Being inspired by meditative states and psychedelic experiences, Edgar Davey creates animations that offer a glimpse into a mind beyond the mundane states of consciousness. PSYPACK is his first release on our label and we are looking forward to see more of his work.
Next one in line is Ican Agoesdjam who built a new pack of essential loops. WireTunnel is abstract, minimal and finely animated.
Last but not least, we have a a kind of VJ Survival Kit with a twist. Laak's newest addition to the footage store is called SOLIDS and we believe it's pretty f#@&ing solid.
PSYPACK by Edgar Davey
WireTunnel by Ican Agoesdjam
SOLIDS by Laak
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- * Resolume 7.2.0 Released! Clip Renderer, Recording & Conversion Improvements, 2 New Effects
- * New footage! toomuchlag, VJ Galaxy, Tomika
- * Visual storytelling with STVinMotion
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- * A footage pack in memory of Jonathan Bernbaum
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Dan Chelger is a filmmaker and audiovisual teacher. Videologies1, his first released pack is made entirely using analog gear: video synths, video bended gear and custom circuits. This makes the loops unique and impossible to replicate in the digital environment.
OWK Crew dropped a new pack called Robo-Face which is all nice and cute, like a baby RoboCop.
Unit44 continues the saga of Enter and he just released its fifth chapter Enter5. Check it out!
Videologies1 by Dan Chelger
Robo-Face by OWK Crew
Enter5 by Unit44
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.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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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.
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.
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
#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
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We welcome to the label toomuchlag, a Swiss motion artist based in London. His first pack OBSIDIAN has a golden, ominous look ideal for chill sets or blasting beats.
VJ Galaxy drops another story telling pack meant to make us feel like nothing makes sense anymore. Check out Dytopia, the story of a world ready to disappear.
Last but not least, Tomika is taking us to the basics. To the ABC of Vj'ing. To the Vj's best friend: the tunnel. Everyone, please meet TUNNELLED.
OBSIDIAN by toomuchlag
Dytopia by VJ Galaxy
TUNNELLED by Tomika
As you all know due to the coronavirus the whole events industry is flat on its back right now. We’re now 3 months into this and it’s still unbelievable that something so catastrophic could happen to all of us at the same time all around the world.
Live-streams and virtual stages or even drive-inn raves are OK for now but it’s not the same. This is not why you became a VJ. You want to be at a show, big or small, in front of a live audience to enjoy the music and provide the live visuals. We were not born to stare at a little screen all day, we want to go out and experience real life.
Of course Resolume is also hit by this. Our software and footage revenue is at an all-time low, but, we’re all working from home and Resolume development is continuing. We know many of you are hit way harder and some of you have literally not done any gigs since March. This is why we want to share the pain and try to help where we can. We’ve extended all Resolume 7 licenses by 3 months for free on July 1st so you do not have to renew your license anytime soon.
We can’t wait for things to get back to normal. Let’s hope we all can start doing what we love again very soon.
P.S. You do not have to do anything to get the 3 months extra on your license. Just start Avenue or Arena on your computer with an internet connection and it will automatically refresh its license. You'll see the new expire date on the Register tab of the Preferences. This also works when you use a dongle to manage your license.
Are we out of the Woods yet? We were just asking the same question as Unit44.
Kongfoo Motion is taking us on an intergalactic travel with the first stop on Galactucity.
And RAW Designs is as romantic as ever, he wishes everyone to make Deepsilk2, not war.
Woods by Unit44
Galactucity by Kongfoo Motion
DeepSilk2 by RAW Designs