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Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:48 pm
by Anthony
If you are a beta tester and you wish to download and test this release, please download this setup and install:

http://www.scoutingassistant.com/beta/s ... tsetup.exe

Some of whats new:

-Added a new settings menu called Video Creation Settings

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Please provide feed back on this beta here.... Thanks everyone!

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:52 pm
by Chachoze
Holy Smokes thats Awesome! Looking forward to testing it out.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:23 pm
by Anthony
Here are a few variations I just pulled up... you can make up whatever works best for you and your photos...

your thoughts ?

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Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:26 pm
by Anthony
Photo Stamper is next using this same type of set up.

Ffor you guys with Home brews who need logo bitmaps, titles, copy right notices and date/time stamped on there, I will use a simlar set up as here and process selected photos or a folder and either update or create new copies in a sub folder.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:29 pm
by Anthony
I seem to be having some trouble with jpg images for the logo. Try iy out but if you have issues use a bitmap instead. I will continue fine tuning this. I just wanted some feedback on it thus far before I finalized a new release.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:37 pm
by Chachoze
Everything with these new overlays seemed to work pretty good. Initially I tried loading a gif and png graphic for the logo but they wouldnt show up as acceptable files. Then tried saving it as a jpg and that seem to do the trick, even works with setting a pallette transparency.(didnt know that would work with jpg's) I havent tried it with bmp yet.

It took me a little time to find an acceptable sized graphic so it would display properly. I have a demo video processing over at Vimeo, when its done I'll post the link.

Initially when I opened this settings panel it generated and error similar to the ones I received when I would change the font dpi in windows. Unfortunately I accidentally closed it before getting a screenshot. The error has since not returned.

All in all its a very neat feature to the program.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:38 pm
by Anthony
I just fixed a couple of bugs.... if you downloaded earlier, you may want to grab a new one and install it again.... woops.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:52 pm
by Chachoze
Looks like you're right about the jpg's, when using one it automatically makes the background color in the image transparent, wether it is set or not. Same goes for bmp's. You may want to change this incase someone wants to use a logo with a background color.

*EDIT* Just seen you're last message, will d/l the proggy again.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:02 pm
by Chachoze
D/l'd the latest from the link in the top post, it's still dropping off the background from the logo.(not sure if this is one of the things you fixed.)

Here is the link to my first attempt: http://vimeo.com/48413539

I'm signing off for now, will mess with it some more tomorrow.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:07 pm
by Anthony
Here is a video I just made playing around with the new features.

http://youtu.be/ghZCEF_vcBA

watch in high def....

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:40 am
by Chachoze
Here a couple more samples. The second one has and interesting artifiact in it when I moved the titles to sthe side...the banner moved with it. Perhaps if positioned on the side panels then maybe make the banner verticle??

I was able to get a background color behind the logo text by using two color, white which is transparent and of course green. Is this something you can control with a checkbox type setting to enable/disable making the background transparent?

http://vimeo.com/48440761
http://vimeo.com/48441689

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:45 am
by Anthony
Chachoze,

I have made some additional settings based on your reccomendations. Here is the new screen:

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I am uploading a new beta version that includes the above changes now.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:50 am
by Anthony
Here a couple more samples. The second one has and interesting artifiact in it when I moved the titles to sthe side...the banner moved with it. Perhaps if positioned on the side panels then maybe make the banner verticle??

I was able to get a background color behind the logo text by using two color, white which is transparent and of course green. Is this something you can control with a checkbox type setting to enable/disable making the background transparent?

http://vimeo.com/48440761
http://vimeo.com/48441689



I designed the title panel to follow the titles horizontally. I could go vertical... would anyone want that ?

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:59 am
by Chachoze
Well in that example I forgot to turn the banner off and thought it interesting that it stayed horizontal rather than vertical. Doesnt matter to me either way, thought I would mention it incase you didnt catch it is all.

Re: Scouting Assistant BETA release is ready - 08/28/2012

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:03 pm
by Chachoze
The logo transparency thing works good.
I got that error again and it usually pops up when I'm moving the sliders around in the video creator settings page, its not any particular slider.
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