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Avenue 4.5 and Arena 5


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Welcome to the world of Resolume!

This manual is split into several main sections:

After a brief section on installing the software (It's only a brief section because the installation is very easy and painless), we get down to business with a Quickstart Tutorial.

After getting our hands dirty in the quickstart, we take a full look at all of the features of Resolume in A Tour Of Resolume.

Once we have seen everything that Resolume can do, we will learn about the different ways we can tell it what to do in Controlling Resolume.

And of course, your audience can't see what you're doing without output. Just getting started? Learn how to send a single output to a screen in the chapter on Simple Output. More advanced stuff on using LED screens and projection mapping can be found in the chapters on Advanced Output and Working with Input Maps. Get jiggy with LED strips and DMX in the chapter on DMX Output.

Finally, there is some extra information in Appendices, including Optimising Your Computer For Resolume, Preparing Media For Resolume, Directory list and the Default Application Key Mapping.

What Can I Do With Resolume?

Resolume is an audiovisual performance tool. It enables you to play video, audio and audiovisual clips, mix them with each other, apply effects to them and output the results either for a live performance or for recording.

Many people who use Resolume are VJs. They mix video clips live to accompany music. These artists may not use the audio features of Resolume but they will definitely be hammering the video mixing options and OpenGL accelerated video effects.

Other artists use Resolume for audio-visual performances, using the BPM matching features to synchronize clips with each other and then layering them up to create a complete piece.

While live performance is what most people use Resolume for, it is also useful for many other projects that need to deal with audio-visual content. The MIDI, DMX and Open Sound Control options make it suitable for scripted shows and installations.

Sometimes it's just fun to experiment with clips and effects and see what happens!

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