Any "color blind" vegas users having a hard time working in V15? (

joseph-w wrote on 9/9/2017, 11:14 AM

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness

  • Color blindness affects a large number of individuals, with protanopia and deuteranopia being the most common types.[12] In individuals with Northern European ancestry, as many as 8 percent of men and 0.4 percent of women experience congenital color deficiency.[49]


Like 5 to 10% of men I inherited a red/green color deficiency which results in me seeing colors slightly different than normal people. My inability to see colors exactly as normal people do has never been a problem in terms of working within Vegas.

That was until Version 15. I am unable to adjust to the visual changes to the GUI in V15. Everything blends together and is very off putting/confusing to my eyes.

I'm reminded of the NFL football game from a few years back where a portion of viewers couldn't tell the team due to a new "color rush" jersey design: http://deadspin.com/stupid-nike-uniforms-wreaking-havoc-on-colorblind-nfl-f-1742272136

Nike introduced some stupid new uniforms for tonight’s Bills-Jets game, and the color-on-color combination is especially bad for people with colorblindness, who are taking to Twitter to let the NFL know their displeasure.

We’ve simulated what the game looks like to people with red-green colorblindness (using the formulas supplied here) in the video above. Below, you can read some colorblind fans’ (and media members’) reactions. Up to ten percent of all men suffer from red-green colorblindness.

 

Can't there be a "Legacy Option" to revert it to the Version 14 bland color style?

Are there any other Vegas users out there with semi-typical form of male "color blindness"? Has the UI change in V15 affected you as it has me?

For normal people I found this site which lets you simulate how it (may) look to someone like me. Take a screenshot and use: http://www.color-blindness.com/coblis-color-blindness-simulator/

I know I'm a minority and some say I shouldn't be in the editing field w/ my handicap but I really hope you consider us.

Thanks for reading,

Joseph

 

 

Comments

Wolfgang S. wrote on 9/9/2017, 11:21 AM

If you choose Options/Preferences/Displays and here light, the Outcome is very similar to what we have in Vegas Pro 14. And with Icon Color strenght you can set the Icons to White.

Do not know if you have seen that, if it helps you?

 

 

joseph-w wrote on 9/9/2017, 11:31 AM

If you choose Options/Preferences/Displays and here light, the Outcome is very similar to what we have in Vegas Pro 14. And with Icon Color strenght you can set the Icons to White.

Do not know if you have seen that, if it helps you?

 

 

I did try this when I first installed V15 but oddly enough I got a new monitor a few days ago and didn't give it another try. Perhaps it'll look better w/ the 27" (vs. 24"). Thanks for the suggestion.

 

I just saw someone else mention a shadow line between tracks not being in v15 - maybe that is also messing w/ my eyes.

 

I know the new top bar on event clips will become optional in the next update so I'm anxious to see if that makes the layout easier on my eyes also.

Thanks for the reply.

joseph-w wrote on 9/9/2017, 12:05 PM

Here's a side by side of the just the tracks bar and the start of a recent project of mine:

http://i.imgur.com/LQmQXRb.jpg

I think my main issue is that V15 uses different colors for every track (even that far left bar of color for each track is distracting prob cause I don't see it as a gradient as others may?). In V14 track seem to be white/w-o color unless selected.

[Edit: I used the eye dropper in the display options to select the exact off white color V14 uses for tracks : http://i.imgur.com/bHeB8f4.jpg - Then set all to that color. Looks much better. Definitely making progress.]

I think the extra space and lack of clutter that will come when the clip header can be disable may help. At the moment it seems like even if I set all tracks to white there's just is just too much going on for my eyes.

Again I'm sorry that I have such a specific issue - I'm looking forward to see how the next update looks w/o the event bar on each clip.