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Falcon PiCap / Re: Vixen setup / PICAP help please
« Last post by Casper on Today at 03:41:04 PM »
https://youtu.be/JSPTySLHsrI

When he sings only the right of the house should be blue and when she sings the left should be red.
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General Hardware / Re: Bench testing pixels
« Last post by Frankr on Today at 03:29:24 PM »
Follow on question... What type of connection are you using to test pixels with this setup? Some kind of bread board? A strip terminal? Just tying the wires together?


Frank
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Falcon PiCap / Re: Vixen setup / PICAP help please
« Last post by Casper on Today at 03:23:20 PM »
I forgot to mention that I'm running the sequences from FPP and I have a Arduino running 16 AC lights but it's runing OK.
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Falcon PiCap / Vixen setup / PICAP help please
« Last post by Casper on Today at 03:18:45 PM »

I have read a few pages and I'm all confused.

I have set up an outline on my house with 2 sets of Pixel strings. One with 431 Pixels (1293 Channels) on pin 18 and 493 Pixels (1479 Channels) on Pin 19. This is the part I'm not sure if I got right?


I set up Vixen with 2 Streaming ACN, 1 has 1293 patched and the other 1479 patched to it. I'm attaching a picture. My output on my house is not even close to what I made in Vixen. So i'm thinking I have this config wrong?





https://drive.google.com/file/d/19LYeXsuzWOnUB2-gQPpX1XifyAM4cKqv/view?usp=sharing


PIc at the link above
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Bleeding edge testers wanted....
« Last post by pixelpuppy on Today at 02:55:17 PM »
The new sparse format allows multiple ranges. Right now, when fppd starts up, it determines the absolute min/max channels it needs, so one range, but it really could build a collection of ranges and the new format supports that. 
You read my mind...That was going to be my next question.   

But it does sound like the new format can eliminate the need for eseq files, correct?
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Bleeding edge testers wanted....
« Last post by dkulp on Today at 02:50:47 PM »
Does the fsequtils program write the start of the range into the fseq header record?  If so, isn't that pretty much the same thing as an eseq?   I'm guessing the new sparse fseq format will more-or-less eliminate the distinction between fseq and eseq, or am I way off?


It's a bit more than the eseq.  The new sparse format allows multiple ranges.  Right now, when fppd starts up, it determines the absolute min/max channels it needs, so one range, but it really could build a collection of ranges and the new format supports that.   ex:  This controller needs my megatree data in this range and my arches data in that range, everything else is ignorable.    This will likely happen over the next couple weeks as we flush this out a bit.   
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Bleeding edge testers wanted....
« Last post by dkulp on Today at 02:47:01 PM »
My show isn't as big as others out there, and I know FSEQ files can get large, especially running 40fps, but they are easily compressible. This sounds like a nice feature. Do people really eat up their 32gb SD cards with all their uncompressed FSEQ files?


The problem is less "eating up space" as it is "getting data off".   The SD card can only read at 20MB/sec MAX on the Pi and BBB.   Thus, at 40fps, that's a maximum of about 500K channels, and that doesn't really leave any time to process the data.   There are many folks exceeding that already, and with the explosion of P5's, it's getting worse.   By compressing the data, we can get a lot more channels off the card, and by going sparse, we can limit it to exactly what is needed which is often significantly less than the full amount.   
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Bleeding edge testers wanted....
« Last post by pixelpuppy on Today at 02:44:06 PM »
Do people really eat up their 32gb SD cards with all their uncompressed FSEQ files?


Absolutely!  And I render everything at 20fps, not 40fps.    Start playing with a P10/P5 matrix and your channel counts will shoot way up.   
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Bleeding edge testers wanted....
« Last post by pixelpuppy on Today at 02:41:50 PM »
Does the fsequtils program write the start of the range into the fseq header record?  If so, isn't that pretty much the same thing as an eseq?   I'm guessing the new sparse fseq format will more-or-less eliminate the distinction between fseq and eseq, or am I way off?
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Bleeding edge testers wanted....
« Last post by jtrpop on Today at 02:37:47 PM »
My show isn't as big as others out there, and I know FSEQ files can get large, especially running 40fps, but they are easily compressible. This sounds like a nice feature. Do people really eat up their 32gb SD cards with all their uncompressed FSEQ files?
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