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Resolume Arena Media Server v6.0.9

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Vroooom! Rev that v6

Arena has everything Avenue has, plus advanced options for projection mapping and blending projectors. Control it from a lighting desk and sync to the DJ via SMPTE timecode.


Highlights

 

New to Resolume Arena 6

Vroooom! Rev that v6

Resolume 6 is now 64 bit and multi-threaded so it can rev up all the CPU cores in your computer and utilise all available memory.

Faster Everything

You can now play more layers, in higher resolution (4K anyone?) so you can perform on bigger stages. Deck switching is now super fast so you can quickly find that one clip you're looking for. The recorder is much faster so you can record longer and at higher resolution. Playback of DXV encoded files is much faster, as well as other formats.

Flexible Interface
The interface now renders beautifully crisp on high-resolution screens. You can re-arrange the panels in the Resolume interface to create a layout that suits your workflow. Preview monitors are now available directly on the composition, group, layer and clip panels.

Pick a Color, Any Color
No more fiddling and guessing with grey RGB sliders, just click on the color you like. Store your favourites in a palette, map them to your MIDI controller and you can quickly follow the light changes on stage.

Quick Search
With a search bar on every browser panel you can quickly find Effects, Generators, Files and Compositions.

Highlight & Rearrange
With color coding you can highlight a specific clip, layer, group, column or deck. To make things even clearer you can now update clip thumbnails, rename columns and rearrange decks. Always find what you're looking for quickly.

Media Manager
With the Media Manager you have a great overview of all the files in your composition and you can easily copy a composition to a different location.

Persistent Clips
Always keep your most important clips always within reach, by making them persistent across decks.

Go Go Go
With the Next & Previous Column buttons you can easily play a sequence by triggering the next column. Great for theater plays and scripted presentations.

Join The Band
With Ableton Link Resolume stays in sync with Ableton Live or any other software that supports Link. You can even use it to sync two computers running Resolume.

Oops
Never experience that moment again where you accidentally triggered a clip that really you shouldn't have. Lock the content on a layer and it will stay there no matter how trigger-happy you are.

Layer Groups
With groups you can create mini-sub-compositions in your composition. Groups have their own column triggers, effects, dashboard, monitor and master faders. You can even route a group straight into a slice. Groups are an Arena only feature.

Mask Layers
Turn an layer into a mask for all the layers beneath it or apply it to just the layer or group directly underneath.

Transform to Slices
Slice Transform effects let you position your content exactly to the input slices that you created in the Advanced Output. This is a game changer for mapping large stages with many LED panels! Arena Only.

Text Effects
The built-in text generators are great for displaying and animating text on the fly. Just type your text, select a font, any font, add colour, animation and you can promote the DJ. (you know how much they like to see their name on the screens)

Animate!
The envelope editor adds life to your parameter animations. With many predefined curves you can make your paramaters groove instead of just move up and down. Indispensable when combined with Text Animator!

Shortcuts
The Keyboard, MIDI, DMX and OSC Shortcut system is completely overhauled to make it more flexible and easier to understand. You now get a great overview of your shortcuts in a list and you can create presets for your favourite controllers.

MIDI Feedback
Light up all the pretty colors on your MIDI controllers. See on your controller what clips are playing or even see the color of effects.

Welcome AJA & DataPath
Native support for Black Magic Design capture cards has been improved and Resolume can now get input from, and output to, capture cards from AJA and DataPath.

Hello NewTek NDI
With NewTek NDI you can send and receive video between computers on the same network. Use any resolution you like, with an alpha channel, in high quality and low latency.

Crash Reporter
In case of any unexpected crashes, you can directly send us a bug report so we get as much information as possible to fix it as soon an possible.

Auto Updater
We'll be releasing minor updates much more often because Resolume 6 will update itself. This way you'll always run the most recent and stable version.

One More Thing
Just One? No, we have Dozens More Things. There is so much new stuff in Resolume 6 that we could not possibly list it all here. That doesn't mean we're not going to try:

  • Fader Start: (Re)Start a clip when you put the layer fader up
  • Layer Transition and Composition Speed params on the panels
  • Clip Inserting; Drag and drop files/clips and insert at specific position
  • Multiple Keyboard/Midi shortcuts per parameter; Right click to duplicate a shortcut and change it settings
  • Value shortcuts; Quickly set a parameter to a specific value
  • Dropdowns / Button Groups can be selected and cycled via shortcuts; Assign shortcuts to your five favourite blend modes, or cycle through all of them with a single button
  • Only send out the OSC you need; Quickly select to send just the layer opacities, or just the clip triggers, or just the...
  • Render at a fixed frame-rate; You'll get much better recordings when set to 30fps
  • High Quality rendering option; 16 bit per colour channel
  • GIF Playback (dancing cats anyone?)
  • BPM Push/Pull on the Toolbar
  • Preview effects and presets. Double click them in the list like you would a file
  • Crossfader curves and its own blend mode
  • Autodetect capture device settings; No need to select the correct resolution and frame-rate anymore (if the device supports it)
  • Send absolute values via OSC; Send 'a' as a first argument followed by the absolute value
  • Request parameter values via OSC; Use '?' as a prefix before the address and Resolume will respond with its current value
  • Easy OSC setup via Zeroconf
  • Improved ArtPoll support
  • Assign DMX Outputs directly on the Lumiverse in the Advanced Output
  • Multiple Transform Effects
  • Fit/Fill/Stretch on layer
  • Blend mode for clips, override the blend mode when a particular clip is triggered
  • Favourite folders in the File browser
  • File browser auto refreshes itself
  • Copy & Paste multiple Effects
  • Identify displays via Output menu
  • Open System Display Preferences from the Resolume Output menu
  • DMX, OSC, MIDI monitors in preferences
  • True clip preview. Previewing a clip shows just that clip, not that clip playing in a layer
  • New Preview Monitor layouts, side by side, PiP or none at all
  • Manage registrations via your account
  • FFT Gain dial on the toolbar
  • Show/Hide Dashboards, BeatLoopr, Crossfader, Auto Pilot, etc, etc.

 

Features

 

Live Video Mixing

Resolume puts you in charge. You can play your videos when you want, how you want. Forwards, backwards, scratch and adjust tempo to the beat. Mix and match your visuals quickly and easily and play Resolume like an instrument.

Intuitive Interface

Whatever your style is, Resolume offers you an easy interface to rock it. Use as little or as many videos and effects as you like. The only limit is your computer's raw power and your imagination.

From Your Local Club to Main Stage

You can play on any amount of screens. From a simple screen behind the DJ in your local club to main stage at Ultra. As long as your computer can recognise it as an output, Resolume will let you use it.

Projection Mapping with Arena

Project video on any type of surface. Complex geometrical structures or whole buildings. Resolume does all the hard work, so you can concentrate on the important part: being creative.

Blend Projectors with Arena

With edge blending you can seamlessly project one beautiful widescreen image with two or more projectors. It can even wrap around for a full 360 degree experience.

Project on Cars, Buildings or Pumpkins

With Arena you can take on any size mapping project. From projecting on DJ booths to cars, buildings and LED mappings on giant stages like Ultra.

LED There Be Light

Think outside the screen and colour the lights too! With Arena 5 you can send out colours to DMX fixtures and the lights will be in sync with your visuals.

Live Composite & Effects

Adjust the scale and position of your clips to suit your needs. Apply effects to drastically change the look of your video. Everything runs on the video card so you get the fastest performance and best image quality possible.

Real Time Rendering

Apply effects, blend, mix, cut and edit, everything happens on the spot. Resolume also plays your generative content made in Flash or Quartz Composer.

Audio & Visual Plugins

All visual effects in Resolume are plugins and you can easily add more effects by download 3rd party plugins. You can even program your own using OpenGL. On the audio side you can use VST plugins to play your favorite effects.

Integrate With Other Apps

With Syphon on the Mac and Spout on Windows you can stream visuals in real-time between Resolume and other apps. You can even program your own apps that integrate with Resolume.

Live Cameras

Connect a plug & play webcam or capture a high-end camera and bring images of the crowd, the DJ or the band on-stage into your mix.

Capture Devices

With native support for Blackmagic, AJA and DataPath capture cards you can input and output almost any video source.

Video over IP with NewTek NDI

With NewTek NDI you can send and receive video between computers on the same network. Use any resolution you like, with an alpha channel, in high quality and low latency.

Audio Visual Playback

Resolume plays both audio and video files. Juggle pixels and composite beats, combine any video file with any audio file.

Audio Visual Effects

Resolume has both audio effects and video effects. Use them separately or combine them to create exciting new audio visual effects.

Audio Analysis

Make clips and effects dance to the beat. Resolume can analyse audio to make any parameter bounce to the music.

"Yes I AM actually DJing Live"

With SMPTE Timecode input in Arena you can run you clips in sync with the DJ. Watch below how Armin van Buuren controls the show with Pioneer CDJs and Resolume.

 

All Hands on Deck

Liberate yourself from the mouse. Use your favourite MIDI controller or get physical with your iPhone via OSC.

Control from a Lighting Desk

You can control Arena from a lighting desk using DMX. Use our standard personality or configure your own.

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

What's new in version 6.0.9?

New

  • 11169 Envelope Preset Preview
  • 11167 Envelope keyframe multi-select
  • 10870 Color Palette Presets
  • 11134 Hold shift to constrain envelope keyframe along vertical and horizontal axes
  • 11006 Select next/previous slice with Tab key
  • 11010 Add 'Show in File Browser' to Clip and Track Menu
  • 11324 Add Alley 1.0.1 to Avenue & Arena Installers
  • 11325 Add Adobe Importer & Exporters to Avenue & Arena Installers

Fixed

  • 10387 Appcrash changing decks with camera sources
  • 11335 Appcrash renaming Lumiverse and Screen
  • 10551 Appcrash clicking on Clip menu while deck still loading
  • 11278 Appcrash clicking to show param animation dropdown for a clip that's playing form another deck
  • 10829 Appcrash while recording in VCRUNTIME140!memcpy : 135
  • 11118 Appcrash dropping slice/fixture from slices panel to composition if slice is smaller than 1 px in a direction.
  • 11052 Possible Appcrash when using Spout (Arena!ra::SpoutVideoSource::render : 76)
  • 11185 Spout clip disappears from composition when you preview the spout clip's duplicate
  • 7588 HAP Q not yet fully implemented
  • 10972 SMPTE icon missing from clip
  • 11096 Command+A in shortcut editing can cause appcrash
  • 11032 Two nanoKONTROL2's / MIDI controllers connected no worky
  • 11164 OSC: Shaper source Shape1 and Shape2 type can only be set to Circle and Ring via OSC
  • 11161 OSC: clip transport can't be set to SMPTE, int 2-3 sets transport to BPM sync
  • 11141 OSC query does not return on the same address
  • 11021 OSC "Selected..." OSC output option disappears from list when you select a value - for layers and groups
  • 10997 OSC Group select messages are not sent
  • 10993 OSC Selected Group target doesn't follow selection
  • 10988 OSC /composition/direction int 2, and 3 not effective to set to paused and random, they set direction to forwards

What's new in version 6.0.8?

New

  • 9153 Envelope Presets
  • 8682 Envelope Keyframe Parameters
  • 10526 Envelope Folding
  • 10970 Slice Transform, allow flipping in Mask mode
  • 9668 Can i has F2 to rename a screen/slice?

Fixed

  • 10883 Resolume indentifies two displays as the same on PC
  • 11038 Clip loading hangs on a grey bar
  • 11024 MM can't relocate files which have & (&) character in the original file path
  • 11062 Input & Output Guide when importing image stays blank
  • 11013 After duplicating a clip, you cannot add effects to the original
  • 10919 Cannot select stereo FFT input.
  • 10978 Group dashboard assignment is broken
  • 10953 MM: Relocate by double click doesn't work
  • 10957 Alley shortcut on desktop points to wrong folder
  • 11224 Instant app crash Shift + dragging clip onto layer's playing clip thumbnail slot
  • 11187 Layer master fader dashboard assignments are bound to the composition dashboard on reload
  • 11212 Decklink mini hdmi signal contains transparency
  • 10954 Distribution of DMX values over ParamChoice is incorrect
  • 11014 Allow reordering of decks without switching
  • 10991 When you set a clip to SMPTE timeline, the time remaining label initially displays milliseconds
  • 10989 Envelope: if Value is at max you can't edit it anymore using the spinner
  • 10987 Autopilot incorrectly triggers action after being reenabled and clip has been around the block
  • 10976 Don't render a VirtualOutputDevice if its texture is not being used
  • 10964 Add a 'Blur Distance' parameter to the Blur plugin that acts as a multiplier to 'Blur X Distance' and 'Blur Y Distance'
  • 10912 slide effect shows black gap between texture instances when animated.
  • 10904 Fix last used layout not being restored on restart
  • 10873 Hue jumps back to 0 when saturation is 0
  • 10724 Crop effect on a layer: Right and Bottom max out on composition reopen to 1920 and 1080
  • 10722 OSC mapping: clip in/out points have the same address as the playhead, they can't be changed this way.
  • 10658 Weird result when envelope is first applied without automation
  • 10542 Slice input list gets messed up when screen and layer/group names are the same as screen names
  • 10176 OSC: composition/layers//clips//connect not launching clips when getting selectedclip/connect at the same time
  • 9883 OSC output all preset doesn't output /composition/layers/position
  • 8848 group audio/vst source not cleared corretly after audio clip eject
  • 7674 Envelope editor, placing several points to the most left or right edge, the lines connecting the dots disappear
  • 11000 After duplicating a clip it can't be replaced any more by dragging a file to it's clip slot
  • 11174 Shaper Source controls can't be assigned to dashboard
  • 11029 The NanoKontrol MIDI preset does not actually do what we says it does
  • 11041 Don't set audio device type from input device combobox
  • 11163 OSC: Shaper source Shape1 and Shape2 OSC addresses are incorrect

What's new in version 6.0.6?

New

  • 6966 Identify Slice or Fixture: new option in the Show Slice and Grid menu, will draw a slice white when mouse-overing
  • 10830 NDI Ptz controls: Pan/tilt/zoom and focus controls in the Clip Properties

Fixed

  • 10660 Shortcuts panel missing
  • 10670 Random BPM Sync drunk walk is broken
  • 10694 Slow loading time when entering MIDI Shortcuts
  • 10734 Midi Clock jumps to 20 or 500 bpm
  • 10779 Unable to save alpha type of an transparent image file
  • 10787 External FFT broken on group parameters and effects

Fixed

  • 9475 Only open the audio device channels we need
  • 9575 Not all thumbnails are correct for GIF images
  • 9946 Resolume hangs when using multiple USB ports for capturing.
  • 10199 FFmpeg implementation not 100% ok
  • 10200 AudioFormatReaderFFmpeg leaked on shutdown
  • 10228 OSC output shortcut dropdown can be empty
  • 10254 shortcut multi select changes target when multi selection contains composition level target
  • 10285 can't select soundcard for audio input on Windows
  • 10389 Group transport controls in deck UI don't behave properly when Envelope is on it.
  • 10404 Appcrash - Unplugging Black Magic Intensity while active
  • 10449 Touchbar controls don't respect parameter ranges
  • 10459 Fader Start = On; shows one or few frames where you last went on 0 opacity instead of picking up from the beginning.
  • 10524 Don't set Text parameter when applying a Text animator or Text Block preset
  • 10537 NDI memory leak when dragging in (non connectable) source
  • 10556 Some text fonts lose the style setting on deck switch or composition save
  • 10560 Assigning multiple midi input - gives incorrect feedback
  • 10587 FFT Animated parameters on effects on non playing clips cost a lot of FPS
  • 10602 Memory leaks when plugging / unplugging monitors on windows
  • 10616 Transport freezes when using beatloopr & bounce
  • 10635 OSC Output /composition/selectedclip/... doesn't get updated when selecting new layer
  • 10666 Slice's input list headers are missing, when multiple slices are selected
  • 10671 Text Editor Changes Parameters when switching decks
  • 10675 No footage installer should not include example comp with footage
  • 10719 Ableton push not working in Resolume 6, works on the same machine in ableton.
  • 10727 Exiting mapping mode leaves unlinked dashboard dials in enabled state
  • 10730 Fix animation getting into a state of having no duration.
  • 10731 Parameter shows when using FFGL mixer on effect
  • 10732 Composition Master and Video opacity movements do not show in recording
  • 10733 Premultiplied & Straight options for NDI
  • 10737 Fix generators not getting released
  • 10753 Better sorting of available formats for capture devices
  • 10757 masks don't load properly sometimes when you replace a masking file
  • 10775 SMPTE input from high number sound card input does not work
  • 10777 size of attached files is incorrect on composition reopen
  • 10783 Cursors in Default Key Shortcuts doesn't work properly on Windows
  • 10794 Changing the Hue, Saturation or Brightness of color through OSC has no effect if Color is in RGB or Picker mode and vice versa
  • 10799 Fixture Editor: Generic channels can only have even numbers as default
  • 10833 Control + clicking on a parameter - + buttons set the parameter to -1 or 1 respectively
  • 10834 AV DXV flashes file's first frame start on launch if clip is set to loop.
  • 10841 DMX clip, column launch relaunches clip constantly above the launch threshold value when channel is changing
  • 10844 Link Unavailable after assigning VST effect parameter to dashboard
  • 10848 Fix ffmpeg file reading taking too long (windows)
  • 10855 apphang dropping magewell source to composition in 6.0.5 works in 6.0.4
  • 10857 ContextManager warnings on shutdown
  • 10858 Magewell PCIe boxes no worky
  • 10881 Displayed time remaining on license is a non-existent number
  • 10885 Generic channels can only have even numbers as value
  • 10894 Pre-updating video clips breaks group direction & speed

What's new in version 6.0.1?

Fix List

  • 10084 Slice transform effect Black BG switch doesn't make effect/BG black with bypassed slices
  • 10064 Color/hue of Colorize effect from R5 composition is not imported correctly into R6 colorize effect
  • 10063 Apphang accessing clip with missing track from R5 imported composition
  • 10058 Auto mask effect breaks original alpha
  • 10031 Twisted effect Twirl rotates the opposite direction as in R5
  • 10030 Tunnel effect's far end tunnel point is closer than texture
  • 10029 Tile effect's parameters work inverted compared to R5
  • 10024 Mirror quad effect flip y works inverted compared to R5
  • 10013 Freeze effect Y parameter freezes from Bottom on R6, in R5 it freezes from top
  • 10008 Cube tiles effect flips texture upside down on tiles
  • 9756 Pickup mode for animated params only works on Opacity
  • 9559 Crash when opening ASIO device
  • 10095 Brightness effect is not converted correctly from 5 to 6
  • 10079 Multiple BMD cards in a system capturing black with R6, work with R5
  • 10025 Radar effect trail and angle inverted in R6 compared to R5
  • 9991 Wrap around soft-edge is no worky on R6, works in R5
  • 7799 Slice transform cuts texture when dropped on clip by default
  • 2392 GUI help
  • 10159 BeatLoopr UI incorrect
  • 10158 Importing Large JPEG & PNG (32000pixels wide) makes Resolume crash
  • 10155 Group audio meters display the same as the composition audio meter
  • 10117 Preferences are reset when opening 6.0.1 build after 6.0.0 build and vice versa
  • 10077 Remove . (dot) from beginning of font names
  • 10048 'Paste effects' removes destination clip's original effects
  • 10046 Custom OSC output stays visible
  • 10026 Stingy Sphere effect launch/init freezes rendering
  • 9987 Artnet Error: WSASendMSG is not availible 10022
  • 9958 Spout Video Source is Missing Alpha Type setting
  • 9929 Clip / Layer / Group bypass & solo not applying fades on audio
  • 9912 Deck can have no clips in hard to find case
  • 9895 Fix pressing enter opening a random menu after opening a composition
  • 9657 Preferences - Clip start offset not working
  • 9587 Clip launches with last direction when comp direction pinned
  • 9473 Metronome and FFT gain can overlap, if you have panels on the right

What's New in Version 5

  • NEW - AV set and demo footage
  • NEW - Fixture editor
  • NEW - Virtual screen routing
  • NEW - Drag and drop output presets
  • NEW - Modifiers galore
  • NEW - Input slice rotation
  • NEW - Opacity and Bypass toggles on Layer Router
  • NEW - Preview available as source for Layer Router and Slices
  • NEW - Create slices and masks by drawing
  • NEW - Screen output delay compensation
  • NEW - Screen output opacity & color correction
  • NEW - Screen folding
  • NEW - Slice flipping
  • NEW - Slice Top & Left coordinates
  • NEW - Slice color correction
  • NEW - Slice force black background
  • NEW - New interface colours: Minty Pinky
  • NEW - Redesigned toolbar for better read- and click-ability
  • NEW - Windows large address aware for better memory management
  • NEW - 8 pixel grid on output
  • NEW - Improved crosshairs

Bug fixes

  • FIXED - Support more than one webcam of the same type on PC
  • FIXED - After re-locating a Source, Flash or QC file, any parameter changes are reset to the default value
  • FIXED - When toggling Mask 1, all other Masks toggle as well
  • FIXED - BPM Clock pause and resume flips out when using midi clock
  • FIXED - Audio Clip set to play once and playmode away continue does not restart when finished
  • FIXED - Multiselect reset param doesn’t work when you click on name
  • FIXED - Noisy effect: Interpolate does not work until show UV is turned on and off
  • FIXED - DeckLink device with no inputs causes other devices not to load
  • FIXED - BPM set audio clip not responding to pause/BPM after deckswitch.
  • FIXED - BPM Synced parameter also occasionally flashes last 'frame' on Resync
  • FIXED - Blend Modes are not correctly displayed on Layer Panel
  • FIXED - Deadlock: Opening preferences with cmd + , while audio is playing and apc40mk2 is turned on
  • FIXED - DMX Invert no worky on buttons
  • FIXED - Retrigger and Continue modes are very confused on AV clips
  • FIXED - A clip set to 'play once and eject' should not eject the incoming clip during a transition
  • FIXED - Midi Note piano shortcut on slider should respect min value
  • FIXED - Add Close button to Timeline popup
  • FIXED - BPM pause doesn’t work for audio clips that are active but in other deck
  • FIXED - Mask drag, drop and copy not functioning properly
  • FIXED - A clip set to 'play once and eject' should not eject the incoming clip during a transition
  • FIXED - When retriggering the incoming clip in a transition, the outgoing clip should not restart
  • FIXED - Cross-fader position is not saved in composition
  • FIXED - Mapping ccs to Crossfader
  • FIXED - Source duration spinner jumps to min and max when dragged
  • FIXED - Check for illegal characters in savefile name
  • FIXED - Alpha on a JPEG? What kind of witchcraft is this?

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7 SP 1 or later
  • AMD or NVIDIA graphics card with 256MB of VRAM
  • 4GB RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • AMD, NVIDIA or Iris Pro graphics card. 256MB of VRAM
  • 4GB RAM

Recommended Specs

  • Windows 10 / OSX High Sierra
  • i7 Processor, 2.5 GHz
  • NVidia GTX 1080 (PC) / Radeon Pro 450 (MAC)
  • SSD
  • 16GB Ram
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