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About jerrymac

  • Birthday 11/26/1946

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    More pixels More Power
  • Location
    South Georgia
  • Biography
    retired call center manager
  • Interests
    change often. so many things to do so little time
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  • About my display
    96 channel LOR 2, 10,000 + RGB chnanels

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  1. As usual GREAT job. LOVE it. soon you will have an entire Entourage.
  2. Best Software? Like anything else personal prefrence comes to play. LOR solid long standing and very capabable add SuperStar and very capable software. Large pixel counts beyond their CC line is currently bogging down the software. Dan indicates they are working on the issue and will have it upgraded (no time or date porjections or specifics. SuperStar supports RGB (in a round a bout way) and great with CCR.s LSP now very stable and fully supports RGB pixels in large numbers, Very capable for big setups. (new owner since the last year and growing). many features and with it a bit more of a learning curve (as you should expect). HLS Free program built from the ground up as RGB aware. Very capable and a different style of programming. This is one is not worth what you pay it is worth MUCH more. Nutcracker (X-Lights). Sean has done and continues to do a GREAT job and also worth much more the the free price. capable of very large count displays and if run in x-lights very small program foot and fast. Madrix. Expensive very capable stable professional program (not time sequenced like the other programs mentioned in these forums. Ford / Chevy or Dodge Ram which is the best depends on your outlook and specific needs. Realize this is a down and dirty short recap. Of course above is personal opinion only.
  3. There can even be differences when you order from the same source at the same time. Not long ago there were some differences even with CCR's. I have purchased from different people at different time and found the difference to be visible if you look for it but not signifigant. Purchasing one string for a sample then ordering more later is no assurance the the second order will exactly match the one you used for a sample.
  4. If you are just getting started you will likely find that there are more ways to sequence than there are people sequencing. Here is a turorial done by John (actully part 1 of 4) that is VERY well done and a great place to start. Just one great way to get going. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf9O-KiysA0&feature=c4-overview&list=UU0dnf9FV18XPhcV-BQNXckw Start off small and simple, it is easy to get over your head very quickly. My seggestion is to let your lights interpret the music not just flash on and off to the beat.
  5. Check out Papagyo and Bob's converter software. Including tutorials. www.itmebobo.com /SD.html Works great.
  6. I use AVS4you ( www.avs4you.com ) . cheap and very easy to learn. One trick I use is to insert a very High tone (or you could use a very very low tone_) at the very beginning of the audio with Audiocity. The tone is so high (or so low) that the speakers can not reproduce it, but shows in the sequence editor wave form. I key a couple of key lights to respond to the tone during seqencing. After video is taken I use AVS4you to overlay the original audio file used for sequencing (remove the recored audio) and line up the key light(s) to the inserted tone as seen in the wave form in AVS4you. This makes the new audio EXACTLY the same as the one in the sequence. Works for me and is very fast and neat. Same idea would work in any other audio dub software that has a wave form. No my idea but one I got from one of the boards a few years ago. (reprinted from another forum)
  7. Love it. Looking forward to video's of the rest of your show. Love the entire group together.
  8. Darlene: Don't forget these are Gemmi. (flip a switch and all come on at the same time?), lucky if you flip and switch they all come on at all, more than twice in a row. hope all is well at your place.
  9. PM sent re: the two rolls of 4 core wire.
  10. McKinney has complete pixel trees from $2,000 to $3,000. and software to match. Pretty close to an out of the box setup. Here is a link http://www.holidaylightdesigns.com/index.php/products/pixel-trees you can check out some of his video's
  11. Seasonal Entertainment makes a great breakout board for PC power suipply's. They have an On and Off switch as well as seperate 5v and 12 volt outputs, and best of all you do not have to cut off the original plugs or sweat color codes on the wires. Here is the link http://www.seasonalentertainmentllc.com/store/en/breakout-boards/144-24-pin-atx-power-supply-breakout-board.html very easy to solder up I have half a dozen of them I use. New ATX power supply's go for around $25.00 for 600 watt on Ebay.
  12. the one near me had them all on sale at 40% off (large were 29.95 efore sale). On the web site (hobby lobby) was a coupon for 25% off on your entire purchase including sale items for 8/11 only. Plan on cashing in on some additional ones on Sunday, don;t see the coupon on the web site today.
  13. Sorry didn't keep the boxs Not sure how many although there are a lot of them. The trees are very full.
  14. Best is the combination that works for your vision, ability, time and budget. Plug and Play = LOR CCP, CCR, CCB Plug and Play with some level of adjustment = Seasonal Entertainment Lots of choices with a minimal amount of work or learning = Holiday Coro Value and options with a fair amout of experiance (techno geek) = DYI
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