I Setup WL8 last week on new PC coming from WL5/6 and noticed a few issues or maybe it’s something that I missed and needs to be configured
1a) I setup my Montage Window the way I normally do with a few floating Meter Windows along with a floating Master Section on my second monitor in a dual view setup on a Windows 7 64bit PC. I saved as default under both workspace and global tabs. When I open WL I usually pick either - “Restore last window layout” or “Restore default window layout” and it opens fine everything in exact place. However if I click on any area on the first monitor all the meters and master section dissapper. I have to then click on a portion of WL on the second monitor to have them re-appear again. I tried a WL setting (can’t remember which one) that leaves floating windows on top. Now what that does is that the meters and everything stays shown even if I click on My Computer or any other icon/program which is good. Now the issue if I go to minimize WL the meters a master section still show on the second monitor but the montage and the rest of wavelab dissappears. Am I doing something wrong here or is that the typical behavior, WL5/6 never did this…When I minimized WL 5/6 all was minimized and when I had WL showing on second monitor I could open other programs and still have all of WL with the meters and master section still showing.
1b) Another issue with the behavior of hiding of the floating meters/windows & Plugin (described above) is that the pluging get rearranged when they appear/dissapper. I dont have enough room to show them fully so I arrange them one over the other with each showing a small portion with my Waves C4 fully showing. If the plugins are hidden by clicking on another program or WL they get reshuffled. This is what happens, any internal plugins to WL (Maximizer, Peak Master, ect…) show over the other plugings ex: Waves C4 or any other Waves plugins. I find this very annoying to contantly keep rearranging this which all leads back to the beahvior of the way WL8 is hiding the plugings in the first place which I dicussed above
2) WL5/6 displayed the time at the currently playing cursor position and so does WL8 but it does not show total montage time. WL5/6 showed it right next to it. Is this by design or is their something I need to activate
- Finally when showing clips in the monatage window I have noticed that the wave/clip fills the space all the way up to the top and bottom of the montage window. Almost total Red/Blue boxes with tiny peaks. I have tried the horizontal and vertical zoom wheels. The only way to show more is to zoom way out horizontally which will then show a time line in 5 second increments so now your only seeing about 30/45 seconds in the montage viewable area and also using more processor/mem to show it this way. The zoom level is around 1x1750. In 5/6 I was able to zoom out (1x9500)showing the entire clip in the viewable area with plenty of room showing at the top and bottom of the wave/clips in the montage window and also showing more detail of the peaks. Kind of hard to explain but in WL8 the vertical zoom to me is different then in 5/6. I have opened the same clips in 5/6 & 8 and 8 shows almost a complete red/blue box from top to bottom of the montage window while the same wave/clip in 5/6 is not as high and it’s seems to show more detail with same zoom setting. You can set custom zoom settings in all 3. I set all 3 the same and the same wave/clip in the WL8 montage looked alot different then in 5/6. Not sure if it’s more precise in WL8 but coming from 5/6 it looks alot different to me so I would like to know why
I mave have not explained everything clearly but I will try to do my best if further explanation is needed
Thanks in advance