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carsonsig

Which LOR package for move from Regular to pixels?

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So, I bought a 16 string ribbon tree from Holidaycoro.  I will buy some sequences to have a full show this year, but want to make a few as well!

I have 32 LOR channells now, running my standard LED setups....

Long term plans include some fascia and window outlines, arches, all smart pixels.

 

What package do I NEED to make these pizels do what I want?  Pro gets me pixel editor... but dang... getting up there in $$..

I will spend $ to save time, but not if these features will be way over my head as a noob pixel guy...  Love to hear your thoughts

 

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Hi Carsonsig,

I would suggest the advanced license and add Superstar. My opinion is that even though Pixel Editor (PE) is a powerful tool it has a bit more of a learning curve. Both Superstar and PE can do a lot of the same effects and control the same kind of lights. You might find more CCR/DMX sequences using Superstar than you will programmed by PE.

Also, Superstar is more of a "sequencing" tool whereas PE is more of an "Effects Generator" similar to X-Lights. If you have a grasp on LOR sequencing using Sequence Editor I'm pretty sure you'll find Superstar a bit easier to learn. PE isn't as hard as X-lights but it still relies on creating effects that you then drop in the timeline at whatever point in time of the song you want.

This is just my opinion in using Superstar quite a bit, some in PE and dabbling in X-Lights. I hope this helps and if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks,

Al

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Interesting.  So PE might be the advanced package.... Not something I am gonna pick up this spring and be able to learn, utilize to any great effect by turkey day....

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I would suggest watching the tutorials on LOR's website about using Superstar and PE and see which one seems easier to pickup. For me Superstar was pretty easy but then again I've taken a few of Brian Bruderer's classes at Christmas Expos. I also took the Pixel Editor class at the 2015 Expo and it seems not to bad to pick up but again the programs have their pluses and minuses. Superstar, for me, is a better sequencing tool but it is a bit harder to get some effects to work and look good. The PE is real good for effects but it isn't a sequencing tool, more of an effects generator then you drop that effect where you want it.

Since you already use and know LOR , I'm thinking Superstar may be the way to go. As far as the LOR license levels are concerned, for Superstar you just need the advanced level but for PE you'll need the Pro level. Hope this helps.

Good luck,

Al

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Or you could always move to xLights

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5 minutes ago, ozaz said:

Or you could always move to xLights

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lord... just what I need!  a NEW program

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