Update: Resolume 6.11 – Significant Speed Improvements

Update: Resolume 6.11 – Significant Speed Improvements

This update to Resolume Arena and Avenue lets you play even more videos at higher resolutions than before.

Resolume Avenue VJ Software

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

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Resolume Arena Media Server

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.

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What's new in Resolume version 6.0.11?

We dove under the hood to see where Resolume was spending most of its time, and improved that. A 2013 Mac Pro can now comfortably play 14 layers of 4K at 60 fps. Considering it had trouble reaching 30 fps with the same load before, that's a huge improvement!

resolume dma texturesSo how does it work?

There is a new option called DMA Textures in the Video Preferences. By turning this ON, Resolume can pass textures to the GPU directly. This results in significantly improved performance.

There are some caveats, so by default it's still turned OFF. You can let Resolume detect if your computer supports DMA by setting it to Autodetect. There are a few edge cases where it might work, even though we can't detect it (the Mac Pro with its dual GPUs for instance). In those cases, you can force Resolume to use it by turning it ON.

When Resolume doesn't correctly autodetect the setting (so turning it ON improves performance, but Autodetect doesn't), or if turning it ON gives you crazy results, let us know!

For all of you that love your numbers, turning this option ON also gives you a nice little system statistics display on the statusbar as well.


#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

You can download the newest versions here.

Or take them out for a spin with a free demo. (under Standalone/Host Applications)

Posted by Kim Sternisha