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Egriswold  
#1 Posted : Saturday, October 5, 2013 12:15:17 PM(UTC)
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It would be great if vMix had in its hardware settings panel the ability to map inputs then even if the very top card is to windows Decklink Video Capture(3) we could assign it as input #1, and the card below it may be Decklink Video Capture(4) we could assign that to show as input #2 and so on. Since I sell pre-configured systems this would help me tremendously.

After mapping (even if it requires a vMix restart) Capture tab panel device drop down would show simply "input 1" then "input 2" and so on along with the rest of setting in this panel.

Let me know if this is not clear.
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#2 Posted : Friday, November 22, 2013 4:49:43 PM(UTC)
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Here's why I would really like to be able to map or assign input names in the settings panel.
Here's a photo of a demo unit backside with four BMD Decklink Duo's
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Due to PCIe bus configuration and differences in motherboards the inputs and outputs are usually in some weird order that makes no sense.
Being able to label a Decklink # to a redefined name such as "Input #" would be fantastic.
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#3 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2013 7:19:00 PM(UTC)
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you can do that in device management I believe. in windows control panel.
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#4 Posted : Friday, November 29, 2013 7:31:14 PM(UTC)
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This should be straightforward to implement for vMix 12.
I've heard the decklink drivers can now detect the input signal
so i'm hoping they release the API for that as well so adding inputs is as easy as one click.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, December 3, 2013 9:37:06 PM(UTC)
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That's fantastic !!
Even though I am at home recovering from surgery I am jumping for joy in my mind.
In all my years I have never seen a team that is so responsive and listens so close to it's users.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, December 3, 2013 10:02:55 PM(UTC)
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Egriswold wrote:
That's fantastic !!
Even though I am at home recovering from surgery I am jumping for joy in my mind.
In all my years I have never seen a team that is so responsive and listens so close to it's users.


Get well soon bro..
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#7 Posted : Friday, April 25, 2014 4:34:04 AM(UTC)
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What's the status on this one?
Is it related to the "Edit capture" behind the "pencil button" in the Capture tab when adding an input? (undocumented feature I believe was introduced in v12.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:04:24 AM(UTC)
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Perhaps the following is off topic, but I believe it is related.

It seems that input sources stored in settings are not recognized in some cases. For example:

add a capture using a Magewell USB dongle
save the setting
exit vMix
move the Magewell dongle to Another USB port (still same name in Window's device manager)
open vMix
open the saved setting

then the input is not recognized...

From the operator's perspective the cards must be mounted in the same ports, which is easy to miss.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:15:59 AM(UTC)
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What happens is each device is given a unique identifier by the driver.
For USB devices these IDs are typically unique to a particular USB port.

As this is all controlled by Windows, vMix has no way of knowing that the device
plugged into the different port is actually the same one that was used in the preset.

The only other piece of information vMix has to work with is the display name of the device
which can be identical for multiple devices.

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Martin
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Bardos59  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:09:31 AM(UTC)
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richardgatarski wrote:
Perhaps the following is off topic, but I believe it is related.

It seems that input sources stored in settings are not recognized in some cases. For example:

add a capture using a Magewell USB dongle
save the setting
exit vMix
move the Magewell dongle to Another USB port (still same name in Window's device manager)
open vMix
open the saved setting

then the input is not recognized...

From the operator's perspective the cards must be mounted in the same ports, which is easy to miss.



This is something I mentioned sometime ago, plus, is there a way to implement, where, when I reopen vMix, that even though a device is unplugged or disabled, that the module will still show up as an input, but grayed out, or labeled as "Off Line"...I find it a better way rather than the splash window with the notice that the device is not available, and the input removed from the overall setup.....
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:38:39 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Martin.

Like Bardos59 I would like something that offers less risk for problems, than how profile loading currently works. If one little device is missing (e.g. by forgetting bringing a USB dongle to a live event), a large complicated profile might rendered useless.

Grayed out is perhaps one option, when combined with the upcoming feature of changing an existing input's settings.

How about the following instead of giving an error if the device cannot be identified. First, include the device's name in the profile. Then, if a device with the proper ID is missing, look for devices with the name corresponding to the ID in the profile. If one or more devices is found, query the operator which one should be used. If only one had that name, it's done. (Alternatively if just one with the name, use it without a warning/query). If multiple, mark internally which ID the user wanted to use as "used" (remove from the list of devices with the name in question). Then continue with the next input.


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