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Wayne Waag
Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Dec 1, 2018 at 4:02:43 am

Now available for public beta testing--Happy Otter Scripts (HOS), a set of tools for users of Vegas Pro. The aim of HOS is to create a bridge from Vegas to open source tools for rendering and filtering.

A few of its features:
--supports Vegas Pro versions 12-16
--dockable dedicated toolbars
--direct video rendering using x264 and x265 encoders
--support for QuickSync, NVENC, and VCE
--command line access to most encoder features for advanced users
--support for audio encoding using Frauenhofer and Nero codecs
--easy access to Avisynth and VirtualDub filters including:
-resizing and uprezzing to HD and UHD with choice of resizer
-temporal noise filtering using motion vector techniques
-frame rate changes using motion vector tools
-slow motion Fx (up to 10x) using motion vector techniques
-fisheye removal for wide angle video sources such as GoPro
-high quality deinterlacing using QTGMC
-image stabilizastion using the venerable Deshaker

--apply filters to events, loop region, regions or entire project
--frame accurate video trimming for long-GOP formats such as mp4, m2ts, etc.
--dedicated audio trim and render
--GPU-assisted proxy creation and rapid switching between original and proxy
--media rewrapping and transcoding of formats not easily imported into Vegas
--non-destructive editing of graphic and audio timeline events using external editors
--prerender Fx with choice of codecs, how added to timeline, and immediate split-screen preview

Details, demonstrations and a free download are available at: https://tools4vegas.com/

And finally, a shout-out to early alpha testers including: Nick, Guillaume, John, Graham, Marco, Joelson, Michael, and Dustin who have provided invaluable feedback and encouragement. Many thanks to each of you.

wwaag


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George Dean
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Dec 1, 2018 at 8:12:17 pm

What happens when the beta trial version expires in January?


Best Regards......George


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Dec 1, 2018 at 8:25:33 pm

Hi George,
At the moment, the answer is "I don't know". It all depends upon how much demand there seems to be and whether there are significant problems uncovered during testing. Assuming there aren't too many problems and there is a reasonable demand, then licenses would be made available for purchase. If lots of problems emerge, the beta period would probably be extended. Sorry I can't give a more definitive answer.

wwaag


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George Dean
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:09:00 pm

Thank You Wayne for the honest answer and I understand. I have tested the Slow Motion feature and it works pretty slick. In the next few weeks I will be diving into other features. And, Thank You for making available some short tutorials to help get us started. Without testing the real meat of your project, it just may be the tools that bring me back to Vegas, or at least seriously consider using Vegas again.


Best Regards......George


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George Dean
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Dec 2, 2018 at 4:50:57 pm

I posted this on the Magix Vegas Creative Software forum......

So far after installing the Happy Otter Scripts (HOS), I downloaded your tutorials for Slow Motion and Stabilization. My comparisons are far from scientific just a one after the other or side-by-side viewing and first impressions.

I compared the slow motion between ProDad ReSpeedr, Twixtor and HOS. My impression was that HOS was better than ReSpeedr and almost as good as Twixtor.

I compared the stabilization between Sony Vegas Stabilize (I think that is version 1 or 2 of Mercalli), Magix Vegas Video Stabilization, Mercalli 4 Vegas Plugin, and HOS. My impression was that HOS was far better to use than Sony Vegas Stabilization (no surprise there), far better than Magix Video Stabilizer, and as good as Mercalli 4 Vegas Plugin.

I rendered comparison samples in HOS by simply fallowing the step and settings as in the tutorials, and pretty much the default setting in the other Sony, Magix, Twixtor and ProDad tools. Using the HOS stabilizer I did need to apply a slight amount of cropping to eliminate a very slight black border left after processing, but the results was I had more viewing area left than any of the others, a small price to pay for avoiding the deep cropping from Sony or Magix stabiliation and even a small increase in viewing area compared the the Mercalli 4 Plugin.

Next I interested in the rendering options. At this point I hope the interest and further development will bring these tools to the market. Great job Wayne, Thank You.



Best Regards......George


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Feb 19, 2019 at 4:38:59 pm

New version 1.0.2.52 released with improved non-English language support, some added features, and numerous bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf Beta testing period extended through end of March.

New features for Render+ include:

-New crop resize dialog

-Point (Nearest Neighbor) and Sinc resizers added

-Lossless renders using Magic YUV or UtVideo

-Added VP9 (WebM) cpu rendering options

-Added YUV conversion options to Avisynth Filter Settings dialog

-SloMotion range extended to also include fast motion

-External audio file support during render

New lossless rendering options for AviDub and ImportAssist

Comments are welcome

wwaag


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Mar 11, 2019 at 5:10:50 pm

New version 1.0.2.53 released with improved non-English language support, some added features, and numerous bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf
New features include:
  • Windows and Vegas installations no longer limited to C directory
  • UtVideo silent install
  • Non-English filenames and folders now supported in all tools including SmartVideoTrim
  • Render+, RenderEvents, AviDub--open folder and select file after render
  • New Tools: added simple GoToEventFile and GoToMediaFile for quick access in Explorer
  • Option to add HOS scripts to Vegas script menu folder for use in Vegas toolbar and keyboard shortcuts

Comments are welcome.

wwaag


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George Dean
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Mar 11, 2019 at 5:45:06 pm

Wayne, "Option to add HOS scripts to Vegas script menu folder for use in Vegas toolbar and keyboard shortcuts", this is slick, Thank You.

Best Regards......George


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Mar 30, 2019 at 5:14:26 pm

New version 1.0.2.55 released with some added features, and numerous bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf The public beta testing period has been extended for another 6 weeks to 15 May.

New Features include:

Lossless conversion from variable frame rate recording to constant frame rate without transcoding using ImportAssist. Only the timecode is changed.

Render+ now supports render of events in addition to the loop region, regions, and project.

Render+ now supports use of VirtualDub for rendering which permits use of intermediate codecs such as ProRes, Cineform, GrassValley HQX and any other VFW codecs that are installed

Added pre and post-filtering support to Deshaker


Comments are welcome.

wwaag


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George Dean
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Mar 30, 2019 at 10:36:31 pm

Thank You Wayne, those are some really great feature additions.

Best Regards......George


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Apr 4, 2019 at 7:51:29 pm

New version 1.0.2.56 released with some added features, and bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

Major change-fixed annoying no internet warning message for non-USA users

Added option to Render + so that only regions inside the selection loop are rendered


Comments are welcome

wwaag


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Jun 3, 2019 at 2:59:57 am

New version 1.0.2.58 released with a new tool, added scripts, features, and bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

A new tool has been added--FrameFixer



Some of its features include:

o Optical scene detection optimized for both video and still frame sequences

o Bad frame detection including black frames, flash frames, and duplicate frames

o Bad frame replacement with interpolated frames using optical flow techniques

o Replacement of multiple adjacent bad frames

A demo of the new FrameTool may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/frame-tool-demo/

The MediaFinder dialog has been changed so that included and excluded filters are always shown.



Comments are welcome.

wwaag


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Yasser Saeed
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Jun 3, 2019 at 4:06:33 am

Any plan to support high DPI mode?


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Jun 6, 2019 at 2:43:48 am

New version 1.0.2.59 released with added features, and bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

Only one new feature has been added. All dialogs are now scalable with a selection of three font sizes from the title bar. Additionally, the default font size may also be changed from inside the Theme Designer.



To download the new version, Launch Help and click on Check Now.

Comments are welcome.

wwaag


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Jul 16, 2019 at 6:26:31 pm

New version 1.0.2.60 released with added features, and bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

The major change is the integration of the new DebugMode FrameServer build 3.0 into HOS. Other changes include:

o AudioTrim—added track render option plus options to bypass event gain, envelopes, and pan settings

o VideoSmartTrim—support for subclips added

o RenderEvents—added checks to insure that video exists in the selected tracks for region and project renders


To download the new version, Launch Help and click on Check Now.

Comments are welcome.

wwaag


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Jul 30, 2019 at 10:56:21 pm

New version 1.0.2.61 released with added features, and bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

New Features Include:

o ProxyAssist—added option to resize stills to proxy resolution in addition to video

o ImportAssist—added still images import option
  • High quality crop/resize with choice of save formats
  • Option to import small images (less than Project frame size) without timeline “zooming”

o AudioTrim—additional options for selecting which event and track Fx to keep including gain, pan, volume and track envelopes


To download the new version, Launch Help and click on Check Now.

Comments are welcome.

wwaag


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William Mann
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Aug 4, 2019 at 4:26:07 pm

Thanks for offering this! I am going to give it a try!


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Sep 7, 2019 at 4:59:05 pm

New version 1.0.2.62 released with three new tools plus bug fixes. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

New Tools Include:
o KwikPreview
  • Similar to RAM preview (Shift-B) except saved to disk with same choice of render quality options
  • Choice of preview size with option for half frame rate rendering
  • Choice of built-in or custom x264 templates from Render+ as well as lossless options
  • External preview using MediaPlayerClassic with choice of shaders to simulate levels conversions


o MediaRenamer Extension

  • Bulk rename of media files from the Project Media Window
  • Renaming rules similar to those found in other external renaming apps
  • Options to select media from media bins or timeline events plus an Undo option


o DeshakerRedux – a dedicated deshaker app with additional features not previously available

  • Turbo option for Pass 1 motion analysis (roughly 2X for HD and 6X for UHD)
  • GUI for creating masks to include/exclude areas to be analyzed during Pass 1 motion analysis
  • Dedicated deshaker log files to support batch Pass 1 and/or Pass2 processing.
  • Option to add head/tail time for events to eliminate “bobble” often seen in first few frames
  • Select VirtualDub filters can now be directly added through advanced options dialog
  • New crop-resizing GUI


To download the new version, Launch Help and click on Check Now.

I've also added the SHA-256 hash to the download window. For anyone concerned with malware warnings from Windows, you can go to VirusTotal, load the setup file and view the results of the latest scan.

Comments are welcome.

wwaag


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Dec 12, 2019 at 5:53:25 pm

New version 1.0.2.66 released. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

New Features
o RenderPlus
-Use of Vegas render templates to create intermediate for 10bit Avisynth filtering and x264 renders
-Image sequence with alpha and choice of bit depth (including 16bit/channel) for png, tif, and dpx
-Gif Animation encoding
-Joined file from regions now CFR—support for playback and import to timeline added

o ImportAssist
-Enhanced MKV and MP4 import including choice of audio streams, chapters, and subtitles
-Gif animation import

o GoToFile –single app that combines the previous GoToEvent and GoToMedia
o FileInfo—new tool that provides detailed media info for selected project media or timeline events
o Simplified Vegas Template Selection dialog for RenderPlus, RenderEvents, and ProxyAssist
o Quicker loading and simplified dialogs for RenderEvents and ProxyAssist
o AviDub – improved dialog logic

Bug Fixes
o Import Assist—import folder dialog not working for still images—fixed
o Audio Trim – erroneous error message after track renders—fixed
o RenderPlus—x264 render of interlaced footage crash—fixed
o AviDub—use of VFW direct renders not working--fixed

Comments are welcome

wwaag


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Feb 8, 2020 at 6:17:23 am

New version 1.0.2.68 released. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

New Tool
o FxAssist – simple tool to help user manage effects in Vegas
Create and save sets of individual favorites and filter chains that can be applied to events, media, tracks, or output buses
Actions include adding, replacing, removing, enabling, bypassing and searching for individual Fx and filter chains
Insert at index allows user to add filter to an existing filter chain at a specific position
Easily select track and events for applying Fx

New Features
o RenderPlus
Specific option added to include alpha channel during render
Added Apple Animation and Motion-PNG codecs for alpha channel support
Added support for Wave64 long program renders including use of FDK-AAC encoder

o RenderEvents – additional alpha channel rendering support
o Select Regions-option to render only selected regions added to Render+, RenderEvents, AudioTrim, AviDub, and DeshakerRedux. In Loop regions render option added to RenderEvents.
o AudioTrim – added By Tracks option which allows the loop region, regions or project to be rendered for selected tracks. Also enables choice of Fx to bypass/enable for such renders.
o ImportAssist
Added support for import of Webm media with alpha—can be imported into Vegas as lossless PNG’s or rendered to a lossless file
Added Apple Animation codec to import render options

Bug Fixes
o Deshaker-Redux
Non English filenames caused crash when using turbo option—fixed
Reworked dialog logic to ensure compatibility between main UI and Advanced Options UI

o Setup—failed when registry entries from previous Vegas versions not removed—fixed
o AviDub--Virtualdub scripts with frame rate changes not working--fixed
o GPU Check—failed to show VCE encoding available with new render app--fixed


wwaag


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Wayne Waag
Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
on Feb 18, 2020 at 6:14:37 pm

New version 1.0.2.69 released. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

New Tool
o ExternalApps—launches external applications including those requiring a media file as an argument such as photo and audio editors. Launch ColorCop and VirtualDub are now included within this tool.

New Features
o AudioTrim
  • Now shares the same saved Vegas audio templates as RenderPlus
  • Added after render options to Open Folder, and Play Media

o FileInfo—added MediaInfo as the default file info tool
o FrameFixer
  • New frames now saved in a sub-folder of the media file folder
  • Added FrameFixer media bin where new frames are added

  • o ImportAssist—added VirtualDub render templates for direct import of Webm files with alpha
    o Preferences—provides for selected launch of either ThemeDesigner or ToolFileSetup

    Bug Fixes
    o ImportAssist-Folder import only worked for still images and not video files—fixed
    o RenderPlus
    • Crash when opening EncoderSettings dialog—fixed
    • Long program audio (>4gb) support using wave 64 and fdk-aac now working correctly

    o GPU encoding check results only worked correctly in RenderPlus--now fixed in all tools
    o Lots of minor bug fixes and update to help files

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    Wayne Waag
    Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
    on Feb 29, 2020 at 10:58:59 pm

    New version 1.0.2.70 released. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

    New Versions of VirtualDub2, Nvencc64, Qsvencc64, Vceencc64**

    New Features

    o Added 422 x264 rendering support to RenderEvents and AviDub
    o SmartVideoTrim
  • Option added to select bit rate when aac recoding is necessary

  • For PCM audio in MP4 files, option to use older FFmpeg which copies PCM or newer version which demands the audio be recoded to AAC. Newer version used for other file types.


  • Bug Fixes

    o ImportAssist-- Newly created x264 templates not being immediately shown—fixed
    o ProxyAssist-- Selected encoder template in EncoderSettings not updated to main dialog—fixed
    o AudioTrim-- Selection of AAC renderer crashed Vegas—fixed
    o RenderEvents--GPU assisted renders not working—fixed
    o Preferences—crashed Vegas on some systems when running ToolFileSetup—fixed
    o SmartVideoTrim—option to add audio from different source not working correctly—fixed

    ** For AMD Radeon Users: The newest version of VCEEncC64 that supports VCE rendering, cannot be used in Win7. To continue using Win7, you must go to the folder “C:\Program Files\HappyOtterScripts” and delete the file “VCEEncC64.exe”. Then rename “VCEEncC64_Win7.exe” to “VCEEncC64.exe”.

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    Wayne Waag
    Re: Happy Otter Scripts for Vegas Pro
    on Mar 21, 2020 at 8:19:24 pm

    New version 1.0.2.71 released. Change log may be found here. https://tools4vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/HappyOtter-Change-Log.pdf

    New Versions: Virtualdub2, Nvencc64. QSVencc64, VCEencc64 plus most Avisynth plug-ins including 64bit version of Defish

    New Features
    • ImportAssist—crops gif files to make sure frame size is mod2 compatible necessary for x264
    • RenderPlus—added PSNR and SSIM metrics to render stats when available
    • ProxyAssist—added 4:3 frame sizes plus an option for a custom frame size
    • AviDub—added support for both YUV and RGB FFmpeg renders for MagicYUV and UtVideo
    • OtterMenu—added a “traditional” menu for launching HOS tools for those not using OtterBar or OtterInfoBar


  • Significantly faster launch times for most HOS tools

  • Bug Fixes
    • DeshakerRedux-mask creation not displayed correctly for 4:3 footage—fixed
    • ImportAssist—import of multiple audio streams not added to timeline correctly--fixed
    • RenderPlus—render folder location not saved correctly after new HOS install--fixed


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