Today we released our brand new V-Control 4. The first release has beta status and is available for Windows 64 Bit only. Other platforms will follow, including Raspberry Pi.
New in V-Control 4
- We implemented the concept of device variables. A device variable represents the status of a device, for example the time code position or power status. If one of those variables changes, an event is triggered. This event can handled by a task. To request status messages from connected devices, the V-Control device driver send commands periodically and ask for status changes. This can be up to every 20 Millisecond. The answer is automatically processed and stored in the device variables.
- Now two or more tasks can access the same device. V-Control buffers all commands and fires them if the device is free. This was necessary because of our new GUI designer and the concept how it works.
- New Platform Raspberry Pi. V-Control 4 is prepared to run on Raspberry Pi. We’re really looking forward to the beginning of next year when we launch V-Control on this exiting platform.
- Saving Projects is now processed by a separate Task, allowing to work during saving.
- Save Increment saves Projects and automatically adds an incrementing number. So saving “MyProject.vc4” leads to “MyProject_001.vc4” saving that again leads to “MyProject_002.vc4” and so on.