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mokab
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feedback and suggestions

Postby mokab » Sat May 27, 2017 12:51 pm

Hello,

last night i used the latest version of Daslight (the 3 May 2017 version) and i experimented few bugs:

1 - In the show tab, when you switch to full screen, disable it and go back to full screen, the full screen does not work properly (see attachments).
2 - In the effect tab > add a matrix effect: It is impossible to remove the first 2 colors even when there are more than two.

About the Edit tab:

you should spend more time testing it. Indeed, daslight version after version is still unstable in this mode. I had many crashes when programming the scenes. Randomly, I had crashes when:

- i tried to add a new group. I tried to reproduce the steps to get to the crash without success (2 times it crashed, 2 times it worked correctly). For debug: i had 2 scenes actives in live mode: Dimmer 100 & Shutter open (for my moving heads) and i try to add scene to create a position. The auto save was disabled at this moment.
- i tried to create a scene and move a fader.
- autosave is active: Daslight crashed randomly when i try to add scene or new group (I think it was the autosave process that tried to save my show at the same time as my attempt to create scene).

Suggestions / Feature request:

1 - Make the autosave's process more discreet: The autosave's popup is not convenient. Seeing it every minute while programming a show is really inconvenient. Perhaps replacing the popup with a loader or an icon near the Daslight's logo ?

2 - Change the default value of BPM mode: Can you change the default value from BPM (0) to 120 ? Having to re-tap a tempo every time you open a show is a time that could be won (especially when you just want to do some tests).

3 - Adding additional values to the time signature: Can you add the following values: "4/1", "8/1", "16/1", "32/1" to the time signature ? This would make it possible to have steps that change every 4 beats, 8 beats, etc. An example of what I often do: open the shutter of n projectors, then, 4 beats later, close and open N others. To achieve this, I have to define the time signature at 1/1 and duplicate 4 times each step i made.

My hardware:

- MacBook Pro (13 pouces, mi-2012) on Mac OSX Serria (10.12.4 [16E195]).
- 2,5 GHz Intel Core i5
- 16 Go 1600 MHz DDR3
- Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 Mo

That's all ... for now. Thanks again for this great software and thanks for listening to your users and improve the stability and the use of Daslight. :D
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TomHat
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Re: feedback and suggestions

Postby TomHat » Wed May 31, 2017 8:34 am

Hey Mokab,

First of, thanks alot for your feedback.

Suggestions

1 - Make the autosave's process more discreet: The autosave's popup is not convenient. Seeing it every minute while programming a show is really inconvenient. Perhaps replacing the popup with a loader or an icon near the Daslight's logo ?

For Daslight 4, this would be too big work. We are now focusing on improving the stability of our software. But I'll definitely add this to our list of ideas for future versions.

2 - Change the default value of BPM mode: Can you change the default value from BPM (0) to 120 ? Having to re-tap a tempo every time you open a show is a time that could be won (especially when you just want to do some tests).

We actually already had a default value back a few months ago, but if a scene is set to "BPM triggering" then the show started automatically, based on the default BPM set at startup. This was not great, so we took away the defalt BPM. Doesn't take much time to set it by hand (unless you use MIDI clock, which is more or less instantanious).

3 - Adding additional values to the time signature: Can you add the following values: "4/1", "8/1", "16/1", "32/1" to the time signature ? This would make it possible to have steps that change every 4 beats, 8 beats, etc. An example of what I often do: open the shutter of n projectors, then, 4 beats later, close and open N others. To achieve this, I have to define the time signature at 1/1 and duplicate 4 times each step i made.

I'll submit this idea and implement it if possible. If not, I'll add it to our list of ideas for future versions.


Bugs

We will look into those as soon as possible. Could you please provide us with the showfile you were using when the crashes occured ? This would help a lot.

Thank you for your input, have a great day.

Regards,
TomHat
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mokab
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Re: feedback and suggestions

Postby mokab » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:43 pm

Sure.

You'll find my show in attachment of this message.

For Daslight 4, this would be too big work. We are now focusing on improving the stability of our software. But I'll definitely add this to our list of ideas for future versions.

Ok ... It's a shame but if the stability of the software improves and the crashes reduce, the autosave will no longer be necessary.

We actually already had a default value back a few months ago, but if a scene is set to "BPM triggering" then the show started automatically, based on the default BPM set at startup. This was not great, so we took away the defalt BPM. Doesn't take much time to set it by hand (unless you use MIDI clock, which is more or less instantanious).

It makes sense. I had not thought about this scenario.

3 - Adding additional values to the time signature: Can you add the following values: "4/1", "8/1", "16/1", "32/1" to the time signature ? This would make it possible to have steps that change every 4 beats, 8 beats, etc. An example of what I often do: open the shutter of n projectors, then, 4 beats later, close and open N others. To achieve this, I have to define the time signature at 1/1 and duplicate 4 times each step i made.

Hope your developers will implement it.

We will look into those as soon as possible. Could you please provide us with the showfile you were using when the crashes occured ? This would help a lot.

Of course. You will find it here:
https://wetransfer.com/downloads/329113 ... 146/6c1a91


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