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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: ArtNet support in Bridge Mode
« Last post by k6ccc on Today at 05:00:51 PM »
So you're using the FPP in Bridge Mode to simply send to the panels. But what are you using to create the actual content? I'm guessing a PC? VJ or lighting software? What protocol are you using to communicate to the FPP?
OK, you were looking for the entire chain.
I am running LOR S5 on a show PC.  One LAN on that computer is on my .131 LAN and the show PC is spitting out E1.31 frames in unicast.  Those packets run through a couple if switches and eventually get to a RaspBerry Pi 3B that is running FPP (using the built in LAN connection on the Pi).  The FPP installation is operating in bridge mode and converting the received E1.31 packets into an Ethernet data stream that the ColorLight receiver card understands.  There is a TrendNet USB to Gigabit Ethernet adapter plugged into the Pi.  The Ethernet connection between the Pi and the ColorLight is via about 8 inches of Cat-5.  The ColorLight receiver card takes the Ethernet data stream from the Pi and in turn drives the P5 or P10 panels.  I have two Tune-To signs.  One is 3W x 2 H P5 panels, and the other is 4W x 3H P10 panels.  Unfortunately due to time issues, only the P10 panel was used this year.  Each Tune-To sign has it's own RaspBerry Pi 3B and ColorLight.

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Falcon PiCap / Re: Beginner level learning for PiCap with xLights
« Last post by BrewskyAZ on Today at 04:51:08 PM »
DChristian - I am in the same boat you were in. I just got my PiCap connected to my test string of 50 lights and I can test them through FPP. This part works great.
In your post you mentioned reading some other forum posts and watching some videos. Would you mind sharing some links of the pages that helped you the most?
I appreciate it!!
BrewskyAZ
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: ArtNet support in Bridge Mode
« Last post by JonB256 on Today at 04:16:12 PM »
I use an FPP (RasPi 3B+) outputting to a single Colorlight board. That particular Pi has a Gigabit output needed to control the Colorlight

BUT

It is not in Bridge Mode. That can't work because the Ethernet port is used by the Colorlight board. The Wireless (wlan0) bandwidth could not reliably handle the amount of data needed to drive many P10 or P5 panels.

Now, I do use Bridge Mode (CAT5 / Ethernet) to control P10 panels connected to a Beaglebone and Octoscroller. That works just fine.
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Learning Center / Re: Power Supplies
« Last post by Ulan on Today at 04:14:25 PM »
I'm mostly picturing meteor sticks on all the eves and since they are densely packed with pixels vertically over a short horizontal length, injecting is fairly easy from one supply or one location.


That said, can i do a rough estimate with watts / pixel usage?   1000 watt supply / .7 watt usage = 1428 pixels  ?
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: ArtNet support in Bridge Mode
« Last post by ericwesley on Today at 04:07:45 PM »
So you're using the FPP in Bridge Mode to simply send to the panels. But what are you using to create the actual content? I'm guessing a PC? VJ or lighting software? What protocol are you using to communicate to the FPP?
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Learning Center / Re: Power Supplies
« Last post by Todd on Today at 04:01:09 PM »
large or smaller power supplies really depends upon the amount of area you are covering. If all your props are in a relative small area a larger power supply is fine. If you have props spread out all over, multiple supplies would work better. Your layout will determine what you should do with power. also with one large supply if it goes out, it all goes out and is fairly expensive to replace. With smaller supplies you can swap them out easily and inexpensively.
Just my two cents worth......
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F48 Pixel Controller / Re: New to the hobby
« Last post by mararunr on Today at 03:47:59 PM »
Tip #1 Use the search function (here, on Facebook, in other forums like Aus Christmas Lighting) - your question has probably been answered and the knowledge is already out there if you are willing to search and read/watch.

Tip #2 Don't be afraid to try and fail.  Do your research and then don't be afraid to try.  (Not with everything - don't "try" with live full voltage as it can hurt and cause death) but for the majority of ideas/questions that new folks have you can try and figure out what works best for you.

Tip #3 Give back - if your "trial" ends up being something new, share with the community so others can learn.

Hope this helps, mv
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Falcon PiCap / Re: Sequence wonít play when audio file is attached
« Last post by Dennismz51 on Today at 03:37:34 PM »
Well, when I went in to setup the LOG file, I saw a setting I hadnít set, to use the USB Audio, set that and did a reset and all works fine now.


Thanks
Dennis
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Showing Off / Re: New F16V3 Enclosure Build
« Last post by Xmas! on Today at 03:34:04 PM »
Ok here is the final finished product. Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this point. Now I just need a ton of pixels to light up!!
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Learning Center / Re: Power Supplies
« Last post by Bwinter on Today at 03:28:08 PM »
Many use a 350 WATT power supply, and others use 1,000 WATT power supply (or larger).  But they're all 12V.  You can obviously drive more pixels off the 1,000 WATT than the 350 WATT--but the important thing is they're both 12V.


Some people may use a 24V power supply then use a DC/DC converter to drop that down to 12V to power pixels.  Or use a 12V power supply, then drop that down to power 5V pixels.


So there are different ways to do this.  Just based on your preference and comfort level.
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