Resolume 7.3.2 Maintenance Release

No snazzy new features (yet) but bug fixes as far as my eyes can see.

Fix List
#10410 Crash renaming slice or lumiverse in Advanced output
#14401 Crash trying to draw new font
#14768 Crash trying to convert with start marker moved from 0
#14782 Crash showing file in explorer from other deck
#14788 Crash clicking on register offline with language set to Chinese
#14801 Crash loading GB18030 bitmap font in text animator
#14802 Crash playing AV file with wrong duration set in AVPacket
#14835 App fullscreen resize freezes Arena on Big Sur
#14750 BMD ATEM mini not working on OSX Big Sur
#14687 Transparency lost from camera capture, like Nvidia broadcast
#14793 OBS camera clip doesn't update texture
#14819 NDI clips don't get a server selected dropping them to your composition
#14823 Update NDI libs in installers
#10289 Audio Cracks when Starting and Stopping an Audio File
#11536 Some gifs don't play till the end
#13574 Identify display shows a different number than the output menu and ASS
#14445 Notify user when saving composition fails - Windows Controlled folder access
#14625 Play next clip breaks on clips which need to be relocated
#14652 Moving decks the deck list flashes positions
#14664 Setting Shortcut to Toggle, max value is kept from Value mode, slider shows wrong position
#14668 "No output device" selection resets to first in the list when audio device is added or removed
#14744 AV renders with files with different length audio and video streams get aborted
#14761 This composition has font-baseline wrong with 'Character'-animation
#14917 Text block line width is not breaking lines any more
#14767 Redo duplicate layer group column seems to break with two groups
#14825 Re-doing group column duplicate breaks if you undo too far
#14838 Relative play mode jumps to wrong position
#14843 Opening pre 7.3 compositions from the Composition panel, effects are not loaded
#14846 Recording with no empty column in layer 1 causes crash
#14857 AV recording only gets a 35 minutes long audio track
#14931 Prores 4444 XQ with alpha plays incorrect
#14374 Prores renders and recordings are not recognized properly by Adobe

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Resolume 7.3.1 Toggle Clips, Optional NDI PTZ

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New Clip Trigger Style: Toggle
With the Toggle Clip Trigger Style you can click on a clip to start it, click it again to stop instead of the default restart. Click, start, click, stop. Start. Stop. Start Stop. Start. Stop!
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NDI PTZ Optional Options
The Pan, Tilt & Zoom options on NDI cameras are now optional so you can control PTZ externally and Arena will not apply the PTZ when you do not want it.
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#14797 This Deck, and This layer shortcuts disappear after some time, switching decks, or adding layers
#14800 Shortcut mapping group columns selects multiple columns

#14778 Acuarela effect can not be found in composition
#14790 Acuarela destroys alpha channel
#14779 Text renderers render lines with an offset, sizing text moves vertical line center
#14783 Can't shortcut map crossfader
#14785 Cue point set button shortcuts no worky

Fix List
#14374 Prores renders are not recognized properly by Adobe
#14414 Infinite Zoom effect needs a reset button
#14430 This Clip shortcuts show like they are not assigned any more after adding layers, weirdly they still work
#14494 Speed(multiplier) slider of transport can be changed with scroll wheel when mouse is over
#14499 Soft edge parameters should hide when soft edge is off
#14566 Keyboard shortcut in Value mode sets param both on key down and key up
#14624 "This..." Midi shortcuts break after a few triggers in 7.3.1
#14717 Crash loading composition with envelope end point moved from range end
#14730 Crash changing layer/column/clip color via top layer menu
#14731 Crash setting mask effect Image parameter to Timeline
#14733 Crash when dragging envelope end keyframe

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Resolume 7.3.0 Released! Start settings for parameter animation, new effects & generators

Version 7.3.0 has start options for parameter animations. You can now determine when a parameter animation starts and re-triggers as well as playing BPM parameter animations out of the global BPM phase. 7.3.0 also contains two new generators; Abstract Field and Tunnelines. A picture in picture mixer (PiP). Two new effects; Acuarela and Tilt Shift. And of course, as usual, a lot of small bug fixes.

Parameter Start Settings
When you set a parameter to animate on a Timeline or BPM Sync you now have some extra options to determine when exactly it is started and re-triggered. What this does exactly is hard to describe in words, but we tried anyway here. It's best shown by example so checkout the video that explains it all.

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Upgraded FFGL to v2.2
With FFGL version 2.2 developers can more easily debug their plugins and group parameters together. All details are on our GitHub repo.

Backwards Compatibility
Compositions saved in version 7.3.0 are not fully backwards compatible with older versions like 7.2.1 This is not usually a problem but you should be aware of this when for instance sharing a composition with others. Once saved in 7.3.0 you should always open in 7.3.0 (or higher).

New Effects & Generators
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Resolume 7.2.1 Maintenance Release

We're very happy to hear you all really like the new clip renderer and recording improvements that we released a couple of weeks ago in version 7.2. Today we're releasing version 7.2.1 that has redesigned dialog windows and fixes a bunch of bugs.

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Fix List
#13737 Clip with ProRes 4444 + alpha reverts alpha type setting
#13739 This ProRes clip with alpha displays differently on mac and windows with premultiplied alpha
#14165 Playing h264 in random can crash
#13824 Position field on Clip playhead doesn't show selecting paused clip again
#13920 Scaling / sampling in the Advanced output lets pixels bleed
#14001 Slice transform in mask mode lags a lot after ASS changes
#14098 Long fixture names overlap a lot in Advanced output
#14005 Crash waking the machine from sleep with NDI clip loaded
#14184 renaming Fixture parameter to same name as another one, renaming it again changes different channel name
#14198 Crash clearing capture clips
#14346 7.2.0 can hang with advanced output open on windows
#14020 Moving group below itself, layer order can change in group
#14349 Can't move group below a layer below
#13478 Alpha channel support for HD-SDI outputs with BMD capture cards
#14354 Multiple inputs on AJA Kona 4 show glitchy
#14361 DataPath boards not loading
#14362 Popups & menus getting stuck sometimes
#14355 Alley, Crash trying to convert with an unsupported file in the list
#14378 Rendering a paused clip, the render gets the first clip frame instead the one at the paused position

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Resolume 7.2.0 Released! Clip Renderer, Recording & Conversion Improvements, 2 New Effects

With version 7.2 we're making Resolume a bit more useful for content production rather than live performances because ... well you know why. So you can now render clips to file with Resolume. Record straight to DXV or ProRes. And Alley can now convert to ProRes and Motion JPEG. ProRes video playback is also much improved. There are 2 news effects: Pixel Blur and Bloom. And the interface text is now rendered with the Noto Sans font.

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Clip Renderer
To make Resolume a bit more useful in your studio for creating content rather than live shows you can now render your clips to disk! Go crazy with sources, shapes, text, add as many effects you like and when you are happy with the result you can render it to a file and share it anywhere you like. Check it out. You'll find it in the Clip menu: Render to File. Read all the instructions in the Clip Renderer support article.

Recording Improvements
You can now record straight to DXV 3 or ProRes and it will record at the frame rate set for the composition. All versions of DXV 3 and ProRes are supported so this means you can now preserve alpha in your recordings when you use DXV 3 Normal or High Quality with Alpha or ProRes4444. You'll find these settings in the new Recording tab of the Preferences and we updated the Recording support article with instructions.

ProRes & Motion JPEG Conversion in Alley
Alley can now not only convert to the DXV 3 codec but thanks to a licensing deal with Apple, Alley can now also render to all flavours of ProRes on both macOS and Windows. And we also added good old Motion JPEG conversion.

Improved ProRes Playback
Playback of ProRes encoded video files is now much much faster so you can actually VJ in pristine image quality using ProRes.

New Effects: Pixel Blur & Bloom
The standard Blur effect in Resolume is built for speed but to do this it needs to sacrifice some image quality. Most of the time it's good enough but sometimes you just want a pixel precise blur just like you have in Photoshop. Resolume now has a picture perfect blur and it's called Pixel Blur. Check it out, it's gorgeous but not as fast and the standard Blur so choose your weapons wisely.

To make a Bloom effect you need a pixel perfect blur and lo and behold, we have this now so we also created a Bloom effect, just because we can. No not just because we can but because it makes your footage look all nice and glowy on the outside, and that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

NDI Updated to version 4.5
NDI inside Resolume is updated to the latest version and we managed to fix a few minor bugs so streaming with NDI to OBS should be running nice and smooth.

New Interface Font - Noto Sans
Noto Sans is now used in the Resolume interface. This font supports more characters and has a more consistent look on Chinese and Japanese. The Noto Sans font is also included in the installer so we're not dependent on what macOS or Windows ship with their operating systems anymore. Noto Sans is an open source font made by Google. Thank you Google, we love you, we hate you, we need you.

Hotfix July 8th
#14047 Crash on startup after clean Nvidia driver install

Fix List
#14108 Groups are lost opening a composition with groups
#14188 External effects set to default preset show "Missing" blend mode
#13977 Menus behave weird with touchscreen
#14030 Denon tracks sometimes are not connected on startup, or when connection to the player is lost
#14033 Denon clips in new deck can get laggy and cause crash
#14045 Crash moving external effect opacity fader on composition before transform with no clips playing
#14061 AV clip in BPM sync flashes random frame hitting resync
#14062 A(V) BPM Synced clip set to "bpm" instead of "beats" mode does not resync and pause.
#14086 Timeline animation doesn't restart on audio parameters
#14104 Param on random, Speed = 0 used to jump around, doesn't jump any more
#14109 Lumiverse output target IP is lost importing ASS preset from Windows v6 to v7
#14110 Assigning additional parameters to dashboard changes dashboard position
#14124 Memory leak with playing clips, switching decks
#14178 Dropdown style multi option selector shortcuts have empty mode on creation
#13887 NDI with 0% alpha between windows machines has artifacts
#14035 NDI naming double space (you might need to reconnect your NDI stream)
#13783 AJA Kona HDMI no worky

Select "Check for Updates.." in the Avenue or Arena menu and it will self-update. Or just go to the downloads page.

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Resolume 7.1.2 Released: Improved Gradient & Clip Transitions

Resolume 7.1.2 fixes a few bugs and crashes but also has a much improved Gradient that can now take a palette of multiple colours. You can now link layer parameters to the clip transition phase which allows you to make custom clip transitions from effects. Checkout the two videos we made for this release.

Improved Gradient

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Clip Transition Phase
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Resolume 7.1.1 & 6.1.5: Bug Fixes, Alley Trim, New & Improved Blends & Transitions, New Denon DJ Hardware

Fixes Fixes Fixes
Here you go, Resolume version 7.1.1. This version took a while and was a lot of work but it has a fix-list longer than The Return of the King's end credits. Including a long standing crash that happened on NVIDIA videocards after running Resolume for a few hours. Unfortunately we had to remove the GPU meter from the statusbar for now, we hope to bring that back in a future update. At least the crash is fixed. We're confident that this release will solve the last stability issues in version 7 that some of you have been experiencing.

New & Improved Blends & Transitions
New in this release are Dissolve, Exclusion and Overlay blend modes and there are a few new "50" blends like 50 Dodge and 50 Burn. Subtract, Difference and Difference I (inverse) have been improved and now look exactly the same as in Photoshop.
You can now use any blend as a transition between clips and it will always fade smoothly from clip A to clip B. No more unexpected results when a clip contains alpha.

Alley Trim
You can now trim a video with Alley! Set the in and out points on the timeline of a video, convert, done, your video is now trimmed.

New Denon DJ Hardware
Denon DJ has just released a boatload of new hardware and version 7.1.1 ensures all that hardware and new firmware plays nice with Arena.

Avenue & Arena 6.1.5
Since many of you are still using v6 we decided to release one more update. This version fixes a crash with the Shaper effect on macOS Catalina. NDI output is now compatible with version 7 (and other applications) by fixing the alpha channel and the latest version of Alley is now included in the installers.

Avenue & Arena 7.1.1 Fix List
#13620 Running resolume for long, FPS drops and content starts to flicker, Resolume crashes in the nvidia drivers
#13668 Crash on startup with 4G usb device
#12130 Crash with Denon StagelinQ, loading a track that has not been analysed yet
#12512 Renaming deck to empty name, makes other deck disappear from list
#13477 ConnectSpecificColumn via DMX, doesn't select some columns
#13494 Connecting APC 40, changes Default shortcut velocity for new shortcuts
#13517 Toggling dropdown items with multiple midi shortcuts is no worky
#13521 Default clip play mode is not applied properly, clips revert to loop, from start on composition reload
#13542 Random BPM Distance should be a whole number when controlled via MIDI/OSC/DMX
#13577 Selection of Polygon Points, Input and Output Mask Points, are not restored on Undo/Redo
#13641 Play once and hold default is not respected importing new clips
#13658 Effect Dashboard Links stay Linked to Layer object after Moving effect to Clip
#13766 Dashboard Link positions not saved properly in Effect Preset
#13807 Undoing effect remove doesn't re-set Dashboard dial
#13665 Multiple MIDI shortcuts not working like multiple keyboard shortcuts
#13669 AV clip BPM transport BPM Sync is lost on composition reload
#13670 Notice new network interfaces in DMX preferences
#13674 Polygon slice drawing hint displays question marks in Chinese and Japanese
#13678 Text animator flashing
#13682 Renaming layer or column , leaving # to have the index, # gets replaced by the index integer
#13683 Mjpeg 60fps avi hangs Resolume on windows
#13688 Luma key blend mode's Smoothness Param is not saved properly
#13693 Clip Random Distance can lose the setting
#13704 Some mp4's converts to DXV with a weird frame rate
#13721 Crash adding effect from preview to clip or layer
#13736 Crash switching from an output with delay to another output
#13754 Midi output velocity settings are not visible for shortcut, when a mode change enables them
#13761 Can't change FPS setting for image sequence in Alley
#13795 Relocate button in clip panel no worky
#13814 OSC Operator arguments not working
#13587 Denon gets choppy after running for hours
#13855 Envelopes inside Radial/Liniar Cloner do not restart when clips are triggered.
#13701 Envelope preset gets wrong preview after changing it's name
#13825 B&W Layer blend, doesn't make layer B&W with Alpha below
#13571 Option to disable open composition confirm dialog via the command line

Alley 2.1.7 Fix List
#13546 Alley Conversion "DXV Normal Quality No Alpha" Preset not listed in the Manage Presets window
#13576 Alley: Remember last download folder
#13584 Alley extracts Larger than 4GB files corrupted
#13718 Alley custom sizes reset when you try to delete the values to add your own

Select "Check for Updates.." in the Avenue or Arena menu and it will self-update. Or just head over to the downloads to get your download on.

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