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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The Latest Juicebar Plugins for Resolume

A couple of weeks ago we launched our joint venture JuiceBar, the plugin store for Resolume, and it has been growing fast since! New plugins are added weekly, checkout a few of the latest additions.

Makes a 3 dimensional tunnel of your content. Adds some 3d Light options, as well as camera and texture sliders.

Loads SVG files and renders them!
This is great for logo's and other artwork that always has to be pixel perfect. By using this SVG loader, your content is always rendered as 100% on the current pixel map.

This handy source automatically reads your Advanced Output, and creates borders around your slices. It's true magic!
 With the controls you can set the border size, the overscan (no one is perfect, we know!) and the color and softness.

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Want Plugins? Get Juicebar!

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We're excited to announce our collaboration with Eyesupply and Haute Technique on Juicebar. Juicebar is the official marketplace for Resolume. We currently serve effects and sources in many tastes and have more and more coming up. Juicebar is made by Vj’s for Vj’s.
Check it out on

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Resolume 7.1.0: Snowy is Back & Text Parameter Animation

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here is our Christmas gift to you all. The Snowy effect is back and accumulates more than ever. Get ready to count down to New Years Eve. You can now animate the lines in text fields in Resolume. Type 10, 9, 8, 7, etc. on every line and then animate to count down. PUT. YOUR. HANDS. UP.
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And just for good measure we threw in these bug fixes as a bonus:
#13666 Crash dropping clip to layer thumbnail from finder replacing already playing clip
#13676 Audio effect presets make Resolume crash
#13689 Shaper effect crashes on Catalina 10.15.2
#13657 Renaming solid color effect no worky
#13663 Add Manual Spawn to Particle System
#13697 Text Animator: Accentuated characters break line breaks
#13696 Text animator moving text + Text param animating, crashes editing text
#13643 Text animator doesn't find words and lines with Korean font and text, animates as a whole

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

See you next year!
Team Resolume

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Resolume 7.0.5: NDI 4, FFGL Plugin Improvements, Smoother SMPTE Playback, Alley Footage Downloader

NDI is updated to version 4 which is faster and has better compression. Playback via SMPTE is a lot smoother. Installing new FFGL plugins does not require a restart anymore and when FFGL plugins are missing in a composition you now see a warning. Last but not least Alley can now download Resolume footage for you!

Alley Footage Downloader
When you buy footage in the Resolume shop you have to download a lot of zip files, unzip them when they are downloaded and then copy the files to your desired location. That all requires a lot of time clicking with your mouse and let's be honest we would all prefer to spend our precious mouse clicks on something else. So now Alley can download and unzip footage packs for you! Log in to your shop account and you'll now find a Download with Alley button on your footage packs, click it (after you have installed 7.0.5) and Alley will take care of everything. Huge timesaver! 💪🏻

NDI is updated to version 4 which is faster and has improved image quality. NDI 16 bit streaming is not yet supported.

Improved FFGL Plugin Management
When you install an FFGL plugin you do not have to restart Resolume anymore to make sure it shows up in the interface. Now FFGL plugins will show up in Resolume instantly even when it's already running. And when you open a composition that uses FFGL plugins that are not installed you'll see a red warning to let you know they are missing. Install them and you're good to go, no restart required.

Smoother SMPTE Playback
While working on the SMPTE above 24 hours in version 7.0.4 we saw some more room for improvement. So now video playback is a lot smoother when controlled by SMPTE.

NVIDIA Application Profile
We now install an NVIDIA application profile to make sure the driver settings are optimal for Avenue & Arena.

Swap Input Output Shape in the Advanced Output
Make the input shape of a slice the output shape and the output shape the input shape. Get it? Neither do we ;-) But this is sometimes quite handy when you're creating complex mappings with various virtual screens. Right-click a slice and you'll find this option in the slice popup menu.

Select "Check for Updates.." in the Avenue or Arena menu and it will self-update. Or head over to the Downloads page.

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Resolume 7.0.4: Effect Renaming, Deck & Column Improvements, SMPTE >24 Hours, Bug Fixes

Resolume 7.0.4 includes many bug fixes but also some minor new features. You can rename effects, remove a lot of columns in one go and each deck can now have it's own number of columns so you do not end up with a lot of empty columns at the end of decks anymore. DMX shortcuts can now be limited to a certain range and SMPTE timecode goes to infinity and beyond!


Rename & Reorder Effects
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You can now rename an effect when you right-click it and you can simply grab an effect by it's header and drop it to reorder, no need to use the confusing "hamburger menu" icon to reorder anymore.

Remove Columns
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Every deck in a composition does not have to have the same number of columns anymore. Each deck can now have it's own number of columns and this keeps your decks nice and tidy. It's also very easy to remove a lot of columns now. Right click a column and you have the option to remove all columns before and after that column.

SMPTE Beyond 24 hours
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According to the SMPTE timecode specifications you're not allowed to send timecode above 24 hours, however it is technically possible to go higher, now Arena will accept timecode up to 35 hours. Thanks to Danny Purdue from Programfeed for requesting this.

DMX Shortcut Range
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You can now easily limit the range on a parameter for DMX shortcuts. For instance control the Scale from 100% to 200% instead of the full 0% to 1000%.

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

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