I am the Senior AV Broadcast Technology Analyst at Loyalist College where I primarily design, install and maintain campus AV and Broadcast systems and equipment. I also do some teaching for Camera, VFX and Audio/Video editing there as well and I love my job. My background includes Broadcast Television, Video Production and Technical work. My passions include digital art and drawing, VFX, VR, and sometimes 3D modeling. I have also recently taken up an interest in programming and development on the RaspberryPi and Arduino as I expand my interests into robotics.
I am one of those rare people that find themselves most comfortable in the chaotic limbo between the creative and the technical with the burden of proving one can indeed be both. Which is probably why I am loving VUO! :)
Turns out I ended up having to go a different route after all. The Select Latest node was working great for my test still images but as soon as I got into video sources it was no longer suitable for selecting my sources (since video is a steady stream of images it's always being chosen as the Latest source). However I ended up using the 8 input Select Latest to output the number of the source on my Select Input node and used combination of compare numbers, math node and a True/False node to split the output to the proper Select Input node. Seems to be working well now.
I was even able to make a "Take" button along with a "Dissolve" and "Cut" button to select what transition type I wanted between the current video source and the one coming in. Super smooth transitions and live video even at 3360x1080 resolution output!!! Amazing!
●●●○ — It prevents me from completing a specific task with Vuo.
Steps causing the bug to occur:
Connect Receive Live Video node to Render Image to Window node
Connect Fire on Start node to Start port on Receive Live Video node.
Run Composition and on the Receive Live Video mode Right Click on Stop port and Fire Event.
Now try and start the video again with the Start port... it won't start. Or am I doing something wrong?
Have you found a workaround?:
I'm trying to disable this node for 2 video seperate input devices when the composition doesn't require them but I can't and once it's stopped it won't start again unless I close and restart the composition.
I ended up using the 8-input Select Latest 2-input Select Latest nodes as well... but came up with a ridiculously convoluted way of using a bazillion more nodes to get the exact same result... your way is SO much more elegant!
I thank-you for pointing out how much I was overthinking this... I keep forgetting you can hold down Option and strip out data to just leave it an event and use it to trigger just about anything.
OK, I'm running into an issue I can't quite seem to figure out, it may just be that I'm stuck on the way I used to do it in QC with the Multiplexer node where I could pick as many inputs as I needed. Here's the situation, I have 16 buttons on a touch screen, the plan is for each button to trigger an image (composite image) or video to display on another screen. In QC I would have just made each button trigger the corresponding Source Index value of a 16 channel multiplexer and just send the output to the proper billboard.