I am just getting started on a project. I am not using Hyperion as an Ambilight, instead using it for effects/holiday lighting. I would like to control up to 1400 pixels of APA102 with a single Pi. The strips are 48 pixels per meter and I will be using just short of 30 meters of LEDs. I have configured and tested 15 meters (720 LEDs) and it works fine. When I go to the 4th roll (960 LEDs), it will no longer work and when the Pi is booted the config file is blanked.
Is there an absolute limit to the number of pixels that can be controlled? Is there any change I can make to accommodate a larger number than I successfully have controlled?
I will be using several Hyperion controllers, the rest will have fewer than 500 pixels, but this one was going to control a long horizontal run, so I would like the effects to be contiguous.