Video Slave 3 Pro Overview
Synchronized movie playback - simple and powerful
Video Slave 3 offers seamless playback of movies in sync to MIDI
Timecode. Video Slave 3 works with all major DAWs including Pro Tools,
Logic Pro X, Nuendo, Cubase and Studio One - or any other device that
can generate timecode as a source. Video Slave 3 can be used either on a
wired MIDI connection or through network MIDI.
Video Slave 3's sync engine provides stunningly fast locking times
and tight sync guaranteed: in many cases, it's better than using the
video engine built into your DAW. Let your DAW handle the audio and
use Video Slave 3 to do all the heavy lifting with video effortlessly.
Custom playback engine with GPU-supported rendering
Leverage the power of Video Slave 3 to playback all today's commonly
used codecs including DV/DVCPRO, Motion JPEG, Apple Pro Res, H.264, and
AVC Intra. The supported container types include QuickTime, MXF
(operational patterns Op1a and Op-Atom) and others. You can even use it
in stand-alone mode to audition video clips on the fly.
Stop wasting time transcoding movie clips to a format preferred by
your DAW. Simply drop the video clip into Video Slave, and it does the
rest. Our custom-designed video playback engine has been built to meet
the needs of audio/video professionals around the globe. Unlike other
solutions on the market, Video Slave 3 does not rely on the QuickTime
engine, crucial now that QuickTime has been officially deprecated by
Apple with OS X 10.9, and will disappear in a future update of OS X.
Video Slave 3 gives exceptional video playback, and saves you valuable time.
Overlays to transform your daily work
One of the core features of Video Slave 3 is flexible overlays,
enabling the superimposition of all types of visual cues over the
picture - useful in a whole range of scenarios. From simple on/off
overlays for timecode or feet and frames to timed overlays for
streamers, markers, flutters and ADR cues.
Timed overlays can be programmed directly within Video Slave 3, but
also imported from a file in many popular formats (CSV, SRT, STL, DBF,
ADR Studio Scripts, Pro Tools Session Info text files) or triggered
directly from your DAW or other MIDI-compatible equipment such as a
keyboard or trigger pads.
What puts Video Slave 3 ahead of the competition is the incredible
flexibility of its overlays. All the overlay types can be turned on or
off on an individual video device basis. This feature enables set-ups
where a voice talent or actor can view the video superimposed with
streamers, punches, and text, while the editor or director can focus on
the performance without being distracted by the visual cues.
ADR Recording taken to the next level
One of the brand new features in Video Slave 3 is its ADR recording
and management capabilities, tightly integrated with Pro Tools.
With Video Slave 3 it is easy to create new ADR cue events directly
from a timeline selection in Pro Tools. You can also modify the timing
of existing events, split them at the play-head or update them from the
current timeline selection, all at the click of a button. Define exactly
how each track should behave when rehearsing, recording and reviewing
in Video Slave's sophisticated mute/record matrix.
Let Video Slave name the tracks before recording, so you can find the
right regions immediately after recording. Export cues as CSV files,
let tools like Conformalizer handle the re-conforms and re-import the
cues again, or print a list of cues choosing one of Video Slave's
Video Slave is the only solution on the market offering ADR recording
features with a direct connection to Pro Tools as well as movie
playback to external video hardware - all in one application, giving you
unprecedented flexibility and professionalism.
Extensive video device support with unrivaled flexibility
Don't be tied to simple playback through your video display. Video
Slave 3 supports a wide range of video hardware devices from Blackmagic
Design and AJA. This includes Blackmagic's DeckLink, UltraStudio and
Intensity product ranges as well as AJA's KONA, Io and T-TAP devices.
Video Slave 3 also supports the Syphon framework which
allows you to share video frames with other software applications
easily. This feature makes Video Slave 3 the perfect companion for all
kinds of live performances.
Unlike some other solutions, using an external video device doesn't disable the internal display.
Video Slave 3 will show the video to all attached devices as well as
the inbuilt player view and will ensure that all the displays are in
perfect sync - a vital advantage in live scenarios. If this isn't
enough, Video Slave 3 offers an option to manually compensate for
display delays (such as when playing through a projector).
Custom movie export
An essential part of any workflow is the ability to export movies in
flexible formats for different scenarios. Ever needed to export a movie
with an added piece of music for the director? Or export a video with
your programmed visual cues to send to the scoring stage?
Now you can with Video Slave's new movie exporting features. Video
Slave 3 offers you the flexibility to select output options of video and
audio codec, include or remove audio tracks, and export range.
Professional audio capabilities
Video Slave 3 provides playback of all audio tracks on a movie with
up to 8 channels per track, as well as synchronized playback of
referenced external audio files. And best of all, there's no import or
Video Slave 3 will display audio waveforms and offer all
audio-related features you are used to on your workstation. This
includes routing to user-definable output busses, as well as standard
audio controls such as solo, mute, volume and pan on an individual track
Of course, Video Slave 3 will support all Core Audio devices and interfaces for playout.
Ease your workflow with playlists
Are you working on a reel-based feature film? Or a whole season of a
TV series? Or a bunch of commercials? Then Video Slave 3’s playlist is
just what you need.
Throw all your clips into the playlist and let Video Slave 3 choose
the right reel automatically, according to the incoming timecode. Modify
the movie's timecode or define an offset to position the movie in sync
with your DAW. Additionally, you can use Video Slave 3's new versions
feature to keep track of all the video files you receive from the
editorial. Create a version with all the different files of the same
scene or reel and keep them all in sight. Or switch back to an older
version quickly to find changes more easily.
Plays nice with others
Video Slave 3 works well with other software solutions such as The Cargo Cult's Spanner 3. The integration allows users to display pan positions from Spanner directly in Video Slave 3.
We will be adding more integrations with other software solutions very soon!
Video Slave 3 Pro Getting Started