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Version 4.0 (NOV-2017)

V-Control 4.0 comes with a new redesign of the control engine and an updated user interface.

Version 3.7.19 (02-MAR-2017)

New Drivers

  • Blackmagick Hyperdeck by Jonas Stade
  • Simple OSC Client by Sebastian Spiegl
  • AV Stumpfl Wings AVIO protocol

Bug Fixes

  • Added Quit command to frmMain.Close event. The “Close” command closes and disposes of the window that calls it. In Windows this is enough, as with the last closed window the app exits. In MacOS however „Close“ disposes the window but keeps the menu bar alive, and therefore the app keeps running. The „Quit“ command terminates the application completely, regardless of platform. by Sebastian Spiegl
  • Added PathType to FolderItem calls with strings as path. When a path is handed over to a new FolderItem as string, a path type has to be used. PathTypeNative is the OS independent path type. This only affected MacOS as there seams to be a different default PathType - probably AbsolutePath, though it was depreciated a long time ago. by Sebastian Spiegl
  • Added Quit command to frmMain.Close event. The “Close” command closes and disposes of the window that calls it. In Windows this is enough, as with the last closed window the app exits. In MacOS however „Close“ disposes the window but keeps the menu bar alive, and therefore the app keeps running. The „Quit” command terminates the application completely, regardless of platform. by Sebastian Spiegl

Version 3.7.17 (8-FEB-2016)

New Drivers

  • InFocus IN3118HD by Kilian Köppchen
  • Generic Modbus -RTU driver (RS485 or RS232 only, Read and write)
  • Oriental Motors Stepper Motor driver
  • Barco E2 XML driver by Jonas Stade
  • Ascender by Jonas Stade

New Script Commands

  • New Script Function: CRC16 Checksum calculation
  • New Script Function: FramecodeToTimecode(Frames, fps)

Bugfixes

  • Delay function is precise now
  • TCP Remote Service send event messages now

Version 3.7.16 (18-FEB-2015)

New remote Command devGetChannelList(DeviceName)

New Date Script Commands

  • GetYear: Result integer
  • GetMonth: Result integer
  • GetDayOfMonth: Result integer
  • GetDayOfWeek: Result integer (Sunday=0, Monday = 1…)
  • GetHour: Result integer
  • GetMinute: Result integer
  • GetSeconds: Result integer

New Drivers

  • Christie Phoenix Node
  • Christie / Coolux Pandoras Box

Updated Drivers

  • The old VLC driver was removed. We have now two new VLC drivers, VLC for Linux and VLC for Windows.
  • Watchout (Driver supports Aux Timelines and Goto Timecode now)
  • There was a bug in the Encore driver (No Timeout specified). This bug could lead to a broken RS232 connection. Solved now

Bugfixes

  • Device Events (DMX / MIDI)
  • A new event is checked for Unique Appearance now
  • More then one Event can now assiged to a task

Version 3.7.15 (24-JUN-2014)

  • New, improved driver for Barco Encore contributed by Jonas Stade
  • New Driver for Image Pro controlled via Network
  • New Driver for Barco PDS 902 by Jonas Stade
  • Updated Driver: DVS Pronto has two new commands PlayClip and PlayClipCountdown
  • Updated Driver: Microsoft Powerpoint Driver update to work with V-ControlRemotePC 1.4 and above

Version 3.7.14 (13-FEB-2014)

  • New: The integrated webserver supports websockets. We introduce websockets in our Blog here
  • New: Playlist fires Timestrips as well
  • New: Remote protocol for the playlist (Up / Down / Fire). With this feature in conjunction with a IO Box such as V-IO one can control the complete Playlist with three GPI contacts.
  • New: 45 CallButtons in addition to Playlist. A User can open a Call Button window and have up to 45 buttons, each of them can be assigned to a task. This is for people who prefer buttons to click instead of a list with available tasks such as the playlist. To access the CallButtons window select Playout→CallButtons from main menu.
  • Fix: Playlist and CallButton windows now remember the “Stop All before playing a new one” checkbox status (only until the program starts again)
  • Fix: Calendar could show wrong weekdays or crash
  • Fix: V-Control crash during termination if Webserver is active

Version 3.7.13 (20-SEP-2013)

  • Threads are not allowed to make GUI updates any more. Instead of making GUI updates, the thread statuses are written to a list (EngineEventList). A Timer reads this list and updates the GUI as instructed in this list. A new label “Engine Event Message Stack” under the Acknowledge list shows the number of waiting messages in the queue.
  • HexCalc window closes now on V-Control shutdown if the window was visible.
  • PromptMessage command removed
  • Timer Events can now be disabled or enabled by script or cuelist.
  • New Main Menu item “Events→ Disable All Timer Events”
  • New Main Menu item “Events→ Enable All Timer Events”
  • New Contextual Menu Item in Cuelists “Disable Timer Event”
  • New Contextual Menu Item in Cuelists “Enable Timer Event”
  • New Contextual Menu Item in Scipts “Disable Timer Event”
  • New Contextual Menu Item in Scipts “Enable Timer Event”

Version 3.7.12 (04-SEP-2013)

  • V-Control could crash if a device driver uses Masks in its GUI (i.e. a Timecode field). This is fixed now.

Version 3.7.11 (03-SEP-2013)

  • In some commands that contain binary values > 127 the UTF encoding convert theese bytes to an UTF char. This is solved in the device drivers by using chrB() instead of chr()
  • Driver update DVS: CueUp Command does not hang anymore if the desired position is not reachable.
  • Driver update Doremi: CueUp Command does not hang anymore if the desired position is not reachable
  • Driver update Bonsai Drive: CueUp Command does not hang anymore if the desired position is not reachable.
  • Driver update Turbo iDDR: CueUp Command does not hang anymore if the desired position is not reachable.
  • GUI: The Device Editor is now resizeable
  • Aborting saving the Acknowledge List to file no longer leads to a Nil exception

Version 3.7 (July 2013)

  • Switched to GPLv3
  • removed demo mode
  • removed License key modules
  • remove software key modules

Version 3.6.4

  • Timeline works again (with 2012r2.1 compiled)

Version 3.6.3

  • If command produces “Timeout” then the “Timeout” string is in IOResult
  • Status message if ini file is written or read
  • devMan:GetGlobalVar and SetGlobalVar for device driver

Version 3.6.2

  • Resize some GUI for better fitting
  • change Toggle Button in Playlist “Stop All Cuesets before playing a new” to checkbox
  • Stop Task now also stops all sub tasks (call as function)
  • Change TIniFile to make inis more robust
  • Ini file is not written at exit
  • New Menu Configure→Save Window Positions saves the current window positions (and write ini file)

Version 3.6.1

  • Chasemode in Timeline works better

Version 3.5.7

  • Change: Channel Editor lets now delete a channel that is physically not present

Version 3.5.4

  • New Function: Send and receive UDP broadcast commands

Version 3.5.3

  • Webserver compatibility improved for Android Browser
  • Bugfix: On some systems a context menu call could cause a crash
  • Bugfix: Sometimes a task did not stop clearly
  • Bugfix: A mask error could crash the system in some rare cases

Version 3.5.2

  • New Function: Tools Menu with calculator from and into hexadecimal, decimal, binary and ASCI
  • Update: The channel editor now opens a splash screen to show the progress of scanning serial ports.
  • Bugfix: To delete a row in a timestrip, click in the first column which is representing the timecode, and select Edit → Cut

Version 3.5

  • New: Timestrip programming:Cues are inserted into a time strip and synchronized to an external Timecode. Attached devices can be set to a chase mode and being synchronized to the Timecode if they support this feature.
  • New: Flash support for then integrated web server.
  • New: Keyboard events can control tasks now. Use Keyboard Events to control V-Control with a RF or IR Remote control.
  • Linux: Wait for Timecode now shows correct remaining time
  • Playlist Update: You can assign Function keys to a playlist item
  • New Basic Script Command ChangeCMD_Code(CommandName, ParameterName, DefaultValue) to change a commands parameter during runtime

Version 3.0.5

  • Windows Bugfix: Delete Task and Cut Task could raise an exception.
  • New Toolbar icons

Version 3.0.4

  • Device Editor: Fixed a bug that hides events if no commands present
  • Configure Devices dialog now ask to save a changed list if not already done
  • Playlist: The Textsize of the Playlist is now adjustable via Configure → Options dialog.
  • New Command ShellExecuteAsFunction: This command launches scripts, documents or programs (i.e. backup script) on the PC and returns when finished
  • New Command ShellExecuteAsThread: This command launches scripts, documents or programs on the PC and returns immediately
  • Event List: Now shows all event parameter
  • Events: New event management enables devices to fire events.
  • Via Configure → Otions there is a Autostart Task option available. The task selected here will launch at startup
  • Bugfix: New created device fire events only after saving an re opening the project. This is fixed now.
  • New Basic command: StrToHex converts a string to hex numbers
  • New Basic command: HexToStr converts a hex numbers to a string
  • New Basic command: CheckSum8Bit calculates the 8 bit checksum of a string
  • The column widths of the event list are restored next time the program executes
  • Calendar Bugfix: The calendar now works with all date formats (24.12.2008, 24/12/2008 oder 12/24/2008)
  • New Toolbar

Version 3.0.3

  • TCP Remote service integrated. The service is used to communicate with other V-Control systems (nodes) or third party systems.
  • UDP Remote service integrated. The service is used to communicate with other V-Control systems (nodes) or third party systems.
  • RS232 service integrated. The service is used to communicate with other V-Control systems (nodes) or third party systems.
  • Webserver integrated (HTTP)
  • Mac OS X: Bug im TCP Client fixed
  • Windows: List of available commports is now sorted correct
  • Bug in UDP Client fixed

Version 3.0.2

  • Playlist: Changed Checkbox “Stop All Before Playing…” to Bevel Button
  • Device Editor: When selecting the “Empty Device”, the GUI of the Device Editor is build without error now
  • Device Editor: When selecting a Command, the Command Script is now shown correct in every case
  • Device Editor: When compiling a new Driver, the Device is now automaticly updated
  • General: Ask to save a changed Project on exit
  • Device Manager: New script command ChangeCMD_MinMax allows to change the MinMax Value of a command from script
  • Device Manager: Added Delay Command in Drivers
  • Cue List: if DP1 or P4 is used, the Cuelist commands didn't work. This is fixed now.
  • Eventlist: Selecting “Edit Event” now works for Timer and Calendar events as well as for Device events
  • Timer Events are now editable by double clicking in the Timer Editor

Version 3.0.1

  • Playlist: No out of Bound Exception if trying to edit a key or comment in an empty row
  • Added ShowMessage Command for Cliplists
  • The context menu of the Script editor now supports GetGlobalVar, SetGlobalVar, ShowMessage and PromptMessage
  • When loading a Project, we check if the Project File format matches the current version. Project files from earlier versions will not open.
  • Updated Insert Menu in Main Menu. Now all Insert Items are available in this menu and in the context menu of the cuelist and the Script editor
  • Added SMTP Mail Client to let the system send mails in case of an event or status message
change_log.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/17 12:51 by admin