Resolume Avenue v6.1.3


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Resolume Avenue

Resolume Avenue is a real-time instrument for live (audio) visual performances

Avenue is an instrument for VJs, AV performers and video artists. It puts all your media and effects right at your fingertips so you can quickly improvise your live visuals.



New to Resolume Avenue 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.

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)

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!

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.




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

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

What's new in version 6.1.3?

  • 10508 Possible crash crash resizing GUI
  • 11066 Load capture sources with a sensible resolution
  • 11334 Launching selected clips with Enter works only once
  • 11970 Alley UI is black on some laptops
  • 12021 WMV files rendered semi transparent in Alley
  • 12054 Text animator Rotation is displayed as radians
  • 12059 NDI output is black when composition is bypassed
  • 12068 Crash when opening Avermedia cn311-h capture source
  • 12083 Update to NDI 3.8
  • 12109 28.77 FPS DXV2 file shows and plays as 6000FPS
  • 12111 Avi with RAW UYVY codec plays in Alley with a wrong duration
  • 12127 Text animator doesn't show whitespace at start of a line
  • 12139 Fit/Fill/Stretch is not part of preset in Alley
  • 12147 Shift RGB no worky when animated in Zoom mode
  • 12153 Alley crashes when Startup Screen is visible and nudge shortcuts are used
  • 12168 Radial and Linear Cloner effects
  • 12186 Crash selecting audio input device, when the previous device had more channels
  • 12251 Japanese GUI & Help Translation
  • 12331 Transform Position Y Start Stop range doesn't follow composition size
  • 12374 Decklink outputs freeze after 24 hours
  • 12376 Crash in Advanced Screen setup doing undo-redo

What's new in version 6.1.2?

  • 11048 Text block launches on restart-reopen, with parameter values uninitialized
  • 11148 ND4 HAP files playing distorted
  • 11232 Aja U-tap HDMI doesn't list all available formats
  • 11245 Can't remove empty layers (anymore), deck switch always recreates them
  • 11322 Possible appcrash duplicating groups
  • 11504 Transitioning to a clip with overridden blend mode worky weirdy
  • 11550 duplicating AV file/clip can make clip beat count change
  • 11606 ASS BMD output sometimes not initializing with saved settings on Resolume restart
  • 11660 Denon clip doesn't launch again if clip was ejected before, and the offset of the clip is smaller than the deck position
  • 11715 Magewell XI100DUSB-HDMI only lists 60HZ progressive formats
  • 11741 Multiple clips are not launched when receiving note on for them at the same time with Free Layer target
  • 11770 Composition dashboard fold state not saved correctly
  • 11777 Relocating a single file takes very long in large compositions
  • 11906 "Column" is not translated any more if you set a color for the column
  • 11944 here show it djhpow
  • 11947 Possible memory leak playing avi file with ADPCM audio
  • 11953 Audio cracks in AAC files converted with Alley
  • 11961 Alley can't load tiff image sequences containing uint16 data
  • 11965 Layers and columns can get messed up after Collect with update current composition.
  • 11966 MM relocating single file to a file with a different name doesn't work
  • 11968 MIDI velocity output no worky for selected layer clip triggers
  • 11978 Alley is not code signed properly?
  • 11981 Scroll layers and clips into view not working for groups
  • 11983 Midi clock start/stop not effective
  • 11990 AudioFormatReaderFFMPEG fails at AAC
  • 11995 Converting image sequences can fail when folder contains metadata files
  • 12008 Deck select shortcuts move with the decks
  • 12011 Tempo controls repeat action when mapped to DMX and channel value changes to !=0
  • 12042 Thumbnail loaded from file is not keeping aspect ratio.
  • 12044 Crash trying to convert mp4 with lots of metadata
  • 12071 DXV playback is jumpy in AE CC2019
  • 12073 PNG with 'Gray' colorspace and Alpha channel shows white when played and yellow X as thumbnail
  • 12078 Some shortcut types for dropdowns no worky
  • 12107 Denon Prime 4 compatibility
  • 12130 Possible crash with Denon switching from a linked to an unlinked song
  • 12134 French Interface Translation (by Emeric Delavaud)
  • 12140 Possible crash when changing envelope preset

What's new in version 6.1?

The 6.1.0 release is a major point release, which means we added a big feature. As we announced a few weeks ago, we made it a lot easier to sync a prepared video set to the audio coming from the DJ.

If you work with a DJ that mixes on a Denon setup, you can sync every video in Resolume to every track on the players. You can read all about that in the manual. Suffice to say, this will make banging out those DJ intros and special show moments a piece of cake.

We also have a handful of bug fixes. If you're using multiply a lot, make sure you peek the warning below!

Multiply Mixer Warning

We fixed the jump cut when ejecting a clip from a multiply layer using a transition. The multiply blend now works the same as in Photoshop. So far so good! This also means that when using the multiply blend in combination with content that has transparency, the visual result will be slightly different, also in existing compositions. If you prefer the old look, you can disable the alpha channel in the content.


  • #11629 (closed) Make multiply mixer transparency aware
  • #11598 (closed) DMA Textures crashes with HAP q alpha
  • #11405 (closed) Crash loading certain TIFF files
  • #11609 (closed) Hue rotate after Iterate or Fragment not processing pre multiplied colors correctly
  • #11574 (closed) Fix Rings generator not outputting correctly premultiplied colors
  • #11573 (closed) Fix LineScape generator not outputting correctly premultiplied colors
  • #11571 (closed) Fix Lines generator not outputting correctly premultiplied colors
  • #11569 (closed) Fix checkered generator not outputting correctly premultiplied colors

What's new in version 6.0.11?


#10782 DMA Textures option in Video Preferences


#11410 Possible crash adjusting fixtures
#11131 Clip flashes last played frame on auto pilot launch
#11316 DMX inspector is initialized with random channel values.
#11333 Only write effect and ass preset files when they have changed
#11376 Resolume can have trouble starting without a valid audio output device.
#11139 Elgato game capture can't be opened
#11116 Alley name missing next to windows taskbar icon
#11403 OSC absolute values are broken
#11334 Launching Selected clips with Enter works only once
#11236 Layer Auto pilot on Random always launches the first clip in a deck you switched to
#11381 Possible crash on start with Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 and windows 10
#11413 Tiff files with accented characters in the file name can't be added to the composition
#10364 Gifs with alhpa have Alpha channel button disabled (greyed), switching off other channel removes alpha
#11425 Stingy sphere is black inside
#11485 Slice routed layers/groups duplicates not outputting any more unless previewed
#11351 "This.." target Midi shortcuts vs OSC "Only this..." shortcuts are behaving different
#11369 Clip Drag and drop doesn't scroll nicely
#11406 Possible crash trying to save an empty palette
#11294 Line stride is incorrect on DV capture via AV Foundation
#11415 moving clip In/out points with shift only moves the value of the one you grab
#11384 Cue points are not imported from R5 compositions.
#11455 Crash receiving an OSC message without a leading /
#11385 Midi feedback for multi option objects with multiple shortcuts is broken
#11389 Fix Distance50 mixer not outputting premultiplied colors
#11390 Fix PointGrid effect not outputting premultiplied colors
#11388 Fix DotScreen effect not outputting premultiplied colors
#11386 OSC ../connectspecificclip and ../connectspecificcolumn no worky over int 1

What's new in version 6.0.10?

#11072 Upgrade NDI SDK to v3.5
#10287 Appcrash opening ASS while outputting NDI
#10167 Hang starting NDI on windows with 2 network adapters
This one's a biggie. We upgraded the NDI SDK to their latest 3.5 release. This fixes quite a few edge case bugs and improves overall performance and stability.

#11380 Sphere Effect
Edwin created a new effect that creates an extrudable sphery thingy from your footage. Hooray for extrudable sphery thingies.

#11379 Fancy up the Colorize effect
He also added quite a few parameters to the Colorize effect. Because you can never have enough control over your colors.

#11378 Crash when showing watermark on very small composition
#11296 SMPTE Clip offsets are based on 25 FPS on composition reload instead of actual SMPTE frame rate setting.
#11292 instant app crash holding ALT and scrolling with mouse wheel while drawing output mask with pen tool
#11273 OSC direction controls have /in /out added to the addresses for the forward and pause buttons
#11235 Media Manager - File name column has maximum width, can't resize it to show the file names
#11231 BMD capture clip doesn't reconnect on composition open if the last used input connection is different than the clip's setting
#11200 Persistent Clip "This Clip" target shortcuts disappear after mapping
#11193 Multi selection: first clip's animated parameter overrides parameter values of other selected clips
#11192 Creating a new composition after a 16bpc composition leaves rendering on 16 bits?
#11177 Thumbnailing Solid Color not working properly
#11110 CMYK Jpegs don't load on OSX
#11077 Appcrash switching FFT input
#11028 Fixture routed from Group doesn't have Input bypass/solo and Input opacity checkboxes
#10748 appcrash loading corrupted screen setup preset
#10639 Setting composition frame rate to a fixed value makes CPU usage increase by 20-70% on an empty composition

What's new in version 6.0.9?


  • 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


  • 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?


  • 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?


  • 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?


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 4.6.4?

  • [FIXED] Crash when triggering clip before deck is loaded
  • [FIXED] Crash when contextual menu is open and active layer is switched
  • [FIXED] Crash when switching decks during transition
  • [FIXED] Desktop is shown for a moment when using cancel to exit the advanced screen setup
  • [FIXED] Invert toggle on AutoMask effect broken
  • [FIXED] Transition Mixer dropdown doesn't update when creating a new composition
  • [FIXED] MulitTask mixer no worky on 5.1.3 OSX10.10
  • [FIXED] Right clicking parameters in the advanced output changes their range to -1.0...1.0
  • [FIXED] Request for RGBAW color space in DMX fixtures
  • [FIXED] Right clicking a slice parameter resets it's value but does not apply it to the slice
  • [FIXED] Crash: Rotate a polygon slice in output map like a mad man
  • [FIXED] Distorted image when using odd sized image as a mask
  • [FIXED] Multiple point selection dragger gets perspective after dragging a perspective handler on a slice

What's new in version 4.6.3?

  • [FIXED] SMPTE value in status bar not working when SMPTE is set to 29.97 fps
  • [FIXED] High SMPTE Offset values are not picked up by GUI when SMPTE is set to 29.97
  • [FIXED] SMPTE offset calculation is broken when using 29.97 drop-frame timecode
  • [FIXED] When slices are snapped to the edge of the comp, edge blend wraps and gets applied on wrong part of slice
  • [FIXED] Disable Snap toggle button no wormy for polyslices and output masks
  • [FIXED] Clip In and Outpoints can get reset on composition reload
  • [FIXED] Still image duration not remembered after switching deck
  • [FIXED] Slice snapper snaps to a weird snap result
  • [FIXED] Mask corner point selection cycles to other slice or fixture when clicked
  • [FIXED] Can not load an output preset when you've never saved an output preset
  • [FIXED] Output preset name doesn’t get updated after opening preset and cancel
  • [FIXED] Undo breaks the transformer widget's outline
  • [FIXED] Multitask transition has a single flash of white on the right texture halfway through the transition
  • [FIXED] Audio track that needs to be relocated, still shows codec info and duration
  • [FIXED] Polygon slice "match input shape" works normalized, it shouldn't
  • [FIXED] Slice name sometimes has outline.
  • [FIXED] Problems with Japanese font rendering

What's new in version 4.6.2?

  • [FIXED] Crash during startup
  • [FIXED] Advanced screen setup and outputs not working in OSX 10.8 and lower
  • [FIXED] Bezier outlines rendering is broken
  • [FIXED] Certain blend modes still show white
  • [FIXED] SVG output does not take into account perspective warping
  • [FIXED] Crash when creating and deleting a fixture on Windows

What's new in version 4.6.1?

  • [FIXED] Master Fader & Composition Fade Out broken when using the output menu
  • [FIXED] Solid Color Effect Show Image parameter not working
  • [FIXED] Spout via Advanced output not working

What's new in version 4.6?


  • ArtPoll and Art-Net Unicast
  • Much lower memory usage when using still images and non-DXV movies
  • Load images as guides for in Input and Output mapping
  • Export slices to .svg
  • Clip Menu Item: Strip Audio
  • Type 4 space separated numerical values to enter a slice top, left, width and height coordinates
  • RGBA fixture colorspace
  • Maintain fixture scale and proportion when switching fixtures
  • Duplicate lumiverse
  • Button to toggle snapping
  • Multiselect and drag slices between and within screens
  • Roll over rotation range for slices
  • Mouse hover popup in DMX Output window that shows the channel value as a number
  • When deleting a column with an active clip, make the first clip in the column before it the active one
  • When moving a Slice mask completely outside of a slice, paint the slice outline red
  • When creating new fixture automatically start giving it a name


  • Blackmagic output broken in 504
  • Soft edge params are universal
  • Resolume does not accept Art-Net messages coming from the same computer
  • Twitch crashes on OSX when moving it from clip to layer or comp
  • Dragging a slice to a differently sized screen adjusts the slice's output width & height
  • RGBW(A) fixtures don't output the correct values.
  • Apparently there is now also a RevB for the Enttec Mk2
  • Unneccesary Undomanager memory increase
  • Alpha dropdown does not show on DXV content with alpha when Quicktime is not installed
  • Params missing from Slice multiselect
  • Slices are snapped without moving the mouse
  • Art-Net output already in use by different entry doesn't update its error message when the output is freed
  • Preview flickers on active clip with alpha
  • Massive FPS drop after loading a different preset or after undo
  • 360 softedging places the blend in the entire area outside the comp
  • Advanced output window covers all other system menus
  • Snapping works for only for slices on the selected screen
  • Enabling autopilot after clip has looped makes it jump to the target clip immediately
  • Softedge is applied on disabled slices
  • SoftEdge textures dont get updated when slice is moved through params.
  • DMX automap default value for Master Speed is off by 1
  • Soft edge has a black line.
  • Fixture is missing right click options
  • Use computer name as default node name instead of "Resolume"
  • Y Mirror Broken in Output
  • No right click context menu for masks?
  • CMD/CTRL-A in the Advanced Output gets passed to deck
  • Ghost rendering when resizing slice using transformer draggers
  • advanced.xml can cause Arena to crash on startup
  • Duplicate plugin folders are scanned twice
  • Reconnecting a clip with different length results in wrong playback speed
  • X,Y controls missing when editing the points of an input mask
  • Performance drops with a *lot* of slices
  • Windows version loads hidden osx files as blank clips
  • Clip preview is straight alpha, clip-in-layer preview is premult
  • Composition bypass doesn't bypass layer routed slice
  • No right click context menu for masks?
  • Lumiverse output appears empty
  • Fixture is missing right click options
  • BPM stops when resync gets triggerd by dmx
  • Can not move perspective point on output slice with keyboard arrow keys
  • Stingy Sphere on a layer gets the wrong viewport values
  • Time Remaining shows time till clip end, not till clip outpoint

What's new in version 4.5.4?

Fix List

  • #6259 Midi Clock is broken
  • #6258 Clips don't play when opacity is at 0
  • #5797 Japanese font rendering.

What's new in version 4.3.5?


  • Fixture Editor can reveal fixture files via Show in Finder / Explorer
  • Copy Slice(s) (ctrl + c) in slice right-click menu
  • UI indicates difference between output and input masks


  • Crash in Advanced Output when rebuilding the output device list
  • Crash when using escape with fullscreen output on screen 1   
  • Main interface shows empty in Chinese
  • ParticleSystem does not work correctly when being dragged from clip to comp when resolutions are different
  • Certain one frame DXV3 files don't play on PC
  • Selecting multiple slices sets the flip values to the same value
  • Resolume creates a folder named 'FixtureLibrary' in Documents
  • Drag and drop mask on composition doesn't work from Finder
  • Audio FFT input gain is not applied until preferences is opened
  • Buggy behavior when switching deck and triggering clips with midi/keyboard
  • External control on bpm tab can result in wrong bpm calculation
  • Bpm Sync Random cannot be retriggered / Cue points ignore BPM Sync Random setting
  • Drawing a 512 by 512 fixture in the Fixture Editor is really slow
  • DMX Automap PDF is updated
  • Remove "Universe 0" from DMX Mapping info window

What's new in version 4.5.2?


  • New effects: ParticleSystem, PolarKaleido and Sparkles (Thanks to Joris & Edwin)
  • Chinese interface translation by Antonio Sou (Thank you Ant!)
  • German interface translation by Walter Riemenschneider (Thank you Walt!)
  • Copy/Cut/Paste Slices & Fixtures (Thank you Spencer!)
  • Activate advanced output Pan Tool with middle mouse click (Thanks Elgarf!)
  • BPM ticker is highlighted on every 16th beat, starting with the 1st (Thanks Joris!)
  • OSC input can take doubles as well as floats (Thanks VUO!)


  • Inserting any USB device can cause Resolume to hang for a few seconds
  • Crash with USB display device on OSX
  • Enttec USB device support for OSX El Capitan
  • Edge blending applies wrong blending when slices get stretched out
  • Advanced Output defaults to nearest neighbor scaling
  • When in Output Transform tab, click through shouldn't select slices from other screens
  • Flash colors shown incorrect on El Capitan
  • User is prevented from entering same port for OSC input and output on the same IP.
  • Give some more info when trying to load an 4 screen setup preset in 5
  • Immediate deselect for warped slices
  • Advanced output UI does not like non-latin characters
  • Selection of Screen is heavy and causes output to stop for a moment
  • Remove 'Lumiverse 1' from the DMX input name
  • AV fader doesn't pick up A and V slider when controlled via dmx/osc/midi
  • Match Shape on multiple polygon slices
  • Improve copy naming behaviour
  • SMPTE offset for clip has wrong calculation when set to 29.97
  • Fixture editor doesn't function with non-latin characters in user name
  • Output masks are not re-rendered when reordered in the treeview
  • Scrambled Japanese characters in output setup.
  • Input mask outputs black on non-masking area instead of transparent
  • Only draw fixture contents if its Lumiverse is selected
  • Fixture Path is constructed from FileName, but our paths should only contain ASCII characters
  • Remove match output shape for DMX Fixtures
  • OSX Slice Copy/Cut/Pasting is intercepted by Mac Menu
  • Warping header is only visible when it has anything to show

What's new in version 4.2?

  • [NEW] Two SMPTE inputs
  • [NEW] DXV 3.0 Codec
  • [NEW] Respect Bypass on slices with layer input
  • [NEW] Mac QuickLook plugin to show DXV thumbnails and previews in Finder
  • [NEW] Show Display Info has more detailed info
  • [NEW] Deck focus is the default focus instead of Layer
  • [NEW] Noisy Effect, Noisy Blend Mode, Grid Effect
  • [NEW] New demo footage deck


  • [FIXED] Improved playback smoothness
  • [FIXED] Alpha not recognised in Animation codec
  • [FIXED] Improved support for APC20 and APC40 MK2
  • [FIXED] Smpte offset spinner doesn't work on clip level
  • [FIXED] Sources and effects not loading
  • [FIXED] Crashes with some corrupt DXV files
  • [FIXED] Double clicking a comp file still opens the last loaded comp
  • [FIXED] Blackmagic mini monitor crashes Resolume
  • [FIXED] Flash crashes with autopilot
  • [FIXED] Problems with rendering to DXV in After Effects and Cinema4D
  • [FIXED] Transitioning from a clip with less than 100% opacity, starts the transition at 100%
  • [FIXED] Alpha Type interpretation switches after save and reload
  • [FIXED] File codec and Alpha channel not recognised correctly
  • [FIXED] MirrorQuad renders black line with DXV files
  • [FIXED] Resolume reports screen size as 0x0
  • [FIXED] After creating a new composition, the blend modes of the previous comp are still shown
  • [FIXED] Improved Mac Pro multi screen performance
  • [FIXED] Wipe transitions up, right and left have a small jump at start
  • [FIXED] midi/osc/dmx mapping smpte delay is not possible
  • [FIXED] Decklink 4k rgb support
  • [FIXED] Memory usage increases slowly on audio files
  • [FIXED] Still images with custom duration values are reset after relinking
  • [FIXED] DXV Codec Compression type checkbox (in AE DXV Settings dialog) hit area size too small
  • [FIXED] Cannot load BMD4K device when Decklink is in use
  • [FIXED] When starting a comp with a BM device, it will default back to its first setting
  • [FIXED] Switching to a deck with an active BM device


New in Version 4.1.10

  • FIXED: Glitches and crashes with some clean aperture clips
  • FIXED: Twitch does not load correctly on PC and OSX 10.6.8
  • FIXED: Slice stacking order is reversed
  • FIXED: Alpha layer blend mode and Alpha clip transition do not work well together
  • FIXED: Flash crash on Mac when removing with X button on the clip panel

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Updates and Fixes in Version 4.1.9

  • NEW: Scroll to layer and clip when made active with shortcut
  • NEW: Disable scroll to layer and clip via Preferences
  • NEW: The playhead and In and Out points show their values in MM:SS:FF
  • NEW: When position x/y is animated, set default in and out points to comp size
  • NEW: When a monitor is lost, it is disabled instead of moved to the remaining monitor
  • NEW: Remember deck scroll position per deck
  • NEW: Show audio codec
  • NEW: Audio FFT Gain knob is midi mappable
  • NEW: Polish translation ( thanks to Marek Olczak! )
  • NEW: PolkaDot, Triangulate and Twitch effects
  • FIXED: Output doesn’t cover Menu Bar on second screen on Mavericks
  • FIXED: Alpha Transition crossfade
  • FIXED: [CRASH] Selecting a buffer size of 64 or lower gives spinning wheel of death on Maverdicks
  • FIXED: Black level compensation no worky
  • FIXED: Saturation filter doesn't actually saturate
  • FIXED: RGB Delay does not initialise the viewport correctly
  • FIXED: When show display and slice info is turned on, syphon displays show "no device"
  • FIXED: Screen (both interface and output) flash black when dragging a clip from the browser
  • FIXED: Syphon source does not have a duration
  • FIXED: No worky for different user on OSX
  • FIXED: On windows startup, the last layer is selected
  • FIXED: Position X/Y does not have a midi range for spinner
  • FIXED: Transitions are wonky when incoming clip is Syphon source
  • FIXED: Opening a VST ui for the second time gives a blank white window
  • FIXED: Composition Midi Map shortcuts for BPM Tap/Pauese/Resync/-+ are not saved
  • FIXED: SMPTE stutters after ~30 minutes
  • FIXED: Recording a file with special accents in the name did not save and load correctly
  • FIXED: Composition master opacity is multiplied with slice alpha
  • FIXED: Autopilot does not kick in at the right moment after scrubbing the playhead
  • FIXED: Bright line on edge blend
  • FIXED: Disable Quit Confirmation doesn't work on Windoze
  • FIXED: Menubar pops up when using a parameter from property panel in windows
  • FIXED: [CRASH] when creating a new comp when the advanced output is open
  • FIXED: Cursor no snappy on folded effects
  • FIXED: If Show in Finder/ Explorer is chosen, would be nice if the file is also actually selected
  • FIXED: Waveform zoom does not go away when switching to empty clip

A special note to people on OSX Mavericks: in some cases, Resolume’s performance would drop when the menu bar on the second screen was disabled via ‘Displays have separate Spaces’ in the Mission Control system settings.

Resolume 4.1.9 covers the menu bar automatically when you go fullscreen. So we recommend enabling ‘Displays have separate Spaces’ again in the System Preferences of your Mac.

New in v4.1.7

New Features

  • Enttec USB Pro MK2 support
  • SMPTE input visible in status bar (bottom right)
  • Increase SMPTE input delay compensation to -5000 and +5000 ms
  • Buffered effects (like Trails, RGB Delay and Stop Motion) now flush their buffer after 1 second

New Effects

  • Jitterbug transition - Like TimeSwitcher, only better.
  • Tint - Like Colorize, only better.
  • MirrorQuad - Like Mirror, only better

Improvements and important bug fixes

  • Flash no worky on the Mac. We now include the flash player in the .app bundle so on the mac Resolume does not depend on the flash player that is installed on the system.
  • Crash when creating new composition, resizing composition and opening midi map. This was a huge thorn in our eye for a long time. Luckily we were finally able to get our hands on a machine that had the problem, and we fixed it up good.
  • Implement latest Enttec DMX USB PRO API (ftd2xx.lib). This is tech talk that basically means we now speak the same language as Enttec themselves. Entteccian.
  • Layer Opacity 0 = Bypass. When the opacity of a layer is 0 it's not rendered anymore. This can give a huge speed improvement, especially on hi-res compositions with a lot of layers.

Bug Fixes

  • Strobe effect and plugin do not respect alpha
  • Hue rotate doesn't like pink
  • File relocating on PC
  • Repeatedly triggering a clip with the enter key and receiving midi causes a freeze
  • Having a slash in comp name doesn't save
  • Piano mode for beatloopr doesn't really work intuitively
  • Double clicking a comp file in Finder/Explorer still opens the last loaded comp
  • Soft-edge with 3 or more overlaps is broken
  • MIDI is acting weird again ( sigh )
  • Matrox capture source crashes arena
  • Windows SHIFT lock SHIT
  • Video card engine couldn't start when Wait for Vertical Refresh & OpenGL Triple Buffering is On
  • There's no place like, Dorothy

NEW in 4.1.4 Udpate:


[NEW] Trigger multiple clips with Enter
[NEW] Master and parameter BPM divide and multiply by two
[NEW] Show more fractional values on parameter when the value is selected
[NEW] Calculate number of beats based on length of clip and default BPM of 120
[NEW] Removed beats counter on toolbar because it had absolutely no purpose whatsoever
[NEW] Crop effect improvements, parameters have bigger range
[NEW] Mirror effect improvements, takes input left or right, top to bottom
[NEW] Norwegian (Norsk Bokmål) interface & help localisation

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