Resolume Avenue 3.2 Released!

We're thrilled to release another Resolume update! Version 3.2 has many improvements, most noticeably Quartz Composer playback and a new version of the DXV Codec which now supports alpha channels.

Checkout the video below for a quick overview of what's new and hit the download.



Quartz Composer Playback
We want the PC and Mac version of Resolume to have the same features. But for Quartz Composer we made an exception. The possibilities of this (Mac only) technology are just too sexy to ignore. With Resolume 3.2 you can play and mix Quartz Compositions just like any other media. You can expose parameters in QC patches just like Flash parameters so you can tweak your composition while VJ-ing. This kind of control is so exciting for live visuals. Generative content is the future! Resolume installer includes demo patches made by Joris.

Improved Image Quality & Premultiplied Alpha
The image quality of the render engine has improved quite a bit. Most people will not really notice this, especially not when you output through TV-out to a mixer and then t the projector, but if you are working with pixel precise video or images you'll notice it. The engine also supports proper pre-multiplied alpha channel now so videos or PNG images with an alpha channel now render pixel perfect.

DXV Codec 2.0 with Alpha
Because the video engine can now render proper premultiplied alpha we have also added alpha channel support in the DXV Codec. Go punch a hole in your videos and give it a go. The codec is installed automatically when you install Resolume 3.2.

Feedback Fixed
Finally! Feedback is fixed for the PC. It was always working fine on Mac but on the PC it didn't even though the code was exactly the same. We have been pulling our hair out over this bug for so long, but it's all good now. Playing with feedback is extremely mesmerizing. Try it if you have never done it before, it could open a whole new world of possibilities.

Improved MIDI & Keyboard mapping on the layer transport controls
Many Resolume 2 users will enjoy this. You can now assign MIDI controllers to the speed of each layer. No matter what clip is playing in the layers, you can always adjst the speed. And direction and scratching if you like. To configure this enter the Application mapping, select Deck focus on the mapping panel and start mapping the layers.

Scaling Options
For all you 8bit style VJ's, you can now set the video engine to use "Nearest Neighbor" scaling instead of the default Trilinear. This will show the full pixel glory of your videos when you zoom in.

Send feedback & log file
On the Feedback tab in the Preferences you can now easily send us a message and include the Resolume log file. With this log file and your feedback we hope provide you with even better support and to fix bugs faster.

Unregister
On the Register tab you can now remove your serial from the computer with "Unregister". Do this before you reinstall the operating system or when you get a new computer.

Video Output Shortcuts
Press CTRL + SHIFT + 2 (CMD +SHIFT + 2 on the Mac) to instantly set the output fullscreen to the second display. Press CTRL + SHIFT + D (CMD +SHIFT + D on the Mac) to DDDDisable the output. Get it? D for Disable? ;-)

Cube Mixer
Cube mixer puts your videos on the sides of a cube and then turns the cube in a different direction every time you slide it up or down. It's a tad corny we had fun making it.

Fisheye
Bends the video like it's shot with a fisheye lens. Very popular in skate videos from the 90's. Don't know why it's called fisheye though, has anyone ever looked though the eyes of a fish to see what it looks like?

Wave Warp
This bespoke effect one is extremely versatile, totally unique, one of a kind, awesome, spectacular, fantastic ... and ... very hard to describe. It distorts the video with various oscillators. Just try it. It f*cks up your video in many beautiful ways. Excellent job Matias!

Edge Detection
Does even more than it advertises, it not only detects edges but also highlights them. Made by Matias.

Other Fixes
- [done] Load complete directory from filebrowser
- [done] Start interface maximized
- [fixed] Don't clear clip when camera is not connected (show a dummy)
- [fixed] Column trigger buttons disappear with many layers
- [fixed] Drag and Drop fails sometimes on clips or mask component
- [fixed] Masks can't be drag and dropped from the Finder or Explorer
- [fixed] Effect blending with Source plugins doesn't work properly
- [fixed] Blur effect glitches with some parameter values
- [fixed] 50 Add Blendmode too bright
- [fixed] Trails effect bugs because two parameters have the same name
- [fixed] Dodge mixer gives blue artifacts
- [fixed] Bendoscope effect renders black on older videocards
- [fixed] Beatsynced parameters can get non integral beats (ie: 2.5)
- [fixed] Layer transport controls do not work on an audio clip in a different deck
- [fixed] MIDI mapping component not always updated with midi learn
- [fixed] Endless dial on ReACT controller can only push parameter down
- [fixed] Random is much faster than forward and backwards on Flash text input field
- [fixed] Layer Preview stops when switching decks
- [fixed] Enable the menu also when the output window is active
- [fixed] Bpm synced parameters don't always see bounce
- [fixed] FFGL plugins return 1.0 as API version instead of 1.5
- [fixed] Dry wet pops on audio effects
- [fixed] Paused clip doesn't show in and outpoints correctly
- [fixed] Can't reset end looppoint back to the real end
- [fixed] Crossfader shortcuts are not saved in composition
- [fixed] Restore fullscreen when changing composition size
- [fixed] Mac Avenue menu the same as on Windows
- [fixed] Disable clip menu when empty clip selected
- [fixed] BPM drifts out of sync
- [fixed] Audio effects use less CPU
- [fixed] Can't resize interface bigger sometimes
- [fixed] When a mask is added to a clip with a different size it's distorted
- [fixed] Spontaneous audio delay in some rare cases
- [fixed] Crossfader - auto fade retriggers when presses again when finished
- [fixed] Incorrect length of some audio files
- [fixed] Avenue freezes on exit sometimes when disconnecting preview

And many more small fixes and improvements.

Posted by bart on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 10:50
whoohooo !!!!!!!!!
Thanks for this new version !! Commented by SystemD on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 12:12 :D

and you fixed the GUI - Finally it's possible to resize the layer panel! :D :D :D Commented by Rene on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 12:19 Yes!

At the moment I am shooting clips for and preparing a new AV-performance which is going to use alpha channels a lot and was just praying that DXV alpha support would be released before the performance takes place. I am really relieved now! :-) Commented by serik on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 12:35 sardine mackarel whale.. lol :mrgreen: Commented by yochee on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 13:26 hell yeah!! can't wait to try this one out! no fix off the crash of recording a large set? Commented by vjcodec on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 13:27 Improved MIDI & Keyboard mapping on the layer transport controls
Many Resolume 2 users will enjoy this. You can now assign MIDI controllers to the speed of each layer. No matter what clip is playing in the layers, you can always adjst the speed. And direction and scratching if you like. To configure this enter the Application mapping, select Deck focus on the mapping panel and start mapping the layers.


FUCK YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

Thanks guys! Commented by °_Trip_° on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 14:52 way to keep the updates coming....! making a great app even better... customer luv. Commented by dpiximaj on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 16:11 very nice fixes, yeahhhh!
I want to say thanks to Matias too. Commented by francoe on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 16:35 =( not working for me...
error message "not implemented" after choosing the install dir... i use windows 7 x64 and the 3.1.3 release works well. what can i do? Commented by dbiz on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 20:36 like! :D Commented by mmmelt on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 20:58 I'm going to give it a try at the weekend! Commented by deadlock on Tuesday April 13, 2010 at 22:09 Hello :)
Love to have back my Trails effect!
And so many improvements!!!!!!!!

But i'm having some problems with the DXV Codec 2.0.
I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 9, and i can't render loops with DXV Codec,
it gives me this message "an error ocured when converting with a codec"!
I know it works in other software, but thought it might be a useful information.
Tks!
Limão Commented by Limão on Thursday April 15, 2010 at 21:18
dbiz wrote:error message "not implemented" after choosing the install dir...


This is fixed, the 3.2 installer is now built with the latest version of Inno installer and installs resolume fine on w7. Thanks for reporting this! Commented by bart on Friday April 16, 2010 at 14:39 the new dxv-codec is fantastic.

thank you very much for the alpha-channel feature! Commented by VibemasterBert on Sunday April 18, 2010 at 17:46 no luck with avenue 3.2 demo version.
i have no output on the second screen
i can activate it but it is black.
3.1.3 version was ok.

any help appreciated

win xp pro
nvidia gforce 7600

regards
harald Commented by haraldrettich on Tuesday April 20, 2010 at 12:24 problem solved :)

after installing the latest nvidia driver Version 197.45
everything works.

regards
harald

sorry, should have done that earlier Commented by haraldrettich on Tuesday April 20, 2010 at 16:27 Res Ave 3.2 performed flawlessly last weekend for 3, 4-hour shows. no lockups, and that, on a virgin laptop: - (specs: sony vaio VPCZ1190X - Windows 7 Pro 64bit - 384GB (256GBx1 + 128GBx1) Solid State Drive with RAID 0 - intel core i7-620M - 4GB (4GBx1) DDR3-SDRAM-1066 - NVIDIAGeForce GT 330M GPU (1GB VRAM) )- (so much power from a 3lb 13inch notebook)

outputing 1280x720 to a 30 foot x 10 foot screen via 3, Highend DL3's

alpha DXV adds a whole new dimension to event media. the ability to create looks on the fly, that i would usually pre-produce adds an exciting new element.

i love how individual layer/clip parameters can allow me to stretch content to "correct" aspect ratio squish for logos and content that isn't formated for a superwide projection.... it's the little things...

With Alpha codec and higher quality png, Resolume is becoming the equivalent of a hardware-controlled, LIVE, After Effects app.... the potential is staggering.

kudos on a great release! Commented by digital:snot on Thursday April 22, 2010 at 22:35
digital:snot wrote:alpha DXV adds a whole new dimension to event media. the ability to create looks on the fly, that i would usually pre-produce adds an exciting new element.

i love how individual layer/clip parameters can allow me to stretch content to "correct" aspect ratio squish for logos and content that isn't formated for a superwide projection.... it's the little things...

With Alpha codec and higher quality png, Resolume is becoming the equivalent of a hardware-controlled, LIVE, After Effects app.... the potential is staggering.


yeah, but we still miss the ability of scale the individual clips in a masked layer
(new update, same pipeline).
png masks are usseless if you previously need to create scaled content to fits in it.
Render an alpha dvx video is better, but have the same cons that renders a clip and apply a keyer.
You can't create the mask on the fly. Commented by francoe on Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 12:14 We are planning to add more flexibility on how the masks are applied. But there is just so many things we can do at a time. With the 3.2.0 release we focused a lot on image quality and ironing out the most persistent bugs and thus improving stability.
For masking we would like to enable the user in the future wether the mask is pre or post compositing and effects. This way a mask can be applied after the clip is scaled, rotated etc or before.
Would that be sufficient in your opinion, or do you have another suggestion? Commented by edwin on Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 16:41 ===
wOw, lots of new effects and new programmed presets, how nice :)
effect "snow", cute - early xmas orders ? ha ;)

(just testing visuals now, so far so good, ouaissss!)
=== Commented by juLiE on Thursday April 29, 2010 at 01:35
edwin wrote:For masking we would like to enable the user in the future wether the mask is pre or post compositing and effects. This way a mask can be applied after the clip is scaled, rotated etc or before.
Would that be sufficient in your opinion, or do you have another suggestion?

yes this looks good! but not only the masks, also the layer effects don't get procecced after the clip effects...
would be also nice to enable this on the layer effects too, so you have all possibilities for working ;) Commented by HerrNieDa on Monday May 3, 2010 at 04:55

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