I am the Senior AV Broadcast Technology Analyst at Loyalist College where I primarily design, install and maintain campus AV, Digital Signage and Broadcast systems and equipment. I have also do some teaching for Camera, VFX and Audio/Video editing as well; I love my job. My background includes Broadcast Television, Video Production and Technical work. My passions include traditional and digital drawing, fictional creative writing, VFX, and cinematic video projects. I have also recently rekindled my interest in robotics and have tinkered with Arduino and Raspberry Pi and a few programable robots.
I find I most comfortably find myself in the chaotic limbo between the artistically and technically creative, believing one can indeed excel at both. Which is probably why I am loving VUO! :)
I agree with the order of major features and goals you've set. I could see when Apple Silicon was announced the urgency for supporting the new M1 architecture, Metal Graphics and the Latest MacOS had became much more critical to Vuo future than any other feature request. In fact there would have been a major roadblock to expanding the Vuo community if it were unable to support the new hardware!
As much as I am looking forward to seeing particle systems happen I don't see a feature in the list I would put it ahead of it. :)
One question: How does rewriting Vuo for Metal effect the cross-platform goals?
Paul I've used the camera control app you mentioned before but it stopped working in later versions of OSX. I switched to Webcam Settings and have used that from time-to-time. Depending on the webcam you use it has many possible controls for exposure, focus, white balance, colour controls, flicker control, and ways to override apps like Skype that try to take control of the camera.
I would definitely NOT want this to be enabled by default. Maybe something you can turn on if you would like this feature? There are so many times in a project were a new idea comes as I'm building and I try or experiment with an already working composition. It would be very frustrating to have my known working composition overwritten by one of my experiments. I much prefer to manually control which ideas make it to a saved file.