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CovertRain

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  1. Anybody care to share? I know this is old. Looking for Dance of the Sugar Plum fairy as well. Thanks. covertrain@cox.net
  2. Hi Paul. Would you mind sharing this with me? I am probably doing to do most of it on my own but I am struggling with a couple parts and need some ideas. I will PM you my email.
  3. We had some unexpected company for the holidays and my niece is staying with us. It's her favorite Christmas song. Anybody have this sequenced by chance?
  4. That's cool. I noticed even on your single at the peak of the roof you have a semi fire effect. Any ideas how I can replicate that pattern?
  5. Might be a really dumb question but has anybody managed to get a neat fire effect with pixels? It would be cool with my arches but not sure that is possible. I have an extra set of Pixels (50 per port) that I am thinking I need to figure out what to do with. I just thought having a fire effect would be cool.
  6. I went against conventional wisdom and switched to S5 at the last minute. Supposingky I had no issues. However, I am adding more pixel lights next year and need some new sequencing. Any video tutorials out there on S5 to do cool things like waves etc.?!?
  7. I am revising my statement. I opened a sequence in S5, it asked me if I wanted to use an existing preview from last year I created. I opened it, saved it as a new version 2019. Then continued to open the sequence. I then re-saved the sequence in a new folder labeled 2019. I was hoping it was that simple. Well, I created a new show file, added that sequence and it played through once then I got playback errors in the log console. YIKES! FYI. I plan on running the show from my laptop using S4. However, I would still like to learn how to properly import (I assume I am doing something
  8. Sorry to hear this. My lights were vandalized this year as well. So disheartening to know such cruel people would do stuff like this.
  9. Thanks everyone for the community support. FYI, I couldn't replace everything this season but I have it back up and running at least. Screw this person. Evidently, they hit several neighborhoods in the vicinity and did lots of damage. None of them had a synchronized light show like me but still. Unfortunately, multiple videos caught the person using their GMC Yukon to purposely drive over decorations but not one good picture of a license plate. Such a Grinchy thing to do. I am so pissed I am going to go bigger next year. Going to hit the sale, replace some old LOR controllers with so
  10. Have a $500 dollar deductible. About the same was done in damage so a claim would make no sense. Honestly, if it wasn't for my kids this would be enough for me to hang it up.
  11. My light show was vandalized last night. My neighbor a few houses down was also hit. I was already down a CCR 2 ribbon and now down another thanks to the vandals. Other decorations were not salvageable. We are assessing damage but I think I might be able to band-aid things together. What has the world come to?
  12. OK. Thanks I didn't think so. Bummer. I was trying to figure out a way to make this happen this year.
  13. Hi all. I am thinking of adding a second projector to my Halloween display. I have one that shows video in a window but I wanted to add one outdoors for different effect. I know how to get LOR to run one video image but is it possible to control a second video image outside without it showing the same sequence in doors? In other words two completely discrete video displays. I hope that makes sense but don't know if that is possible. My guess is no and I don't think filming split screen and dividing the "full screen" between windows will work for me since I already have to do that
  14. Thanks. I just opened a ticket. I hope they can help. If not, I might do without arches this year. I might as well buy a new controller if the above prices for the replacement are correct. If they are not anymore durable? What is the point?
  15. I think I may have found the replacement. $149.95 ?!?!?!!? What?!? Looks like replacements for the new controllers are only $59.95. That can't be right can it? http://store.lightorama.com/cocorireri.html
  16. Hello all. I built 4 arches last years using 2 CCR Ribbon sets. They worked perfectly all through Halloween and Christmas. I stored them away carefully. Now when I pulled them out this year, 1/2 of one of the ribbons is stuck (in effect one arch). It turns on but it's all white except a few pixels appear to be random colors. I tried swapping CCR controllers to make sure it wasn't the controller but that didn't change the symptoms. I tried hitting the reset button and holding it down and that did nothing as well. Is that strand toast?
  17. Sorry to pile on. I figured I would get on my neighbors good side and that is their favorite!! Will send a PM.
  18. I am always interested in the cool ideas everyone comes up with here. Appreciate it.
  19. Hi guys. I really have not seen anybody do this yet but this year I was really looking for an excuse to put up my new arches for Halloween. I had the old school ones but replaced them this year with CCR versions. I know typically they are used for Christmas displays but honestly I was a little excited to test them but then again really didn't want to take them down after they were setup. So, I decided to dress them up for Halloween. Something like I said I really have not seen. What I did is dress them up as ghosts. Basically using this as an opportunity to experiment with material,
  20. I will give it a try tonight. I didn't want to mess with last night as it was our neighborhood contest. What is interesting is that I tried another "program" that shall remain nameless, converted one of my sequences and it has zero issues with video. ZERO. So, it perplexes me a bit why this is something that seemingly can't be resolved. Thanks for the info.
  21. I just happened to check this thread today to see if there has been any progress. I am now wondering if your workaround is a direct result of them trying to solve this issue. The reason I am saying that is because you said the popup doesn't show up when using method above on 4.3.14. I am still on 3.12.2 and even using the method above it doesn't work. Basically, the issue that I posted above spells out what happens. You go through the process above then after that video ends and the next ones starts, the windows snaps back to it's original state and does the pop up all over again. Based
  22. Thanks guys. None of the solutions above worked. You could use the trick above and stretch the window but the problem is as soon as LOR software calls the video window again, it sort of "resets" and snaps it back down to below the normal viewing area. It's actually a worse solution than just letting the small little window quickly flash into view. I even tried finding a way to change the window borders to black or make it invisible via a script but no luck. I wonder if the software, if playing video, could be written so that it simply keeps the video window open playing a black backgrou
  23. Will do. I will experiment and let you know how it goes. Thanks for the advice above. I will give that a try as well.
  24. Maybe a dumb question but is this impacted by the final video save file type? So, does it matter for example the file is WMV versus AVI or some other format?
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