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Download problems finally fixed!
Wednesday - February 9, 2011 - 8:53
     

By accident unknown to me the download page got corrupted and I've just tried to salvage it and the original DVE's are now available again.

I'm looking into finding a proper asset management open source system that could make this site a lot better for sharing LiveSets and DVE's. Being busy with 3 jobs that may take a while and I'm not exactly known recently for updating this site. :( Sorry about that!


 

Site down
Sunday - January 20, 2008 - 1:12
     

Guess I have to pay more attention. Due to a permissions problem that occurred out of the thin air, the frontpage went down. I'm sorry and will do my best to spot something like this a little earlier next time.


 

Some errors in the TV Left DVE
Wednesday - November 14, 2007 - 22:48
     

Sitting here juggling all those projects and DVE's (4 for each DVE) I just tested the TV Left DVE and there's problems with it. I'm correcting them now, but it will take some hours before I'm done with re-rendering them. The TV Right DVE works fine though :)

UPDATE: TV Left is now fixed and re-uploaded.

 

New DVE and WIP
Wednesday - November 14, 2007 - 17:21
     

I've added another 3D DVE called Wind (well a piece of cloth in a wind actually), and I'm working on making an animated TV come in from left/right to use as PIP wipes. As far as I remember it's possible to take a DVE in the switcher halfway and then pause it. If I'm mistaken let me know :) It's not done yet as I want to make 16:9 versions for each format too. But tomorrow it should be online if everything works out.

UPDATE: The TV Left DVE for switcher use is now available. Link

 

Photoshop template files
Monday - November 12, 2007 - 20:32
     

If someone wants to contribute DVE's I've made some template files for graphics and A/B images available on the tutorials page so there's consistency in how the DVE's are presented.

Link

 

Changes in DVE handling
Monday - November 12, 2007 - 2:53
     

Having just received a mail from John Perkins at Newtek, I will soon post the details in how to handle the new file structure for NTSC/PAL DVE's with 4:3 and 16:9 aspect. To sum it up you will see one DVE only.. The setup itself will select the individual DVE file that fits your project settings.

UPDATE: The information is now online under the Tutorials section.

 

NTSC version ready
Thursday - November 8, 2007 - 17:27
     

The Breaking Plate DVE is now also available as a NTSC version. As usual it's in the download section. Enjoy!

Link

 

My first LW 3D DVE effect
Wednesday - November 7, 2007 - 10:14
     

Finally I got around to test the DVE Development Kit from Newtek and my first 3D DVE effect can soon be found in the download section. It's called Breaking Plate and for now there's just a PAL version but I'll get the NTSC version done too. Please bear with me since this is my first effect :)

Comments for this one and suggestions for other effects are welcome, and my contact details are in the about section.

Enjoy!

 

Files are back!
Saturday - January 6, 2007 - 18:31
     

Apparently all my files went to DVE heaven in a server crash recently. I'm currently uploading them again from my local copy. Just ... takes ... a ... while! :)

 

Very quiet
Friday - April 7, 2006 - 14:45
     

Well, no updates for some time. Steve Newbert haven't sent the 2 DVE's to me yet so I'll try to contact him again.

And not much time to do my own DVE's as me and the girlfriend are very busy with our new house. But I hope that I can get something done soon. :)


 

Ron's Retro - Grasp updated
Friday - February 10, 2006 - 4:38
     

Got the WMV and JPEG files from Ron Philips for his Grasp DVE that was missing. So now you can see the preview image and video.

You can find this in the 'Ron's Retro' collection.

 

Making download simpler
Monday - February 6, 2006 - 14:16
     

I've compressed each set of Ron Philips' DVE's in one zip file each and have made them available as a DVE Set under each collection. That way you don't have to download each and every DVE individually. They'll be online in 30 minutes after this post. Remember the time on the news page is GMT+1 :)

I'll get Steve Newbert's DVE's compressed soon, just need a replacement file for two of the DVE's. Seems 2 ZIP-files are broken.

If anyone have the two following DVE's from Steve Newbert, please get in touch with me:

Bridegroom2 and Champaigne

Thanks for tuning in.

UPDATE:

Steve Newbert has written that he will get me a replacement for the 2 faulty DVE's. Thank you Steve!

 

New DVE's are here
Sunday - February 5, 2006 - 18:10
     

New DVE's are here: Ron Philips have contributed 63 DVE's here, and they have just been added to the download section. The DVE's are split up into 6 different sets as follows:

- Rob's Retro (32 DVE's)
- My VT[4]
(8 DVE's)
- ClubToaster
(14 DVE's)
- AmigaToaster
(2 DVE's)
- TTK
(1 DVE)
- KevinLude
(6 DVE's)

Enjoy the DVE's!

 

Upgraded hosting plan
Friday - December 9, 2005 - 7:10
     

Ok, to make sure I'm getting no problems with hosting and bandwidth, I've upgraded my webhosting so that I have 25 GB for this site and 750 GB bandwidth a month.

I'll also be working on a upload function or setup a public FTP account if someone are willing to send some DVE's this way for me to host. A thumbnail image of the DVE at 50% and a WMV of the DVE running would be nice to have since I don't have access to a VT after the 1st of January. And holidays are coming up so..

 

Back from the dead!
Wednesday - December 7, 2005 - 1:07
     

Well, someone asked me on the Newtek forum if I still had the DVE's. And I got them dug out and they're currently being uploaded. The files should be online in about 3-4 hours from now. I've now got the space for hosting them and hopefully also the bandwith (150 GB bandwidth available a month).

In less than a month I'll no longer have access to a VT4.5 workstation as I'm getting a new job. It's a pity but hopefully I'll be able to buy one myself later. It's been fun!

 

Toastersupport.com
Sunday - December 7, 2003 - 1:47
     

I have contacted Faraz Ahmed that runs www.toastersupport.com and am in the process of giving him access to all the DVE's I have here, so that you people can get them from him for now.

 

Previews working
Friday - December 5, 2003 - 20:26
     

The previews in the download section now works, and I have enabled download of the two DVE's that I've created. That should not create too much traffic for now.
I have also had a chat with a friend and it looks like there's a possibility that we can offer bandwidth with payment for a certain amount of traffic pretty cheap. When I know more I'll try to make a poll to see what you people think of it. But from the initial talk about this, it could be really cool. Just hold on, I'll be back! :)

 

New domain up
Saturday - November 1, 2003 - 9:40
     

Finally got the new domain up and running. Now the only thing missing is getting those pesky DVE's somewhere where they don't charge my liver for it.

 

It's alive!
Tuesday - October 28, 2003 - 6:02
     

It's alive! I'm sorry for the lack of updates, but I had a major computer crash and have finally convinced my PC to work again after some hardware upgrades. Lost 2 years of work before making a backup (stupid!) including the website materials, DVE CD Images and the DVE's.

So EVERYONE that have ordered the DVE's but haven't received them yet, please be a little more patient and I will get them out the door as quickly as I can. Again I'm sorry for the huge delay.

 

Downloads disabled
Thursday - July 17, 2003 - 6:15
     

I've temporarily disabled downloads until I can get them moved to a new webhotel since this interferes with the service we provide to some of our customers at my work.

 

Mucho traffic!
Wednesday - July 16, 2003 - 19:44
     

Finally our ISP figured out why the transfer speed was so slow.We had 71 GB's of traffic in July and they have lowered the transfer speed of the webhotel because of this. I will get a solution within the next 2 days (hopefully!). Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

PDF CD Cover added
Tuesday - July 15, 2003 - 20:16
     

Added a PDF of the cover for the DVD case I ship the DVE's in, if you want to have a look. :)

 

New DVE
Tuesday - July 15, 2003 - 3:28
     

Added a new DVE by John Florek: "5 point flare"

 

DVE's on CD
Tuesday - July 15, 2003 - 2:32
     

By request you can now get the DVE's on CD. Just go to the Donations page and the details are at the bottom of the page.

 

VTfx.com redirect
Sunday - July 13, 2003 - 4:11
     

www.vtfx.com is now redirecting to this page, but the website with the domain is not ready yet. And there's still problems with the download speed. I hope I get a solution to it this weekend.

 

New DVE's
Thursday - June 26, 2003 - 4:38
     

New DVE's online from Steve Newbert and one from me.

 

ISP Problems!
Thursday - June 26, 2003 - 4:38
     

Our ISP has problems with our webhotel. This makes it almost impossible to download right now. They're working on it and I hope they will have it resolved soon! Sorry for the inconvenience!

 

My first DVE
Wednesday - June 25, 2003 - 19:42
     

Have added the first DVE from me, in PAL and NTSC. More to come.

 

New DVE's
Wednesday - June 25, 2003 - 6:49
     

Rob's Retro Collection now online. No Previews yet.

 

DVE's in progress
Wednesday - June 25, 2003 - 1:38
     

W.I.P.: I'm doing some Soft Fade animated DVE's and will have both NTSC and PAL versions tickling in as I finish them.

Added the donation page if anyone should feel inclined to support me with the hosting. ;)

 

Added first DVE's
Monday - June 23, 2003 - 18:39
     

Added some of the promised DVE's to the download page. No previews yet, but I'll get them done.

 

Tutorial info added
Saturday - June 21, 2003 - 22:41
     

Added information by Ivan Van Dam to the DVE Rollovers & Icons tutorial

 

Added contact info
Saturday - June 21, 2003 - 21:12
     

Online contact information added to the 'About' page.

 

First tutorial online
Saturday - June 21, 2003 - 19:34
     

The first tutorial is now in place. Deals with DVE Rollovers and Icons. Thanks to Steve Bowie and Scott Bates.

 

Updated graphics
Saturday - June 21, 2003 - 18:40
     

The DVE placeholder images has been revised. VT-Vision galore :)