Just jumped the wagon from NuVJ to GrandVJ since the midi controller is now supported. Just had a gig and thought I give some of my findings before I hit to bed and forget all about it. For me NuVJ is still more easy to use then GrandVJ, at the moment I feel I can only VJ with one hand using Grand VJ.
My first GrandVJ was good non the less, since it was stable, with QC plugz, lots of effects and 1920 output. So I'm happy enough.
• Split screen Video Bank!
With NuVJ I am able to roll two banks and select 2 videos instantly. Now I can only change 1 bank at a time, this is crazy! Please make a split screen ASAP, just like NuVJ has so I am able to switch two video-banks and select two new videos at once. Now I can only select two videos if they are located in the same bank. And they NEVER are. Either have the option of splitting the same Matrix bankset or create a second NEW Matrix like NuVJ has.
• Where are my monitors!
NuVJ has 2 monitors showing the two selected videos. So now I need two monitors each showing one layer with the option of selecting layer 1 to 8. Next to the Visual/Mixing/Effects/Position panel there is a an empty space where these two monitors can go. Right now I'm VJ'ing like a blind man.
Second reason why this is important is that I can see when I want to fade in the selected layer so I can get the timing right of the video.
So make Two more monitors each having the option to show layer 1 to 8.
• The output monitor is TINY!
What are these buttons A & B doing there. They are taking away the space that could have been used to make the video more wide. Just now I used 1920x480 video ouput. With the projections behind me. So the output window is way to small to actually see anything.
• Selecting videos to place them in the Matrix is still useless.
I've always used the finder for this simply because I need to have a video thumbnail shown. I have so many videos that I select on the fly, that it is impossible to remember each different version just by name. Clicking each one is way to much hassle. So Please ad the option to select specific folders that need to show a video thumbnail of all the videos in that specific folder.
With NuVJ this was never a problem but with GrandVJ the whole screen is covered with the program, so using the finder window is a lot more difficult.
Also let me be able to use the keyboard to select a file by name more quickly, scrolling is terrible, typing first letters is so much more easy.
• Where is that darn video I'm playing!
With NuVJ I only had to click on the monitor and BOOM I was right at the bank where that video is located. So as soon as you add those two monitors you can add that function to so I'm able to return to that bank as easy as that. Also add this option to the layers, so when you double click on the layer thumbnail, you jump to that bank in the matrix.
By the way that layer thumbnail should also get a Midi link. So there are two ways of selecting a layer. Since I use multiple midi controllers, this would make my life so much more easy.
• Preview the MIDI keyboard!
The preview window bottom left is not doing much for me. Why not let it preview the MIDI keyboard. The thumbnails on the keyboard are so tiny, I have no clue what's what. So let me right-click it o see in the preview window left. I'm using the keyboard for effects but on my 15" screen all the effects look the same grey button, it's to small to distinguish.
• Where is my AUTO button!
Used to be able to go to the toilet with my NuVJ, what to do now?? The auto feature was great to automatically select another video when it was finished or by BeatSync. It made my life so easy, now I don't even have time to talk to the ladies anymore. What's that!
Got plenty of other stuff to tell, but hey it's 5am and I'm beat.
Hope this helps to improve for others as well.