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    I'm glad to see the new forums up and running, but the organizational structure looks like it needs some work. Splitting things by user type with duplicate forums for various products will make it harder for all users to find relevant info, and clutters the forum list. Also, I don't see separate forums yet for products like Imaginate, etc. For what it's worth, here's one suggestion on how to organize the forums before the current structure becomes status quo:

    Software:
    - Edius Pro
    - Edius Broadcast
    - Procoder
    - Imaginate
    - VideoFX

    Hardware:
    - Editing systems
    - ACEDVio
    - Indigo AV Mixer
    - Video Conversion (ADVC)
    - Scan Conversion
    - Video Encoding
    - MediaEdge
    - Playback Decks
    - Rev Pro

    ===========================

    Note: I pretty much just copied this from the Canopus products list web page, with a little reorganization to reflect how users are likely to look for things.
    Edius 6.5 on Lenovo W520 laptop: Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.2 GHz, Nvidia graphics card, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Canon Vixia HF-G10, three Sony HDV video cameras and one Canon 7D.

  • #2
    The structure was discussed at length but we are always open to suggestions :)

    Thanks

    Mike

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    • #3
      My first impression is that the contents of the "Desktop/Professional users" and the "Broadcast industry users" is redundant. (no significant difference in contents)

      I'm also missing Imaginate ... I do like the suggestion above.

      Organise a poll to improve the structure?


      BTW: good that this forum is back!
      Edius 9.52 Pro & 8.53 WG - Win 10 64 - AMD-Ryzen 9 3900X - 32 Gb DDR4 - ASUS-PRIME X570-PRO - Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER - SSD M.2 1000 Gb system + 3 x 3 Tb storage - 2 x 23" Full HD Monitors - M-Audio Studiophile AV40

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bart View Post
        My first impression is that the contents of the "Desktop/Professional users" and the "Broadcast industry users" is redundant. (no significant difference in contents)

        I'm also missing Imaginate ... I do like the suggestion above.

        Organise a poll to improve the structure?


        BTW: good that this forum is back!

        We are discussing the suggestions and any options. :)


        Mike

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        • #5
          Currently the forum only covers products that:

          a) are current
          b) are formerly-Canopus, now branded-Grass Valley products

          While we anticipate there being potential for other GV products to enter the fray, this may not happen for some time (and as such, needs approval etc, etc.) There is still a possibility for two separate forums - one for the Professional/Desktop market (which encompasses the pre-acquistion Canopus market), and a Broadcast-products oriented forum.

          As Mike said, things are flexible - consider this a trial period. Our focus is on concise, information-heavy content.

          As for Imaginate, the jury is out on this. It's no longer in "development" as such, nor does it have Grass Valley branding, but is still available and there's plenty of people who still use it. That said, the most traffic on the Imaginate forum in the last couple of months simply revolved around "Any news on a new version?"

          At this stage, there are no concrete plans to continue the Imaginate line. This may change, but I would probably put my money on that technology being reused elsewhere (like say, in a future version of EDIUS).

          We'll have a chat, and if it's kosher, put up a poll.

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          • #6
            I'm digging the new layout. More familiar feeling, and less confusing. Haven't had a chance to browse too much, but I could see the issue with having redundant categories as mentioned above. Information could get spread across the two sections... which might not be so good for organization.

            Anyways, I did it. Thanks. Here's to hoping the atmosphere here is as improved as the look of the forum.

            Jason
            HVX/P2/DVCPRO HD. EDIUS Broadcast 4.54

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            • #7
              One possible avenue we may explore after the first couple of weeks is change the Broadcast forum to a separate community that resides here, but remains "off the chart". Gaining access would be through a separate application process.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GrassValley_KH View Post
                One possible avenue we may explore after the first couple of weeks is change the Broadcast forum to a separate community that resides here, but remains "off the chart". Gaining access would be through a separate application process.
                I like that idea better than having redundant forums in one community. I also think it's a mistake to separate "broadcast" users from everyone else, but I suspect that decision won't change. If you're going to do that, might as well make it a separate community.
                Edius 6.5 on Lenovo W520 laptop: Intel Core i7-2720QM @2.2 GHz, Nvidia graphics card, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Canon Vixia HF-G10, three Sony HDV video cameras and one Canon 7D.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GrassValley_KH View Post
                  One possible avenue we may explore after the first couple of weeks is change the Broadcast forum to a separate community that resides here, but remains "off the chart". Gaining access would be through a separate application process.
                  If you do that, I hope you will grant non-members readonly access to the forums. There will undoubtedly be information there that is relevant to all of us.

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                  • #10
                    I definitely don't want knowledgebases to become restricted.

                    But here's a color suggestion. I like the readability of most of the new look, but the bright neon green is a bit distracting for me especially in the area of the big bars between posts. It's like my eyes are having problems as I try to read the text (which I like) but then there's these bright neon green bars that sort of overpower and mess with my eyes. I don't mind the color, but I would like to see the brightness dropped by like 25% or something.

                    Just my two cents.

                    Thanks!
                    Sincerely,

                    Mike Truly
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                    970.349.5651
                    www.trulymedia.com

                    System1: Edius 7.41|Storm Mobile|Dual Xeon 3.1 (20 cores w HT OFF)|128GB RAM|Dual 512 SSDs|7TB RAID5|Dual Quadro5000s|Win7_64

                    System2: EdiusNX+Exp|Edius 6.03|Procoder3|XP32|Dual Xeon 3.6|4GB RAM|U320 RAID0 15K

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                    • #11
                      Please, excuse my miserable english......

                      Please, compare following two examples for "Quote" ..... and replay the better human readable version
                      who version minimice "eye-irritation" for you.


                      Version 1 = current forum standard with [Italic] letters
                      While we anticipate there being potential for other GV products to enter the fray, this may not happen for some time (and as such, needs approval etc, etc.) There is still a possibility for two separate forums - one for the Professional/Desktop market (which encompasses the pre-acquistion Canopus market), and a Broadcast-products oriented forum.

                      As Mike said, things are flexible - consider this a trial period. Our focus is on concise, information-heavy content.

                      As for Imaginate, the jury is out on this. It's no longer in "development" as such, nor does it have Grass Valley branding, but is still available and there's plenty of people who still use it. That said, the most traffic on the Imaginate forum in the last couple of months simply revolved around "Any news on a new version?"

                      At this stage, there are no concrete plans to continue the Imaginate line. This may change, but I would probably put my money on that technology being reused elsewhere (like say, in a future version of EDIUS).

                      Version 2 = without [Italic] letters
                      While we anticipate there being potential for other GV products to enter the fray, this may not happen for some time (and as such, needs approval etc, etc.) There is still a possibility for two separate forums - one for the Professional/Desktop market (which encompasses the pre-acquistion Canopus market), and a Broadcast-products oriented forum.

                      As Mike said, things are flexible - consider this a trial period. Our focus is on concise, information-heavy content.

                      As for Imaginate, the jury is out on this. It's no longer in "development" as such, nor does it have Grass Valley branding, but is still available and there's plenty of people who still use it. That said, the most traffic on the Imaginate forum in the last couple of months simply revolved around "Any news on a new version?"

                      At this stage, there are no concrete plans to continue the Imaginate line. This may change, but I would probably put my money on that technology being reused elsewhere (like say, in a future version of EDIUS).
                      friendly greeting from europe\austria\vienna ..... old Hans ...with old [but no broken] eyes..... ;-)
                      Edius 5,51 / Edius 6.08 / Edius 6.54(b) / Neo 3.0 / Neo 3.5

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                      • #12
                        I would also like to suggest that this forum is missing the breadcrumb navigation at the bottom, basically, the navigation structure at top should be duplicated at the bottom like on all other forums
                        Anton Strauss
                        Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                        EDIUS 9 WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                        • #13
                          So far I have sometimes missed the...
                          "More replies below current depth",
                          whereas it is always clear if the thread goes on to pages 2, 3 etc.
                          Is this something I can cure by choosing a different setting?
                          DVC laptop: W870CU i7; 17.3" 1920x1080; 2x 1TB 7200rpm SATA notebook drives; Edius 8.5WG; Windows 7.

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                          • #14
                            As for Imaginate, the jury is out on this. It's no longer in "development" as such, nor does it have Grass Valley branding, but is still available and there's plenty of people who still use it. That said, the most traffic on the Imaginate forum in the last couple of months simply revolved around "Any news on a new version?"
                            I do hope that Imaginate isn't a retired product as I use it a lot and the discussions in the old forum did suggest that a new version was being looked at. At the moment it seems that Grass Valley are only interested in Procoder and Edius which is a shame for all the other products.
                            I really do hope they reconsider Imaginate as Grass Valley / Canopus seem to have 'retired' so many products recently it makes me wonder what will be retired next.
                            Software:
                            Edius 8.5 Workgroup
                            NewBlue FX
                            Hitfilm Ignite
                            Vitascene 2
                            Newblue TitleMotion Pro
                            Smartsound 5.8

                            Desktop:
                            MSI Z170A M5 Motherboard, i7 6700K 4Ghz, 32GB DDR4, NVIDIA 970 4Gb, 240GB Boot SDD, 500Gb Video SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit

                            Laptop:
                            MSI GS60, 4K UHD, Intel i7, 16Gb DDR3, Nvidia 970M 3Gb, Windows 10 64bit

                            Cameras:
                            Panasonic HC-VX870 4K
                            GoPro Hero4 Black
                            Panasonic GX8 (Stills & Video)
                            Garmin Virb 360

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                            • #15
                              Legacy products

                              There are still a lot of Xplode, Storm, Photo album, etc users out there and also a listing of items for sale.

                              It would be nice to see this again for those that need it.

                              Also there was also another where people could post there work and explain how they did it.

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