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Offline chrisatpsu

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Re: Ledtriks Size
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, »
the holes are already made, i'm using black modular plastic pegboard
i'm waiting on the leds to come in, and was seeing if there might be a better route.
so i wanted to see what others have used.
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Ledtriks Size
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, »
You can do 5x5 characters, but 5x7 looks better and 5x9 if you want lower case. (WxH)

You need at least 5 characters wide to be useable...

If you want better than dot matrix fonts, you are going to need more vertical and horizontal pixels.

Mine was 8x30 and I never touched the bottom row... It was also a lot more work than I expected.

If you want to map video to it, you need to plan 4x3 increments or the video will be stretched to fit...

In LSP, you can drop a video effect on a layer. You just define the layer to include the matrix and then make your video. I forget the parameters that I used last year for the video, but I'm hoping a new version of LSP will be more forgiving this year... I could only drop about 30 seconds at a time and topped out at about 7 videos...

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Re: Ledtriks Size
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, »
Thats pretty cool rm357
I have been wondering the benefits to lsp and it sure makes things like that seem easier. What program did you make the videos for your tree with?

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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2012, »
I do video for my church and as a hobby, so I have access to the full version of adobe premiere. You should be able to accomplish the same thing with any video program that allows creation of moving titles. I just made 4 bars of each color. One horizontal, one vertical, one 45 degrees to the right and one 45 degrees to the left. Loaded them into a title and moved it from left to right or right to left except for the horizontal, which I moved up and down.
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Offline FireMedic4Christ

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Ledtriks Size
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2012, »
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. . . In LSP, you can drop a video effect on a layer. You just define the layer to include the matrix and then make your video. I forget the parameters that I used last year for the video, but I'm hoping a new version of LSP will be more forgiving this year... I could only drop about 30 seconds at a time and topped out at about 7 videos...

RM . . . .

Does nutcracker have the ability to program this any easier?

Since I am asking, another thread in the LEDTriks forum shows one made of 8 flexible strips cut in half for a 16 node x 60 node matrix. Given the option, would you use more  rows knowing that the strips are only 30 nodes wide?

Brian