Wings RX V2 Release

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Michael Eckschlager
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:27 am

Dear technical forum users,

We have some very interesting information for you.
The new Wings RX V2 Release is now ready for download.

Please allow us to highlight four of the most interesting developments (there is a full change log list after the highlights):

1. A new and very helpful handling procedure for hot backup servers has been integrated.
In Wings RX V2, you can specify hot backup clients for multiple playout clients. By this definition, the hot backup client gets all the information needed to replace the playout client during playback - all necessary media files are also copied to the hot backup client. In the unlikely event of a playout client failure, the Hot Backup client can take the playout client’s job without the need to edit IP addresses. All functions in this context can be controlled via Avio.

2. Wings RX V2 is a technology update and provides the basis for further new developments of Wings RX. The biggest change is the completely new internal administration and management of the individual servers, which is now accomplished by the new Wings RX Manager. Wings RX Manager is a new software component and the central control interface that connects individual servers and the Wings RX user interface.
The Wings RX Manager starts automatically and runs in background.

3. The Wings RX V2 Manager can be controlled by using a new web interface, which you can access via the context menu of the device pool. Users can set up and change server, output and input settings within the new web interface. Please keep in mind that the new web interface is still in development and will stay in beta stadium for a while. To ensure successful show operation during the beta phase of the web interface, the changes that are made in the web interface are overwritten by the Wings user interface with the correct show data at every start.

4. Media files can now be transferred directly from the master to clients (without a Windows shared network drive). Transfer status and transfer errors are shown in the control panel. Double click opens the log file.

What follows now is an explanation of how to install the new version, and the complete change log:

Please go to “Software” > “Fullversion” in the download section on our homepage.
http://avstumpfl.com/en/service/downloads/

Before installing Wings RX on a Wings Engine media server, please download and install the “WingsEngine_DotNet462_Prepare.exe” first.
This step must be done only once on a Wings Engine and therefore must not be repeated for future updates.
If you have already installed it, you can skip this step.
Download and install “Wings_RX_Setup_2.0.0.exe”.
Please do not skip restarts during installation.

The Wings RX V2 Release Version (V2.0.0) is almost identical to the Wings RX Beta2 (V1.99.11) and contains only minor bugfixes.

Updates in Wings RX V2 Public Beta2 version (V1.99.11):

Wings RX:
• A new very helpful handling procedure for hot backup servers has been integrated. In Wings RX V2, you can specify hot backup clients for multiple playout clients. By this definition, the hot backup client gets all the information needed to replace the playout client during playback - all necessary media files are also copied to the hot backup client. In the unlikely event of a playout client failure, the Hot Backup client can take the playout client job without the need to edit IP addresses. All functions can of course be controlled via Avio.
• New option in "Global Options - Network": When terminating Wings RX, quit/do not quit/ask to quit the Wings RX Manager
• New Trigger "Save Project": allows you to save the project even when the show is running
• Changed: When master / client PCs are created, these are also optionally created in the ControlPanel
• Changed: When deleting non-empty tracks, there is a safety query first
• Changed: Manual pause (by space bar or toolbar button) now has the same behavior as pause marker
• Changed: Shift + Stop button in the toolbar stops all running timelines
• Changed: Stop button in the toolbar now executes "Stop" instead of "Reset"
• Changed: Before starting a Vioso calibration, all timelines are now stopped and all RenderEngines are terminated
• Changed: With the Avio master license, all Show Control objects (data, switching, drivers, MIDI, etc.) can now be created
• Fixed: Optimized performance on uncompressed playback - the performance glitches of the public beta version (V1.99.2) were removed.
• Fixed: Clicking in newly created empty timeline could lead to a crash in active RX displays
• Fixed: Pausing without open displays could cause the Timeline to stop running
• Fixed: "Freerun loop" objects are now no longer affected by jump markers
• Fixed: Local render displays can now be opened without a connected network
• Fixed: Manual pause now also works just before a jump marker
• Fixed: Track faders are now considered at the start of the render engine (and not until the first change)
• Fixed: If you click exactly between the track head and the live fader when the presentation is running, the presentation will no longer be terminated
• Fixed: Changes to image fields and displays are now immediately visible
• Fixed: Assignments of image fields to tracks are now immediately visible
• Fixed: When screen properties are changed, all screens are automatically closed (like Shift + Escape)


Updates in Wings RX V2 Public Beta version (V1.99.2):

Wings RX:
• Wings RX V2 is a technology update and provides the basis for further new developments of Wings RX. The biggest change is the completely new internal administration and management of the individual servers, which is now accomplished by the new Wings RX Manager. Wings RX Manager is a new software component and the central control interface that connects individual servers and the Wings RX user interface. The Wings RX Manager starts automatically and runs in background.
• Wings RX V2 Manager is administered with a new web interface, which can be accessed via the context menu of the device pool. Users can set up and change server, output and input settings within the new web interface. Please keep in mind that the new web interface is still in development and will stay in beta stadium for a while. To ensure successful show operation during the beta phase of the web interface, the changes that are made in the web interface are overwritten by the Wings user interface with the correct show data at every start.
• New centralized logging of the RenderEngine via the web interface of the Wings RX Manager.
• Media files can be transferred directly from the master to clients (without Windows shared network drive). Transfer status and transfer errors are shown in the control panel. Double click opens the log file.
• Faster master-to-client data transfer check.
• Hot backup ability: An additional client can be defined and added as a backup device during a running show. After changing the IP address, the backup client directly takes over the predefined show parts and will seamlessly start at the exact, preselected time.
• Advanced Live-Input Handling, including 4K via 4x 3G-SDI (4 quadrants, SMPTE 425-3/5).
• The Video Live Player can now also playback images.
• Live-Player can now be controlled via Avio.
• Precise pause marker execution.
• New free running loop mode for timeline video objects.
• Static image field clipping implemented.
• Timecode input (Locate-and-Play) implemented.

Wings Touch:
• Wings Touch pages via web: The webserver now directly transfers value changes through a new communication technology. This makes the web interface more responsive.
• Quickly create and change appealing designs using the new template management in the Wings Touch Designer

Avio:
• New, centralized logging.

Avio Manager:
• Performance optimization for complex projects

Thank you for your interest and support!
Best Regards from Austria
Michael Eckschlager
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