Frame Browser/Search for Beyond

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer BEYOND' started by Hektek, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Hektek

    Hektek Beta Tester

    Any plans to implement a new Clipart/Frame Browser Search system for Beyond?
    Similar but more advanced than the Showtime/LD version?
  2. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

    Regarding the search - the most possibly, we will concentrate efforts on Pangolin Cloud rather than on local data base. What for file browser, sure, it is possible to add. Let me know if you have exact ideas.
  3. Hektek

    Hektek Beta Tester

    I have ideas, but not a fully formed concept. Searchable keywords, frame notes, dates, artist, and other attributes would be a great help. A screen with large frame icons is very important, since visual search is the most natural.

    In the past, when I created new songs that use frames from past shows I used Showtime to load up several different frame files. I drag the blocks of frames I want to keep onto the timeline, then use the 'delete unused frames' function to condense the frame file. But this system relies on my knowledge of what frames were used in past shows.

    Ideally there could be a database system that organizes and tags all of the frames on a computer. You'd be able to refine search terms and scroll through thumbnails. Then easily drag and drop frames into 'albums' or 'collections' as well as into your new project.

    It should be simple to add keywords or other markers to large groups of frames. Because tagging old frames with info is the only way to make them easily searchable. It also makes sense to have a comparison system that can help weed out redundant frames that are repeatedly used in several shows.

    Stock photography sites like or other photo and video organizing programs are good to use as reference.
  4. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

    Sure, overall idea is pretty understandable. From tech standpoint, I would also like to refresh my experience in database programming. Will see, if time will allow then why not. However, table is full of various things that need to be done and has pretty high priority. In any case - thank you for feedback.
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