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BETech  
#1 Posted : Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:50:53 PM(UTC)
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Proposal: Many of the current Shortcuts are duplicated in whole or in part (ON, OFF, ON/OFF, IN, OUT) to permit different User actions when pressing, clicking or touching a command button.

While other shortcuts have only one User choice. Everyone has different workflows, different interfaces and different needs.

This could be easily remedied and simplified by adding a MODE function to each shortcut and reducing the shortcut duplication:

Mode 0 = OFF (When the User presses the button, the shortcut action is to switch OFF the Function)
Mode 1 = ON (When the User presses the button, the shortcut action is to switch ON the Function)
Mode 2 = OFF/ON (When the User presses the button, the shortcut action is to switch OFF the Function if ON, or switch ON the Function if OFF)
Mode 3 = IN (When the User presses the button, the shortcut action is to activate the IN Function)
Mode 4 = OUT (When the User presses the button, the shortcut action is to activate the OUT Function)
Mode 5 = OPTIONAL (When the User presses the button, the shortcut action is to activate an OPTIONAL feature for that selected shortcut)

This MODE function could be applied to all the current standard Midi/Keyboard shortcuts and the API controlled shortcuts.
Nearly all vMix shortcuts would have a minimum default of three MODES. OFF, ON and OFF/ON Toggle, doubling the functionality of the entire shortcut library.

So if the current shortcut only offers ON/OFF Toggle, then this will also allow the ON only function and the OFF only function as well.

Result: One Shortcut could have a maximum of six possible Modes.

Below Left: An example of the current shortcuts for three vMix functions. - - - - - - - - - - Below Right: An example of how this may be implemented with the MODE function. (Click to Enlarge)

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For those vMixers using the API code, add the following example command for ON/OFF Toggle, /API/?Function=Mode=2&........

And for setting the Shortcut MODE, the example Shortcuts dialogue box in the Settings menu below:

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Adds extra flexibility and broadens the scope of any tactile interface design when using the currently available shortcuts and those future shortcuts.

The User can chose how any button will react when pushed, clicked or touched.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:21:31 AM(UTC)
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Great suggestion.
I like it.
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desmar  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:05:08 AM(UTC)
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The only problem with your idea is no one is going to remember what number

Mode 0
Mode 1
Mode 2
Mode 3
Mode 4
Mode 5

does what in the selection dialog box.. I would use wording instead..

Turn OFF
Turn ON
Toggle ON/OFF
Transition IN
Transition OUT
OPTIONAL

as selection options....
BETech  
#4 Posted : Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:32:44 AM(UTC)
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Quote [Desmar] “The only problem with your idea is no one is going to remember what number.”

Whether the MODE combo box displays verbose, abbreviated or digital information is not a problem, as the Shortcuts Reference document in the vMix manual would describe the nature of the MODE functions in detail as shown in this example. This is by nature the first point of reference when setting-up any vMix shortcuts, therefore nothing to remember.

The digits are for the most part logical (0=OFF, 1=ON, 2=OFF/ON), and are easy for those using scripting and/or API for their button functions. I’m sure Martin would find the most appropriate and creative way to implement such a feature.

The point of this feature request to to allow the User flexibility in how to assign Shortcuts to any type of control surface, command button and workflow. Some Users may require just the ON/OFF toggle, while other Users would prefer separate ON and OFF controls.

This can also apply to other specific Shortcuts such as:

Hide=0, Show=1, Hide/Show toggle=2
Transition OUT=0, Transition IN=1, Transition OUT/IN=2
Stop=0, Start=1, Stop/Start toggle=2
Pause=0, Play=1, Pause/Play toggle=2

Plus any additional MODES (3-5) for more complex functions could be added and described in the Shortcuts Reference document in the vMix manual.

Are you on-board with the feature request?
FoxICT  
#5 Posted : Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:41:07 PM(UTC)
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Excellent idea. Perfect for all shortcuts.

+1
mburel1980  
#6 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2019 12:20:45 AM(UTC)
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Peter1000  
#7 Posted : Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:22:36 PM(UTC)
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:39:11 AM(UTC)
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