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Topic: V.Effect - Text visualisation - changed - want to change back??
Hello...

I use the text visualisation to show text on an external monitor... (duh..)

The older version had a % to use for text size. Since performing an update to Virtual DJ 8 (V8.2 b4291) I no longer am able to control the size by a set % and it now uses a visual box - need to drag the size and position after every (almost every) time I change the text.. Seeing as we use this to publish waht is coming up next, every song change, the new way is a lot more work...

Previously we could change the text ahead of time - then when necessary hit "Apply" - now the text changes in real time.. another feature removed that was ver convenient.

This was working great as it used to be..

How can I get the old size / location items back please?

Thanks,
-Dennis

Posted Mon 04 Jun 18 @ 4:01 pm
I guess you can downgrade to BUILD 4204
http://www.virtualdj.com/download/build.html

What do you mean by "another feature"?
Which other features has been removed since v8 was launched? (apart from the ones for legal reasons or bankruptcy like Spotify and Pulselocker integration)

Posted Mon 04 Jun 18 @ 4:25 pm
Features:
1. ability to set text size
2. ability to set text "center"
3. ability to hit "apply"..

All to do w/ the text visualisation.. what I meant by another - was the apply button.

Thanks,
-dennis

Posted Mon 04 Jun 18 @ 8:15 pm

Posted Tue 05 Jun 18 @ 11:16 pm
I am using a Mac and I quite like the new text settings except for the fact that the text itself only appears when I stop the playing vide i.e. it won't overlay a playing vid. Am I missing a setting? (yes I'm ticking 'visible')

Thanks

Posted Wed 04 Jul 18 @ 11:14 am
VDJ RonPRO InfinityMember since 2010
@ct_countryboy

In vdj2018 those feature you wish for still exist. To position the text you drag the text field up or down and to vary the size of the text change the height of this field by dragging the field edges.
To apply what is wrong with using the main gui button?
I was shocked when I first saw the window..then I thought "they are not stupid". So after messing around for a little bit I found out how it worked.

Also to cater for those who don't want the new features the developement team have created a new addon since the titler has been removed in 2018.




Posted Wed 04 Jul 18 @ 1:01 pm
Thanks - I've just updated and I'm playing around with it now. Good of you to post :)

Posted Thu 05 Jul 18 @ 5:40 pm
I also am on a Mac I would like to see a change back also
with text size
Color
And for some reason I now cannot text over top of video from each deck I can only do it through Master

Posted Mon 16 Jul 18 @ 7:47 pm
bigron1 wrote :
@ct_countryboy

In vdj2018 those feature you wish for still exist. To position the text you drag the text field up or down and to vary the size of the text change the height of this field by dragging the field edges.
To apply what is wrong with using the main gui button?
I was shocked when I first saw the window..then I thought "they are not stupid". So after messing around for a little bit I found out how it worked.

Also to cater for those who don't want the new features the developement team have created a new addon since the titler has been removed in 2018.

i would like to still use the fx buttons on the fly instead of the computer every time





Posted Mon 16 Jul 18 @ 8:08 pm

Thank you Brandon but I have read all that I can find and nowhere does it say you can not use the effects section for video. This is the way I have used this since I have a upgraded to the Roland Dj 808 It is also the way I used a pioneer before this upgrade . I am now Using the Roland Dj 808 And a Mac on build 4459. I have on my FX ( #1 I have a web camera to show the dance floor ) (#2 I have it set for Shader to add a fax over an appropriate video ) ( #3 I have the text box set to add text over video ) I have been working with the pads and effects and I must have or something has changed that now when I push the affects button on my controller it does not light up and two and three FX will not work unless Number one is pushed. I love the fact that you guys are constantly upgrading but I think some of the simple stuff that we enjoy And rely on get left out when the new builds come out can we get this back

ROLAND - DJ-808 - LAYOUT
EFFECT CONTROLS



Each one of the left/right FX unit offers Effect controls for the Left and Right assigned decks or TR Sampler and can operate in 2 modes. The Single Effects mode offers one effect slot but more parameters controls per effect. The Multi Effects mode offers 3 effect slots (to trigger more than 1 effect at the same time – chained effects). The selection between those 2 modes is done by pressing the TAP (51) button while SHIFT is held.



SINGLE FX MODE

Hold SHIFT down and then use the TAP (51) button to select the Single FX mode in the default GUI. The Single FX mode is selected by default on first launch



Single FX mode - 2 Decks Default skin



Single FX mode - 4 Decks Default skin


In this mode a single Effect is controlled with up to 6 Parameters and 3 Effect buttons. Only the first 2 Parameters are visible on the GUI. More Parameters and Effect buttons can be viewed in the FX GUI (opened from the + button on the GUI or using SHIFT+FX1 ON from the DJ-808)

FX1 ON. Press this button to enable/disable the selected effect to the Left/Right selected deck.
Hold SHIFT down and then use this button, to open/close the FX GUI of the selected Effect.

FX2 ON. Press this button to select the previous effect from VirtualDJ Effects list. Hold SHIFT down and then use this button, to enable/disable the 1st effect button of the selected effect (if available).

FX3 ON. Press this button to select the next effect from VirtualDJ Effects list.
Hold SHIFT down and then use this button, to enable/disable the 2nd effect button of the selected effect (if available).

FX1 knob. Controls the 1st effect parameter of the selected effect.
Hold SHIFT down to control the 4th effect parameter of the selected effect (if available).

FX2 knob. Controls the 2nd effect parameter of the selected effect.
Hold SHIFT down to control the 5th effect parameter of the selected effect (if available).

FX3 knob. Controls the 3rd effect parameter of the selected effect.
Hold SHIFT down to control the 6th effect parameter of the selected effect (if available).


MULTI FX MODE

Hold SHIFT down and then use the TAP (51) button to select the Multi FX mode in the default GUI.



Multi FX mode - 2 Decks Default skin



Multi FX mode - 4 Decks Default skin


In this mode 3 different Effects can be applied and controlled with up to 2 Parameters for each FX slot. Only the first Parameter is visible on the GUI (and the 2nd Parameter while SHIFT is held on the DJ-808). More Parameters and Effect buttons can be viewed in the FX GUI (opened from the + button on the GUI)

FX1 ON. Press this button to enable/disable the selected effect of FX slot 1.

FX2 ON. Press this button to enable/disable the selected effect of FX slot 2.

FX3 ON. Press this button to enable/disable the selected effect of FX slot 3.

FX1 knob. Controls the 1st parameter of the selected effect of FX slot 1.
Hold SHIFT to control the 2nd parameter of the selected effect of slot 1.

FX2knob. Controls the 1st parameter of the selected effect of FX slot 2.
Hold SHIFT to control the 2nd parameter of the selected effect of slot 2

FX3 knob. Controls the 1st parameter of the selected effect of FX slot 3.
Hold SHIFT to control the 2nd parameter of the selected effect of slot 3.

Posted Mon 16 Jul 18 @ 9:35 pm
bigron1 wrote :
@ct_countryboy

In vdj2018 those feature you wish for still exist. To position the text you drag the text field up or down and to vary the size of the text change the height of this field by dragging the field edges.
To apply what is wrong with using the main gui button?
I was shocked when I first saw the window..then I thought "they are not stupid". So after messing around for a little bit I found out how it worked.

Also to cater for those who don't want the new features the developement team have created a new addon since the titler has been removed in 2018.




But it used to have a dial you could change on the fly now you have to do it before you start and only on the main output

Posted Tue 17 Jul 18 @ 5:07 am
Also most controllers don't have the main mapped so you would need to remap a dial and a button so it can be done on the controller

Posted Tue 17 Jul 18 @ 5:12 am