[HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by Ovis » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:36 am

mcallegari wrote:Thanks everyone for your feedbacks !
Maybe El Capitan will work better....or worse. We'll only know in less than a week.
Just found on Enttec forum:
The upcoming OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" release (expected around 30 September) is not compatible with current releases of DMXIS and D-Pro.

El Capitan breaks communications between DMXIS/D-Pro and all Enttec USB hardware devices. The FTDI Driver Control Utility cannot be used to repair the problem.

New releases of both DMXIS & D-Pro will be required to support El Capitan - until these are available, do not upgrade your Mac!
MBP 13 i5 8 GB OS X El Capitan
ENTTEC PRO Mk2
AKAI APCmini


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Post by Mihai Andrei » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:15 pm

Hi

I'd like to add in the EFX moving heads editing drawings with mouse or create from scratch a design of movements and if possible, perhaps more important than before, moving the drawing with the mouse, and zoom buttons plus and minus
thank you

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by mcallegari » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:15 pm

Mihai Andrei wrote:I'd like to add in the EFX moving heads editing drawings with mouse or create from scratch a design of movements and if possible, perhaps more important than before, moving the drawing with the mouse, and zoom buttons plus and minus
Excuse me but this is not the right place to request new features.
This is here to gather test results on the OP versions.
Please create a new topic for that.

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by mcallegari » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:44 pm

The upcoming OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" release (expected around 30 September) is not compatible with current releases of DMXIS and D-Pro.
El Capitan breaks communications between DMXIS/D-Pro and all Enttec USB hardware devices. The FTDI Driver Control Utility cannot be used to repair the problem.
New releases of both DMXIS & D-Pro will be required to support El Capitan - until these are available, do not upgrade your Mac!
Well done Apple, again !
Instead of fixing what's broken, they even break more things.
I would really like to see the face of the developer that decided to call "AppleUSBFTDI" a driver that doesn't really work as it should with FTDI devices.
And then, slowly, clap my hands to him.
Maybe Apple is planning to make their own FTDI DMX USB adapter, and OSX will work only with it. It will cost only $800. :D

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by alegrechi » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:44 pm

mcallegari wrote:
The upcoming OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" release (expected around 30 September) is not compatible with current releases of DMXIS and D-Pro.
Maybe Apple is planning to make their own FTDI DMX USB adapter, and OSX will work only with it. It will cost only $800. :D
iDMX !? I would definitely buy it ! :D (kidding)

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by bestdani » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:51 pm

I think I've found a bug relating EFX in RGB mode:
The smallest possible interval of an rgb channel is about 6 (sometimes 5) which causes visible steps for slowly running rgb efx.

This video shows the issue, the pan tilt device is also a affected by the efx to check / demonstrate that this is not caused by a lagging system for instance.

Are rgb EFX also supposed to work in relative mode?

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by mcallegari » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:51 pm

bestdani wrote:I think I've found a bug relating EFX in RGB mode:
The smallest possible interval of an rgb channel is about 6 (sometimes 5) which causes visible steps for slowly running rgb efx.
This video shows the issue, the pan tilt device is also a affected by the efx to check / demonstrate that this is not caused by a lagging system for instance.
Are rgb EFX also supposed to work in relative mode?
Thanks for reporting, but you omitted to tell us which EFX preset you used and which parameters you changed (x, y, width, height, etc)
Even better if you can share a simple workspace to obtain the results of your video.

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by perceval » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:25 pm

I just gave the 4.10 a spin.

I reactivated the Ftdi driver and started 4.10.

I had to reassign my audio and USB Pro interface.

But there was something peculiar. I went to the Simple Desk, and when I moved some sliders, there was an initial delay to things happening.
Now, the peculiar thing was, as time went by, delay would increase. As I started QLC+ 4.10. initial delay was about 3 seconds. A minute later, it was about 15 second. Two minutes later, it was over 30 seconds delay between moving a slider, and getting lights.

I'm on a hackintosh, running Apple OS X 10.

I removed the Ftdi driver and went back to QLC+ 4.9 and all was smooth and timely again.

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Post by mcallegari » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:25 pm

perceval wrote:I'm on a hackintosh, running Apple OS X 10.
You do know that hackintosh is not a proper OSX system, right ?
Also, OSX 10.what ? As of today there are like 11 versions of 10.x

Anyway if you want QLC+ 4.10.0 to behave like 4.9.x then disable the Apple FTDI driver. You will see "Driver in use: libFTDI"

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Re: [HEADS UP] Help needed to test incoming version 4.10.0

Post by perceval » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:25 pm

mcallegari wrote:
perceval wrote:I'm on a hackintosh, running Apple OS X 10.
You do know that hackintosh is not a proper OSX system, right ?
Also, OSX 10.what ? As of today there are like 11 versions of 10.x

Anyway if you want QLC+ 4.10.0 to behave like 4.9.x then disable the Apple FTDI driver. You will see "Driver in use: libFTDI"
I am running 10.10.

This "hackintosh" is good enough for mixing music with loads of plugins or using VSTs, so, I'm pretty sure it's close enough! :)

I still have my 3 other Apple's own gear, including a MacBookPro, a mini and an iMac (I guess the iPad doesn't count since it can't handle QLC+)
I'll test 4.10 on my MBP to be sure.

I just wanted to share my findings as up now.

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