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Resolume Arena brings you all the VJ goodness of Avenue but with extra fruit in the mix for the professional such as Screen Warping and Mapping.
Arena has all the features of Avenue plus features you'd expect from a media server, soft edging, screen warping, DMX input and SMPTE timecode input.
SCREEN WARPING & VIDEO MAPPING
In the advanced output window you can now create as many slices from your composition and position and transform them to your liking. This is perfect for projection mapping on many surfaces. Your surfaces do not have to be rectangular anymore either, you can warp your video onto curved screens with the advanced bezier transformations.
With soft edging you can seamlessly project 1 widescreen image with 2 or more projectors. It can even wrap around the composition for 360 degrees seamless projection.
Resolume plays all your interactive Quartz Composition and Flash animations including AS2 and AS3 scripting. Use it to display text input from Resolume and with parameters you can gain even more control over your animations and tweak your content while VJ-ing. Watch the Resolume & Flash Video. Watch the Quartz Composer Video. If you’re feeling really adventurous your can even code your own generative content in openGL by compiling FFGL source plugins.
Resolume supports both VST audio effects and FreeFrameGL (FFGL) video effects. Use them separately or combine them to create exciting new audiovisual effects. You can use as many effects as you like on clips, layers, the entire composition and even as adjustment layers. Watch the Resolume 3 Effects Video
3D OPENGL ACCELERATED COMPOSITING
Freely position, scale and rotate your clips and layers or even the entire composition. The entire video engine is running on the video card’s GPU so you can use alpha channels and masks and get the fastest performance and best image quality possible.
GLOBAL BPM TEMPO
Everything can be linked to the global (Beats Per Minute) tempo to create a fully synchronized audiovisual performance. Automatically pitch the audio and video and synchronize parameter automation. Use the beat snap function to trigger clips in sync with the beat.
MIDI & OSC
Use MIDI from any device or software to control the entire interface. Send MIDI out so your MIDI device will light up pretty buttons or even move motorized faders. Want more precision & flexibility? Resolume can receive OSC (Open Sound Control) messages too! OSC enables you to control resolume from an iPad or iPhone using TouchOSC.
With the Auto Pilot you can play all clips in a layer sequentially or in random order. You’ll find this on the Layer Properties panel and in the clip menu.
When you’re triggering clips in version 3 it always makes a hard cut between the clips. With the clip transitions in version 4 you can automatically fade between clips. It’s super nice and easy to use, just set the transition time with the slider on the layer and optionally choose what blend mode or transition you want to use with the dropdownlistbox. This can make your style a lot smoooother.
With Effect Clips you can work with effects like you can with normal clips. This means you can trigger them with the keyboard or midi controller. Sequence with the Auto Pilot and automatically cross-fade with the Clip Transitions. This is a whole new way of working with effects and we love it.
If you have moved the media files on your hard drive or even moved the composition and files to a different computer you can now easily point Resolume to the new location of the files and it will fix your composition and decks.
NATIVE BLACK MAGIC CAPTURE SUPPORT
All Blackmagic Design capture cards are supported right out of the box. All DeckLink, Intensity and UltraStudio capture devices work great as input devices for Resolume on Mac OS X and Windows. (* Please note: the BlackMagic Video Recorder H264 dongle and video output are not supported)
Resolume can do audio FFT analysis to make any parameter bounce to the music. Animate the size, rotation or position of a clip or make effects dance to the beat.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows 7 or XP: ATI Radeon 9600 or better. NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 or better. 2GB RAM. Mac OSX 10.4.9 or later. Intel processor. Quartz Extreme graphics card (Resolume is not compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors). 2GB RAM.
Resolume's own DXV QuickTime video codec is the fastest codec available for Resolume. It let's you work effortlessly with a lot of layers and high resolution video. Because it does all the playback on the videocard's GPU it's faster than any other codec available.