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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    That's correct.

    After your second conversion - thru RGB conversion --- THEM do a Library import of the layout you SAVED from the first conversion.

    The channels are matched by NAME - any matching channel name will acquire the Preview vectors assigned to the first conversion when you Saved THAT conversion's layout to the Library.

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    I am trying out HLS 11.f while I still have my display up. Imported a Vixen 2.1 sequence and am trying to collapse my 3 channels into 1 RGB, but it doesn't look right.

    In Channel manager it looks like this
    HLS channel manager.jpg
    All of the RGB boxes are not ticked, only every other one. The channel count is incremented by 2, then 1, then 2, then 1, etc. instead of by 3's. All of the colors should be blue because that was the last channel added, but they alternate red, then blue. Red is the first channel added. But.. it should be 25 pixels, and there are 25 lines in the channel manager, but not all listed as RGB.

    I grouped 25 pixels because it is one column on my porch, opened it to see what data was there, and I see this
    HLS.jpg
    only every other line has data, when they all should. The blank lines match the lines in the channel manager that do not have the RGB box ticked.

    I followed the instructions in the first message of this post, but something did not go right. Did I miss a step. Hard to do that since there are that many!

    Any insight as to what happened, what I did wrong is appreciated.
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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    Zaker:

    Make sure you watch the video closely.

    When you convert RGB - I throw away two of your channels for every RGB you created.

    I keep the channel name associated with the LAST channel you assigned to the RGB result.

    I should have forced you to shut down after the RGB conversion to get rid of the unwanted channels - did that happen?

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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    Joe, Worked great. I just need to create the new preview with your vectors. That is one thing from Vixen 3 that was very cool. They had the different shape ability. I also need to tweak the sequence where I had two colors on at the same time. there were some overlaps but once again I commend you on an amazing bit of software.

    BTW, somewhere along your line of releases I seem to have lost the 'Recent Files' list of the File tab.
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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    Two things ....

    I got rid of recent files --- for me it showed every file I was using in development --- not just HLS sequences.

    Hold off doing work on a Preview ... I am working on a NEW one now.

    It will be much better --- don't want to see you do twice the work.

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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    Thanks for the heads up. I was just starting to create it. I exercised the new function of my iPhone that allows me to shoot a Panoramic picture. I took the picture then converted it to a .BMP. I was just trying to figure out how that gets into HLS. I added it but don't see it when I'm editing the preview. It just shows up as a name in the top left corner. Left of the waveform and above the notation for either single or multi vector.
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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    Under the Preview Menu --- did you use "Manage Preview" to add your image?

    When you start the "Edit Preview" session - it will ask to select an image --- might not if only one added.

    If it does not appear - means I did not like its format.

    Not everyone/program makes a BMP file that always works in Window's applications.

    Try another convertor.

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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    Quote Originally Posted by JHinkle View Post
    Zaker:

    Make sure you watch the video closely.
    When you convert RGB - I throw away two of your channels for every RGB you created.
    I keep the channel name associated with the LAST channel you assigned to the RGB result.
    I should have forced you to shut down after the RGB conversion to get rid of the unwanted channels - did that happen?
    Joe
    It did save/force shutdown after RGB conversion.
    I watched the video again, did it for 75 channels (25RGB) did not convert them properly.
    Did it again, this time I made sure each RGB channel had a unique name, IT WORKED! I had saved the conversion profile to try again on a different file.

    Tried conversion profile on a different file, it did not convert them properly.
    My channel names are NOT unique from Vixen,
    1st pixel is G column R Top, G column G, G column B
    2nd is G column R, G column G, G column B
    3rd is G column R, G column G, G column B
    ..
    ..
    25th pixel is G column R Bottom, G column G, G column B

    When I load the conversion profile, it tells me Loaded 25 RGB Conversions, but it only converts the 1st & 25th pixel. It seems the conversion profile only works if the Red RGB column name is unique & new RGB name is unique. I had done the conversion profile for all of my pixels, and I just tried it again, it only converts from the original channels with unique names, duplicates do not convert.

    First year using pixels and I used Vixen 2.1, so my naming system may not have been the best. Only thing I can think of doing is working on my Vixen profile and numbering each pixel so it has a unique name, then importing into HLS and doing RGB conversion.

    I hope this makes sense.
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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    The only place I use names for matching is when you do RGB conversions and Merging a Layout after a Vixen/RGB conversion.

    There is nothing else that allows for unique identification.

    When you save a Layout in HLS - whether it be a Vixen converted or a HLS original --- NAMES are what are used to do any future mergers.

    When you add channels to HLS - HLS will automatically produce a unique name. When you rename a channel - just make sure you keep it unique.

    After my new Preview is released ... Preview matching will not be by names but by Universe/Channel Number.

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    Default Re: HLS - Convert Vixen sequence into HLS - Collapse your 3 pixel channels into 1 RGB

    I will have to do some renaming in Vixen before I import.

    Thanks for confirming the use of names in the RGB conversions. I thought I was messing up real bad..
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