I could certainly see possible uses for a standalone DMX player - maybe not so much for the recorder. How about of instead of putting in the bits for recording, you just create a plug-in for Vixen (or a standalone DMX sequence "player") that will write the DMX stream to a file on the PC. You then simply copy that file to an SD card, insert into the player and - well - hit Play! Anyway - just a thought to possibly simplify things...
Hi David and everyone here,
I just discovered this topic and I am very interested in it.
I am a visual artist working these times to realise light sculptures. As I am not used to DMX universe, I found 2 sofwares that allows me to program DMX in a visual (ie timeline) way: Lumidmx and enttec DMXiS (dmx inside an audio software).
But I need the sculpture to run by itself, without computer, so I was looking for a recorder/player that records the whole DMX stream, not just playing DMX programs. The only one I found is the Enttec DMXStreamer, which costs ... 630 euros !
And I found this topic ...
My goal is to record 1 to 8 channels, and have them playback and loop automatically at stratup: quite simple, isn't it ?
But I'd like to have more record time: from 5-10 mn in an 8-channels project to 1h30mn for a 1-channel project.
So my questions :
- Is the available record time depending on the number of channels used ?
- How much time would be available with the maximum flash cards ?
- and at last ... how could I get one of this wonderful thing ? Do I have to soldier it by myself ? will the board be available ?
Thanks very much for your future help and congratulations again,
Emmanuel (from Paris, France)
David - any progress on this? I'm looking at putting some waterproof pixels on a floating platform in my pool and having a recorded DMX sequence would eliminate any tether. Small battery for the lights and DMX recorder, perhaps a small solar panel for a trickle charge. Single universe, only 48 or 96 channels.
Not trying to bet David to the kill, but the e2 device is gettting very close to complete, and one of its many functions is a recorder, and a subsequent upgrade to firmware that i'm planning will add a scheduler to it. Its got a micro-sd card, ( see bottom left corner of the big board ), it can record from E1.31 or DMX and play back to E.131 or DMX, and also is capable of driving up to four strings of Pixels.. onboard power DC/DC power supply means it can be located a fair distance away from a 24-48VDC power supply and not have to worry too much about voltage drop...
For those that are interested, i'll be bringing this to the Melbourne Mini, and i expect to have it ready for general release in about 4 weeks time.
The DMX recorder that im interested in is for use with my garden lights which are not pixel based but instead just normal RGB DC lights. The LOR CCRs already have a recording feature for pixel based lighting. The DMX recorder that would get my eye would be a stand alone recorder that could have whatever DMX controller hooked up to it, that way im able to intergrate existing garden lights into my show and have them working during the year without using a computer to drive the controller.
Seems like 2 different approaches for the recorder so thats great as it gives us all choices and options.