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Software to play video on matrix

Discussion in 'Sequencers & Software Tools' started by robertt, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. robertt

    robertt New Elf

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    Hi all,

    If possible I would like to play a (live)video on a matrix with 5000 pixels.
    The software must be able to output to the ECG-P12R (sACN or ArtNet II)
    video format depends on the software.


    Anybody any ideas?
    Greetings, Robert
     
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    Hello Robert


    You have a couple of choices.


    Light Factory, professional lighting software, will render to 5000 pixels without a problem.
    We have a personal version we can purchase for large discount.
    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/board,62.0.html


    Light Show Pro, dedicated Christmas lighting software, depending on computer may struggle with 5000 pixels.
    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/board,63.0.html


    You could also try a program called HLS, which is very new and I am not sure if it does video to matrix.
    Have to search forum.


    another professional one is Madrix, expensive, but worth a google.
     
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    I Didnt think either LSP or HLS could output live video?
     
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    LSP cant output live video,
    But it can output video that has been imported into a matrix in LSP. But i think thats not what is needed. I think something like madrix would be a good choice for running actual live output. Just remember that if all the controllers are fully populated then you may not get the refesh rates of live video.
     
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    If your serious ,want a top shelf display and
    your going to play live on your matrix you might want to think about this controller .

    http://www.ledwalker.com/product_details.aspx?pid=3&sid=7&id=202

    You will need the pixels that go with it and a slave or 3 .

    This is serious quality and requires deep pockets compared to christmas hobby hardware and elements .

    They do offer free software and sell Madrix just as Fast Eddy Suggested .

    I intend to get into this for next year .
     
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    Oops should have taken more notice of the Live part.
     
  7. j1sys

    j1sys There are no rules, and those are the rules. Community Project Designer

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    Angus -

    can you define "deep pockets"? ballpark pricing on these products?

    what type of input and what resolution are people usually looking at?

    we might look at some solutions.

    -Ed
     
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    angus40 Senior Elf

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    I won't hijack this thread. will send you a pm Ed.
     
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    robertt New Elf

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    Thanks all for the response. I was just looking at ways to use all the equipment because we use it only 4 months.

    angus40:
    I won't hijack this thread. will send you a pm Ed.
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    please do hijack this thread! i'm verry courious :)

    greetings, robert
     
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    Robert if you have gone to this site and referred to the specs on this Dvi Master -Slave system you will have noticed that the Master can control 2 x 255 slave devices .

    Each slave device can have upto 16 universes of control , The capacity of channel control here is huge , which is required for high resolution or hd .

    These controllers are also hdmi compatible.

    Now for the intel strip that these can control to achieve the high definition -resolution for a matrix the pixels on the strip need to be very close together.

    This is where putting the ic inside the led comes in .

    As with the strip that we are using there is a few various types of strip for the dvi system also.

    Hers is one type you will notice the in put signal is Dvi which equates to 16 bit .


    Here is a few examples of some produts that may interest you>>

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/593562984/dvi_led_controller.html


    http://www.alibaba.com/productgs/610119323/Disco_and_club_light_LED_RGB.html

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/524831721/New_DVI_to_VGA_converter_Converts.html

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/522463829/Wireless_SD_USB_ARTNET_DVI_VIDEO.html

    Jenny at led walker has mentioned Some Api rgb strip that is 48$ per meter combined that with 800$ -1k for the dvi master- slave and this gets costly real quick .

    I am by no means an authority on this , just thought i would share what i have discovered .

    However if your doing any matrix animations( imho ) this is the only way to get clarity

    Hope this helps your plan to animate live on rgb for best resolution-definition

    Richard
     
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    robertt New Elf

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    Thanks for the response richard.

    Looks like there is no easy way to do this with the hard- and software that we use now.
    But it will look way cool if we can have some sort of animation / light effect on the matrix as background for a show or something like that. 8) 8) 8)
    I will look in to that...

    greetings, robert
     

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