This may come as a surprise to you. Usually it takes us 3 or 4 years to release a new major version. Now it's only been a little under 2 years since we announced Resolume 6. The reason for this change of pace is we have big changes and even bigger plans. We think you'll like them so read on for all the juicy deets.
When someone asked us why there is no undo in Resolume we usually said something like “Resolume is a live instrument! There is no undo on a piano either!?” or we joked “Resolume is about doing, not undoing”. We do not have to hide behind these jokes anymore. We did it, Resolume now has undo & redo.
When an application is not built from scratch with an undo system then implementing it at a later stage, when it has hundreds of thousands of lines of code is a lot of tedious, error prone and boring work. This is why we delayed implementing undo for a long time. We just focussed on fun and exciting features. Meanwhile, our problem only became bigger and bigger, with every new line of code we wrote.
We realised that we had to rip of this band-aid hard and quickly or it would haunt us for ever. The longer we waited, the bigger our problem would become. So we sat down, put on our headphones, enabled crunch mode and did it. We modified thousands of lines of code, broke the whole system to add two very unsexy but very important keyboard shortcuts: CTRL + Z & CTRL + SHIFT + Z. UNDO & REDO.
So now you have a little guardian angel watching over your shoulder. Made a mistake? Just hit undo and you're back to where you were. Removed a deck instead of renamed it? CTRL + Z and all your clips are back.
Undo is also a great design tool. Feel free to experiment with the look of your clips, apply effects, change the colors and if you do not like what you see you can always just go back with undo.
Resolume is still very much about doing, but now your doing does not have to be disastrous anymore. You can undo your way back to safety. If we were to redo this (pun intended) from scratch we would have done it a lot earlier. So if we’re ever going to release a new app, we’ll make sure it has undo from the very beginning. Promised.
A New License Model
We never want to do major releases any more, they’re painful. We want to innovate faster. Days before the release of version 5 we felt bad it “only” had improvements to the Advanced Output. The release of version 6 was production hell because it contained too many new features. When we’re releasing a new major version we always feel uncertain if it’s good enough. Does it contain enough new features that would get you all excited? Does all of that new stuff actually work? Did we test everything enough? A lot of things need to come together for a major release. It’s a lot of work and we’re a small team so we always drop the ball one way or the other.
With a major version we need to save up on new features. Which means we build something and then we can not immediately release it because we have to wait for all the other features to be done, to make sure the major release is worth the upgrade price. This means we often have exciting new stuff that will improve your VJ-ing, but it has to sit on our virtual shelves for months, over a year sometimes. We want to work in smaller, more manageable iterations. Bring you updates and respond to the changing live visuals market quicker.
We’re changing our license model so we can innovate faster and release new or improved features more often. We will no longer charge an upgrade fee to a major version anymore. Instead, now when you buy Resolume 7, you’ll get a full year of updates, bug fixes, new features, improvements, everything and all of it. When your 12 months of free updates are over you can simply renew your license if you want to continue using the latest & greatest versions. Or you can wait, your latest eligible version will always work.
This is not a subscription
You do not have to continue paying just to use Resolume, you can use it forever. You do not have to renew your license every year, the last update before your license expires will be yours forever.
So from now on we’ll be working in smaller iterations so we can make sure a new feature is fully tested, documented, translated & ready for release. This way you’ll get to see less bugs & more new features.
USB License Dongle Option
With the Resolume USB Dongle you have a very flexible way to manage your Resolume Avenue 7 and Arena 7 license. Register your dongle once and then insert it into any computer you like, start Resolume and it's registered. A dongle does not require online verification after registration, so it's perfect for use on computers that are kept offline. Available in the shop for 79 Euro.
Of course, the dongle is optional. You can still use the online registration system if you prefer.
Color Eye Dropper
Pick a color from anywhere on your screen and apply it in your composition.
Multiple MIDI Devices
What's better than an APC40? Two APC40's!
Connecting multiple MIDI devices was always possible but their MIDI signals would get mixed. Resolume can now distinguish MIDI coming from different devices making them work nicely together almost magically.
Improved Random Playback
Random playback was always a bit too ... well ... random. But you now have a lot more control over random playback. You determine how often it will jump to a new random position and how far it is allowed to jump.
Color Palette Animation
Pink Green Pink Green Pink Green Pink Green
Animate your favorite colors in a color palette.
You can now determine how often a clip should loop before advancing to the next.
MetaBalls, Sine Wave, Spiral
They say it's more sustainable to buy local produce. So we worked together with The Hague based artist Darien Brito to create a few versatile generators so you can create even more visuals right within Resolume.
Improved Media Manager
Clip reconnecting in the Media Manager is simplified to make it faster and more robust.
FFGL 2.0 Plugins
The FFGL plugin standard is updated to version 2.0. Plugins can now receive Audio FFT input to create audio visualizers. Parameters can be spinners or drop-downs. Parameter ranges can be customised and are not limited to always 0.0 - 1.0 anymore. The documentation & examples are also improved on the GitHub repository.
FFGL 2.0 now requires OpenGL 4.1 so plugins that work in version 6 will not work in version 7, those plugins will need to be updated by the developer who created them.
Native ProRes Playback
Resolume can now play ProRes video on both macOS & Windows. Alley 2.1.0 can convert ProRes to DXV.
Upgrade Arena for 1 computer to version 7 is 219 Euro. (upgrade to version 6 was 319 Euro)
Upgrade Avenue for 1 computer to version 7 is 79 Euro. (upgrade to version 6 was 119)
Log in to your account to purchase your appropriate upgrade.
Version 7 is the last major version upgrade you'll ever be able to buy from us, from version 7 on you can (optionally) renew your license every year.
Arena 12 Months License Renewal is 219 Euro.
Avenue 12 Months License Renewal is 79 Euro.
If you have purchased a Resolume 6 license in the past 30 days we’ll be happy to upgrade you for free. Please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hit the downloads page to download Avenue and Arena 7 now. Take it for a spin and kick its tires. Let us know your feedback on the forum. Comment »
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- * Resolume Avenue and Arena 7 Available Now!!!
- * Resolume 6.1.3: The Enchanted Princess
- * Footage Releases by Dumb Robot, Chromosoom and Artificially Awake
- * Free Resolume 6 Video Training!
- * Orbit & Resolume at the Singapore Night Festival, 2018
- * New Footage Releases by Julius Horsthuis, Ican Agoesdjam and Catmac
- * In Pursuit of Secret Mapping Experiment
5 * 6 * Ableton * ableton live * Adobe * Aerosmith * aliens * apparel * April * arena * Armin van Buuren * artist * artnet * AV * av * Beeple * behind the scenes * Behind the scenes * Benchmark * boompje * bugs * chaser * Club3d * coachella * comix * conspiracy * Content * controller * D-Fuser * Dan Wise * datapath * Denon DJ * dmx * doc optic * DXV * e2 * Eyesupply * ffgl * FFGL * Flash * Flying Lotus * free * freeframe * FreeFrame * gabe damast * ghostdad * gpu * illenium * installation * Interactive * interactive * interview * Jobs * kbk visuals * laser * led * Leonardo * light festival * lights * madeon * manoeuvre * manuel rodrigues * marino cecada * Max Cooper * max for live * Max for Live * midi * mnvr * multiscreen * nature * Neal Coghlan * nicky romero * noisia * openFrameworks * OSC * patterns * pixelmap * plugins * porter robinson * Processing * projection mapping * Projection Mapping * Quartz Composer * realtime * rebel overlay * review * Ricardo Arjona * richard de souza * rick jacobs * rigging * rjb visuals * rock * roy gerritsen * samson * sandy meidinger * sculpture * secret * showjockey * SMPTE * Spout * stage design * StageLinQ * storm festival * strip * sync * Syphon * Tagtool * Total Unicorn * TouchOSC * touring * training * true colors * tutorial * TV-One * ultra * unity * update * Update * upgrade * v-squared * vello virkhaus * Vezer * video * vvvv * workshop * zedd
The 6.1.3 update has enchantment galore. We worked on stability and ease of use, but above all, we used our magic powers to make Resolume more beautiful, more elegant and more enchanting. She now feels like the princess she deserves to be, and we're sure you will too.
Blackmagic devices are the princesses of video. So much so, that after dancing at the ball for more than 24 hours, the output would freeze and need to be reset. We now make sure that Cinderella doesn't turn into a pumpkin and is home in time to do her chores.
Out of the Dark (Into the Light)
Alley would start up with a completely black interface on laptops with both an integrated and dedicated GPU, unless you explicitly told it to use the dedicated GPU. Not a showstopper, but definitely annoying, so we now set the GPU for you.
Radial and Linear Cloner effects
These were two very popular plugins by Hive8 back in the Resolume 5 days and a lot of you were requesting 64 bit updates for Resolume 6. So we took their basic premise, very literally added our own twist and made them native Resolume effects. Thanks very much to Anton Hive8 for letting us use his idea and to STV in Motion for the moral support and preset making.
Just like the manual, the Resolume GUI and Help are now also available in Japanese. すごい!
Now go fit your glass slipper on that download or check the full fix list below.
10508 Possible crash crash resizing GUI
11066 Load capture sources with a sensible resolution
11334 Launching selected clips with Enter works only once
11970 Alley UI is black on some laptops
12021 WMV files rendered semi transparent in Alley
12054 Text animator Rotation is displayed as radians
12059 NDI output is black when composition is bypassed
12068 Crash when opening Avermedia cn311-h capture source
12083 Update to NDI 3.8
12109 28.77 FPS DXV2 file shows and plays as 6000FPS
12111 Avi with RAW UYVY codec plays in Alley with a wrong duration
12127 Text animator doesn't show whitespace at start of a line
12139 Fit/Fill/Stretch is not part of preset in Alley
12147 Shift RGB no worky when animated in Zoom mode
12153 Alley crashes when Startup Screen is visible and nudge shortcuts are used
12168 Radial and Linear Cloner effects
12186 Crash selecting audio input device, when the previous device had more channels
12251 Japanese GUI & Help Translation
12331 Transform Position Y Start Stop range doesn't follow composition size
12374 Decklink outputs freeze after 24 hours
12376 Crash in Advanced Screen setup doing undo-redo Comment »
Today, we release Resolume 6.1.2 into the wild. It wasn't easy. There were tears. There was blood. Most of all, there was love. Take care of her. She's special.
GIF Playback Hotfix rev 62522
Two steps forward, one step back. GIF playback was boken in the innitial 6.1.2 release. If you need this then please update once more.
"How many times do I have to kill you before you die?"
When you remove an unwanted layer in one deck, Resolume will no longer bring it back from the dead when you switch to a different deck. Unless you had content in it of course.
Apparently, this type of file also exists
When you have a hammer, everything is a nail. And when we released Alley, of course you tried to convert every possible file format under the sun. We tackled a lot of edge cases with some of the more exotic codecs and containers.
I am Denon Prime, leader of the Autobots
Resolume is now compatible with the Denon Prime 4 series, the slick new mobile mixer/player combo recently announced. While we were at it, we made clip triggering of Denon linked clips even more robust. Also, I snuck in yet another Transformers reference in the release notes.
Le singe est sur la branche
Thanks to Emeric Delavaud, Resolume now speaks French as well.
Check out the full fix list below or double tap that download.
Yaaaas queen! Finally! Alley 2.0.0 can now convert your video files to DXV.We've made it ridiculously easy so your files are off blazing in two clicks, using super fast super multi-threaded super power. Of course, you can also fine tune your blend with presets and power user tricks. Check out the workflow and all the options in this Alley support article. Alley will always be free, so make sure it's part of your swiss army toolkit.
16 Bit DMX Input
You can now assign a DMX shortcut as 16 bit. Resolume will then automatically use the selected channel for coarse and the following channel for fine. Lampies will understand all the words in that sentence. Thanks Maarten!
Way Faster Adobe DXV Exporters
While we were working on Alley, we gave the Adobe DXV exporters a speed boost as well by making them multi-threaded. The more cores you have in your CPU the faster it will be.
Gl!tchy Tǝxt No More
We squashed the glitched out characters in the Text Animator and Text Block for good this time. No more weird looking text. Although the glitchy look was kind of awesome.
Grey Output Flash on Startup?
We all love a good flashy flashy, but thanks to the logs sent in by Brandon Little, Ozaer Faroqui and Thomy Hoefer, Resolume keeps a low profile during startup again and does not flash a grey frame in the output anymore.
Pasting effects would result in an extra Transform effect that couldn't be removed. Now I have loved Transformers since I was a little babbie in the eighties. I even kept loving them when Michael Bay took them and CGI'd them to death. But this many Transformers was a bit much even for me.
The interface, onscreen help and manual are now disponible en Español, in Deutsch verfügbar and 有中文.
Checkout the full fix list below, and just grab yourself a dime bag of that dank download.
Update! Thu 8 Nov, Hotfix List
#11972 Group Parameter Animation Menu does not open
#11949 Composition dashboard doesn't load stored names
#11954 Media Manager not working after save on new composition
#11969 Avenue footage installer creates wrong folder for registration file, then fails to register on OSX
#11960 Clipgrid scrollbars are not disappearing on resize, breaks vertical scrolling
Thu 1 Nov, Fix List
8458 play to end and hold' with 'continue from last pos' seeks to different frame on clip relaunch
9416 reveal effect moves original texture slices when set to centre scaling
9618 Text Atlas corrupt / text glitch
9776 MM: "Locate All.." doesn't work on Mac with MM comp that comes from Windows
10648 Monitor panel can lose title and settings icon
10841 DMX clip, column launch relaunches clip constantly above the launch threshold value when channel is changing
11111 Recording has wrong frame rate set when recording Audio + Video
11250 having many decks slows down composition load time considerably on OS X.
11254 DXV AV clip can flash clip's first frame when set to play to end and pause
11296 SMPTE Clip offsets are based on 25 FPS on composition reload instead of actual SMPTE frame rate setting.
11331 Dropping a deck from compositions panel to your composition makes the compositions list jump to the top
11353 Double clicking on Source presets to preview makes midi controller flash
11414 File search bar clears constantly when you convert a file to a folder that is visible in files panel.
11423 Layer texture is stretched when layer opacity is 0, and layer size is different than composition size
11453 File preview breaks for files panel after contents of folder changed
11456 New fixture renames itself back in fixture editor when scrolled out of view
11529 Clip Transport shortcut selection broken if you have in, out, and playhead mapped
11537 DXV3 Adobe exporter sets video stream to 23 fps when you select 23.98 setting
11553 Renaming an envelope preset creates a duplicate preset file.
11565 Paste effects adds a non removable transform to destination clip
11607 Appcrash loading Atlas cache, when a png is missing in it.
11610 Distortion VST effect drive and tone not effective
11665 Accept playhead/ in /out position for Audio and AV clips in hh:mm:ss.ms format too, similarly to Video clip's hh:mm:ss.ff format
11668 Soloed layer in a bypassed group is not rendered to group texture.
11671 Adobe DXV plugin fails with AE CS5
11683 App crash in ra::Envelope::Data::read
11686 Appcrash removing duplicate layer in attached composition
11697 Clip In/ out points not updating any more when they have been moved together via Midi
11707 Prediction around loop point results in wrong frame
11717 Scrubbing with playhead in playing AV clip via midi CC makes clip show random frames
11744 paused Clip transport position is sometimes displaying frames, sometimes milliseconds randomly on launch
11746 Layer preview incorrect when inside a group
11747 Layer router size incorrect when layer taken from a group
11748 Layer # visible in Video Router Input dropdown
11759 Add translated PDF manuals to installers
11764 Precision for setting Playhead, In/out position via left-right arrows on dingetje got very low.
11769 Panel on top left, in the same row as LayersAndClips resizes on every restart
11779 Importing still images and 1 frame DXVs does not give uniform duration
11794 Keyboard arrows on selected envelope keyframes are mixed-up
11795 Keyboard arrow moves Envelope keyframe in huge increments
11817 Clips get stuck on loading again
11851 16 Bit DMX Input
11880 Display hotkeys don't work on mac any more
11881 Display hotkeys are missing in the Output menu since 6.0.10
11909 Output can flash white/grey when output is enabled Comment »
The 6.1.0 release is a major point release, which means we added a big feature. As we announced a few weeks ago, we made it a lot easier to sync a prepared video set to the audio coming from the DJ.
If you work with a DJ that mixes on a Denon setup, you can sync every video in Resolume to every track on the players. You can read all about that in the manual. Suffice to say, this will make banging out those DJ intros and special show moments a piece of cake.
We also have a handful of bug fixes. If you're using multiply a lot, make sure you peek the warning below! Otherwise, just hit that download.
Multiply Mixer Warning
We fixed the jump cut when ejecting a clip from a multiply layer using a transition. The multiply blend now works the same as in Photoshop. So far so good! This also means that when using the multiply blend in combination with content that has transparency, the visual result will be slightly different, also in existing compositions. If you prefer the old look, you can disable the alpha channel in the content.
Hotfix! September 20th.
The Opacity fader of a layer was not working correctly when it was playing a SMPTE synced clip. Fixed in Arena 6.1.0 rev61231. Simply download Arena 6.1 again to get this latest revision.
Touch down in Philadelphia, we’ll be at DJ Expo in Atlantic City together with Denon DJ this week to show the integration of Denon’s StageLinQ protocol into Resolume Arena. StageLinQ enables Arena to automatically video sync to Denon’s Prime DJ players and mixer.
Arena can not only play video in perfect sync with the playing audio tracks but it will also recognise the songs being cued and automatically start the corresponding video. Just plug in the ethernet cable and you’re ready to go. The DJ has full creative freedom, scratching, pitching, looping and firing cues, the video in Arena will stay in perfect sync.
We’re very excited to finally show the Denon DJ StageLinQ integration in Arena, we think this is big step forward for synchronised shows. Come and visit the Denon DJ stand at DJ Expo. We (Edwin and Bart) will be there for demos. Resolume Arena version 6.1 with StageLinQ integration will be publicly released in a couple of weeks. Comment »
Like beating Super Mario Bros in under five minutes, Resolume 6.0.11 is all about shaving off those milliseconds and finding those hidden shortcuts.
With the 6.0.11 update, you can play even more videos at higher resolutions than before. We dove under the hood to see where Resolume was spending most of its time, and improved that. A 2013 Mac Pro can now comfortably play 14 layers of 4K at 60 fps. Considering it had trouble reaching 30 fps with the same load before, that's a huge improvement!
Take a warp zone to download the update via the app or via the website, or take your time and get nerdy with all the techy details and the full fix list below.