See the following post. With the ability described there, you could "ignore" the background layer in all the columns except the ones that you explicitly want to change the background (or any other layer) in.
You could even arrange it so you have cues to clear to:
- Clear the background (but leave everything else the way it was)
- Change the background (but leave everything else the way it was)
- Clear to only background (like having only the background media in a column in current version of Millumin)
It is not worth the development effort to create an entire new code base for Windows. The Mac application has too many missing items. Making a windows version would result in two half-baked products.
While I understand there are most graphics performance / output possibilities on the Windows platform, with external graphics card support over ThunderBolt 3 set to be officially supported by Apple in the fall, many of the hardware limitations will be lifted.
For example, you will be able to stick a W9100 in a TB3 enclosure and get 6x MiniDP 1.2 (4K@60) outputs.
This would be excellent to have right on each output. Currently, the only way I can do this is via using Syphon and re-entering the output either into the same workspace or a second Millumin instance and applying warping to the layer.
While this approach works, the complexity is much higher than if it were right on each output. Worst of all, going through Syphon greatly increases the video latency.
Alt-space will bring you back one cue on the dashboard
This could also be compared to Aux Timelines in WATCHOUT
I find Millinum superior to WATCHOUT from a user experience perspective. I'd really like to see the ability to to scale Millinum to support more outputs in the way WATCHOUT allows content to span across multiple machines and would be willing to pay a significant premium to make that possible.