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Everything posted by lightzilla

  1. I thought I had no issues with the G4-Director unit but now I remember an issue I had. Had nothing to do with Freezing up but with adding more than 1 non-musical sequence to the SD card with musical sequences. If I had 2 non-musical sequences mixed in with the musical sequences the director unit would only go through the one & then start over. I mixed them up but only the 1st 4 or 5 sequences played. So I removed one of the non-musical sequences & put 6 musical on then 1 non-musical (1 minute) as a break, then added 5 more & then it worked. I also had an emergency back up SD card.
  2. Director units do work. From 2008 - 2012 I used the mini director unit. In 2008 it ran 48 reg. Lor channels, in 2009 it ran 160 reg Lor channels, in 2009 it ran 192 reg Lor channels, and from in 2010-2012 in ran 272 reg lor channels. All ran smoothly. Also all the AC controllers worked in -20,-30, & -40 degree weather. The mini director was in the house. However in 2013 I decided to make a 12 CCR Matrix & 4 (you can say) mini arches. They took only 1 CCP controller with 2 smart pixel strings. 25 nodes in each arch. I didn't need to drill holes because the stuff I used was for lawn edgi
  3. I am curious how a 32 x 64 pixel matrix will look like. I made a few 32 x 50 Matrix sequences for my 32 x 50 Matrix but I ran out of time completing the Matrix. Adding lights etc. Maybe I will use it for the 2021 season.
  4. I made a pixel tree back in 2016 (actual it wasn't a tree, it was a vertical Matrix) 16 x 50. It was clear. Pictures, etc looked great. If I ever made another vertical matrix it would be at least 24 x 50 or 24 x 100. The more pixel strings the more easier (in my opinion) it is to sequence. When I sequenced for my 2019 24 x 50 Matrix that was only 6ft long & 3ft deep it was like watching a TV but lower resolution. Anyhow I found it easier to sequence the 24 x 50 Matrix than I did the 12 CCR Matrix. I was to have a 32 X 50 Matrix & I made a few sequences but I ran out of time to make my
  5. This was an interesting thread. Reading about SD cards. Some SD cards I have from back in 2008 (Lexar, Staples brand) are still working. Some of my Kingston brand SD cards stopped working. I don't think I ever had a SanDisk work for me or rarely ever. So again this year I ran my smaller than usual display off of the N4-G4-MP3 director unit that I bought when they 1st came out. This year I ran the smaller light show from 57.6 speed. Because the display was small ..... the 64 regular channels & the pixie 4 controller (running a 6ft spiral tree with the strings folded in half to make 8 25 c
  6. I bought clearance 5v 50 count strings. 5 strings didn't work right of the bat. The rest did.
  7. I started back in 2007 with only 8 channels just to see if I like it. Jumped to 48 channels in 2008. Then more controllers etc etc. I use to warn people to always have a spare controller card for your 8 channel controllers & your 16 channel controllers, even for smart pixel controllers. Some found out why I mentioned that. The best thing to do is learn to sequence your self. I watched Holdman & other popular displays on YouTube, looked at their sequences that they use to share & then went from there. Yes, I even had ccr tree sequences that I made myself, & 24 x 50 & 32
  8. I had 2 Marty fans in my display off and on from 2009 to 2013. One year I had to Mega Trees, the next year 2 Fans instead of the Mega Trees. I used the frame a12 foot trampoline to make the 2 fans. Then I made 2 smaller fans from an 8ft trampoline and that way I could have 2 Mega Trees & 2 Fans, 4 arches and up to 16 mini trees...(2 colours). Then I made a different kind of fan for the 2019 season. Looks like fan blades.
  9. Raising this thread again. I wish we still had an Canadian Christmas forum. I was preparing a contest back in 2016 but the Calgary forum closed down. I was working on finding some judges (like in the one contest where we had a Glee actor). I am hoping to get back to a groove again in decorating. Where I live no one seems to care about all the fancy Matrix sequences /Ribbon Tree stuff. Looks like folks want me to go more Traditional (mega trees, regular arches). I shall try.
  10. I C that you still use Eddie Bush's song in your display. Nice setup. I just got back into a musical display this year. The last time was 2016. Sold most of my stuff so I went small.
  11. Maybe test those 2 controllers to see if they are working. Check the fuses.
  12. I know your question was solved but I am just curious......in the 1st picture you posted was that power supple a 12 volt power supple? If it was then I take it you switched it out to a 5 volt power supple.
  13. Which song version of Moves Like Santa are you using? The version I have is by Marcie Joy.
  14. My G3 one worked great. I ran my regular lor channels (300) & a 16 ccr Matrix & 16 CCP controllers no problem. However I just bought the G4 with 4 ports last Wednesday .....should arrive by next Wensday I am guessing.
  15. If anything could I have please have your Lcc file? So I can see what the song I mentioned above would look like on your house. Please & thankyou.
  16. Mega Arch are you will to share the sequence & your lcc file .Please!!! It has been a few years for me & so it is like starting over again. I sold most stuff but I want to get into sequencing again if nothing else. I want to try & make a sequence to a song from a singer that follows me on twitter. Her version of All I Want For Christmas. Kate Grom is her name. If I can get it done maybe you can add it in your display even if just for a day or 2. Make a video so that I can show her. Please & thank you.
  17. I am, sorry to hear this news. It does happen. Happen to us in our old home 1 season but it stopped because we talked with a lady who talked to her song who talked with his friends & then it stopped. Then we move & all was good for 10 years & then it happened again. This time it effected me to the point where I decorated less....but kept decorating & even though I am doing a static display again this year I when bigger than I have in the past few years. It may get you down, and you may want to scale back a bit but if you do remember to keep on plugging away even if you scale
  18. I still have 12 ribbons. I haven't used them in 5 years.
  19. In my yard I don't have room for circles, & so arches work for me. On the other hand a person can have both. Circles in my ash tree might look cool.
  20. Out of curiosity how many channels do you have? Is your setup done for the 2018 Christmas season?
  21. There is another option. Like leaving the face of the house static for this year & putting up a nice mega tree or two, 15 mini trees, say 5 pixel arches (Smart Pixels) , 2 Marty fans (say 13 channels each) & then let me sequence a song for you. I need the practice. Been a couple years since I did a regular display. Spent to much time sequencing animation pixel Matrix or Tree sequences.
  22. In Canada we have Socan (copyright protection for singer) . I sent 6 emails & 4 emails from 4 different people say there is no law forbidding you to play music in your yard for personal use. Oh but 2 email from 2 different people come back & say "you need this license (so for @$222 I can play any song I want publicly for the year.). Which isn't bad if we didn't have from March to Sept between 12 to 19 hours of daylight. I could play sequences that I created in Superstar all year. Nevertheless I go by those other emails. Howbeit I go about things differently as I go to Indie sing
  23. The song Thin Blue Line. I remember Mega Arch talking about it. Mega Arch likes to promote Eddie Bush. Eddie is a great guy. A great tribute song to say the lease. dibblejr it is a great act of kindness sharing your sequence. An important tribute.
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