Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro

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Grazie wrote on 2/22/2023, 11:54 AM

Apologies to others here that I got carried away on this quest, and realised that this was @wwaag thread to start with. Rude of me. 😊

wwaag wrote on 2/22/2023, 12:35 PM

@Grazie

No problem with me.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

Grazie wrote on 2/22/2023, 11:55 PM

@wwaag - Cheers! 🍺🍺

@jetdv - OK, Edward, this is a BIG PLUS, I'm now using your RbyN to search for newly created Regions, and now flick between Regions, or I call Narratives, ON-THE-FLY. This makes, for me at least, a dynamic story-building result. For example, I have a Whale sequence deep, deep within a Parent Region. It's small and discreet and has always been a bother to try and locate. Well, not now. I make a Selection of the Whale Item I want, hit R and name it . .er . . Whale! This way I can go on editing somewhere else and easily return to Mr Whale Region via your RbyN:

So, @jetdv, your RbyN has delivered a further "urgent" way for me.

 

Grazie wrote on 2/23/2023, 12:21 AM

And now I can RENAME Regions too, and have that NEW Name appear within my Searches. This busts open another new way to "Search for Sequences". Too much Fun going on here.

wwaag wrote on 5/9/2023, 11:01 AM

New build 1.0.3.25 is now available.

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

New Versions of FFmpeg, Qsvencc64, Nvencc64, Vceencc64, AtomicParsley

New Tools
ArchiveCopy

  • Enables user to archive current project or copy media files to new location
  • Option to archive all media files to same location or maintain directory struc
  • Option to add media from nested projects into the  archive
  • Option to archive immediately or add the archiving job to the Batch Archiver
  • Option to save associated sfk, sfvp0, and sfap0 files

Batch Archiver

  • Enables user to archive projects unattended
  • Projects to be archived may be added directly or through use of the ArchiveCop
  • Destination folder may be added to individual or multiple archiving jobs
  • Checks for missing project media and option to abort processing if found
  • Same archiving options that are found in the ArchiveCopy tool

New Features and Improvement

  • AviDub—quicker script loading for projects with large number of events
  • KwikProxy—option to add a watermark to proxies similar to ProxyAssist

Bug Fixes
RenderPlus

  • VirtualDub rendering not working in V19 and V20—fixed
  • Two pass renders not working with latest versions of FFmpeg—fixed
  • Qvbr mode for Nvenc renders not working correctly—fixed
  • Audio files always re-rendered when using GPU encoding--fixed

Here is the direct download link. https://tools4vegas.com/ru4f7l9rxql9ykg/

Last changed by wwaag on 5/9/2023, 11:35 AM, changed a total of 1 times.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

wwaag wrote on 5/23/2023, 2:08 PM

New build 1.0.3.26 is now available.

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

Major Bug Fix: KwikProxy and ImportAssist—crash when using cpu-based  x264 and mpeg2 transcoding

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

RJJA wrote on 5/27/2023, 2:10 AM

Hello, do you know where the problem could be?
I need to render in 9:16 ratio. I changed the size to 1080x1920.
But the result after rendering is that only color bars are displayed.

 

 

Reyfox wrote on 5/27/2023, 2:55 AM

@RJJA this thread is not a general thread, but for Happy Otter Scripts. So please start your own post and include ALL the information in "B" and "C" in that post from HERE. Without the information, no one can help you.

wwaag wrote on 8/12/2023, 10:37 AM

New build 1.0.3.27 is now available.

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

  • Support for Vegas 21
    • Note: If you install V21 "after" updating to 1.0.3.27, simply re-run the HOS setup file to add the requisite files to the new Vegas build
  • Major Change to FrameServer
    • CuminCode FrameServer (CCFS) is now deprecated and no longer used in HOS
    • CCFS functionality added to new version of DebugMode FrameServer
  • New Versions of Qsvencc64, Nvencc64, Vceencc64, DebugMode FrameSerever
  • New Features and Improvements
    • ArchiveCopy and BatchArchiver—improved parsing method
    • Open Audio Editor
      • Added mode to render loop region and open in external audio editor
      • Edited files produced by Levelator can be added to timeline without external renaming
    • OtterBar and OtterInfoBar—notification when number of scripts has changed and default layout loaded
  • Bug Fixes
    • OtterInfoBar—clicking on an empty event crashed Vegas--fixed

Here is the direct download link. https://tools4vegas.com/ru4f7l9rxql9ykg/

Last changed by wwaag on 8/12/2023, 10:48 AM, changed a total of 1 times.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

J-Toresen wrote on 8/12/2023, 11:08 AM

@wwaag

What happened to CuminCode FrameServer?

And who is now developing DebugMode FrameServer?

Jøran Toresen

wwaag wrote on 8/12/2023, 11:22 AM

@J-Toresen

The developer abandoned CCFS primarily due to poor license sales, even though it also supported Premier in addition to Vegas.

It has now reverted back to the original developer of the frameserver and as such is in "good hands". Here's a link to the current website. https://www.debugmode.com/frameserver.html

As you can see, it is now freeware.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

J-Toresen wrote on 8/12/2023, 12:01 PM

So, Satish is back in business!

Jøran Toresen

wwaag wrote on 8/12/2023, 12:12 PM

Yes. He removed all of the licensing code from CCFS and released it as version 5 of DMFS.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

Grazie wrote on 8/12/2023, 2:57 PM

Wayne, thank you. Thank you for all your skills in crafting this amazing set of Tools. Your adherence to making things work for us, I'd hope Vegas Software appreciates what you have done.

We've lost one Scripter, CCFS because of a lack of financial recompense. Are there going to be others?

Phil_P wrote on 8/13/2023, 1:32 AM

I also would like to reiterate what @Grazie said above. Thanks Wayne @wwaag for this invaluable tool and your excellent support of it.

Grazie wrote on 8/13/2023, 2:21 AM

Such a valuable piece of Vegas Code that allows for “Scriptors” to assist us do our Creative and Productive work need to get financial support. It’s about time this happened and in an official structured way. This can incentivise others to be part of our Family.

wwaag wrote on 9/12/2023, 1:33 PM

New build 1.0.3.28 is now available.

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

New versions of Qsvencc64, Nvencc64
New features

  • Batch WhisperAI Speech to Text (Free tool—does not require a paid license)
    • Creates text from audio files in different formats including subtitles (srt, txt) and straight text
    • Supports line processing for existing srt subtitle files
    • Joins previously created text files into a single file

Bug Fixes

  • RenderPlus
    • Render events for audio only not working—fixed
    • Quick-Sync (Intel) AV1 encoding using the CQP mode now working correctly.

Known issues

  • RenderPlus
    • Both CQP and ICQ modes for Quick-sync VP9 encoding not working,  Bit rate modes OK.

Here is the direct download link. https://tools4vegas.com/ru4f7l9rxql9ykg/

Last changed by wwaag on 9/12/2023, 1:34 PM, changed a total of 1 times.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

Phil_P wrote on 9/13/2023, 12:38 AM

Thanks for the update and continuing great work @wwaag

Apologies if I am being dumb, but where do I find this: Batch WhisperAI Speech to Text

After installing the new version, I have searched all script and extension menus etc. It may be very useful but cannot find a way to test it. :-)

wwaag wrote on 9/13/2023, 12:55 AM

@Phil_P

Its not on any of the taskbars. During setup, if you ticked "Add desktop shortcuts....", there will be an icon on your desktop. If not, go to C:\Program Files\HappyOtterScripts and create a desktop shortcut for the file "BatchWhisperAI.exe".

In the event you have an Nvidia GPU which will make speech to text a lot faster, I made a few changes a short while ago, so I would suggest that you re-download the setup file. You will then have to download some CUDA library files. Instructions are included on the download page.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

Phil_P wrote on 9/13/2023, 12:58 AM

@Phil_P

Its not on any of the taskbars. During setup, if you ticked "Add desktop shortcuts....", there will be an icon on your desktop. If not, go to C:\Program Files\HappyOtterScripts and create a desktop shortcut for the file "BatchWhisperAI.exe".

In the event you have an Nvidia GPU which will make speech to text a lot faster, I made a few changes a short while ago, so I would suggest that you re-download the setup file. You will then have to download some CUDA library files. Instructions are included on the download page.

Ahh thank you, that explains it as I never put anything on the desktop. I did try searching start menu etc. in case it was in a program group somewhere. Yes, I have NV 4090 so will check it out after installing again now. Thank you.

wwaag wrote on 9/13/2023, 1:00 AM

@Phil_P

To download additional models plus the CUDA libraries, click on the blue icon as shown which will bring up the download page. Because of their size (750MB), I didn't want to include them in the basic HOS setup file.

Last changed by wwaag on 9/13/2023, 1:01 AM, changed a total of 1 times.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

Phil_P wrote on 9/13/2023, 1:14 AM

@Phil_P

To download additional models plus the CUDA libraries, click on the blue icon as shown which will bring up the download page. Because of their size (750MB), I didn't want to include them in the basic HOS setup file.

Yup 9GB. Got them all. :-) Of course, the question now is, which one to use? Haha

Additional: OK. After processing with CPU disabled, it does seem to be very fast. 2 observations:

1. The process still seems to be using the CPU and not the GPU (CPU activity is very high and GPU is not)

2. Although the process completes, I am not seeing any output file at all.

And another observation (this is a bit of an issue). As a test I tried processing a text file (instead of an audio file). After the process was complete, the text file disappeared, and no other file appeared. Unfortunately, I have no backup of that text file.

Further note: When processing the audio file with "CPU" enabled, although it takes much longer, the files do appear as expected. However, when adding a txt file the process completed, and the file was deleted again.

So, to summarize (sorry as above I was updating in real time):

  • With CPU Disabled, there is no output at all, regardless of which module is selected, although it appears to process very fast.
  • With CPU Disabled, there still appears to be a lot of activity on the CPU and not the GPU
  • With CPU Disabled, there is no progress shown on the progress bar.
  • With CPU Enabled, processing a WAV file worked as expected.
  • With either CPU Enabled or Disabled, processing a text file leads to no output, and the text file itself is deleted permanently (i.e. not sent to recycle).

Perhaps the connection to my 4090 is not working correctly for some reason? Although I do have other applications that use it (for AI) for example Spectralayers and it works as expected.

wwaag wrote on 9/13/2023, 9:06 AM

@Phil_P

It sounds as if perhaps you didn't download the CUDA libraries as shown here? Or perhaps the CUDA libraries button was not shown last night?

"With either CPU Enabled or Disabled, processing a text file leads to no output, and the text file itself is deleted permanently (i.e. not sent to recycle)."

The text processing works ONLY for text files generated from WhisperAI that have a .text extension. It works, but you have to rename the extension from .txt or .text. I need to add a check that prevents input of .txt files altogether.

Last changed by wwaag on 9/13/2023, 9:11 AM, changed a total of 1 times.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia RTX4070 graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

Phil_P wrote on 9/13/2023, 9:51 AM

@Phil_P

It sounds as if perhaps you didn't download the CUDA libraries as shown here? Or perhaps the CUDA libraries button was not shown last night?

"With either CPU Enabled or Disabled, processing a text file leads to no output, and the text file itself is deleted permanently (i.e. not sent to recycle)."

The text processing works ONLY for text files generated from WhisperAI that have a .text extension. It works, but you have to rename the extension from .txt or .text. I need to add a check that prevents input of .txt files altogether.

Thanks Wayne. :-)

  • Yup indeed correct. I had downloaded the large model files but not the CUDA. It works now thanks. Although still very high CPU usage without CPU active but not an issue really.
  • About the text files thing. Yes, I get that it has to be a .text extension but maybe it could be considered that if a user makes an error as I did it will not simply (irrecoverably) delete the original file?

Cheers, P.