VDMX is an easy to use, very useful OS X app that will mix video files tuned for real-time performance of audio visual material.
VDMX5 was created with video performance in mind. Built around a robust data processing architecture it was designed to be used with whatever hardware- or software- you've got available.
No two projects are the same; big or small, VDMX scales to meet the needs of the job instead of the other way around, seamlessly integrating to work alongside your other favorite performance applications as needed.
Here are some key features of "VDMX 5":
Rendering and Output:
· Work with any number of layers at a time
· Perspective warp correction for projection onto angled surfaces
· Display your final output fullscreen across one or more monitors
· Multi-threaded rendering for enhanced performance on multicore Macs
· Support for multiple graphics cards
· Record any video stream directly to disk as a Quicktime movie
· Output individual video layers to other applications via Syphon
Mixing and Composition:
· Per layer blend mode, crop, and opacity controls
· Ability to group layers for applying compound effects
· Support for alpha channels
· Comes with over 20 blend modes and transition styles
· Create custom blend modes and transitions with Quartz Composer
· Support for CoreImage, Quartz Composer, FreeFrame, FreeFrameGL plugin formats
· Preview layers before or after effects are applied
· Quickly save and restore effects presets
· Geometry adjustment and rotation
· Color adjustment, blurs, sharpen
· Chroma and luminosity keying filters for creating layer masks
· Includes dozens of stylize, tiling, and distortion effects
· Create custom categories for organizing effects
Connectivity and Automation:
· Connect to any standard MIDI and OSC enabled controller
· Functions as both media server and lighting console with support for sending and receiving DMX universes over ArtNet
· Access to virtually every playback option including triggering media files and restoring presets
· Send and receive MIDI and OSC between computers, iOS devices, tablets, and local applications
· Automate controls using audio analysis, oscillators, bezier paths, and other data sources
· Create custom data-source plugins with Quartz Composer
· Adjust movie parameters such as rate, volume, loop-mode and time
· Access to published parameters of Quartz Composer, CoreImage, Flash, and FreeFrame plugins
· Render and animate text files with included or custom made styles
· Specify resolution and frame rate of generator plugins
· Receive video from other applications via Syphon and “Window Grabber” sources
· Work with any number of live cameras and capture cards
Supported Media Types:
· QuickTime Movies
· Quartz Composer Patches
· Live cameras and capture cards
· CoreImage Generators
· FreeFrame and FreeFrameGL
· NVIDIA or ATI Graphics Card
· 4+ GB of RAM
· The saving presets feature is disabled in the demo version.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Native support for blackmagic inputs- this means blackmagic devices will run faster, have fewer problems, and have more input video modes available.
· Blackmagic devices have their own category under the "Vid In" tab of the workspace inspector (they aren't listed with quicktime inputs).
· Native support for blackmagic outputs via the "BlackMagic Output" plugin.
· Added min, max, and source atop GLSL composition modes
· The FPS field is back in layer sources, to accompany the new rendering preference. a FPS of 0 means "render every frame". FPS is a file attribute- it can be set in the layer source controls, or via the file inspector. the "file" preferences let you specify a default FPS to apply to files as they get imported.
· Fixed a bug where vdmx wasn't outputting hap frames via syphon
· Added a new rendering preference: "Apply FX to duplicate frames?", which is disabled by default. if this option is enabled, vdmx will render FX on layers for every frame of output, even if the layer doesn't ha...