AV-Presetsperfect execution of multi-destination preset cues

For over two years, technicians from all over the world has relied on AV-Presets to execute the shows.

An application designed to aid in the execution of presets for multi-destination presentation switchers. With AVP’s intuitive user interface and it’s ability to work seamlessly along side E2’s “Event Master”, as well as Spyder’s “Advanced”…This is the most convenient way to handle complex switching cues.

 

AV-PresetsKey Difference

    What makes this app so different from any of the others is its ability to communicate directly with the switching frame. It does this by making use of the same command strings as the frames own programing utility. Utilizing this method provides greater speed in cue execution as well as the ability to receive return data from the switcher. This data return now enables for a live depiction of both preview and program destinations, current source/layer sizes, positions and indications to which preset number are in preview, as well as in program. AV-Presets remains in perfect sync with any and all configuration changes performed using the switcher’s programming utility, such as adding or removing presets, destinations, layers and even sources. This communication also allows AV-Presets to receive all current preset titles; no more having to re-enter label names.

     

     

    AV-PresetsIntuitive UI

      The ergonomic layout and large preset buttons make it easy to use even on a mobile tablet. Simply click and slide the divider to arrange for more or less buttons to be displayed at the same time. Additional presets can be accessed by simply scrolling the array up or down. The order in which presets are shown can easily be rearranged to suit your preferences. Simply drag and drop them into the positions you desire. With ten different colors to choose from you can customize the color of each button individually, making it easier to distinguish particular groupings. Auto-transition times can be configured separately for each preset. This individual time setting overrides the global default setting – which of course is also configurable.  Rounding out our primary controls are the Auto and Cut Transition functions. Each button is large enough not to mistake and large enough to never miss a cue because of a misguided mouse or finger placement.

       

       

      AV-PresetsEasy Setup

        Configuring the application is easy with our auto detect feature. Once you enter the setup window, AV-Presets searches the network for any attached switchers and displays them conveniently in a list. When you select the switcher of choice, simply click one button and all of the data necessary to connect, is saved for easy recall.

        There is also a history log. This constantly updating list follows along with each command given and received by the switcher. This allows for easy inspection of all previous commands.

        AV-Presets works on most Windows operating systems; Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10. Earlier systems may require minor upgrades to system drivers. These drivers are automatically updated during application install.

         

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        Main screen layout while connected to an E2 switcher

         

         

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        Try AV-Presets for yourself. Just download the full-functioning free trial version, install it on a PC connected to the switcher’s network, open the settings window and select the detected frame. Now connect and your off and running.

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        3 months ago

        AV-Presets

        Performed Further Improvements...

        I know I just told you that I made improvements to how AVP handles E2/S3’s but after also working on updates for Dominion, I was still finding myself frustrated with the way both were not reporting accurately just which preset was in preview and which is in program. The reason it is not cut and dry is because the Barco protocol does not any definitive data as to which is in program. The only thing they report is which was the last preset to be recalled to preview. What makes even more vague is if you choose to recall straight to program using EM, it will report that something was put in program but with no preset ID. So because of this AVP has had to do some guessing and up till now, things could appear out of sync if you use an EC console or just do it direct from EM. Well I think this time I found some other techniques to make reporting much accurate no matter which interface you choose to trigger a preset.

        BY THE WAY IF YOU SEE AFTER DOING AN UPDATE, THE INSTALLER SAYING THERE WAS AN ERROR. IN MOST CASES YOU CAN SIMPLY IGNORE IT.

        Release Notes Ver. 2.3.4.1

        Barco E2/S3:

        Performed further improvements to how AVP determines which preset is in preview and which has transitioned to program. This determination is used to display the green and red indicator on the actual preset button. The display will maintain a much more accurate read on the frame status even when presets are trigger directly using EM or an EC console.
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        3 months ago

        AV-Presets

        I found a few more tweaks:

        Since I was already working on AV-Presets code I decided to find other parts that might need attention and I found something you Barco users are really going to like!

        Here are the release notes for version 2.3.3.2:

        Improved the ability to disconnect from one type of switcher and reconnect to another without needing to restart the entire application.

        Barco E2/S3:

        Greatly improved response between the time of when you take a preset to preview and then being allowed to take it to program. I felt confident enough with EM version 5 and above to finely remove the safeguard that was deliberately blocking the ability for you to take a preset to program until AVP received confirmation from the frame reporting that the preview buffers have completely loaded. I did this because after EM version 3.4, if you issued the program command before the preview buffers were complete, there was a good chance that only portions of the presets layer changes would end up appearing in program. It appears now that Barco has added assurances that if even while prereview buffers are being loaded a command to program will override that activity. The result is now when you click on a preset button in AVP and immediately do an auto take afterwards, without any delay.
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        3 months ago

        AV-Presets

        If Anyone Is Listening....

        There is now New AV-Presets Update (ver. 2.3.3.1)

        It has been quite a while since there has been an update, but this one is cool. It brings us up to date with the newest version of Spyder X80 (5.0.3 +) and it adds the fact that the back color of occupied preset buttons will be the same as the colors you set a command key to be in Studio/Advanced.

        Aside from all of that I did also fix the issues recently found in using AV-Presets with Ascender.

        Here are the release notes:

        Spyder:

        Made the necessary changes to ensure proper operation with Spyder X80 version 5.0.3 and greater.

        Added the ability to retrieve the background colors of each command key and use the same color to paint the background of each occupied AVP preset button.

        Ascender:

        Corrected an issue that prevented presets from being displayed properly in AVP.
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        If Anyone Is Listening....

There is now New AV-Presets Update (ver. 2.3.3.1)

It has been quite a while since there has been an update, but this one is cool. It brings us up to date with the newest version of Spyder X80 (5.0.3 +) and it adds the fact that the back color of occupied preset buttons will be the same as the colors you set a command key to be in Studio/Advanced. 

Aside from all of that I did also fix the issues recently found in using AV-Presets with Ascender.

Here are the release notes: 

Spyder:

Made the necessary changes to ensure proper operation with Spyder X80 version 5.0.3 and greater.

Added the ability to retrieve the background colors of each command key and use the same color to paint the background of each occupied AVP preset button. 

Ascender:

Corrected an issue that prevented presets from being displayed properly in AVP.

         

        Comment on Facebook

        How is its operation with the E2 current versions?

        5 months ago

        Is there a way to cross dissolve between clips.. clients wont go for the dip to black option... thank you for all you do.. Apple cant die soon enough. ... See MoreSee Less

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        I'm sorry not in the current version 1. You will however be able to do that in the upcoming version 2. In that version each and every clip can be transparent, and you will be able to do true cross fades between them. On top of that each clip can have up to 4 additional overlaying layers, (video clip, live external input, still images and custom text) and can be fully manipulated. (geometry, perspective, warp, opacity as well as chroma and gamma settings)

        Very very cool. Thank you. Let me know if you need a product tester. I'm on paramount lot doing the stuntman awards with vmix.. would rather use your software

        6 months ago

        I haven't downloaded AV-Presets yet as I won't be in front of hardware for a few weeks. What are the main advantages of using AV-Presets instead of the Advanced or Event Master GUI during show? ... See MoreSee Less

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        AV-Presets is not intended to replace the switchers native software, but AV-Presets does communicate directly with the switcher so if the computer running advanced or EM crashes, AV-Presets will continue to control the frame. This makes it great for a backup. The final aspect is convenience. I always have an additional copy on a 10 tablet which I can connect to the fame as well, via a wireless router. Now I can walk around the house assisting projection and/or reviewing cues with the director without expecting him/her to come to you back stage.

        Thanks, much.better explanation than on the website.

        I keep forgetting that hitting enter on facebook is same as posting! So much for having separate paragraphs. I did want to also add another big benefit... AV_presets was first conceived after Barco released the first generations of E2. I saw that Event Master had a very clumsy interface and knew I would find it a major pain to operate in show. When you don't have a console you have to navigate the vertical column of presets and perform a number of different button clicks just to get to preview and then program. (Remember AVP was born long before there were any consoles for the E2.) AV-Presets follows the same idea as Spyder, in that it lays out the presets in grid array, which for many of us, find much more intuitive, easier and faster to find the preset you are looking for. There are a number of other convenience features as well. AV-Presets talks to all three of the major presentations switchers as well as some popular matrix routers.

        I see that, I prefer consoles, and my main client bought an ec30 for my use, but I wouldn't want to operate the GUI live. The reliance of the ec30 on a PC instead of direct frame connection doesn't make me very happy. AV presents would give me a portable backup interface. Nice.

        6 months ago

        Final product is looking good 15ft x 85ft 3mm Led wall, great technical team, cool client, running all wide screen backgrounds from watchout, all video rolls from AV Playback and controlling the Barco e2 with AV Presets, www.ifelseware.com software making thing happen. #ifelseware #avpresets #avplayback #cmgshows #e2operator ... See MoreSee Less

        Final product is looking good 15ft x 85ft 3mm Led wall, great technical team, cool client, running all wide screen backgrounds from watchout, all video rolls from AV Playback and controlling the Barco e2 with AV Presets, www.ifelseware.com software making thing happen. #ifelseware #avpresets #avplayback #cmgshows #e2operator

        11 months ago

        Just purchased AVPresets, trying with E2 ver 4.2..Does the Group Take work on this version? Enable "Group Take", select two presets and transition...doesn't work. Am I missing something? ... See MoreSee Less

        1 years ago

        AV-Presets

        6720x1920, 12 Projectors (8 Portrait / 4 Landscape), 2 Spyders, 6 Channel Watchout all done pixel to pixel without any blends!

        Oh, and 9 DSM's and a flown prompter screen all being handled very simply with one Dominion console.

        Good times!!
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        6720x1920, 12 Projectors (8 Portrait / 4 Landscape), 2 Spyders, 6 Channel Watchout all done pixel to pixel without any blends!  

Oh, and 9 DSMs and a flown prompter screen all being handled very simply with one Dominion console.

Good times!!Image attachmentImage attachment

         

        Comment on Facebook

        Wow! Without any blend, pixel to pixel, hard work. Very good

        Looks amazing, not any easy gig

        1 years ago

        AV-Presets

        AV-Playback, Important Update Available

        Anyone who is currently trying AV-Playback for themselves, please use the built in updater to download this critical revision.

        Main menu: HELP/CHECK FOR UPDATES

        Regrettably there were some issues that fell trough the cracks and they are really starting to pop up. especially when attempting to operate the app very aggressively, (you know the type of behavior, push any button and see if it breaks.) Well I am scrambling to combat it with a much more stable version.

        Give it try, and do your worst, I can take it!

        For you others that hadn't tried it yet, here is the link to our website: www.ifelseware.com
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        AV-Playback, Important Update Available

Anyone who is currently trying AV-Playback for themselves, please use the built in updater to download this critical revision.

Main menu: HELP/CHECK FOR UPDATES

Regrettably there were some issues that fell trough the cracks and they are really starting to pop up. especially when attempting to operate the app very aggressively, (you know the type of behavior, push any button and see if it breaks.) Well I am scrambling to combat it with a much more stable version.

Give it try, and do your worst, I can take it!

For you others that hadnt tried it yet, here is the link to our website: https://www.ifelseware.com

         

        Comment on Facebook

        after the installation the updater brings an error and the update fails.

        So not really having to do with this version but man do I hate dongles... a dongle can get lost or stolen pretty easily... I know sometimes it is hard to get internet for an internet activated version but push comes to shove I drag the system outside with my cell phone and my show is good to go... a lost dongle... well then I’m just screwed. Years ago I was on a flight working on a 3D rendering which the software needed a dongle. Long story short the dongle I guess fell out of my bag... $1500 down the tubes...

        1 years ago

        AVP keeps dropping the colors and transition time that I assign to buttons. it is maddening and dangerous because I have to read the preset description instead of going by color. How can I avoid this? ... See MoreSee Less

        Comment on Facebook

        Sorry about you having this issue. First tell me which switcher type you are using?

        1 years ago

        AV-Presets

        Sorry! The release of AV-Playback has been postponed for at least a couple weeks. Testing has been riggerus and alot of things had to be addressed with some major design changes mixed in. I am now going to be on an event for a week. I will resume work once I get back. ... See MoreSee Less

        1 years ago

        AV-Presets

        Need some suggestions?

        I am about to start work on including short cut keys into AV-Playback. I would like to know how you would like to see it structured (e.g. Use control key combinations or not, what key makes the most since for what functions, etc.)? If you could take a little time and provide me with a basic outline on how you see it, would be a great help.

        Thanks,
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        1 years ago

        Question on Group function for Spyder in AVP. I am using a Keys controller. Can i just program a button for a Group Toggle, then select the CK's I want? Or do I have to use multiple buttons to make the Group work on Keys?
        TIA
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        Comment on Facebook

        Yes but be sure to update. I had already wrote the ability in the short keys but realized that I was using the "g" + ## + ENTER to select the grouped presets but this would had made it more complicated to program XKeys. To use, type "r" + ENTER to enable/disable the Group Take feature. Now when in this mode you can still use "p" + ## + ENTER to set which preset you want to add in the group. You will need to use "t" + ENTER to take them to screen.

        I want to check and see if you had already updated by removing the app and re-downloading a new one recently? If not then do so now. You can use this link: iewlicenseserver.us/AV-Presets/publish.htm

        1 years ago

        AV-Presets

        We are moving!

        As of June 19th we will now be headquartered in Windermere, FL, just outside of Orlando. I would like to extend a request to all current and future customers, that if you are doing in event in the Orlando, reach out to me and let me know. I would love to meet you all face to face, I have been anxiously waiting to thank each of you personally, Now that we will be located in an area that I know just about all of you end up at one point or another there is no excuse.

        Have a great show!
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        Comment on Facebook

        I'd be glad to pay you a beer for the many times your software helped me out.

        1 years ago

        AV-Presets

        In Facebook's infinite wisdom, you cant share a post and it's comment's but I don't want to have to write it all over again. So I screen captured it. ... See MoreSee Less

        In Facebooks infinite wisdom, you cant share a post and its comments but I dont want to have to write it all over again. So I screen captured it.

        1 years ago

        So I see Spyder, E2 and Ascender. Any chance you also can talk to ATEM switchers? I'm also interested in the M-Server and Playback software.... ... See MoreSee Less

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        Talking with other switchers is not out of the question but just might be out of the scope of why AV-Presets was even created. I created AVP because at the time there wasn't any decent productivity tools for operators of, without a doubt some of the most complicated switchers to operate. To make matters worst there wasn't much in the way of tactical support either. Neither is true for ATEM switchers, the majority of them are tactical control surfaces. They also don't require any real complicated status feedback like a presentation switcher does, half of AVP wouldn't even be necessary.

        By the end of this year we are planning on releasing a version 3 of AV-Presets. It will be a total rebuild and will have many of the same features as the Dominion console, plus a bunch more. Here is some of of what we are planning: Floating window desktop with each primary component being a floating window that can be positioned and resize to suit your preferences. Multiple switchers will be able to connect simultaneously and by virtue of the floating window each switcher will visible and accessible at the same time. There will also be macro support allowing coordinated control of multiple devices such as ATEM and routing switchers as well as control of AV-Playback and M-Server. That is just a few things to look forward to. The platform will be more flexible to handle the inclusion of a multitude of other internal features and remote devices as well.

        1 years ago

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        1 years ago

        AV-Presets

        Our Website Is Backup and Running

        www.ifeselseware.com

        I'm sorry about the frustrations some of you felt over the last couple of weeks regarding the downloading and purchasing of apps from our website. These kinda website issues always seem to happen only when I'm on the road and can not respond to them like I can when in my office.

        This one regrettably turned out to be serious and had me forced to move the entire site and the app licencing server. If any of you ever had to do that you probably know just how daunting a task it can be.

        Thank you for your patience and have a great show.
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        Comment on Facebook

        website not working yet

        DNS address cannot be found

        At the time of your comment It probably was still propagating through the internet. I assume you have tried again since then and have gotten it to come up?

        site's down again btw

        1 years ago

        AV-Presets

        Dominion flexing it's E2 muscles at SAP. Oh and of course it has iit's trusty side kick the EC50 by it's side. ... See MoreSee Less

        Dominion flexing its E2 muscles at SAP. Oh and of course it has iits trusty side kick the EC50 by its side.
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