System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or later
  • ATI Radeon HD 5000 series or better. NVIDIA GeForce 210 or better. 256MB of VRAM
  • 2GB RAM
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • AMD, NVidia or Iris Pro graphics card. 256MB of VRAM
  • 2GB RAM

Recommended Specs

  • Windows 10 / OSX Sierra
  • i7 Processor, 2.5 GHz
  • NVidia GTX 980 (PC) / Radeon Pro 450 (MAC)
  • SSD
  • 4GB Ram

Compositing

  • Alpha channel support
  • Size of composition and media limited by maximum texture size of video card
  • Image mask on clips, layers and composition
  • Unlimited number of layers and effects
  • Position, rotate, scale and crop all your media
  • Animatable parameters

User Interface

  • Dark look to minimise eye fatigue in dark environments
  • Single-window layout for most important user interface panes
  • Integrated file browser for fast access to media
  • Organise clips into decks to load an unlimited amount of preconfigured clips

Features

  • Preview the output before it goes live
  • Sequence clips using the Auto pilot
  • Fully automated clip transitions
  • Use BPM clock to play media in time with the music
  • Synchronise the BPM clock with other applications via MIDI clock
  • Freely assignable crossfader
  • Cue points to jump to different sections of a video file
  • Reloop clips on the fly using the BeatLoopr
  • Find and reconnect moved or missing media

Effects

  • 40+ transitions and blend modes like Add, Lighten, Alpha, and Lumakey to combine layers and transition between clips
  • 70+ video effects included that can be applied to clips, layers and the composition
  • 3rd party FreeFrameGL plugins
  • Unlimited number of effects can be applied to the clips, layers and composition
  • Effect clips enable the same workflow for effects as clips
  • Audio effects: Bitcrusher, Distortion, EQ, Flanger, High-Pass, Low-Pass audio effects
  • VST audio effects
  • Combine video & audio effects to create audio-visual effects
  • Control multiple parameters with one dial using the Dashboard
  • Quickly save and restore effects presets

Video Output

  • Edge blend multiple projectors to create one seamless image (Arena)
  • Amount of outputs limited only by the number of output ports on video card
  • Add more outputs by using a splitter like the Matrox TripleHead or Datapath X4
  • Warp video to project onto objects. (Arena)
  • Windowed or full-screen output to any computer display.
  • Record composition to quickly create new clips

Media

  • Play unlimited number of Quicktime MOV and AVI video files
  • Recommended Codecs: DXV, Photo JPEG, ProRes.
  • Display PNG & JPEG Images
  • Maximum video and image size is determined by the maximum texture size of video card
  • Play WAV audio files and the audio track from video files
  • Real-time adjust the speed, play direction, 
  • Set in and out,-point of media files
  • Loop, bounce (pong-pong), play once (one shot)
  • Flash & Quartz Composer playback
  • Control Flash and Quartz content with interactive parameters
  • Input and Output with Blackmagic Design capture cards
  • Input video from other applications via Syphon on the Mac and Spout on the PC.

Connectivity

  • Control via MIDI, DMX and OSC
  • Output and Receive DMX via Artnet and Enttec USB devices.
  • Synchronise video playback to 2 SMPTE timecode inputs

Arena & Avenue Difference

  • Arena Media Server does everything Avenue can but adds a number of premium features.
  • Arena Only:
  • Projection Mapping
  • Edge Blending
  • SMPTE Timecode input
  • DMX Control
  • DMX Fixture Output