Hello, I have a light component that is outputting to a special 16 bit output device. When I set the transition length to 2s, it appears choppy, and I’m seeing steps of size 30-80. I’d like to see more, smaller steps. How can I do this?
I am using GitHub - andyboeh/esphome-dmx512 this DMX output component to control a 16 bit dimmer. I am just seeing fewer and larger steps than I expect (on the order of 200 units per step). This causes my DMX led driver to not appear smooth on the transition. Is there a parameter I’m missing in the documentation for Light or Output that would give me more frequent, smaller steps during the transition? I haven’t found any parameter like that.
One link posted previously hosts a table with “Recommended frequencies” including bit depth and available steps for transission. Thing is for now we don’t even have a clue what hardware you are using and if you can make use of the hardware pwm at all
I am asking about whether, in the root object for Light or Output: are there parameters, like Gamma, but which control the step size of the floating point interpolation. I do not want help with the hardware, only software parameters I may not be aware of.
To get the highest available frequency while still getting the same bit depth it is recommended to pick one of the following frequencies.
Higher bit depth means that the light has more steps available to change from one value to another. This is especially noticeable when the light is below 10% and takes a long transition, e.g. turning slowly off.
Available steps for transitions
The ESP8266 for instance has usually a frequency of 1000Hz with a resolution of 10 bits. This means that there are only 4 steps between each value.
And as said it differs greatly depending of which hardware (esp82xx VS esp32) is used
I believe the step size is determined by the transition length. 2s seems like it would be enough for a smooth transition though. I’d ask in the discord server where the esphome devs hang out or better yet, ask the person who’s repo your using.
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looking for parameters that can be used with Monochromatic Light or Template Output
As the docs state all possible parameters is it as easy to hit this both links