Falcon v3 LED controller & Artnet via VDMX -> need some help

#1

Hey there,

I did master a lot of VDMX since jumping on the train in November last year. But now I’m really stuck and need some advice.

I got my hands on a Falcon v3 PixelController. I try to control 6 strips of 150 LED each wow WiFI. I configure ArtNet through the Falcons web interface. From what I understand every stripe of LED should be assigned a single Universe.

Now I put my first stripe to universe 0. Import a Video to DMX plugin and bring a Solid Color on Layer one -> Yellow. Despite setting the pixels to 150 in the plugin only the first 100 LED light up in the color and the LED 101 to 150 are just white. I was unable to find a solution for this.

When I plug a second string and assign it to universe 1 and use a second Video to DMX plug in and a second layer with a different color -> Red it gets worse: On strip 1 the LED 101-150 now turn to red but flicker heavily between red yellow. As do LWD 1-100 on strip 2. LED 101-150 on strip turn solid yellow. As they wehre the the 50 LED not functioning properly on strip 1.

The flickering show me there is a signal interference. I assume i did not assign the universes, subnets or ports right but I’m completely lost. I will include a screenshot of how I set up the universes inside the falcon web interface:

Sorry If I did describe this to complicated. I’m not a native speaker and a DMX/LED n00b too. But I hope someone can help me solve this somehow…

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#2

Your colors are set to GRB. Are the strips this way or are they RGB?
(I have never used this interface before so no expert ;) )

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#3

They are GRB!

Just some 10 minutes ago I finally figured it out. The Video to DMX plug needs to be set to 1 x 150 px. When creating a new plug it’s 4 x 8 and somehow this was messing with everything. Without changing stuff on the board it all works super fine now.

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