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tony marone  
#1 Posted : Saturday, February 4, 2012 3:53:26 AM(UTC)
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Hi All,

How should I do this??? Every switcher known to man has the ability to fade to black, right? What should I do in vMix to accomplish this? I hope the answer is not to waste an input with a black still image.

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Tony
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#2 Posted : Saturday, February 4, 2012 7:30:23 AM(UTC)
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you guessed right... and it's also one of my requests ;-)
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#3 Posted : Monday, February 6, 2012 5:46:41 AM(UTC)
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Hi Tony,

This may not be the answer you were looking for...but...

Behind the scenes vMix would have to implement an input for fade to black anyway, so it makes sense just to use the feature that is already available.
Plus, you can use the new Shortcuts feature to assign the blank input to a spare key on the keyboard.

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Martin
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#4 Posted : Monday, February 6, 2012 10:36:46 AM(UTC)
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Hi Martin,

I understand what you're saying. I just wish that black didn't take up a valuable piece of real estate on the input line-up and that it was a permanently assigned button maybe under the transition type button. Also if it could blink red when active that would be awesome. A fade to black is standard on just about every switcher, so why is this a problem? I'm interested in hearing your philosophy on this, let me know what you think.

Tony
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12:10:14 AM(UTC)
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The central philosophy in vMix is to avoid duplicating features where possible.

I have thought about this a bit more and one feature that would necessitate it being implemented separately is if
the output window in vMix stays on the entire time, but the fullscreen, recording and external outputs would all fade to black when the button is toggled.

Is this what you would be looking for?

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Martin
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:19:41 AM(UTC)
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for me, yes.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:46:28 AM(UTC)
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Hi Martin,

I have been quite busy this weekend, and vMix was included in my work!
Here is a picture taken at setup of me standing on the runway in front of
a 32 x 18 foot screen being illuminated by a Christie 18,500 lumen projector!

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The image is coming from vMix running a slide show @ 1920x1080 through a
HDMI to HD-SDI converter and over 200 feet of RG6 to the projector which
was 45 feet in the air and about 60 feet back from the screen.

vMix performed flawlessly - it played a couple of clips and slides back for
the largest show we do all year. Thank you for this wonderful piece of software.

By the way, this is where the request for fade to black came from, the operator
of vMix on this show. She wanted a button to fade out before the screen went up
because that is what she was used to on other switchers. She was calling cues
to lighting and playing back audio and mixing all at the same time.

Now to answer your question. I would be quite happy with that arrangement for
fade to black as long as there is some sort of indication that you are in black.
Maybe the fade to black button could blink to let you know.

Let me know what you think.

Tony
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