Resolume DXV Codec

The DXV video codec allows you to mix more video layers on a higher resolution than any other codec in Resolume. How? By doing all the video decompression on the hardware that does it best; the videocard.

More Layers & Higher Resolution

Regular video codecs require the CPU to decompress the frames before they can be pushed to the videocard for display. With our DXV Codec video frames are decompressed by the videocard's GPU which can do this much more efficiently than the CPU.

Not only can you play more layers of video on a higher resolution than conventional codecs. It also requires a lot less CPU power to do it, so the CPU can be used for other things like audio playback and effects while maintaining smooth playback of audio and video.

Alpha Channel

The DXV codec can also store the alpha channel. This is essential for preserving translucency in complex video compositions.



The DXV Codec is a cross-platform QuickTime codec so you use any QuickTime enabled application on Mac and PC to render video files. Tested apps include: Quicktime Pro, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Sony Vegas, 3D Studio Max and Maya. Note that hardware accelerated playback is only done when played in Resolume 3. The video will play in any other software but it will not be hardware accelerated.

The DXV Codec is free and included in the Resolume installers. Checkout the manual for more details.

Benchmarks Mac OSX 10.5

MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
7200 RPM Hard Drive 2GB RAM
ATI Radeon X1600 256MB

5 Video Layers 640x480

DXV Codec2.0x
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4 Video Layers 640x480

DXV Codec1.5x
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3 Video Layers 640x480

DXV Codec1.3x
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Benchmarks Windows XP

2x 2.80 GHz Intel Xeon Quad Core
7200 RPM Hard Drive 2GB RAM
ATI Radeon 2600 XT 256MB

3 Video Layers 1920x1080

DXV Codec2.5x

2 Video Layers 1920x1080

DXV Codec2.4x

1 Video Layer 1920x1080

DXV Codec1.6x
Indeo 5.1

Sample Files

Download two files from the OrangeStrings release rendered in the DXV codec and take it for a spin.



The codec is free and included in the Resolume installers.


"I'm very impressed by the performances of the DXV codec. Maybe is one of the best innovation, along with the audio, of R3. Now i can handle 3 layers in full HD."

VJ Hash

"Seeing a HUGE performance boost in Avenue after encoding all my vj clips to DXV ... well done guys! :)"