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Beaver State Rich

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  1. Anything preventing theft/vandalism is all about layers. Cameras are great at identification after a loss and can pose a deterrent if they are seen by a potential thief. However, they are quiet and don't announce the intrusion unless you have the system set to trigger on active zones with your home alarm. (most folks don't) Placing signs to alert to the cameras helps. The best feature about cameras is it allows you to monitor what occurs in your yard during off hours. When my yard alarms trigger I can pull up the feed on my tablet bed side and determine if its the pesky deer again o
  2. Hey all, I am trying to get monkeybasic's trackskull to work in puppet mode and so far no joy. I have a medusa board and even got the gen 4 camera. The only non- standard piece is my Dmx dongle. I have been using the Holiday Coro acti-dongle that says its enttec pro compatible. The board and dongle work great for DMX and servo control as I used it this last season. I can record with trackskull and export to LOR and it plays, what wont work is live puppet mode. Im wondering if the issue is a setting or if the dongle is not compatible.
  3. Dennis, sorry I didn't see this a couple of months ago. In short you are way over complicating this. To hack most of these toys with LOR you don't need a servo control board, what you need are $1 wall worts you can pick up at Goodwill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXRgxG8LTcU TIKI BIRD TEST 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTOZLGnXzd4 2015 HALLOWEEN SHOW CLOSE UP (POURING RAIN) http://ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfQnXNiwia8 2015 PIRATE SKULL Just get a couple of 1/2 amp wall wort AC-DC plugs and wire one into the beak the other into the body to do the above. If yo
  4. OK played around with sequence a bit this evening. 12 RGB DMX channels are adding over a GIG to the file size. ?????? How is this even possible that's only 36 channels. My file size goes from 172K to 1.2 million K as soon as I copy in my 12 DMX channels. I think this is what is causing the program to crash. How are folks getting 100+ channels to run when I can't get 70 to play in a show?
  5. OK, I think the issue is that my file size is too large. It's 1.2GB!!! I was looking at length of time from last year not file size. So, here's my question now. My video file size is 56mb. I am running 32 channels of LOR with 12 RGB channels from an actidongle. That is only 70 channels. How is the file size getting so large?
  6. Thanks Don, I appreciate the reply. I also tried just loading one sequence into the show and it would play and then crash when it was time to repeat/loop. Ticket sent to LOR and we will see what they can come up with.
  7. FYI: I edited part of the longer sequence last night down to to 6 minutes thinking the long/larege file may be the issue. No resolution.
  8. Hey all. Trying to get up and running for Halloween and I am having trouble with getting the show to run. I have 2 sequences that I am trying to get to fire up and repeat during show hours. The first is my 2014 show that is 9:15 seconds, the 2nd is our filler piece of 20:45. Last year we ran similar sequences that timed out playing every top/bottom of hour every night. Yes they are long but again-it worked last year and breaking them apart would be problematic. This year on either simple show builder or show editor/schedule editor the first sequence will fire and the 2nd will then flash
  9. Thanks for the help. I guess the manual recolor each block is the way to go. I was hoping there was an easy way to just select all "ON" colors and re-color them vs. clicking every cell. Thank goodness I only have a 9.5 minute show.
  10. Thanks, will have to open superstar and play with it.
  11. OK, this is probably a stupid question but I know I'm missing something to do this the easy way. I am adding DMX this year to the show. Switching 10 of my can lights to RGB floods. (yeah!) I created 10 new RGB channels in my existing show and copied and pasted the existing LOR channel sequences to the RGB chanels. It works except for one thing, all colors are just red. I get that the original LOR channel was just one and the RGB is 3 with red being the first one. I want to go and change the colors throughout the song but it looks like I have to change each pixel individually???? There
  12. Hi from Corvallis. Are you talking about a projection map (custom videos that are mapped to your house) or just using a video projector as part of your display? To add a projector you will need the maxed out version of the LOR softwear to run the video. Of course a projector is needed and a REALLY long vga cable. You will be running the show from your computer. We use LOR to run our Halloween show and video is a big part of it. Logistics for a projector outside are to keep it dry and secure. Dry: I built a casket to house my unit, It keeps the projector dry and if you set it back about
  13. The West Coast Haunters Convention is in Portland every year. I have yet to actually make it but it's a pretty big deal. They have an entire section dedicated to the home haunter. It's May 16-18 and the keynote speaker is from the makeup artist show on Syfy network. A few of us from Corvallis are planning to go on the Saturday. I really wanted to do the CLAP event in WA but that week is booked solid with meetings in tornado alley.
  14. Here is the link to what I purchased off of eBay. The Chauvet first got my attention as an alternative to fire, but further research found that I could likely do better on the price of $400. While they are a name brand I have had an issue with them in the past on a fogger-I can forgive problems what burned me was the poor service/response to a simple fix with a remote. Now, I hate to say this because I got a lot of useful help from a vendor in the midwest on a haunt forum but this unit from china appears to be the identical machine a lot of the halloween stores/sites are selling for $300
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