Sometimes i am working in resolume and i find features i'm missing so i try to write them down in a note , here's a list for now , some things are already mentioned around in other topics i guess .
- Locking clip horizontally :
Often i have 2-3 layers with a lot of content , 100+ columns long , and above in my comp there are layers with fx , routers , images , short sequences , whatever.
As i am scrolling towards column 100 and on , i often miss to have these clips "moving with me" , so they are close by all the time for when i need these clips.
For example i got one layer with 5 strobes and 2 black out/in clips .
Yes i could midi map these if i got my controller with me , but if im without i would love to have these functions or info i find relevant , in view , all the time in my set.
Now they are empty clip boxes , occupying a lot of precious screen space
- Advanced audio scripting , not sure if thats a term.
I sometimes use exposure combined with audio input on bass , so that it's constant on .5 when there are beats , and if the bass freqs. drop , it fades out my output to black.
With a 'advanced editor' u could maybe program : when bass is below this treshold for x amount of time , trigger this clips / layers / FX / sequence of clips.. Like a flavor of touchdesigner.. A extra unfold of the FFT external audio parameter, to see the a bigger version with more fine controls of the audio input would be cool. Or perhaps a module on its own like advanced output , an audio module , with midi mapable EQ on master audio input who knows..
Add some auto bpm detection if ur there anyway pls :p
- Different standaard icons for routers & fx (and more?).
Ok the update thumbnail feature is awesome. But it's still a lot of clicking & browsing.
How about a check option in preferences to choose or load your own of default icons for routers , fx's , fx stacks , generator driven clips , to go along every comp as default.
Or a way to load in a folder with these icons , and quickly assign them on the fly , something as the RGBA buttons in clip properties.
Update thumbnail is not always usefull for fx's for example.
- Mask size to comp.
How to explain..
I often work with pictures on the spot , into photoshop , select ,edit , and i end up resizing my image to 1920x1080.
From this image i make a silhouette selection of the object, to make a red mask , so all my effects applied on this image are only on the real life object. Image & mask are saved as . png
If i use the image file in a comp lets say 3840x1080 , i can position it from left to right on this comp canvas.
If i use my mask file and drop that in a layer / group / comp, it will stretch to 3840x1920.
I either have to juggle transforms to resize the mask and relative scale the content within, but generally i make mask file to the size of the composition , resulting in a red / alpha png file of 3840x1920 (and another possible mess up step in photoshop)
It's logic how resolume wants to apply the mask in this case , my request is a way to not have the mask stretch , and make it scale/ position / rotate editable so you can apply it where you need it in your composition.
- Fx size to comp .
I make an fx clip or stack , on a 1920x1080comp.
Later i import this deck in a 3840x1080 composition , i have to select & resize all fx clips to fit that composition or it all looks wrong. Any preferences window checkbox that could solve this ?
- Saving fx stacks = Scenes !
A way to save a certain combination of effects / generators with their parameters . Next to the effect browser , these could come in a 'scene' browser panel,
- Column groups.
So this layer vertical groups are awesomeee , could this be extended to grouping columns together too ?
This would make it possible to contain an amount of clips together , instead of having to divide them over decks.
Would work great in combo with autopilot on layer lvl , so it's random picking from within a column group. Also in smaller comps but where you have specific files for every dj set of the night , you could fit it easy in one deck and keep overview with these groups.
Also would make it possible to sequence long installations , where it plays one hour a sequence of clips in column group 1 , and then moves on to the next column or content group as you might call it too .
And another place to drop effects and masks ghehehe
- Collapse advanced output side panels.
In case of ,the advanced output , output screen is my best friend to see what is going on there in detail.
I just don't need the screen / slice & the properties panel , and even the top toolbar at this point , just a way to open, scale and move that window , "save&close" and put it back in full modus with a click.
Could even think about using a opacity slider on that "floating output monitor" , and make it midi mappable , to have it on a slider for quick reference if needed.
- last but not least , kinda a bit awkward to ask but to hell with that : one more level of subdivisons in 'edit points' of advanced output would help on really bad , bad days.
Now you can do X: 4 , Y: 4.
Resolume can now save situations where content & reality are far away quite good , but sometimes it's this one point of precision extra that's just missing.
And you don't have to go to 5 levels if u don't need to .
That's it for now , i support also the collapse group panels, and play clip x amount of times autopilot features in other topics