Wings RX V2.2 Release Version

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Michael Eckschlager
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:20 am

Dear Wings RX users!

The new Wings RX V2.2 Release Version is ready for download and test.

  • Please go to “Software” > “Wings RX” in the download section on our homepage:
  • Download and install “WingsRX_Setup_2.2.0.exe".
  • Wings RX V2.2 requires some new drivers for the graphics cards and for the live video inputs installed in your Wings Engine.
    Update Packs can be found in the downloads as well (Wings Engine Graphic Driver Update Pack, Wings Engine Live Input Update Pack).
    A short installation guide how to install these updates are included in the zipped update packs.
    The Wings Engine Graphic Driver Update Pack is not necessary on most Wings Engines, as this version is already installed when a new machine is shipped.
    The Wings Engine Live Input Update Pack needs to be installed.
    (If you have already done this step during the installation of the Public Beta or the Release Candidate version, you do not need to repeat this step.)
  • If you are installing Wings RX V2.2 on a Wings Engine download this file and follow the steps in the included readme file to fix the broken links in the Wings Engine GUI.
    (If you have already done this step during the installation of the Public Beta or the Release Candidate version, you do not need to repeat this step.)
Wings RX V2.2 Release (V2.2.0) includes the following updates:
  • New: Creator License which works without copy protection dongle and can be used for show production, as show master and for demo (limitations compared to full license: local playout only in demo mode, no video rendering, no autostart options, Vioso calibration only in demo mode)
    New: Real-time effects implemented (effects can be activated via right click on an image or video object – Enable/display effects). A short description of the effects can be found in the attached PDF
  • New: Preview engine based on the Wings RX Render Engine (please keep in mind that the preview can cost a lot of performance during playback for large images, videos and image sequences. Settings can be found in Project Options - Wings RX - Preview Screens)
  • New: 3G-SDI output possible using suitable hardware (the setup of the outputs can be found in the Wings RX Manager - I/O-Setup. The Wings RX Manager can be opened via the devices pool - right click on the server - Wings RX Manager)
  • New: Import of generic calibration (use menu Multidisplay - Generic Calibration)
  • New: User interface scaling for high-DPI monitors (settings can be found under Global Options - User Interface)
  • New: Assigning monitor outputs to displays now checks whether the output is already in use and offers a swap if possible.
  • New: Clicking with the mouse into the timeline will make the playback jump to this position (can be deactivated in Options - General)
  • New: Color transformation per video configurable (settings can be found in the options of the timeline object)
  • New: Delete all selected devices in the device pool now possible
  • New: Delete all selected elements in the timeline with delete key with deletion info/confirmation, if more than one element is selected (confirmation is adjustable in Options – User Interface)
  • New: Delete key implemented in the light box (Ctrl + Delete closes gap for single selection)
  • New: Double click on the Locator time opens the "Go to" dialog (like menu item "Timeline - Go to").
  • New: Dragging and dropping variables from the pool to the empty timeline area creates new tracks and objects with combined in / out variables if the number of in and out variables is the same. This is very useful for recording many control channels
  • New: For image, video and audio pool objects, alternative names can now be assigned (in the pool if the display of full pathnames is deactivated)
  • New: Global Options - Objects - Data now has the new option "Four nodes, start and end at 0%"
  • New: Image sequences can now optionally get the name of the containing folder (Options - Objects - Video)
  • New: In the video pool, the number of audio channels is now displayed in the "Format / Audio" column
  • New: Increase of functions per function groups in Avio Service: 25 drivers (5 so far), 50 custom scripts (10 so far), 2 touch projects (1 so far)
  • New: Jumps with Ctrl/Shift + cursor keys are now also possible during playback
  • New: Live video deinterlacing implemented (setting can be found in the Wings RX Manager - I/O Setup – select the input – Deinterlace Mode)
  • New: New audio handling of multichannel sound videos (including automatic creation of multiple audio tracks, etc.)
  • New: New keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + B" for media pool - optimize display data
  • New: New menu item "Edit - Unselect" (shortcut Ctrl + D)
  • New: New option to display the file extensions in Pool and Timeline Editor (Options - User Interface)
  • New: New option to drag and drop multiple image sequences from Windows Explorer to insert all sequences at default frame rate without further dialogs
  • New: New option to scroll vertically in the timeline with the mouse wheel (Options - User Interface)
  • New: New Output Option "Combine displays for rendering". The setting is necessary to combine all displays on a graphics card in one render step for pixel mapping. If not activated you can only access pixels within one display (setting can be found in the properties of the screens)
  • New: New pop-up menu item in the video pool: "Insert picture sequence folder ..." (with the same function as Drag & Drop from folder in PoolTree)
  • New: New version of Wings Remote with selectable layout and font size setting (Options - Wings Remote and in Wings Remote)
  • New: New Wings Remote implemented (settings can be found under Global Options – Wings Remote)
  • New: Pause markers can be set with a capital "M" (position marker as before with a lowercase "m")
  • New: Pixel mapping via import of a csv file (can be found in the Wings RX Manager – Output Mapping)
  • New: Playback performance for 120fps playout has been optimized
  • New: Playback performance for several video und image sequence formats has been optimized
  • New: Render layer and remote index are now displayed in the timeline tab
  • New: Screen guides and presets can now be imported from other projects
  • New: Start delay if some background tasks are active, so that they can be stopped without interfering the playback (adjustable in Options - General).
    The task queue is reactivated two seconds after stopping the playback
  • New: The F-keys of Wings Remote can be assigned the names / comments of the assigned F-key triggers
  • New: The F-keys of Wings-Remote can now be individually labeled
  • New: The help has been changed to html5 format. This help will be available online on our homepage.
    The help format can still be changed to the old format in the current version (Options - User Interface
  • New: The timeline tabs now have different colored icons; Stop = red, Play = green, Pause = yellow
  • New: Timeline - Go to ... (Ctrl + G) now also possible with relative time
  • New: Timeline objects can now be reset to the screen field standards by using the pop-up menu item "Assign Default Size/Position"
  • New: Trigger "Timeline - Relative Position" now with exact time (so far only in whole seconds)
  • New: Triggers are now multitimeline-capable
  • New: Triggers now have an automatic naming with category / action in the properties dialog
  • Changed: Adaptation of the audio extraction to problematic / faulty videos (with incorrect channel number in header / container)
  • Changed: After changing display properties, the displays will open again if they were previously open
  • Changed: Audio extraction adapted for special (so far problematic) video formats
  • Changed: Avio connectivity: "Stop All" built in, ticker texts renamed to text channels
  • Changed: Before network authentication, a ping (timeout 1s) is sent to avoid waiting times for missing servers
  • Changed: Crash handling completely revised, Error Reports are no longer sent but stored in date-based subfolders.
    Please send us these reports in case of a crash (the report folder will be opened by using the menu Extras – Open Folder – Reports)
  • Changed: Deactivated master client PCs are now displayed in light gray in the Control Panel
  • Changed: Deleting with the delete button will not delete any tracks
  • Changed: Detect by number of bits whether an alpha channel is included in the video file or not.
  • Changed: Dialogues save their position
  • Changed: For seamless loops, the jump distance is now internally rounded to the audio buffer size (1/20s) (jump marker is shifted internally)
  • Changed: Frame Blender on video objects by default now disabled
  • Changed: Framerate of Preview is now limited to 30fps
  • Changed: If the RX Manager is not connected when loading a Vioso calibration, a warning will be displayed.
  • Changed: In the network options, the RX Manager checkbox "Local" is now activated automatically, if you enter the loopback IP as manager IP
  • Changed: Installer: Windows XP and Server 2003 are now blocked (no installation possible)
  • Changed: Jump to a pause marker while the timeline is running now pauses at the pause marker
  • Changed: Layout logic from Wings Remote now also adapted to smartphones
  • Changed: Live video inputs can be renamed in Wings RX Manager
  • Changed: Live video inputs optimized (HDMI, DVI, 3G-SDI 10Bit)
  • Changed: Locate Render-Display is now activated by default and is always reactivated with "File - New ..."
  • Changed: Machine hardware configuration is saved on the server
  • Changed: Media Pool menu items for converting videos to Wings videos removed
  • Changed: Minimal changes in keyboard shortcuts
  • Changed: New icon in the timeline video object for freerun loop / timelocked freerun loop
  • Changed: New image fields / displays now always get a consistent name
  • Changed: New reduced properties dialog for live video objects
  • Changed: Newly created screens are no longer automatically opened
  • Changed: Number of graphics/intermediate data created in parallel can now be set under Options - Graphic data (default: 1)
  • Changed: On Wings Engines with an old version of the Wings Engine user interface the Wings5.ini is used instead of the Wings6/RX.ini
  • Changed: Options for CD / DVD / Blu-ray on project backup removed, no backup on optical media
  • Changed: PSD format (Photoshop) has been removed from all export dialogs of images/image sequences (the functionality itself has been removed some time ago)
  • Changed: The "Current" timeline in Avio makes no sense in multi-timeline operation and is no longer updated
  • Changed: The Sync mode is now set correctly for Windows 8/10 at the first program start
  • Changed: The task queue is now always reactivated after 3s, so no sudden CPU load during playback jumps, etc.
  • Changed: The track headers are now visually separated below the tracks by a line from the track area
  • Changed: The triggers "Variable Fade with Pause / Continue" now also work in multi-timeline mode
  • Changed: Timeline scrubbing is no longer supported
  • Changed: Timeout when connected to the render engine now adjustable (Options - Network)
  • Changed: Transitions in the sRGB color space instead of the linear color space
  • Changed: Trigger "Timeline - Jump to Position" renamed to "Timeline - Jump to Marker"
  • Changed: Triggers have been cleaned up
  • Changed: Updated RED SDK to version 6.3.0
  • Changed: Video output for FHD/UHD player updated (output via H.264 and H.265 (only for UHD players))
  • Changed: "Vioso calibration via camera" option in display properties renamed "Consider display when performing Vioso calibration" (to avoid misunderstandings)
  • Changed: When a new display is created, Wings Engines is now assigned the default monitor output A (instead of Windows Monitor 1)
  • Changed: When controlling effect parameters by variables, the value range of the variable is now taken into account
  • Changed: When dragging and dropping files into the empty main window (without timelines), only the respective project files (ie * .w6 or * .rx) are accepted
  • Changed: When setting position/pause markers with the M key in pause mode, the last marker type is now retained
  • Changed: When starting the program, the RX-Manager is now connected, so that the realtime effects are always available
  • Changed: Wings Avio Master license now includes async audio
  • Changed: Wings Vioso version changed to V6 (because there is an update to Wings Platinum V6 in the HDAV market). You will need a new enable code only if you don’t have Wings RX!
  • Changed: With the trigger "Execute Vioso Calibration" Wings does not open the displays automatically (because it cannot be determined when the calibration is finished)
  • Fixed: Analog live video inputs may show some interference
  • Fixed: Audio track of rendered videos was distorted / fragmented at certain combinations of frame rate and audio sampling frequency
  • Fixed: Behavior of jump markers no longer depends on the set timeline resolution
  • Fixed: Clicking on the newly created blank timeline could crash the active RX displays
  • Fixed: Disabling Vioso calibration in display properties now resets the Vioso calibration for that machine
  • Fixed: Dramatically improved performance in multitimeline operation
  • Fixed: DVI Live Input needed a relatively long time to open the first time
  • Fixed: Even objects without a control track are now updated when changes are made to image fields via dialog in the screen
  • Fixed: Extend Object Right now works for looped video/audio objects when there is another object on the right
  • Fixed: Fixed an internal error during the recording of data objects (in very rare cases saving the wrong vertical edge with continuous data)
  • Fixed: Fixed occasional crashes at the end of the video rendering
  • Fixed: Fixed occasional crashes when closing Wings RX
  • Fixed: Fixed occasional crashes when dragging files from Explorer into the empty space under the pool folder tree
  • Fixed: Fixed occasional crashes when removing devices from the device pool
  • Fixed: Fixed redraw bug in the ControlPanel after changing the field size in the page properties
  • Fixed: For images in the live player, the autoplay delay is now only considered when autoplay is activated
  • Fixed: If you quit the manager engine via pop-up menu item "Stop Render Engine", reconnecting no longer results in errors requiring a second attempt
  • Fixed: Image sequences may have been shortened when aborting the graphic data calculation
  • Fixed: In a freerun video, the video is played back from the beginning when jumping before the start of the video
  • Fixed: Internally changed exit of the RenderEngine to avoid crashes at the end of the program
  • Fixed: Jump markers with invalid jump destination are now ignored
  • Fixed: Jumps via trigger to previous marker did not work
  • Fixed: Media pools internally converted to a new administration to prevent crashes
  • Fixed: Moving the content of video and audio objects in the timeline while holding down the Alt key works again
  • Fixed: New timelines now automatically get remote indexes from 1 (instead of 0)
  • Fixed: New trigger "Timeline - jump to position" jumps to exact time position
  • Fixed: New video inputs now get a default name based on the number of video inputs
  • Fixed: No names could be assigned for pictures in the pool
  • Fixed: Objects were only partially updated after changing the image field or assigning default size / position on the screen
  • Fixed: Optimized sending of variables to Avio
  • Fixed: Pausing without open displays could cause the timeline to stop
  • Fixed: Potential crashes caused by misuse of pop-up menus in the pool eliminated
  • Fixed: Render layer and remote index in the timeline tab were not updated immediately when changes were made
  • Fixed: Screens are now updated by changes to image fields via dialog
  • Fixed: "Stop rendering engine" in the device pool now gives the manager enough time to shutdown
  • Fixed: Swapping pictures in the Timeline while holding down the Alt key works again
  • Fixed: Text objects with text variables are now updated immediately when text changes
  • Fixed: The live players now continue playing on timeline pause
  • Fixed: The preview no longer requires any performance without active output
  • Fixed: The triggers for the live players will work again
  • Fixed: The use of timeline index 0 stopped working in single timeline mode. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed: Timeline times in Avio could be invalid and are now limited to the respective value range
  • Fixed: Two HDMI 2.0 cards did not work in a server
  • Fixed: Unused variables in effects no longer block the assignment of these variables to other parameters of this effect
  • Fixed: Videos with alpha channel were displayed incorrectly in the timeline (wrong colors and upside down)
  • Fixed: Vioso licenses were used incorrectly (Lite instead of Pro, etc.)
  • Fixed: Warning when unable to connect to RX Manager, optional display of network options
  • Fixed: When a client is made a hot backup, any affected displays are disabled and the assignment to the client is removed
  • Fixed: When cutting timeline objects, the properties table is updated
  • Fixed: When duplicating tracks, the target displays will be copied
  • Fixed: When fixing or unlocking timeline objects, the properties table is now updated
  • Fixed: When inserting several image sequences, the files "thumbs.db" were also read out. This could have caused a crash.
  • Fixed: When jumping to a pause marker while the timeline was running, the timeline did not pause there. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed: When saving a Vioso startup calibration, the missing sps file is no longer an error (with existing vwf file)
Known issues in this version:
There are still some issues in this version we are working on.
  • 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
  • Video inputs do not work in the live player
Thank you for your interest and support!
We look forward to your feedback (please use
Best Regards from Austria
Michael Eckschlager
AV STUMPFL GMBH | Michael Eckschlager | Technical Support
Mitterweg 46 | A-4702 Wallern | Tel +43(7249)42811 |
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