FrameServer 2.0 released.

satish wrote on 7/14/2004, 2:36 AM

Debugmode Frameserver 2.0 has been released. This version improves on the
previous version with all known bugs fixed and enhancements/new features


Please visit the frameserver page at to download the latest version and for more info.

Major changes since last version

1. Changed name from PluginPac Frameserver to DebugMode FrameServer due to
phasing out of other PluginPac plugins (they have been integrated into the new
Wax plugin/app)

2. Added 2 new serving formats (RGB24 & YUY2). Default was RGB32 earlier, and now it is RGB24 so efficiency will be slightly better.

3. Streamlined the Frameserver interface and made it into a two step process -
first the FS asks for user options and then goes into serving mode.

4. Added feature - network frameserving! Just enable a checkbox in the FS
options and your video can be accessed over the network. The target machine
must have the frameserver installed. For more info about network serving
instructions have a look at the README or visit the frameserver homepage.

5. Added feature - the signpost AVI file (output of the FrameServer) will be
deleted when the Frameserver is closed. This was asked by many users, so that
they dont open the file again by mistake to go into an infinite dialog box



Zulqar-Cheema wrote on 7/14/2004, 3:15 AM
Thank you Satish, for your continued hard work and commitment.
mark2929 wrote on 7/14/2004, 5:31 AM
Again tHank You... Satish ;) I am Constantly using the Framserve Plugin A fantastic Program...Best Wishes...
donp wrote on 7/14/2004, 6:40 AM
Great Satish, I'll download it when I get home tonight, Thank you.
prairiedogpics wrote on 7/14/2004, 6:45 AM
Satish (or anyone else),

What serving format gives the best QUALITY: RGB24, RGB32, or YUY2?
Or why would you choose a particular format?
B_JM wrote on 7/14/2004, 6:59 AM
this is so great - network frame serving !!!

since i use frame serving daily - thank you so much ..

can you have both frame servers installed ?

stormstereo wrote on 7/14/2004, 7:30 AM
You rock!
DGrob wrote on 7/14/2004, 7:39 AM
Just started using FS with V5 to Particle Illusion. Thank you. Darryl
satish wrote on 7/14/2004, 8:41 AM
From Vegas both RGB24 and RGB32 give the best quality (with almost same performance, only difference is that if the target app does not handle RGB32 then you can use RGB24).

YUY2 mode is mainly useful in Premiere Pro, so for Vegas you can use RGB24 which is the default.
mjdog wrote on 7/14/2004, 3:34 PM
I've never tried frameserving, so could someone tell me why they do it and/or examples of a project they created by frameserving. Do you frameserve only 1 track or all your tracks on the timeline? After you get your "frames", do you run actions in Photoshop on each frame (in batch mode). Excuse my ignorance...I looked at the debugmode website but I'm still unclear what it would be used for that would be interesting to me.

Thanks in advance for the knowledge.
patreb wrote on 7/14/2004, 3:45 PM
Unfortunately as with teh previous version it's not working (stops at 0%) on my machine.
vitamin_D wrote on 7/14/2004, 4:02 PM
Like I said, thanks :D
satish wrote on 7/14/2004, 4:04 PM
patreb, the frameserver is not a codec which will render your entire project and get done. When you say render, it creates a dummy AVI file and displays a dialog showing it's status and waits... you are supposed to open that dummy AVI in whichever application you want and that application can see your Vegas timeline just like a movie file. The percentage of progress shown in vegas will always be 0% so dont worry about that. For more info on frameserving visit
satish wrote on 7/14/2004, 4:05 PM
Info about frameserving, at
BJ_M wrote on 7/14/2004, 4:32 PM
in reply to question above:

RE: in the dark about frameserving - 7/14/2004 3:34:04 PM (mjdog)

here is a example of a frame serving project :
patreb wrote on 7/14/2004, 5:08 PM
AHHH!!! Thanks Satish! I assumed it's something like Quick Time Refference files.

On more technical level. If for instance i'm opening teh frameserved file in After Effects i see it as it is in Vegas... Does that mean that whatever i see in AE is "Best" quality uncompressed output from Vegas (as if i rendered as Uncompressed AVI at best quality)???
satish wrote on 7/14/2004, 6:06 PM
patreb wrote on 7/14/2004, 6:07 PM
Great, thanks for response!
ZAZA wrote on 7/14/2004, 6:49 PM
network frameserving! ------- It's great!

Thank you!