Topic-icon I would like to explore open slomo

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8 years 1 week ago #65

I would like to start after summer to explore open slomo. My goal is, to do slow motion with 2 cameras and an inexpensive PC. My first experiences in the past were frustrating, because I didn't get OpenSlomo running on my exsiting (and well working) CasparCG Server. In August I'll do a next try. I want to use Blackmagic MiniMonitor for output and MiniRecoder for Input. The PC will be an DIY-builded system...

Are there any news about OpenSlomo ?

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8 years 4 days ago #66

Hello!
There is no news as I changed my job and don't use it right now. But everything worked fine half a year ago. So you may try it and tell me if you encounter any problems. I'll try to help you, if there is a need :)

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7 years 3 months ago #96

Hi Anton, so it became more than a few days for starting explore OpenSlomo ;-) This (Easter-)weekend I started with the example files and then I tried with my own one. It seems to work fine. But maybe I didn't understand the GUI-concept correctly. Are there really only 8 Slots to store in- and outpoints ? Is there any manual or video to learn how to use ?

I think, your new job takes a lot of time and so you are not able to expand the function. But I have two ideas:

1.) More than 8 slots with the possibility to set a short text. Maybe markable with different colors.

2.) A receiver for external events, e.g. from external scoreboards or scouting systems. So when the scorer indicates a defined situation like a new score, a sustitution or a foul, it sends a defined IP-data telegram to OpenSlomo and it sets a new entry in a new slot, maybe with an automatically created remark (e.g. the new score), a predifined duration time and a defined "preroll" to compensate scrorers reaction time. So the OpenSlomo opereater would have direct acces to all match situations.

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7 years 3 months ago #97

Hello again! :)

The main idea was to give an ability to save up to 8 episodes to playback it later or to create a playlist from it to playback it one-by-one.
It's not hard to enlarge this amount but it will make me think about the UI, as there is no space to shoe more than 8 replays. I'll have to add scrolling or something like that.

Regarding your suggestions:
1) I can add such a field. But it's unreal to fill this field during the work, it tooks to much time. So, the only case to use it is whet it is filled automatically. Is it the case you are talking about?
2) Hmm.. I don't have any idea of how scoreboards work. Do it use some standard interface and commands? Or every brand use their own protocols? What commands should OpenSloMo catch?

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7 years 2 months ago #98

Hi Anton, yes the field should be filled automatically. Scoreboards have different data structures and nothing is standard ...

But the idea is a simple universal interface only for receiving events (like a GPI, but mit some additional information). Every application which sends the right data could generate a new entry into the slot-list.

Maybe liks this :

"<EventType>" "<EventText>" EOL e.g. "Score" "4:1"

OpenSlomo generates a new slot entry with StartingTime = current time in the running recording minus a selectable default preroll, EndTime = StartingTime plus selectable default duration and the text, generated from EventType and EventText (e.g. "Score 4:1" or "Substitution Thomas-Anton")

The separate field EventType would give you the possibility to react in different ways to different events. So a "Score" event could have an other preroll time and duration like a "Substitution". You could also use different background colors for different events.

Maybe SoMo-operators don't like such automated entries. But the number of episodes / slots is to less. I like Volleyball and Firstball and there are much more situations than 8 to be replayed ... Also at Basketball, Football (not only the goals, also fouls, penatlies, ...)

By the way. What about a PNG with Alpha instead of a MOV for indicating a running review ? Is the review-mov looped or must it have a fitting duration ?

Thanks for your help.

Thomas

Last edit: 7 years 2 months ago by thos-berlin.

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7 years 2 months ago #99

Hello Thomas!

I thought a little bit this days and decided to add ability to append more than 8 slots firstly. I think it may be done during this month.
And I'll think about adding tcp-socket to auto-append slots later as it needs some research and a lot more time to implement.

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7 years 2 months ago #100

Hi Anton, really great news. In the meantime, I' ll try to learn/explore more abot the live-usage.

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6 years 6 months ago #102

Hi Anton, any news about open-slomo ?

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