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Sources are very similar to effects. Like effects, Freeframe 1.5/FFGL plugins are supported. The difference is that, while effects change existing audio or video, Sources generate new content on the fly.
Because they generate content, Sources need to be placed onto clips in the same way as you would place an audio or video content file.
To use a source, drag it from the Sources tab on the right of the screen, to one of the clip slots.
Once placed in a clip, the properties for the Source will be available in the Clip tab.
Sources can have audio and video effects added to them just like any other clip.
Presets are not available for sources but that isn't a problem - you can just create multiple clips with the same Source, using different parameter settings.
Tip! If you want to use Sources or Live cameras with the Auto Pilot, you can! Specify a duration for each source via the Clip tab. This is set by default to 5 seconds.
On Mac OSX, there is a special type of Source called Syphon. Syphon is such a powerful Source, it has its own chapter.
For instance on a BlackMagic Shuttle, you can choose which of the inputs to use (Composite, HDMI or Component), and at what resolution (ranging from PAL to 1080i).
Also on some devices you can set whether the video from the device should be de-interlaced (You do not need to do this for most webcams but it is useful for solving 'jaggy' problems with video cameras).
Resolume has native support for all Blackmagic devices. This means you get maximum quality with minimal latency.
Native support means that Resolume gets the image directly from the device. It does not have to be processed by your computer's CPU first. Skipping this step means that the delay between input and output is a low as possible.
Native support does not mean we can magically make it capture things that it can't capture. When having problems with BM devices, the first thing to check is whether BM's own Desktop Video Utility can correctly see the input. If it does not show up there, you are most likely sending an unsupported video signal. Blackmagic expects broadcast spec signals, and if your source is not sending exactly the correct EDID, it might ignore it altogether. Also, keep in mind BM boxes work on 64 bit systems only.
If it does show up in Blackmagic's own software, but not in Resolume, you might need to specify the correct resolution. Resolume does not auto-detect the input source and resolution you are capturing at. So you really need to make sure you select the right option from the drop down. For instance, don't just choose 1080p30 if you are actually sending 1080p29.97 or vice versa.
Only one application at a time can access a Blackmagic device, so, make sure you turn off Blackmagic's software before trying your feed in Resolume.
The Layer Router allows you take the output of a single layer or the layers below the layer router into another layer. This can be useful for complex projection mapping setups or to simply display the same clip simultaneously with different effects.
Also the preview window output can be selected as an input.
The toggles to ignore Input Bypass/Solo and Input Opacity are only functional when a specific layer is selected as input. They serve as a pre-fader / post fader switch.