Just made a new test with "Monitors using separate space" and it is working good (see the pictures). I could use 3 stages with three different screen (2 Monitors and a projector connected to the Apple TV)+ the screen of my MacBook and the films were running on the 3 screens.
I have been able to run Isadora on a Mac Studio (M1Max). I am still trying out a number of Isadora scenarios on the machine. I have been impressed by the ability of the machine to support multiple video outputs natively, for me - this is the primary reason for choosing the Mac Studio. I have tested the multi video output options with (so far) up to 6 projectors + control monitor, and with two simultaneous Matrox TrippleHead2Go devices. The machine has remained quiet and it has operated beautifully.
When using the Mac Studio I did notice a limited selection of video resolutions were supported compared to the AMD GPU’s in previous Macs. I installed SwitchResX to see if additional resolutions could be set. However, it did not appear to have any effect on available resolutions through the M1Max chip, even though the utility appeared to define more.
The availability of USB A ports, HDMI out, Ethernet, and audio out, make it much more direct when connecting peripherals.
It has nearly as much connectivity as the legacy trash can Mac Pro but that is about the closest comparison in terms of I/O support in a Mac for some time.
I tested Isadora in Rosetta mode with the OpenNi add on. I could not notice any performance loss. Although, I experienced consistent freezes on the OpenNi video and interface node using a Kinect V2.
The machine is compact and therefore is going to offer portability - perhaps again similar to the trashcan Mac Pro.
I am curious to how the machine will perform over time. It may be prone to sucking in dust and that may effect thermal performance.
hello, we need to feed in artnettimecode to a obsidian control nx1. the software on that console is onyx. it is also able to receive midi or smtp timecode, but not this console. so we need a stable sender app for this. and isadora is nearly perfect in every case, but it has to learn artnet tc, please.
I got the "Mixed Format Media Warning". Thanks for introducing this warning and to make clear, that not all video files are in the best format. Unfortunately, I always struggle to find the best codec and container for video files on Windows.
It would be nice to have an option, so that Isadora automatically converts the video files in the best format for using the files in Isadora. It would be ok when I have to say Isadora, which files I just want to play forward with normal speed and which files I want to do special things like playing backward and so on.
Since Isadora is able to read all these files and do the uncompressing and decoding in real time, it is maybe also possible to let Isadora convert and save the files to an optimal codec and container beforehand. With the optimal file format for Isadora, much performance can be gained.
It would be nice to have an option in the Stage Setup to deactivate an output (e.g. Display Setting = NONE). Further it would be nice, that Isadora recognizes, which parts of a stage are deactivated and does not calculate these outputs to save resources.
We had a theatre production with 6 beamers and a Control Monitor running on a Windows 10 computer. 4 beamers were connected to a videowall processor, which were recognized as tow wide screen monitors by Windows, so we had in total 5 monitors showed in Windows.
Once during a rehearsal, we had an electrical damage on the computer and we had to replace it a week before starting the show and during a period, where it was really hard to get computer hardware. We were not able to find a computer with a graphics card, which can output to 5 monitors on a single graphics card (since Isadora only support that), the maximum was always 4. We tried a long time to find a way to work with only 4 monitors but we were not able.
So we decided to use a Laptop for one beamer and connect the remaining beamers to the computer and just let run Laptop and Computer the same Isadora show file except for a different configuration in Stage Setup. As fare as I know, there is no possibility to deactivate an output. So we had to remove all projector actors for the one beamer on the computer show file and we had remove all projector actors for all other beamers on the laptop show file, which also took a lot of time because of 80 complex scenes.
I think that such a deactivate output feature a situation, where each minute counts, would be really useful since one can just take some laptops, copy the show file, connect the beamer to it, deactivate every output, which is not connected and let the show run.
I have written to @morfin_mafer via the support ticket system, but what I think is going on here is that the feed to the RTMP streamer isn't the final composited stage image.
I suggested using the Get Stage Image actor as the source to the RTMP streamer actor to ensure that the final composited image is grabbed for output to the RTMP stream. Further, I suggested that the RTMP streamer actor be placed in a background scene that is always active since it is easy to kill the stream when moving between scenes.
I haven't confirmed this to be the root of the issue yet, but these are good practices to be aware of.
@dusx - Well you are one of the best gurus, but alas, I tried that. The MOTU is seen as its normal 14 in, 14 out device in Audio/MIDI. It works fine for multichannel in Logic (latest ver) Max can see the different outputs, but doesn't seem to allow routing and Isadora just says its a 2 chl device. Tried all the standard restart, shutdown and glare at it routines. Nothing changes. Tomorrow I will take my intel MBP back into the studio and see it the MOTU works as it has with that computer. I have used that older computer with the MOTU for multichannel sound through Isadora for years without even thinking much about it.