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xag1cyrjim8jbtq/King And Country Little Drummer Boy 2020.mp4?dl=0 Trans Siberian Orchestra. Carmina Burana. https://www.dropbox.com/s/lxjccozdv79bl9d/TSO Carmina Burana 2020.mp4?dl=0 Trans Siberian Orchestra. The Mountain. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0vctoszzvbr63bz/TSO The Mountain 2020.mp4?dl=0 Trans Siberian Orchestra. Siberian Sleighride. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6f3qpa3c3g8hp1n/TSO Siberian Sleighride 2020.mp4?dl=0 Trans Siberian Orchestra. Wi
    1 point
  43. Come on now. They would LOVE to see a good trauma instead of all the COVD cases. It would be a welcome change :)
    1 point
  44. It gets to where none of the sequences fit your display, and you end up having to piece it together from a couple, if not several, sequences. This is where shared sequences really come in. However, doing it that way has a tendency to leave it as a less than unison display. It can effect the dynamics. It also still ends up requiring a lot of work. HS sequences have no real widow pixels, and very little to no AC channels. The Eves, and such are too short to really work with my roof line, and house outline, so that requires manipulation. Wowlights has window pixels, but the house outline
    1 point
  45. You can control the tree and all of your show with a computer, laptop or desktop. If you have one or two , you would not require a direct of any type. As my friend above states , you will need a red RS485HS adapter and a Pro License. See my thread at the top of the General Hardware section to assist you with setting up the pixie control. There is a video so you can skip the long instructions JR
    1 point
  46. STC is a Basic+ level License (4 ID) , Plus an AC controller (16 chan) Pixel Trees use an PRO License have the Pixie8 (needs 8 ID's) controller RTG (attach power and Network) . You will need a RED (HS) adapter. The MP3 Director might fit better (assumes you WANT to use a SD card)
    1 point
  47. Here are 4 videos from my shows I run. As some know, I run my shows during the spring/summer/fall months. (I work in the rain and have no desires to play in the rain, winter is when I do most of my sequencing) My neighbors/friends/family all plop down in lawn chairs after a nice bbq with our favorite beverage on a warm summer night and watch the lights with a 7.1 surround sound system and a thumping sub woofer. It's sort of a mini concert in my backyard. Hence this why my song selection is not Christmas related. 2 of the songs Lily was here and Fanfare for the Common Man were sequenced e
    1 point
  48. Here are some free sequences. Enjoy! Thanks for participating in the John Storms offline backup program. I do not provide the music. Do go and buy the songs from amazon for .99. If you need audio that has been edited buy the song then search Google to see if there is a way to go from "Youtube to MP3". Videos for the following are posted at: http://youtube.com/listentoourlights Let it Go https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B95M-4jUDX5aRDBJaWdaRGRVRDQ Do you Want to Build a Snowman https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B95M-4jUDX5aanlzdVA4ZXR3T3M Wonderful World of Color (will be on youtube soon)
    1 point
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