Isadora > Isadora Preferences > Warnings > Automatic Updates > Automatically Check for New Versions > Never
Isadora > Isadora Preferences > Auto Save > Autosave > Disable auto save
Isadora > View > Tip of the Day > uncheck “Show Tips”
System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver > Start After: > Never
System Preferences > Mission Control > uncheck “Displays have separate Spaces” (then log out and back in)
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > Turn on Do Not Disturb > enable “From: [TIME] to: [TIME]” > set it to “From: 1:01 am to: 1:00 am” (to always keep it in do not disturb)
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > Turn on Do Not Disturb > enable “When display is sleeping” + Enable “When mirroring to TVs and projectors”
System Preferences > Notifications > Do Not Disturb > When Do Not Disturb is turned on: > uncheck “Allow calls from everyone” + uncheck “Allow repeated calls”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > set “Computer sleep:” + “Display sleep:” to “Never”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > uncheck “Put hard disks to sleep when possible”
System Preferences > Energy Saver > enable “Start up automatically after a power failure”
System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi > Turn Wi-Fi Off (if you don't need it)
System Preferences > Network > Bluetooth > Turn Bluetooth Off (if you don't need it)
If you're running the computers without any keyboard or mouse attached (and want to prevent system dialogs looking for a keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth), go to System Preferences > Bluetooth > Advanced button > Uncheck "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant if no keyboard is detected" + Uncheck "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant if no mouse or trackpad is detected" > select OK.
The Taskbar being visible can be solved by going to System Preferences > General > enable “Automatically hide and show menu bar”
The Dock being visible can be solved by going to System Preferences > Dock > enable “Automatically hide and show Dock”
If you're controlling the computers by networking them together, it's much better to use Cat5/5e/6 (ethernet cable) to wire them all to an ethernet switch rather than relying on Wi-Fi.
If you don't want any other windows to open when you restart the computer, go: Apple > Log Out [USERNAME] > uncheck “Reopen windows when logging back in” > Log Out
If you want Isadora to launch a particular file when you turn on the computer:
System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items > “+” Button > in the dialog, go to Applications > Isadora 3 > and select Isadora to add Isadora (or the specific Isadora file you want to launch on login) as a login item.If you want to launch Isadora and have it launch the specific file itself, goIsadora Preferences > General > Startup Action > Open Most Recent File
Isadora Preferences > General > After Loading File > Activate First Scene + Show Stages after 10 Sec.
This has the advantage that if you save a newer version of the file, Isadora will open the newer version automatically, instead of you needing to remove the old file as a Login Item and insert the new file as a new Login Item.System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items > Remove any other login items not necessary for the installationSystem Preferences > Users & Groups > Click the lock (bottom left) > enter password > Login Options (lower-left) > Choose an account from the “Automatic login” menu > enter password. Computer now automatically logs in to that account on restart.If you have multiple partitions or are launching from an external drive, make sure you restart from the correct partition by going to System Preferences > Startup Disk > Click the lock (bottom left) > enter password > Select the correct partition from which to boot.
PTZ cameras are one device option to look at. I am thinking perhaps the proliferation of gimbals is another - somewhat related device - that can be considered for Izzy plugin development. I have a DJI Ronin M and a Ronin S gimbal and just a quick comparison of cost suggest these possibly provide good value and flexibility compared to the PTZ camera lineup - admittedly they are a BYO camera option. The PTZ cameras appears to have some shared protocol, but the diversity of gimbal makes and models are likely all proprietary. Still I would definitely use an Isadora Plugin that implemented gimbal control as an alternative to acquiring a PTZ camera. Specifically because the gimbal allows any number of camera types to be mounted and offer comparable functionality to PTZ.
it is not understandable for us, that in izzy you have to learn programm a arduino bevor you can use its i/o possibilitys. and a sound soft like ableton do it in a side way, without any need to get a programmer and lose time for art of video.
Here's the simple explanation of why they have that feature and we don't (yet):
TroikaTronix has 5 full-time employees (and Mark codes the entire program himself); if we made $18,500,000/year and had around forty times as many employees as we do right now Isadora would have all sorts of neat, new features. (It's not really a fair comparison.)
The addition of a native implementation of the Firmata library for Arduino in its own actor (or user actor) is a good feature request though, thank you. We'll add it to the list.
I've been using OSC transmitters/receivers for something similar - except sending the data over the internet between two theatres. The patch is essentially a multi-channel vision mixer with virtual PTZ controls and a cue recall system, and all of the control can be operated either locally or remotely. There's also a couple extra computers in one location with a different patch to run live subtitling (also via OSC). I imagine you could do the same with Net Broadcasters and a VPN - OSC is just a little more convenient, because you can point it directly to the other computer's public IP address.
Running Isadora on multiple machines is great. Especially with NDI and TCPsyphon to send video around as well as controls. I hope the licensing changes make it a little easier to deal with, but it's a great feature either way.
Yes it appears the software download link is no longer easily accessible through the internet. Here is a copy of the LCEdit software package 3.4.5 March 2012 - the last update I downloaded and the last update of the software by Lanbox as far as I know.