gsbe wrote:Joris- I'd love to see a video tutorial on how to do this. That would really help.
I finally started playing with Arena advanced output capabilities.
I got amazed and frustrated at the same time. But I am glad to hear what is up to come in 4.1.
For now, I don´t have the time to create a video tutorial but I guess I can write something right now, as I try to check if this is what Joris actually meant.
This is what I did and worked to me as a test, but at a high cost:
In this tutorial you will have 09 different slices/images. I am keeping clip sizes at 640x480 due to FPS performance. To achieve 09 slices, we will need a 3x3 row/collum format in our composition.
So, composition is 640 x 3 = 1920 by 480 x 3 = 1440 pixels.
You will need 09 layers. Wow.. 09 layers, each one playing a different 640x480 clip. That´s the cost of it: performance! Not every computer will handle 30 FPS with that setup. Still, if you don´t need 09 different clips, you can minimize the number of layers, using the same layer/clip for different slices.
Enable/change resolution of every single layer to 640x480 pixels.
- position layer 01 on top left corner (you can do it through numerical input): x:-640 y:-480;
- position layer 02 on top middle: x:0 y:-480;
- position layer 03 on top right corner: x:640 y:-480
This is it for the first row. Second row now:
- position layer 04 on: x:-640 y:0
- position layer 05 on: x:0 y:0
- position layer 06 on: X:640 y:0
And for the third row:
- position layer 07: x:-640 y:480
- position layer 08: x:0 y:480
- position layer 09: x:640 y:480
Now your output window displays 09 different clips playing. Go to Advanced Output and create all 09 desired slices. On Input Selection, scale and position each slice to fit one of the 09 clips. Then go to the Output Transformation tab and deform each slice to match the desired physical projection target.
This setup is somewhat tiresome and I wouldn´t dare to have any new layer for mixing. ; )
I´ve heard of 4.1 having the capability of already assigning a layer to a slice, simplifying this setup.
I still havent tried blending edges and working with more than one display.
I´d like to know what is the Resolume Team recomendations (performance safe limits) considering similar setups? After all, another computer means a second Arena package.