Wings RX V2.6.1 Release Version

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Michael Eckschlager
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:30 am

Dear Wings RX users!

The new Wings RX V2.6 Release Version is ready for download and test.

  • Please go to “Software” --> “Wings RX” in the download section on our homepage: http://avstumpfl.com/downloads/
  • Download and install “WingsRX_Setup_2.6.1.exe".
    Wings RX V2.6 requires a new driver for the live video inputs on your Wings Engine.
    The Live Input Update Pack can be found in the download section as well ( Wings Engine Live Input Update Pack V6.09).
    A short installation guide how to install these update is included in the zipped update pack.
Wings RX V2.6 Release (V2.6.1) includes the following updates:
  • New: Direct3D Live Video input implemented
  • New: NDI live video input implemented
  • New: Options "Global - Video inputs" have been removed, the video inputs are now configured in the pool objects by input name
  • New: Selection of the live input via combo box with list of the found inputs
  • New: Output of displays via NDI implemented
  • New: New VIOSO Calibrator
  • New: New menu item "Timeline - Editing with Locator" allows you to uncouple the locator from editing, shortcut: F6
  • New: Optional "Snap to locator" now possible for the uncoupled Locator
  • New: When scrolling horizontally, the uncoupled locator now moves with it (i.e. remains at the same time)
  • New: Pixel coordinates of image fields and displays changed to Top/Left = 0/0
  • New: The points at which the timeline jumps on during playback are now displayed and can be moved (while holding down the Ctrl key)
  • New: The automatic scrolling of the timeline during playback can be switched on and off with Ctrl+double-click on the jump points.
  • New: Scroll points are now also adjustable in timeline properties
  • New: Timelines can now be dragged from the pool into the ControlPanel, allowing operation (play, pause, stop), status display and time/countdown display.
  • New: Manual softedge masking implemented (as it was in Wings Vioso)
  • New: Manual warping implemented (as it was in Wings Vioso)
  • New: Undo no longer closes the display outputs. Before the Undo step a freeze of the displays is made, then Undo is executed and afterwards the new content (if something has changed at the current locator position by Undo) is displayed.
  • New: USB SMPTE input interface integrated as device port (with timeline autoplay/stop)
  • New: The timeline ruler now starts at 0:00:00.000 (time code bar became a bit higher)
  • New: Two new triggers "Timeline - Activate/Deactivate Marker"
  • New: The names of master and clients are transferred to the RenderEngine so that they are named in the server setup of the Wings RX Manager web interface as in Wings
  • New: Controls for each timeline in Avio
  • New: Timeline times are now transmitted additionally formatted to Avio (e.g. in frames, previously only in ms)
  • New: New global options dialog "Caching" for default caching of new pool objects
  • New: RX caching completely reimplemented
  • New: Built-in send mode for USB SMPTE interface
  • New: Renaming live inputs in RX Manager is now possible
  • New: It is now possible to drag several pool objects at once into the live players, these are then appended to the playlist
  • New: Live inputs are now also available in the live player
  • New: New button to open the Wings RX Manager web interface in the live input properties
  • New: New option "Default input for new pool objects" in "Global options - Objects - Live video"
  • New: New option to enable GPU decoding of videos in "Project Options - Wings RX"
  • New: New pool object property for enabling GPU decoding for videos
  • New: Active stereo rendering supported
  • New: Auto target filtering implemented
  • New: JPEGs are now loaded with much higher performance
  • New: Add offline image sequence folders to video pool implemented
  • New: Create/update video graphic data is now also possible for all selected pool videos at once
  • New: Drag and drop of pool objects to the timeline is no longer limited to the icon
  • New: Mipmapping can now be activated for videos in the pool objects
  • New: New Menu Item "Mediapool - Replace file path..."
  • New: New point "Replace file path..." in the context menu of audio, image, and video pool objects (also for multiple selection)
  • New: Optional edge smoothing in the screen properties
  • New: Properties of screens and device ports can now also be called from the pool tree with a double click
  • New: Properties of screens and device ports can now also be opened from the pool tree via context menu
  • New: Used pool objects can now be deleted after confirmation prompt, then all affected timeline objects and live player entries are deleted
  • New: When copying a screen, the image fields in the new screen now take over the names of the image fields in the existing screen.
  • New: For track sliders, double-clicking now opens a dialog for setting value, color and value range
  • New: Loop Mass Editing: All loop modes can now be activated for all selected video objects via popup menu
  • New: Option "Load image/video/text always" for timeline objects implemented
  • New: The look-ahead time for seamless jumps and pause markers can now be set between 1s and 5s (5s default)
  • New: New (Wings Touch): Dynamic images for web (do not use appcache for certain controls)
  • Changed: Removed aspect ratio in screen properties, only the output size is adjustable
  • Changed: ControlPanel contents are now also scaled, field sizes are not scaled (due to possibly assigned bitmaps)
  • Changed: In the ControlPanel, Master/Clients are now labeled with "Master" or "Client" as in the pool
  • Changed: Timeline countdown time in the control panel now in white
  • Changed: Help now only in HTML5 format (old chm help removed), Menu item "? - Select help" and ? - Help window in foreground" removed
  • Changed: Unpacking HTML5 help during first start synchronized with Avio Service
  • Changed: NVidia P4000/P6000 activated for assigning outputs to Wings Engines
  • Changed: Template "Default Pools.rxt" is also installed
  • Changed: The dialog that Wings with more than two displays does not run on a Wings Engine has been removed. This information is now written to the log file only
  • Changed: All live inputs in the pool are now always activated (important for live players), until now only the inputs used in a timeline were activated
  • Changed: Removed cropping at live input in the pool (not yet implemented in the RenderEngine)
  • Changed: Changed the function of the toolbar button from "Locate render displays" to "Edit with locator".
  • Changed: The "Multidisplay - Locate Render Displays" menu item has been removed.
  • Changed: After a message box, the focus is now set on the last active window
  • Changed: Display outputs and video inputs in the log file with extended logging
  • Changed: Graphics data settings for image pool objects deactivated, since RenderEngine no longer supports this.
  • Changed: H264 output for FHD/UHD player now with "NVIDIA NVEnc H. 264 Encoder" (instead of "MPEG-4 part2 Video")
  • Changed: In "Global Options - Objects - Video" the options "Framebuffer" and "Preload time" were deactivated (are not considered in RX)
  • Changed: Only the "Default Pools" template is installed
  • Changed: Removed menu item "Extras - Global Options --> Client PCs"
  • Changed: When the Options dialog box is opened, the RenderEngine is no longer automatically closed.
  • Changed: Wings Vioso 6 now accepts the enable codes of Wings Vioso 5 on Wings Engines
  • Changed: With "Extras - Check project" the maximum length of the file names in the pool is now also written into the log file (for troubleshooting if the file names are too long)
  • Changed: Cropping fields for image sequence properties enlarged
  • Changed: In the screen properties the option "Reset Mapping" has been replaced by "Accept Mapping from Wings RX Manager"
  • Changed: More obvious row selection in the media pool
  • Changed: Port "Audio Input" removed
  • Changed: The video property "Video has alpha channel" has been removed because this is detected automatically by the RenderEngine
  • Changed: When creating image fields, displays, ticker fields,"(copy)" is now appended to the popup menu item if necessary.
  • Changed: Possibility to overlay RX-Preview and Wings-Preview removed (was for test purposes only)
  • Changed: RX-Preview deactivated by default for new installations
  • Changed: FPS setting in timeline is now always global for all timelines
  • Changed: Images can no longer be assigned to videos as alpha masks (not yet implemented in the RenderEngine)
  • Changed: In multi-timeline mode the input focus is now always held on the last manually activated timeline (important e.g. when starting further timelines by trigger, etc.)
  • Changed: In the properties of all timeline objects, "Comment" has been renamed to "Label / Comment"
  • Changed: Removed smoothing setting for real-time track controls (not yet implemented in the RenderEngine)
  • Changed: Selection of tracks, objects, nodes and keyframes without Shift/Control removes all selections (except tracks) of the timeline
  • Changed: The duration of timeline objects is now displayed as formatted time (and not in seconds)
  • Changed: The mouse pointer is now always displayed on the preview screen
  • Changed: The option "Locator display" in fps has been removed from the timeline properties
  • Changed: Trigger markers can only be created by dragging a trigger into a marker track
  • Changed: When a new text object is created, the properties dialog will be opened automatically.
  • Changed: When the multi-timeline mode is active, a message now appears in the (then deactivated) status window
  • Changed: Multiple call of the trigger "Timeline - Presentation (Pause)" leaves the pause mode active (previously the timeline was started with the second call)
  • Changed: Trigger "freeze/enable displays" now realized via RenderEngine
  • Changed: Trigger "Permanently freeze displays" removed (had no function in Wings RX)
  • Changed: Changed menu texts in Vioso-Warp: "Reset" -> "Undo", "Full screen" -> "Reset"
  • Changed: Internal changes in pixel mapping/Vioso calibration handling
  • Changed: All wizards and standard projects are now assigned to Wings Engines by default from monitor output A (instead of Windows Monitor 1)
  • Changed: Mixed Media Wizard option "All displays on master PC from monitor 1" renamed to "Display default assignment on master PC" (leads to monitor output A, B, C, ... (instead of Windows Monitor 1, 2, 3,...)
  • Changed (Avio): Max Driver for Premium Old Changed to 1000 like a new Premium Dongle
  • Changed (Wings Touch): Allow more than two running Wings Touch projects when executing via F5
  • Changed (Wings Touch): If you hold down the Shift key at startup, the generation of previews for the pages is deactivated, which increases the performance for large projects
  • Changed (Wings Touch): Save image in 50% quality if bigger than about 1MB when exporting as HTML
  • Changed Wings Touch): Use Webbrowser for webcontent (iframe) now instead of MediaView
  • Changed (Wings Touch): Warn when trying to override write protected files on "transfer project"
  • Fixed: In the MixedMedia Assistant, effects from templates can now be used again
  • Fixed: Color control of effects now also possible with variables.
  • Fixed: When removing an object from a LivePlayer, the corresponding pool entry is now updated ("Used" column)
  • Fixed: Live video objects could not be copied in the timeline
  • Fixed: RenderEngine video inputs and live video objects are immediately updated when changes are made to the live inputs.
  • Fixed: Icon in Menu Item "View - Show Preview Screens" corrected
  • Fixed: File transfer was aborted when the render displays were open. File transfer with the displays open stopped rendering the display content.
  • Fixed: The file transfer option "Transfer only displayed files individually to each client" now works correctly (Project Options - Multidisplay)
  • Fixed: The file transfer option "Transfer the files displayed to each client individually" did not work correctly
  • Fixed: The "Ignore alpha channel" option now works for videos and images
  • Fixed: When cancelling the properties dialog of text objects, the old state was not sent to the RenderEngine
  • Fixed: Wings Remote can now handle images with special characters like " +#[]@$&' (), =" in the filename
  • Fixed: Wings Remote's F-keys now also work on iPad 2
  • Fixed: After timeline editing a blackframe was visible between two videos
  • Fixed: Lightbox labeling was cut off when the working surface was scaled to a large size
  • Fixed: Mouse click on a pool object that is already selected causes it to be displayed in PropertyGrid and PoolPreview (important when changing tabs in the pool, otherwise you first have to select another object to see the object already selected in the PropertyGrid/Pool-Preview)
  • Fixed: Screens could not be renamed in pool
  • Fixed: Variables could no longer be dragged and dropped into effect parameters
  • Fixed: When changing the image fields, the clipping of objects is now also updated live
  • Fixed: Preview screens now work even if the RX Manager is not running on the master PC
  • Fixed: The RX-Preview only worked correctly for one screen, now several screens are also possible
  • Fixed: Adding the control track "Position, Size, Rotation" via PropertyGrid may have led to incorrect object position
  • Fixed: Content of tracks with deactivated image field was wrongly displayed
  • Fixed: Fixed crash when inserting multiple image fields without timeline
  • Fixed: If you moved an image sequence with the Alt key in Wings, the track got stuck
  • Fixed: Live sliders may have jumped back to the wrong value when turning off the priority in edit mode
  • Fixed: Moving the locator over video objects may take a long time to display the content under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: RenderEngine was not updated when activating/deactivating a real-time track control slider.
  • Fixed: The frames of InScreen editing may have disappeared in the RX preview.
  • Fixed: The selection of tracks always worked like holding down the Ctrl key
  • Fixed: The trigger "End render engine" no longer disconnects the manager if only clients are to be terminated
  • Fixed: Timeline renames are now visible in the Avio Manager
  • Fixed: Timeline with sync port starts in Render-Engine at startup, even if no timecode is present
  • Fixed: When pausing an asynchronous audio sample for the first time, it was stopped briefly if playback was started before the sample
  • Fixed: When vertical shifting was activated, overlapping objects could possibly occur, which caused all timeline objects to be blocked.
  • Fixed: The trigger "Avio - Trigger Event" now sets the status only briefly to "1" and then immediately again to "0", (previously the status remained at "1")
  • Fixed: The trigger to stop the RenderEngine now also stops all timelines
  • Fixed: Under certain circumstances, executing triggers could cause the program execution to hang
  • Fixed: Soft masks are now included in warping
  • Fixed: When activating Display-Warp with open displays it could possibly come to crashes
  • Fixed: Serial/LAN port now with license "Avio Master" also with LAN (instead of only serial)
  • Fixed: Graphics card/monitor recognition adapted to Intel/Nvidia laptops chipsets (Optimus) (Wings AV only)
Avio:
  • Fixed (Avio): settings.xml should not disappear anymore
  • Fixed (Avio): Show script changed window even if the folder name contains uppercase characters
Wings Touch:
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Add "Last Page ID" and "Timestamp" to ensure pagejump even if connection lost
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Autoscaling
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Do not use appcache if not supported
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Dynamic web images should work now
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Fix layers for button, multistate button and toggle button
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Hide elements when setting opacity to 0
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): No black background for mediafield and webbrowser in webinterface
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Only scale if project resolution is bigger than screen resolution
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Scale Textfield width like all other controls
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Scale web progressbar bar
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Scaling for Wings Touchpad in web fixed
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Slider value has to scale too
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Support \r\n in textfields
  • Fixed (Wings Touch): Webinterface: Do pagejump if the current page to jump to is 0 but there is a missed jump
Known issues in this version:
There are still some issues in this version we are working on.
  • Timelines from previously opened projects (without closing Wings RX) are still visible in Avio
  • Deleting a timeline in Wings has no effect in Avio (Timeline is still visible)
  • Rendering a Wings RX project in a video returns a different result than in the RX RenderEngine preview.
    Please disable the “Preview by RenderEngine” option in the Wings options if you want a preview that matches the rendered video
  • Umlauts in variable names are ignored
  • Starting a presentation only with an audio sample for a certain time (30min) will result in a black screen when it must display pictures/videos
  • Changes in the network settings while Wings RX is open will cause Wings RX to crash (e.g. change from manual ip to dhcp)
  • Multi-client calibration via "Multidisplay - Vioso Calibration" is not possible. Instead, this must be done via "Programs – Vioso Calibrator"
  • Multiple screens in combination with multiple timelines can lead to poor performance of the preview screen
  • The names of the NDI inputs may be incorrectly formatted in the Live Input dialog.
  • H.265 Videos cannot be created on a WingsEngine (because the GUI graphics card is used for rendering, which do not support rendering H.265)
  • Videos and Picture Sequences with alpha channel will appear with a black border if they are scaled (except PNG)
  • Variables cannot be used in the formula editor of the real-time control
  • LTC timecode is not played correctly when using ASIO - please use WDM in this case
  • 3G-SDI inputs and outputs do not yet support PSF, 2048x1080, 4096x2160
Thank you for your interest and support!
We look forward to your feedback (please use support@avstumpfl.com).
Best Regards from Austria
Michael Eckschlager
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hli
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:38 am

Hello Michael,

with 2.6.0 i want to start over clean, as there are still sometimes small bugs/glitches we can not get rid off..

So my intention is to go back to factory setup and then install 2.6.0

Now my question:

In the installation requirements for 2.2.X, we had to update graphics, ueye and do the redirect.

Is it possible with 2.6.0, beside LiveInput update, to just install the .exe, or do we need to go through the whole update procedure coming with 2.2.X ?

Thanks for reply in advance,

BG;
Hagen
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Michael Eckschlager
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:37 am

Dear Hagen,

in the case you want to start over clean, the following updates must be made:
  • Wings Engine Graphic Driver Update Pack V375.63 (in the Archive)
  • uEye Driver Update Pack (in the Archive)
  • Wings Engine Live Input Update Pack V6.09
  • Redirectors (in the Archive)
Best Regards from Austria
Michael Eckschlager
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hli
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:54 pm

Hello Michael,

i did the 2.6.0 update on one of our spare engines.

After applying the update there is an error, that the MOTU device is missing.

No Motu Audio device could be found. Make sure its connected....

Even with disabling all sound options and making a test project with no audio track, the message pops up.

Followed by unexpected error#15.

Also after the 2.6.0 update i can not start the render engine anymore. It says Unable to establish network.... (Local host 127.0.0.1)

On 2.2.4 no problems of that kind, nor on the former Wings Engine....


Then i tried the above mentioned clean install from factory settings on. Same result after applying 2.6.0


Any advice ?
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Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:52 pm

Hi Hagen,

if you don't have a MoTu device you can simply uninstall the Motu software/driver in the windows software program.
Then this error shouldn't appear again.

Regarding the render engine, there can be a few reasons.
Do you have a network connected ? Some wrong network settings ?
Make sure that the Avio Service is running.
You can also let me know your teamviewer id (per message) and we will take a look together to find the reason.
That's sometimes the quickest option! ;)
Best Regards from Austria
Michael Eckschlager
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