This is my first post here, hi everyone. I've been using the GVJ demo for about a month or so, I love it and plan to purchase it as soon as I get my performance laptop in the next few weeks. It's a great program, but I still think it could benefit from a lot of upgrades. Some of them might sound super specific, but I really think they'd be helpful. These are in order from my most to least important suggestions:
1. Freeframe/OpenGL support. I want to be able to use Pete's plugins for effects!
1a. More effects! Being a PC user I can't take advantage of the QC effects that come with the Mac OS version(though I have played with them, and I'm totally jealous. I want some of those effects for PC!) I've demo'd Res Avenue and CellDNA on PC and they both have tons more effects. For example, more feedback effects, 3d effects, particle effects, etc...
2. I would really like to see a "reverse clip" trigger/button that I can midi-map. Just to be able to tap a button to reverse the clip on the current layer (and to tap it again to turn it off and have it play in normal forward playback again.) Under the Visual tab, I can technically "play the loop backward/forward" under the loop control, but it's frustrating because I can't assign a different midi trigger button to each part of the loop control; I can only assign it to the entire line of controls (play loop forward, backward, play once forward, backward, back and forth, etc). So I can map it to a midi knob, but it seems really silly to have to scroll through each mode to get to the one I want. This is also how the midi mapping currently works for "copy" and "mask" mode under the Mixing tab (which I frequently use!) I feel like I should be able to assign one midi/keyboard trigger button to each separate mode (addition/subtraction copy, luminance pass/reject, etc), instead of having to assign it to a knob and scroll through all of them. Hope that made sense!
3. Since it seems like you guys won't budge with licenses for multiple computers, could you please add SAVING CAPABILITIES to the Demo Mode? You already have the obnoxiously large watermark for the demo, I think that's enough. We should be able to save our projects, like most other VJ software demos allow. I have demo mode on my desktop computer and it is beyond frustrating to have to reload and rearrange all of my clips every time I want to practice with it.
4. "Saturation" and "hue" control. Preferably layer specific, like the RGB controls. We shouldn't have to use an effect to do this.
5. Some kind of 3d/projection mapping control would be awesome. More advanced keystoning (12 point instead of 4 point, at least) would help.
5a. Import custom masks. And/or some kind of masking effect that we could edit within the interface.
6. The ability to rearrange different windows within the interface (clip bank, preview window, layers window, etc.) There are 6 different windows within GVJ mixer mode and I want to be able to move them around and resize them the way I want. For example, in mixing mode, I don't like the layers window being beneath the preview window because I like to stretch out my layer window so I can see the preview thumbnail clips on each layer as big as possible. But the bigger I stretch the layers window, the smaller the preview window becomes, which sucks. If I could rearrange and resize each window this wouldn't be an issue.
8. The ability to switch the layers live in mixer mode. It seems simple enough to be able to drag one layer underneath or above another layer to change it's layer status.
9. Record output capabilities! (Not super important because there are other ways around it.)
Really hope GrandVJ 2.0 gets released soon! GrandVJ 1.x has been around for so long! I've read through this entire forum already, which has been going for over 2 years... This software deserves a big upgrade by now.