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Just Curious... What Happened To "lightshow Pro"?

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Forgive me if this is not the correct forum topic to post this to... 

 

I am a Newbie LOR'er... not looking to defect, but I am the curious type. 

 

I noticed one of the videos I was watching had a comment that the show was controlled with Lightshow Pro.  I got really curious and went looking for them.  Their website is no longer working. In fact, the pages that come up appear to be their web hosting company, which usually means that they have either been hacked or out of business.  

 

Anybody have a clue? 

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Hey Mark, They are changing servers because of problems with the old one being slow and inefficient. I am getting a redirect loop from your link. I'm sure they will be back online shortly.

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Hey George, how you been?

 

Maybe the link is cached then on my machine, because I am hitting the site no problem. Either way, Zeighty, they are still in biz for sure.

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The LSP web site is now back up and running on the new server, there are still some minor issues which are being worked through

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Hey Mark, doing ok. I just got to the website but the minute I click on anything I have problems, tried clearing the cache, didn't help. Not a big deal, not like anything is going on over there right now anyway. I'm sure it will be back up soon.

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Seems some of the sight does not work - and they don't show support for CCR or S3 yet - still might try the demo version, they seem to have a much better approach to RGB sequencing, like the ability to select an area of the music and setup timing.

 

Still trying to figure out the star sequencer, seems very limited.

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Seems some of the sight does not work - and they don't show support for CCR or S3 yet - still might try the demo version, they seem to have a much better approach to RGB sequencing, like the ability to select an area of the music and setup timing.

 

Still trying to figure out the star sequencer, seems very limited.

 

 

The CCR is supported as ive used them with LSP for 3 years now, you can use them as LOR devices or DMX devices as LSP has the ability to run many different devices and protocols.

 

As far as S3 support then it will import in an S3 sequences but it doesnt do a good job on the RGB elements from LOR as it then seperates the RGB channels into individual channels when imported in.

 

One of the features that most people are not aware of is the ability to map the location on your visualizer of you display and then group these items as individual items, grouped items and whole display to then apply effects without having to manually set the controllers in a logical way to create these effects and chases. Its 2D mapping of your display and its very very powerful and is what really sets LSP apart from the rest.

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One of the features that most people are not aware of is the ability to map the location on your visualizer of you display and then group these items as individual items, grouped items and whole display to then apply effects without having to manually set the controllers in a logical way to create these effects and chases. Its 2D mapping of your display and its very very powerful and is what really sets LSP apart from the rest.

Eddy, Thanks for pointing this out, I'm not sure if others know how to use this extremely useful feature. I could swear I saw a how-to video you made on this, but I can't seem to find it anywhere so that I could post the link here, am I just not looking in the right place for it? George

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Eddy, Thanks for pointing this out, I'm not sure if others know how to use this extremely useful feature. I could swear I saw a how-to video you made on this, but I can't seem to find it anywhere so that I could post the link here, am I just not looking in the right place for it? George

 

 

I havent done anything specific to how the 2D mapping works but this video on creating easy chases using LSP shows how easy it is to make chases based on using the 2D mapping, layers  and the macros

http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,2404.msg20995.html#msg20995

 

 

I am currently working on some training material that will be at least another month away from completion

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The CCR is supported as ive used them with LSP for 3 years now, you can use them as LOR devices or DMX devices as LSP has the ability to run many different devices and protocols.

 

As far as S3 support then it will import in an S3 sequences but it doesnt do a good job on the RGB elements from LOR as it then seperates the RGB channels into individual channels when imported in.

 

One of the features that most people are not aware of is the ability to map the location on your visualizer of you display and then group these items as individual items, grouped items and whole display to then apply effects without having to manually set the controllers in a logical way to create these effects and chases. Its 2D mapping of your display and its very very powerful and is what really sets LSP apart from the rest.

 

Thank you, that is great to know that it will work with CCR - so the final question is - can you export the RGB / CCR from LSP and import or copy paste in a way it can be used by LOR?

 

Just thinking with all my existing work in LOR, would be easier at first to use LSP to create the CCR and then as I update or create new sequences do it in LSP.

 

I am going to download the demo version shortly and try it out.

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If you use LSP then thats all you will need, you wont have a need at all for LOR

 

LSP has LOR export but this can be hit and miss on how it turns out

 

LSP will run LOR gear natively with the LOR protocol if you want

 

But be warned LSP is very different to LOR and has a much deeper level of features to be creative with but all these options and abilaties can come at a cost and that is additional complexity compared to LOR

 

Forget everything you have learned with LOR if you want to get the best from LSP would be my advice.

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I havent done anything specific to how the 2D mapping works but this video on creating easy chases using LSP shows how easy it is to make chases based on using the 2D mapping, layers  and the macros

http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,2404.msg20995.html#msg20995

 

 

I am currently working on some training material that will be at least another month away from completion

Well, that would definitely explain why I couldn't find it!!!

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The site now gives a database error so it is a different message. My guess would be either they got hacked again or the server had issues. Unfortunately it happens.

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There has been an issue created by the new server that was created on the server side and was beyond the control of the LSP administrators. I believe this issue is being worked on and should hopefully be resolved soon.

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Wow, that's one way to convince people to stay away and find another software to use -

I have to say in the 5 years I have been using LSP, this is the worst the website problems have ever been. I can remember it getting hacked before but the problems have never been this bad. I wonder who would do something like this? Hmmmm........

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I have to say in the 5 years I have been using LSP, this is the worst the website problems have ever been. I can remember it getting hacked before but the problems have never been this bad. I wonder who would do something like this? Hmmmm........

 

Changes to the ISP have been made to ensure the website and forum can perform for the future as the previous LSP server was well below par and was suffering from attacks, but unfortunatly with such a big change then this brings in unexpected issues. The current issue is not created by the move itself as most of the issues had almost been worked through. The current issue is with the server itself and was totaly unexpected and this is currently being worked on and resolved

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