Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro

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eikira wrote on 7/5/2020, 6:34 PM

@wwaag

i bought 3 weeks ago HOS and i am glad i did. i just have a small question. how exactly would i manage to enable the DebugMode FrameServer in a network.

My editing machine could use in software CPU rendering my NAS 14core to speed up a bit. I installed FS on my NAS. how can i instruct HoS to use the extra CPU power on a different machine?

wwaag wrote on 7/6/2020, 10:57 AM

how exactly would i manage to enable the DebugMode FrameServer in a network?

At the moment, I don't think you can. There is an option in DMFS for network serving but apparently it does not work. I've tried all ways of serving to another computer on the network, but I can't get it to work. The file shows up correctly in MediaInfo, but none of the apps can successfully open the file. Years ago, Vegas supported networking renders, but abandoned support for whatever reason. Even if you could "read" the file, adding support for rendering would require significant HOS development.

john_dennis wrote on 7/6/2020, 12:41 PM

@wwaag @eikira

DVD Architect will open local DMFS files, but I too have been unable to coax it to open the signpost file when served over a Local Area Network.

eikira wrote on 7/7/2020, 12:22 AM

Does not sound so funny. I thought i could use the extra CPU compute power.

wwaag wrote on 7/7/2020, 2:09 PM

Here's how to make it "work". On your source machine, start the FrameServe render and tick "Enable Network Frameserving".

On your second machine, navigate to "C:\Program Files\Debugmode\FrameServer" and run "DFsNetClient.exe" which brings up this dialog.

You must enter the IP address of your source machine and then the location of the signpost avi. Once you click on OK, the following dialog is shown and you are ready to begin frameserving.

Although it "works", it may not be very useful for rendering since it is much "slower". I did a test 30 sec render of 1080 60P footage using the default R+ settings. The rendered frame rate was 58 fps. I then frameserved the same 30 sec clip across my network (1GB/sec) to a second machine and simply "played" the frameserved file using MediaPlayerClassic-Home Cinema. The frameserved rate dropped to 10 fps. I then tried a VirtualDub2 render with the MagicYUV codec and it rendered at 20 fps.

The bottom line is that it is doable and can easily be rendered if you use VirtualDub. Since VirtualDub supports x264 and x265 renders, you can do final renders in this way without any changes to HOS.

wwaag wrote on 7/11/2020, 3:38 PM

New build 1.0.3.4 is now available.

Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

New Features

  • RenderPlus--direct audio render for Nvenc and QSV renders thus eliminating the need for remuxing; Added aac-adts as an Audio Only render option
  • AviDub—added warning to close editor after editing Avisynth scripts and VirtualDub settings
  • OtterBar and OtterInfoBar--Last layout saved and opened next time Vegas is launched; Added warning when layout is changed but not saved

Bug Fixes

  • ImportAssist—select audio stream dialog always shown regardless of checkbox to keep same—fixed
  • ProxyAssist—keep audio for x264 renders always crashed—fixed
  • RenderEvents and AviDub—template selection from main dialog not honored--fixed
douglas_clark wrote on 7/30/2020, 4:50 PM

A. AviDub question: Where should I put Avisynth .dll plugin files used by my Avisynth scripts? In "C:\ProgramData\HappyOtterScripts\AvisynthScripts" ?

B. AviDub help - Suggestion for HappyOtterHelp.pdf page 33, "e. Edit AVS Filter Script" - Regarding the pencil icon, the help text should explain that the desired text editor (notepad++ in my case) needs to be made default program to open .avs and .avsi files, for the pencel icon to work. Until I set these defaults in Windows, I got a Stop error message "Could not open the Avisynth file for editing with your default text editor." This error message could be a bit more helpful to suggest to set the app to open .avs and .avsi files to the user's desired text editor. I already had notepad++ as my "Default text editor" - but that was for .txt and .text files.

(using HOS v 1.0.3.4)

Home-built ASUS PRIME Z270-A, i7-7700K, 32GB; Win 10 Pro x64 (1909 build 18363.768);
- Intel HD Graphics 630 (built-in); no video card; ViewSonic VP3268-4K display via HDMI
- C: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB; + several HDDs
- Røde AI-1 via Røde AI-1 ASIO driver;

wwaag wrote on 7/30/2020, 5:25 PM

@douglas_clark

A. 64bit plugins go here. C:\Program Files\HappyOtterScripts\AvisynthRepository\AVSPLUS_x64\plugins

B. Will do. Thanks

douglas_clark wrote on 8/2/2020, 4:06 AM

@wwaag Thanks. I now discovered that all the tool file locations are shown in Preferences/Tool File Setup.

Home-built ASUS PRIME Z270-A, i7-7700K, 32GB; Win 10 Pro x64 (1909 build 18363.768);
- Intel HD Graphics 630 (built-in); no video card; ViewSonic VP3268-4K display via HDMI
- C: Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB; + several HDDs
- Røde AI-1 via Røde AI-1 ASIO driver;

wwaag wrote on 8/2/2020, 10:12 PM

New build 1.0.3.5 is now available.

Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

Support for Vegas 18

New Tool

  • KwikZoom – enables the user to quickly and precisely add keyframes to "Zoom In" and then "Zoom Out" of the timeline.

New Feature

  • AudioTrim - added option to insert project markers into rendered files when supported

Bug Fixes

  • AviDub - temp audio file not removed upon render completion—fixed
  • OtterInfoBar - changes to background and textbox colors not saved--fixed
michael-harrison wrote on 8/3/2020, 2:33 PM

@wwaag is it possible to copy a HOS configuration from one computer to another? If so, where can I find its settings? I looked in the HOS FAQ but didn't find what I needed.

 

Never mind. I think I found what I needed in your install notes file https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtterScriptsInstallNotes.pdf

wwaag wrote on 8/3/2020, 4:47 PM

@michael-harrison

All of the configuration data is stored in "C:\ProgramData\HappyOtterScripts". You should be able to simply copy any or all from one system to another.

wwaag wrote on 8/3/2020, 4:56 PM

Build 1.0.3.5 bug alert for users of Vegas 18.

For anyone who has already downloaded 1.0.3.5 and is using V18, there is a problem with the Folder Browse dialog. I just uploaded a new build with a fix that has the same build number. To download the revised build, launch Help and click on "Check Now" and choose "Yes" when the dialog appears indicating you are using the latest version.

Users of versions prior to 18 are not affected. Please advise of any additional problems. Thanks.