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Easily Change Pixel Driver Color Order (Config Software UI/ DMX Pix)

I. The DMXpix can simultaneously control pixel tape from two different manufacturers

II. In the RC4 Commander Software, there are two pixel control blocks: Pixel Driver A and Pixel Driver B

A. One side of the DMXpix is for pixel tape (A) and the other side is for the other pixel tape (B)

B. Under each Driver category is a pull-down menu titled pixel typePixel typePixel type is another way of saying LED pixel chip type. There are a variety of LED manufacturers who use various different pixel chips. The pixel type is identified by a series of letters and numbers, like WS2801 and APA102. Pixel LED chips vary in color depth, dimming smoothness, number of pixels that can be used in a […]
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1. Use the drop down menu to identify the pixel type (the pixel chip used in your pixel string) for both the A and B sides of the DMXpix.

a. If you purchased your pixel tape online, the chip type is probably identified in the original online listing

b. If you’re not sure of your pixel type, the default setting is WS2812, a very common and popular type

c. More information is available in our Guide to Pixel Types.

2. The default setting for pixel color order is RGB (red, green, blue)

a. This setting can be confirmed by clicking on the Virtual TX tab

C. Click the Virtual TX tab, and test the first three faders on the top row to see what appears on your LED tape

1. If the colors are not in RGB order, they need to be changed in the color order box in the RC4 Commander Software

a. Use the drop-down menu on the DMX Pix tab to find the order of your pixel colors

b. Repeat this process for the Pixel Driver B using the Virtual TX tab and the next three faders in the top row

2. When changes are complete, click the ‘send settings to unit x’ tab near the bottom of the page

a. The changes are then done wirelessly at the DMXpix unit

3. This adjustment has now put the pixels in Driver A and Driver B in red, green, blue order

a. This can be tested by going to the Virtual TX tab and testing the top six faders

(1.) Raising the first and fourth faders will turn the pixels red

(2.) Raising the second and fifth fader will turn the pixels green

(3.) Raising the third and sixth faders will turn the pixels blue

b. The color order on two different pixel strips have now been made identical.

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