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Falcon PiCap / Re: How to run more than 340 pixels from PiCap
« Last post by Sawdust on May 20, 2019, 09:21:09 PM »
I am not an XLights guy, but Pi Hats use channels, not universe.  When you configure your fseq file, it is channels.

For  Vixen, I would just do the number of channels, then assign universes as needed. So 1000 pixels would be 3000 channels or about 6 universes.

On your Pi Pixel String TAB, assign channels sa needed per port.

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Falcon PiCap / Re: How to run more than 340 pixels from PiCap
« Last post by srtate1 on May 20, 2019, 09:11:43 PM »
XLights.  I have been running large shows with multiple RGB controllers, but this is my first excursion into the Pi.  Iím trying to make a small mobile show for a performance production. A person will be wearing a costume with the lights sewn in.  I have it working with 340 pixels, but more would be better.
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Falcon PiCap / Re: How to run more than 340 pixels from PiCap
« Last post by Sawdust on May 20, 2019, 09:01:16 PM »
What sequencer are you using. 
FPP Hat uses channels  not universes
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Clock needed for autostart?
« Last post by Poporacer on May 20, 2019, 08:54:12 PM »
Interesting idea.  Reading the warning that comes up when enabling tethering worried me a little.
Nothing to worry about, as a matter of fact, that is the only way to connect to a Pi Zero W and by default Tethering is turned on in the Pis if there is no network connection. The Wireless on Pis work but the warning is more for the BB controllers where people install an external WiFi adapter and some of the adapters do not work in the Tethering mode. What model Pi are you using?
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Sounds like if there is other WiFi, you might have trouble accessing your FPP.
They were speaking if you had more than one WiFi adapter connected to your SBC
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But it gave me another idea.  This location (a large church) has a dedicated production WiFi network.  It is managed by a full time IT guy.  If he can allocate an IP address to me for the FPP, I can make that the static address for wan0.

That would work too
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Then, as you suggested, access the control panel with a laptop
Make sure that you get the routing setup long before the show and that if there are any Static Routes required that you make them persistent and use the same laptop that you setup the static route on!
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and have one of the show crew start the show at the proper moment (in the middle of a musical number).  Iíve been told that the IT guy is very flexible and willing to accommodate any production needs.  Hopefully this will do it.  Thanks for the ideas!
I still think the Tethering option would be the best, I have tested that on several models of Pis and did not have any issues. Animated lights have so many options and there is usually more than one way to make it work!
Good luck!
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Falcon PiCap / How to run more than 340 pixels from PiCap
« Last post by srtate1 on May 20, 2019, 08:49:57 PM »
iím new to the Raspberry Pi and Falcon PiCap.  The PiCap has two outputs that I understand are supposed to be able to run up to 800 pixels per output.  But when I set up my universes, the maximum number of channels it will allow is 512, which translates to 170 pixels per universe.  Two outputs, two universes - that equals 340 total pixels.  How do I run more?  Can each output run multiple universes?  If so, how many?  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction here.
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F16V3 Pixel Controller / F16v3 controlling Renard tr24
« Last post by vtpolak on May 20, 2019, 08:34:15 PM »
Has anyone had success running a Renard tr24 off of the f16v3.

Mine has some serious delay.  I am running off of dmx 2.  Iím attaching a video showing the difference.  It shows the ac light, the sequence and some rgbs.  As you can see the timing gets worse on ramps.  I will try to imbed the video, but if I canít has anyone else solved the problem of a F16V3 Controlling an Renard ac controller

Here is the link to the video s3://severin-holiday-videos/IMG_2560.MOV


Thanks in advance



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General Hardware / Re: rock 64 running fpp
« Last post by critic2 on May 20, 2019, 08:17:26 PM »
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: Clock needed for autostart?
« Last post by srtate1 on May 20, 2019, 04:55:55 PM »
If you want a reliable starting time, then I wouldn't trust using a power on situation, too many things can (and if things work like they do with me, they will) go wrong.
I would set up tethering mode, do not have your playlist scheduled to start. Then just before the show, you can turn everything on, make sure you have communications, and then on your cell phone (or laptop) navigate to your Status page, get the playlist you want to play populated in the Playlist window, select repeat if that is what you need, and at the moment you want the playlist to start, click on the Play button and it will start fairly quickly and you will have eliminated about everything that could go wrong before you actually start your show.
This way you do not need a RTC, no wires, no internet connection required, just an idea to consider.


Interesting idea.  Reading the warning that comes up when enabling tethering worried me a little.  Sounds like if there is other WiFi, you might have trouble accessing your FPP. But it gave me another idea.  This location (a large church) has a dedicated production WiFi network.  It is managed by a full time IT guy.  If he can allocate an IP address to me for the FPP, I can make that the static address for wan0.  Then, as you suggested, access the control panel with a laptop and have one of the show crew start the show at the proper moment (in the middle of a musical number).  Iíve been told that the IT guy is very flexible and willing to accommodate any production needs.  Hopefully this will do it.  Thanks for the ideas!
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General Hardware / rock 64 running fpp
« Last post by george2524 on May 20, 2019, 03:59:55 PM »
Hi All,
I have tried to get the FPP_Install.sh to run for me on my board but I keep getting file not found error. I have typed the command line in as accurately as I possibly can but nothing. I am new to linux but not new to computers I sharpened my teeth on dos. if anyone can assist getting me up and running I would appreciate it
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Falcon Player (FPP) / Re: FPP 2.7.1 Now Available
« Last post by k6ccc on May 20, 2019, 03:32:31 PM »
If you set the Pi to save your files onto a USB drive, you donít lose your settings.
OR...
you can use FPP Backup to save the settings, re-image and then restore the saved settings.  Disclaimer: Backup/Restore is not supported between v1.x and v2.x
Except that does not back everything up.  Last time I did that, as I recall, I had to rebuild most of the configuration because the backup / restore doesn't cover everything.  The big one for me as I recall, was none of the LED panel config was restored.  Since that is all I'm using FPP for, the backup was not worth much.  Disclaimer:  that was likely an early 2.x version.
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