LED Edit-k Software with Online Controller
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LED Edit-K software is a special version of LED Edit software that is designed for “K” version Pixel LED controllers. These controllers are designed to operate both offline and online. Ex: T-300K , T-400K , T-500K, T-600K, etc .But also supports a few other controllers like T-1000 controllers. In my previous articles, I have talked about the offline side of this software.

In this tutorial, we are going to look into the online side of this software to use this software in an online mode, we need a controller that supports Online control such as T-300K, T-400K, T-500K, and T-600K. I’m going to use the T-400K controller for this tutorial. I’m going to use LED Edit-K Software ( v9.0 ) version in this tutorial. If you don’t have the LED Edit-K Software, Please download the latest version below.

Use the T-400K Controller
Use the T-400K Controller

Creating a New Project on LED Edit-k Software

To start a new project, launch LED Edit-K Software, click “File“, and then select “New“. A window for the new project will display this. When creating the LED layout, choose the controller you intend to use from the “Controller Type” list, then enter the maximum number of LEDs you intend to use per port in the “Maximum number lights of port” field (the amount you select will result in an automatic port change as it exceeds the maximum amount you given). Please consult the user manual for your controller to determine the maximum number of LEDs per port.

Select a place to save the project by clicking the “Browse” option, then click “OK“. Within the “New Project” window, click “OK” once again.

Creating LED Layout

It’s time to construct an LED layout now that we have our LED Edit project established. The physical configuration of your LEDs is represented by the LED layout. For simplicity, we will go through how to make a panel-like LED configuration in this article. In this lesson, I’m going to make a basic LED panel layout using LED Edit’s “Automatic layout builder” feature. Click the links below to learn how to create custom LED layouts.

How to create a custom LED layout in LED Edit-K software [BMP Method]

How to create LED Layout With AutoCAD Software

Automatic layout creator tool icon
Automatic layout creator tool icon

If you are using LED Edit-k software 2022 V9.0 Click on “Edit Layout” in the left side panel. Which will take you to the layout editor window. Click on “Automatic layout creator tool” icon in the top menu bar. This will show the “Automatic layout creator” window. If you are using ( V9.0) click on “Automatic layout” Icon on the side panel ( As shown in the above image).

LED Edit-k Automatic layout window
LED Edit-k Automatic layout window

In the Automatic layout, the creator window selects a Led connection type by click in on the “LED connection type” drop-down list (You can choose whatever you like). Type the number of LEDs you are about to use on the width side in the width side text field and height side in the height side text field. Click “OK“. Now click anywhere in the workspace to place the led panel you just created. Now close the layout editor window.

Automatically generated panel
Automatically generated panel

Click on “Settings” in the top menu bar and select “Controller Settings“. In the controller settings window. Select the control chip of the LED Strip/String you are about to use. Using the control chip drop-down list. This window will also allow you to change channel order, choose the type of LEDs you are about to use, change the white levels ( If supported), Brightness adjustments for each channel, and current settings for chips. you can play around with those settings to understand how they work. Then click “OK“.

LED Edit-K Controller Settings Window
LED Edit-K Controller Settings Window

Programming LED Edit-k Software

We have created our LED layout. Now it’s time to program or broadcast a video or an animation live. You need to connect the LED controller to the PC and set up your PC network adapter settings. Please refer to my previous article [HERE]. When it comes to online control there are several methods to go online.

Playing an Animation or a video Live

LED Edit-K playing animation or video
LED Edit-K playing animation or video

Click on “Program” tab then click and check “Real-time” Display at the bottom of the panel.

Real-time display check box in program tab

Click on “Effect” tab, you have several options .you can select an effect from the effect library or choose a video or an animation from the PC. I’m going to use animation on my PC to do so, Click on “Open Video” browse and select the animation or the video file and click on “Open“.

Now you will see the animation or the video being played in the work area, If everything is OK, You will see the animation or the video playing on the physical display.

If you want to check the network status click on “Settings” and select “Open Network monitoring panel” where you will see the status of each controller listed in front of the controller ID. If everything is OK you will see “Connected” or you will see “Disconnected“. Check your cables and network setup if you didn’t get any positive results.

To change a video or animation simply follow the second step again. If you need to stop the animation simply press the “Close Video Capture” button.

Screen Real Time Play

LED Edit-k Screen capture window
LED Edit-k Screen capture window

Click on “Program” tab then click and check “Real-time” Display at the bottom of the panel.

Click on “Effect” tab and select screen capture, A small window with a red mask that is slightly transparent will appear. That transparent area is what you going to share or display in the physical display. This window can be.

Moved Left click on the window top title bar and drag your mouse and leave your mouse button when you move to the preferred position.

Resized – get your mouse cursor on top of the border ( you will see the cursor icon changed to resize the cursor ) then left-click and drag your mouse until you get the size you wanted. you also can equally resize by clicking on the corners and dragging the mouse.

If you need to stop the animation simply press the “Close Video Capture” button in the right panel.

That’s it, This is how you use LED Edit-K software to work with online controllers.

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