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Discussion in 'LightShow Pro (LSP)' started by mborg10, Sep 25, 2013.

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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    I want to put a 10 minute countdown clock on my mega tree for between shows. What is the simplest way. I have found lots of plain black and white countdown videos on youtube. Would LSP have an issue converting a 10 minute video to display in a matrix or is there a simpler way.
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    If your going to try this then make sure you use as low a frame rate you can get away with and be prepared to leave your computer to crunch the numbers overnight
     
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    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Yeah I thought this would chew up time. I just didn't know if you could display a countdown thru the text function (marquee I think it's called). I'll give it a shot over the weekend.
     
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    you could do it with the marquee tool but you would have to do 10 separate macros at 1 min intervals i would think.
     
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    Yeah but I want seconds too. So 10 mins would mean 600 macros. Hmmm I'll see if w PC can grind away at it.
     
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    you can create the countdown timer in xLights. In the text effect the last prompt says


    Count Down
    You have 3 choices
    1) None
    2) Count down by seconds
    3) Count down to date


    you will next need to export a UserPatterns.xml file so you can paste the effect into LSP. I think you could also create a LOR lmd file and read that in.


    thanks
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    Charl Marais For my twins was the excuse I started with.

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    Just my 2c worth - it works a lot easier exporting to LOR and then pulling it into LSP (other file types might work too).
    I could not get the UserPatterns effect to work correctly.
    On my machine a 10 minute countdown took about 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete but now the sequence freezes at around 6 minutes and I have to restart LSP to be able to play it again.
     

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