I was talking to someone about converting still images (jpg files) to DXV3 clips for playback in Resolume Arena.
I'm not sure if that has/will fix their playback performance issue, but there are a couple of issues to address in any case.
Replacing the media files for the Clips in the existing Composition is (going to be) a hassle. I came up with a basic workflow to save the Composition (as always) and close Resolume (or start a new Composition), move the original media files (eg into a subdirectory called "moved"), and reload the Composition. Use the "Reload" button on one of the Clips that is now missing its media, do the Media Manager relocation dance to replace the jpg sources with the new (DXV) mov files, and finally re-save the Composition.
Maybe there could be a way to make this process a little easier in the Resolume UI; a "Convert Image to DXV video" option, maybe.
Separate issue: generated MOV file size. For the process above, I pulled a JPEG image (4160x3120) that I'd taken with my phone's camera and converted it to a few different DXV files (with different settings in Alley). I was surprised that the output file was so large. I did some number bashing and estimated that a DXT1 texture for that frame size should be around 6MB, but the "Normal Quality, No Alpha" mov file is around 8MB. Something doesn't seem right... Poking around some more, it seems that the MOV video is 2 frames. Two! Why two? Does something go wrong in Resolume if the file has only one frame?
I couldn't see any information about this. Reviewed at least these three support articles
Video Conversion with Alley
Media properties from Media Tab (Advanced view)
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